Family Mini Sessions - Suzanne Johnson Photography
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Family Mini Sessions

Have you always fancied having some beautiful family portraits but hate the idea of standing in front of the camera and posing?

Then my Mini Sessions are perfect for you – no posing, no saying cheese just good old fashioned fun whist I capture you with your family!


My Mini Sessions are designed to be short but very sweet family photo shoots held a few times a year at special locations in Cornwall. Locations include Gylly Beach in Falmouth and Kennall Vale Nature Reserve in Ponsanooth. Booking is now open for all 2018 dates, book early to avoid disappointment.


Simply book a half hour time slot for your family on one of the special dates listed below and be prepared to have lots of fun and a set of beautiful family portraits at the end of it……


Mini Sessions are just like my full sessions only shorter.  During the session I’ll be capturing natural moments and real laughter and afterwards providing you with authentic family portraits to treasure forever. I won’t ask you to look at the camera and force a smile. Instead I’ll encourage you to interact with each other, play games, have races, build sandcastles, hunt for fairies and pixies to create real emotion …….


The last thing I’ll do is ask your children to sit still for the camera – we all know that’s never going to work! Instead we’ll be led by them and their interests – if they start to get bored of what we’re doing we’ll move onto something else.


Around one week prior to your shoot I’ll email your “What To Expect Guide” full of tips on how I’ll work with you, wardrobe tips and more importantly how to brief the kids so they’re as excited as you are for the shoot!


WARNING!!! These sessions are lots of fun so be prepared to laugh giggle and make some wonderful memories 🙂

``It was so refreshing not to have to pose, but just be together as a family.``

Esther Sandercock


The next Mini Sessions will be held on Sunday 22nd July at Gyllyngvase Beach in Falmouth – one of Cornwall’s finest Blue Flag beaches.  This is the last opportunity before the Autumn to book a Mini Session so spaces are in high demand!

SUMMER On The Beach
Sun 22 Jul @ Gylly Beach, Falmouth


AUTUMN Colour In The Woods
Sun 28 Oct @ Kennall Vale, Ponsanooth


WINTER On The Beach
Sun 11 Nov @ Gylly Beach, Falmouth


Mini Sessions are half an hour long whereas full sessions (Lifestyle Sessions) are an hour long.


Mini Sessions are held on set dates at special locations whereas full sessions (Lifestyle Sessions) are bespoke and can be booked for any date or location in Cornwall.


For more information about full sessions (Lifestyle Sessions) please click here.


Don’t think the kids will sit still? Great! Running, jumping and being lively is  encouraged throughout all of my Family Sessions. Sessions are all led by the kids – that way we all have fun!

``It was so lovely to see the look of pure joy on the children’s faces as they played and interacted with us both``

Nicola Jones


On the day of your Mini Session if it is torrential rain then we’ll reshcedule, I’ll let you know by text by 8.30am. If it’s a little hazy, cloudy or showers that come and go then we’ll go ahead!


I’ve written a handy blog post about rain on shoot day here.


Yes! Spaces are limited and are on a first come first served basis. Your time slot is not booked until you have completed the booking process.


Bookings are made on my bookings page click here and spaces are secured upon payment of the full session fee. Once the session fee has been paid a digital booking form will be emailed to you for completion within 24 hours of making your payment.


Once your payment and booking form has been received you will receive your booking confirmation.


Each Family Mini Session includes your choice of one family portrait as a high resolution download and a 9×6″ Print on Fujicolour Lustre Photographic Paper presented in an Ivory Strut Mount (like the one below). All portraits from the session are uploaded to your own private password protected gallery where you can choose your downloads / print and order more if you wish. You can share the gallery with family and friends using the provided password.

  • 30 Minute Photo Shoot
  • 9×6″ Mounted Print
  • High Resolution Download
  • ‘What To Expect Guide’ Including How To Brief The Kids!
  • Secure Online Viewing Gallery



For more information on my approach to family photography click here.



– Eric Hoffer –

No Posing Just Fun!

Photography is and has always been my method of telling a story in a truly authentic way. No posing and shouting cheese, just good old fashioned fun whilst I snap away. It’s so lovely when customers tell me how much they and their children enjoyed their session and that it was just like hanging out with a friend.

Why Choose Me?

As a mummy I’ve come to understand how precious our time on this planet is and how before we know it years have flown in the blink of an eye. I understand how important it is to leave a legacy of our time spent together and the adventures we embark upon whether it be a trip to the beach, family adventure or our own wedding.

Family Lifestyle Sessions

Family Lifestyle Sessions tailored to each family. Join me for an hours photo shoot at your choice of location and on your date of choice.


``It was so lovely to see the look of pure joy on the children’s faces as they played and interacted with us both``

Nicola Jones

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