2022 Fall & Holiday Mini Session Info

Fall Mini Sessions

$100

15 minutes
15 images
50% due at booking
Click the FAQ drop down below for more info!

Tree Farm Mini Sessions

$100

15 minutes
15 images
50% due at booking
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Holiday Mini Sessions

$150

15 minutes
5 images (with option to purchase more)
50% due at booking
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Please read all information and instructions carefully. Links to my sign up forms are at the very bottom of this page.


These sessions are for immediate family only.


WHAT'S NEW: A processing fee will be added to your invoice for PayPal and Venmo transactions. For Fall & Tree Farm Minis, the fee will be $4 split between your retainer and final invoice. For Holiday Minis, the fee is $6. If you opt to pay with cash or check, you do not need to include this fee in your total amount.


THE BOOKING PROCESS: A non-refundable retainer is due at booking. When you choose a date and time and fill out your contact info, my scheduling software will create an invoice for you for the retainer. If you do not submit this invoice, your session will not be saved in my calendar, and you will lose your spot. Once you submit your invoice, you should see a confirmation page with the date and time you booked, and you should also receive an automated email confirming your session. 


Here are some helpful instructions for submitting your retainer (i.e. invoice) based on payment method:


PayPal: Make sure your pop-up windows are enabled, then click “Submit & Finish” on the invoice. A new window may appear, click “Pay with PayPal”. On the next screen, you can either log into your PayPal account OR click the gray button that says “Pay with Debit or Credit Card”. Follow the remaining prompts to enter your payment info. Keep in mind, these instructions may vary slightly depending on what device you use.


Venmo: On the invoice, type in “Venmo” as the discount code (case-sensitive), then click “Apply” to bring your invoice balance to $0 so that you can submit it and book your session. (Don’t forget to click Submit on the invoice!) Then, open the Venmo app and send the money. My username is @BrookeLPhotos under the business tab. The retainer amount due for Fall & Tree Farm Minis is $52. The retainer amount due for Holiday Minis is $78.


Cash: On the invoice, type in “Cash” as the discount code (case-sensitive), then click “Apply” to bring your invoice balance to $0 so that you can submit it and book your session. (Don’t forget to click Submit on the invoice!) Then, mail or drop off your retainer within 2-3 days. My address is 4231 Fergus Street, Cincinnati, OH 45223. The cash retainer amount due for Fall & Tree Farm Minis is $50. The cash retainer amount due for Holiday Minis is $75.


Check: On the invoice, type in “Check” as the discount code (case-sensitive), then click “Apply” to bring your invoice balance to $0 so that you can submit it and book your session. (Don’t forget to click Submit on the invoice!) Then, mail or drop off your retainer within 2-3 days. Please make the check payable to Brooke Lehenbauer Photography. My address is 4231 Fergus Street, Cincinnati, OH 45223. The check retainer amount due for Fall & Tree Farm Minis is $50. The check retainer amount due for Holiday Minis is $75.

FAQ

When and where are Fall Mini Sessions?!

A. My mini sessions are usually 20 minutes, but due to the high demand for fall sessions, I’m shortening them by a few minutes this season in order to accommodate more families per hour. You will still get the same number of photos as usual!

Dates & Times
Saturday, October 15: 9 AM-12 PM and 4-6 PM
Sunday, October 16: 9:30 AM-12:30 PM and 4-6 PM
Saturday, October 22: 9 AM-12 PM and 4-6 PM
The RAIN DATE for these sessions is Sunday, October 23. If possible, please keep this day flexible in case your session gets rained out.
Saturday, October 29: 11 AM-1 PM and 2-4 PM
RAIN DATE October 30.

All locations are TBD at this time. The fall foliage is really unpredictable, and over the years, I’ve noticed that some parks have fall colors before others. So I will be scouting locations a week or two in advance and making decisions then based on what I find. The parks I typically choose are located within the 275 loop. If you would like to schedule a session at a specific location, email me to set up a custom booking.

When and where are Tree Farm Mini Sessions?!

A. My mini sessions are usually 20 minutes, but due to the high demand for fall sessions, I’m shortening them by a few minutes this season in order to accommodate more families per hour. You will still get the same number of photos as usual!

Dates & Times
Saturday, November 5: 9:30 AM-1 PM and 3-5 PM
RAIN DATE November 6.
Saturday, November 12: 9:30 AM-1 PM and 3-5 PM
RAIN DATE November 13.

Location: John T. Nieman Nursery in Hamilton, OH

Important note: This is a huge tree farm, and there may be other photographers working in the area which can make it confusing. I always ask families to arrive a minimum of 10 minutes early so that you have time to park your car and find me at our meeting location. Keep this in mind when you're booking a time. If you sign up for 11 AM, that is the time we need to start shooting, not the time to be parking.

