2020 XMAS MINI PHOTO SHOOTS
It’s hard to believe we are on the count down to Christmas!
I LUVVVVVV this special time of the year.
Christmas is so magical through the eyes of children and their excitement of trying to be good because Santa is coming.
Our Xmas Mini Photo Shoots are quick, fun and vibrant photography sessions. We will capture your child or children beautifully for Christmas.
SPACES ARE LIMITED SO PLEASE DON’T HESITATE TO BOOK AS YOU MIGHT MISS OUT!
- The sessions are only available on a Friday and Saturday and run from Friday 6th November up until Saturday 28th November.
- There will be only 3 session times available per day - 10am, 2pm and again at 4pm.
- You have the option of choosing 2 set up choices from a selection of 4 different xmas sets!
- Sessions are 1hr long at the maximum if needed but most sessions last for 30mins.
- Each session is designed for up to 5 family members.
- Sessions are held at my home studio, located in Bacchus Marsh VIC 3340.
- Full payment is required at the time of booking.
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- The cost of the session is $150 for 10 digital images, an online gallery and the option to purchase extra images.
- A week after the session, your images will be uploaded to a password protected Online Gallery and you will be notified when the gallery is ready to view.
- You will have 10 days to view, select and purchase your images before the gallery is taken down.
- To prevent any infringements, the online images will be heavily watermarked with my studio logo. When you purchase the images, the watermark is instantly removed and you will receive a perfect version, with no studio watermark whatsoever.
- Any screenshot/copying of the gallery is in breach of Copyright and penalties will be enforced.
WHAT IS A MINI SESSION?
A mini session is a quick and affordable way to update your family photographs without the full cost of a family photography session. The sessions can cater for up to 5 people on set. Each session lasts for up to 1 hour and you receive 10 high resolution images to cherish for Christmas 2020.
SO WHAT'S A XMAS MINI SESSION?
It's a different take on your family Christmas photo! Whether it's just for the kids or you choose to jump in with them for a family shot, it's the perfect Christmas keepsake to create memories to share and look back on in years to come with the festive themed sets. In addition, I'm offering a more premium alternative to the standard 'Santa Photo' - no shopping malls, safe physical distancing and a more relaxed family experience.
WHEN ARE YOU RUNNING THE SESSIONS?
The sessions are only running throughout the month of November 2020.
DO YOU HAVE A PERMIT TO WORK WITH CHILDREN?
Your child's safety is my highest concern and I have completed a Working With Children Check which allows me to carry out both voluntary and/or paid child-related work. You are welcome to view the Working With Children's card before or during your session.
WHAT DOES THE $150 COVER?
The costs cover my time for your personal mini session, the premium styled scenes, the studio space/equipment and supply of 10 digital images selected at your choice.
DO YOU OFFER ANY DISCOUNTS?
The session itself is already heavily discounted and there are some reasonable setup expenses from my end. There are of course a few promotions and competitions running in the launch stages so join the VIP Newsletter or follow my social media channels for updates.
CAN WE BRING PROPS?
Absolutely! And in fact I encourage it! Please dress up or bring anything you would like to your photo shoot to show your families personality. This can include a Christmas jumper, reindeer antlers, santas hats.
WHAT DO WE WEAR?
I recommend wearing clothing in a soft, neutral colour palette such as cream, pale earthy tones, white, taupe, soft pastel colours and light denim. Try to avoid bright bold colours or prints and for a festive spin consider adding block colours in a deep red or pine forest green. If matching outfits are your thing why not try a set of matching Christmas PJs or classic Christmas themed knitwear.
WHAT IF WE CAN'T MAKE OUR BOOKING?
The session fee is non-refundable. If there are any reasons beyond COVID-19 that affect the booking, we will do our best to offer an alternative shoot date/time however this cannot be guaranteed. If you cannot make the booking as you or a family member has contracted the coronavirus, a doctors certificate may be required.
WHAT IF WE ARE LATE TO OUR BOOKING?
If you are running late on the day don't panic, just call me on 03 9013 7077 and I will do my best to capture as many images as I can in the time allowed.
WHAT IF WE ARE EARLY?
Due to COVID-19 circumstances, I am only allowing one family in the studio at one time and have made sure that there is enough time between each session to ensure that no families from different households are running in to each other.
WHAT IF WE HAVE A BIGGER GROUP THAN FIVE?
