The future of Mini Moo Studios in 2020

Published by Selina Cotton on

And what this will mean for you and your booked sessions.

Hello,

I hope you are well πŸ™‚ If you have children, I really hope that you are holding onto your sanity with both hands, I know I am!

With the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic becoming more apparent, I thought it would be a good idea to come up with a plan B.
I have received a lot of messages from people, asking what will happen to their booked sessions now, especially where a newborn is concerned.

I don’t realistically think that I’m going to be able to open my studio up again for quite some time, which means that 90% of my sessions are now lost πŸ™

I have thought long and hard about what I’m going to do…I know there are a few of you who have given birth already and have unfortunately missed out due to the lockdown. However, all is not lost!

Here is the plan:

Newborn photo sessions
I have 3 options for you if you are looking to get some lovely newborn images:

1. If your baby has already been born and you have taken some images yourself, but would like them edited by me, please send them to my email (selinacottonphotography@outlook.com) via wetransfer and I will edit them as best I can for you. This is a completely free service, limited to 10 images per family.

2. A video call – I can call you via zoom or skype and talk you through a lifestyle type of newborn session with you taking the photos. The safety of your newborn is the most important part and reason for my video call, so you won’t be doing any poses or wrapping. Instead, you will be capturing your little one in a more natural environment.
Once your session is over, you can ping me your images so that I can edit them πŸ™‚ These sessions will last around an hour and cost Β£99.

3. An outdoor lifestyle session, post lockdown. As I won’t be able to get closer than 2 meters to you and your baby, this will be more of a family session at a location in or around Swindon. I will be directing you from a distance, but I really do think that these will make the best images for you all. I will be offering these sessions for the price of my family packages, so you will be saving a fair amount in comparison to my newborn packages – hurray!

Maternity photo sessions

These will be at an outdoor location in or around Swindon as soon as the lockdown is lifted. I, unfortunately, won’t be able to supply any maternity gowns, so please do bring a few outfits to wear (I will guide you on this). My maternity prices will stay the same.

Key workers

You have been working so hard all through this horrific pandemic and I would really love to offer something back to show my appreciation – a heavily discounted outdoor family session to you for just Β£15. This will be a 30 minute session and will include 2 high resolution digital images.
These sessions will also be available to purchase as a gift for someone who has been working hard.

Cake smash and splash sessions

These too will be outdoors now. The session will be completely the same, but instead of being in my studio, it will be either in my garden or yours (or at a public location).

Weddings

As some of you know, I also do wedding photography. I have been keeping my wedding bookings low for a few years, due to the birth of my daughter. However, I was planning on opening my diary back up again and raising my prices.
With so many couples having to postpone to 2021 and finding out that their photographer is already booked for that date, I have decided to open up my diary and keep my prices the same.
So, if you are on the hunt for a fun-loving and easy-going wedding photographer, give me a call πŸ™‚

I will be issuing vouchers to anyone who wishes to book now for a session after the lockdown is over. Please message me to get yours πŸ™‚

So, that’s pretty much it. In a nutshell, I will be heading to the great outdoors to do my photo sessions for the foreseeable future, so please pray for a good summer!

All the best,

Selina xx


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