Some exciting news for the Lockdown Log today! My new Studio-Pod is finally finished! The pod had been ordered back in January when I was first considering the long-term future of the studio at Dundonald and before we even had heard the word ‘Lockdown’ mentioned! My original plan was to close the studio around the end of July, when all the outstanding vouchers were finally redeemed. That would give me time to formulate a plan and get organised. So work was to begin on the Pod around March, with installation before the end of that month.
Then came the virus and the Lockdown and everything changed.
But this week some of the construction industry went bak to work, and among them the firm who had already pre-fabricated the Studio-Pod, and it was erected on site in two long days… Here it is!
First images of my newly built Studio Pod at Ballygowan!Just wait until the restrictions are lifted, and I’ll welcome pets, babies, passport photos etc etc.It’s not a full sized studio by any means, not even big enough for a decent family group, but it will serve its purposes very well. It’s all fully insulated, with heating and air-conditioning built in, double glazed and wired.
It’s wood lined and comfortable, and waiting for the lights and chairs etc.
So – some really good news in the midst of the gloom.
At our professional studio at Dundonald, we have a variety of posing aids and props to suit all ages, including Sydney – the Studio Snake. Snakes are well known for mesmerising their victims, until they are under their influence. So when baby George came in for his second ‘Baby’s First Year’ portrait appontment, he fell under Sydney’s charm and soon was totally spellbound! Here they are together…
I’m often asked by parents, ‘How long will my family photo session last?’ So here’s a handy guide to how much time to plan for your child’s session.
At Portraits2Go.co.uk you can pick between different shoot types.
Mini Session: 25 minutes. This session is fantastic if you simply want 2 or 3 images to record your offspring growing up. These work particularly well for older children who can follow directions easily. We craft some variations in the poses but we don’t change venues or outfits.
Standard Session: 60 minutes. Our most popular session by far is wonderful for younger children. The extra time also lets us capture some more creative photographs. We will shoot on various backgrounds. You will have at least one change of clothing as well. For younger children it lets them warm up and calm down.
Super Session: 120 minutes. For groups of three or more kids this gives every child plenty of time to be involved and photographed without them getting bored in between. We will be able to shoot them in groups and individually. We can have lots of poses and creative photographs too. You can usually manage several outfit changes if you wish.
Please note that from 1st August 2017 EVERY studio booking (Including Promotional Vouchers, Charity Events etc) will be subject to a £25 booking deposit. This deposit will be fully refundable at your gallery viewing or can be used as credit towards our print packages. Please have your card ready when you ring to book.
‘Mini-Models’ and ‘Pet Portrait Awards’ etc where a charity contribution is involved, will have the contribution deducted from the amount before refund or credit.
We regret that this has become necessary due to a small number of inconsiderate people who fail to keep appointments and give no notice.