Mini Sessions

This year’s Christmas mini sessions will be held on Saturday 19th November 2016

Slots available from 10am -5pm

Shoot location:  The Reading Room, Newton Blossomville, BEDFORD, MK43 8AL

What are these sessions?

This will be a mini photo session with a specific theme.  The slots will be much shorter than a usual bespoke session with me and therefore will be offered with a mini price to reflect.  They are great for special occasions where parents would like just a few images of their child to capture the celebration or time in the child’s life.  Perhaps you are after a special image to use for making cards or gifts.

How can I book?

This is the link to the booking page. ** Mini Session Booking **

Please choose a slot and fill out the booking form which will give me the important details for your child.  Then just confirm and pay and this will secure your booking.

Can I change the theme to something more neutral?

All my mini sessions will have a theme.  I plan them a long time in advance so they look great on camera and create the perfect setting to match the theme.  If you are after something more neutral then I think one of my regular sessions would be what you are after.  Please feel free to get in touch and we can talk about session options and availability for this.  annapackardphotography@gmail.com

How many children can I include in a mini session?

Sessions are perfect for up to 2 children.  This is for two reasons really.  One is that there isn’t a lot of space on the backdrop once all the little decorations are set up, but also because there wouldn’t be enough time to focus on many children in such a short session.  On occasion, I can squeeze in 3 children into the session but please contact me BEFORE booking to discuss this with me.  I love booking families so I will do everything I can to accommodate you, but I need to ensure I can keep the session fun and safe for your children.

If you have a larger family you could consider booking 2 sessions which would allow time to capture them all.

What ages can come to the sessions?

For mini sessions, I only ask that any babies are able to sit unaided. This is because I would need a longer session and extra safety precautions in place for little babies. There is no maximum age limit.

If your child takes a long time to settle in a new environment or is very clingy, it may be best to book another time or try one of my normal sessions where I can spend that extra time putting the children at ease.  I have to be very strict on time keeping for the mini sessions and I would hate for you to not get the lovely images you are after because we ran out of time.

What if I am late?

Im afraid I cannot delay any sessions as it would impact on everyone else booked in on the day.  I know it can be tricky getting to places on time with little ones but it would not be fair on the other children if I made them wait longer for their session and risk them getting grumpy and fed up just before their time slot.  If you are more than 10 minutes late, I would have to cancel the session without refund.

What to wear

Your children can wear whatever they like to the session.  As it is a wintery Christmas set up, a Christmas jumper or wintery coats and hats could be one suggestion, or even a special party outfit.  Sometimes clothing with large logos can be a bit distracting in your images but it really is up to you.  I’m sure all the children will look fabulous!

Payment Terms

As these sessions are limited, payment needs to be made at the point of booking.

Package Upgrades

The £35 price covers the session fee and a complimentary 5×7 print of your choice only.

You can upgrade to either the Elf or the Santa package.  If you decide on a package and include it with your booking you get £15 off the package price.  You may chose to upgrade your package once you have viewed your images, however this special booking discount will no longer apply.

Elf Package Upgrade £25
Four 5×7 prints
One high resolution image for digital download (with print rights so you can use for your own prints and gifts)
Personal online gallery for viewing and selection of images
(Upgrade offer is only available if purchased at time of booking and will revert back to £40 after the shoot date)

Santa Package Upgrade £45
Seven 5×7 prints
Seven high resolution images for digital download (with print rights so you can use for your own prints and gifts)
Personal online gallery for viewing and selection of images
(Upgrade offer is only available if purchased at time of booking and will revert back to £60 after the shoot date)

Turn Around times

Photo galleries with be available to view with in 10 days of the shoot.

Digital files will be ready to download from the gallery as soon as you have told me which ones you would like included in your package

Once you have made your selection, prints are normally dispatched within 3 days.

Snacks & Treats

On occasion I have offered sweet treats in some form to the children.  If there is anything your child is not allowed to eat, please fill out the relevant information on the booking form.

So lets get started on making some of that Christmas magic! Please use this link to book ** Mini Session Booking **