I'm Hannah B, wedding & portrait photographer based in New York State. I'm a lover of intricate details and story telling- both visually & through writing. Here you will find glimpses of my life as a photographer, wife, mama, dog-lover & Chick fil-A obsessed creative!
Every spring, I release my mini session calendar for Western New York and y’all…. it is FINALLY here!!! It always takes some strategic planning between my travel schedule and shooting weddings on the weekends during busy season, so I appreciate everyone’s patience over the last few weeks as I’ve planned these sessions!
Without further ado, here is the 2019 Mini Session Calendar for WNY!…
In case any of that writing is too small for you to read on your smartphone, tablet or computer, I’m going to highlight a few key points for you! :)…..
-Mini sessions are booked on a first come, first serve basis through email. Upon your inquiry to email@example.com, I will put you on the schedule for the available date of your choosing! You will then receive an invoice for your deposit!
-A $50 downpayment is due at the time of booking to lock in your session. This is a non-refundable retainer fee that makes things officially-official!! If you do not pay the retainer fee, I will sadly have to give away your spot to the next person in line or someone on the waiting list!
-Due to a busy wedding season, I am offering less mini sessions than ever before. Normally I offer two days of summer and fall minis, but this year I’m limiting it to one each. (I’m so sorry; I love all of you and only wish I could fit in countless minis each year!)
-These will be the ONLY time I’m offering mini sessions in 2019. So I know that it’s really early to be thinking about fall or winter/Christmas sessions, but I’m trying to share this information with you so we can all plan ahead! 🙂 Once again, here are the mini session dates:
Saturday, August 3, 2019
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Saturday, November 9, 2019
and Sunday, November 10, 2019
-In case of inclement weather, I have left days open on my calendar to reschedule these mini sessions. The rain date for summer minis is August 10. The rain dates for fall minis are October 6 or 7. And the rain dates for winter minis are November 16 & 17.
-PLEASE be mindful of the rain dates, as well, when booking your session! I try to avoid rescheduling at all costs, but sometimes this area has less-than-cooperative weather and we are forced to do so!
-Mini sessions are held in the Western NY/Northwestern PA area. I’ve done them in Warren, Youngsville, North East, Erie, Findley Lake, Clymer, Panama, Lakewood, Jamestown, Westfield, etc! Any and all of these towns/cities are potential for this year’s sessions!
-With that being said, official locations are not chosen until 1-2 weeks before the sessions take place. I will email you with ALL the details and information you could ever desire. (If you’ve been part of these before, you know exactly what I’m talking about! In true Hannah fashion, I go all out with the details!)
-I realize that the moderately-last-minute location decision can be a little inconvenient, but I will tell you why I do it! I really like to scout my locations based on the time of year, weather, foliage, etc! So believe me when I say it’s all for the sake of beautiful final images! 🙂
-Mini sessions are 20 minutes in length, scheduled every half hour. I generally shoot in the afternoon/evening if at all possible! Minis are always the 3-4 hours leading up to sunset, as this is when light is the most flattering and best to work with! Again, this is a decision made with you and your gorgeous images in mind! (No one wants harsh shadows and squinty eyes in their photographs, right?!)
-You will receive 25 edited images in an online gallery within 2 weeks of your session! 🙂 These images are yours to download, save, print and share! So you will receive the digital files and a print release!
-As much as I’d LOVE to capture all the big extended families, mini sessions are really meant for immediate families/groups of 8 or less! Couples, children, dogs, etc are all welcome! (Bonus points if you’re “golden” people; the more golden retrievers the merrier!) 😉
Any questions? Feel free to ask away!!! I am an open book!! I can’t wait to capture you and your loved ones this year! Here’s to an incredible 2019!!
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