so many thanks to all those who signed up this year.   i started with approximately fifty slots, they booked up quickly and i ended up adding nearly fifty more. i couldn't squeeze everyone in, but i tried!  if interested in booking for next year, please check back august 1st 2018 when the fall calendar is released.  if i did take your family's photos this fall, please let me know what you thought of the minis, the sign up process and any else via my contact page. oh and, thank you thank you thank you again! MERRY CHRISTMAS. xox, tarin 

Holiday Mini Sessions

Q.  How long is a Holiday Mini Session?

A.  Holiday Minis last approximately twenty minutes.  That is not a whole lot of time, so please arrive on time, dressed and ready to go!

Q.  How much does a Mini Session cost? 

A.  $250, this is inclusive of taxes and the rights to your edited digital images. You can pay at the time of your session with cash, check, venmo, or credit card (there is a 3% processing fee if paying with credit). There is no deposit required at signup. 

Q.  How may photos will I get?

A.  Approximately a dozen edited high resolution images. 

Q.  How long will it take to get my photos back?

A.  Your high resolution files will be available for download within two weeks of your session date. 

Q.  Where will the sessions be held? 

A.  Where your session will be held is dependent on your registration date:

Sessions taking place on 9/20, 10/11, 10/18 and 11/29 will be outdoors at the Dallas Arboretum. We will meet at Cafe on the Green! **JUST ADDED 12/2 images from this session will be back within five days.

Sessions on 9/10, 9/16, 9/29, 10/1, 10/7, 10/8, 10/15, 10/20, 10/29, 11/2, 11/5, 11/7, 11/11, 11/12, 11/29 and 12/3 will be outdoors at Lakeside Park, Dallas. ***JUST ADDED 12/1 images from this session will be back within five days. 

Sessions taking place on 11/18 will be in studio at the Lumen Room, also in Dallas.

Q. There are no available time slots left that work for me, HELP!

A.  As session dates fill up I will add time slots, but please send an email to letting me know.  I will do my best to accommodate you.  

Q.  What should my family wear? 

A.   I'd say stick to lighter colors but avoid solid yellows/reds/oranges.  They don't work well with lots of skin tones.  If you're having your family photographed, do not put everyone in all white or matching (it just looks a little dated).  I'm a big fan of small prints. Hope that helps!

Q.  I want to book a different kind of session (family, newborn, event, commercial...etc), how do I do same?

A.  Please complete the form on the CONTACT page or email to book like usual. The signup below is ONLY FOR HOLIDAY MINIS. 

Q.  Something came up and I cannot make my scheduled time, HELP!

A.  Please email me at or call me at 214.499.6410 as soon as possible.