APRIL 2020

Spring Mini Sessions


Book a spring mini session in the blooming wild flower-filled Arizona desert!

Desert Wildflower Spring Portrait Sessions

Sunday, April 19, 2020

20 Min Sessions  |  North Scottsdale desert locale |  $350



  • Includes a 20 minute session with Jennifer to capture a range of posed and some candid images

  • Includes a gallery of approx 40-60 watermarked images presented in an online gallery

  • The package price also includes your choice of 6 complimentary high res images from your full gallery to download with the copyright release.*

*You always have the option to purchase more images ala carte, including the entire gallery after you see your images.

Extra image downloads are $25 per file.


Frequently Asked Questions


What can we expect from a Mini Session?

Mini sessions with Jennifer Bowen Photography are shorter portrait sessions (20-25 minutes) and are offered only in the spring or fall on specific dates at specific times in a set location. They are ideal for:


•  Smaller families (less than 6 people - larger groups click here)

•  Families with young children who wont sit long

•  Families with teens who will quickly get bored with photos, or adults in general ;-)

•  Families with husbands/dads who quickly get bored with photo taking ;-)

•  Maternity portraits

•  Couples or newly engaged who just want a few great portraits


They are not suitable for newborn photos, families wanting our more lifestyle experience with lots of candids, larger groups, or high school seniors. Those sessions typically need at least a full hour, or more.

How do we reserve our spot and pay? And how soon should we book?

Sessions are booked first-come, first-serve, so we recommend locking in your spot as soon as you can.  Here is how you do that:


  • To book, select the time slot you want above and click it. It will email me that time and date in the subject line (please don't change the subject).  Then, in the body of your email, ideally give me one back up time because sometimes people book the same time slot at the same time.  It also helps to share how many people will be in the group and any ages of children.


  • I will email you back to confirm I have that spot available and then send you the online agreement for you to sign, which also includes the online payment link for your deposit of $150.  It's super quick and easy! You will be considered officially booked once we receive both the signed agreement & your deposit.


  • We ask that you please complete your booking within 24 hours.  After that amount of time, if we do not receive the contract & deposit, your slot will be released back so it may be  booked by someone else. 


What if I need to cancel my session? 

Deposits are non-refundable because we turn away others who want that time & date, but if you need to reschedule, your deposit will be applied towards a future portrait booking if used within 3 months of cancellation.



I receive ALL the final high res images with my session right?

The basic Mini Session pacakge includes five (5) high res files that you can download, not ALL of the images from your session.  But you can opt to buy all of them ala carte if you wish.


After your session, you will receive your online proofs from your session, presented in a web gallery. The proofs are watermarked.  However, the watermark comes OFF your five (5) complimentary images once you choose and download them -- as well as any additional images that you purchase ala carte.  Your gallery is basically an online store, so you can buy what you would like from there.


  • Additional high res files (watermark free since you are buying the copyrights to use them as you wish) are $25 each, or 5 for $100.


  • You can also buy the entire set of images, physical prints or wall art, coffee table albums, or mini gift albums right from your online gallery. Pricing is included for each item in the gallery.



What is the turnaround time for our proofs?

We will post the edited proof images to your online gallery within 5-8 days (depending on the production backlog) and email you when they are ready to view.  You choose your 5 freebies and download them. When you open them on your computer, the watermark will be gone, and the image file will be a full size, high res JPEG. The same applies to any other images you choose to add to your shopping cart and purchase.


Physical prints (like 5x7's), take about 2-3 days to print and ship from our professional lab.



Join now



by joining the newsletter mailing list


Hover over the time you would like and click it; this will open an email request to me.


(If it is no longer available, it will be in faded out italics.)


(please In the body of your email dont change the subject line), please tell me the following:


1. A back up time and date, if possible, for you.

2. How many people will be photographed, and the ages of any children.

Jennifer will confirm available session times with you within 24 hours tops.


Once we confirm your spot is available, Jennifer will send you an online agreement and payment link for your deposit of $150.

Because Mini Sessions are in high demand and book very quickly, we ask that you kindly confirm your spot within 24 hours by completing the agreement and paying the deposit. 

Once the signed agreement and deposit has been received, the session will be officially locked in for you.

The final balance will be charged the day before the session (and can be set up automatically, or manually, by you.)


Since Jennifer relies on word of mouth marketing, we'd love if you share our work with your followers! To say thank you, you can take $25 off your session cost by doing the following before you pay your final balance:


1.  Follow us on Instagram or Facebook (bonus for Pinterest too!)

                   - AND -


2. Share a photo she has taken off you in the past and mention something about your upcoming session. Make sure tag the photo so we see it, or mention our handle.


                  - or -


3. Choose a photo from Jennifer's Instagram feed or website that you like or connect with and share about your upcoming session with Jennifer. Make sure tag the photo so we see it, or mention our handle.


Now onto the fun part! 


First, try not to stress about this part and email me if you need any suggestions or feedback on outfits you are planning on. I'm here to help!



Trending colors for 2019:

  • Cinnamon (or rust colors)

  • Deep reds like merlot & burgundy

  • Shades of orange

  • Peachy tones

  • Deep dusty rose

  • Deep greens like forest or dark emerald

And these shades of blue


You can also visit my Pinterest boards here for inspiration and ideas on planning outfits for family photos.