Newborn photography | The new 'normal': Options for your newborn photoshoot

July 23, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

With the gradual easing of government guidelines regarding social distancing, I am now able to offer studio-style newborn photoshoots again. Many of you have told me that you'd prefer to have these 'full' shoots for your new baby. However, I'm conscious that some people will prefer to remain socially distanced. As such, I'm offering both the full service as well as a socially distanced mini-shoot service. The table below will help you to decide which shoot is for you.

Studio-style newborn shoot

Newborn mini-photoshoot

2-3 hours

45 minutes

Using a studio kit in your own home

Includes studio lighting, backdrops, wraps and props

Outdoors in your garden (or a chosen location)

Using natural light and without props

Studio photos of baby swaddled in wraps

Natural photos of baby, mostly in parents' arms

Includes parent and sibling images as well as baby on their own

Focus on natural parent and sibling images

Some hands-on contact with baby - see risk assessment below

2m distancing maintained at all times

Approximately 25-45 images to choose from

Approximately 10-25 images to choose from

£50 mid-week session fee or

£90 (weekend) session fee

Packages starting from £395 (see full price list)

£175 for the session including six digital images

Valid mid-week only

Additional digital images available at £25 each

Is this shoot right for you?

✔️ If you are comfortable with me being in your home

✔️ If you are happy for me to have some hands-on contact with baby

✔️ If you want beautiful studio portraits of your baby

Is this shoot right for you?

✔️ If you prefer a socially distanced shoot

✔️ If you would like natural family images

✔️ If you have a smaller budget for newborn photos

Examples from studio-style photoshoots

Newborn baby swaddled in neutral colours, photographed on matching backgroundStudio newborn shoot baby example 2Natural studio photography in Windsor, Maidenhead & across Berkshire Newborn baby swaddled in grey - a studio photograph by Windsor photographer, Abi MooreStudio newborn shoot wrapped baby exampleNatural newborn studio photography in Windsor, Maidenhead & across Berkshire Baby brother swaddled in cream whilst being held by his big sisterStudio newborn shoot sibling exampleSibling and newborn photoshoot - baby photography studio Windsor Parents with newborn baby photographed in semi-silhouette, backlit by a studio flashStudio newnborn shoot parent photo exampleCreative & beautiful newborn and family photography in Windsor, Eton, Datchet & Maidenhead

Examples from newborn mini-photoshoots

New baby held by father while mother & toddler sister look at himOutdoor mini newborn photoshoot family exampleNewborn, family & sibling photoshoot Windsor & Maidenhead Berkshire Newborn baby swaddled in blanket looks at camera with eyes wide openOutdoor mini newborn photoshoot natural baby exampleNatural and authentic newborn baby photography in Windsor and across Berkshire Newborn baby cradled in his mother's arms with father and sister eitherside, photographed outdoorsOutdoor mini newborn photoshoot family example 2Family, sibling and new baby photography in Windsor, Slough, Maidenhead and across Berkshire Newborn baby held in his mother's armsOutdoor mini newborn photoshoot baby example 2Natural newborn baby photographer in Windsor Berkshire

Find out more about studio-style newborn photoshoots here Find out more about socially distanced mini-photoshoots here

In line with government guidelines, I have carried out a risk assessment for all areas of my work, including newborn photoshoots. For the outdoor mini-shoots the main risk mitigation is that they take place outside and I remain at 2m distance (full risk assessment details can be found by following the 'more info' link above).

With a studio-style newborn photoshoot, I am coming into your home, bringing equipment and having contact with your baby, and as such, there is a level of risk. I have taken the following precautions to ensure the risk is minimised, however, you should make your own risk assessment as to whether to proceed with this kind of shoot based on the information below and an understanding of the risks involved.

The following summarises the actions I take during a studio-style shoot to minimise risk to all involved. A full copy of the Risk Assessment is available on request and will be supplied upon booking.

  • I will never attend a photoshoot if I (or anyone in my household) have Covid19 symptoms, nor if I have been instructed to self-isolate. Likewise, you should postpone your photoshoot if you (or anyone in your household) have symptoms or have been instructed to self-isolate.
  • I sanitise all equipment with disinfectant wipes before bringing it into your home. All backdrops and wraps are freshly washed before bringing them to your shoot.
  • I limit the number of non-washable props used. Where these are used, they are quarantined for at least 72 hours between sessions.
  • I will wash my hands upon arrival at your home (I bring a freshly washed hand towel for my own use). I wash my hands again before having contact with your baby.
  • I wear a filtered mask throughout the session, and will wear a visor whilst I have hands-on contact with your baby.
  • Whilst I am setting up, everyone in your household should maintain at least 2m distance.
  • The room we are using should be well ventilated with windows open wherever possible.
  • I aim to maintain 2m distance wherever possible except when hands-on contact with baby is required.
  • I limit the amount of times I need to touch your baby: I will wrap them at the beginning of the session and avoid further wrap changes. I avoid posing baby on their front (some simple poses may be possible with the assistance of a parent).

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