Who ever would have thought we would be here?! I want to thank everyone who had to postpone a session for their kindness and understanding. I really do have the best clients! Now that photographers have been given the green light to go back to work and sessions are being rescheduled, I know several of you are curious about what sessions will look like going forward.
As a Houston photographer who works with littles, here are the COVID 19 precautions I have in place to help keep your family & mine safe during our time together!
– Upon arrival, I will put on a mask, remove my shoes and wash my hands thoroughly before handling your baby. I kindly ask all clients to also wash their hands before the session starts. My job is very difficult to do without touching baby at all but I will try to have minimal contact as possible. If you aren’t comfortable with this, I can simply instruct you to swaddle, move, and position baby during the session.
-For those who choose to borrow from the client wardrobe, you’ll only be allowed to try on 4 dresses before your session. Clients are still welcome to swing by my home to try on/select wardrobe but I ask that masks are worn during this time. For those who aren’t comfortable with this we can schedule a time to Facetime.
-After each session, every wrap, blanket and prop used are cleaned/sanitized and any gowns that are worn are cleaned.
I will only schedule ONE newborn session a day to allow for thorough sanitization & cleaning. Also for the time being, in-home sessions will be limited to immediate family only.
-All sessions that can be held outdoors are encouraged to minimize contact. As usual, these sessions will take place 1-2 hours before sunset.
-Hand sanitizer will be used for outdoor sessions and I will wear a mask. I will use a a long lens to photograph outdoor sessions to maintain a safe 6′ distance and as much as it makes me sad, I will avoid personal contact with clients. This means no handshakes, hugs, or moving hair or clothing during the session. I will do my very best to direct you from a safe distance.
-The same precautions apply for dresses borrowed from the client wardrobe for field sessions as in-home sessions.
Mandi Thompson Photography specializes in newborn, family and motherhood sessions in the Houston area including Katy, West University Place, River Oaks, Rice Village, The Heights, Bellaire, Cypress, and Memorial.
I want your portrait experience to be as stress-free as possible and I know that the images we create together will one day become priceless family heirlooms. If you’re considering a Newborn or Family session and would like more information, click here to see the experience. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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