It’s 2021 and I’m very excited to be able to offer my clients Autumn Mini Family Photoshoots on my family farm, in Stoke By Clare, Suffolk. As we are only a 30-minute drive from Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket and Sudbury, and 45 minutes from Cambridge, Colchester and Braintree, so we are very accessible for clients in the surrounding areas! These 30 minute Mini Photoshoots are perfect for families who would like to update their family photos without having to invest in a full family shoot. This is suitable for individuals, couples, small and large families with children of all ages, and you are welcome to bring your family pets too if you like. The photos will look wonderful displayed around your home all year round, but they also make great Christmas presents for family. What Grandparents don’t want gorgeous photos of their kids and Grandkids as a Christmas gift? These shoots are for immediate family only so not suited to extended families but if you would like a photo of an extended family group, I suggest you book 2 sessions back to back and we can take a few group shots of all of you or all of the kids together in the 5 mins the sessions cross over.
Pets are very welcome and we can get some photos of you all together and also some of them by themselves. As I mentioned the shoots are 30 minutes long and are only available on set dates and times which you can see below and the once the dates are booked up, this special offer and price will not be made available again until next Autumn so don’t miss out and book your shoot now! Five Sessions have already been snapped up within a day of going live!!!
When are they happening?
Saturday 25th September
Saturday 2nd October
Saturday 16th October
Saturday 23rd October
Saturday 13th November
Saturday 20th November
10am or 2pm
I can cater for Babies and Children of all ages including teens and toddlers, although it’s not ideal for Newborns as it can take a while to settle newborns and if the weather is cold then will need to be well wrapped up and then you can easily lose them in blankets and coats. So it’s better suited to older babies that are able to hold their heads up independently.
What if the leaves on the trees haven’t turned brown by the time of the shoot?
To be fair, that is something I don’t have a lot of control over but if the leaves on the trees are still green, we can still get an Autumnal feel to your images by choosing clothing in Autumnal colours as we have done in the images below. Think rusty colours, Mustard, tan, Maroon, but also dark purple, navy and Olive green. Choosing the right clothes will make all the difference. I’ve also purposely set the times for the shoots to be earlier in the morning or late afternoon with the hope that we might get some golden light streaming through the trees. Again, I can’t control this but I can keep my fingers crossed! If the weather is too bad on the day of the shoot, don’t worry, we will just reschedule to a mutually beneficial date and time.
If you would like to read more advice on what to wear for your photoshoot, I have written a blog post on the topic here: https://www.alisonmckennyphotography.com/what-to-wear-for-your-photo-shoot/
What do you need to wear and bring with you?
I would wear something that makes you look cosy and warm, so think wool or fur or leather, preferably in muted rustic tones as mentioned above. I’d avoid bright colours as they are more summery and avoid black as it sucks the colour out of outdoor photos. Even dark grey or navy is better than black as it has a bit of warmth to it. Bring hats, scarves, gloves if you have them, gillets, jackets or coats but try not to bring anything too bulky as it will just make you look bigger in the photos and it’s not as flattering as form fitting outfits. Thin layers are best if it’s a bit chilly that day rather than big heavy coats. Also think about your footwear. Leather boots or (clean) wellies are best as they are what most of us wear in Autumn, whereas trainers or sandals are best suited to summer shoots. If you are unsure of what to wear, lay out your outfits on the floor or bed and send me a photo so I can see how all the colours work together. I might have the odd item that will work well with your choices, or I could suggest something else if it’s not quite working. I’m always happy to help to ensure we get the best look for the shoot.
The price for the sessions are as follows: £200 for a 30 min shoot plus x5 Digital images
Payment is taken in full on booking and unfortunately, I can’t hold dates or times for anyone to keep it fair to all my clients.
After your shoot you will be sent a link to your gallery of the best 10 to 15 images from your shoot for you to choose your favourites from. The gallery will be open for 48 hours, unedited and watermarked but all the images you include in your package will be fully edited before they are sent back to you and I aim to get your photos back to you within 2 weeks. Additional Digitals can be bought once you’ve seen your gallery of images for £50 each. Frames, Canvases, Mounted Prints, Folio Boxes, and Albums are also available for purchase. Please click here to make your Booking now! Click the link, scroll down to find the Autumn Mini Sessions. Looking forward to seeing you then! Alison xx