Rebecca Leigh Photography in Ellicott City, Maryland
ADDITIONAL MINI SESSION TIMES will be added before or after existing sessions on various dates throughout the season. Locations may vary, and sometimes require a permit fee. Click here to see some options in October and November.
Where: Centennial Park ALL BOOKED & Howard County Conservancy ALL BOOKED
When: October 19th, 2019 (Rain-date October 20th-same time slots) Centennial Park
October 26th, 2019 (Rain-date October 27th-same time slots) Howard County Conservancy
Please ONLY sign up if you can make BOTH the planned date AND rain-date!
No Refunds for not being able to make the rain-date.
Great for Family portraits, Maternity portraits, children portraits
I bring my camera and you bring your fun, playful attitude for authentic images!
Session: 20 minute session with 5 minute buffer between clients
Please contact me when mini sessions are full or to schedule a mini session on another date
Within two days of signing up for your session, you will receive a digital contract to sign within four days.
And the $100 plus tax, non-refundable retainer fee can be paid by using credit card with the linked invoice. The Digital file Collection amount of $75, $150, or $225 will be due upon gallery delivery, and can be paid using credit card, cash, or check (made payable to Rebecca Leigh Photography). The digital files are discounted in the above Collections and are normally $20 each when purchased a la carte from your gallery after the session. Digital files are delivered through a password-protected online gallery via download and you have print release and rights to share on social media. All galleries will have a minimum of 30 images from which to choose your Collection.
Cost: STARTING at $175
Signed contract and $100 plus tax, non-refundable session retainer fee to book.
Retainer does not include digital files for download or print products.
Choose Digital file collections for download upon gallery delivery
During your Session
Thank you for your interest in Rebecca Leigh Photography! Mini sessions are the perfect option for families (of 6 people or less) who want an updated family portrait and individual portraits of their children. Your gallery will have many beautiful images from which to choose your digital file collection for download. You can expect full family portraits, siblings, individuals, mom+kids, dad+kids, and even a few candid moments. If you have toddlers, keep in mind that they are usually more interested in moving, so these sessions will be very active, rather than sitting still for portraits. With young children, it is normal for your family portraits to be more candid in nature, but that doesn’t mean we can’t try for that one shot of everyone smiling at the camera, toddler willing! We want to have fun and if you relax, I promise we will get some images that you will love. I bring along my “Bribe Bag” to use at your discretion. It includes stickers, small toys, smarties, and Dum Dum Lollipops. The candy should be saved for after the session if at all possible. Nobody likes photos of kids chewing and drool dripping down their chins! Or maybe you do! Parents are welcome to offer items to motivate young children or reward them after the session. I recommend puffs, plain cheerios, or non-staining bite sized candy such as smarties or mini marshmallows. Don't be shy to ask me for something in the bribe bag. I am often focused on camera settings, lighting, and location, so feel free to ask if you can pick something out of the bag for your child if it will help keep their attention.
Before your Session
When the session date gets closer, I will provide details on where to meet me at the location. I recommend arriving about 10 minutes before your scheduled session time to make sure you find parking and have time to get situated. The session length is 20 minutes and I have 5 minutes in between clients as a buffer. I will do a weather check, up to the day of the session. I will make a decision the day of the session to reschedule if there is rain. I will make the final call at the time that I would have to leave my house to get to the location before the start of the sessions. If rain is in the forecast, I will keep you posted. Please add my email to your contacts so these important updates don’t go to your spam folder. Coordinate your outfits for the best overall look in your portraits. Outfits do not have to match, but should look nice together. See more details in What to Wear in Family Photos below. View Style Collections by Rebecca Leigh Photography, to get some ideas. Also, you can google the topic on what to wear for family photos. Please dress for the weather and location so that you feel comfortable during the session.
After your Session
Much of the work I do takes place after your session. I select the best images, and bring them to their full potential. Once you view your online proofing gallery, you will let me know which digital collection you will purchase for download. Each individual image you select for your digital file collection is hand edited for color/tonality and retouched for skin blemishes/scratches, etc. In the event that your images need additional retouching within the normal scope outlined in your contract, your proofing gallery will be presented for you to make selections before this additional editing/retouching is completed. This makes the editing process more efficient and allows you to receive your gallery sooner. For proofing galleries that need skin retouching, you will use the heart icon to "favorite" your selected images and send me a note that you've made your selections. If your selected images don't require additional retouching, they will be ready for download as soon as payment is received and I am able to provide you a download link. Your online, password-protected gallery will be ready within 2 weeks post session. You will have the option to purchase more digital files for $20 each, as well as professional prints and products.