Covid-19 Studio Safety

Ellie J Photography
Newborn and Family Photographer Warwickshire

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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 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 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. The photographs shown on this page were all taken in my studio using Covid-19 safe practice.

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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 and face masks are provided and I am limiting studio bookings per week 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 undertaking virtually 'hands free' sessions.  This means that I am not physically posing my clients, but instead directing them on how to pose themselves and their children. 

For newborns, I am offering 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 support baby as his or her photographs are taken. While I may occasionally step in as necessary to quickly wrap baby or fine tune a pose (with PPE and properly sanitised hands), my contact with baby will be kept to an absolute minimum. 

In this way, 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,

Lorraine.

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This socially distanced image is an award winner!

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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.

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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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