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Hey Friend......

I am Janel a Virginia based travel adventure couple and elopement photographer. 

I am so glad that you have landed on my mini session guide page. I want to try and answer all your questions about what qualifies as a mini session, what the experience looks like, the booking process and just make it as streamlined as possible!

Meet Janel
Christmas Tree Ornament

date: saturday, december 2, 2023

rain date: sunday, december 3, 2023

time slots: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

location: heritage park blacksburg, va


all about mini sessions

Mini's are perfect for:

Families with young children who may not be able to last a whole session. This includes husbands who refuse to sit for a whole hour. Includes immediate family only, you can book two mini's together and get a couple combined shots though. 


Couples dating, engaged, married, or in between), wanting photos for holiday cards, save the dates, and so on!


Pet sessions can be good for updating just a few shots of your pets. Not for on location or cherished companion sessions.

Business owners looking for a few fresh headshot updates to keep things recent for their biz.

Maternity mama's can be a good fit for mini sessions, especially if they are just looking for pregnancy announcements, gender reveal, or just a few shots of their growing belly. Not available for newborn sessions as it's just not enough time to get the shots you are looking wanting.

People who just don't have a lot of time to spare for a full photo session but really want to get their pictures updated.

Girl, you know me so well
Gimme all the deets

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The Mini Session Experience Includes:

20 minute session

15 high-res digital images

1 outfit

print release

1 pre-selected location


Date: December 2, 2023

Time: 2-5 pm

Location: Heritage Park

Blacksburg, VA

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Sample Galleries

The Christmas Tree Farm Mini Session Experience Includes:

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20 minute session

15 high-res digital images

1 outfit

print release

1 pre-selected location


Date: 11-18-23

Time: 2:00 - 5:00 pm

Location: Valley Green Christmas Trees

Radford, VA

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the process

choose your time

Choose the time slot that works best for you to get started.



sign & pay

A contract and invoice will be sent to you, once completed your slot is officially booked.

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session day

Time to relax and enjoy while I capture some priceless memories for you.



get gallery

I will post some sneak peeks for you and two weeks later you receive your final gallery.

Session Experience

Frequently Asked Questions

how many images will i receive?

Your mini session includes 15 high-res edited digital image downloads! This is the sweet spot for a 20 minute session, and we can get plenty of great moments in that time. You will have the option to buy more images if you want them!

what if i need to cancel or reschedule?

Upon booking your mini session, you are confirming that you're also available for the set rain date. There will not be an option for rescheduling on another date for your mini sessions. If we have to re