Waiting For Santa…Christmas Mini Session Experience.

My beautiful props have finally arrived and I have had fun testing them out in the studio today. I am so pleased with the handmade nature of these products, they really give a beautiful and natural finish and are just what I envisioned when I started planning these sessions. Now that the set up is ready it will soon be time to release the Christmas Mini Session slots.


So now I get to share my excitement with you and tell you what this years sessions will be. This year I am not just doing mini sessions, nope I am going one better. This year I will be running Mini Experiences. How is that different? I hear you say, well let me explain and hopefully you will be as excited as I am 🙂

I wanted these sessions to be magical, capturing the real spirit of the festive season so these Mini Experiences will be filled with Christmas Music, festive treats and of course the perfect answer for ticking off those Christmas present lists. After all who doesn’t love a photo.

This years theme will be ‘Waiting For Santa’ with a dress code of Christmas jumpers/Christmas pyjamas.

Each Session will be 20 minutes full of fun and Christmas magic while I capture beautiful images of your children. After your session myself and my trusty Christmas elf will work on your images to make them just perfect and add them to an online gallery for you to view. You will receive 5 high quality digital images (via download from your onlne gallery) to print as many times as you like. I will provide a printing permission letter so you can print wherever you want. There will also be the option to purchase additional printed products through your gallery should you wish.

And that is not all as Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without gifts so I have been talking to Santa and he is kindly sending me a present to give to each child who attends a Christmas Mini Session. Eeeek. I get to be an elf 🙂

Oh and one more thing, as I have now been appointed one of Santa’s trusty messengers he has said that if your children bring along a Christmas letter written to him, I can send them on and he will make sure he sends your children a very special Christmas card. How amazing is that?

So how much will this cost? I hear you say. Your Christmas Mini Session Experience will be just £95 for upto 3 children from the same family. Little ones must be able to sit up unsupported so these sessions are not suitable for really little ones.

These sessions will run over two dates, Saturday 19th November and Sunday 27th November. Slots are limited to 10 per day so these will go fast.

Sessions will be released in three stages-

Saturday 8th October – 8pm – Slots will be released to past clients via email.

Monday 10th October – 8pm – Remaining slots will be released to waiting list clients, you can sign up to the waiting list here

Wednesday 12th October – 8pm – Remaining slots will be released onto my Facebook page.

I hope to welcome you into the studio very soon 🙂

If you have any questions about these Christmas sessions or my bespoke sessions then please feel free to contact me on kelly@kellyhermitagephotography.com or send me a message via my Facebook Page.

Kelly x


Kelly Hermitage is a specialist newborn and children’s photographer based in Burton Latimer, Kettering, Northamptonshire.

To find out more about my sessions please visit my website www.kellyhermitagephotography.com

or email me on kelly@kellyhermitagephotography.com

You can see some of my latest work on my Facebook Page HERE.

Just like Great Grandad

Today I took my youngest into the studio with a very clear vision in my head of what I wanted to achieve. I wasn’t expecting this session to go aswell as it did, if you have read some of my earlier posts you would have heard me mention ‘Photographers Child Syndrome’. Well I was pleasantly surprised when my very well behaved little model did exactly as he was asked and even posed himself a few times.

Anyway, get on with it I hear you say…. The purpose of this session was the hat, this hat is a special hat as it belonged to my Grandad Henry. When Ollie was born we chose his first name to work with his middle name, Henry. I wanted the images to be simple, neutral and have a vintage touch to them. So the studio was set with my new chair ( I love my new chair 🙂 ) and a dressed up Ollie and we had fun while capturing just the images that I had been hoping for.

Oliver Jan 2016

I always ask clients if they would like to bring anything along to their sessions and this is the reason why. These images mean so much more to me than just beautiful images of my gorgeous (yes I am biased lol) little boy. They are a memory of a loved one that is no longer with us, a way of bringing them into the present day and a talking point for the future. I look forward to the day when I sit down with Ollie and explain the importance of that hat while looking at these photos and who knows maybe one day capturing images of my grandchild wearing this special hat.

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