With the festive period fast approaching its that time of year again where Bella & Duck like to thank our loyal clients and welcome new ones with Christmas Mini Sessions. This huge discount is only given once a year. If you have booked you will have received an email with full details of your session and a request to reply with your child/children’s names and ages and any notes regarding additional needs for your children, if you have not already done so please reply to this email.
The sessions are short at only 20 minutes each but this is plenty of time to capture group and individual shots of your children, by bringing them fed, rested and dressed in one outfit each this will give maximum amount of photographs to choose from. If you think that bribe snacks/gifts will help please do bring those too. The sessions are strictly for sibling groups only.
With the sessions being shorter than usual it is vital that clients are prompt with timings to be fair on everyone. If your session is at 12, please arrive at 12 as that is when it will start, if you are 10 minutes early there is a chance that some clearing up may be in progress or that a client is packing to leave. There is no waiting area at the studio and it will be cold outside. Please be aware that once inside the studio is small and children should attend with a maximum of two adults, more people often cause distractions and little ones are likely to end up looking up at their nearest and dearest rather than into the camera which gives the best results. If you are early for your session it is best to park on the hill at the side of the studio where you will see the door open and the car of the client before you leave. Full address details are on your confirmation email.
For best results children should be dressed in neutral or wintery clothes. Whites, creams, golds and silvers will work well as will beiges and greys and chunky knit jumpers, textured dresses, tutu skirts, lace or even wooly scarves and hats. Shoes, socks and tights are not required so you can tick those off of the shopping list. It can also be nice to incorporate favourite blankets, shawls, teddies or toys so please do bring those along if you’d like them included. At this time of year most children are a bit on the snotty side, please so make sure faces and hands are as clean as possible as the camera and lighting used can highlight many marks that we often don’t notice.
As always the Christmas Mini session images will be back with you quickly. Within a few days of your session you will receive a private gallery link of images that will have received a basic edit from which to select your five. There are options to upgrade and buy print packages, this is all sent to you with the link. Once your images have been selected they receive a full edit and are uploaded to you gallery ready to be downloaded to your computer ready for printing for personal use. The images are full resolution JPEG format. Within a few weeks of your session you will have your images ready for posting on social media, printing on Christmas cards or presenting as wall art or framed pictures for yourself or loved ones. Here are some images showing what the studio looks like and some examples of how your images will look.
Reply to confirmation email with childrens name and ages
Advise of special requirements or if you have a baby who cannot sit unaided/cannot be supported by an elder sibling
Arrive on time and be ready to leave on time in fairness to all clients
Park on the hill at the side of the studio and wait in your warm car until your session start time
Arrive with each child dressed in one outfit and a clean face and hands ready for photographing
Bring along a favourite toy, teddy or blanket
Ensure your little ones are fed and rested before attending
Bring (neutral) bribe snacks or gifts if you think they will be a benefit
Attend with two adults maximum and try not to distract your little one