Great Family Portrait Idea - Holiday Mini Sessions

Sunday, October 13, 2013

What is a Mini Session?
A mini session is a great idea for family portraits.  It is a shorter version of a custom family portrait session with discounted prices. 
 In the case of these Autumn sessions, it is a time for families to get some great shots to use on holiday cards.  

Mini Sessions are offered on specified dates annually.

Arizona East Valley Minis are set for two Saturdays,
 November 2nd and November 16th.  Limited sessions available!

holiday mini sessions family portrait


Session Fee: $250 is due upon booking and Includes:
*the reservation of your session time for the designated Mini Session 
Date and Location

*15 minutes of Shooting Time

*15-20 individually processed images to be viewed in an online gallery available approximately 1 week after your session date. 

*5 digital images available for instant download + facebook timeline photo
*up to 40% off all printed or digital products ordered from the session

email Britain to reserve your time: britain@britainearl.com


Orange County Mini Sessions - Newport Beach, California

Thursday, September 19, 2013

I have barely had time to come up for breath to announce that the Orange County Mini Sessions are set for Saturday, September 28!  They will be held in a park setting in the Newport Beach area.  There are only 2 spots left.  If you are interested please contact me right away.  
autumn mini sessions

I have had such a great response to these sessions, and many of you have had some great questions, so I put together this post of frequently asked questions:
What is a mini session?
A mini session is a shorter version of a custom session with discounted prices.  In the case of these Autumn sessions, it is a time for families to get some great shots to use on holiday cards.  
How is it different from a custom session?
Unlike a custom session, the location is selected by Britain, the shooting time is much shorter, and shoot yields approximately 15-20 photos rather than the 30-40 usually in a custom session gallery.
Who can be photographed during mini sessions?
Mini sessions are open to adults, children, and even pets!
Can we do multiple groupings during our mini session?
We typically do more than one pose per session,but the sessions are too short to enable more than one grouping.  For example, in the case of a family of 5, you will get a few great poses of everyone together, and I usually fire off a few quick shots of each child.  In a custom session we would get all the kids in multiple poses, mom and dad alone, each child with each parent, all the girls, all the boys, throw in the grandparents even, we may travel to a second location, make a wardrobe change, etc. 
If you have a variety of family combinations, we would be happy to schedule a custom session for you.
When are mini sessions offered?
Mini sessions are offered throughout the year in Arizona, and usually 2 times a year (Spring/Fall) in Southern California.  
How long is a mini session?
The photography session usually lasts 15-20 minutes.  
When do I place my order?
Your online gallery will be emailed to you one week .  And will remain live for an additional week.  Your Mini Session fee includes up to 5 hi-resolution digital images which will be available for instant download from your gallery.  Additional print and digital packages will be available for purchase at a discounted rate.  
What is the session fee?
The $250 session fee reserves your date and time, and includes up to 5 hi-resolution digital images, with a limited copyright release.
How much money can I save?
You can save up to 50% off our custom session pricing.  The Session fee alone saves you 50% since our custom sessions do not include digital or print products.  Additionally, digital images and prints are available for purchase at up to a 40% off.  
What if we miss our scheduled time?
We understand that sometimes the unexpected happens and you miss your appointment.  We ask that you please contact us as soon as possible and we will try to reschedule.

California Here I Come! {CA Family Photographer}

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Dear Californians,

I am planning my annual Fall Mini Sessions, and I'm wondering where you would like me to be?  I will be in Southern California the last week of September/first week of October.  Please let me know if you'd prefer Sept 28th or Oct 5th for a mini session day in your area.  I'll take your responses into account as I plan my travels, and announce firm dates/locations next week.

