I've missed you, parents of newborns. It has been hard for me to be away from your babies for this long, and you've been patiently awaiting the moment to capture their tiny toes and lips. For Torrent Photography, it's finally here as we have started booking a limited amount of studio newborn sessions. With some new safety measures in place (trust me, we know those brand new babies require the absolute most cautious care!).
Here's a summary of the restrictions we've put in place to keep babies, their families, and our staff the safest we can:
-Only immediate family members of newborns can join at this time
-I will wear a mask during the full duration of the session
-Parents will be asked to wear masks when entering the studio, but can remove them for photos
-Parents are asked to sanitize their hands with the provided hand sanitizer upon arrival
-I will sanitize and wash my hands before and throughout the session as needed
-All props and items used in shoots will be fully washed and sanitized in between sessions
An additional request from me: I will meet you in the driveway when you arrive for a shoot, and walk you through a separate studio entrance, minimizing traffic through indoor spaces.
As for family portrait aspect of these newborn sessions, we will take photos outside as weather permits. If the conditions don't allow for outdoor shots, we will take them right inside the studio next to our open double-doors (this was suggested by the NYS reopening guidelines since families won't be wearing masks). We can do these images first or last in order to allow siblings to leave during the newborn portion of the session.
Newborn sessions are often scheduled within the first few weeks of life, however we are offering older baby newborn styled sessions as well as 3 month milestone sessions in the studio.
Still easing into comfort around pictures? I can make it contact free if you'd rather select a lifestyle shoot in your home, or an outdoor-only shoot at mine! I'll always wear a mask and take all possible precautions.
There will be no penalties for late requests for rescheduling due to any family members feeling under the weather; I ask that you notify me as soon as possible if you notice fevers or other symptoms. Thank you in advance for keeping us all safe! I can't wait to see you all!