COVID-19 and your photo session
The safety of your family during my photo sessions has always been at the top of my professional priorities.
Even more so right now, we must continue looking after each other.
COVID-19 MEASURES and How THEY Affect Family Photography
Following a period of full closure during the national lockdown in Spring 2020, I was able to reopen to outdoor photography bookings from June 2020 onwards. Newborn and indoor photo sessions had to wait a little while longer but, in accordance with the latest government guidelines, I was able to resume all studio and in-home work in August 2020.
I am currently able to take on family and newborn sessions as normal, with the addition of a number of safety measures that are in place to protect both your family and mine. Read on to find out more about what this means for your session.
“open space” family sessions on location
Outdoor photo sessions lend themselves very well to social distancing because of the open spaces in which we shoot. I will carry out all outdoor sessions in accordance to current rules and advice, including:
- Keeping a 2-metre (or greater) safe distance from you at all times (yay for telephoto lenses!);
- Wearing a face covering if required (just me, of course!).
I know plenty of great outdoor locations, including a number that are quiet, unspoiled and largely secluded – therefore ideal to keep our distances away from others! To check availability for your preferred date, please use the form below to contact me.
newborn sessions at home / in the studio
When we work in an enclosed space such as my studio or your home, social distancing can be harder to maintain, so we have to take a few extra precautions.
During all indoor photo sessions, I will:
- Wash hands frequently and wear a surgical mask for the duration of our shoot;
- Keep a 1-metre (or greater) safe distance from you whenever possible;
- For newborn sessions, work alongside parents on posing to minimise direct contact with baby.
In addition, for sessions taking place in the studio, I will:
- Deep-clean and sanitise all hard surfaces and wash fabric props and blankets before and after each session;
- Serve only individually packaged snacks and drinks during your visit.
your studio reveal session
Meeting at the studio to review their session’s gallery remains a priority for my clients, and for me as well. It is the best way to ensure that you see your photos at their best, and receive a full service and the best advice from me.
Whilst Government regulations permit it, we will continue with our Reveal sessions at the studio. All safety and hygiene measures listed above apply to portrait viewings as well.
Should wisdom or regulations change, our viewing sessions will take place online using video conferencing with screen-sharing via Skype.
I will update this page as more information becomes available. In the meantime, please message or call me on 07941 355027 if you’d like to pencil in a date for a photo session, or if you have any questions on family and newborn shoots with safe distancing.