What are "mini sessions"?

A mini session is a portrait session that typically lasts about 20-30 minutes and is a lower investment than the classic portrait session. These sessions take place at specific time slots at a pre-determined location and are run back-to-back. A week or so after your session you will be able to select your favourite images from a gallery of edited images.

It’s the perfect way for new clients to get a taste of my film photography style before booking a full session or for a returning client to get a portrait 'refresh' and who'd love to have just one or two extra prints for the wall to record littles one who grow so fast! It can even be a way for those with busy schedules to squeeze in time for some quality photos. It's also a lovely way to invest in yourself and try out how fun a beauty or boudoir session can be! 

When and where are your next mini sessions?

 Mini sessions will be held at the following dates and locations;

  • Studio Ladies Day, Beauty or Boudoir,  8th October
  • East Coast Park Family Day, Maternity, Baby or Family, 4th November

Please note, as these are run back-to-back, if you are more than 15mins late your slot will be moved to the end of the session run. No refunds are given if slot time is missed and client is unable to wait until rescheduled time.

How flexible are these sessions? How many people can there be? Can we add locations?
Mini-sessions are ideally for 4 persons maximum. There is a short amount of time to work with therefore it's best to keep the subject count to a minimum. If you want to include more friends, grandparents or other loved ones, or would like to use a specific location or need a longer shooting time I recommend booking one of my classic portrait sessions.

When will our gallery be available?
I will be shooting with analogue film so it takes a little longer than usual as I wait for the film to be developed and scanned to digital image by the lab. I will aim to deliver your gallery of photos 7-10 days after the session.

Can I get my hair and makeup done?
Absolutely! However as I will be shooting back to back sessions, you will need to come at your allotted time already made up and ready to go. Please buffer at least 20-30 minutes extra for your hair and makeup as it often takes a little longer than expected! I recommend Valerie from Tang Yong Makeup -  http://tangyongmakeup.com/ 

For the Ladies day at the studio how many outfits should I bring?
As it's a short session, one outfit and two to three poses is likely what we can fit in. However I will have beautiful plain silk robes from Bells and Birds available to use for free to quickly change the look should you wish. There are also patterned and lace robes available to purchase and use during the session.

How much do mini sessions cost and what does it include?

Mini sessions are $495sgd and include;

20-30 minute session with Chen | Analogue film | Receive your ENTIRE gallery as Mini A6 size Proof prints! | One high resolution digital image also included

Extra digital images can be purchased @ $60sgd per image. Package deals are available if you would like to purchase all the digital images in the gallery.

How do we reserve our session?
Sessions are booked on a first come, first serve basis. All bookings require full payment to secure the date/time of the session. Please fill in the form below to start your booking!

Have more questions?

Simply email photography@chensands.com

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