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.
Temperature checks upon entering. I will also take mine.
Clients are required to be following the state-mandated mask requirement when out. Also, they are required to be following all CDC guidelines. Clearly, this is something that is taken at your word. Protecting my tiny clients is my only priority.
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).
Extended family or friends are not permitted in my studio. Parents and the baby only. No more than 2 adults, baby and myself.
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, cake smash sessions, and no contact mini newborn sessions can all 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.
"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."