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Balboa Family Mini Sessions

By on May 5, 2016

Did you miss out on the Coronado Mini Sessions? We found such a beautiful spot on the island. Right now the purple Jacaranda trees and my favorite bougainvilleas are blooming. They made for a gorgeous backdrop for this Coronado mini this past weekend. Mini sessions are fast and furious but we can still capture a lot in a short amount of time. And, I have 3 slots left for my Balboa minis on June 11th so if you are bumming out that you missed it, there’s still time to sign up for Balboa.

Balboa Mini Session Details

3 slots left
20 minute session
8-12 images
Online gallery and download
Print Release
Special event product pricing
$250 suggested donation


Here’s a look at some of the images we captured for this Coronado mini:

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What are you raising funds for?
A larger dream of mine is to be a humanitarian photographer and this summer I am taking a vision trip with Africa New Life Ministries and If:Gathering to Rwanda! Proceeds from these mini sessions will go directly to fund this trip for me. If you’d like to read the full story behind the trip, you can read that here!

How do I book a time slot?
You can follow the Book Now link or call or email me! 619-430-0943 or

Is there a limit to the number of people?
I’d rather not put a limit on it but usually more than 5 people = chaos for a 20 minute mini session. So, see above about making the most out of your mini session and I would love to focus on smaller intimate groups. 

How do I make a donation payment?
A mailed check would be awesome! I will happily take a credit card as well but credit card fees slowly eat away at fundraising efforts. :) We can talk about what is easiest for you and where to send your donation when we book your session. 

What if I need to cancel or I fail to show up for the session?
So, this is one of those hard discussions and I’m so hesitant to make it donation based because of past behavior of people that aren’t as respectful of my time. Please just know how important this is to me and be respectful of my time. When you book a time slot, you are committing to it knowing that if you fail to show up or cancel at the last minute that is $250 that I won’t be able to recover for this mission trip. 

Will you run any other mini session specials this year?
There is a small chance I may add another date in June depending on demand. Mini sessions in general are a rarity for me though so scoop them up! I try to only schedule them for special fundraising efforts.

What products will be available for purchase?
16×20 Lagniappe Canvas
30% off for this special event! These are seriously gorgeous! You will want to just stand in front of it and stare. :) 
Event Price: $336, Regularly: $436 

16×20 Fine Art Print – 30% off
Event Price: $189, Regularly $270

Do I have to purchase products?
Your mini session includes your high resolution digital files and a print release. You are not obligated to purchase through me. For gift prints, I recommend going through a trusted lab such as I cannot guarantee any prints not made through me including color and quality. If you are looking for a stunning piece to hang in your home, this is when I recommend splurging on a professional print through me. And I cannot recommend the Lagniappe canvas enough. So incredibly gorgeous. 

Do you still have questions not answered here?
Please feel free to call or email me. 619-430-0943 or


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