Christmas Mini Photo Sessions 2023
It’s the festive season, and there’s a palpable magic in the air. As the nights grow darker, our central heating kicks in, making those cups of hot chocolate with marshmallows taste even more delightful. Children have been penning their Christmas lists for Santa, perhaps some since as early as June! This time of year not only brings the best things, like Christmas cheer and good times, but also marks the return of my Christmas mini photo sessions. And oh, what a Christmas gift I have prepared for you this year!
Beautiful Christmas Portraits
This year at CA Neil Photography, I have created the most magical Christmas scenes for my Christmas mini photo sessions! With the perfect mix of cosy, warmth, vintage and Joy, they are filled with plenty of festive cheer and designed to capture heartfelt portraits of your little ones for you to treasure over the years, as well as making a fantastic gift for family & friends
This years digital themes are ‘Snow Horse’ ‘Victorian Store’ ‘Red Pickup Truck’ ‘White Magical Forest‘ and ‘Enormous Christmas Tree’
What are mini sessions?
Christmas mini sessions take place at my studio in Gartcosh, North Lanarkshire. Lasting around 15-20 minutes, mini sessions are perfect little tasters of what it’s like to have professional studio portraits taken! Aimed specifically at children aged 6+ months (or when baby can comfortably sit up) and suitable for sibling groups
Each of my Christmas scenes are digital composites, children will be photographed against plain backgrounds and then edited into the Christmas scenes. With five magical scenes to choose from this year, you’ll be spoiled for choice!
What to wear?
Mini sessions take place on certain days and typically run back to back. Arriving on time and with the children dressed in the outfits they are being photographed in, really helps in making sure mini days run smoothly!
Because these sessions are shorter than a full session, there won’t be time for additional outfit changes, but this is where layering comes in to save the day!
Bringing accessories like a cardigan, jumper, coat, scarf, etc… can completely change the look of an outfit and offer variation. Warm colour tones, festive tartan, beige, green, navy, cream & red colours all work well for Christmas themes! Because this year’s scenes are ‘outdoor’ digital scenes, having the children wear some winter shoes/boots will work best
What happens after your Christmas mini photo session?
Depending on the package you choose, your digital files will be emailed to you within 2 weeks of your session and your print order placed at the same time. Your prints will then be sent in the post and arrive in plenty of time before Christmas. Perfect if you are giving them as gifts for family and friends
How to book your Christmas mini photo session
I have made the booking process as simple as possible for you! Simply follow the link below to read all the details, reserve your session and pay your deposit.
My Christmas mini sessions are always in high demand, so please book early to avoid disappointment
Christmas Mini Sessions FAQs
Most frequent questions and answers
Each mini session is designed to be brief yet effective, ensuring I capture the best moments without tiring out the little ones. Typically, the session lasts about 15-20 minutes, and because mini sessions run over a couple days with back to back sessions, it’s super important to arrive at your appointment time. Being late may mean your session can’t go ahead
I recommend outfits that complement the festive theme – think Christmas sweaters, festive dresses, or timeless winter attire. However, comfort is key, so ensure your child feels at ease in their chosen outfit
I pride myself on a swift turnaround while ensuring the highest quality. You can expect to receive your digital images within 2 weeks of your session and your prints within 5 weeks (typically sooner)
Yes, it’s essential to choose your package before or at the time of the session. This allows me to shoot specifically for each digital backdrop, ensuring the best possible final product tailored to your chosen package
The beauty of digital composites is that they allow for a relaxed environment during the shoot. Simply ensure your child is well-rested and in a good mood. I’ll handle the rest, creating a magical Christmas scene around their candid moments
Need a little outfit inspo?
browse through the links below to give you some ideas!