Sincerely,
Britain (insert happy dance here)

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LDS Baptism Portraits {Gilbert Photographer}

Monday, May 6, 2013


since i have a soon to be 8 year old, it it so much fun for me to capture this special time in a child's life.  dressed in her beautiful white dress (that her talented momma made her), we headed into this field for some beautiful portraits.  this Saturday, Meegan chose to be baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  what a great example she is to her 3 younger siblings.  
lds baptism photography {Britain Earl Photography} Gilbert Photographer

lds baptism photography {Britain Earl Photography} Gilbert Photographer

lds baptism photography {Britain Earl Photography} Gilbert Photographer

lds baptism photography {Britain Earl Photography} Gilbert Photographer

lds baptism photography {Britain Earl Photography} Gilbert Photographer

lds baptism photography {Britain Earl Photography} Gilbert Photographer

lds baptism photography {Britain Earl Photography} Gilbert Photographer

lds baptism photography {Britain Earl Photography} Gilbert Photographer

lds baptism photography {Britain Earl Photography} Gilbert Photographer

lds baptism photography {Britain Earl Photography} Gilbert Photographer

lds baptism photography {Britain Earl Photography} Gilbert Photographer

lds baptism photography {Britain Earl Photography} Gilbert Photographer

lds baptism photography {Britain Earl Photography} Gilbert Photographer

lds baptism photography {Britain Earl Photography} Gilbert Photographer

lds baptism photography {Britain Earl Photography} Gilbert Photographer
thanks for choosing me to capture these baptism portraits.  i am so proud of your decision. 

7 Heaven {Chandler AZ Child Photographer}

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

as i am reviewing 2012, and getting ready for this girl's 8 year old photo shoot, i feel compelled to share her 7 year old session!  it was so much fun.  i love spending some creative time with my kids.  i always let them set the tone of the shoot by picking their favorite outfit and location.  this time, Anna chose to wear the birthday dress her gandma gave her.  she also wanted to be downtown, since last year we stayed inside.  

i think we make a great team:
child portraits {Britain Earl Photography}

child portraits {Britain Earl Photography}

child portraits {Britain Earl Photography}

child portraits {Britain Earl Photography}

child portraits {Britain Earl Photography}
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child portraits {Britain Earl Photography}

child portraits {Britain Earl Photography}

child portraits {Britain Earl Photography}

child portraits {Britain Earl Photography}

child portraits {Britain Earl Photography}

child portraits {Britain Earl Photography}

child portraits {Britain Earl Photography}

child portraits {Britain Earl Photography}

child portraits {Britain Earl Photography}

child portraits {Britain Earl Photography}


so happy to share this fun child's portrait session!

Baby Violet - {Newborn Portraits}

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

i can't believe it's been over a year since this little cutie was born, and i NEVER blogged this adorable newborn!  this is my sweet niece, and one of my favorite newborn sessions.  (not just because she is my sweet niece, but because she was the easiest baby!)  

this first shot was just a fluke, she was laying on this blanket while i set up my backdrop, and there were these blocks laying around.  i found what i needed and took a test shot.  then, my little helpers Charlie and Colin took the blocks and i could never spell here name again!  
Newborn Baby Photography {Britain Earl Photography}
 but the rest of the session was a dream, with a dreamy baby. 
Newborn Baby Photography {Britain Earl Photography}

Newborn Baby Photography {Britain Earl Photography}

Newborn Baby Photography {Britain Earl Photography}

Newborn Baby Photography {Britain Earl Photography}

Newborn Baby Photography {Britain Earl Photography}

Newborn Baby Photography {Britain Earl Photography}

Newborn Baby Photography {Britain Earl Photography}

Newborn Baby Photography {Britain Earl Photography}

Newborn Baby Photography {Britain Earl Photography}

Newborn Baby Photography {Britain Earl Photography}

Newborn Baby Photography {Britain Earl Photography}

Newborn Baby Photography {Britain Earl Photography}

Newborn Baby Photography {Britain Earl Photography}

there is nothing more precious and more fleeting than a newborn baby.  i am so happy for the opportunity i get to capture newborn portraits.