Studio Photography – Temporary COVID-19 Guidelines


We are really pleased that bookings for studio based photography work will be resuming on 13th September 2021. Due to Covid-19 we are temporarily offering an amended service for our studio work, with some changes to our normal practises. Below are the temporary ongoing requirements for all studio photography bookings (which are subject to change and will be periodically updated). These are designed to keep both you and our staff safe.

 
 

We have three simple key rules we will be continuing to follow in our studio:

 
 

Full Coronavirus Guidelines for Studio Photography Bookings.
Updated September 2021

 

• As we are a small business with limited staff we are having to be extra cautious to avoid having to self isolate etc, so that we can continue to work uninterrupted. This means we are keeping some safety measures in place for all studio based appointments.

• Bookings are limited to a total of 8 people, for now. Larger groups (9+ people) are advised to book with us at a later date.

• Please arrive on time for your appointment and wait either in your vehicle or outside the studio. Gathering in our waiting area of our studio is not possible at this time. We will open the door for your booking to enter at the time of your appointment. If you are late for your appointment, we may be unable to proceed with your booking.

• Face coverings (or face masks) must be worn when within our studio at all times, unless you have a medical exemption. This rule will continue to be in place even as restrictions lift, as we are working in a confined area. Your face covering (which covers your mouth and nose) should remain on until you are instructed it can be removed to be photographed. Your face covering should always be worn whenever you are not being photographed. A face covering can be provided if you do not have one. Children under 11 do not have to wear a face covering, in line with guidance, but we appreciate some customers may prefer their children do wear one.

• Your photographer will wear a face mask for the duration of the booking and will maintain a respectful distance for everyone’s comfort and safety.

• On entry to the studio you will be required to use the hand sanitiser provided. This is required for every guest attending including children. Additional hand sanitiser is available within the studio space. Use of the hand sanitiser is mandatory.

• We will continue to operate respectful social distancing for all bookings, even after the government restrictions lift, for everyone’s comfort and safety.

• Only those who are being photographed should attend the appointment. Extra guests who are not being photographed are politely asked to not attend and will not be admitted entry into the studio (unless a caregiver or parent/guardian).

• Please arrive in the outfit you will be wearing for the photography session. Outfit changes will not be possible for the time being. Hair and makeup must also be completed prior to your arrival. A toilet is available for emergency use.

• Whenever possible please leave all non-essential items such as bags, coats etc in your car/at home and only bring vital items with you into the studio.

• We are unable to currently offer any refreshments during photoshoots so please bring along anything you may need (such as bottled water) which can be taken with you at the end of your appointment. 

• The studio will be deep cleaned and sanitised fully between each booking. Bookings will be spread out at one appointment per day maximum to accommodate this extra cleaning time.

• Your cooperation in making sure all rules are adhered to by everyone in your group, including children, is appreciated. 

• Your photographer will require some basic information to complete a booking form on your behalf (including name, email, address, phone number). This information is always kept confidential and is never shared. Information provided will be used in the event we need to contact you.

• We will also have a QR code on display for those wishing to use the NHS Covid-19 mobile app.

• Payment is due at the end of the photoshoot. We are accepting payment by card only (credbit/debit card) at this time. Cash payments are not available.

• If you opt for a package that requires a viewing of the final images this will be offered remotely. In person viewings will resume at a later date.

• We want you to enjoy your session with us, but we understand this is an usual time. We appreciate your cooperation by following these rules which keep everyone safe. We are keeping some measures in place for everyones continued comfort and safety. If you feel unable to follow any of the instructions above we’d invite you to book with us at a later date when restrictions are lessened.

• If anyone in your group experiences symptoms of COVID-19 such as a cough, high temperature, loss of taste, or shortness of breath please do not enter the studio (see full list of symptoms here). Please let us know as soon as possible by e-mail so we can reschedule your booking. You will be contacted if your booking is impacted should we experience symptoms or test positive for COVID-19.

• An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. Older people and those with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By attending a booking you and your guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. 

• All standard terms for studio bookings still apply. 

• If you have any questions please contact us.

 
 

We have three simple key rules we will be continuing to follow in our studio: