After the lovely feedback from last year we are once again holding a day of studio mini sessions especially for those families whose loved one will be away at sea over Christmas.

Christmas Card Sessions Life in Focus Portraits family photographer Helensburgh

We are holding the sessions on Wednesday 20th September from 1pm onwards, there will be sessions available after school for older children.  This will be a very informal afternoon so please feel free to pop along early and stay for a cuppa and a chat.

Due to recent changes, we will be holding an additional afternoon on MONDAY 4th DECEMBER.

Christmas photo of brother with magic book Life in Focus Portraits Childrens photographer Helensburgh

We will capture a number of lovely photos of your little (or big) ones on one of our Christmas themed set-ups.  You will have a number of finished images to choose from and your favourite will be turned into a special custom Christmas card to pop in with Daddy’s Christmas gifts.

Christmas photo teenagers Life in Focus Portraits Family Photographer Helensburgh


Here is what a couple of last years’ families had to say about their experience:

“I loved the idea of the card as I knew it was something special he could open at sea and knew it would put a smile on his face.  The photograph was fantastic as always.

He said it was  ‘An unexpected amazing reminder of home’ and really cheered him up when he needed it too as he was missing Olivia’s first Christmas.”


Christmas photo of babys 1st Christmas baby photographer Helensburgh Life in Focus Portraits

“This photo shoot didn’t feel like a regular shoot,  it’s very relaxed and informal with chocolates and and toys out to distract the kids. It actually got me excited for Christmas, which is hard when you know your loved one will be away. But knowing that this little surprise would mean so much to my husband was really comforting. It’s also a great opportunity to meet with other families. Louise is incredibly flexible, I didn’t feel rushed as she allowed me time to settle my newborn and she really takes her time and care to insure a great photo. I highly recommend getting a card, especially as Louise graciously offers her services for a charitable donation.”

childrens Christmas photos Life in Focus Portraits child photographer Helensburgh

These sessions are free of charge and include a printed card for your loved one.  We do however ask for a donation to secure your session.

This can be as little as £1.  All monies donated (after paypal fees) will be donated to a military charity.

Please nominate your favourite military charity in the comments below.  The favourite charity will receive the proceeds.

PLEASE NOTE: These sessions are ONLY for families of those deployed on the patrolling V boat over Christmas.  Our usual Christmas sessions will be held on Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd December and can be booked here