New born photography during uncertain times
So you are having a baby during a pandemic? First of all congratulations!
I'm sure that just like everyone during this uncertain time you are concerned about how we transcend into our 'new normal', however you have the added worry of not knowing how bringing a new precious little life into a pandemic will work. What should you do for the best? Can you have a baby shower? Can you have the birth you wanted? Can your family come see the baby after they are born? Can you have the birth partners you want? Will we be safe in hospitals?
The list is endless and with the guidelines changing daily I will leave answering those questions to the professionals at Public Health England.
The question I can answer is whether it is safe to have that new born photoshoot you wanted to have. Of course this depends on your own personal circumstances, but the answer is yes. It can be done safely and yes if you want to go ahead you should do just that.
As a photographer and a mother, I understand that some precious moments can not be postponed. The need to record these special moments in time with photography is still very much relevant. Births, New Babies, Weddings, Proposals, Birthdays, and even Graduations are all important events in our life that cannot be overlooked. Therefore, when looking for a photographer you must make sure they can give you what is necessary to stay safe and satisfied.
What Precautions am I taking to ensure the Safety of everyone?
Your family’s safety is of the upmost importance. I take preventative measures like social distancing, wearing masks, sanitizing, and (at the request of the client) wear gloves. Props and equipment are carefully sanitised after every shoot.
At the time of this blog we are adhering to the rule of six here in England, which means no more than 6 people in a home at any one time with a maximum of 2 households. When I am booked for a session in a clients home I ask that the room I am shooting in has a maximum of 2 other people. Clients with older children should keep them in a separate room until the photos they are needed for.
If you have any other questions then please do get in touch and I will be happy to discuss any concerns you might have.
Best wishes and stay safe