5 Reasons to Book a Mini Session for Your Pet

You may be wondering, “Is a mini session right for my pet? Why would I want to book one?” If you’re uncertain whether a mini session is the right choice for you, here are my top five reasons why you may want to consider booking a mini session for your pet.

1. It’s convenient and quick.

Because of the shorter session length, usually ranging from 15-20 minutes, mini sessions are ideal for many four-legged friends. Whether you have a puppy with a short attention span or a senior dog who may not have it in him to do a full hour session, these sessions are just long enough to allow me to capture the best parts of your best friend without taxing your pet mentally or physically or requiring you to block out a full day in your schedule. Pet parents love the convenience of these sessions!


If the thought of choosing from upwards of 30 images of your pet sounds overwhelming, a mini session may be the way to go. While an typical Bark & Gold session can yield anywhere from 15-35 images, a mini session delivers high quality without the high quantity by providing you with only the very best of the best, making it easier for you to choose your absolute favorites.

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3. You’ll walk away with BEAUTIFUL PRODUCTS.

Mini session fees typically include your session time with your photographer as well as some type of signature product. Think small gift prints, holiday cards and ornaments, and mini accordion albums, all of which mean added value. My mini sessions offer limited edition products, which are only available at certain times of the year or during certain events.

4. it’s an unbeatable deal.

For professional pet photos, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better deal than with mini sessions. They not only offer considerable savings off traditional sessions, but may also include exclusive offers on a la carte products, providing more bark for your buck on additional prints you may want to order following your session.

5. it’s PawFECT for DOCUMENTING your pet’s life.

You’ll be surprised by how much your pup will change in his first year! Because mini sessions are often offered a few times throughout the year, they’re perfect for documenting these subtle changes that seem to fly by. Booking multiple minis each year is a fun and affordable way to remember your pet’s various stages and physical changes. (Just compare the cost of several full sessions in a year to two or three mini sessions.) How neat it is have photos of your puppy growing up or three seasonal shots of your longtime companion.

Mini sessions are offered only once or twice a year. Spots are limited to six per day so reserve your preferred time early! Keep in mind that a mini session is not a full session. If you desire an extended session, let’s talk about scheduling a full session at a location of your choosing at a time that works best for your family.

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