It might only be May, but Christmas is only around the corner and let’s face it, we all know how quickly things can move. with 30% of our Christmas Mini Photography sessions already sold, I can guarantee by the start of the summer holidays we won't have many left.
Last year, all four dates sold out by August, this year I have added an extra date to avoid disappointment. Think of this Christmas as a sequel to last year’s. We have a bigger budget (well we never managed to book that holiday…), better special effects (go on, splash out on those 35m Christmas lights), and an imagination we could ever muster. We think it’s really important to bring back the magic of Christmas, and we’re here to help you capture it; after all, they're only this little once!
Our Christmas Mini Sessions are being held during October, November, and December giving you the perfect opportunity to share some Christmas magic with your friends and family. Not only are the sessions a great way to capture that perfect Christmas card image for your family, but they’re also the perfect way to allow your all to get into that Christmas feeling!
Our sessions are being held on the following dates:
14th / 15th and 16th of October 2023
18th / 19th of November 2023
2nd / 3rd of December 2023
Our Christmas mini-sessions start at just £99 and include:
- 20 minute professional studio session (up to 3 people, please get in touch for larger families so I can extend your time)
- Use of props
- A bespoke viewing appointment on our 52’’ screen
- New backdrops for 2021 (Please note these are last year)
Your final balance is due a week before your session and your above payment will be deducted from your chosen package:
* Sapphire - £99 - 1 background, 3 digital images
* Ruby - £199 - 2 backgrounds, 8 digital images
* Diamond - £249 - All backgrounds, all digital images in your gallery and all images as 7x5 gift prints, and a digital video with Santa
As you all know I love to give to charities close to my heart, and this year I am donating 10% off my Christmas Mini Session bookings to Bodie Hodges Foundation to help not only Special Educational Children but those who have bereaved a family member. Sadly a past client has gone through an awful tragedy and id like to dedicate it to their chosen charity.
You might have already noticed, but we LOVE talking Christmas, so if you have any questions about the sessions, please get in touch! Otherwise, bookings are now OPEN. All you need to do today is pay £20 to secure your session. If you’d like to book, click here to pick your time slot and secure your session.
It's been a while since I did a cake smash blog and after this session, I knew this would be the one. Little Albie came to visit me the other week to celebrate his first birthday and my, did we have a smashing time.
Our cake smash sessions are a different way to celebrate your little one’s birthday. It's not only a way to capture this huge milestone in their lives but it also gives you lasting images and memories that last forever. Not only do they grow so quickly but nowadays with all our smartphones, it's not often people get real images taken. We always offer family/sibling images with all our sessions which I also think it is such an important thing to capture. How many of the images of your smartphones include you all as a family? I know mine doesn’t. As a parent(s) you are always behind the camera and not in the image. Creating those lasting family portraits are so important, and Albies grandad managed to come for a couple too.
This also leads me to approach the subject of prints. I always give ‘’Gift prints’’ with all my packages as it's nice to have your images in a physical form and not stuck on your USB in a drawer somewhere. Digital is so easy, convent and the way of life now however I do pride myself on providing a full service and this includes giving you something tangible. These even make perfect gifts to grandparents, aunties, uncles, godparents etc.
As always I offer some before images these can include family/sibling images if you wish, this gives you a variety of images on top of the cake smashing part and of course our splish splash in the tub. As you can see little Albie enjoyed his cake smash session so much he even decided to lower his head down the cake and take the biggest bite. This was defiantly the highlight of his session. He had such character and to watch him enjoy getting stuck into his cake was such an honour. It's always an honour to capture this huge milestone for little ones and their families. I truly love the simplicity of this cake smash and how little Albie rocked his session.
Every cake smash session is tailored to a theme/colour suited to you and your little one, in this case, our client chose a subtle but colourful set-up and went for our white backdrop with blue and white balloons, a simple but effective design. Picking something simple but subtle doesn’t take the focus away from little one and it also enables the images to be put up with any room decor. Bumps baby beyond also provided the nappy cover and braces which are specially designed by Pixey Dust Photography Props. Each of our setups includes the cake too! I know amazing right. Simply book your session with us and we have you covered for most of the designs/themes. I also offer varieties when it comes to the ingredients of the cakes. All our cakes are made by the fabulous Dina from Dina’s cake creations. She tailors the cakes to most dietary needs. We have done most now, Egg-free, Gluten free, Dairy free, Vegan, Vegetarian and we’ve even had our first fruit cake last year. Yes, I don’t mean fruit as in the actual cake I mean a cake made out of fruit. It was truly incredible. You will see from our sample gallery how great Dina’s cakes truly are and the fact she can tailor to most dietary needs is even better. Always get in touch and ask us. Here at Bumps Baby Beyond if we can do it then we always do.
If you want to see a little behind the scenes, please see the below video
Christmas Mini Sessions – Back for 2021!