My large, 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. The rest may seem over the top, but my obligation to protect my tiny clients is paramount.
Temperature checks upon entering. I will also take mine.
No one that has tested positive for Covid-19 at any time during the pandemic may enter my studio. No one who has been in contact with someone that has tested positive for Covid-19 may enter my studio.
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 not 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 themselves have tested positive for 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, no shoes, 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 are being done with "no contact" and from a distance of 6-10 feet. (I will be masked, of course)
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. I have had a few Covid tests and all negative. Tests were done for peace of mind for my clients. I feel great! If I am out walking, I am masked and 100% and social distancing. I plan to continue with the State recommendations and protocols until the Covid-19 epidemic is under control.
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.