Portraits - Golden Elements Photo & Design

Portrait Sessions

Mini Outdoor Portrait Sessions

Miniature Portrait sessions are a quick and easy way to capture a unique memory you will remember through the years. Perfect for families & children!


   - 20 Minute Photo Shoot

   - 5+ High-Resolution Images 

   - Private On-line Photo Gallery - for easy downloading & sharing!

   - Personal Printing Release  - the photos are 100% yours to print anywhere!

   - Naturally-enhanced Digital editing to give you a flawless memory while still looking like you!

Max of 4-people - dogs welcome!

Spring 2020 Availability 

Sessions are available outdoors at Goddard Park (or alternate location in Rhode Island by request) weekends between 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. Advanced reservations required, book by April 2nd to save $50 off the regular mini session rate $125.00 Available by reservation only on select dates. Spaces are limited.

March 28-29 

April 4-5

April 11

April 18-19

April 25-26

Session Fee: $125

Portrait Sessions

Perfect for capturing those amazing moments in life you want to remember forever!

Portrait sessions are currently only available outdoors on-location or in your home.


- unlimited wardrobe changes

- for easy downloading & sharing!    

- the photos are 100% yours to print anywhere!   

 -up to 2-Hour Photo Shoot  - 25+ High-Resolution Images    

- Private On-line Photo Gallery - Personal Printing Release 

- Naturally-enhanced digital editing to give you a flawless memory while still looking like you!

- Max of 4-people - dogs welcome!

Spring 2020 Availability (Outdoors on-location or in-home)

Please contact me prior to booking to discuss dates and location options!

Session Fee: $225

Session Tips and Prep

Home-Sessions INDOOR

If your session is taking place in your home, it's important to prep your space. It does not have to be perfect. It’s your home and it’s supposed to look lived in, and if you have little ones, it's VERY well lived in. You don’t have to hire a professional cleaning company before your session or redecorate the living room; I’m there to focus on you and the interactions with your family.

Focus on decluttering your home, which means just tidying up a bit and basically putting stuff in the room where it belongs (no coats on couch or towels on bed sort of thing). Giving windows or mirrors a quick wipe does go a long way because streaks or dust on these surfaces can be very obvious in photographs.

A room with natural lighting is best for traditional backdrops. If you're planning an outdoor session, consider places that are familiar to your family or a place where you go together to unwind or play. It's good for me to know in advance so that I can check out any restrictions and/or conflicting schedules (like a festival of sorts) before we get there. I can certainly offer some professional recommendations according to your family's needs and dynamics, as well as my own experience at certain locations.


Payment is required in full to reserve your date. Cancellations will be accepted up to 3-days prior to the reservation. Rebookings will be honored based on availability.

Prepping the Kids

Kids can be tricky and the challenges vary depending on age. Babies, of course, are typically unpredictable so the best thing to do is be flexible and go with the flow. For kids, it’s important to prepare them for the session by giving them advance notice and providing reminders as the session date approaches.

Don’t underestimate their capability of understanding an important photo shoot and their need to prepare mentally. Sit your kids down and include them in the session prep. Tell the truth and be positive. If Dad isn’t thrilled about having his picture taken, I can guarantee Timmy will share the feeling. Pick your outfits the day before TOGETHER. They are a big part of your family and most likely the reason you want these photos so involve them in the entire experience. If they want to bring their stuffy or their cape along to the session, let them. These are details that reflect their personality and mark this time in their life; you want those captured.