Autumn mini session in Esher Woods – part 1

I’m really excited about sharing the results of my Autumn mini sessions with you. I did the sessions in Esher Woods one lovely sunny morning in October (we were so lucky with the weather!) I was a bit nervous that morning as it was the first time I’d ever done mini sessions, so I had loads of questions running around in my mind. Would everyone arrive at the right time? Would they be able to find the location ok? Would I be able to capture everything I wanted in a 30 minute time slot? My custom family sessions normally last 60-90 minutes, but there isn’t a time limit. So if little Johnny decides to have a meltdown for 20 minutes, there’s no pressure, I’ll keep shooting until I have what I want. 

But with mini sessions there isn’t the luxury of time. Each of the 4 families had a 30 minute allocated time slot, and so I needed to get the shots in that time. Hence the mild nerves! Anyway, I needn’t have worried as all of the families are delighted with the results, as I am! The kiddies were all fantastic. Mini sessions in the great outdoors are fantastic for children; they felt like they were just having a nice play in the woods rather than having to sit still and have their photo taken in a studio! 

The first mini session was with this lovely family of five. It was 9am and the light was beautiful with the sun just peeking through the trees. 

I’ve never had any ‘behind the scenes’ photos of me taken before as I don’t normally work with an assistant. But I had my lovely assistant Claire with me for the morning, so she took a few snaps of me at work with this family. I don’t know how interesting it is for you, my lovely readers, to see me at work….so if it is please let me know and I’ll try to post more behind the scenes shots in the future. 

I’ve got 3 more lovely mini sessions to share with you which will be coming up over the next couple of weeks. 

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