Our Unicorn Experience - Jenny Giles Photography

Our Unicorn Experience

In an Anna from Frozen voice - Wanna meet a Unicorn?

Unicorns represent magic and imagination to me. Children of all ages believe in magic, and so they should! When I was growing up I constantly imagined these wonderful things. I wished with all my heart they were real, and that I could see them.

Now at the age of 32 my dreams have come true! I have found a place where Unicorns of all colours and sizes can be found (or at least created) and I want to offer you the chance to not only see them, but to wrap yourself up in the whole experience, and let me capture the moment for you.

Here at Jenny Healey Photography, we pride ourselves on being creative and innovative. We wanted to offer these Magical Unicorn Mini Sessions as we know that creating memories that last a lifetime, is what life is all about.

Treat your child or children, Mother, Sister, Aunt or even Uncles, Brothers and Dads to this magical experience. You will have up to 30 minutes to immerse fully into the session taking place at The Grange Trekking Centre which is nestled in the beautiful valley, situated in the historic Vale of Ewyas between Hay-on-Wye, the town of books, and Abergavenny, known as the gateway to Wales.

We have two Unicorns ready for this event. One is a Shetland Pony and the other a large Palomino. This way we arent excluding anyone, as even the little sitters of 8 months plus can sit next to a mini Unicorn. How exciting!!

We are hoping to be at the foot of the hill near a stream, which can be located opposite the entrance to The Grange Trekking Centre. We are going to use natural lighting and surroundings to create our images. This, alongside a Unicorn with a custom-made horn, will go hand in hand at creating some exceptional and unique images for you to treasure forever. We have included some links and tips for how to dress for this event at the bottom of this post also. Have a little look, and if you want any advice then myself and Jemma are happy to help.

Included in the experience is a large storyboard containing 3 prints

Included in the experience cost is a large 32x16 inch storyboard (rrp £225). This can contain three of your images from your session and can be either portrait or landscape to fit in with your home décor. This will be chosen at your private viewing appointment which will be booked for a date to suit you, after the event. Viewings will need to take place at our Pontypool Studio.

There is, of course, the option to purchase additional prints and products at this viewing appointment if you wish to do so, prices can be found on our website under the investment and pricing section. At Jenny Healey Photography, we want to be able to capture unforgettable memories for our clients and provide them with bespoke artwork for their homes. In this digital age, we believe it's so important to get those moments up on the wall.

The experience session with us is for up to 30 minutes, but it would be a shame to not go off and explore the breathtaking surrounding areas. We have compiled a list containing a few things to do, such as places to stop and eat whether its a country pub or a picnic spot, historical grounds to visit or shopping venues that offer local crafts and produce. 

Beautiful unicorns with custom-made horns

The event is taking place at the end of half term on Friday 2nd June 2017, so why not make a day out of it? This Magical Unicorn Mini Session is priced at £199 and this will need to be paid in full at the time of booking. We only have one date in our calendar currently and this is at this introductory price. We know this event will be popular, and already have a waiting list of people who wanted contacting as soon as the date was announced. So if you want to book a session and not miss out, give us a call on 01495 616127,  or email us on jennygilesphotography@gmail.com,

and we can provide you with a time slot on 2nd June and get you booked in.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Jenny and Jemma - Jenny Giles Photography

Stunning location

You will receive a large 32x16 inch storyboard as shown, either portrait or landscape

Our Unicorn Experience Video

Location of Grange Trekking The Grange Trekking centre is situated in the Historic vale of Ewyas between Hay-on-Wye the town of books and Abergavenny - the gateway to Wales.


Map courtesy of The Grange Trekking Centre


Hay-on-Wye lies on the Welsh side of the Welsh/English Border in the County of POWYS, Wales. Its Welsh name is Y Gelli and the original Norman name was La Haie. Hay-on-Wye is an ancient market town whose northern and eastern boundaries border England. The spectacular countryside which surrounds Hay is just a few steps away from wherever you are in town. Stroll along the banks of the River Wye or in the foothills of the Black Mountains and unwind in this tranquil setting. Due to the ingenuity of Richard Booth (awarded an MBE in 2004 for services to tourism), this unique town with its maze of narrow ancient streets now houses over 30 bookshops with over a million books for sale on every conceivable subject. There is also a variety of galleries, antique shops and gift shops providing a wide choice for the discerning visitor.



