About Your Christmas Session!

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So you’ve booked your photography session with Smiley Happy Photography, and now you’re eagerly awaiting your date. But what do you need to bring? What should you wear? Oh, and where do you go??

Have no fear, I have all of the answers for you!

Where Am I?

The studio is on the outskirts of Newton Abbot, Devon, on the Ashburton side.

The address is: 25 Primrose Drive, Newton Abbot. TQ12 1GF

If you’re coming from Plymouth direction…

Travel up the A38, until you see the first sign for Newton Abbot. Take that turning off, and you’ll follow that road along for a while. You’ll go past ‘Hannah’s and just after you’ll come to a mini roundabout. Go over the roundabout, and on your left will be some big new build developments. Ours is the final development. if you get to the car wash, you’ve gone too far! You’ll follow the road around in an S Shape, and when you see the kid’s play park, drive down  the road directly next to it. We are on your right. Please feel free to park in the driveway!

If you’re coming from Exeter direction…. 

Coming down the A38, take the turning for Newton Abbot/ Trago Mills/ Bovey Tracey. At the roundabout, take the first exit. You’ll then get to Trago Mills Roundabout. Again take the first exit. Follow this road along for a while. There are several ways you can go from here, but the easiest is probably to carry this road right along until you come to yet another roundabout. Take the second exit (to the right), you’ll then come to, yes, another roundabout, take the second exit to the right. Follow that road all the way along until you’re almost out of newton Abbot. On your right you’ll arrive at some big new build developments. We are in the first development, take the turning after the car wash. You’ll follow the road around in an S Shape, and when you see the kid’s play park, drive down  the road directly next to it. We are on your right. Please feel free to park in the driveway!

What should I bring?

Your children is a very good start. Other than that, not a lot! With the current covid restrictions, I am requesting that adults bring along masks if you are able to wear them. Don’t worry, you can take them off for photos!


You do not need to bring along payment on the day, you can pay online. After your images are ready, I’ll send out a link to your gallery where you will be able to pay for your images!

What should my children wear?

Well that’s up to you! The look we’re going for for these sessions are an organic and clean look, so wintry colours work beautifully. Reds, burgundy, dark blue, greens and creams all look lovely. You don’t have to all match, but co-ordinating colours do look lovely. I recommend sticking to a colour palette of two or three colours. Also, many people chose to wear white, which also works beautifully in family portraits. The photos do consist of a mixture of Christmassy photos as well as normal family ones.

For Your Safety

PLEASE NOTE: The studio is a NO SHOES studio! The floor of the studio is in constant use  and has lots of tiny fingers crawling around on it, so I do ask that shoes are taken off before you come in. You may want to top up your pedicure!

I do also politely request that you leave as much of your belongings as you can out of the studio, preferably in your car, as space is limited and it reduces the risk of contamination. I also request for the same reason, that you limit the number if people coming along to your session. Mum, Dad and kids is great, but please no more than two adults unless it’s been previously discussed with me.

For safety reasons, I will be wearing a mask for the duration of your session. Hand washing facilities are freely available, as are hand sanitiser and spare masks if you do not have one. Everything in the studio is thoroughly cleaned between each session.

And that’s it! Please jot down the studio telephone numbers, which is 07545322486, just in case you have any trouble finding us.

Also, please do try to make it in time for your session. We are now having to leave a big space between sessions for deep cleaning, so I am trying to make sure there is always enough time to do that.

One More Thing….

Please, please do not come to the studio if you have any Covid symptoms or have been in recent close proximity with someone confirmed as having Covid-19. I will happily re-schedule your session should you need. Likewise, if in the following few days you do develop covid symptoms, please let me know as soon as possible.

I’ll see you soon!


Smiley Happy Photographer

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