Hey there! I am so excited that you're interested in booking your summer mini session with me! The Memphis Botanic Garden is a gorgeous place to take photos during the summer and I know we will create beautiful memories you and yours will cherish for a lifetime! Booking and scheduling info can be found below! I can't wait to hear from you!

August at the Memphis Botanic Garden

30-minute session

25 edited images with a print release




Summer Minis are happening anytime during all throughout the month of August! Sessions are available most days from 1:30 pm - 5:45 pm. You may book your session whenever it is convenient for you!


In case you have never been I highly suggest you look up the Memphis Botanic Garden! There is tons of parking, restrooms, and lots of fun things to do in the park for little ones.

The address is: 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis, TN 38117

Phone number: (901) 636-4100

How to Book:

Booking is very simple and done completely online! First, please fill out the form below to reach out to me! I will then send you an email with a scheduling calendar to pick your time and date as well as a booking proposal to sign your agreement and to put down a deposit. To hold your date I require a signed agreement and a deposit of 50% of the session fee. ($75) Once this is done, your session is booked and I'll be sending you another email with more info and tips for your session!


March and April are notoriously rainy months and rescheduling certainly happens so please keep this in mind. Two days before your session we will check the weather to see what the forecast says. Rain with a percentage of 40% or more will be rescheduled to a new date of your choice if my calendar is open. I will do everything I can do make sure this is an easy and effortless process for you. 

Can I have more than one outfit?

Only one outfit is allowed due to the timing of our session and the number of images delivered. Also, I'm fairly certain that the gardens frown on outfit changes in their bathrooms, unfortunately. 

Large Families:

I would love to photograph your large family if you would like! However, any family with more than 6 members I kindly ask that you purchase an additional 30m session for the discounted price of $50 dollars more. This way we can ensure that we have enough time to get multiple shots of your family in different groupings as well as individuals. Please let me know in the form below if you need to purchase an additional 30m session.

Can I bring my dog?

I know pets are family and I absolutely love having them at sessions! Unfortunately, the Memphis Botanic Garden does not allow any pets on the grounds. If you are interested in scheduling a separate session with me at another location where you can bring your dog please email me directly at chelseaduffphoto@gmail.com

Can I upgrade to an hour?

Yes, you certainly can! If you would like to purchase an additional 30 minutes to make your session an hour-long you are more than welcome to! Purchasing 30 more minutes of coverage is a discounted price of only $50 more with an additional 25 more images! I rarely ever do hour-long sessions for this price so if you have been wanting to schedule a regular session with me, now is the time! Please let me know in the form below if you need to purchase an additional 30m session.

Images Delivered:

Images are delivered via an online gallery for downloading, printing, ordering, and sharing! You can download your entire gallery to your computer in print sizes and web sizes! No more waiting to get USBs or CDs! Your gallery will be sent to your email address where you will then be able to open it up and view all your images! You can choose to share your entire gallery or just a few it's totally up to you! Every purchasing client will receive a print release so you can print your own photos OR for ease and convenience (and the best possible quality) you can order prints and canvases directly from your gallery. 

Your images will be delivered within one month from your session. 

When is the best time of day to book?

For the best light and the dreamiest images I recommend you book the latest in the day that you can. The higher the sun is in the sky (hours around noon usually) the more contrasty the images become and our light becomes harsh instead of soft and glowy. The lower the sun sets in the sky, the softer our light source becomes.

When are the best days to book?

Any day you would like to book is absolutely fine with me! However, please be aware that March and April are popular times for the garden because of the blooms and that means on the weekends there will be a lot of people there potentially. If you would like to avoid the crowds, consider booking on a weekday. 


I have quite a bit of availability during the months of March & April! The only dates in March I am not available are the 14th, 20th, 21st, 26th, 27th, and 28th. The only dates in April I am not available are the 8th, 10th, 11, 12, 13th, 17th, and 18th! All other dates are open and all dates are first come first serve!! 

Inquire for Summer Minis Here!
Inquire below and I will send you a calendar to schedule your date as well as a proposal to book and sign for your date! I can't wait to hear from you!