Apple Blossom Mini Sessions 2019



Monday 13th – Sunday 19th May 2019

Location: Llanblethian Orchards, Cowbridge CF71 7LJ

I run mini sessions a couple of times a year and they are always incredibly popular. Why? The sessions are much shorter than my full sessions and result in a smaller gallery to choose from but they are a great way to update your family portraits at a specially discounted priceI tend to only run mini sessions when I have a special location in mind. Im really excited to be able to offer my customers access to this exclusive and private location. The orchard is awash with beautiful blossom at this time of year and is a truly magical backdrop to your family photographs. You can see more about the blossom over on the Llanblethian Orchards website by clicking here.


  • 20-30 minute mini photo shoot
  • Photo session clothing advice guide
  • A gallery of 10-12 fully edited images to choose from
  • 4 high resolution digital files of your choice (usually £320)
  • You will also get a 20% discount from my a la carte menu should you wish to make additional purchases after the session such as additional digital files, frames, art blocks and prints etc.

Price: £149


These sessions offer a SAVING OF OVER £170 on usual prices. The digital files alone are usually £320!


This is the only week I will be running these discounted mini sessions and there are only a few spaces available. These will be my last mini sessions before Christmas! 

If you do not see a date or time that suits you, please message Sarah directly as there might be some flexibility to the schedule.



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What exactly is a ‘mini session’?

Mini sessions are short and sweet with a duration of just 20-30 minutes rather than a full length session which are between 1 and 2 hours (sometimes longer).

With full length sessions we have an opportunity to get creative, plan outfit changes and looks. We have the flexibility to have time out and play and get a wide variety of shots. Due to time restrictions mini sessions have to be kept simple. One location, one outfit but still lots of fun!

Mini sessions are the perfect opportunity to refresh your family photos in between scheduling a full length session as they session will result in 10 to 12 images for you to select from compared to around 30+ with a full length session.

Things to consider before booking an on location mini session:

Babies – I would suggest that this is not an ideal location for very small children (0-2) as the grass is long and they will likely disappear! If you have small children and would like to take part then it would be possible with parents involved so they can hold the child/ren. 

Extended Families – from experience it is very hard to be able to effectively manage and photograph large families in such a short space of time. It is for this reason that I restrict these sessions to one immediate family group only. If you would like a large, extended family shoot with a variety of individual, sibling and family shots then a full length session will be much more suitable for you.

Location Access – please be aware that the ground at the orchard is uneven with no uniform paths. The orchard also has long grass to enable the organic process. It is for this reason that I advise that everyone who attends is able and happy to visit such a location. If you have mobility concerns then I would suggest an alternative location (which I would be happy to source for you if required). The route to the orchard is also down a single track road. You are able to park by the front gate although you will need to reverse back up the lane following your session. Alternatively you can park at Llanblethian Village Hall and take the short walk to the venue (about 5 minutes).

Time and Temperament – As we only have 20-30 minutes together it is always best to consider how you think your child will react in such a situation. Some children really need some time to get into the flow of a photo session; others will jump right in. Although I will obviously do my very best to make the child/ren feel at ease (it’s what I do!), we only have a short window to play with. If you think your child/ren might need a little more time to be themselves then you might want to consider a full length session.

The Weather – The weather in the Spring can be unpredictable at times. I am happy to shoot in all weather apart from heavy rain (it’s no fun for anyone!). For this reason I allocate certain spaces as a rain dates. In this instance it will be the following week. Please ensure you are flexible to change dates should the weather be against us.


These specially discounted mini sessions may not be used in conjunction with any other discounted voucher or special offer.

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