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Memorable Starting School Photos

Posted on 21 Jul, 2023 by Sarah Hart

School Mini Sessions 2023

School photos: they’re one of those purchases you feel you have to make, yet, very often you don’t love them. The official school photos are often lacking character, bare little resemblance to your child plus usually showcase a baked bean stain down your little one’s jumper! But there is another option!  My yearly “Starting School” Mini sessions offer a much nicer image of your child. You’ll end up with a photo you’re proud to frame and put up in your home.

So another year has come round again and I’ve had lots of clients enquiring as to when my Starting School Mini Sessions were being held this year. So I’ve put together all the details below for this year’s September sessions.

Stunning School Photography, school mini sessions, Sarah Hart Photography, Tonbridge, Kent

Session details

School Mini Sessions are a perfect way to commemorate your “baby” starting school!  It’s incredible to look back when they finish primary school and see the changes – the images from these sessions aim to capture their personality and show how small they were. Open to both children just about to start school and those who have already begun school life (including if your “baby” is just about to start secondary school too), siblings are welcome  up to a maximum of 4 children. 

The mini sessions cost just £30 for a 20 minute slot and includes a complimentary 8×6″ print from your session. There’ll be a dark grey backdrop (as seen in these images) and my beautiful old wooden school desk. The sessions are held at my home studio in Tonbridge and after the session you will receive a link to an online viewing gallery of between 8-10 images to choose from. Should you wish, further prints or digital images can also be purchased as follows:

  • 7 x 5″  or 8×6″ print – £15
  • 10 x 8″ print – £20
  • Individual digital high resolution jpeg (sent via email) – £25
  • The whole gallery of images as high resolution jpegs sent via digital download – £150
  • NEW for 2023! Commemorative chalkboard image using information you provide about your child, eg. school name, age of your child, likes, ambition (!)  etc. You can also provide an image from their first day at school or use one from the photoshoot – £10

How To Book

Please just send me an email to stating which date and time is your preferred slot.

School Mini Sessions are available on the following dates with these slots to select from (updated as often as I can, to try and show a better representation of which slots are still available)

Saturday 9th September: 9:00am, 9:20am, 9:40am, 10am, 10:20am, 10:40am, 11am, 11:20am, 11:40am, 12pm, 1:20pm, 1:40pm, 2:00pm,

Sunday 10th September: 9:00am, 9:20am, 9:40am, 10am, 10:20am, 10:40am, 11am,

Monday 11th September 2:00pm, 2:20pm, 2:40pm,  3:00pm, 3:20pm, 3:40pm, 4:00pm, 4:20pm, 4:40pm, 5:00pm,  

So if your child is just about to set off on their long path of education and you want to mark the occasion, or if you just fancy a stylish school photo that you’d be proud to have on display, drop me an email to let me know your preferred session date and whether you’d like morning or afternoon and get your little one booked in this September –

Looking forward to meeting you!

Sarah x

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You can view some more school photos from previous School Mini Photoshoots HERE

PS – Clients often ask me where I purchased my beautiful old wooden school desk. The answer – Ebay!

3 Comments Memorable Starting School Photos Client Gallery

  1. Chloe Stewart says:

    How do I book this?

  2. Emma Scudder says:

    I’d like to book for Sunday 10th September please 10.20am for school photos if still available?

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