Announcing new spring mini sessions in Surrey

I ran mini sessions for this first time this autumn and they were such a success that I’m going to do them again! I am going to wait until the Spring so that it’s a little bit warmer (here’s hoping anyway!) All of my sessions are now fully booked until May (I couldn’t believe it but I’ve double checked and they’re definitely all booked!) but I have kept one Saturday morning free in March so that I can offer mini photo shoots to 4 different families. 

All of the images in the montage above were taken in March this year. Now I can’t guarantee daffodils or cherry blossom (it’s a challenge these days to guarantee what will be in bloom when) but I’m hoping we’ll be lucky with the daffs! Here are all of the details…..

How are mini sessions different from a full custom session with you?
The mini sessions will last 25 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. 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 mini session photographing them (like this mini session).

What can we expect?
You will be greeted by my colleague and then directed to a special spot which I will carefully choose for the best light and scenery (hopefully a gorgeous display of daffodils!). I’ll photograph you all having a lovely time together and I will also spend some time individually with your children and get lots of great shots of them on their own too.

A spring 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 to buy the session as a present for someone special (I have lovely gift vouchers available!)

A full custom session would be better for you if:
– you have more than 2 children. I need more than 25 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, 10th March 2012. There are four 25 minute slots available at the following times: 9.15, 10.00, 10.45, 11.30

Where will they be? The mini sessions will take place in a carefully selected spot in Surrey which will be within a 20 minute drive of Esher/Kingston/Teddington. I can’t give the exact location yet as I need to find a spot nearer the time which is looking lovely! There will be car parking within a 15 minute walk of the mini-session location so be prepared for a little stroll to get there. You will be sent exact location details in the week prior to your session. 

Can I see the results of the last mini sessions you did?
Of course! You can see the results from them here, here and here. And here is a testimonial from one of the families….you can see their session here
“The mini session was lots of fun and felt very natural, which came through in the photos. Vicki is a real talent, capturing not just wonderful photos but memories that will be treasured forever.”

How much are the mini sessions?  The price is £250 per family which includes the following:
– email questionnaire sent to you beforehand so that I can find out more about your family 
– ‘what to expect’ guide giving tips on what to wear and how to brief the kids!
– 25 minute mini photo shoot in a gorgeous location in Surrey 
– 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 high resolution images on CD ready to print

The normal price for the above package would be over £500 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 the £100 deposit 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 the weather is bad?
If the skies are grey, then that’s no problem and the mini sessions will go ahead. If it is raining then I don’t have any availability to reschedule in the following weeks, so I will refund your deposit in full, or you can put it towards a custom session with me in the future.  

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


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