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Cornelia Colonius (Thomas's Kensington)
Once Upon A Photo

Magical Storybooks Featuring your Children


Once Upon A Photo is a unique photographic experience that combines stunning and artistic photos of your children with beautiful illustrations in a thrilling, personalised storybook.

A Storybook Studio Package (£295) includes: 

  • Pre-consultation to choose the story which suits your children best;
  • A photo shoot (which can take up to 2 hours) of your children in my magical studio with costumes and props;
  • A hard back, 30cm square, premium layflat book;
  • A minimum of 15 edited studio photos of your children inside your storybook book;
  • Link to an e-book to share with family and friends.

Stories available include: 

  • Alice in Wonderland
  • A Pirate's Adventure
  • The Dragon Egg
  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • Superhero Kidastic
  • A Collection of short stories

The large, hard back, storybook will become your childrens favourite bedtime story and a lasting memory of them for you to cherish. 


Directory Offer: Save £50 off a Storybook Studio Package.

For more information visit:

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M: 07779 599 425


Cornelia is a fairy-grapher who made me into a real pirate!

Isobel (4-years)


My daughter (5-yr) did the Alice in Wonderland book. Cornelia recommended using the Thomas's summer school uniform as it looks so much like Alice anyway and adds a special memento. The shoot was so much fun and Amalia loved it all. She really got into character. It's her favourite book and she shows it around to everyone. 



My friend and I I decided to go ahead with Little Red Riding Hood as our 2-yr olds are best friends. Myron, however, wasn't the easiest to catch on camera and just wanted to play with the toys around. However, Cornelia stayed super relaxed and somehow managed to coax him into "acting". We now have a wonderful book that is his favourite bed-time reading. It also serves as an excellent coffee table book (proud mom showing off to her friends and family). 




We did a combined family shoot for "A Pirate's Adventure" with my children (4 and 6-yrs) and their two older cousins (8 and 10-yrs). It was brilliant and so energetic. Even I had to get involved (behind the scenes) managing the wind blower (storm scene) and playing tug of war (working on board). I bought extra books for literally everyone in my extended family. A huge success.