"You have captured us all so well and somehow nothing looks ‘contrived or posed’, just natural fun and laughter! We love them all – each one shows the girls’ personalities perfectly. I knew that we’d love them, but I didn’t expect to love them so much!
What a treasure of memories, thank you, thank you, thank you!”
- Julia & Bruce, Guildford
"You captured us all perfectly!"
"Thank you so much for creating these beautiful photographs of our family which have captured the children’s personalities so perfectly. You have such an amazing talent to be able to identify and capture the defining moment.
Looking at the images fills me with pride and happiness every time I look at them. There is no doubt at all that we will see you again, I am addicted! I'm so grateful that we met you."
- Ailish & David
"No other photos compare!"
You can expect to have a great time and enjoy reconnecting as a family.
Forget sitting still in a boring white studio being asked to say cheese for the camera - my family mini sessions take place outside where kids are often at their happiest. I’ll photograph you having fun as a family and also the children individually and together (if time allows).
I pride myself on being able to get the best out of everyone, big and small (even those reluctant Dads!)
I work quickly and you'll be amazed just how much we can capture within 25 minutes. I have lots of prompts and games up my sleeves so you'll never be sat there feeling awkward! (Photographers - you can grab my Joyful prompt guide here)
I’ve been running my family mini sessions in Surrey for over a decade and so I have experience of photographing hundreds of different families.
I find that 25 minutes is usually the perfect amount time to keep little ones attention (and often the parents!) and everyone leaves saying they had a brilliant time because it's quick and fun!
The fun part! We spend a a relaxed 25 minute together taking photos. I have lots of prompts helping you to connect and laugh together as a family - you'll all have a great time!
I find out all about your family so that I can engage with your kids immediately and capture you in the best way. I send you my prep guide so you know exactly how to prepare for your shoot.
Your gallery is live within 2 weeks of your shoot. You have 4 days to enjoy your gallery and choose which images you'd like to keep.
You will then receive a gorgeous package containing your chosen prints and digital images from your mini session.
"Vicki, I have been literally jumping with joy during the slideshow of our gallery – they are simply the most wonderful pictures I have ever seen in my life and I am thrilled that I am in them too!
I just love the expressions on the boys and we all look so relaxed. Thank you so much for this Vicki, you have made me so happy I cant explain it in words (sending you a cyber-space big hug!)"
- Ruth & Giles
"I'm jumping for joy!"
In 25 minutes you have captured some beautiful photos which we will cherish forever.
I’m excited! I can’t thank you enough."
— Mona & Bhavin
"Love, love, love the photos!"
Most of my mini session mornings take place at a stunning location near to Farnham in Surrey.
I choose this location because there's lots of variety and it's simply stunning!
Depending on which season you go for, there is a lovely variety of views, sandy areas, reeds, yellow gorge, long grass and gorgeous golden colours in the autumn.
There is parking nearby and facilities. And if you're travelling from London or further afield (I have lots of clients who do!) then I'll also send lots of local places you can visit afterwards to make a day of it.
"Our experience with Vicki was EVERYTHING you could hope to experience with a photographer. Vicki was professional and prompt in her communications and focused but relaxed during our photoshoot.
She managed to take gorgeous pictures of our young children and our family despite quick and unpredictable movements. We now have pictures we will treasure for the rest of our lives.
- The Poole Family
Vicki has been taking photos of our family since 2016 and as a result have wonderful photographic memories that we will truly treasure for the rest of our lives.
Vicki has a warm and fun approach to her work: essential when you have an unwilling model in your toddler! Each and every time we get our photos through we are delighted with the images and the service we receive. Vicki will continue to be our family photographer for many more years to come. If you get the opportunity to have a shoot with her take it: you will honestly not regret it.
— The Ingram Family
"Photos that capture special moments in time"
Think long grass, summery clothes, and with some luck, a bit of sunshine to go with it!
Saturday 17th June | Farnham area, Surrey
25 min slots available:
8.10, 8.50, 9.30, 10.10
Sorry these are now full. Please join my VIP list below so you don't miss out on future dates or any late availability.
My favourite time of the year to shoot! Think warm colours, golden light (if we're lucky!) and cosy clothes.
Saturday 14th October | Farnham area, Surrey
25 min slots available:
8.40, 9.20, 10.05, 10.45
All booked, next mini sessions will be spring 2024.
My aim is simple……to provide you with photographs of your family that make you smile every time you look at them. Photos that will be enjoyed for generations to come.
To me, photographing families is much more than being asked to sit still and smile at the camera. I aim to capture the essence of what makes your child special; those shy smiles, the head thrown back in laughter and even the frowns! Capturing them as they really are and the special connection you have as a family. No uncomfortable posing, no kids getting bored and definitely no hard sell.
I’ve been in business for over a decade - I've been running my family mini sessions in Surrey since 2011 and have photographed well over 500 families. This means I have the experience necessary to get the best possible photos of your family.
My photography style has been described as natural, joyful, expressive and beautiful. I love to capture families authentically (no cheesy poses or fixed ‘cheese’ grins allowed) but making them look beautiful at the same time!
As a mum of two boys myself, and having photographed hundreds of children over the past decade, I’ve seen it all! I’m known for my ability to get you belly-laughing and cuddling during your session, and you’ll leave the mini session feeling like you've made special memories and reconnected as a family.
"We have been photographed by Vicki on many occasions and have been delighted with the images that she captures.
