Newsletter: Winter 2021:Studio Reopening?

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Studio Opening? 

Photography studios will in all likelihood be allowed to open after this weekend. It will be wonderful to be able to welcome clients into my home studio again.   I am however, very concerned about safety, both for my clients and for myself and my husband. It is easier for some businesses to open than it is for others. Most businesses can ask customers to wear a mask the whole time, while in their place of business. Photographers aren’t able to do that; unless people want their pictures taken with a mask on. Something that I am sure most people would not want! Therefore it is very important that safety protocols are followed.

I made up a list of safety measures that I will have in place as seen in the following document:

I have had some inquiries re: newborn photography. I don’t know if the new restrictions will allow newborn photography but if they do, I will do mini one hour newborn sessions only. I will do a regular full newborn sessions once I am vaccinated. 

Let me know if you have any questions about these safety measures. 



New Family Member!



Sadly, we lost our dog, Fergus in December. Fergus was 13 and had been a wonderful dog but it was his time to cross the rainbow bridge. 
As we wanted to stay with 3 dogs, we adopted a new puppy from Spirit of Hope Rescue named Kassidy. 

 We all fell in love with Kassidy right away. Well, that isn’t quite true. Zara has taken some time getting used to her new sister, but she is growling less and even playing with her sometimes!

This is Kassidy:

I love photographing all dogs, but especially puppies and look forward to photographing more dogs very soon! 

I plan to do another dog photo promotion soon so watch for that!




And Finally



A cute illustration. 



Yours in Photography,

Christina

Studio Reopening! (Winnipeg Family Photographers)

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Studio Reopening: ChrisMcWilliamsPhotography


I hope that everyone has stayed healthy in this unprecedented and scary time. It is unnerving to have an invisible enemy out there that can infect and kill people. It is especially unnerving to not know what the future holds, but things are looking very positive in Manitoba.

My husband and I are healthy and doing well. We have been busy painting inside the house and working on the yard, but I do miss taking pictures of children and families, so I am pleased to announce that I am opening my studio and will start to do sessions again. Safety measures will be in place, including hand sanitizing when clients come in and keeping physical distances as much as possible. More information will be sent to clients before coming for a session.

I prefer outdoor sessions at this time of the year and my yard is an excellent spot for pictures with many large shade trees. I am also open to using parks in the city, especially but not limited to Kilcona Park, Bird’s Hill Park and Kildonan Park.



Little Girls Dress Up



This special event was cut short when the pandemic hit and I am pleased to announce that I am resuming my “Little Girls Dress Up” sessions. I have even more dresses now and am looking forward to photographing the little girls in your life.

This model call is for girls aged 1 to 4. I will include girls who are older if parents bring an outfit for them. Since this is a dress up event, I can only provide dresses up to a size 4 (for a 4 year old, or a small 5 year old).  You are welcome to bring more than 1 girl but I am limiting it to 3 girls per hour session.

I am fine with including other family members (including sons) for this event, but I won’t be supplying outfits for them as the focus is on daughters.

I hope to do some of these sessions outside as well as in the studio. The trees in the yard are looking great right now and there are a lot of locations that we can use

All clients who come for this model call will be entered into a draw for a $600 package. The draw will be done on July 6th. The winner will be announced that day. You are still in the draw if you came for a session before the pandemic started.

A $50 retainer is required to book your session. You can either get a refund on the retainer at your ordering session or you can use the retainer towards the purchase of products such as  wall art or prints. The retainer can be sent to chrismcwilliamsphotography@gmail.com.

I love the idea of photographing your daughter in her mom’s wedding dress! Let me know if this appeals to you and if you have the dress.

I hope to hear from you! Let me know if you are interested.



And Finally


I found this on Facebook a while back and thought it was a great way to look at things.

It’s important that we look at the bright side of things at a time like this and see our glasses as half full.  I hope that you are all safe and healthy now that life is returning to some semblance of normal. Nobody knows when or if the world will ever be like it was before the pandemic and we have no control over that, but we can control how we treat others and how we go about our daily lives.

Thank God, at least toilet paper has become available!

Yours in Photography,

Christina