Response to Covid-19: Blueprint Photography

Preparing to Re-Open

As Delaware and the surrounding states begin a “slow reopening” process, small businesses that can practice social distancing will be permitted to conduct business. The studio is open for portrait sessions; however, there will be several policies and procedures in place for the protection of each and every family that comes through the studio doors. Your family’s safety is the PRIORITY at Blueprint Photography.

Please fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page and I will be in touch with more information!

Updated 7/8/20

We are back to photographing babies! Currently, babies will be photographed at around three weeks of age. This allows for the “two-week quarantine” to pass after a visit to the hospital. Don’t worry, I’m often finding that babies at three weeks are sleeping better than at two weeks! The sessions have been AH-maz-ing!!

 

 


The studio is cleaned from top to bottom prior to each family’s arrival. ALL props, wraps, and blankets that were touched (even if not used) during the session will be washed. For items that can not be washed (such as baskets and chairs), disinfectant spray or wipes will be used.


For families who still wish to remain contactless, or simply missed their newborn’s photos during quarantine, six week lifestyle sessions are available, or three month milestone sessions can be scheduled.

I remain masked for the entire session. When photographing families, parents and siblings so not need to wear a mask. It is recommended to bring one with you for after family portraits.

Studio sessions are extremely limited during this time. I am often booked three to four weeks in advance with several due dates on the books, waiting for the new babies to arrive. It is highly recommended to pre-book your due date to ensure availability for your baby. Pre-booked due dates receive priority when scheduling. Milestone babies can be booked at any time.

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What should I bring to my session?

I have all the props and clothing items for the baby. Everything has been washed and sanitized, and is ready for the next family. I will supply a solid white onesie for Milestones babies. I have all sizes, ranging from newborn to 12 months. You do not need to bring any clothing for the baby, but you will supply outfits for parents and any older siblings.

Bring enough food to keep your baby full (if you are nursing, bring whatever you need to comfortably nurse, if you are bottle feeding, please bring an ample supply). A pacifier helps to soothe and calm babies, and be sure to pack extra diapers and burp cloths. You may want to bring some snacks and a water bottle for yourselves.


What new policies will be in place in the studio?

As a newborn photographer, I’ve ALWAYS maintained a strict cleaning regimen. It’s included in my practice to consistently wash hands, use sanitizer, and thoroughly clean and wash blankets before every session. However, with our current situation, these policies will be put in to overdrive, and will also extend to visiting families.

Please abide by ALL rules and procedures, for the safety of your own family, my family, and the families coming in after you.

  • Before each session, all camera equipment used will be wiped with sanitizing wipes. Floors will be mopped extensively, and any surfaces will be sprayed and wiped with disinfectant spray. 
  • Upon entering the studio, ALL family members and myself will thoroughly wash hands in the downstairs studio sink.
  • I will pause the sessions periodically to wash my hands, approximately every 10-15 minutes, or as I change sets and equipment. Parents and siblings will also be required to wash hands through out the session, mainly before handling the baby each time. 
  • After each session, all blankets, clothing items, pillows, etc will be washed before the next family’s session. All seating and common areas will be sprayed, and the entire studio will be re-cleaned.
  • I will remain masked for the duration of the session. It is recommended that family members wear a mask while they are NOT being photographed.
  • While restrictions are still in place, we will hold our Reveal and Ordering appointments via Zoom, instead of coming back to the studio. 


Please complete the form below and I will reach out to discuss scheduling your Baby Session!