Christmas Mini Photo Shoots: What You Need to Know:

After a very trying year, we all yearn for that bit of normality back into our lives. While we are hoping to have that back very soon, this Christmas we want to give you something to actually look forward to in 2020! Every year over 100 families from all over the North East choose to celebrate Christmas with a magical, mini Christmas photo shoot by Newborn Story Photography. This year, it is more important than ever to keep these family traditions alive and our morale up! We can all use a bit of extra cheer. 

This Christmas we want to gift you a family experience, not just a photo shoot. The festive experience will take place in our warm and cosy Sunderland City Centre studio (very easy to access by car or public transport). Each slot is 30 minutes long and we can accommodate a maximum of 5 people per slot. Hint: We also have nice candies for the kids!

Check out our BRAND NEW Christmassy set-ups: 

And guess what? You can mix both festive and plain-coloured backdrops. Why? Because together with our festive themes set-ups, we also want to create some stunning traditional portraits for your family to treasure for generations to come. 

Please, note that we will be releasing fewer slots due to Covid-19. Even though each slot will be 30 minutes long, we are reserving 1 hour per party in order to have enough time to do a thorough cleanup after each session. This also allows for plenty of time between the sessions, so that the studio is only reserved for you and your family. 

We have two special pricing packages, both created with extra care for you:

  • Print Package: 30-minute fun and exciting Christmas photoshoot session that includes 5 mounted 5x7’’ print images (best gift idea!) for £90.


  • Digital Package: 30-minute fun and exciting Christmas photoshoot session that includes 5 digital images on a personal private gallery with printing rights (print as many as you want, anywhere you wish) for £150.

You will personally select the pictures you like the most via your own private gallery and there is an option to purchase additional pictures (£10 for prints and £15 for digitals). 

All booked? Lovely. Now, here's how to prepare for your Christmas festive/non-festive shoot:

This year we have two Christmassy set-ups: a lighter and a darker one. This allows for some great variations and creativity with the outfits. Let's start with some general tips first:

Dress for the season with some cosy sweaters, hats, scarves, or Christmas socks! Or if you prefer, you can always choose to go more natural. Avoid big logos as they can be too distracting - for both festive and non-festive looks. Make sure you are comforble in our oufit. Bring a spare outfit if you want to change. Keep in mind we can allow only 2-3 outifts per session. It is best to come dressed in the first outfit and have outfits ready to change during the session. If your children love a piece of Christmas decoration or anything connected to how you spend Christmas as a family, bring it to the shoot, if at all possible. 

Now with regards to colour combos, here's our advice:

For the white backdrop we recommend outfits in the colours cream, grey... as well as most pastels colours. For the girls, try sparkling dresses and skirts, or similar outfits. 

For our darker backdrop, please plan various outfits in navy blue, green, red or brown. While smart dress code is always an excellent choice, we encourage you to bring some winter jumpers or pyjamas (not necessarily Christmassy) as well. Especially if you are after some shots with gifts! 

A top tip we have for you is to bring small wrapped gifts for kids and let them open them during the session! This is a lovely way to get them trully excited for the shoot and for us to capture a few "real emotions" as well! 

If you haven't yet secured your slot, there is a £20 booking fee required. Book here!

Read our full T&C here.