2022 Fall Mini Session Round Up

Fall mini sessions near me by Alison Bell, photographer. Family of five in a sandy field with tall grass

2022 Fall Mini Session Round Up | Virginia Beach Mini Sessions

Fall family photos are all about those Mini Sessions! Instead of creating a single post per round of minis, I’ve gathered all the mini sessions in one place so you can see it all!

Mini sessions are 15-20 minute sessions

More time does not equal more value because more time never made anyone cry less, or have more fun! Weather your kids are grown and cooperative, or super young and uncooperative, its perfect for simple updated family photos, cake smash, maternity, high school seniors, milestones, or Christmas card shots!

Yes! 15 minutes is enough!

More time is not more value. My mission is to leave you asking, “That’s it?!”

Fast. Fun. Done.

Dad is going to be pleased and you’re going to be shocked I got so many happy faces so quickly!

They happen at pre-determined dates and locations.

Get on the Waitlist now to get them in your inbox as soon as they’re released! Be sure to drag it to your primary inbox so you don’t miss it!

Mini sessions happen roughly once a quarter, sometimes more often in the busy seasons.

Fall Mini session fall into two categories:

Pleasure House Point Mini Sessions

In 2022 I took a new approach to fall mini sessions.

Pleasure House Point at the Brock Environmental Center is SUPER popular with very limited spacing. Its incredibly dynamic in that dozens of photographers can be there and almost not get in anyone’s way.

Its so popular that on Saturdays, my overflow parking spots are full! So, to combat that I went another route:

Thursdays.

Yup. I only did one round of mini sessions on a Saturday this year and it was the slowest to book! But the Thursdays filled easily – I was surprised!

There were fewer people, easy parking, and the time slots were pretty manageable before the time change in early November.

I will 100% do Thursdays again for Pleasure House Point!

*That means get they’ll be in October so make sure you’re getting emails when booking opens next year!

Pleasure House Point Mini Photo Session at the Brock Enivronmental Center in Virginia Beach By Alison Bell, photographer
Pleasure House Point Mini Photo Session at the Brock Enivronmental Center in Virginia Beach By Alison Bell, photographer
Pleasure House Point Mini Photo Session at the Brock Enivronmental Center in Virginia Beach By Alison Bell, photographer
Pleasure House Point Mini Photo Session at the Brock Enivronmental Center in Virginia Beach By Alison Bell, photographer
Pleasure House Point Mini Photo Session at the Brock Enivronmental Center in Virginia Beach By Alison Bell, photographer

Christmas Truck Minis

Christmas Truck minis were such a sucess last year, I offered two dates! But that’s where it got tricky.

In order to have two dates, each with a weather back up date and plenty of time to return them before holiday rush, we started before Halloween!

That’s right, the first date of Christmas minis was October 29! Ironically it was fuller than the November 12th date!

One client even ran the Wicked 10k the morning of October 29 and was dressed in Christmas fancy by 2pm for photos! Talk about whip lash!

I set up a 1953 Chevy Studebaker at Great Neck Park and deck it out for Christmas

Christmas mini sessions with a classic truck in virginia beach at Great Neck Park
Christmas mini sessions with a classic truck in virginia beach at Great Neck Park
Christmas mini sessions with a classic truck in virginia beach at Great Neck Park
Christmas mini sessions with a classic truck in virginia beach at Great Neck Park
HEY! I'm Alison, Your Fun And Hilarious Family & Newborn Photographer!

I'm a South Carolina native, USMC spouse, and recovering homeschool mama of a four boy circus. Bring me your crazy!

After 11 years of photographing families all over the world, I've realized my clients aren't printing their images. We go through all this work to get dressed, coordinated and then let those photos die on the hard drive.

No more!

There's nothing easy about family photos but I'm here to help you with every step from what to wear to printed in your hands whether thats an album or wall art. I want you to Make your people the rock star of your house!

You'll be reminded of what really matters every day when you see the giant prints of your crew laughing on your walls every. single. day.

Currently stationed in Virginia Beach, Virginia photographing families all over the Hampton Roads area from Suffolk, Norfolk, Chesapeake and the Eastern Shore all the way to Portsmouth and Elizabeth City!

Follow along on the Gram at @alisonbellphotog or reach out today!

I find joy in chaos. The louder, the better! I'm a USMC spouse, South Carolina native, recovering homeschool mama of a 4 boy circus. They've taught me the most important facet of family photography: KEEP IT FUN!

about Alison

contact Alison

categories