Baby Photography during the coronavirus : everything you need to know
As a professional baby photographer I'm here to explain the effects of the coronavirus on newborn baby photography. I am here to support new parents to get beautiful photographs of their baby during lockdown.
If you are a new parent or expectant mother this guide highlights the changes to baby photography because of Covid 19 and how I can help you. There a few options for you highlighted in this blog.
Please get in touch anytime if you would like to chat - I would love to hear about your pregnancy or new baby.
When can I book a newborn baby photoshoot ?
Outdoor baby photoshoots can take place in the UK with some specialist photographers now. I am set up to do this with social distancing measures from your garden or my own private location (you may have heard of doorstep photography).
Read my section below on outdoor photos to see how more advanced my doorstep photography is to incorporate newborns.
Indoor and studio photoshoots are not permitted at the time of writing (May) and are predicted to be open in July or August.
Every photographer will have different guidelines. This blog highlights Lisa Victoria Photography’s policy in line with government guidelines for England.
Indoor and studio baby photography during lockdown measures
Portrait studios are likely to open in July in the UK but this is unconfirmed. Please don’t worry about waiting, if you book a photoshoot with Lisa Victoria Photography you will also receive a free photography guide to help improve your own photos whilst you wait for your professional photoshoot.
You can also take advantage of a free zoom video call to help guide you through taking your own photographs in the first 2 weeks after birth.
Once government guidelines are updated, I will come to your home and do your baby photoshoot at a social distance.
For natural newborn photographs, I do not need to touch your baby. Studio posed photography will likely require the photographer to pose your baby. Again please check details if you decide to book another photographer. I will not touch your baby or go any closer than 2 meters even after the lockdown is lifted.
At Lisa Victoria Photography, I take newborn photos up to 12 weeks old, after this you can book a family photoshoot. Your baby will be full of character and smiling from 7 weeks so do not feel worried about waiting.
Outdoor newborn baby photoshoot
If you would like to book a photoshoot now this is absolutely possible with an outdoor baby photoshoot. It is currently called ‘doorstep photography’ but I would expand on this to take photos in your garden adhering to social distance measures.
Capturing lifestyle but also close up portraits whilst guiding you on positioning etc. If you do not have a suitable garden you could choose a quiet outdoor location for the photoshoot.
Doorstep photography is authorized under government guidelines in England.
I can capture the most beautiful photos exactly the same as I do indoors we just need to time it based on the weather so it isn’t too cold for your baby. We would set up blankets to capture the photographs so they look like the portraits in my baby galleries or we can incorporate your garden.
Outdoor photography locations of outstanding beauty for your photoshoot
I have access to a few secluded locations just outside Bristol that are very safe and extremely quiet. I have a private field outside my house in Failand, Bristol. where I can guarantee there will be no one else around. The field is currently full of yellow buttercups!
You could also book a mini outdoor maternity photoshoot at a discounted rate - £150 for 3 photos. 30 minute socially distanced photoshoot.
Social distance and safety measure for photographing babies during coronavirus outbreak
Your baby’s safety is paramount to Lisa Victoria Photography and the following guidleines will be adhered to ensure this safety.
- All photoshoots will be taken from 2 metres away or further.
- Your photographer will not carry out a photoshoot if they or any members of their family have been unwell or show any covid 19 symptoms. They will wait 2 weeks before conducting any photoshoots.
- If you, the client or one of your family members has covid 19 symptoms they are to wait 2 weeks before re-booking a photoshoot.
- All photoshoots during the current restrictions (as correct at May 2020) will be held outdoors.
- Any blankets the photographer provides will be washed after every photo session.
Book now with no deposit needed
- Prebook a provisional date (online availability checker means you can easily see availability)
- Extra print box with all pre-bookings
- No risk for you if government guidelines change.