Mini Session Love – { Children lifestyle photographer }

June 15, 2018

Let me fill you in on a little secret about making a photography session painless for your family.  Ready for it?  MINI SESSIONS! Want to know why, that’s simple.  It’s quick, easy and gentle on the wallet.

You know who loves mini session..  The family! Husbands can get behind the mini’s because it’s quick so they don’t even have time to overthink it.  And the kids will be happy because it will be over before they know it.   Let me show you a few from the last mini sessions I had at different spots around the Birmingham & Northville area.

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Family Photo session taken in Birmingham Michigan by award winning photographer , Genevieve DevriesBest Michigan Family Photographer | Genevieve DeVries

Best Michigan Family Photographer | Genevieve DeVries


Great portraits right?  You would never know it’s budget friendly too.

So what is a mini session you ask?  Well, that depends on the photographer you choose because everyone does it different.  Here’s how I like to do it and why.

I shoot for 15 minutes because I’ve learned that it’s everyone’s sweet spot.  Some photographers shoot for 5 minutes, some shoot for 30 and that works for them and their clients.  But trust me when I say that I will get plenty of amazing pictures of you and yours in 15 minutes.

When and where also depends on the photographer.  There are SO many amazing locations in the metro Detroit area.  Birmingham and Royal oak have such a great downtown area while the parks in Northville, Plymouth and Ann Arbor provide beautiful backdrops.  My other favorite place to shoot is Belle Isle in Detroit, it just doesn’t get cooler than that.


“Genevieve was so warm and friendly–she made all of us feel comfortable right away. But what I LOVED MOST about working with Genevieve was how she interacted with Everson and Adler.”

Take a look at the link below from Grand Rapids Lifestyle Blogger Peg Theobald.  She has an honest approach to living life.  She did a review on what it’s like to do a family mini session with me. I hope you find it helpful.


I do mini sessions a few times a year so check back here, follow me on facebook or Instagram to book your sessions.  Of course, you can also contact me below to get more info on upcoming sessions in the metro Detroit area or  book a spot.


I think my favorite thing about mini sessions is that it’s an affordable way to capture your family every year, to document how everyone was at that moment in time in a professional way.  Everyone gets so busy that 15 minutes and little budget can easily take something off the plate.  I advise my clients to book them yearly and then put the pictures in a book.  Because, as we all know, life goes by so fast and pictures are a way to bring back all those moments.

The next mini session event I m offering is in Plymouth at PARC with The simple kitchen .  I have a few time slots left, contact me through the form above to book your spot today.

I serve the greater Metro Detroit are including Ann Arbor, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Ferndale, Plymouth, Northville, Rochester, Royal Oak and everywhere in between.