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Our Setup

What happens on photo day?

How long do you take to set up?

We take a maximum of 15 minutes to put together the mobile indoor studio, plus 3-5 minutes to take some test shots.

The illustration on the left is based on the real studio we use.

How much space do you need?

The footprint of the studio is approximately: 5’2″ tall (158cm), 6’8″ wide (204cm) and 7’4″ (224cm) deep.

We bring an extension cable but we need access to a wall socket.

We need the floor to be as flat as possible (no ramps or steps.)

How long is a booking?

We arrive early in the morning and stay typically no later than 12 o’clock lunchtime. We can photograph up to 40-45 children in a morning booking.

Depending on how comfortable the child is, we can typically get all the footage we need in under 10 minutes per child. Some children need a bit more time and we allow for that.

The editing process starts after lunch so we can get the photos ready to view and order within 24 hours of the shoot.

When will parents be able to see the photos?

We edit the photos on the same day of the shoot. Our policy is that parents can view the images online within 24 hours. Typically, it’s closer to 12 hours.

How do you get such natural photos?

As photographer and assistant, we work together to get natural photos in a variety of poses through personalised play.

For children who are especially nervous or shy, we work with a nursery staff member that the child is familiar with to help them feel more secure and confident.

Can you get photos of every child?

Many nursery staff and parents we have worked with are surprised to see children who are normally quite serious respond very positively to our approach and routine.

Occasionally, there is a child in setting that we can’t win over – maybe they are recovering from an illness, are especially shy, feeling particularly emotional on the day or for another reason get upset and flatly refuse.

While we try our hardest to get a selection of photos to choose from for each and every child, we do not insist with children that are getting very upset and flatly refuse – we want to leave them with as positive a memory of photo day as possible!

Do you need a member of staff to be present?

Yes. A member of staff is required to be present during each child’s photoshoot.

Children will only be photographed with parental consent.

How many children can be present?

We prefer for children to be brought to the studio in pairs or small groups. While not a guarantee, this has proven to be an effective way to help timid children feel more at ease.

Do you have a DBS check?

Yes. We both keep our DBS check up-to-date by subscribing to the yearly service. Nurseries who are considering booking with us can request to view a copy of our DBS checks.

Do you charge a booking fee?

No. We do not charge a booking fee and we give each of our nurseries a commission from our profits at each photoshoot as a thank you for hosting us.

Why not try us out?

Get in touch to discuss your next photography session with us!

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