Timeless, maternity, baby and cake smash photography, covering Andover, Basingstoke, Newbury, Salisbury, Tidworth, Stockbridge, Southampton and surrounding areas of Hampshire, Wiltshire, Berkshire

Your Magical Christmas Photoshoot

11-12 November 2023

Your Session

You will have received an email with the date and time of your slot. Please make sure you are on time. I have multiple shoots running consecutively and if you miss your slot, you miss your photoshoot! You have up to one hour for your shoot.

The 2 Set-Ups

I will take some classic portraits as well as the magical image. There will be 2 set ups for your shoot - some classic portraits, including some with a glittery Christmas finish, as well as the magical image, created after the shoot in Photoshop. These set ups are shown below.

Girl snuggled under a blanket, reading a book, leaning against a reindeer lying in the snow.
Family portrait of young couple with their baby, sitting at an Andover photography studio against a dark backdrop.

What to Wear

You are welcome to bring a change of outfit for your children or stay in the same outfit for both set ups. Go smart or casual, but avoid bold patterns and large logos to keep your images timeless and to keep the focus on faces rather than clothes.

For the magical image, you can choose Christmas pyjamas, preferably in a light colour, or borrow the white fluffy cardigan and blanket, as shown in the reindeer image above. These will completely cover whatever your child is wearing. I recommend Next or Asda for Christmas PJs, both of which have a click and collect facility in Andover. Alternatively, Zara to great kids clothes.

What to Bring

Your session will be up to one hour, but may be quicker, as children don’t usually want to hang around posing, so I have to work fast! If you are happy to, bring some sweets or whatever works in case we need to bribe your children, but I’m confident that we’ll get some lovely smiles.


My studio is in our garden, so it’s a house you’ll be looking for. The address is Blacksmith’s Cottage, 8 Waterloo Terrace, Foundry Road, Anna Valley, SP11 7LY. We are diagonally opposite Greenfield Farm Shop and you can park on the road, but please don’t block the driveway. Please come through the side gate when you arrive and go straight on up to the studio, a lovely cosy log cabin, where I will be waiting to welcome you.

Receiving your Photos

I will edit your photos and create a private online gallery for you to view them and choose your package. You can then purchase your chosen package online, for immediate digital downloads. Your gallery will be ready for you within 2 weeks of the shoot and I will email you as soon as it is ready.


I hope this answers many of your questions. If you would like to discuss your session, please get in touch via my Contact Page.

Helen x

Your Forever Family Photographer

I help busy parents like you to create timeless, natural, printed photographs of your family for your beautiful home, taking away the hassle of choosing and ordering quality prints, artwork for your wall or quality albums, all the while ensuring the whole family has a memorable experience.

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