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It so happens I’m married to an infectious diseases doctor, who is totally awesome. She’s been working around the clock figuring out how to save lives and keep everyone safe. She also bakes muffins to relieve stress. I’ve been eating a lot of muffins.

The upshot is that I have been able to keep a very close and unusually detailed eye on developments, and know what to do to make sure that Cooper Studio remains a safe place for everyone. This is what we’re doing:

  • We are creating more space for less people: We have two studios and we are reducing the number of shoot spots each day. So you will be our only customer while you’re with us.
  • We are reducing the number of staff in each studio: Typically there will be only two staff, including your photographer, in the building at any one time.
  • We will be keeping our distance: We will aim to maintain a 1.5m distance from you and your family at all times. This means we’ll be using different lenses, and will give verbal direction.
  • Cleaning, lots of cleaning: We’ll be cleaning surfaces before and after each customer and cleaning the studio every day.
  • Reduced contact with artwork: In the past, we’ve shown some artwork by getting customers to browse through samples. A staff member will now show you samples without contact instead.
  • Hand Sanitiser: We presently have hand sanitiser for client use. Please ask.
  • Complimentary reschedules if you’re sick: If you have a cough or a fever or cold or flu symptoms, please let us know before your shoot, and before entering our buildings. We’ll offer you a complimentary reschedule without losing your deposit or any gift card value.
  • Hygienic makeup: If your shoot booking includes hair and makeup you’ll be pleased to know that our wonderful makeup artist Mandy has passed a Covid-19 makeup hygiene course, and will be using a face mask as she needs to be closer than the recommended distance.
  • Tap, no cash: We’re going cashless and asking that you pay for your order by tapping your card, where you can. 
  • It’s business as usual: In a weird, socially awkward sort of way. But we promise we’ll still create great art, have fun together-but-apart, and create lasting personal artwork at a time when family, and looking after ourselves, has never been more important.

As always, our friendly team is here to help and answer any questions you might have! Don’t be afraid to call us on 94334312 if there is anything we can do!

Yours from a safe distance,


It’s Frank the Pug! Oh hang on…

Craig Cooper Funny, News, Pet Photographer

Remember Frank the Pug from the Will Smith movie Men in Black? Well we had this little guy in the studio recently who seemed to be his body double!


With a name like Bugsy you would expect him to take after an old-time gangster but at first he seemed a bit sad! Good thing he had his English girlfriend Stella to cheer him up!


Stella is a British Bulldog, and look at that tongue – it seems to be as long as her legs! She also puts it to good use…

She also loves cuddles from Mum and Dad Clarissa and Craig, not that you would know it from that expression!

A pug puppy vs a ping pong ball: You’re Welcome!

Craig Cooper Funny, Pet Photographer Leave a Comment

Ok. It’s time for you’re daily dose of cute! Letty, the four month old Pug visited our Fremantle studio recently and she’s just nuts for ping-pong balls! First the ping pong ball seemed to have the upper hand; Letty was overcome with a sense of defeat, but oh how quickly the tables were turned. She got to her feet and showed that ball who’s boss! It barely fit in little Letty’s mouth, but once conquered, she was not giving that ping pong up to anyone!

Letty’s brother, Patches the Maltese Terrier, seemed a little jealous of all the attention Letty was getting:


Then again, maybe he’s just an old soul!

So this got us thinking – there must be a tonne of pug-vs-ping pong memes and videos out there, but there’s a gap in the meme market here! Seems that most dogs just aren’t that good at table tennis. Except this guy:

Awesome talent! (from the Kyoot Animals Youtube channel)