Mini Sessions


Mini Sessions

MINI sessions

Small but perfect photo sessions

Mini Sessions are great for trying out a family photo shoot for the first time,  or updating your family photography a year or two after one of my  Family Sessions. Mini Sessions do sellout quickly as they are scheduled on a few select dates throughout the year, so early booking is recommended.

Forthcoming dates : 

Saturday 4 November 2017






Mini Sessions Package £175

This includes :

  • Pre-shoot consultation on the phone or in-person to customise & plan your session
  • Mini Session guide giving you tips about what to wear and how to prepare for your shoot
  • 25 minute mini shoot on location
  • Online gallery with 15+ fully edited images
  • Gift box with 5 luxury 9×6″ mounted gift prints of your favourite images and the same 5 digital images on USB

Further prints and images can of course be purchased separately afterwards if you find you have too many favourites!




November minis


The Carrs (Styal Road car park) 
Styal Road


Grid reference :   53°20'10.4"N 2°14'31.7"W





What are Mini Sessions?

Mini Shoots are a great opportunity if you just want a few shots, if you want to update your photography, or if you are trying family photography for the first time. The key differences with my Custom Sessions are that is that Mini Sessions are much shorter, and I shoot several mini sessions in one day. But as a result, they have a lower price to match.

How do Mini Sesssions work?

Mini Sessions are scheduled back-to-back with other families on the Mini Session mornings. There are 4 or 5 timeslots on each Mini Sessions morning. 

How long is a Mini Sessions?

Mini sessions are 25 minutes and we therefore use a limited number of spots for photography. In comparison, my custom sessions are 90 minutes and we do cover some distance during that time so get lots more variety and customise the shoot to choose the most scenic spots. 

Do I need to book?

Booking is essential. Mini Shoots are by appointment only. Simply click below to book your time slot.

What's the difference between the Mini Session and the Custom Session?

Two things - time and flexibility.

Mini Sessions are 25 minutes and so we cannot achieve as much variety and as many shots as a Custom session which is around 90 minutes long. Mini Sessions are scheduled by me on one morning each month, and I will be photographing 4 families on that morning so we can't run over time. Because of this, I cannot be as flexible as I would be for a custom session, and so if you have a child who is very reluctant to be photographed or difficult to manage, I would recommend a Custom Session. I do have years of experience working with kids and getting them motivated and excited so I rarely have any problems. However, with a Custom Session we customise the whole experience around your family and I would only photograph one family each day so we can time the shoot and choose a location to suit your family.

What shots can I expect? 

I aim to get a minimum of 15 images for your online gallery. We will get some variety and I can be guided by you about what is your top priority. As a comparison, after my custom session I will show you 50 images.

What if it's raining?

I can shoot in any weather except constant rain - so I rarely need to reschedule. However, should we be unlucky enough to have constant rain, I will reschedule your slot to a future mini session morning, free of charge. I do suggest you keep the Sunday (day after) free at the same time, so that if we are rained off we can reschedule to the next day. If you cannot make the following day we can schedule a future date, but as availability is limited it maybe a few months later.

Where are they?

I choose a few locations ahead of time, but it is not easy to predict which locations will look their best on a specific date. So for that reason I will confirm the shoot location about a week before the date. I will select which of my many potential locations are at their best. However I do promise that the location will be a beautiful location within 20 minutes drive of Wilmslow. I always choose locations where there is somewhere easy to park and not too much walking for little legs. 





Simply choose your date & time below to book your mini session. 
Some timeslots may already be sold - select a timeslot in the drop-down box to see what's available.

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November Mini Sessions

Sat 4 November 2017

Mini Session price includes : 25 minute mini photo shoot ; secure online gallery with 15 fully edited images live for 5 days ; gift box delivered to your door with FIVE 9×6″ mounted gift prints of your favourite images and the same FIVEdigital images on USB flash.

Timeslots : 08:30,  09:10, 09:50, 10:30, 11:15