As an experienced and compassionate Bay Area photographer, I understand the importance of capturing those special moments with your family or during your pregnancy. I also understand that there are certain times you may want a mini-session to capture your family rather than a full session. This is especially true during the holidays, when life is already crazy! That’s why I offer mini-sessions at special moments throughout the year, providing an opportunity to capture those memories in a quick and convenient way while still maintaining my beautiful light and airy style.
I specialize in capturing light and airy but timeless and natural photos that showcase the beauty and essence of my clients. I believe that family photos should be fun and enjoyable, and that’s exactly what I strive to achieve during each of my mini-sessions. With a stress-free experience and gorgeous images, you’ll be ready to send off those holiday cards with gorgeous portraits of your family.
I take great care in helping my clients choose the perfect outfits for their mini-session, because this is such an important piece of achieving the light and airy style I am known for. Holiday colors don’t just have to be deep reds and greens, they can also be light or neutral soft greens and muted reds, as well as creams, whites, mauves, gold, etc. I will guide you through what to wear so you’re fully prepared for your photoshoot and to ensure you receive photos you will cherish year-round.
As an experienced professional photographer, I am able to capture beautiful photos even in a short amount of time. So if you come for a mini-session, even though the time you spend in front of my lens is shorter and the amount of photos you receive will be less, the quality and beauty of the photographs will be excellent. With lots of practice photographing families, expecting mamas, and couples throughout the years, we will capture a wide variety of poses and expressions in the short amount of time we have together.
What to Expect During Your Mini-Session
During your mini-session, you can expect a relaxed and fun atmosphere. I love working with kids, and as a former teacher, I’m skilled in creating a comfortable and enjoyable experience for them. I’ll guide you through the entire process, helping you feel confident and comfortable in front of the camera.
My mini-sessions typically last around 15 minutes, providing enough time to capture a variety of beautiful and candid photos of your family or pregnancy. I’ll provide you with a gallery of beautifully edited images to choose from.
Wall Art and Prints
One of the things that sets me apart as a Bay Area photographer is my passion for creating beautiful wall art and prints for my clients. I believe that family photos should be cherished and displayed in your home, providing a constant reminder of the love and memories you share with your family.
I offer a variety of products to showcase your photos, including custom-framed prints, canvas prints, and albums. I’ll help you select the perfect pieces to display in your home, creating a space that truly reflects your unique personality and style.
If you’re looking for a Bay Area photographer who can capture the true essence of your family or pregnancy, look no further than Julie Optende Photography. With my light and airy style, personalized approach, and passion for creating beautiful wall art and prints, I can help you capture memories that will last a lifetime.
Whether you’re looking for a mini-session or a full portrait session, I’m here to provide a fun and enjoyable experience that will leave you with beautiful and authentic photos. So why wait? Schedule your mini-session today and let’s create something beautiful together!
I most often offer mini-sessions around the winter holidays, mother’s day, and the fall. Those are the times my client’s have most requested mini-sessions. To be notified when I’m offering the next round of mini-sessions, sign up for my email list! I promise not to spam you and only email when offering special offers.