Well, the inevitable has reached us and we are now well and truly have Covid here in WA.
While it can be worrying for some parents, I would like to assure my clients that my studio space is a safe place to visit to bring their newborns and young children.
My home studio is a fully dedicated photography studio. This means no one resides there, so there’s no people coming in and out throughout the day. I am the only one that enters to do sessions then I leave. I feel very fortunate to able to have a whole house dedicated to a studio only. My family and I live just a kilometre away so it’s nice and handy to be so close by. I’m a little forgetful and have to race back and forth at times 😊.
I limit the amount of sessions I take to 1-2 a day. On occasion I will do 3 but no more. Besides, I can’t handle more than 3 😂
I allow enough time between each session to sanitize and clean wraps and baby blankets by deep steaming and washing in between use. I also open up all windows and doors to allow fresh air to flow through before the next session.
I am fully vaccinated (triple shots) against Covid and so are all my family members. I am also fully vaccinated for all the standard shots plus the yearly flu shot and whooping cough booster.
The mask mandate has now been dropped and clients no longer have to wear them inside. I however, am still wearing them for all my newborn and maternity clients.
I have Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) on hand if I feel that there’s a tiny inkling of something popping up, and will take a test at any time
A BIG ONE!: I ask all clients that they postpone their session if any one in their family is unwell. There is no penalty for needing to postpone, nor do I need advance notice. You are welcome to let me know on the morning of your session day that you can’t make it. I understand and appreciate that honesty.
I will also let you know if I am feeling unwell, even with a negative test (there are other illnesses out there besides Covid). If I need to cancel because I am sick, you will have the option to wait for me to be well enough to work, or I can return your deposit and you can find another photographer if timing your newborn session is important to you and you don’t want to wait.
I am absolutely able to photograph older babies in my Simple newborn style. They may be less curly and more awake but at some point they do tend to fall asleep for a few sleepy poses. While I tend to prefer bubs under 6 weeks for Simple sessions, they can still be done up to 3 months with modifications.
I am in the process of trying finding a backup photographer who can be trained to take some of my sessions in my style so clients don’t have to cancel. This is proving to be very difficult, but I will keep on trying. If you know of anyone, send them my way! For now it’s just me.
I hope I have eased your mind about studio sessions with me and I look forward to photographing your cute little baby soon 🙂