It's early still, but the shops seem to be full of Christmas decorations and cards already (I thought they usually waited until Halloween was over?)

Anyway, since we've been a family of three, I've come to realise the value in personalised greeting cards, and thank you cards. Obviously this year we'll be going for Christmas themed family portraits (any one fancy taking some for us?), but there are so many other options out there for handmade, personalised cards... 

I found this inspiring article on Buzzfeed full of fab personalised Christmas card making ideas and wanted to share it with you, in case you're feeling inspired to do something fun and crafty with the kids, particularly since half term is coming up next week. Would love to see what you make - feel free to post your photos in the comments below, or on my Facebook page.

If you decide you'd prefer one of the photo options (like ideas 12 and 19 in the article) then why not book one of my Christmas mini sessions taking place on Sunday 13th November? I've got a range of props and themed backdrops available for each session, with the idea being that you can get a good variety of images taken so you've got plenty to choose from for Christmas cards, thank you cards, email greetings, Facebook cover photos, Instagram posts etc. I've included some sample images below, so you can get a feel for the different set ups. 

When you book, let me know if you'd like hints and tips on outfit colours to go for, to coordinate with the themes. (Naturally, I've thought this through so that it is easy for you to plan and coordinate clothing that works across all the backdrops).

If you decide to print your photos as cards etc then I can also help you with this and guide you on sizes / formats etc. Just ask when you come along to your themed mini-session. 

To book, drop me an email or get in touch. I try to give everyone slots which work with the children's nap times and meals, so everyone is well-rested and in good spirits when they arrive. With this in mind, if there's a clash on requested time slots, I have to allocate the photo sessions on a first come first served basis, so early booking is clearly, strongly recommended. 

You can find all the details here and summarised below:

  • 15 min themed photoshoot session focused on capturing around 10-15 themed images of your family with a selection of props and three festive backdrops - some sample images shown above
  • Each session is suitable for a family of up to two adults and two children, and ideal for babies who can sit unaided, or older
  • There are two packages you can pick from plus you can also add on printed items, if you would like to

Santa Package - £87
All your digital images, edited of course

Elf Package - £57
One edited digital image of your choice
Additional digital images £15 each

Looking forward to meeting you and your family soon!