At this time of year everyone seems to be poorly - there are so many bugs about, some of them quite worrying at this particular time. So, what do you do if you have a newborn photoshoot scheduled and your baby is poorly, you are poorly, or I am poorly? Well… the answer is that we communicate and agree on the preferred course of action.
If you or your baby are unwell and you have a photoshoot booked, get in touch with me and we can reschedule. I will do my best to get your session rebooked for as soon as possible after your original date. I do like to try to do newborn baby photoshoots when your baby is between 6-10 days old, as they tend to be sleepier at this very early age and are therefore easier to pose in those cute positions we all love. More importantly, they still have their unique newborn look - all the little folds and wrinkles and tiny hairs that disappear far too quickly as your baby grows. I have to keep a very flexible diary as babies rarely keep to schedule!
If I am unwell on the day of your newborn photo session, I will contact you to let you know. If I am not terribly unwell, for example, if I have a cold, I will give you the option as to whether we go ahead with the session or reschedule. I am fully trained in the safety aspects of newborn photography and your baby’s welfare is of paramount importance to me. I would much rather postpone a newborn photo session than risk passing on any nasty germs to your tiny baby, who will be particularly vulnerable at this tender young age. However, if we do agree to go ahead with the session, I do use hand sanitiser and ensure that I do all I can to minimise the spread of any germs.
Ultimately I will leave the decision with you, to ensure that you are completely comfortable and so that whenever we agree to do your baby photoshoot, you enjoy the experience as much as I will!