Alternative School Photography that’s natural and fun.

School Uniform mini-sessions work a bit differently to a family photoshoot. But don’t worry I can explain it all for you. Please have a read below and to give you a little idea of how it all works.  I’m always happy to answer any questions on email or phone. So please contact me on 07977 417336 or if you’d like a chat.

When can I do my school uniform pictures?

I run the School Uniform mini-sessions a couple of times a year. Usually on a weekend, around the time the children are all going back for the new school year. But occasionally I add in extra dates throughout the year. Please click the link below to fill out the form and I can contact you when I have dates available to book.

Where will my shoot take place?
I run the sessions in a local Beckenham park. Being outside gives a lovely natural feel to the pictures and really helps keep the children relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera.

How long does it take?

Each School Uniform mini-session last 10-15 minutes which is usually plenty of time to get a few different shots of your child. All shoots are socially distanced.

What should they wear and what do we need to bring?

They need to come dressed in their school uniform so we’re all ready to start when they arrive. It’s also worth bringing any other items of their uniform e.g hat, bag, jumper, blazer. It helps to get a mix of pictures if you have all the extra items of their uniform to hand.
It’s also worth bringing one of their favourite books and a ‘treat’ to keep them happy and relaxed.

What if my children won't co-operate?

Please don’t worry. As a parent myself I understand your concerns. Every child is different. I get that. So before the photoshoot I contact you to find out some information about your child so I can chat to them comfortably and put them at ease while we’re taking pictures. I’m always happy to be a bit silly in order to get the smiles and giggles we want from them. And if they are feeling a little shy, I have a bag of special props that normally gets them relaxing into a smile at some point.

What happens if it rains?

I’m constantly checking the weather in the few days leading up to the day. If rain looks likely then I ask that you can be available the same time and day the following week to reschedule. Failing that we can wait until my next mini sessions date or have a refund but this happens surprisingly rarely.

What happens if I need to cancel?

I ask for at least 48 hours notice if you wish to cancel or postpone the shoot.
However if someone falls ill last minute then I will do my best to re-arrange your shoot for the next available mini sessions date.  Please make sure that you let me know ASAP if you or one of your household is showing COVID-19 symptoms so we can re-arrange your session.

How do I book?

Please fill in the form below so I can contact you with the dates of my next School Uniform mini-sessions. Or please feel free to call me on 07977 417 336 or send me a message on if you have any questions.

When do I pay?

Full payment must be made upon booking.


Tel: 07977 417336

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