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updated 4th October 2020
 It looks as though the Corona Virus will be around us a while longer so I thought it best to share my studio policy with you regarding how I conduct my photo sessions and studio cleanliness routine.
 I am currently taking bookings for all types of photo-sessions as I am allowed to conduct my small private photo-studio business. My studio is in my home so only a very small number of people visit by appointment only. There is plenty of street parking right outside so no need to use public transport for access.
 
Studio Policy
-Firstly, I will let you know if I, or my husband show symptoms of Covid-19 or have been asked to self isolate for whatever reason and you should do the same before attending the photo session please
-At least 1 hr will be left between sessions to ensure there is no contact between customers arriving and leaving the premises
-Please do not arrive earlier than 5 minutes before you session time allowing me time for last minute preparations
-This time also allows for cleaning and airing of the studio
-All surfaces in client area will be deep cleaned and all props used will be sanitised including arms of chairs and tables where you can place your belongings as well as door handles, light switches and the door bell.
-I will greet you having washed my hands thoroughly prior to your arrival and we will all sanitise our hands together
-Sanitiser will be placed around the customer area for you to sanitise your hands as you wish throughout the session, I will do the same 
 
I look forward to seeing you soon!

Studio sessions from Birmingham portrait photographer Nicola Gotts

Call for Graduation sittings or business portrait/head shot details and prices.

Allow me to capture the essence of you and your family with an exciting and informal photo shoot in my Birmingham studio. Together we’ll create images you’ll love.

A studio portrait session usually takes two hours: that’s one hour of photography plus one hour of viewing and selecting your pictures. (We do that immediately afterwards so there’s no need to wait around or book a second appointment.) Gorgeous hand-prints start at £35.

As a professional photographer who loves being around people, I’m passionate about producing beautiful images that show the real you, ensuring you have fun in the process. I’m relaxed and personable, providing gentle direction to get the best out of everyone. Years of experience mean I know how to coax a winning picture out of even very young or very reluctant subjects. In fact I really enjoy working with children, and make it my mission to ensure the session is fun for them (allowing parents to relax too).

My Birmingham home studio is easy to find, with plenty of free street parking on Warwards Lane in Selly Oak.

Studio vouchers

Photo session with large print: £75
One-hour professional studio photo session with different outfits, styles and backgrounds. Choose your favourite image to be printed at 12 x 8”.

Photo session with extra large print: £95
One-hour professional studio photo session with different outfits, styles and backgrounds. Choose your favourite image to be printed at 18 x 12”.

Digital 8: £190
One-hour professional studio photo session with different outfits, styles and backgrounds. Choose your eight favourite images online, in your own time and in the peace of your own home. Your chosen images will be fully retouched and supplied digitally.

Digital 15: £290
One-hour professional studio photo session with different outfits, styles and backgrounds. Choose your fifteen favourite images online, in your own time and in the peace of your own home. Your chosen images will be fully retouched and supplied digitally.

If you’d like to buy a gift voucher, just and I’ll arrange to post one directly to you.

Studio photo session FAQs

What happens at the photo session?
Your photo session can be tailored to your specific requirements, or you can go with the flow and let me direct you on the day. I like to make things fun and interactive so be prepared to get up, sit down, lie on the floor, jump (if appropriate) and interact with one another while I capture the sparkle between you. If you want more relaxed images, that is of course fine – I want to photograph you feeling comfortable and happy.

What should I wear?
Try to wear something bright and colourful as this will help to create lively, vibrant images. Also bring a change of clothes or two. Clothes that work well on camera include jeans, stripy T-shirts, white or pattered dresses for little girls, big cosy jumpers, hats, and anything else you and your family love to wear. I find it works well if everyone brings a blue top. Try not to wear anything with a logo on it, as this will date your pictures quickly.

Should we bring props?
We have a few items in the studio but yes please: feel free to bring props that you particularly associate with you and/or your children. A hockey stick, a guitar – anything that you’d be seen with day to day. It’s nice to bring a hooded towel for babies and small children, and a couple of toys.

I look forward very much to meeting you at the Birmingham studio of Nicola Gotts Photography.

Nicola Gotts Photography: professional portrait photographer