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There are only three things you need to know about family photos:-

1. You should have a blast having it taken (because this is what you will remember every time you look at it)

2. You should ALL be in it (which, in fairness, is why you are probably booking me in the first place)

3. It should be printed. Because this is the only way it will survive the ravages of technological change and you will still be able to look at it in 30 years time

So, to help you achieve these three seemingly impossible missions we have some RULES here at Annie Bee:-

Firstly " Zero Stress Sessions" with NO time restraints and NO rigid posing rules. If the kids/dogs/both need to run around for the first 30 minutes just to let off steam - that's fine with me. If we've got 90 year old grandparents joining us and need to be super quick - that's fine with me too.

Secondly  as much help as you need BEFORE your session getting everyone in the right zone not to mention the right clothes.

Or, if the latter is just TOTALLY a step too far..... we do everything in Black and White.

Honestly....we really do!

I'm a Mum/Wife/Daughter/Stressed-With-Life/Real Human Being too. I know what this can be like to try to organise.

Dad probably wants to be somewhere else. The teenagers can think of NOTHING worse. You've got elderly parents and you're wondering if they're even physically up to it. And then you look at the washing and wonder if you can even get everyone in CLEAN clothes at the same time and on the same day, let alone in co-ordinating ones (I mean - lets face it - what family really has matching beige chinos and white t-shirts?!)

And then you look in the mirror....and wonder if you SHOULD loose that half a stone first after all?

And then you just give up - because there is just TOO much to think about.

And another year rolls by.

Don't worry - I SO get it!!!

Just DO it!  Get booked in and it'll be a hundred times easier than you think! Just choose somewhere lovely. And that can be whatever works for YOU. It can be the park. The garden. Grannys Garden.  Grannys garden in her nursing home. Your caravan in Wales. Your holiday home in Scotland. Your private island in the Bahamas. 

Or come to me. It won't be quite the same as your private island in the Bahamas but we do farm at home and I can guarantee I can find a lovely spot.

And never dismiss the pub as a location. If you've booked a family meal for something lovely - I'll meet you there. We'll just do something super special before you eat. It hardly gets any easier than that (AND they can all have a drink afterwards. AND you don't have to cook).

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Forget 'choosing'.

I want you to pay for EXACTLY what you are having. And I want you to KNOW what that is at the outset. I don't want you to have to leave beautiful images of the people you love on the table because 'you want them all' but then can't because that will blow your budget to smithereens.

So book me for my time and you will get EVERY beautifully finished portrait that we make between us sized for storing and for sharing with the world.  Downloadable direct from your viewing gallery they will be sized beautifully for your social media platform of choice - Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

And - whichever session you choose, you will also receive at least one Fine Art print.

Because digital storage changes continually and Social Media platforms will come and go - and so that Fine Art print is the only way to preserve those memories for ever. 

And it doesn't matter whether you have your printed image at 6x4 to put in a frame on your bedside table or at 16x24 to put in a frame over the fireplace. Annie Bee creates PORTRAITS - she does not sell paper. You are buying a memory and not the paper it has been printed on!

The Family Collections


Up to two hours  on location. Perfect if there are more than six of you, multiple family groups and/or generations.

Expect to receive a digital collection of around 60 beautifully finished images sized for social media.

Choose your favourite FIVE as a collection of fine art prints for your gallery wall or for sharing amongst you and receive a Gift Voucher for £100 to put towards Wall Art, Memory Boxes, Story Books or Albums


Up to one and a half hours on location. Perfect for most families as this gives us plenty of time to capture everything you would love.

Expect to receive a digital collection of around 40 beautifully finished images sized for sharing on social media

Choose your favourite three as a collection of Fine Art Prints for your Gallery Wall plus receive a Gift Voucher for £50 to put towards Wall Art, Memory Boxes, Story Books or Albums


Up to an hour on location. This is often the perfect session if your family includes Little Tiny People or elderly grandparents who tire easily. It is also a perfect 'taster' session if you've never had proper portraits done before and would just love to see what it is like!!

Expect to receive a digital collection of around 20 beautifully finished images as digital files sized for Social Media. Choose your favourite as a  Fine Art Print to frame yourself for your Gallery Wall

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1. If this all sounds horribly overwhelming - call and have a chat, 01604 770013, and tell me what terrifies you.

If it's 11am and the answering machine kicks in, I'm in the studio - leave a message and I'll call you straight back as soon as I'm free.

It it's 11pm and I'm in bed (but this is the first chance you've had all day to read anything) just click HERE and tell me when you're around and I'll call you back when you've got time to talk.

2. It this all sounds amazing and you can't wait - just pop over to the ANNIE BEE DIARY and book your date. 

Once you're booked in I'll give you a call and we can start planning something INCREDIBLE!

3. If this all sounds amazing and this is DEFINATELY something you're going to do eventually but aren't quite ready to book then why not join the Annie Bee VIP's. All VIP's can pay for sessions by subscription. Just pop over to ANNIE BEE GIFT VOUCHERS & SUBSCRIPTIONS and check out the Family Portrait Plan.

And I can't wait to meet you!

Annie x

PS If there are just two of you this session is also available as a Mini Session. Pop over to THE BEAUTIFULLY BRIEF MINI SESSIONS and have a read. Or - for a story-telling session - not to mention your very own Story Book - check out the iconic Annie Bee STORIES OF US

PPS You do NOT need to loose half a stone. I can make you loose that just by the way I make you stand! Trust me....my reputation as a witch is not without foundation ;)