It's that time of year...
Mini sessions are a great way to capture portraits in a short session!

Mini Sessions


October 21, 2023

Alexandria, Virginia

Old Town alexandria

Alexandria, Virginia


November 4, 2023

Old Town alexandria

Alexandria, Virginia

November 18, 2023


In Love

This mini session is designed for friends, couples, and families (and your dog, too)! I photograph a variety of combinations and poses, including smiles and candids. Friends and couples will have a variety of poses. A typical family can expect photo combinationsto include the entire family, parents, siblings, and individual children shots. 

The indoor studio option is recommended for groups of 6 or smaller. 

Who should book a mini session?

You can make these photos themed to your preference! You may choose to dress in fall colors or possible Holiday outfits! Maybe in pajamas indoors!

Old Town has a variety of backgrounds we will use including a white brick wall, cute streets with trees and florals, and the cobblestone alley way. You may also choose to bring a blanket or prop of your choice. There are also plenty of shops and nearby places to explore after your shoot!

The indoor studio is located 5 minutes away from Green Spring Gardens in Alexandria. It is a natural light studio with a variety of clean, lgiht colored backdrops. You can theme it up with additional props to fit your vision including blankets, wreaths etc. 

Are these holiday themed?

1. Click the link below. 

2. Choose and click a time slot available.

3. Fill out the form with your name and contact information + the the number of family members.

4. In order to reserve a spot, a $75 deposit is needed. This can be paid on the invoice tab via credit card, bank, or paypal. Click submit.

5. A confirmation email will follow with the details of your session! You will also receive an emailed reminder the day before your session! *If you do not receive an email, contact me.

How to book

You will receive 20+ high-quality edited images in a private online gallery sent to your email. You will have download and printing rights to all images to print and use them as you choose. 

What photos do you receive

what to know

The Details

+ $75 deposit to book
+ 20 minute session
+ Online viewing gallery
+ 20+ edited high-quality images with download and printing rights

package includes:


Fall Mini Session

Fall Mini

+ Neighborhood Sidewalks
+ Various Bricks
+ Cobblestone Road
+ Cobblestone Alley

Note: Background variety changes throughout day due to lighting. Street parking and parking garages available.

OLD TOWN Alexandria

+ Easy Parking out front
+ White Seamless Backdrop
+ Light Walls, White Frameless Bed/Couch
+ Natural Lighting
+ Studio is attached to a home about 5 minutes from Green Spring Gardens

Consider bringing a colored throw or accent item for your portraits. 

*Note: This studio is recommended for groups of 6 or less individuals. 

Alexandria, Virginia

Indoor Studio


to book your MINI SESSION at the INDOOR STUDIO on November 18, 2023


to book your MINI SESSION
in OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA on October 21, 2023.


to book your MINI SESSION
in OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA on November 4, 2023.


When choosing outfits, choose outfits that you're comfortable in and compliment each other without looking too matchy-matchy. You can choose to do neutrals with a few pops of color, a softer palette that has different ranges in tone of the same shades, or bold. Patterns are also acceptable! Avoid harsh patterns on the eyes or combining too many patterns on different people.

I always suggest that the woman (especially mom if it's a family session) choose an outfit she feels confident and beautiful in. Then plan the color palette and everyone else's outfits from there.

If you have a fun patterned outfit you would like to use, limit the number of people in patterns. That way they will pop and still coordinate with everyone else. Multiple patterns can look busy, and this way they won't be competing with one another.

Add dimension and interest by mixing up the texture of the clothing material and accents.

Feel free to use cute little accessories such as scarves, hats, belts and basically anything with a fabulous texture. Accessories can pull together an outfit and make it look complete. Plus by switching up accessories and layers, you can get multiple looks without having to do complete outfit changes.

Keep our backdrop in mind when choosing your clothing.  If we are surrounded by fall leaves, layering in great textures is a great option.

Most importantly, be sure to wear clothes you feel comfortable in. Your confidence will really shine through in your photos!

Try to Avoid:
+Large logos
+Large text
+Neon colors
Be aware of any tan lines and how those will look in your chosen outfit.

I edit and return your final gallery in a timely manner. Expect portrait galleries within 2 weeks of your portrait session. I always try for  1 week :)

If the weather calls for more than 50% chance of rain, I will likely reschedule the day of portraits. You will be contacted via email. The rain date will likely take place in November. If you are unable to make the rain date, your deposit can be used toward a future session with Katie Rose Photography in the 2021-2022 year. (The overcast sky can sometimes be the most even light for no need to bum out if it was a light sprinkle earlier!)

20 high-quality edited images. You will have the option to purchase additional photos if you choose.

Dogs are allowed on park property, but must abide by park rules and remain leased at all times. You are responsible to clean up after your pet.

Frequently Asked Questions

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