Mini Photo Sessions

No Time? Tight Budget?

Mini photo sessions are brief photo shoots geared towards clients on a strict budget with little time who need a headshot (typically from the collarbone/shoulders up). The mini portrait session provides for one image with no retouching (processed but not retouched) and typically a quick turn around (24-48 hours). Files are delivered electronically at This is a no frills session available at the in-house studio only.

Additional options (e.g., delivery via usb, second color profile, prints, full size digital, multiple looks, different backgrounds, retouching) are available at the a la carte pricing menu.

If you think you’d like more time and more image choices along with retouched images, check out the Consolidated Portrait Pricing plan which starts at $194. It’s a great value for those who think they might want to try out different looks – formal and casual – and have up to 2 hours of shooting and a retouched image. Sessions are by appointment only at the in-house studio in Lombard.

Mini Portrait Session Details:

  • 15 minute session, in-house studio only
  • 1 look
  • 1 background
  • No retouching
  • 1 1024 pixel (short side) optimized digital file (JPG) exported in a specific color profile (sRGB or AdobeRGB)*
  • Electronic delivery via (You download the digital file when it becomes available; instructions and sign-in are provided in the notification email with attachment.)
  • 1 FREE 1024 pixel sRGB watermarked digital file licensed for your use on social media at sites like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. Note: Watermark may appear in different colors. Varies by image.
  • Files are generally available within 48 hours for you to download
  • Additional options are available via the a la carte pricing menu (e.g., USB delivery**)

* The digital file is provided in a specific color profile based on how it will be used. If the file will be sent to a professional printer choose AdobeRGB. If the file will be uploaded and used on the internet, choose sRGB.

Sample FREE watermarked file, JPG, processed but unretouched – Janice D Nelson Photography, Plan: Mini Photo Session


A la carte Pricing
Consolidated Portrait Plan
Scheduling a Session

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