Everything You Need to Know About Our Christmas Photoshoots

We are so excited that you have booked a Christmas Photoshoot with us and we will explain exactly how a photo shoot session works and what you can expect with us.

What is a Mini Christmas Photoshoot?

It is a time for you to capture some beautiful images in a decorated location which you can use for anything to do with Christmas... Christmas cards, Instagram or gifting to family!

Where Do The Mini Family Photo Shoots Take Place?

Our Christmas Photo Shoots are taking place on Saturday 11th November at High Birch, Upper Bush, Cuxton, Rochester, Medway, ME2 1HQ.

Please drive slowly up the driveway, you should see this gorgeous house on your right, continue on and park through the gate

You can use Google Maps to find us by following this link

Alternatively if you use what3words click here

Where Is There To Park?

When you enter Upper Bush, continue to High Birch and there is parking on the left. Please drive slowly as it's a small village and be considerate to other cars parked (try not to block anyone in or we might have to interrupt your photoshoot to ask you to move your car!).

When Should We Arrive?

We recommend arriving a minimum of 10 minutes before your session so you can find us and have a chat before your photo shoot.

What Happens On The Day of the Christmas Photo Shoot?

On the day of the shoot arrive at High Birch, park up and come and find us!

Over the next 15 minutes we will capture you and your family.

Although our style of photography is candid, we will sometimes ask you to pose (for example: look at each other) to make the most of our time and to get the best photographs possible.

We understand if children will not cooperate during the photos (we have a 6 month old so have been there!) so we have some tried and tested ideas if they won't smile for the camera!

We recommend bringing some toys or snacks with you on the day, also cuddly toys make for great visual aids for them to look at the camera.

What's Included In The Photo Shoot?

Our photoshoots are designed to be relaxed, easy and enjoyable for all the family. The package includes your photo shoot and an online gallery with a selection of curated images from your 15 minute session.

What Kind Of Photographs Do You Take At A Mini Family Photo Shoot?

During the session, we will capture a variety of different photographs including some of the whole family together and some of you all individually. All the photographs will be in the style of a family photoshoot here.

Our style of photography is candid but sometimes we ask you to pose in a certain way to maximise the photoshoot.

What Shall We All Wear?

We know that choosing what to wear can be the hardest part of preparing for a photoshoot so we have some handy tips here.

  1. Dress for the environment
  2. Make sure you are all dressed for the same weather and occasion
  3. Choose a colour scheme
  4. Embrace layers and textures
  5. Avoid pictures or slogans
  6. Choose clothes that are a good fit

We also encourage bringing some Christmas outfits or pyjamas for the little ones to wear (you can put these on for the last 5 minutes of the photo shoot if you want a little more variety!)

We recommend wearing similar clothes, but not matching (unless you want to!). Ideally a maximum of three colours with minimal patterns is best (so it's not too distracting for the eye) but have a look at our previous family photoshoots here, and here to get an idea of what works best.

Here are some moodboards if you are stuck with what to wear!

What Do We Need To Bring With Us On The Day?

First things first - your family! We also recommend the following things to bring:

  • Toys and snacks
  • Hairbrush
  • Hair clips/ hair bands
  • Jackets/coats/hats/scarves
  • Boots/ wellington boots

What Happens If My Child Cries Through The Whole 15 Minutes?

We have been there! We will take a few minutes to let you try and settle them and if they aren't having any of it, we can try later on - there are two of us at the photo shoot so we can swap and try a little something else if all else fails.

How Do We See The Photos Afterwards?

After the session, we will email you a link to an online gallery where you can see the fully edited photographs from your session. The photographs will be edited and you can download them from this link or share the full gallery with friends and family.

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