Cupcakes and Cuties in the Forest

September 03, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

 

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Well friends, it has been a long wait for this announcement.  Our Cupcakes & Cuties event at the studio has been such a big hit in the past and it has been so hard waiting to launch our summer sessions!  I spent the last few months trying to think of ways to work within state guidelines and still have a fun event, and I am finally ready to announce our upcoming SAFE event for September! 

 

Your spot can be reserved through our online ordering page if you CLICK HERE.
 

As you know, in the past we have held the event in the studio, but due to COVID-19, I am opting to have the sessions outside this time.  We'll be taking precautions for your safety that I will detail below.  I've also gone over a few questions that I thought might come up, such as "what if it rains" and "what about hair and makeup?" plus a few more.  Keep reading, you'll get lots of answers!

What will be the same?  We will still have styling options including fun dresses, crowns, bow ties and some more casual looks for boys. And I'm so excited to have a lot of new dresses and wardrobe options to share!  You will still get your first image included with your session fee and yes there will still be a cupcake! 

What will be different?  Well, it will be outside for one thing.  Dress options will be kind of set in stone so we can be sure that no one shares any dresses (and germs) without cleaning in between.  Props are going to be wipeable, so no blue couch (but we have some good props, don't worry!) - sessions will be spaced further apart so families won't be mingling and I'll be using my long lens so I won't be able to be hands on with little ones.  Contracts and order forms will all be online. And sadly, no hair and makeup this year, due to COVID-19 concerns.  On the bright side, I am including some new print options with every digital gallery upgrade and I am really excited to be offering a cute photo book and specialized prints, because you know how I feel about printing your photos!  Here's the cute mini photo book that comes with the 20 image gallery, I love it! D1

I am happy to announce our Cupcakes and Cuties event for September 2020 - Your spot can be reserved through our online ordering page if you CLICK HERE.


The details - Please join us on September 13th, 16th, 19th & 20th for a day of fun and photos at a special location - each child will be styled (prince & princess style) and have their own 15 minute model experience, followed with a cupcake to take home.  

Each child receives one 4x6 specialty print (mailed to you within 3 weeks).  Want more photos from the session?  Opt for a session upgrade at a special price.   If the event sells out, everyone receives one extra photo as a bonus!

Want to give this as a gift??  What a great idea!   Give the gift of an event this year!

Price is per child.  Have more than one child?  You need to purchase a spot for each child but obviously there is no need to wait 15 minutes and clean between sessions for children in the same family.  If you have two children,  please purchase the time slot for the first child and message me to add the invoice for the second child. For more than three children purchase the two time slots and message me to add the third and/or fourth child.  

Photos chosen at discretion of photographer, unless online zoom consultation is requested.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Q:  How do we choose our wardrobe?

A:  After you purchase your time slot,  I'll send a questionnaire so I can match your child to the perfect wardrobe.  I have dresses and crowns for girls and a few different options for boys, depending on their age.  You are also welcome to have them wear their own clothing to the session if you prefer.  Boys especially sometimes want to wear their own clothing and that is ok.

Q:  Can we get family sessions done at this time?

A:  No, these sessions are for single children only.  If you book siblings back to back, they can have photos together.  Mom, if you book a spot for yourself and your children, we can include mommy and me photos during your session.  However we do not offer full family photos during Cupcakes and Cuties.  Feel free to schedule your full service family session through my contact page.


Q:  What if it rains?

A:  I'll be watching the weather closely and offering makeup days in case of rain.  Every effort will be made to find a date that works for you.   We may even have a few openings for in studio if you can't make it to one of our makeup days.  You know us, we will make things work.

Q:  What precautions are you taking due to COVID-19

A:   The biggest step we are taking is hosting this event outside.  We are also forgoing all of our plush couches and chairs and opting for harder surfaced props that can be wiped down between cuties.  We are also limiting dress usage, so that no one will share a dress during the event.  We have enough dresses to make this possible, but each child will have to take the dress they are assigned.  In the past we allowed them to choose at the studio but this is just not possible this year.  We will be wearing masks when in close range and using long lenses to take the photos from a distance.  We are also spacing out our sessions to every half hour so that we won't have multiple families getting too close to each other.  Cupcakes will be individually wrapped.

Q:  What about hair and makeup?  

A:  Sadly, we have to skip doing hair and makeup for now,  but these little cuties are perfect without it.  Feel free to add a little lip gloss or mascara if you'd like, and style their hair as you wish.  I've made up for this loss by adding special products to the digital gallery upgrades, which are the same price as last year but now include actual products and not just digitals.

Q:  Where will the kids get changed?

A:   I have a pop up changing tent that we will be using, and spraying with lysol between cuties.  Alternately, if your children would prefer to change in your car, that is ok too.  And as already mentioned, if this doesn't work for you, you are welcome to come in your own clothing for the photos.

Thank you all for continuing to support my business and allow me to bring this fun event to your families.  I know this year has been challenging to all of us so I hope I can safely bring some joy to your children and make them feel special at our event this year!

 


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