Family Style guide

Santa Mini Edition

I am so excited that you are coming to Savannah Patrick Photography to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year, Christmas. This is my first year offering Christmas Mini's and I couldn't be more excited. I can't wait to see everyone and being able to offer a Santa Experience. Mini Christmas sessions are so perfect and stress free as they are fast and you get amazing images to share with all.

To help you get the best experience possible, I has created a Mini Christmas preparation guide to ensure we have a successful shoot.

All the details


Session will take place at Blue Mountain Yoga Studio

7373 Nashville Street

Ringgold, GA. 30736

lan ahead of time and use Apple or Google Maps to determine how long it may take to arrive at the studio. Also take into consideration any traffic that may affect travel time before your Christmas mini session.

Please arrive at least 10 minutes before your session time. I will have activities for you and your children to do. PLUS some light refreshments (just be careful not to ruin your clothes).


Christmas mini sessions run for 10 minutes maximum to provide you with the best 5 images. Sometimes, they can be less than 10 minutes, don’t freak out, it’s less because you guys have been awesome and nailed every pose! I will ensure you get various images of your children and family and provide you with a full gallery. ALSO, you were only guaranteed 5 images, but there will be more in your gallery...AT NO ADDITIONAL COST! MERY CHRISTMAS!!!


Please use your phone to take video and pictures of all the behind the scene things!!!! We want to make everyone see what they are missing out on!!!!!!!!!!


It is really important that you allow me to build a great connection with your children. Please allow me to interact with your little one while I’m shooting before you get involved unless your child is upset. This way they’re not overwhelmed and I capture their innocence.

Should I require assistance, I will call you to come and join me on the floor and get their attention to help get a gorgeous smile and giggle. If and when I do this, please do not stand behind me as your baby will always be looking up in the photographs I take. You need to SIT right behind me (next to my camera).

There is no pressure on your children to perform at the session, natural shots are always best and I like to shoot in a fun, relaxed and easy manner so there is no pressure on them to be perfect or looking at the camera with big perfect smiles in every shot. If you are wanting a full session, then please contact me direct for further information.

It is critical you supervise your children to ensure they don’t damage any props on the day. Please note, I will be busy with other sessions. I will have other elves available to help answer any questions and get you checked in.


  • It is always good to pick three coordinating colours that go well together and one of those colours being a neutral colour (eg red white denim). You don’t necessarily need to be all matching in identical outfits. Mix it up a little with textures too but stick to your colour palette.
  • No logos if possible. You want your images to be timeless.
  • Remember, if your children are comfortable in their clothes, then they will be relaxed and calm during the session.
  • As it is a 10 minute session we don’t have time for big outfit changes. If you did want to change into a Christmas outfit or PJs for a shot, you can do this but please note that you eat into your 10 minutes so that is entirely up to you and your session.
  • Accessories – Please bring hats, headbands, etc to the studio.
  • Work with what you already have for the season, but don't be afraid to add in something new.
  • Add simple textures such as velvet, corduroy, or chunky knits to elevate the look.
  • Consider each person's style and listen to their feedback. Stay true to yourself.

A Traditional Christmas

Mom Dress | Dad Sweater | Boy Shirt, Bow Tie, Pants | Girl Dress | Baby Knit Romper

tis the season to sparkle

Mom Dress | Dad Sweater, Pants | Girl Dress | Boy Shirt

Christmas Cheer

Mom Sweater, Skirt | Dad Shirt, Pants | Older Girl Dress | Toddler Girl Dress | Boy Sweater, Pants | Baby Boy Overalls

o christmas tree

Mom Dress | Dad Sweater | Girl Dress | Boy Shirt, Pants

Sliver Bells

Mom Bodysuit, Skirt | Dad Blazer | Girl Dress, Vest | Boy Sweater, Pants

chestnuts roasting by the fireplace

Mom Cardigan | Dad Shirt | Girl Dress | Boy Shirt | Baby Romper


  • Arrive early! This way you are not stressed and all relaxed.
  • Plan your children’s sleep / awake time for that day if your session is during there sleep time.
  • Feed your children before the session to ensure their full and happy. Arrive a little earlier and do this in the car if needed. Feel free to bring anything as bribery.
  • Clean your children’s faces (eyes, nose, mouth), it’s amazing what is always left behind. I have wipes in the studio for you to use too.
  • Fingernails, hair cleaned and cut. I will not be editing special requests such as fixing chipped nail polish or frizzy hair during Xmas Minis.
  • Remove all hair ties or kids watches before the shoot to ensure no marks are there. Again I cannot edit out hair ties or watches.
  • Parents don't forget about yourselves!!! Do your hair and make up before the session.