Newborn Photography and Covid19: Because baby’s once-in-a-lifetime newborn squishiness can’t be postponed


With Coronavirus in the news, I thought it was a good idea to address concerns you might have about your upcoming photo session because newborn photography can’t wait!

Ideal time is when baby is 4-12 days old in your own home!

The biggest takeaway from all the CDC warnings seems to be to stay away from crowds, social distance, wear a mask to protect the other person and wash your hands.

I’ll be doing all that AND MORE

First of all, I’ll only be photographing Newborns in your own home

I always clean and sanitize my hands and my gear before and after every portrait session.

I will keep to social distance and will verbally guide you into all those amazing poses that you will want for a lifetime…

I have no need to touch your baby or child.

If a baby needs to be moved slightly in any way, I will ask the parents to do it.

Since no posing is necessary, