FAMILY MINI SESSIONS

 

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. 

FAMILY MINI SESSIONS

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. 

PORTFOLIO

How It Works

BOOKING YOUR SESSION

I run family mini session mornings on selected weekends between April and November each year. The sessions are suitable for families with children age 6 months plus.

Locations vary from beautiful National Trust sites, to gorgeous parks and woodland areas, to Surrey’s stunning lavender fields.

At the end of this page you can see the upcoming dates and locations and get in touch to book your session time.

At certain times of the year mini sessions can sell very quickly so it is best to book your session a few months in advance.

walking in mayfield lavender surrey
best time of year outdoor family pictures london surrey

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 session guide packed with tips to help you feel prepared, including a guide to choosing your family’s outfits

YOUR FAMILY PHOTO SHOOT

The day of your 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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prepare children family photos

VIEWING YOUR PORTRAITS

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

The gallery will be live for 7 days whilst you choose which photographs you’d like to have as prints. 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.

PRICING

Surrey family and maternity photography session in Bushy Park

Each family mini session costs £325.

This fee includes:

  • preparation emails to help you feel relaxed and prepared for your photo shoot.
  •  a 20 minute family photo shoot for up to 6 people from one family at one of my mini session days.
  • A viewing gallery with a minimum of 15 fully edited images to order from.
  • All images from your gallery as high resolution digital files, delivered by digital download.
  • Five museum quality mounted prints measuring up to 12″ x 8″, ready to frame or give as gifts.
  • The option to add additional prints or products.

DATES, TIMES AND LOCATIONS

I run family mini session mornings on selected weekends between April and November each year. The next available dates, times and locations are:

Saturday 22nd July 2023, Mayfield Lavender: 9:15am, 9:45am, 10:15am, 10:45am, 11:15am

In case of rain the session will be rescheduled to exactly the same time on the following day – please make sure you are available to attend on both days before you book.

BOOK YOUR SESSION

You can choose your session date and time, and pay the deposit to secure your session below.

An £125 deposit is payable at the time of booking, and will be deducted from the price of the mini session package after the session. The remaining balance is due when you choose your prints, and within 3 weeks of the session date.

Please note that mini sessions are not suitable for babies aged under 6 months.

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 an email at clare@claremurthy.com, and I’d be delighted to answer it for you.

I’m sure you’ll want to know that it’s the right kind of photo shoot for your family before your make your investment.

This article explains what’s involved in a mini session, who the sessions work well for, and why sometimes they aren’t the right fit for every family: Is a mini session right for my family?

I’m sure you’ll want to know that it’s the right kind of photo shoot for your family before your make your investment.

This article explains what’s involved in a mini session, who the sessions work well for, and why sometimes they aren’t the right fit for every family: Is a mini session right for my family?

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 all of the images from your gallery as high resolution digital images. 

Yes. After your session you’re welcome to add extra prints or products to your chosen package.

Please click here to see all of the additional items available.

 

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.