Looking for 2023 Christmas Minis?

Christmas baby and child portraits
at John Lewis Basingstoke

by | Dec 14, 2019 | Family Photography | 0 comments

Merry nearly Christmas! Are you all almost ready? I know I am – this year’s shoots are all done and nearly all orders delivered in time for the big day.

Let me tell you about a particularly festive and fun day out I had a couple of weeks ago, courtesy of my local John Lewis.

We created a simple, yet beautiful, Christmas room set using a variety of beautiful neutral and white decorations and furnishings from the store.  We then used this set as a backdrop for a surprise pop-up Christmas mini photo shoot event on one of the year’s busiest shopping days!

It was crazy, fast and fun – 14 gorgeous babies and children rolling around the cosy bed and “decorating” the Christmas tree.

Unlike my full photo sessions at home, which flow at a much more leisurely pace, each of these mini shoots was only ten minutes long, or under – and yet we managed to capture so many cute expressions from each of the lovely little ones that participated, the youngest one being only four weeks young! I love me a good challenge 😉

My lovely assistant also managed to capture a couple of photos and snippets of video of me at work – as embarrassing as it is, I wanted to share those too because ‘behind-the-scenes’ are great 🙂



I am a specialist newborn baby, children and family photographer based in Basingstoke and covering  Reading, Winchester, Southampton, Newbury, Richmond, Farnham, London and all cities and towns in between. I’m all about creating beautiful images of family love and connections. Find out more about my photo sessions at homein the studio or at a beautiful outdoor location near you; read about all the stunning ways you could display your family portraits, or simply contact me now to book your own, unforgettable family portrait experience.