Woman laughs with her eyes closed holding her smiling baby and older smiling boy sits next to her on family mini photo shoot

Laidback Family Mini Shoots

  • Are you desperate to capture this moment in time before you blink and your family has changed yet again?
  • As the unofficial family photographer, are you absent from all the family photos and desperately need to get yourself in the frame?
  • Would you love to have a full family shoot but can never seem to find enough time that isn’t booked up with work, family do’s, activities and life in general?!

Then a Laidback Family Mini Shoot with me may be just the taster of family photoshoots you need!


Mini shoots are quick photoshoots of 20 minutes that take place on a fixed day in a fixed location.

You book a slot that works for you and see me there. They are a taster of my full ‘Capture your Clan’ sessions and will have a different, quicker pace but you will still be sure to get some beautiful images.

If you would like a slower paced family shoot, you may be more suited to my Capture your Clan sessions. To find out more about how those shoots work, download a brochure here:

Little girls laugh while their dad squeezes them tight


My Timeless minis will take place in Worthington Park, Sale.


Shoots will take place on SATURDAY 24TH JUNE AND SUNDAY 25TH JUNE 2023, with 20 minute slots available throughout both days.

There will be back up shoot days of Saturday 1st July and Sunday 2nd July in case we need to cancel Saturday 24th June and/or Sunday 25th June due to bad weather, so please make sure you keep both days free.

Mum, dad and two sons in football shirts sit and laugh in long grass in a park on a family mini photo shoot


Up to 6 family members.


Mini shoots are £60 each and include 3 high resolution digital images of your choice.

The price includes a £5 donation to Friends of Moorlands Junior School PTA,  so you can help out at a good cause at the same time as getting those long, overdue photos of all your clan together.

Family jumps off a bench in a park all holding hands on a family photo shoot


A 20 minute photo shoot with your clan and me in Worthington Park.

Following the shoot you will receive a secure, online (water-marked) web gallery of 10 images. You simply select your favourite 3 images to download directly from the gallery.

You will have access to your gallery for seven days.

little boy smiles at camera as he is held up by big brother in the tall grass of a park in summer


Wonderful! Additional images can be purchased and downloaded directly from your gallery if you would like more than three, but there’s no obligation to buy any more than the three already included in the price.

If after viewing your gallery you decide you would like more, images can be purchased at the following prices;

Individual images; £25 each

Block of 5 images: £80

Full set of images: £100

Family mini shoot photo in summer park with mum and dad holding up two daughters


Email the words ‘Mini Shoots Wait List’ to to join my wait list to get priority access to bookings.


Bookings will open on the following dates;

Monday 22nd May at 10.30am;  bookings open to wait list

Wednesday 24th May at 10.30am; general bookings open

Little girl reaches through the gap in a bench in a sunny park on a family photo shoot

By joining the wait list you are giving permission to Sonya Smith Photography to send you communications.

Once booking has opened I’ll send you a link to my online calendar to select and book a slot and make sure you don’t miss out!

Payment (£60) is made online at the time of booking to secure your slot.

two little girls in skirts lean over a wooden bench in a park in summer on a family photo shoot

I can’t wait to meet you and your clan and help capture some laidback family moments before you blink and everything changes again.

Availability is super limited, so email now to get on the wait list and grab your slot:



We’ve been captured as our true selves and the moments we share each and every day.  I can’t recommend Sonya enough. The photos are so precious.

- Claire R