Covid-19 Studio Safety - Ellie J Photography Newborn and Family Photographer
Covid-19 Studio Safety
Ellie J Photography
The Coronavirus Pandemic has wreaked havoc across our country and rightly caused concern for families who are keen to ensure that they can protect their loved ones.
As we move out of lock down towards a hopefully brighter future, portrait photographers are beginning to open their studios again and I want to ensure you that here at Ellie J Photography we are doing all we can to ensure our sessions are being run as safely as possible.
We are open again as of Monday 15th June 2020 with strict social distancing and health and safety measures in place. Alongside my studio sessions, I have also introduced outdoor portrait sessions which will take place in the park next door to the studio.
Prior to each studio session, clients will be sent a booklet of information detailing the safety measures that have been put in place regarding Covid-19 and explaining what is expected of them in order to make their visit as safe as possible. In order for their session to take place, clients are respectfully asked to ensure their compliance with the requirements contained in this booklet.
The studio has been risk assessed and re-arranged to support our new way of working. It is 27 feet long with an entrance at either end, so social distancing can be easily maintained. Hand sanitiser and face masks are provided and studio bookings will be limited to ensure that the area can be deep cleaned between sessions. In light of this, advance booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.
At the present time I am unable to physically pose my clients, and this includes newborns. I realise that some parents will be disappointed about this, particularly if they were looking forward to posed newborn images.
Unfortunately, social distancing makes it impossible to get close enough to baby to safely undertake posing, and I make no apology for the fact that I will never put my clients, or indeed my own family, at risk in order to make money.
As an alternative to my posed newborn sessions I am offering more natural, lifestyle studio sessions, which are proving popular! During these sessions, clients are guided by me as they position their baby into safe and simple poses or as they hold/support baby while photographs are taken. In this way, new families are still able to capture the early weeks with their new baby in a series of natural, professional photographs. The photographs included in this blog were all taken during 'hands free' studio newborn sessions.
Thanks for your interest. If you are interested in booking a session with me please get in touch.
Stay safe and best wishes,
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