A Not So Mini Family Session in Seattle


Seattle families who return to my calendar year after year are some of my favorite people. Often, they come back because of milestones or special occasions like welcoming a new baby. For this returning client, she wanted to document their time together as a family of three. We didn’t need a full session for this photoshoot because I knew we could achieve her request in half the time. It was a not-so-mini session that perfectly captured their precious moments.

A Mini Location in Seattle

We chose a nearby location with minimal travel time to document their family of three. This year, I’m focusing on capturing family moments in unassuming spots around Seattle that people often overlook. I can always suggest a time with flattering light for everyone.

A Mini Stroll along Lake Washington

We achieved this half-hour family session within one spot just a few feet from their parked car. I drive past this park almost every day on my way home, and it’s always so pretty and fairly empty of crowds. On a clear day, you can see views of Mount Rainier and, of course, Lake Washington. A touch of nature for your outdoor family photos always sets the tone for a relaxing and laid-back family photoshoot.

We can do a lot in under an hour

Half sessions like this are great for smaller kids with short attention spans or for parents who prefer a shorter time slot. My mini sessions run 15 minutes and are perfect for studio portraits capturing that picture perfect holiday card for family. I like to call these not-so-mini family sessions “half the time.” We set the locations in various spots in the heart of Seattle and limit them to 30 minutes. We work semi-quickly, but the pace is still relaxed enough to achieve at least 20 images—just enough for a photo album or a gallery wall arrangement in your home.

Easy online booking

Every family has its own rhythm and schedule, and I’m more than happy to adapt to that. If you’re looking for a Seattle family photographer who values authentic, fun, and memorable sessions, I’m here to make it happen. Whether your session is a mini one or a full-fledged adventure, I’m excited to help you create and preserve those sweet family memories.

So, if you’re ready to explore Seattle and capture your family’s unique story, let’s connect! Your not-so-mini session might just be the highlight of your year. Ready to book a half session? Visit my online booking page for these sessions here.

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with love,
Maria Alcantara