Helping you to prepare for your session

Thank you for booking a Back To School Mini Session. Please read through the information below prior to your session. If you have any further questions please check out my FAQs below or email Polly at Looking forward to seeing you soon :-).


Directions to your photo session can be found below. Please park your car at SP Energy networks in the parking bay or at the side of the road.

Once parked up, look for the Back To School sign at the hedges and please wait at the gates, we will come and get you  :-). Please do arrive 5 mins before your session start, I will be running a number of sessions on the same morning and cannot guarantee your session time if you are late. 


You will have a few minutes before the start of your session to brush hair and adjust the uniforms :-). I also have a small studio space indoors should we need to shelter from rain :-). There is also a toilet available in the studio.


All photography is outdoors and mini sessions are scheduled to run early morning. Natural light is at its softest at this time of the day.

Sessions last approx 20 mins. If you have more than 2 siblings they will run around 30 mins. We will take a variety of shots of your children in their school uniform.

Parents are expected to get involved in helping to make their children laugh and smile throughout the session. The best smiles come from children laughing with their parents and not when they are asked to smile :-). 


Children should be in school uniform ready for the session start. Please also bring a hairbrush, school bag and a book your child is reading.

In previous years children have been photographed with a favourite hobby item eg. Rugby ball, musical instrument, tennis racquet, football, hockey sticks etc. If you have attended before, you are not obliged to bring any hobby items, we will create new shots this year for your children. If you have not attended a Back To School Mini Session and would like the idea of this type of shot, feel free to bring an item. Ideas in images below. 


The Weather! Photographing outdoors can come with its challenges. I will be in touch with you a couple of days before your session to confirm your time. Your session may change date or time depending on the weather, so please allow for some flexibility in your schedule should this happen. I always try to re-schedule either the same day at a different time or a different day same week. 

Your photographs will be ready approximately within a 3 week period. You will have access to your own private password gallery allowing you to choose your favourites. Your session cost will include 3 digital images. Other products will be available to purchase.


Sessions will take place in the grounds of my little studio. As we are photographing outside close to the studio entrance, all cars will need to be parked at SP Energy Networks (next door). From here you have a 1 minute walk. 

Studio Address: 1 Beechmount, Campsie Road, Kirkintilloch, G661RN.

Please drive past the entrance to my studio (with sign Beechmount at bottom of drive) and park in the parking bay outside the gates at Scottish Power Energy Networks. If the parking bay is not available you can park on the roadside but please do not block entrance to SP Energy. As you face the road look right and there will be a blackboard sign at the hedges directing you into the entrance of the studio.

When you arrive there may be photography in session, please wait at the side of the gates and we will come and collect you :-). Thank you. 


My most frequently asked Back To School session questions from parents.

What do Back To School Mini Sessions include?

Back to School Mini Sessions

– 20-30 min session (Up to 2 siblings)
– 3 Digital Images*
– Private gallery to view & select images

*Additional products available for purchase

I have more than 2 children, can I bring additional siblings?

Yes, of course. There will be an additional cost of £5 per additional child. It may also take a little longer to photograph all children.

Can I order more products?

Yes, if you need extra digitals or prints for friends or family, these can be ordered also. Information on products will be shared when you receive your gallery.

What HAPPENS if the weather is bad?

It is likely this could happen! We simply re-schedule. The only time I would ask to re-schedule is when it looks like heavy rain. Dull and overcast days are fine and a little light rain is ok – as long as it passes :-).

HOW long before I see my images?

Within approx 3 weeks from your session, you will receive a link to your own private gallery which will remain open for 5 days. You will be able to select your favourite images from the gallery.


Your session includes 3 digital images. As soon as you have selected your 3 favourites in your gallery we will organise for your digitals to be sent to you via a download link within 1-2 days. 

Prints can take up to 5 days.

Looking Forward to Seeing You soon 🙂