Limited Edition Mini Sessions

2017 Limited Edition Mini Sessions

The When, Where, Why and Everything Else You Want to Know!

Why choose a mini session?

A limited edition mini session is perfect for you if:

  • you only need a handful of images to choose from and one or two subjects
  • you’ve recently had a Signature Session and just want to update a child’s portrait for their birthday, or you need a new headshot, etc.
  • you just need a few images for a specific purpose: gift for someone, holiday cards, commemorate a special holiday
  • you’ve never had a Signature session and just want a “taste” of the Vanessa Kay Photography experience.
  • you are in love with one of the special locations or themes offered only during the limited edition mini sessions!

Because of the special pricing offered, mini sessions are not meant to replace a fully customized portrait experience and are only available on the dates and locations offered here! The exception to this is if you can pull together at least 3 other subjects/families/groups that would like to join you in your own mini session date, location and theme!

Now you know the why...here's the when and where!

I will be offering six limited edition mini session events this year. See below for details and dates!

Spring Mini Sessions

Located in South Orange County, corner of Oso and Nellie Gail

ONLY 8 SPOTS AVAILABLE! {4 each day}

Bonneville Salt Flats {Utah}

I-80 Westbound Rest Stop, near the Utah Nevada border {111 miles from Salt Lake City}


Dog Days of Summer

Canyon Park, Costa Mesa


Christmas in September

Laguna Beach

Only 6 spots available!

Halloween Costume fun!

Canyon Park, Costa Mesa

Only 12 spots available!

Holiday Card Mini Sessions

Laguna Beach and Irvine Regional Park

ONLY 10 SPOTS AVAILABLE! {5 on each day}

Package 1

Basic intro package, upgrade to a higher package at any time!
  •  20 minute session
  • 2 full resolution files with printing rights
  • Save $225

Package 2

Most popular package!
  •  20  minute session
  • 5 full resolution digital files with reproduction rights
  • $200 print/product credit
  • Product credit can go towards: prints, canvases, wall art, albums, mini albums, cards, jewelry and more.
  • Save $575

Package 3

Deluxe package & best value!
  •  20 minute session
  • 10 Digital files with reproduction rights
  • $400 print/product credit
  • Product credit can go towards: prints, canvases, wall art, albums, mini albums, cards, jewelry and more.
  • Save $1150

Book now!

Fill out the contact form, call me at 949.478.3147 or email me directly at vanessa@vkayphoto.com

Limited spots available. Contact me now to grab one!

Are mini sessions only available on the dates and locations shown above?

Mini sessions at these prices are only available on the scheduled dates – however individual mini session packages are available at custom dates and locations as well as full sessions. Inquire for details.

How do I know what times are still available?

I’m working on getting an interactive calendar up, but for now just ask and I’ll let you know what dates and times are still available! Times are limited to take advantage of the best light!

If I purchase a basic package now and wish I had gotten a bigger one after I see the images can I upgrade?

Yes, you can always upgrade from one package to a bigger one!

Will there be props available or can I bring my own?

Yes and Yes! I will have a few popular props available such as flower crowns, balloons, and some boxes to sit on – but if you have something in mind and want to bring your own- such as a wagon, or your own favorite flowers, that’s totally fine too! When you book, let me know if you have a particular vision for you session! Just keep in mind that a 20 minute session goes by very quickly and so there won’t be lots of time for prop and outfit changes. That would be more suitable for a Signature Session.

When should I arrive for my session?

Because mini sessions go so fast, I would plan on arriving at least 15 minutes before your start time to make sure you can find me and also to familiarize yourself with the area, and settle in.

How many images will I have to choose from?

Mini sessions usually generate between 10-15 proofs to choose from – usually much closer to the 15!

What is the difference between a mini session and a Signature session?

Mini Sessions are much shorter and smaller versions of a Signature session. Less time means less images to choose from and less flexibility on choosing your own location or time. Packages are also less expensive than Signature sessions. Mini sessions are great for if you want to give my services a try to see my style fits yours or if you just need a quick updated photo – for a kid’s birthday invitation, personal head shot, etc.

What if I want a product not offered in the mini session package? Can I order additional products?

Yes, I have some special add-ons only available with limited edition mini sessions and my regular products are available as well. See section below for special limited edition add-ons!

I have two (or more) horses I want photographed. Can I include them in the mini session?

Yes, but because it’s hard enough to photograph one horse and rider in 20 minutes, I will need to do an extended mini session. The fee for adding on each additional horse is $50.

How do I reserve a mini session with you?

You can click on any of the book now buttons to pick your package, but also feel free to email me about locations and time slots as well!

Products available with packages or as add-ons!



Gold or Silver - $95

Beautiful Locket

Each locket comes in your choice of gold or silver, includes a photo on the front sealed in a permanent resin, a photo inside, a 24`` matching chain, and a black velveteen pouch.


Brag Books

Come in sets of three! $150

Pocket Albums

These wallet sized albums feature all of your favorite images from your session and come in a set of three! Pocket albums have quickly become a client favorite and the perfect choice for grandparent gifts. They also happen to be our favorite proud parent bragging option and it's easy to see why! Just slip one of these beauties into your purse, briefcase or diaper bag and show off your loved ones to friends and co-workers at a moment's notice!


Framed Fine Art

Custom sizes available

Framed fine art prints

This product is totally customizable. Your favorite image printed on beautiful fine art paper, with torn edges, and mounted inside a beautiful frame! This is a true conversation piece to be proudly displayed in your home or office!


Framed Triptych

Available in Packages 2 & 3

3 prints framed to 20x10

Choose your three favorite prints from the session to be matted and framed together in a series of three. Best if all images are horizontal or all vertical.


Greeting Cards

Many sizes available - starting at $75 set of 25

Note cards or greeting cards

From senior portrait announcements to birthday card invitations or just thank you cards, these beautiful cards are printed on the finest art papers and come with envelopes. Choose from thick felt, metallic pearl paper, art recycled or fine art linen among others. 5x7 is the most popular size, but many size and boutique shapes are available. Inquire for details.


Album Blocks

It's like an album - for your desk! $325

Album Blocks

Create a rotating display of Fine Art Mounted prints. Includes a beautifully crafted solid wood base in 4 colors or stains. Ten mounted panels from your session printed at 5x7`` or 8x8``. Perfect for when you can't decide which image you want to display most!


Accordian Album

Included in package 3

Accordian Book

A great little Folio Book, sized 4.5 x8 inches with 7 page panel inside. Perfect for sitting on your coffee table or desk and featuring all of your favorite images from your session.



Fine art Gallery wrapped, custom sizes!

Gallery Wrapped Canvases

Your image is lovingly printed on archival fine art canvas and wrapped around wooden stretcher bars. It comes ready to hang, no frame needed! This classic presentation is always a favorite!



Contact me for a custom quote.

Fine Art Paintings

Your favorite image from your session can be digitally painted and then transferred to canvas or fine art paper. Brush stroked are applied to finish. Available in many different styles of painting - you'll work directly with me to get a look and finish you love! Quotes are dependent on size and materials. Finished off with a beautiful framed or on canvas wrapped around stretcher bars. This product is truly a custom work of art!

Book now!

Fill out the contact form, call me at 949.478.3147 or email me directly at vanessa@vkayphoto.com

Limited spots available. Contact me now to grab one!