We can't recommend her highly enough - she's very talented and even better, has a lovely manner, putting us all at ease..
- The Bainbridge Family
"Vicki puts us all at ease"
"Vicki was friendly and very professional. She was absolutely brilliant with the kids and made them very comfortable and happy.
We had lots of photos to choose from with various settings. We are absolutely delighted with the final result, and the presentation of our package was a lovely touch.”
- The Richards Family
"Absolutely brilliant with the kids"
+ Questionnaire so I can find out more about your family
+ 'What to expect' guide so with clothing tips and how to brief the kids!
+ A relaxed & fun 25 minute shoot with Vicki
+ Secure online gallery with a minimum of 20 edited images live for 5 days
+ A beautiful gift box delivered to your door containing four 8x6" mounted prints of your choice and the same 4 digital images*
"We have had a few mini sessions with Vicki. I cannot believe how she is able to capture our family so perfectly in such a short time.
The kids adored her, it was really good fun. The resulting photos are stunning, they are a beautiful addition to our home and something we will treasure forever. We cannot recommend Vicki enough,
- The Parsons Family
"The kids adore Vicki"
"Vicki shoots the most natural and stunning family photos.
We have done a couple of mini shoots with her and can't recommend enough. She puts everyone at ease and is especially good with children. Not much posing is needed but the results are amazing!.”
- Yen Fun Tai
"Vicki puts everyone at ease"
Not knowing how to pose - don't worry, unless you're a professional model, why would you! I have well over a decade of experience of photographing families and will gently guide you into relaxed poses during your mini session.
Being awkward in front of the camera - 99% of my clients say this before the shoot! And they all say I made them feel relaxed and they actually enjoyed being in front of the camera. I give you lots of prompts and things to do, so you're never stood there wondering what to do with your hands!
What to wear - before the mini shoot you'll get my comprehensive preparation guide with clothing tips
Finding a location for the shoot - this is all sorted for you at my mini session!
"When I booked the mini session I was a little unsure that in such little time we would have opportunity for very nice pictures. I was so delighted when I saw the results. The pictures were absolutely stunning, I could not wish for better.
Vicki is excellent at capturing the right moment and making the most of your time. Excellent professional, I would highly recommend. Without a doubt we will be using her services again.”
"I was so delighted"
"We recently spent a thoroughly enjoyable half an hour with Vicki on one of her mini sessions. The outdoor location that she chose was perfect and within minutes of meeting she managed to put myself, a reluctant husband and a wary toddler at ease! Vicki has a natural talent and a warm personality and captured some wonderful images that we will cherish forever. We will look to Vicki to capture all the family milestones that are to come."
- Janine Thomas
"We will cherish these photos forever"
Please fill in the contact form below (or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org) and tell me which time slot you would like, then I’ll send you the booking info to reserve your session.
Sessions will be allocated on a first come, first served basis and won’t be confirmed until payment is received. They tend to fill up fast so please be quick!
"Cannot recommend Vicki enough. The shoot was really enjoyable and she worked brilliantly with our kids, making it really fun and the prints were just beautiful. More than what we expected. She has a very good eye and is an exceptional photographer.
A highly slick operation with brilliant results. Thank you.
- The MacKinnon Family
"The shoot was really enjoyable"
"We've used Vicki to photograph our family on of a number occasions and I've been amazed at how she is able to capture such beautiful, natural images despite the challenges of trying to photograph lots of little people together with their harassed parents in a short space of time!
She has a lovely easy manner and I love the bright, fresh style of her photography.
- Emily Wright
"I recommend Vicki to
all of my friends"
My family mini sessions usually sell out very quickly, so the only way to grab one is to be on my VIP list.
I'll only email you a few times a year when I'm announcing my new family mini session dates in Surrey. Join now so you don't miss out!
don't miss out!
Great, I have answers!
You don't need to worry about this! I will send you my 'what to expect' guide before the session which explains how to brief the kids and what to do if they play up at all during the session.
I've photographed hundreds of families and have a ton of experience of dealing with children of all ages.
If you think your child is particularly shy or lively then it might be worth booking a custom familiy shoot with me instead. Just contact me to ask if you're not sure.
Absolutely not! I have over a decade of experience photographing families and have seen it all!
I have lots of tricks up my sleeve to ensure I capture joyful, connected photos of your family.
Of course! I have been running family mini sessions since 2011. You can see some of the results here on my blog.
I will have a back up date booked in which is usually the day after on the Sunday. If it's forecast to rain then I will move to the back up day.
If it's raining on the back up day (please no!) then I will move your session to another date in the future.
Yes I do! I have a Joyful prompt guide for family photographers, a step-by-step online course and 121 mentoring. You can see all of the details here on my photographer education website.
Definitely not. All of my prices are completely upfront and transparent, so there are no nasty surprises after the session. I have over hundred 5 star reviews on Google and many more hundreds of delighted clients, so you have no worries there!
You are able to purchase additional images and prints at reduced prices. Just contact me if you would like more details before you book.
"Beautiful, natural photos by a talented and professional family photographer. Thank you for another easy and fun experience Vicki. These photos are so special and I will smile every time I look at them.
Couldn’t recommend more highly..”
- The Maher Family
"I will smile every time I look at these photos"
"I couldn’t recommend Vicki highly enough.
"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
- Melissa & Clive
"The session was lots of fun"