My private, perfectly adorned baby photography studio is NOT a public space. Sessions are held by appointment only under strict protocol.
The following are the Covid-19 policies, and protocols in place in my studio. Most of these protocols have been in place in my studio for over 10 years.
Temperature checks upon entering. I will also take mine.
Clients are required to be following the state-mandated mask requirement. Also, they are required to be following all State guidelines. Protecting my tiny clients is my only priority.
No one that has traveled on an airline in the past 30 days may enter my studio. Additionally, no one who has attended any family or friend gatherings of any size may enter my studio. Newborn clients are asked to remain under quarantine between the time they were in the hospital to the time they are in my studio.
I will be masked at all times.
Face coverings/masks are required in my studio at all times. Clients are required to bring their own however, I will provide you with one if you forget. Physical distancing is also being required while inside my studio.
No one is permitted in my studio if they or someone in their household is even remotely sick (colds etc). Additionally, no one is permitted in my studio if they have been in contact with anyone with Covid-19 or have had Covid-19.
Extended family or friends are not permitted in my studio. Newborn sessions - parents and the baby only. No more than 2 adults, baby and myself. Sitter sessions - only one parent is permitted.
My studio is meticulously cleaned and sanitized before and after every session. Every surface is cleaned as well as props, backdrops, etc. There is an air purifier running 24/7. During this strange time sessions are only being held to only one session per day, every few days.
Handwashing and hand sanitizer have been a long time practice in my studio.
I am also OBGYN and Pediatrician approved. I have had Flu and Tdap vaccines (including all childhood vaccines).
Sitter sessions can be done "no contact" from a distance of 6-10 feet.
My expertise and extensive experience in handling, posing, and photographing even the tiniest of infants will give you peace of mind that your newborn will be in the very best of hands.
On a personal note, I take this very seriously. I live alone and have been completely self-isolated since March 15th & May 28th. Tests were done for peace of mind for my clients. I feel great! If I am out walking, I am masked and 100% social distancing. I have tested negative for Covid-19 on May 3rd. I plan to continue with the CDC recommendations and protocols until the Covid-19 epidemic is under control.
10/17/20 Note to parents that are disappointed that I'm not offering family shots at this time. In order to protect ALL my clients, I must enforce a strict mask policy. Family shots require you to take your mask off. How would you feel knowing the client before you were in my studio and in contact with me without a mask? I am receiving a ton of blowback about this issue but it's hard for me to understand because the protocols are in place to protect you and your infant, your family. It is also to protect myself. Please beware of any photographer that allows you to remove your mask indoors. If they will allow you to remove your mask, they probably allow that everywhere in their lives. This is a non-negotiable for me. My apologies to everyone that has been let down by this temporary policy.
"Maxine! We chose you for our newborn photoshoot for so many reasons, but to a new mama, being super cautious about germs weighed in heavily, and we felt so comfortable with you largely for this reason. You're the best !! My best friend booked with you recently and I made it a point to share with her how great you are about keeping up on your vaccines, how clean the studio is, and how gentle and cautious you are."