2015 Mini X'mas Session
2015 Mini X'mas Session Photos
2015 Mini X'mas Session Photos

・20 Minute session
5 digital images with print release
Immediate family up to 5 people
Private online gallery
$50 deposit due at booking


Additional a la carte ordering is also available including
photo prints, canvas prints and more.
The print products offered have a standard archival value of 100 years
in home display and 200 years in dark storage.

Props: Teepee, Mini Christmas Tree, Wreath, "Be Merry" Garland, Sled

Theme Color:  Gold, Beige, Ivory and Green

2015 Mini X'mas Session Photos



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October 29th
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December 3rd
5:00 PM to 5:20 PM
Espy Family
3:50 PM to 4:10 PM 3:50 PM to 4:10 PM
Knopke Family
3:40 PM to 4:00PM
Aksenov Family
3:40 PM to 4:00 PM
Condalor Family
5:40 PM to 6:00 PM
Arakawa Family
4:30 PM to 4:50 PM 4:30 PM to 4:50 PM
Halcond Family
4:20 PM to 4:40 PM
Komakura Family
4:20 PM to 4:40 PM
Sunberg Family



2015 Mini X'mas SessionForest Location: Mission Trail

2015 Mini X'mas SessionBeach Location: Coronado Beach




2015 Mini X'mas Session

Coordinating the Crew
As you’re coordinating your outfit with your family, keep in mind that your outfits will look the most cohesive on camera when the color palette and wardrobe pieces coordinate, but don’t actually “match.” In fact, we recommend that you avoid thinking about “matching,” and instead think about what “fits” together. This will create more visual interest, and allow each personality to shine through.

to Mix Colors
The goal for coordinating a family is to visually break up the colors and shades so that you’re not all wearing the same color on top and bottom. The more we can mix that up, the better. We encourage you to think about planning each outfit with “dominant colors” and “accent colors” in mind. A dominant color is the color that you see the most in an outfit, while an accent has a smaller piece of visual real estate. When you’re planning each family member’s outfit, if you can aim for each person to have a different dominant color, and then tie in and vary the accent colors, it’s going to look great all together.

For example, if you’re wearing a blush dress, soft blue earrings and nude heels (blush being your dominant color), then he could wear a navy coat with a white button-down and gray pants, paired with brown leather shoes and maybe even a blush pocket square (making navy his dominant color). Your daughter could wear a soft blue top with a white tulle skirt (making a soft blue her dominant color) while your son wears light beige pants with navy suspenders and a white button down (making white his dominant color). Now each person has their own dominant color while still incorporating a few touches of the others that will pull all the looks together. This will break up the color visually and highlight each personality. Most of our moms choose their dress first, and then build the rest of the family’s outfits based around that.

Remember, we recommend selecting those softer, lighter tones and avoiding those ultra-bright, bold colors. The camera loves shades of soft pink and muted blues, mixed with sophisticated light neutrals like heather gray, creams, leather brown and white. Feel free to vary the shades of the colors, too. That softer color palette fits beautifully into a natural environment, and can easily be paired in so many different ways.

Mixing Up the Pieces
If you have multiple children, don’t feel like you need to put them all in the same type of outfit. For example, one of your daughters could wear a dress and flats, while the other wears a skirt and boots. One of your sons could wear a bowtie, while the other one wears suspenders. Mixing up the wardrobe pieces will bring a great visual interest to the photos.

Prepping Your Little Ones
Before your session, pack a bag with snacks, water and any small objects (like toys or lollipops) that might help us get their attention when it’s time for them to look at the camera. If they are old enough to understand you, it’s a good idea to prepare them for what’s to come before the session starts. Explain how much the photos mean to you so they know to be on their best behavior. A lot of families discuss and pick something fun in advance as a treat after the session if they’re good listeners, like an ice cream cone, for example. It also helps if they’re bellies are full and they’ve has some good rest beforehand. Once you prepare them physically and mentally, then feel free to give them (and you!) grace! They’re little, and we know that some days don’t always go as planned. We’ve seen it all and will make sure to get you great photos, regardless of their moods. Our goal is to make this as fun and stress-free as it possibly can be for you and your family!

Final Note
We know we just gave you a lot to think about. We created this guide to help make your portrait session experience something you’ll look back fondly on for years and years to come. At the end of the day, though, the location you choose and the outfits you select won’t matter nearly as much as the memories you make together. Your future memories are the most important thing to us, and we want your session to be a time for you to just be yourselves and enjoy it. Have fun together. Laugh a lot. And we’ll take care of the rest!

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Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Email: info@yukaschaddesign.com

*Prices do not include sales tax