Are you having a baby during Coronavirus times, or you’re pregnant and just really-really-really-worried? Girl, I’m with you! (Not the pregnant part – but the worried part – especially for my pregnancy and newborn clients). So if this is you and you’re having a baby during Coronavirus, read on, for some practical health information, AND tips on how to have your Newborn baby Photographed at the safest time.
Having a baby during Coronavirus … And what does that mean?
Firstly, what is Covid-19 and where did it get its name from? It’s fairly simple.. it stands for Corona Virus Disease 2019. CO-VI-D-19.
At the moment, we are all on LOCKDOWN , with kids at home doing home-school and self-isolating… and with the different levels being rolled out there is no chance that ANY NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHERS can shoot until Level 1 or unless we are given the permission by the South African Government.
So if you are thinking or HAVE BOOKED newborn shoot with a photographer during lockdown just bear in mind that this is not allowed and can risk the health of you and your baby!
During these crazy times we’re all called to do what we can to keep our families and our country safe.
Can my Newborn baby be Photographed during Coronavirus?
I’m a Newborn Photographer, and I have a child of my own. I’ve got my Mom-hat on all the time, so I know what my Newborn clients are thinking…
– Can our Newborn baby still be photographed? – Should I have pregnancy photos during Coronavirus? – Are Photography studios safe? – How do I protect my Newborn during Coronavirus? – How will my Newborn Photographer handle my baby?
As per the SA Government and following current health advise, Newborn Photographers fall under Level 1 and should not be open or operating at all without the proper paperwork as far as i am aware we are only allowed to start shooting again on Level 1. My Newborn studio is in my family home, so I am closed and won't open at all until Level 1 is in effect to protect my family as well as my clients.
My studio is kept as clean and minimal as possible – both because I love the minimal “feel”, and also because I need a clean, fresh environment for my littlest clients. Handwashing and sanitiser happens during every session, as does mopping before and after with Dettol, spraying the couch and furniture , wiping down products and surfaces, and air drying the studio between sessions. During these times I ask that every family member uses sanitiser upon arrival and leaving the studio, and only present to the studio if you are healthy. The same goes for Sitter sessions, babies, families, Cake Smash, Maternity etc and the like.
Has your baby been born during Covid? Do you own a phone with a great camera on it or your own SLR camera?
If the answer is YES to the above i will be offering online step by step in-home newborn sessions. Where i guide you every step of the way. I will walk you through how to take the best photos of your newborn in your own home without any special lights or props, just using your phone or camera. I will then edit your images and send you the edited version back to keep as your very OWN PROFESSIONAL images!
1hr session online with you in your home
30min pre-meeting to discuss your home and setup before the session and prepare.
10 edited images from your own shoot sent online back to you!