Mini Sessions Vs. Lifestyle Sessions

I often get asked what the difference is between a Mini Session and a Lifestyle Session. First of all, for those unfamiliar with the term ‘Lifestyle Session, ‘ it is just a term given to any photo session capturing life, but in a more natural setting and often less formal posing.  Sometimes these are particular milestones like expecting parents, the addition of a new family member, a growing family, a family reunion, a recent engagement or whatever else you’ve got going on. Sometimes it is just because it is time to get some killer photos since those selfies just aren’t doing it.

So what exactly is the difference between a Lifestyle Session and a Mini Session?



Location:  1-2 locations anywhere you like. Travel is free between Ladysmith and Parksville. A small travel fee on anything beyond. We will also be able to explore the location(s) more extensively.

Availability: Unless I am already booked it can really be whenever you like. We can take advantage of a certain time of day incase the light is more ideal or the location is less busy.

Length: 90-120 min

Number of Photos: 35-40+

Session Fee: $345

Proofs (watermarked low resolution for sharing on Facebook – not printable): All proofs included for free

Printable Full Resolution Digital Files: $195 for all full resolution unwatermarked files OR $15 for individual files.

Prints: All professional prints, canvases and acrylics are available to order through your own personal online gallery.



Location: 1 predetermined location that will be chosen by myself where all sessions will take place.

Availability: Limited availability on a few dates a year and limited number of spots on those days.

Length: 30 minutes

Number of Photos: 15-20

Session Fee: $119 (up to 6 people)

Proofs: (watermarked low resolution for sharing on Facebook – not printable) – Same as Lifestyle Sessions

Printable Full Resolution Digital Files: $99 for all full resolution unwatermarked files OR $15 for individual files.

Prints: Same as Lifestyle Sessions (see above)

*Trash the Dress Sessions are not available for mini Sessions due to the sophisticated creation and careful setting up.

Both options will be an amazing experience and allow me to create stunning imagery, but offer some different advantages. You can contact me at or 250-714-1612 to book your Lifestyle Session or inquire about Mini Session availability.

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