Covid 19 Policy
Studio Policy updated 22nd Oct 2020
With London being classed as a Tier 2 area for now, I thought it best to outline my policy regarding studio cleanliness and the rearranging of shoots as and when needed due to Covid 19. My studio is in my home which is my registered place of business and as such I am legally allowed to do photo shoots here.
Maternity Shoots – I would recommend you come by car or taxi to the studio thereby not coming into contact with too many people on public transport.
Newborn Shoots – officially it would be best if you came to the studio for newborn sessions rather than have me to your place under the new rules. I will be taking great care (see below) to create a safe environment.
Family Shoots – outdoor is best for children even when we’re not in a pandemic situation.. and if you have looked at my portfolio you’ll know that I just love doing outdoor shoots.
So Do book your shoots but read the following information in case of disruption.
How is the studio going to reduce the risks?
Firstly I will let you know if anyone in my household or that of my assistant has had to self isolate for whatever reason. So you should do the same before the date of the shoot please.
All the touch points in the studio will be disinfected before and after your visit, these include
- door bell,
- door knocker,
- chair arms,
- door handles,
- soap dispensors,
- light switches,
- new towels cleaned for you, and thorough hand washing before you arrive,
- I will wear a face mask if it makes you more comfortable,
- for newborn shoots I will wash my hands before touching your child in your presence.
Please do make sure you also wash your hands thoroughly before you come and feel free to wash hands during the session, I won’t be offended.
What happens if I need to rearrange?
If you are needing to self isolate then you are welcome to postpone your shoot until after your safe period. If this means that you are too late to do a pregnancy session as you’re too close to the due date, then you are welcome to transfer your session to a newborn or family shoot. Similarly if your newborn session needs to be postponed you are welcome to transfer to a baby or family session later on. If a suitable arrangement cannot be made then you are welcome to receive your deposit back.
Conversly if it it me who needs to postpone your session the same applies, in that you are welcome to rearrange your session or your deposit can be returned if you prefer.
Could I change my shoot to a home or outdoor session?
Yes of course, if you want to not have any contact with any surfaces at all, then an outdoor session is a great way to do this. Conversly, I am very happy to come to your home where I will wash my hands thoroughly upon arrival and if you feel more comfortable I will wear face masks during the session.
Do I have to use public transport to get to you?
No, although we are only 2 mins from the tube station, you can park for free on our road for free and there are always spaces, so you can avoid public transport completely
Remember this will pass
This is not going to be around forever, but your kids/bump is growing ever bigger. Do go ahead and make your booking, if we need to rearrange then so be it, but don’t let the moment pass you by..
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I am taking all the possible measures I can to ensure there is no chance of passing anything to you in the course of a photo shoot however, if you book under the terms outlined on this page, you are doing so at your own risk. If you are at all worried having read these details then I would advice you not to book.