The Spring Forest
April 28th & 19th 2020
The Winter Forest
November 21st & 22nd 2020
About Your Fairy Photo Shoot
The adventure starts when you arrive at the studio and we take the short walk up the woodland path to the Enchanted Forest – there’s usually some fairy magic along here to spy! Then the first job for your little fairy is to select her outfit – choosing from a range of my unique and handmade dresses along with flowers, hair accessories, handmade wings and wands. When they’re happy that they look absolutely perfect, we head into the Forest to take some pictures. There’s Forest residents to meet, magical accessories to hold and explore and all the while, I work on capturing your fairy’s pictures in her natural environment. When it’s time to get into ‘human’ clothes and head on home, there’s even a few more fairy treats to find on the pathway out.
Becoming a Fairy VIP
As Forest Sessions are limited to twice a year, they quite often sell out quickly. If you’d like to be the first to know when the dates become available and receive early access to the online booking calendar, you can become a Forest VIP. Just use the button below to visit the VIP registration page and complete the simple form.
Book Your Session
The next fairy photo shoots will be on April 18th and 19th – there will be lots of magic plus some very special handmade fairy dresses to choose from. The calendar is now open.
Once you have booked, I will send you an email with the payment link (£25 for single fairies and £35 for two fairy sisters). As these are popular sessions that normally sell out fast, I am unable to guarantee your session until I have received your payment.
My online gallery should be fairly familiar to you if you shop online but in case you need a bit of extra assistance, you can click on the button below to access a help document that walks you through how to access your gallery, choose your favourite images and place an order. Of course, if you are having problems, just get in touch and I’m always happy to help.
When you buy a digital file from me, the copyright stays with me as it would with pretty much all other photographers out there. However, that’s just a legal term that I retain as the creator of the image. You’re able to print and share the image as much as you’d like to – the only things that you can’t do is sell the images or claim that you took them. Other than that, they are yours to do as you wish with.
My preferred method of payment is bank transfer although I also accept credit and debit cards through the PayPal facility. You don’t need to have a PayPal account in order to use this – you can just enter your card details as you would on any other online transaction.
I keep your images for 18 months following your session date and after this point, they are permanently deleted so if you are purchasing digital copies, I can’t stress enough to back them up safely.
I present all of your images in colour and then I’ll add in black and white copies of some that I think particularly suit it. Of course, if you’d rather have an image in black and white then just ask and I’m happy to switch it over for you.
Each of your images is edited to make sure everything looks at its very best – that’s why you have to wait a little while after your session before you see them.
There’s no minimum spend or nasty pricing surprises with any of my photography. You’ll already know the price of your photo shoot and what’s included and if you’d like to order more, you simply do so from your online gallery.
To select the digital image that is already included in your session, simply add the image to your favourites list and choose ‘Share with Photographer’
The minimum age that is suitable for visiting our Enchanted Forest studio is three years old.
There are a few reasons for this. Much younger than this and children are not usually able to understand the concept of the Forest or indeed posing for photographs. Some very young fairies can even find the Forest a little intimidating as they can’t buy into the fairy stories that go along with it and they don’t want to sit for their photos. Also, by this age, your child is able to understand some level of simple and child friendly instructions which are important both for getting the photographs that you want and also for their own safety (for example, don’t eat that!). Last but not least, our costumes are designed to fit a certain age range and we don’t have much choice in very tiny costumes. Of course if you have a very small three year old, please just get in touch and we will make sure we have dresses that we can offer you.
Any digital images that you purchase will be sized at 10×8″ at 300ppi so perfect for printing up to this size or slightly larger (you have more flexibility on size when it comes to canvases as they are printed at a lower resolution). I offer a range of larger prints and canvases that you can order from my gallery if you would like them.
Approximately a week after your session, you will receive an email with a link and a password to your finished private online image gallery. You simply follow the link and enter your password to view your images. To let me know the image you would like that is included in your package, just add it to your favourites list and share it with me.
Any more that you would like (all the prices are online), you can order directly from your gallery just as you would any other ‘add to shopping basket’ type experience.
You will then receive a second email when your images are available for download.
An Enchanted Forest session includes
- Access to handmade costumes, accessories & props
- Plenty of photography time in the Forest
- Collection of hand finished digital images in your private online gallery (no sales or viewing process)
- Your favourite image for download so you can view, share and print for yourself
- Plenty of Enchanted Forest stories, magic and sparkle!
Your booking is accepted subject to our bookings and photography terms
The Enchanted Forest is a trading brand of Sarah Fisher Photography and such, we also have generic company terms and conditions which are applicable to all our photography sessions. It may seem like a lot but they are very standard typical business terms that protect our business if needed and necessary in the modern-day world :)
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When you book a session in the Forest, you already receive one digital image that you select from your finished image gallery. You are welcome to purchase additional digital images or we also offer a full range of prints, frames and canvases that you can also order from your online gallery if you would like to. There is no viewing session or sales process for you to sit through, you can simply order online from the comfort of your own home.
Yes, you can bring along up to two siblings (we regret that you can’t share a session with other children outside the family). Siblings will be photographed both separately and together in the Forest.
We have created our Forest to be as safe as possible and tested it with lots of fairies of varying ages. We always explain to fairies before a session that it is important that we move carefully within the forest and that running and jumping is not allowed as it upsets our fairy friends. We would never ask your little one to sit or stand anywhere that you or they are not comfortable with but we ask that you are present at all times and encourage your child to follow direction whilst discouraging from dismantling or eating their surroundings! This is one of the reasons that the Forest is only open to little girls aged three and up.
