Christmas Minis 2021
Updated: Jul 9, 2021
We're in the middle of the year already, how did that happen? Feels like the first few months of 2021 dragged so slowly, and then the rest has been a blur!
I know it seems ridiculously early to be thinking about Christmas, but doing so gives everyone plenty of time to get booked in and psyched for their photos - which will be being held across October this year. The reason for doing them then is to allow plenty of time to get your images returned to you to be used as Christmas gifts. I mean, is there anything Grandparents love more than pictures of their family and grand-babies?!
Perfect present, done!
If you're thinking on booking a 2021 Christmas Mini Session and would like a bit more information, I've put together a list of FAQs that will hopefully answer any questions you may have. If you have a question that isn't answered then pop me a message! I love to chat so don't be shy in contacting me.
The beautiful backdrop we'll be using this year is picture above!
Spaces for these sessions will be limited, and when they're gone, they're gone. So please book soon to avoid disappointment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What are Christmas Mini Sessions?
A: Christmas Minis are exactly as they sound, sessions that are miniature on time (in this case, lasting 15 mins long) and therefore are able to be done at a reduced price compared to a full hour long session. There will be set days that the sessions will run on and there will be several families booked at different time slots on each day (with allowing plenty of time in between for cleaning and re-setting). A lot of time goes into the set up of the set, so having several people on the same day means that the cost is split across all parties to make the sessions more affordable.
Q. How much do they cost?
A. I am offering two separate price structures for Christmas Minis this year, in the hopes that there will be an option to suit each budget and need.
Option 1 - £49
Option 2 - £75
Q. Where are Christmas Minis taking place?
A. Christmas Minis 2021 will be held in my home-studio space in Denholm.
Q. What's included in the price?
A. Option 1:
For £49 you receive a 15 minute session on a beautiful, imported Christmas backdrop, plus THREE fully edited high-resolution digital images for you to choose from a private online gallery of six. Each gallery takes approximately three hours to carefully and artfully hand-edit to provide you with a beautiful choice of images. Your favourite three can then have special effects, such as snow added, and will be delivered via digital download.
For £75 you receive a 15 minute session on a beautiful, imported Christmas backdrop, plus FIVE fully edited high-resolution digital images for you to choose from a private online gallery of eight. Each gallery takes approximately four hours to carefully and artfully hand-edit to provide you with a beautiful choice of images. Your favourite five can then have special effects, such as snow added, and will be delivered via digital download.
Q. How are the images chosen that make up my gallery?
A. Lots of photos will be taken in your 15 minute session, but only the best of the best will be delivered. I choose these personally with a strict criteria in mind to ensure that you receive beautiful, emotive images.
Q. Can I get more images?
A. The short answer is yes, you can. If you love them so much that you can't choose then you can absolutely buy more! There will be an option upon receiving your gallery to upgrade at the special, Christmas Discount prices that follow:
One additional digital image = £15 (down from £20)
Three additional digital images (full gallery)= £40 (down from £49)
Q. How do I receive and view my images?
A. Your edited images will be delivered to you, on a timescale previously agreed upon, via a private online gallery for you to view in your own home at your leisure. From here you can pick your favourites, request tweaks or special features (such as a snow overlay) and share with friends and family should you need some help narrowing down your favourites. Once you have picked your favourites, I will make them available for you to download direct to your computer or laptop. Images can also be downloaded onto phones for personal use but I recommend printing them from a computer/laptop download to prevent compression. Your gallery will remain open for 7 days for you to make your choices.
Example of snow overlay special effect:
Q. Can I buy prints?
A. Yes, there will be the option to buy prints, products and wall art at the same time you receive your gallery if you wish. However, there is no obligation to do so. If you do decide to get prints or any other items, you can rest assured that you are getting the highest of quality from award winning professional labs.
Q. Are Christmas Mini Sessions for children or families?
A. Both! Christmas Mini sessions are perfect for themed children's portraits and also for updating your family photos! So do either, or both! And use the images for Christmas cards, presents and/or just as beautiful keepsakes to cherish.
Q. What do I/we/the children wear?
A. A simple answer is that you can wear whatever you'd like, whatever makes you feel happy and comfortable. But I know that planning outfits for a session can be a bit of a headache, so in the run up to Christmas Minis, I will send out a styling guide to everyone who has booked with some tips and ideas to help make your decisions a little easier!
Q. How do I book?
A. Message me either via Facebook or Instagram (@rachelcassiephotography) , or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your preferred date and I will let you know available times. If there is a time and date that suits you, a £25 retainer will be required to secure your slot with the rest of your payment due no later than two weeks prior to your session.
Samples from Christmas Minis 2020:
I hope this was helpful, if there's any further questions you have then please don't hesitate to ask!
I can't wait to capture some fun Christmas photos!
Hope to see you there!