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I did two minishoot days in the fall of 2021.

The first minishoot day was Sunday, September 26th, and the second was Saturday, October 16th. They were fab, and they're done for 2021. If you still need fall photos and would like to do them in the Public Garden, pop me an email and we can talk about how to make it work. I have some spots open in my calendar for full sessions ($460 vs. the $275 minishoot price) and I'm happy to meet you wherever you'd like for your full session. 

I'll be back in the Public Garden for minis in April & May 2022 - as always!

If you're interested in hearing about my 2022 minis, send me an email and I'll email you in February when I start booking my spring minis. 

 

Curious about what kind of photos I take in a 20 minute minishoot? I did a blog post all about one year's fall public garden minishoots here. A sampling of spring public garden minishoots are in this blog post.

 

Wait, can you tell me more about the minishoots at the Public Garden?

My minishoots are 20-minute sessions in the Boston Public Garden (offered to families with children who are all over one year old), booked on the half hour throughout one day each fall and each spring. This means I shoot 13 families during one day! Minishoots are $275 (compared to $400+ for in-home shoots), and include the shoot and access to the final images in a watermarked online gallery a few weeks after the session. As with all my shoots, every photo from the minishoot is presented in the online gallery in both b&w and color. Families receive access to the watermarked gallery with 25-40 final, fabulous-enough-to-be-framed images from one 20-minute minishoot. You can buy all the high-res files from a minishoot for $500 (compared to $750 for in-home shoots). You can also order just a few JPGs or prints or photobooks, whatever you'd like. All my print/product pricing is here.

Scheduling info for the spring minishoot

The date (and subsequent rain dates) for the spring Public Garden minishoot day is usually announced in February or early March, to my Facebook fans and in a newsletter to my subscribers. Normally I shoot the spring session on a weekend day in April or early May. When families request a Public Garden minishoot before I've announced the date, I add their email addresses to my "contact first" list, making them eligible to book first, before I've announced the date to the public. When I've already filled a minishoot day but get more requests, I keep a waiting list that gives everyone an equal chance to book a time if one becomes available. If a spot opens, I email everyone on the waiting list, and the first family to reply gets the spot.

Scheduling info for the fall minishoot

The date (and subsequent rain dates) for the fall Public Garden minishoot day is usually announced in late July to my Facebook fans and in a newsletter to my subscribers. Normally I shoot the fall session on a weekend day in late September or early October. When families request a minishoot before I've announced the date, I add their email addresses to my "contact first" list, making them eligible to book first, before I've announced the date to the public. When I've already filled a minishoot day but get more requests, I keep a waiting list that gives everyone an equal chance to book a time if one becomes available. When a spot opens, I email everyone on the waiting list, and the first family to reply gets the spot.

Background

Babies get older! It just happens, I know. My first love is taking baby photos, black and white, in their homes, capturing moments with those sweet little ones and their families in the first year or two when they're smooshy and delicious. Pictures taken inside during this first year make the most sense for many reasons, but as children pass their first birthday and start to explore their world, it's fun to go outside for pictures.

Why do you shoot so many families in one day?

My client database showed me that I've had over 1,800 photoshoots since I started my business in 2003—yikes! These guys just keep growing and needing more pictures, so I started offering Boston Public Garden minishoot days in the fall and spring each year because…
- I can devote most of my year's work to babies but also keep up with the demand for older children's photos. And…

- I LOVE seeing these guys grow up!  And…

- I discovered that when kids are older than 1 or 2, we can easily get tons of great pictures in a 20-minute photoshoot in a beautiful location outdoors.

 

Show me more!

More Public Garden minishoot photos and posts from the past few years are on my blog.

 

Or email me to reserve a time.