Announcing date for Autumn mini sessions in Esher, Surrey

I know, I know, we haven’t even had our summer yet (we hope!) and I’m already talking about autumn! I thought I should officially announce the date for my autumn mini sessions as I’ve already had 2 slots book, so there are only 2 left. 

All of my custom family sessions are now booked up until November, but I have kept one Saturday morning in October free for mini sessions so that I can photograph 4 lovely families on one morning. 

All of these photos were taken at sessions last October & November. I can’t guarantee the sunshine, but I can guarantee the smiles (please don’t stop reading….I promise no more cheesy lines like that!) 

How are mini sessions different from a full custom session with you?
The mini sessions will last 25 minutes in length and my custom sessions last from 1-2 hours. The mini sessions will take place in one set spot in the woods, whereas i
n my full sessions we normally take a walk in a location of your choice and shoot in lots of different spots for varietyAfter a mini session, you will get around 15 fully edited images in an online gallery, including family shots and individual shots of your child/ren. After a custom full session you receive around 35-45 fully edited images. With a custom session most families spend between £700-£1800 (including the session fee) to get a good selection of products. Mini session are a set price of £260 so it’s a cost effective way to get some lovely photos of your family. 

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 your kids (like this mini session).

A mini photo 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. 

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. 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.

When are the mini sessions? The morning of Saturday, 20th October 2012. There are four 25 minute slots available at the following times: 9.15, 9.55, 10.40, 11.20

Where will they be? The mini sessions will take place in a carefully selected spot in Esher woods in Surrey. There will be car parking within a 10 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 autumn mini sessions you did?
Of course! You can see the results from them herehere 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 £260 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 Esher 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″ mounted 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. 

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 you need to be available at the same time on Saturday 27th October. If it’s raining on that day too (please no!) then I will refund your deposit in full or you can put it towards a full custom session with me. 

It all sounds great….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. 

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


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