When and where are Holiday Mini Sessions?!

A. These mini sessions will be in a local studio (varies by date, see below). They will be tastefully decorated for the holidays! You can dress up, come casual, or wear pajamas – the choice is all yours! With these sessions, for the first time ever, I will be offering PROOFS giving *you* the chance to pick your photos. Within 48 hours, you will receive a gallery with images from your session. You’ll choose which 5 images you want me to edit and deliver in high resolution. You’ll also have the option to purchase more. Pricing for extra photos will be $10/image or 10 for $75.

Dates, Times, & Location
Saturday, November 19: 9 AM-11 AM and 12:30-2:30 PM at Locust & Vine Studio in Elmwood Place
Sunday, November 20: 9-10 AM at Mill Street Studio in Lockland and 11:30 AM-1:30 PM back at Locust & Vine

Important note: Photos from these sessions will not be ready before Thanksgiving. I know many clients like to take advantage of Black Friday print sales, but I will be wrapping up editing on other sessions that week. Holiday Mini Session galleries will be returned no later than December 3.

Can we bring pets?

A. You may bring pets to my Fall & Tree Farm Mini Sessions. However, these sessions are short and sweet so there isn't a ton of time to wrangle pets if they're not cooperating. Just keep that in mind. Most families will do a majority of their session without their pet and then bring them in during the last few minutes. Please bring a leash and waste bags, just in case.

Pets are not allowed in the studios for Holiday Minis, sorry!

Can we bring grandparents or other family members?

A. All of my mini sessions are for immediate family only. If you bring grandparents along to help with your kids, they are more than welcome to pop in a picture or two. But these sessions are not for large, extended families. I offer family portrait sessions and custom sessions if you want to include other family in your session!

What if the date and time I wanted isn't available? (or) What if all of your sessions are booked?

A. Please email me to join my waitlist! I often have spots open up a week or two before each session, and I may be able to fit you in! Also, I currently have two dates blocked on my schedule as rain dates. Once I get a look at the 10-day weather forecast, I may not need those rain dates. In that case, I will open up more spots! People on my waitlist will be notified first if I'm able to add more sessions.

What if it's going to rain during our session?

A. I have designated October 23 and October 30 as rain dates for all Fall Mini Sessions. We'll attempt to reschedule on one of those dates if your session gets rained out. With Tree Farm Minis, you must be available on the rain date designated for your session. You will not lose your retainer if we have to reschedule due to weather.

Cancellation Policies

Many people (understandably) rush through the booking process and, in doing so, may not pay attention to the cancellation policies they’re agreeing to. So please take a moment now to read through the following statements which you will be required to agree to at booking: 


For Fall Mini Sessions

  • I understand that the 50% retainer is non-refundable. If I cancel my session for any reason, including illness, Brooke Lehenbauer Photography will keep the retainer to offset the lost business. A refund or credit will only be offered if Brooke is able to find another family to take my spot. 
  • I understand that if I have to cancel, I will have the option to reschedule but I may have to pay a new retainer if my original booking was not claimed by another family. 
  • I understand that I need to arrive on time. If I am late, my session time will not be extended. 

For Tree Farm Mini Sessions

  • I understand that the 50% retainer is non-refundable. If I cancel my session for any reason, including illness, Brooke Lehenbauer Photography will keep the retainer to offset the lost business. A refund or credit will only be offered if Brooke is able to find another family to take my spot. 
  • I understand that if I have to cancel, I will have the option to reschedule but I may have to pay a new retainer if my original booking was not claimed by another family. I also understand that rescheduled sessions will not take place at John T. Nieman Nursery.
  • I understand that I need to arrive at least 10 minutes early, dressed and ready to go. It is a big farm, and it can take several minutes to find Brooke and walk to the meeting spot. If I am late, my session time will not be extended.

For Holiday Mini Sessions

  • I understand that the 50% retainer is non-refundable. If I cancel my session for any reason, including illness, Brooke Lehenbauer Photography will keep the retainer to offset the lost business. A refund or credit will only be offered if Brooke is able to find another family to take my spot. 
  • I understand that if I have to cancel, I will not have the option to reschedule as the studio must be reserved far in advance.
  • I understand that I need to arrive on time. If I am late, my session time will not be extended.

Studio Reference (for Holiday Minis)

Most of my Holiday Mini Sessions will take place at the Locust & Vine studio in Elmwood Place. These are pictures of what the studio looked like last year. It will be styled similarly this year.

A few sessions will take place in The Lifestyle Room (part of Mill Street Studios in Lockland, OH). Here are some images from that studio:

Any questions?!?

Send me an email!