An ideal base for exploring the Brecon Beacons, Abergavenny has much to offer tourists - a blend of old and new, with activities and things to do to suit young and old alike. A visit to Abergavenny can really feel like a break away from it all - you can almost feel time slowing down as you unwind and take in the fresh mountain air and beautiful scenery of the Usk valley. Today Abergavenny remains a vibrant town, although there is no major industry here, the busy markets, the annual festivals and the tourists they attract support the local economy.  


Other local towns such as Brecon, Crickhowell, Llandovery and Talgarth always something going on too and also offer great places to stay, eat, shop, fix up outdoor activities and chat about things to see and do.



Places of interest near Hay-on-Wye & Abergavenny

Hay Festival

It's their birthday and everyone is invited. Hay Festival Wales takes place 25 May – 4 June in Hay-on-Wye, bringing writers and readers together to share stories and ideas in events that inspire, examine and entertain. Browse the programme and buy tickets...


Hay Castle

Hay Castle is a medieval fortification and 17th-century mansion house in the small town of Hay-on-Wye in Powys, Wales. Originally constructed as part of the Norman invasion of Wales, the castle was designed as a ringwork overlooking the town in either the late-11th or early-12th centuries. It was rebuilt in stone around 1200 by the de Braose family and then had a turbulent history, being attacked and burnt several times during the First and Second Barons' Wars, the wars with the Welsh princes, the rebellion of Owain Glyndŵr and the Wars of the Roses. In the 17th century, a Jacobean mansion house was built alongside the medieval keep and the property became a private home. Serious fires in 1939 and 1977 gutted the castle and, despite repairs in the 1980s, by the 21st century, much of the building was derelict and unstable. Since 2011 it has been owned by the Hay Castle Trust who plan to renovate the property to form an arts and education centre.


The Warren

This beautiful riverside meadow, which for hundreds of years has been known locally as the Warren has been used by the people of Hay for recreation. It is a unique meadow and has been designated an area of Special Scientific Interest (SSI) in Wales. It is believed that this area in medieval times was used for the breeding of rabbits for food, hence its name.


Shepard’s ice cream parlour

Shepherd's is made locally with sheep's milk, there are 16 flavours to choose from each day, both seasonal and classic. Depending on the time of year, try unusual varieties like tayberry, damson, lavender and cardamom, or rhubarb crumble. With less than 7 percent fat, there's no need to feel guilty about ordering an extra scoop!


Richard Booth's Bookshop

This huge, welcoming space, formerly owned by King of Hay Richard Booth, has been restored with aesthetic flair by the new owner, making Richard Booth's arguably one of the most beautiful bookshops in the world. It includes a café and a 48-seater cinema. Historical Structures Abergavenny is well served by castles – as well as its own Norman keep, there are Skenfrith, Grosmont, Whitecastle and Raglan Castles all within a few miles of each other. Situated on the Marches, this area was a key line of defence/attack for the Normans. The castles date from the end of the 11th century. A well-marked path known as the three castles walk links the three castles at Grosmont, Skenfrith and Whitecastle. Llanthony Priory The beautiful and evocative ruins of Llanthony Priory are situated in the picturesque Vale of Ewyas, close to the Black Mountains. These haunting remains are all that survives of one of the greatest buildings of medieval Wales


The Old Railway Line Garden Centre

The Old Railway Line Garden Centre was established by Mark and Christina Cleary in 1990 on the site of the old Brecon to Hereford Branch of the Midland Railway. The garden centre has continually grown since it was first established and has now become one of the UK's premier, destination garden centres.


Places to eat

The Bridge Inn

Black Mountains Farm Restaurant

The Dragon's Back

The Farmers Arms

The Carpenters Arms

The River Cafe Glasbury

Outfit ideas

Monsoon Partywear

Debenhams Partywear

John Lewis Formalwear

Marks & Spencer Occasionwear

Accessorize Partywear

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