Exciting mini sessions this autumn in Esher Common

I’m really excited to launch these brand new mini sessions this autumn. All of my sessions are now fully booked until November, but I have kept one Saturday morning free in October so that I can offer mini photo shoots to 4 different families. 

How are mini sessions different from a full custom session with you?
The mini sessions will last around 30 minutes in length (my custom full sessions last from 1-2 hours). In my full sessions we normally take a walk and shoot in lots of different spots for variety, whereas the mini sessions will take place in one set spot in the woods. After a mini session, you will get around 15 fully edited images in an online gallery after your session, including family shots and individual shots of your child/ren. After a custom full session you receive around 40-50 fully edited images. 

If you just want photos of your children and don’t want to be in them yourself, that’s absolutely fine as I will then spend the half hour photographing them. And if you don’t have kids, you can book a slot and get some gorgeous shots of you as a couple! 

What can we expect?
You will be greeted by my colleague and then directed to a special spot in the woods which I will carefully choose for the best light and background. I will have a gorgeous shabby chic bench available which can be used for the family shots and I’ll photograph you all having a lovely time together. I will also spend some time individually with your children and capture lots of candid, natural shots of them having fun in the autumn leaves. 

A mini session is perfect for you if:
– you are looking to update your existing family photos 
– you are wanting to try out lifestyle photography for the first time and see if it’s for you
– you want a lovely family photo for your Christmas cards (sorry to mention Christmas in July!) and also sort out a few pressies as well!

A full custom session would be better for you if:
– you have more than 2 children. I need more than 30 mins to do your lovely big family justice!
– any of your children are particularly shy or wary of strangers. During a custom session there is no rush and I’ll give them all the time they need to warm up to me.
– or the opposite, any of your children are a little hard to tame! If you don’t think your child will sit still for a second then it’s probably best to book a full session! 
– You have a baby who isn’t yet sitting up independently. 

When are the mini sessions? The morning of Saturday, 15th October 2011. There are four 30 minute slots available at the following times: 9.00, 9.45, 10.30, 11.15

Where are they? The mini sessions will take place in a carefully selected spot in Esher Common. There will be car parking easily accessible within a 5 minute walk. You will be sent exact location details in a ‘what to expect’ pack prior to your session. 

How much are they?  The price is £245 per family which includes the following:
– a pre-shoot telephone consultation so I can find out more about your family and exactly what you are after from the session
– a ‘what to expect’ guide giving tips on what to wear and how to brief the kids!
– A 30 minute mini session in the woods
– Secure online gallery with 15 fully edited images live for 7 days
– A beautiful gift box delivered to your door containing four 8×6″ gift prints of your chosen images and the same images on CD ready to print

The normal price for the above package would be £420 so this offers considerable savings. You are welcome to order additional prints and products but you are under no obligation to do so. 

How do I book? Please fill in this contact form and say which time slot you would like ideally, then I’ll send you an invoice for £100 to reserve your session. Sessions will be allocated on a first come, first served basis and won’t be confirmed until payment is received. 

And what if it rains?
Hmm, the only challenge with having photos taken in the beautiful outdoors rather than a boring studio is the British weather! If it does rain then I will do the mini sessions on Saturday 29th October instead, so you need to ensure you’re available at the same time on that day. If it rains on that morning too (please no!) then I will refund your deposit in full. 

Please do drop me an email if you have any questions at all. 


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