Mini Session Prep Guide - Tonya Hurter Photography

Locations & Session Details 2019

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Mini Sessions are for immediate family up to 6 people. 

Extended family sessions are encouraged to book full portrait sessions. 

Studio petite sessions are not for extended family.


All images turn around within 7-14 days.  After the session is over, you will be sent a number of images to choose the images that you have purchased.  Then I will edit those images and send you an updated gallery with the finished images.

Princess Petite Sessions - $95

August 9, 10 

*10-15 minute sessions - 5 Digital Images with a print release. (High Resolution Jpegs) with the opportunity to purchase more.  Studio located in Morrisville  

*Covers up to 3 children. If additional children past 3, please book an additional time slot and you will receive the additional images


Back to School Portrait Fundraiser - $25

Half of all proceeds will go to an organization to purchase backpacks & school supplies.

August 24, 5 Minute Session

Includes one images with a special overlay and one without.

Session intended for one child.  Book additional slots for additional children.Morrisville Studio.


Discounted Early Fall Family Mini - $175 (Normally $199)

9/28, Location to be determined - SOLD OUT

*Possible location - Suggs Farm/Bass Lake Location will be updated August 10.

*25-30 minute sessions - 10 Digital Images with a print release. High Resolution Jpegs with the opportunity to purchase more

*For immediate family

$99 non-refundable retainer (booking fee) plus tax with balance ($76) due the week before the session.  


Fall Family Mini - $199

10/19 -  Historic Oakview County Park - SOLD OUT

11/2 - JC Raulston Arboretum - SOLD OUT

11/9 - Sears Farm Road Park - SOLD OUT

*25-30 minute sessions - 10 Digital Images with a print release. High Resolution Jpegs with the opportunity to purchase more.

*For immediate family $99 non-refundable retainer (booking fee) plus tax with balance ($100) due the week before the session.


Fall Fun Petite Sessions (Children Only) - $95 - SOLD OUT

With Mums, Pumpkins, & Hay With or Without Costumes 

10/12th & 10/26th at Bond Park

+ $50 due at time of booking. $45 due at session.

+ 10 Minute Sessions, 5 Digital Images with the opportunity to purchase more.

+ Children Only


Polar Express Petite Sessions - $95

11/8 & 11/9, Morrisville Studio

*15 minute sessions - 5 Digital Images with a print release. (High Resolution Jpegs) with the opportunity to purchase more.

*Covers up to 3 children.  If additional children past 3, please book an additional time slot and you will receive the additional images of that time slot.


Santa is Coming!- $95

11/16, Morrisville Studio

*10 minute sessions - 3 Digital Images with a print release. (High Resolution Jpegs) with the opportunity to purchase more.

*Covers up to 3 children.  If additional children past 3, please book an additional time slot and you will receive the additional images of that time slot.


In Studio Holiday Family Petite Sessions - $95

11/16, Morrisville Studio

*15 minute sessions - 5 Digital Images with a print release. (High Resolution Jpegs) with the opportunity to purchase more. For immediate family only.


Outdoor Holiday Mini Sessions - $120

10/26 & 11/17

*15 minute sessions - 6 Digital Images with a print release. (High Resolution Jpegs) with the opportunity to purchase more. F

or immediate family. NC Sales Tax is additional.


Pajama Bed Petite Sessions - $95

11/22, 11/23 & 11/24, Morrisville Studio

*15 minute sessions - 5 Digital Images with a print release. (High Resolution Jpegs) with the opportunity to purchase more.

For immediate family. NC Sales Tax is additional.


In Studio Holiday Family Petite Sessions - $95

11/30, Morrisville Studio

*15 minute sessions - 5 Digital Images with a print release. (High Resolution Jpegs) with the opportunity to purchase more.

For immediate family. NC Sales Tax is additional.


Rain dates for fall and outdoor holiday...10/6, 11/3, 11/10



Preparing for your Mini Session

Arrive Early

Arrive 5-10 minutes early to give yourself plenty of time for last minute issues that may arise.  Mini Sessions are scheduled back to back and any amount of time that you're late will directly impact the length of your session and number of images you may receive.

What To Wear

I know planning what to wear for your photo session can sometimes be stressful but I don't want you to stress!  When picking out your outfits, pick out the outfit for the most difficult to dress person first (almost always me!) and then plan everyone else's outfits around that one.  

Remember to plan colors and patterns as if you were dressing one whole person.  Too many patterns are really busy for the eye when looking at a group.  For my family, if I use a pattern, it's only for one person.  Check out this Pinterest LINK with some beautiful ideas for colors and  sample outfits for a whole family.

Bright reds, shiny reds and magentas, and oranges can often leave a color cast on the person's skin standing next to the person wearing it or the person wearing it.  There's no guarantee that I can edit that out.

Have fun!

Relaxed parents families = Beautiful portraits!

I may have a little pocket full of smarties to hand out to (aka bribe) age appropriate kids but if you prefer me not to, just let me know.


Remember if you are helping to make the kids smile to stand nice and close to the camera! 

Gallery & Delivery

All sessions will be delivered by an online gallery.  The digital images are high resolution and you will also have a print release to print where you prefer.  The wonderful thing about the gallery is it's also connected to my professional printing lab so that you can order prints through my lab if you prefer.  I will receive your order and then personally send the files and order to the lab to be mailed to your house.

Special theme minis will be delivered within 7 days.

Fall and Holiday Minis will be delivered within 7-14 days.

I will select the best out of the best and if there are more than the amount of images that come with your session then I will upload the total amount to the gallery and then you will favorite the digital images you want.

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