What to Expect

What to Expect

Children need to be having fun, enjoying themselves and being in an environment that they feel comfortable in. Only then can we even contemplate taking photographs that bring out their true character and personality. What to expect takes you through what I do to ensure that you receive the best customer service and we get the best portraits of your children.

My portrait sessions take place either in your home or out having fun in great outdoor locations where we can run around, have fun and enjoy the day.

The majority of my sessions revolve around the changing seasons of the UK countryside. I love every season and the uniqueness it brings to each portrait session.

I'm based in East Sussex (more specifically Ashdown Forest, Hartfield) on the edge of Kent, although I am more than happy to travel throughout the UK.


Children’s Portrait Sessions


  • A consultation via email or telephone
  • Clothing tips and advice
  • My skill, talent and time as a photographer
  • A session time of between 1 to 2 hours
  • Professional editing and post processing of the best images from the day
  • An ordering session of the final images in the comfort of your own home
  • Advice on prints and products best suited to your needs
  • A personal and bespoke service from beginning to end



If you like what you see, please drop me a line either at my email address mimi@mimivp.com or via the contact form for more information and a product list.

When you're ready we can either talk on the phone or communicate via email to discuss your child's portrait requirements. We will also discuss your preferred season and/or a specific date you had in mind.

Once you are ready to book, a reservation deposit will secure your chosen day and time. We will also schedule in a second date in case of weather extremities or illness.




As you take a look around my website you will get an idea of the style of clothing that we will use in our session.  It doesn't have to be new, expensive or designer, although clothing and styling is very important to the outcome of the final images.

In our pre-booking conversation we will talk together about what to wear, I can send you some ideas and give you some "seasonal' tips on what may or may not work. Rest assured, that my aim is for the process to be as effortless as possible.  In the run up to the shoot I will send you helpful emails to ensure all your questions are answered.




All the sessions begin in a very relaxed manner and as a parent you can take a back seat and leave the direction of the session to me.

The session is taken at a leisurely pace to ensure that your child is happy, comfortable and having fun. We will stop for snack breaks and rest breaks whenever necessary.  I allow up to 2 hours of shooting time, although often 1 hour is more than enough, other times children don't want the morning to end.

On the whole sessions start at 8am, when the first of the morning light peaks its rays thought the clouds. This is also when most children's energy levels are at their best. Starting nice and early also means you can then have the rest of the day to get on with normally family life.

Mimi VP taking a portrait of a little boy



After the session the images are uploaded, selected, edited and prepared for our ordering session which will take place between 14 - 21 days after our session.  We will speak shortly after the shoot to organise the best day and time for you to view the images.

Every photograph from the selection is cleaned up, a colour palette is chosen and I work hard to make sure each image reaches my high editing standards. This process that takes the most amount of time...many, many hours in most cases.

The final selection will be approximately 20 - 30 of the best images.



This is arguably the best part of the process for the parents of the children I photograph. Getting to see the final selection of photos in all their glory.

Often customers are concerned that they won't be able to make their final choices in one evening.  However, my experience in knowing how best to make the selection process can really make a difference.

Together we can make decisions based on what you want to do with the images and how best to accomplish that.

All purchases can be paid for by cash, credit or debit card on the day.




As you will see from my product list I have sourced a selection of products that are produced by high-quality framers and professional printers.

This means that your prints and products are calibrated to match the colours and tones that were intended.  Also that the quality of products will last the test of time.

I will bring you a selection of product options so you can choose what works best for you.




The items are delivered to me so that I can check they meet the necessary standards before I deliver them to you. This is approximatly 14 days - 21 days after the order has been taken.

All you have to do is put a nail in the wall!



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