Addressing your Concerns About Sessions and Covid-19

May 14, 2020

In-home newborn session

How and when to resume sessions during the pandemic

Covid-19……I know that none of us saw this coming and for me personally if you had told me the world would shut down due to a virus, I wouldn’t have believed it. But believe it or not, here we are. Covid-19 has changed our lives, the way we do business, and the way we interact with one another. And I think these changes are going to last a long time, maybe forever.

As the number of cases declines, we are slowly being allowed to resume activities. In our county, photographers have not been given the go-ahead to resume sessions, but I expect this to change soon.

Safety is my number one concern when sessions resume, both the safety of my clients and my safety. Here are the new guidelines that I have put in to place to keep you safe.

Resuming Outdoor Sessions

Being outside does minimize the risk of contracting or passing on the virus. Recent studies are showing that the virus is spread more easily during prolonged exposure, in an enclosed space.

  • Reschedule if anyone in your family is experiencing symptoms or feeling unwell. I will call or text the night before your session to ensure you are feeling well. I will also share the same information with you about my family.
  • Only family members living in the same household will be allowed at a session.
  • Social distancing will be observed, and I have switched to a lens that will allow me to capture your family while continuing to observe social distancing.
  • I will wear a mask at all times and will have hand sanitizer available.
  • Props, such as blankets, will be washed and sanitized before and after every session.
  • Equipment will be sanitized before and after every session.

Resuming Indoor Sessions

Obviously, there is small, but increased, risk with indoor sessions as I will be in your home for up to 2 hours. I can assure you that I will not come to your home if I am experiencing any symptoms or if anyone in my household is. I have been self-isolating since March 16th. My husband is the only one that leaves the house for work and groceries.

  • Reschedule if anyone in your family is experiencing symptoms or feeling unwell. I will call or text the night before your session to ensure you are feeling well. I will also share the same information with you about my family.
  • Only family members living in the same household will be allowed at a session.
  • Social distancing is difficult to observe in the confines of your home. Families will need to determine their comfort level for sessions. I will do my best to keep a distance during the session.
  • Shoes will be removed at the door.
  • As soon as I enter your home, I will wash my hands, and I will use hand sanitizer throughout the session.
  • I will wear a mask during the entire session and will wear gloves when handling your newborn.
  • Props, such as blankets, will be washed and sanitized before and after every session.
  • Equipment will be sanitized before and after every session.

Fresh 48 Sessions

I will not be able to resume Fresh 48 sessions at this time as hospitals are limiting visitors. Once I am given the go-ahead, the policies for indoor sessions will apply to Fresh 48 sessions.

Communication is going to be very important in moving forward. I look forward to capturing memories for you, especially during these uncertain times as we move forward together.

Please reach out with any questions.

 

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