MINI SESSIONS

A family photo shoot outdoors in Richmond Upon Thames

Mini Sessions are designed to make your family photo shoot experience simple, relaxed and easy!

I run around 6 mini session days each year. On each day I’ll photograph 4-5 families at pre-booked times in one of Surrey’s beautiful outdoor spaces.

Each mini session package includes your photo shoot, digital images and a set of beautiful fine art prints delivered to your door. 

HOW IT WORKS

BEFORE YOUR SESSION

Before your session I’ll ask you to complete a questionnaire so that I can find out all about your family and tailor the shoot to you.

You’ll also receive my mini session guide packed with tips to help you prepare for a great session, including a guide to choosing your family’s outfits.

YOUR FAMILY PHOTO SHOOT

The day of your mini session has arrived! 

On the day we’ll spend around half an hour together and I’ll capture you all together, in smaller groups, and your children on their own.

I’ll give you plenty of guidance about what to do as we move through the session, so you don’t need to worry about feeling awkward. And I’ll have plenty of games up my sleeve to keep little ones entertained.

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VIEWING YOUR PORTRAITS

Two weeks after your session I’ll send you a link to a private online gallery where you can view a minimum of 15 fully edited images and choose which photographs you’d like to include in your package.

The gallery will be live for 7 days whilst you choose your package. I’ll be on the end of the phone if you would like any help choosing your photographs or deciding how to display your new prints.

This is when you pay for the balance of your package. Once payment is received your digital images will be delivered within 24 hours and printed items will follow 4-6 weeks later.

IS A MINI SESSION RIGHT FOR ME?

A mini session is perfect for you if you:

  • Just want a few new pictures to display at home or give as gifts.
  • Like to update your family photographs every year. Many of my clients come back for a mini session once or even twice each year.
  • Would like to give a photo shoot as a gift.
  • Are looking for an all-inclusive package.
 
Looking for more pictures or a more bespoke experience? My signature session may be a better fit for you.

PRICING

After your mini session you can choose from three special mini session packages. Each package includes your photo shoot, digital images, gorgeous prints and significant savings over my regular prices.

A £75 deposit is payable at the time of booking your mini session, and will be deducted from the price of your chosen package after the session. The remaining balance is due when you choose your package, and within 3 weeks of the session date

Collection One

£ 200
  • 25 minute family session for up to 6 people
  • Five photographs from your gallery as high resolution digital files, delivered by digital download
  • Two museum quality 12" x 8" mounted prints ready to frame or give as gifts

Collection Two

£ 275
  • 25 minute family session for up to 6 people
  • All photographs from your gallery as high resolution digital files, delivered by digital download
  • Five museum quality 12" x 8" mounted prints ready to frame or give as gifts
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Collection Three

£ 400
  • 25 minute family session for up to 6 people
  • All photographs from your gallery as high resolution digital files, delivered by digital download
  • Five museum quality 12" x 8" (wall size) mounted prints ready to frame or give as gifts
  • Five museum quality 6" x 4" (desk size) mounted prints ready to frame or give as gifts

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

I’m sure you’ll want to make an informed decision about who you choose to photograph your family, and you might have some questions. If you can’t find your question here please send me a message using the form below, and I’d be delighted to answer it for you.

When you’re choosing between a signature or mini session, the decision usually comes down to where you’d like to have the session, how much you’d like to spend, and the kind of experience you’d like to have.

This article explains the difference between a signature and mini session, and how you can decide which is right for you: What’s the difference between a signature and mini session?

If you’re still not sure which to choose please feel free to get in touch and we can discuss which option might be best for you.

When you’re choosing between a signature or mini session, the decision usually comes down to where you’d like to have the session, how much you’d like to spend, and the kind of experience you’d like to have.

This article explains the difference between a signature and mini session, and how you can decide which is right for you: What’s the difference between a signature and mini session?

If you’re still not sure which to choose please feel free to get in touch and we can discuss which option might be best for you.

When you book your mini session you will see that there is a backup date that we will reschedule your session to if the weather is so bad that we can’t go ahead. This is usually the day after your booked date. 

In the run up to your mini session I’ll keep a close eye on the weather forecast, and I expect you might too! Regardless of what the forecast says, I won’t make any decisions until the evening before your shoot. The reason for this is that I find the forecast can change frequently over the course of a week, and a day that is forecast to be rainy in a week’s time, can often be forecast to be a lovely dry, sunny day once we reach the day before.

Yes. Each mini session package includes some high resolution digital images. Collections two and three include the full set of digital images from your gallery.

In the run up to your mini session I’ll share lots of information to help you prepare – including some tips on what to wear.

This article may be helpful as you prepare:

The best clothes to wear for a family photo shoot outdoors.

I take your privacy very seriously, and will only publish pictures from your shoot in my online portfolios with your permission. If you do give permission the pictures are always shared anonymously (I would never share your or your children’s names.)

I will ask you about this when you book your session, and if you don’t want me to share the pictures from your session you can let me know then.

BOOK YOUR MINI SESSION

You can book your mini session online by choosing your session date and time below.

When you book you’ll pay a £75 deposit to secure your session time. This deposit will be deducted from the price of your chosen package after the session. You can pay by credit or debit card.

After you’ve made your booking I’ll send you an email within 48 hours to let you know that I’ve received it, and I’ll also send you a copy of my session guide so that you can start preparing for your shoot!