Even though I often work as a DC area lifestyle newborn photographer, the pandemic kept me from taking too many newborn shoots since March. I did just two newborn shoots this past summer, and both were for friends. I wanted to be cautious about going into someone’s home with a tiny baby whose immune system isn’t prepared for Covid.
In addition to wearing a mask, I kept my distance as much as possible. I encouraged the families to purchase wraps, use personal blankets, and really embrace lifestyle vs posed shots so that the baby wasn’t using my gear. I even gave my clients access to my newborn posing tutorials since I didn’t do any handling of the baby during these shoots.
On my part, it was challenging to have to ask people to adjust a blanket or baby for the best light. It worked, and I’m so happy with how both little Liam’s and Oliver’s galleries turned out.
In order to keep any newborns safe, I’m making sure my personal family stays home as much as possible. Even though the state has relaxed and opened into Phase 3, we haven’t really changed how we behaved much. I do have to teach on campus most days of the week, but as of right now, we have no students. My kids’ tiny Catholic school has them in person four days a week, and they are still mostly at home and doing as much as we can virtually.
Little Oliver’s session was extra special because he lives with his grandma, uncle, and two fur siblings, so they were able to be part of the session, too!
If you are looking for a DC area newborn lifestyle photographer, take a look at my work and let me know if you want to book a session by using my contact page or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. And check out Oliver’s complete gallery, here!