If you have a larger group please get in touch so we can discuss shoot options by way of booking an extended session package. Please note, for physical distancing purposes, you must all be from the same household.
HOW AND WHEN WILL WE RECEIVE OUR IMAGES?
Digital images will be supplied within 7 days of your session, however I do aim to make this as fast as possible for you. A link to access your images will be arriving by email so you can download the images immediately. The link to your Online Gallery will expire within 10 days so please make sure you download, save and purchase additional images within that timeframe. Once the link has expired, reactivating the Online Gallery will incur an additional fee.
HOW WILL YOU BE USING MY FAMILY'S IMAGES?
As a business that trades in visual imagery, sharing my most recent work is very important in terms of showing potential clients what I can do. Some families prefer to keep their images private and depending on the reason for that I can either omit names from posts, share non identifying images or none at all. We amend the contract and I mark your file as private so that the images are never shared outside of your family.
WHAT IF MY CHILD ISN'T HAPPY IN THE FINAL IMAGES?
I will endeavour to create a happy and stress-free mini photo session for you and your family however I do understand that children don't perform on cue. If you are unhappy with the final images, please contact me.
WHAT HAPPENS IF COVID LOCKDOWNS PREVENT ME FROM ATTENDING?
I have purposefully kept my schedule open during the first 2 weeks of December in case this happens so you will have 2 choices. I can either reschedule your booking for a time/date during this period or, should the lockdown extend past this period, you will be given a refund.
WHAT IF WE CAN'T FIND THE LOCATION?
The studio is located in a residential area at my home. There will be a Christmas stake next to the letterbox along with a chalkboard sign by the garage welcoming your family. For safety reasons, we have specifically left the driveway free for your use. Please utilise this opportunity and park on the driveway to ensure the children have safe access to and from the vehicle.
5 TESS COURT, MADDINGLEY VIC 3340
HOW ARE YOU WORKING TO BE COVID SAFE?
The health and safety of you, your family and others is of upmost importance and the studio is government registered COVID-19 Safe with an active plan in place. Personally, I have completed the government infectious control COVID-19 training.
In these unprecedented times Christmas 2020 will look slightly different. Traditional Santa photos won’t be the same, so I aim to provide you a safe way to celebrate and remember the festive season. I’ve taken the necessary steps to provide a COVID Safe studio space. Only one group will be allowed in the studio at one time.
With the unknown landscape of COVID-19 I have looked to offer as much security for your session as possible.
If circumstances due to COVID-19 don’t allow your family to attend your booking I will look to offer another session in the following weeks or offer a varied non Christmas family shoot at a later date.
If regulations require shut down as a whole due to COVID-19 I will look to offer either a new non-Christmas mini session at a later date or a full refund.
I am operating to government COVID-19 Safe working practices with regular sanitising between each shoot session, deep cleaning between clients and a COVID-19 plan in place. Stringent cleaning procedures are in place all the time. The floors are steam mopped after each session and to practise safe hygiene, disposable paper hand towels are available in the bathroom for your use, along with a bottle of sanitiser for using afterwards. A padded toilet training seat is available for your children's use along with disinfectant wipes. Bathroom facilities are also thoroughly cleaned after each session regardless of whether it is used or not. Props are washed and cleaned thoroughly during each session and studio surfaces are sprayed with Glen 20 before and after use. I also have a N-95 face mask that I will be wearing during the sessions until further notice.
My booking system covers off logging contact information of all families and I will be working to hygiene etiquette. By booking, you take responsibility for you and your families health and safety and the provision of correct information in relation to COVID-19 hotspots. If at any time you feel correct protocol is not being followed please advise me.
I aim to run a COVID-19 Safe shoot for everyone. By attending your booking, you agree to having all members attending to practice social distancing and hygiene etiquette while in the studio. It is your responsibility to immediately inform me if you have any symptoms of COVID-19 or are being tested for COVID-19 up to 14 days prior/following to your mini session. If you have any symptoms, are being tested or have been in contact with anyone being tested you must not participate in the mini session. As high priority during this time, please DO NOT come to a photo shoot if any member of your family is not 100% full health or has been in contact with someone who has or may be carrying the COVID-19 virus.
The studio will close effective immediately at the first sign of any infection in myself or my family members.
The studio is currently a non-contact space. As much as I love a handshake or hug, in the interest of our health, please keep welcomes and farewells contact free.