Hey! I miss you!
It's so hard to believe that the studio has been closed for so long and it's been so strange to not be in the studio daily either shooting or editing. I'm missing all of the sweet little newborns and watching my baby plan clients grow. I'm hoping that the studio gets to reopen in 2-3 weeks!
I have a few changes that will be implemented, some will be permanent while others will be lifted when we are back to normal. Well, our new normal I guess :) One of the biggest changes will be my assistant and I wearing masks during your session along with frequent hand washing (hand washing was already always in practice but will now be done throughout the session). The studio has always been cleaned prior to each session but we will now be increasing that to include sanitizing of all door handles and hard surfaces. Another big change has been the addition of a UV Towel warmer which has the ability to sanitize all wraps, receiving blankets, outfits and hats prior to each use. If you, or your children, have a runny nose or cough we ask that you reach out to reschedule in a week or two. No one will be allowed in the studio with any symptoms including myself and my assistant, we will make allowances for those with seasonal allergies, though you will be required to wear a mask.
Now on to the not so fun stuff, and please keep in mind most of this will be lifted once we are given the all clear. The goal is to gain steps instead of set backs and therefore we must be extra cautious at this time. All payments will be done via e-transfer and if this isn't possible reach out and we can discuss options :) Only immediate family will be allowed to join you for the session. If siblings need to be picked up (so they don't have to stay for the entire session) we will require a call or text from the car picking them up to let you know they have arrived and the children will be taken to them. Shoes, coats, jackets and sweaters will remain in the entrance but all items necessary for your children may be brought into the studio. The last change is no outside props/blankets/items can be photographed with your children or allowed in the studio. Comfort items for your children will be allowed as long as they are cleaned prior to arrival. These steps are in place to ensure we continue to move forward in this battle with Covid-19 and not have to be placed back on our current restrictions again.
Moving forward the studio will also be making a small change to Christmas and Spring mini sessions with a 15 minute break in between each session to allow for a quick cleaning of all hard surfaces in the studio.