Christmas card photo sessions

Posted on November 20, 2014 by Karolina Webb under Children Portraiture
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From experience, I know that many parents plan to use a photograph of the family for their Christmas card but leave booking the Christmas card photo session until the last minute.

This is why this year, I urged my clients to do it in November. I offered 45-minute long sessions held in the family home or garden, I found these shoots perfect for busy households. Parents could participate in the session if they wished; the children, delighted that the session only lasted 45 minutes, could go back to watching Frozen for the thousandth time (unless on a weekday when they would be returning to their advanced calculus homework). This seemed to make the photo-shoot less of an ordeal.

Having limited time, I focus mainly on capturing the siblings, both together and separately. For those close-up pictures there isn’t much space needed, so as long as there is a little bit of outdoor space or a sheltered area ( in case of rain ) amazing results can be achieved.  After the shoot I upload around 30 images onto an online password-protected gallery from which the parents can choose and download 10 hi-res digital photographs of their choice ( each picture in both colour and black and white).

The fact that this is only a limited November offer cuts it just fine enough to avoid the December rush.  At £200 per session is a bargain and if you still haven’t done your photographs there are a few slots left for the last weekend of November!

Here are some examples, as well as the feedback received:

Christmas Card Portraiture

Some of the portraits taken during the limited November offer


‘ Thanks – they are fantastic. I’ve already recommended you to another friend. ‘



‘ Thank you!!!! We love them. I’m so pleased. Thank you.’



‘ You’ve done such an amazing job that we can’t decide which 10 to select!!  ‘


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