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Wahoo! Well done on snapping up a exclusive Hazel&Cass Christmas Mini session!

This handy dandy session guide will tell your everything you need to know about how to best prepare for your session, ensuring that both you and your little angel have a great time.

If you haven’t already, please also read through the information & booking guide for clarification on what’s included in your session and available products. If you didn’t order any products while booking and think you may change your mind, examples of the Christmas cards and golden frames will be available in the studio, so just let us know during your session if your interested.

During your session feel free to take any behind the scenes photos or video for your Instagram stories. Be sure to tag @hazelandcassphotography and use #hazelandcasschristmas so that I can repost them on my own story! When you receive your digital image, post it on Instagram using the same tags to go into the draw to win a 11x14 fineart framed print!

What to wear

  • For the babies, we have plenty of knitted rompers and a few little outfits which can be viewed on the Baby Milestone page.

  • For the girls, there will be a selection of dresses and headbands available for you to choose from with help from our assistants, though we do recommend dressing them in nice white, cream or earth tones in case we can’t fit them with something you like.

  • For the boys, we have knitted rompers available for those under 18 months, but unfortunately nothing to offer the older boys, so please bring them along in nice simple clothes with white, cream or earth tones.

  • When you are dressing your child keep in mind that lighter colours tend to look better on the dark backdrop, and don’t worry about specific shoes – they’ll be coming straight off anyway as we love bare feet!

  • My assistant Maddy will be floating around to help you prepare and style your little one for their session.

  • Quinn Alexandre (Hair & Makeup artist) will also be on hand on Saturday to put some glitter hairspray through the girls hair and bit of sparkle on their eyes if they would like.

  • Jo Kidd Couture is providing a collection of girls dresses to add to my own selection, which will be available for you to browse and borrow for your session.

What to expect & how to prepare for your session

  • Your session will run for 10 minutes (singles) or 15 minutes (siblings). As the sessions are scheduled back-to back I can’t go over time, so please try your best to be here with time to spare.

  • My Studio is located at 23 Witbrock Crescent, Burnside, Christchurch. This is the two story house on the corner with the white fence and the gate open. My mum will greet you at the front door and give you your number, which you will need to bring with you into the studio for your session.

  • When you arrive will be shown to a dressing room with all the available outfits. This is where you can get ready and store your bags, so make sure that you arrive 10 minutes before your session time to get your little one dressed and ready to go as soon as I call you in to the studio.

  • During the session itself, please leave any extra clothes, nappy bags etc. in the dressing room – all you’ll need is your little cherub, your number and your phone if you want to take any videos. Let us know if there are any funny words, faces or favourite songs that they like (and be prepared to play a bit of peek-a-boo behind the camera).

  • During your session feel free to take any behind the scenes photos or video for your Instagram stories. Be sure to tag @hazelandcassphotography and use #hazelandcasschristmas so that I can repost them on my own story!

After the session

  • Your digital image/s will be sent to you about a week after your session, via email.

  • 24 hours after we send out these emails will be the final cut off point for ordering any more Christmas cards or golden frames for your images, though this is subject to change depending on how busy we are with orders (so definitely don’t wait until the last minute if your heart is set on something!).

  • When you post your photo on instagram, be sure to tag @hazelandcassphotography and use #hazelandcasschristmas to go into the draw to win a 11x14 fineart framed print!

  • All of the cards and frames will take roughly another week to make, then will need to be picked up from 11am-2pm on Saturday 8th of December

Missed out on the extras? Flick me and email and I will add any of the following on:

Close Up Portrait - Add-on

For the individual sessions only.

Christmas Cards

Pack of x25 christmas cards.

Golden Frame

8x10* vintage gold frame and fine art print. Ready to hang.