Rockbeare mini portrait sessions are back for 2020!

I am often asked if I ever run shorter sessions for those looking for a smaller selection of images.  Well, every so often I do run a mini sessions day and today I am excited to announce that I will be holding a mini session day at the stunning Rockbeare Manor on Tuesday 31st March (Easter holidays).

Who are the mini sessions for?

These mini sessions can be used to photograph the whole family, or could be dedicated to a mummy or daddy and me session or to a special mama-to-be wanting a bump shoot.  I am especially keen to get mamas in front of the camera. These wonderful women are curators of our family stories but rarely get in front of the camera themselves through feelings of vanity or self consciousness.  I am passionate that women get in the frame and are recorded with their families.  They are such an important part of our children’s journey. 

These sessions are ideal for the camera shy amongst us as the sessions are short and allow you to interact with your child naturally so you can be photographed candidly.  There is no need for awkward grins into the camera or for any triple chin selfies!

A perfect mothers day gift: 

For those wishing to purchase a mini session day for a Mothers day gift I can provide you with a beautifully presented gift certificate to give on 22nd March.  This gives plenty of time to prepare for the shoot on the 31st March and think about what you’d like to capture.  This is truly a gift that will last a lifetime.  

How to book: 

I am running a limited number of mini sessions which will be allocated on a first come first served basis and will need to be booked in advance on the online booking system. Once you have booked a slot you will be sent further details about your session and payment.


Mini session slots can be booked for £95 for a 30 minute shoot which includes my time shooting and post producing the images to create beautiful artwork as well as one 10×8″ print and associated high res digital file. You will have the option to purchase additional prints should you wish starting at £12/ print.  Print packages and digital file options are also available.  Find out how you can create some beautiful family heirlooms with your images in our downloadable mini session pdf. 

These mini sessions are perfect for updating your photo frames at home or if you wanted to try out some lifestyle photography. If you have a large family or you want your session to be tailored around you a bit more then our full portrait sessions (£175 for an hour shoot) might suit you better. Our usual portrait sessions are more bespoke and can take place at a location chosen by you, with a longer time to shoot which provides a larger variety of images. You can find out more about our portrait sessions on our Families and Children page here.