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2021 Fall & Holiday Mini Sessions | Yountville | Ventura | Ojai

Updated: Nov 4, 2022

They're back!

It’s that time of year again when I’m super excited to announce the most popular sessions of the year. Fall and Holiday Mini Sessions! They sell out quickly so this year I’m opening up more locations and dates, including NEW LOCATIONS.

These shorter sessions are perfect for busy families who want to update their family portraits and create stunning holiday cards for their family and friends.

Locations & Dates

This year’s Mini Session Season will be held at 3 new gorgeous outdoor locations in Northern & Southern California.

Northern California

Southern California

  • Ventura beach location - bluffs and trails overlooking the Pacific: October 16 & 17

  • Ojai Nature location: October 23 & 24 / November 6 & 7

*Ventura and Ojai locations are new this year!

Contact me if you're interested in a location that's not listed here.

family mini session at a nature are in ojai, ca

A special gift for you!

Amidst this digital age we live in, I believe it's important to have beautiful tangible memories to enjoy and cherish for many years to come so I am including an 8x10 professionally printed portrait with my mini sessions this year. It’s my gift to you!

2021 Mini Sessions include:

  • Session Prep guide (PDF), everything your need to know for a successful mini session, including wardrobe advice & tips

  • 20-minute outdoor session for up to 6 immediate family members (larger groups must book 2 back-to-back-sessions)

  • Private on-line proof and ordering gallery

  • 3 high-resolution digital files at 300 dpi, printable up to 8x10

  • 1 professionally printed 8x10 gift portrait, printed on archival quality paper and mounted on 1/16" substrate, ready for framing

  • Optional online Holiday Card ordering through

  • Additional digitals, prints sold separately

How to book your 2021 Holiday Mini Session

It's easy-peasy. Click the start booking link below and fill out the contact form. Type in your preferred date/location in the message box. You'll receive an email with the available time slots for your chosen date. Once you accept the available time slot, you'll receive an email with links to:

  1. a contract/model release to review and sign,

  2. an invoice for $225 (plus sales tax), which is due in full upon receipt in order to secure your booking, and

  3. a brief client questionnaire to help me plan your session.

And that's it! You're then ready to enjoy your session! *You can see Booking and Rescheduling Policies here.

I can't wait to see familiar faces returning again this year and I look forward to welcoming new families to create gorgeous new memories for! In the meantime, here's a little look back at a few highlights from our Holiday Mini Sessions from last year ...

One more thing …

Even though I’m fully vaccinated, I am still observing local social distancing protocols such as wearing a mask within 6 feet of others. I will be using telephoto lenses again this year, which definitely keeps me at a distance. I want us all to have a safe and fun session so we can all enjoy the holidays this year.

I hope you enjoyed this post and the photos from last year's Mini Session Season. I'd love to help you create beautiful memories this Holiday season. Contact me to reserve your mini session spot.

About the Author

Laurie "LoLo" Spencer is a lifestyle and portrait photographer based in Southern California specializing in emotive photography for families, couples, maternity and newborns.

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