Looking for Valentine's Day mini session ideas? We've collected several photo ideas, using some of our most popular Valentine's Day photography backdrops. If you're not offering Valentine's Day mini sessions, there are several reasons why you should!
Mini sessions are a win-win for you and your clients. You’ll be able to generate profits by scheduling several back-to-back sessions in a single day, and you’ll also have the opportunity to expand your portfolio. Your clients will enjoy the opportunity to get quality photographs at prices well below what they usually would expect to pay. Mini sessions are also a great way to get a lot of clients in the door during your slow season, while creating excitement about you, your studio, and your artistry.
If you're offering two Valentine's Day photo backdrop options, offer them on different days. This will minimize the set up time and save you space. Remember, mini sessions are not your typical portraits sessions. They are "mini" portrait sessions. This means a shorter session (15 - 20 minutes), one outfit and 15 - 30 images to choose from. Be sure to let clients know what is included in the package upfront. The length of the session, outfit changes, backdrop options, how many images are included, etc. How many children can be in each session? Will there be an extra charge for additional children? How much is each additional photo? Make sure that you do not give away a full portrait session at a mini session price.
Don't over shoot but be sure to create a variety of different images - from full-length to close-up, and different angles (of each child) - so that you'll be able to sell more images. Offer a limited amount of images in the package and charge $25 (for example) for each additional image so that you can up-sell. If you shoot a large variety of images, parents will not want to leave any images behind. If the images are too similar, they'll only choose the one they like the most.
Don't forget to market your Valentine's Day mini sessions in advance, on social media, your blog and with a newsletter. Hazy Skies Designs offers Valentine's Day mini session templates, which will allow you to quickly get your marketing material done so that you can focus on your sessions.
We hope you find some inspiration in the Valentine's Day mini sessions below.
The Queen of Hearts backdrop is for photographers with limited space. The props are printed on the making, making this a fast set up!
The XOXO and Hearts photo backdrop is so cute for kids. It comes with the balloons printed on the backdrop, allowing for a quick set up.
Doodle Hearts Valentine's Day backdrop for pictures.
This Valentines photo backdrop is Cupid's Arrow. We love this backdrop to the moon and backdrop!
The Hello Love Valentine's backdrop is a must have for Valentine's Day!
Celebrate love with the True Love Valentine's Day backdrop.
We're crazy for the Crazy for You backdrop for Valentine's pictures.
You'll be seeing hearts for days with the Mi Amor backdrop.
Cupid, draw back your bow! We're in love with the My X's and O's Valentine's Day photo backdrop!
With all my hearts :) :) :) The Red Bokeh Hearts Valentine's Day photo background is a classic.
The Rouge Ensemble backdrop is perfect for those who want a quick and easy set up!
Love is so sweet, just like the Sweet Shoppe photography backdrop!
Create the sweetest portraits with the Candy Hearts Valentine's Day photography backdrop!