Covid-19 Studio Safety

Ellie J Photography
Newborn and Family Photographer Warwickshire

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As we move out of this third lockdown towards a hopefully brighter future, I want to ensure you that I am doing all I can to ensure my portrait sessions are being run as safely as possible.

Ellie J Photography is open again as of Monday 12th April 2021 with social distancing and health and safety measures in place. In addition, I have now had my first Covid vaccination and I am undertaking twice weekly lateral flow tests. Hopefully, it won't be long before I can get back to the hands on, mask-free posing I love (I do miss being able to give my little clients cuddles!) but I think we are still a little way off from that.  Please be assured though that a session with me will still produce some wonderful memories for you!  The photographs shown on this page were all taken in my studio using Covid-19 safe practice.


During a socially distanced newborn shoot I will use parents (or parts of parents as seen here!) to safely support baby.

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 my new way of working.  It is 27 feet long with an entrance at either end, so social distancing can be easily maintained.  Hand sanitiser is provided along with face masks (if you forget your own) and I am limiting the number of  studio bookings I accept per week to ensure that the area can be deep cleaned between sessions. In light of this, advance booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.

Until the pandemic is ended, I shall be undertaking virtually 'hands free' portrait sessions.  This means that I will not be physically posing my clients, but instead directing them on how to pose themselves and their children.  

For newborn sessions I will handle baby briefly for wrapping and posing, but will be asking a parent to be more involved in handling baby between poses to ensure my contact with baby is kept to a minimum.   

I shall of course be wearing a facemask for the duration of all sessions and regularly sanitising my hands.

New parents can be assured that while they will still have professional photographs to remember their baby's early weeks of life, these will have been taken as safely as possible. 

Complicated newborn poses (such as head in hands) where very close contact, the touching of baby's face and close proximity to a spotter is required, will not be carried out. Unfortunately, social distancing makes it impossible to get close enough to baby to safely undertake these poses, 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.

I have done a lot of preparation to ensure that despite social distancing I can still provide a beautiful selection of photographs to my clients.

Many thanks for your interest.  If you would like to make an enquiry please get in touch.

Stay safe and best wishes,


This socially distanced image is an award winner!


Beautiful sisters with their new baby brother.  Mummy posed baby under my direction and I took the photo from
a safe distance using my long zoom lens.


Brotherly Love!


I love this beautiful family photo!  Socially distanced and safely posed.


There's no need for birthday boy to miss out on his cake smash and splash!  Mummy was close to hand to ensure safety while I was at the other
end of the studio using my long zoom lens.


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