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CORONA VIRUS UPDATE

We are delighted to be re-opening on 15th June and can’t wait!

We have some new guidelines!

I will take my temparature in the morning of the shoot and obviously if anyone has any symptoms we can reschedule the shoot , safety first!

When you arrive there will be the usual sign on the door but no handshakes / hugs etc I’m afraid!

ALL coats and bags should stay in changing room please. Once you exit changing room use the hand sanitizing station outside please.

We would encourage no large family groups please. If you need to bring other family members- we understand you may need to bring siblings and co drivers- then they should stay in the waiting area please, just one parent in the studio with dancer. There will be a taped off area near the door to watch. The studio is easily large enough to social distance. But we can't have people wandering about the studio at the moment.

I normally show some photos as we go along but these days it will be difficult so just a few examples will be show at arms length- bring your binoculars! Annoying but safety comes first.

There is another hand sanitising station just inside in the studio.

Disposable paper towels are now being used instead of normal towels.

We will wipe down and clean between each shoot.

Feel free to bring your own cups/mugs tea and coffee for drinks etc but we will still supply ours as well.

You are welcome to do the traditional photo on your own or with me afterwards- I always like a photo with the dancer/s but we will have to be 2m apart ! Props if used will be sanitised where possible between shoots.


LOCATION

The studio is based in a town called Ware in Hertfordshire. We are in a small industrial estate by the river 5 mins walk from the town itself. There is a Sainsbury's 5 mins away and Domino's, Greggs, Subway, Costa etc just 10 mins walk

ADDRESS- Unit 2 The Dockyard, Star Street, Ware, Herts, SG12 7AN

BY CAR- Look for Star Street Garage on the corner, turn in there, we are at the end on the left.

Plenty of free off street parking right outside the studio.

BY TRAIN- Ware train station is 10 mins walk with connections into London Liverpool Street.

Hertford North railway station is 10 mins by taxi , that's for connections to the North.

BY AIR- We have many clients that fly in for the shoot and home again in one day or stay over for the night. We are 35 mins by car from Stansted Airport and can arrange the airport run. Some clients just do a one day car hire from the airport, there are also train connections to Ware

ADDRESS- Unit 2 The Dockyard, Star Street, Ware, Herts, SG12 7AN

CHILD PROTECTION POLICY

We take great care in making sure your dancers shoot is as fun and safe as possible. Part of this is to make sure the whole experience is comfortable and produces photos you will love and want to display in your home.

So we have a few guidelines for dancers under 18!

Parents or persons accompanying the dancer to the shoot must be with the dancer at all times. The changing room is your area and staff will not enter without permission.

Make up should be natural if applied but we aim for a natural look here so it is not required.

Tan- not necessary- if you want a tan then make sure its natural please- no oompa loompas! But again natural is good.

Clothing - Please bring your own clothing to the shoot- leotards, shorts and crop sets, tutus, lyrical looks- dress or loose shirt. Any pointe shoes etc.

We do have some clothing here but it may not suit or be appropriate.

At all time we want activities, clothing and general look to be age appropriate and fun!

We reserve the right not to proceed if we think the chosen look doesn't suit the age of dancer and will respectfully suggest a different look.

YOUR IMAGES AFTER THE SHOOT- There was a time ( long ago lol) when photoshoots were for the people involved, were enjoyed the family and were hardly ever shown to the rest of the world. So our advice is- less is more, a few well chosen images will tell the story just as well as hundreds!! Once its out there- its out there- so we would recomend excercising discretion when posting your images, these are your personal images of your children after all!