Sorry but no. Obviously you can use your phone for making and receiving calls but I don’t allow any videography or photography inside the studio. If you are caught recording or photographing the session, you will be asked to leave and the session will be terminated without refund. All in all, that’s a horrible situation for us all to be in so please respect my copyright.
It can vary depending on the fairy involved, but we aim to take the very best from your session in order to provide you with approximately 15-20 images sprinkled with fairy digital magic to create the highest quality pictures from which you can make your selection. The key here is on quality not quantity, we will work through a number of settings and poses to ensure that there are plenty of images to select your final five digital images from (those are already included in your session fee), plus plenty more if you’d like to buy them or add any canvases or framed products to your order
You can place your order directly from your online image gallery – simply add anything to your basket and check out as you would with any other online shopping transaction.
These things happen, so if your child is unable to make the session due to illness or emergency, please just let us know as soon as possible by calling the studio on 01342 716393 or email info@TheEnchantedForest.co.uk and you are of course invited to rebook for a later date.
A session is scheduled for one hour to give you and your child time to relax, select their fairy outfit, and of course spend time in the Forest capturing some beautiful images. We may not use all of this time but booking for an hour ensures that you are not rushed.
We will work through a number of settings and poses to ensure that there are plenty of images to select your final five images (that are already included in your session price) and any canvas/frame presentation from.
Yes, we welcome all fairies but because of our other studio commitments we need to know when you are coming, so the Forest is ready. You can view the online calendar to choose your appointment time, and book and pay online by clicking on this link,site or simply call 01342 716393 during office hours (Tuesday to Saturday) to make a booking. We are not always available to take your call as we are often in the studio, but please feel free to leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as we are able.
Fairies of all ages from three onwards are very welcome to visit, but the Forest is particularly perfect for girls between 3 and 8 years for whom we have plenty of costumes and props. However, if your fairy is over this age range, you may need to bring your own costume and accessories. Of course, just give me a call to discuss any special requirements or send an email to info@SarahFisherPhotography.co.uk
We regret that we don’t accept booking for children under the age of three years old for a few reasons. Firstly under this age, they are unlikely to be able to participate fully in the experience and some very small children can even find the Forest a little intimidating as they don’t understand what they are there for. We also need to be sure that your child is of an age where they can follow simple instructions on where to sit and what not to eat in order that they enjoy their session, can create great images and more importantly stay safe.
Our studio is quite small and there is not a lot of keep other people (especially small folk who are not being fairies) amused so we recommend that you just bring along the fairy herself and leave any siblings in the charge of someone else (someone you trust obviously, we are not recommending child abandonment!)
There is space for one adult to join us in the Forest, as long as you don’t mind sitting on the grass, but you can enjoy more comfortable seating in our waiting area and still see everything that is going on in the next room. We do ask that you keep distractions in the Forest to a minimum so your child can concentrate and immerse themselves in the experience.
We can accommodate two siblings together in the Forest but please let us know at the time of booking. We will shoot them both individually and together in this case. Regrettably, you cannot bring children from outside the family to share in a session.
Essentially, you don’t need to bring anything to the session apart from the fairy. You will have access to our range of unique handmade dresses, props and accessories and fairies will be barefoot when they go into the Forest. Our fairies tend to look best with their hair down and natural so the only think you might want to bring along is a hairbrush.
Terms and Conditions
It’s a bit boring but all these things have terms and conditions that apply. I try to keep them to a minimum but you need to be aware of the following points…
- Your session fee includes access to my collection of props, costumes and accessories so all you need to bring along is your fairy. Fairies will be barefoot in the Forest so it’s a good idea to avoid socks for an hour or so before your appointment so you don’t have sock marks in your finished photos. Hair is a matter of personal choice but personally, I think it looks nice down and natural. We do have headbands and hair accessories that you can choose to add if you would like to.
- Sessions are booked on the hour but a fairy session takes 20 – 30 minutes on average. The extra time is to avoid crossover between fairies.
- Please come as close to your appointment time as possible although I know it can be hard to be exact. If you are going to be late to your session, please let me know so we can make sure that that you will have enough time in the Forest to get a perfect set of pictures. If you are early, I might well still be in the Forest with another fairy family. If I am not on the drive to greet you when you arrive, please wait in your car and I will be with you as soon as I can.
- The studio is a short walk from where you park your car along paths with several shallow steps. For this reason, unfortunately, the Forest is not wheelchair accessible.
- Our studio is small but perfectly formed and as such we don’t have a very big waiting area. Other children who are not involved in being fairies are likely to be very bored whilst we are exploring the Forest as there is nothing for them to do so I would definitely recommend that you leave other siblings at home.
- We don’t allow any videography or photography inside the studio. We would like you to turn off your phone (or at least switch it onto silent) so you and your little fairy are not distracted during the session and can really enjoy the experience. If caught recording or photographing the session, you will be asked to leave and the session will be terminated without refund. All in all, that’s a horrible situation for us all to be in so please respect my copyright.
- The session fee is non-refundable. If your child is ill or you can’t make your appointment for any other reason (and of course these things can happen), and you give me notice of this fact, then you will be invited to rebook at the next Forest session. If you simply don’t attend your session without any notice, unfortunately you will not be able to rebook at the next sessions without repaying your session fee.