How To Book a Family Session on a Budget


One of the biggest roadblocks when it came to booking my own Family’s Portrait session is that I’ve always considered it “out of budget”. I never thought that we would be one of those families that booked a portrait session for $1,000, but there I was at the beach with my kids & husband in front of the camera! So that got me thinking… if we could afford this session- a family of 4 that at the time made around $50,000/year, how could I help other families understand that they could, too?

A few tips that I have when it comes to booking a Family Session on a budget!

Don’t pay for everything at once!

 MEP (Miranda Eorio Photography) offers payment plans because I understand that your family has bills to pay! While your family portraits are so important & valuable, other bills do exist. Use 1 paycheck to put down your deposit and then break up the remaining balance over 2 or 3 paychecks.

Book a Mini Session

If you’re not a fan of full sessions for any reason we offer Mini Sessions 2-3 times a year! This allows for families to receive a small amount of portraits while not sacrificing quality or their experience! These sessions are significantly less expensive than a full portrait session, and we spend approximately 10-15 minutes together.

Book an Extended Family Session!

More family members but you’re paying less money- how does that even work? Because when you’re booking an Extended Family Session you’re bringing together your brother & sister, parents, and children! That means that you can spread the payments out a little bit more! When you offer to book a portrait session you could split that 3 ways (or at least between all of your siblings!)

Have you considered booking a session but, like me, the price was stopping you from moving forward? I have been there so many times, and with my kids getting older I have fewer and fewer pictures to look back on because I went without these portraits for a long time. Why don’t we chat about making this a reality for you? P.S. We have Mini Sessions coming up in September! If you think Minis are ideal for your family to book your portraits- you’re just in time! I’ll send out an email this week with more information!

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