Araminta does a photo shoot of the child, or family group, in her studio, to get the perfect profile shot. The sitter is invited to dress up in their favourite outfit, and bring along a beloved prop. Pets are always extremely welcome to be part of the shoot. We have even had a snake.

Different poses and expressions are experimented with. It’s usually a lot of fun!

We then send you a selection of the best images, so you can choose the one that most captures your child’s character and attitude.

This can be turned into a simple black head in a traditional oval miniature frame, a flat print in any size with colours picked out, or a stand-up cutout figure.

Araminta’s studio is in Chelsea, but if there are cats or horses, or you want a façade of home as a backdrop, she can travel to you.