There are only three things you need to know about having photographs taken outside a studio:-

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). And this INCLUDES the dogs. Because dogs are family too. And friends. Friends are also family too!

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, this is the usual plan:-

” 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.

PLUS –  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:-

Your other half is probably horrified even at the thought and would rather do anything else other than this thing you’re trying to organise 

You’re eyeing up your two year old wondering if the photographer has even heard of the Terrible Two’s ( yes she has – she’s even managed to get her Terrible-Two through University and out the other side)

The teenagers would rather stick pins in their eyes.

You’ve got elderly parents and you’re wondering if they’re even physically up to it and if the photographer has any idea what she’s letting herself in for attempting to get two practically deaf Octogenarians on walking frames into a family group ( Yes she has….. the photographer regularly gets her 91 years old mother plus walking frame into a MIni and around Tesco’s.  Am probably 10 years ahead of you in the ‘coping’ stakes)

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?)

Then you look in the mirror….and wonder if you SHOULD perhaps loose that half a stone and THEN think about booking?

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. Granny’s Garden.  Granny’s 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 outside. 

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 gather them all together and do something super special before you eat. It hardly gets any easier than that (AND they can all have a drink. AND you don’t have to cook). 




 Ideal for Couples , “Meet You At The Pub to Photograph You Before You Eat” sessions or for families with small children/elderly relatives where attention spans or mobility issues require a shorter session.


Your session fee includes:-

As much help as you need beforehand to prepare

30 minutes of photography 

All of your retouched and fully edited digital files as an SSS Download* (expect to receive around 15) 


Your favourite as a Fine Art print double mounted and framed at 16×12″

Little Sessions are only available at locations in East Haddon or the neighbouring villages. Good Food Pubs for Photos and Family Meals include The Red Lion at East Haddon and  The Saracens at Brington



Ideal for Families of all sizes ……. plus dogs!!!


Your session fee includes:-


As much help as you need beforehand to prepare

60 minutes of photography 

All of your retouched and fully edited digital files as an SSS Download * (expect to receive around 40) 


Your favourite as a Fine Art print double mounted and framed at 16×12″

Full Sessions can be booked on locations Nationwide**




Perfect for Big Family Groups and Extended Families (I can split the session fee amongst you all if you want me to invoice each ‘family’ separately ) or for family photos with dogs AND ponies!


One and a half hours of photography 

All of your retouched and fully edited digital files as an SSS download* (expect to receive around 60)


Your favourite as a Fine Art print double mounted and framed at 16×12″

Mega Sessions can be booked on locations Nationwide**




The sessions I would have loved back in the day when I was a Mum at home with Little People. I often look longingly at my own bookshelf and wish there were 18 albums all lined up – one for each year of childhood –  a Once A Year snapshot of normal life documenting the unnoticed changes in the everyday and recording all those precious ‘firsts’ and ‘lasts’


Included :-

3 hours of documentary photography coverage of ‘life’ in the raw in your own home.

Or wherever you would love me to join you – on holiday. At Pony Club Camp. Out with the dogs. Mucking out stables. 

These are ‘story telling’ sessions and you will receive every image – usually around 120 –  from the day to properly tell that story as retouched and fully edited files 

But – most importantly – we will lay your favourites out in a beautiful Italian album for you to keep forever. Your album and USB containing all of your full size, high resolution image with full printing INCLUDED in your session fee.


Your images from any Annie Bee session stay available for a full 12 months from your session date and you are welcome to add to your Collection at any time at the price prevailing at the time of your order.

Standard Prints currently start from £10.00

Fine Art prints and digital files start at £35.00

Framed Images start at £95

Albums and Memory Boxes start at £295 

Shooting for an album is easier if I know in advance. If this is something that you know that you would love but are booking a Full or Mega session then you are able to pre-order your album at the time of booking at a discounted rate of £195 saving yourself £100. Albums come with your full size, high resolution digital images on a USB.

Don’t forget that your album is INCLUDED with The Story of Us Sessions and ALL of the images we take in your session are included with any session fee. The longer the session the more images you will get!







* SSS DOWNLOADS – These digital files are sized for the three things you want most in the world – Social, Screens and Sharing. They can safely be downloaded from your gallery and stored on any of your devices. There is no limit on the number of downloads – your friends, family and other random people in your life are welcome to download them too if you give them permission. They are perfect for viewing on screens, phones, I-pads etc and sharing to any social media platform. They are NOT full size files so are not recommended for printing. Full size, high resolution files off MY cameras are HUGE (think billboards on Sunset Strip) . If I give you a download link for 60 your I-phone will probably melt. Full size files – if required –  can be purchased separately on a USB.

** Locations of your Choice – I work right across the UK. Travel time and costs are simply calculated at 95ppm from NN6 and – if overnight accommodation is required  – then this is similarly charged at cost (and I will always stay in a Travel Lodge….not your local Ritz!!) However, just ask for a bespoke quotation.



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 DEFINITELY 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 A PORTRAIT EVERY YEAR

And I can’t wait to meet you!

Annie x

PS 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