Half term inspiration for South London parents

It doesn’t seem long ago that we ironed the labels in the new uniforms, photographed our children on the front step for the honourary back to school photo and tearily waved them into their new classes (ok maybe just a semi tear before we were reminded what it’s like to have 2 seconds of silence). How did we get to half term already?!

If you’re like me, you’d like at least a day at home to chill out and tackle the to do pile but by 4pm regretting that decision when the kidlets are climbing the walls.

We’re spoilt for choice for things to do in South London but in case you need some inspiration (i.e. you’ve left it to the last minute also like me?!), here are some ideas we’ve come across:

  • Mama.codes half term workshops across London in Herne Hill, Dulwich, Peckham, Tooting, Finchley, Kensington and Chiswick and in Kent, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire - coding fun for ages 3-8

  • get the family out for a walk on the Peckham History Trail - part of Peckham Townscape Heritage Initiative community projects

  • Walk from Croydon to Wandsworth or a portion of it along the scenic Wandle Trail. It follows the Wandle River and goes through some lovely parks. With a stop for lunch the kids can manage a good chunk of it

  • Horniman Museum Halloween Fair - Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 October with creepy crawlies, spooky storytelling, parade, Halloween trail, face painting and balloons, tea cups and bouncy castle arts and crafts market and food stalls

  • Halloween themed activities at the Dulwich Picture Gallery including Make a Monster, Grotesque and Gory Stories

  • And my favourite autumn activity…a walk in Dulwich Woods (one of my favourite photo shoot venues!) starting at Cox’s Walk in East Dulwich and stopping midway at The Wood House in Dulwich for a bite and definitely a refreshment

 Along the Wandle Trail

Along the Wandle Trail

 Dulwich Woods

Dulwich Woods

 Dulwich Woods

Dulwich Woods

 Dulwich Woods

Dulwich Woods

Children's Christmas mini sessions

You might not be ready for the C word just yet but we’re busily preparing for Christmas mini photography sessions to take some of the stress out of your gift list. This is a great opportunity to get some lovely photos of the little ones and special gifts for your family and friends without the need to battle the crowds on Oxford St.

A limited number of sessions will be at my home studio in SE21 on:

Friday 9th November 9:30-17:30

Sunday 18th November 9:30- 17:00

Please use the online booking form below to schedule your session.

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What's included?

  • 30 minute session full of festive fun
  • An array of props to choose from
  • A private online gallery to view your photos
  • Guide on what to wear and what to expect

Packages and extras

After your session, choose from the following packages and any extras:

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Snowflake £75

3 digital images hand-edited provided in full resolution via download

3 matching 5x7 prints

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Mistletoe £100

5 digital images hand-edited provided in full resolution via download

5 matching 5x7 prints

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Holly £150

10 digital images hand-edited provided in full resolution via download

6 matching 5x7 prints and 4 matching 8x10 prints

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Extra print of purchased image (5x7) £4 each (8x10) £6 each

10 Christmas cards with image of your choice £30

25 Christmas cards with image of your choice £55

Additional details

  • Mini sessions are for up to 3 children. Please contact me to arrange a session for more than 3 children
  • Suitable for babies who can sit or be held by another child. Please contact me for a newborn session that can include a Christmas theme
  • To secure a time slot for your little one, a deposit of £50 is required within 48 hours of booking. This will be deducted from your order
  • Outfits are not provided

Online booking for Christmas Mini Sessions

And if you are expecting or have a newborn…

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Please get in contact as soon as possible about a newborn session.

A little dance photography in recognition of World Ballet Day

I recently had the pleasure to collaborate with a small group of photographers on a dance workshop. It was such a fun afternoon - making new photographer friends and shooting two amazing dancers. I was in awe of their strength, stamina, grace and poise. Hats off to all the dancers out there.

Here’s a preview of some of my photos from the session:

If you or your little one would like some professional dance photos for your portfolio, social media or personal use, please contact tricia@portrayedphotography.co.uk for more details.