Christmas Mini Shoots

How will it work?

Minishoots in Winchester work so well for different families for different reasons – the main one being they are shorter than family shoots! If you have young children or children who have the attention span of a gnat, then these 30 minute sessions will be perfect for you! You will be able to book a slot that suits you, so you can choose a time that allows for naps / food etc. The beauty of Christmas shoots is that the sun is lower so we don’t have to worry about it being too bright! We will have 30 minutes together to play and have fun and capture your family chaos / magic / love (please delete as appropriate! 😉  I have scheduled them in for this weekend as I can then process and return the images back to you with enough time for you to make them into Christmas cards if that’s what you want to do!


A lot of people struggle to know what to wear for Autumnal shoots as the colours are so beautiful and the last thing you want to do is clash with the leaves and colours.

Neutral colours are advisable with as little to no patterns or motifs as possible. A common thread of colours among all family members looks great and really knits everybody together.

I have attached a link to my Christmas Pinterest board which hopefully might provide some clarity and inspiration. It is not a complete guide by any means, but hopefully might help guide you!


This year the shoots will be at Micheldever Woods. If you’re unsure how to get there, head up the M3 to Winall. Take the A24 exit but get into the right hand lane towards Basingstoke/A33. Stay on this road past Kingsworthy until it becomes a dual carriageway. Almost immediately you need to turn right signposted Northington/The Candovers. This is quite a narrow and pot-holey road so be careful. Stay on here for a few minutes, head under the bridge and then you will come to a car park on the left. It is a Forestry Commission car park called Micheldever Woods. Once parked, turn left onto the path and then follow the path round to the right. You wiill see me up there!

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How do I book?

The booking process is simple. Click the link below and you will be taken to my booking form where you will be able to select the time that is best for you and your family.

Once you have booked, you will receive a confimation email of the date and time you have booked (these can be changed if there is still availability). I will then invoice you for £75 which will cover the cost of the shoot plus 3 images.

A week after the shoot you will receive a link to your private and protected gallery. You can then choose to upgrade to the Bluebell or Lavender packages should you wish.

The product credit can go towards any of the products listen on my products page or against some other items that are available to look at in the online shop that is linked to the gallery.

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The beauty of being an outdoor family photographer is that I always use a long lens so I have no need to get too close and can keep my distance. I normally pose my families on a blanket and crates (which I provide). I will still have these on standby if needed but you are more than welcome to provide your own blanket, or opt for standing poses if you would rather, as I will be unable to clean these between families.

Wet weather plan

In the event of bad weather, I will postpone the shoots until another weekend. As I am sure you can appreciate, this is a massive pain for many people, so I will only postpone in really bad weather. If we have drizzle then we will go ahead and embrace The Great British Weather! If the forecast looks bad in the days building up to the shoot, I will make a final decision the night before and will be in touch only if we need to postpone!

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