Autumn mini sessions 2020 – book your slot now!


With autumn firmly settled in now, it’s the perfect time to get some photos of you all together. I run mini sessions just a few times a year and am holding some autumn mini sessions in Richmond on Saturday 24 October and in Berrylands on Sunday 1 November. They are for families of up to five and I will be observing all social distancing and hand hygiene guidelines to keep you all safe. Obviously, all this will depend on future lockdowns or limitations, but while we’re able to do so, if you’d like a shoot please get in touch as soon as possible as slots get booked up quickly.

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When are the mini sessions?


They will be held in Richmond on Saturday 24 October at the following times: 9am, 9.45am, 10.30am and 11.15am. And in Berrylands on Sunday 1 November at 9am, 9.45am, 10.30am and 11.15am. Each session is 30 minutes long. I will confirm closer to the time exactly where the sessions will take place when I have sussed out where the autumn colours are at their best, but it will be somewhere with parking close by.

How much do the sessions cost?

These autumn mini sessions cost £225. They include:

  • A 30-minute photography shoot
  • A What to Expect guide with tips on what to wear and how to prepare for your session
  • 10 images of your choice on USB, beautifully presented in a gift box. Having the digital version of the images means that you can print copies for family and friends etc (there will be at least 20 images to choose from in a secure online gallery that will be live for 7 days)

What if we want to buy other products?

You will be able to buy additional digital images, frames, canvases, albums and gift prints (I will send you a full price list), but there is no obligation to do so.

How do we book?

Please get in touch with me on 07711 087636 or at to reserve your session asap as the slots go quickly. I will require a £50 slot reservation fee which will be deducted from your mini session fee. When I receive your deposit, I will send over a mini session guide with advice on what to wear and what to expect on the day. Remember that if you’re a previous Sweetheart Studio customer I will include an 8x6in gift print worth £30 as a free returning customer gift.

What if the weather is bad or the lockdown restrictions change?

If the weather is bad, I will reschedule the morning of mini sessions. In the lead up to the day I will keep a close eye on the forecast and will be in touch. If guidelines change, I will try to reschedule asap but if that’s not possible I am happy to refund your deposit.

What are you doing to keep us safe? 

Your safety is my top priority (alongside you all enjoying your session and getting beautiful photos that you love at the end of it)! I regularly use antibacterial hand gel throughout the shoot, will keep at a safe distance and have a mask about my person at all times if you would like me to wear it (I always do in the studio but not on an outdoor shoot as I keep at a safe distance). If you, or any of your family have any symptoms before the shoot please get in touch as soon as possible and I will do all I can to accommodate you with an alternative date. Likewise, should I or anyone in my household experience any symptoms, I will postpone the shoots.



Doorstep portraits during lockdown

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Throughout May I photographed 45 households across Kingston and Surbiton in a series of socially-distanced doorstep portrait shoots. It was a chance to capture this moment in history of lockdown (hopefully never to be repeated) and togetherness. All proceeds went to  Kingston Foodbank and I am delighted to say that in total £1,525.00 was raised thanks to the generous donations of all those who took part.

These sessions were so popular that I plan to run festive versions in November/December complete with Christmas wreaths, festive jumpers and fairy lights. A percentage of the fee will go to charity. If you would like to be notified when I announce these sessions, please email me on

In the meantime, a huge thank you once again to all those who took part and donated.

New year, new start – headshot photo sessions 2019 – ONE SLOT LEFT!

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Is one of your resolutions for 2019 to finally get round to updating your headshot? Or maybe you have resolved to apply for a new job and need to update your profile pic. If so, I can help.

I will be running half-hour headshot sessions on Sunday 27 January at 10am; 11am; 12 noon; 2pm and 3pm. If you can’t make that day, the special price of £75* will apply until 1 March so please get in touch to arrange another date. (Dates in red are now booked).

This is the perfect opportunity for you to get some up-to-date headshots to use for your LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter profiles.

You might hate having your photo taken. I understand that because I do too. But with 9 years’ experience of taking headshot photos, I can quickly put you at ease so that you relax in front of the camera and we get some great shots. Throughout the session we will review the photos so that we can adjust poses accordingly and you can feel confident in the knowledge that you look good in front of the camera.

How much is a headshot session?

*From 1 March 2019, headshot sessions will cost £95 but until then you can still book at the old price of £75. This includes:

  • A 30-minute photo shoot in my studio in Surbiton  (this is plenty of time for a change of top or jacket on/jacket off so that you have some variety in your photos)
  • A What to Expect guide with tips on what to wear
  • At least 15 images to choose from in a secure online gallery that will be live for 7 days
  • Three digital images in colour and black and white in high res format and cropped to a square for Facebook and LinkedIn
  • Additional digital images can be purchased at a cost of £15 each.

How do I book?

Please email me at or phone me on 07711 087636. I will then send you a What to Expect guide and an invoice for a shoot deposit to reserve your slot.

Here are some kind words from previous headshot customers:

‘I usually hate having my photograph taken but Jo’s warm and humorous approach set me completely at ease and she took some fantastic headshots.  She gave great advice on how to get the professional but approachable look I was after, and took the time to review the shots as we went along to ensure I was happy.  I’m absolutely delighted with the results!’
CF, small business owner, Surbiton
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‘I contacted Jo for a professional headshot session as I needed some photos for an award nomination and my LinkedIn profile at short notice. Jo was extremely professional and put me at ease immediately during the session. She was also very patient with multliple outfit changes and made sure my hair/clothing was well arranged in all shots, sharing feedback on how to get the best photo throughout. After the session, Jo turned the photos around quickly including some subtle edits. I am delighted with the headshots I received and thought Jo’s package was excellent value for money compared to other options I looked into. I would highly recommend Jo.’ 
CT, Business Development Director, Kingston upon Thames
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Family shoot in Richmond upon Thames

I am shockingly behind with posting photos from all the lovely shoots I’ve done – and I’ve just realised that I didn’t share any photos from this lovely late summer family shoot which took place in the Isabella Plantation in Richmond Park. The family were bought a gift voucher when their lovely baby boy was born, but they chose to save it until he was a bit older so that they could have the shoot in the park. It was a lovely relaxed shoot and there was lots of fun, giggles and cuddles involved… Following the shoot, the family ordered some gift prints, digital images and this stunning storyboard frame to show off their favourite images from the day (scroll right down to the bottom of this post to see it).

Happy Mother’s Day

Just wanted to wish all mums a very happy Mother’s Day while there are still a few hours of Mother’s Day left – even though we were all robbed of an hour of lie-in this morning because the clocks went forward;)

So, happy Mother’s Day mums. Hope you’ve had a lovely day. To mark the occasion, here’s an image from one of my latest studio shoots last Friday. It featured a lovely mum, a beautiful bump and a very gorgeous little girl. What better way to show how great it is to be a mum…

There’s just one slot left if you’d like a lovely spring mini session next Saturday morning in Richmond. The slot is at 10.30am. Please click here for further details

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