Christmas tree and backdrop

Mini Session

October 17, 2022

2022 Christmas Mini Sessions

Families posed for Christmas photos on a canvas background.

Back by popular demand, we are pleased to announce this year’s Studio Christmas Mini Sessions! This year we decided to go with a more Fine Art feel for the sessions. We will have two sets in which to photograph your family. The first is the Fine Art set with a green canvas backdrop and holiday decor. The other is a more whimsical ever-popular bedroom scene for the kids!

Sessions are 20 minutes and include 10 fully edited high resolution digital images delivered via download. These sessions are limited and will sell out quickly. Sessions will be held on the weekend of November 12th and November 20th.

Mini Session Guidelines

Sessions are for immediate family members only. Grandparents are included. If you have a large extended family, we recommend booking two sessions back to back so that we have enough time to photograph all the members of your family and various groupings.

Payment. Payment for all mini sessions are due in full upon booking. This year, we are using an online booking platform where you will be able to see all the types of sessions and dates and you will need to book directly through the platform. When you book, you will be able to review and sign our contract and receive a brief questionnaire.

Delivery of Images. Images will be delivered via download within 10 days of your session.

Clothing. We suggest seasonal clothing but you may wear whatever you wish. Given that sessions are only 20 minutes, there won’t be much time for outfit changes, but you are welcome to bring holiday sweaters that you can pop over your outfits. We also recommend bringing a set of matching PJs for the children for our bedroom scene. We’ve put together a few styling suggestions for your session

Christmas Style Guide

Clients should arrive 5 minutes early for their mini session. Due to the fact that each session is held on the half hour, we have a very short turn around time in between each session. If you are late for your session, it will cut into your shooting time and you may not receive all 10 images. If you are more than 15 minutes late, you will forfeit your session. We must be firm on this policy due to the quick nature of the mini sessions. We cannot delay clients or have clients backed up in our waiting area. Please arrive 5 minutes before your session, but no more than 10 minutes early.

Illness. If you or your family member is ill the day of your mini session, we ask that you reschedule. You may apply your fee to a future mini session.

We are looking forward to this year’s holiday mini sessions. It is such a joy to meet new clients and reconnect with our past clients!


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Susan McAvoy is a Boston maternity and newborn

known for her editorial, fine-art approach to studio photography since 2009.


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“There are no words to describe the experience of being photographed by Susie and how welcome you feel around her in her studio.

During my maternity photo shoot, I felt pretty, empowered, I felt like a supermodel. Susie is able to transform stiff us into beautiful vogue models - not to mention her amazing maternity wardrobe. She understood what I wanted before I was able to voice it myself.”

Caroline Ribeiro

"My husband and I were blown away by her patience. She was able to get absolutely adorable shots of our son  that we will cherish forever!

My baby wanted to be wide awake during the session and she was able to comfort and soothe him to sleep multiple times. Susie spent hours with him fighting a nap, but you’d never know that when looking at the final product. She was able to get absolutely adorable shots of him that we will cherish forever!”

Mindy Thompson

"She is the most patient soul in the world!! Susie is a baby magician and still somehow achieves every single shot.

She takes her time making sure your baby is so well cared for. She made sure he was a very happy baby. It was a nice day where my husband and I could relax knowing our little one was in good hands. I am so glad I found Susie and will forever be grateful for these beautiful pictures and memories.”

Shanna Carter

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