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Coronavirus Update (23rd March 2020)

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It is with a heavy heart that I have to announce that the studio is now closed until further notice. In order to protect the health and safety of all of my clients and my family, we have decided to go into lockdown.

However, I am also pleased to announce a brand new service that I am currently putting together for new parents and parents-to-be. I know how important the images of your precious baby are to you and that newborns don’t stay newborn for long. So if your baby is due/born during the next few months, don’t worry I have come up with a way for us to get those precious images for you remotely!

I am in the process of putting together a little video and instruction set so that you can set up your own newborn photoshoot and then send me the images to professionally edit! This will not a full newborn session gallery – I have had to have special training for many of the poses and images I create – but I have taken one of my favourite sets and created simple-to-follow instructions to safely recreate this at home using things you have around the house already. I can walk you through every step of the way to take the photographs and then you will send them to me to work my magic upon.

I am hoping to have everything ready to go by the end of the week, so if you are interested, please drop me a line now. The first five people to respond will receive this service completely free of charge, including a final digital image!

Although older people and those with pre-existing medical conditions (such as diabetes, asthma and heart disease) are more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with COVID-19, the virus can infect people of all ages.  Newborns and pregnant women are always considered at risk and therefore we must collectively protect each other.

I want to re-assure all of my clients that I follow good hygiene practice at all times to keep you and your babies safe, but at this time, I would like to take a moment to re-iterate the most important points and a couple of extra measures that I have put in place for you.

If you are poorly, please re-schedule your appointment

As always, if you or any member of your family is feeling poorly, please contact me as soon as possible to re-schedule your session and don’t just turn up anyway; I will find a different appointment for you and truthfully you will get better photos anyway when your family is healthy and happy!

For newborn sessions, please don’t worry about the timing, we can still create a beautiful gallery with an older newborn that you will love. It is far more important to take care of your health.

With specific regards to Coronavirus or COVID-19, I am extending this request to include:

Should you or any member of your family have any of the following, or been in direct contact with anyone who has:

  • any signs of illness (dry cough, fever, flu-like symptoms)
  • visited any high-risk areas in the last two weeks

please contact me to re-schedule your session as soon as possible.

Whilst at the studio, please follow general infection prevention guidelines

To minimize the risk of infection, everyone should follow these general infection prevention measures:

  • Wash your hands frequently, using soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • When coughing or sneezing, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue (or your bent elbow/sleeve if a tissue is not available).

How I am protecting you

Please be reassured that I always:

  • Thoroughly wash and sanitise all props between clients
  • Thoroughly wash and sanitise all newborn clothing, wraps, and anything that comes into contact with baby

I am also extending my existing practices such that:

  • General surfaces (i.e. doorknobs, railings, chairs, coat racks, etc) will now be sanitised between every client
  • For prop items that are more difficult to clean thoroughly, the item will now be put into quarantine for 2 weeks

Don’t panic!

None of this is written to cause you concern or panic, but I just wanted to let everyone know that I am mindful and doing my best to be proactive in this uncertain time. I will update this post as needed if the situation changes or recommendations surrounding prevention changes. If you are a client, or someone considering booking a session, don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions, or to let me know what I can do to help you feel comfortable.

 

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Announcing our Christmas Mini-Sessions for 2019: Bookings now being taken

I am delighted to confirm the dates for our 2019 Christmas Mini-Sessions:

Friday 15th November

Saturday 16th November

Choose from our great value packages:

Jingle Bells Package: £50

Includes a 30-minute photo session using our beautiful 'Gingerbread Cookies' set, and 3 digital images

Sleigh Bells Package: £75

Includes a slightly longer photo session (45-minute) using two of our beautiful sets 'Gingerbread Cookies' and 'Christmas Trees' plus a digital composite 'At Santa’s Window', and 5 digital images 

Bells & Whistles Package: £100

Includes a full 60-minute photo session using all three of our beautiful sets 'Gingerbread Cookies', 'Christmas Trees', 'Baubles' plus digital composite 'At Santa’s Window', and 10 digital images 

BOOK YOURS TODAY

Appointments are strictly limited and will be reserved on a first come, first served basis - don't miss out, book your session today (email jackie@byjackie.co.uk) 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

One child per session only. If you would like to include siblings, please book multiple sessions.

Package choice must be confirmed and paid for at the time of booking. This payment acts as a non-refundable deposit.

A booking is not confirmed until full payment is received.

In the event that the Photographer cancels the event, 100% of package fees paid will be returned and no further liability may be sought.

In making a booking, the Client confirms acceptance of the these terms and conditions.

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OMG! I am so excited! The results of the RISE International Photography Awards were announced today and seven of my eight entries received a BRONZE award! 

This particular photography competition means so much for a number of reasons - not least the calibre of the judging panel. The judges are some of the best and most reknowned photographers in the world, so to receive positive comments from them really means a lot! 

And so to the images....

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Starting a new school - mini-photo sessions with Babies By Jackie, Yorkshire

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Starting a new school - mini-photo sessions with Babies By Jackie, Yorkshire

BRAND NEW FOR 2019!

The first day starting at a new school can be quite stressful, emotionally charged and quite chaotic.

First day photos are often taken in a rush as you dash out the door, with no time to think about lighting, composition or even if your child is smiling! My Starting School mini-sessions take place a week or so before school starts, while uniforms are new and unscuffed, in my lovely calm studio in Market Weighton. And my personalised 'chalkboard' images make a stunning keepsake.

chalkboard starting school personalised images by Babies By Jackie

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chalkboard starting school personalised images by Babies By Jackie

PACKAGE OPTIONS

There are three package options (package to be specified and paid for at the time of booking):

Pencil Package: £30

  • 10 minute session

  • 1 digital image of your child in their new uniform

Rollerball Package: £50

  • 20 minute session

  • 3 digital images of your child in their new uniform

  • 8"x6" mounted print of your child's personalised 'chalkboard' image

Fountain Pen Package: £60

  • 30 minute session

  • 5 digital images of your child in their new uniform

  • 8"x6" mounted print of your child's personalised 'chalkboard' image

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BOOK YOURS TODAY

The Starting School Mini Sessions will only be available on Friday 30th August and Saturday 31st August. Appointment slots are strictly limited and will sell out quickly, so if you would like me to photograph your child in their new uniform, please get in touch to reserve your space today!

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

One child per session only. If you would like to include siblings, please book multiple sessions.

Package choice must be confirmed and paid for at the time of booking. This payment acts as a non-refundable deposit.

A booking is not confirmed until full payment is received.

In the event that the Photographer cancels the event, 100% of package fees paid will be returned and no further liability may be sought.

In making a booking, the Client confirms acceptance of the these terms and conditions.

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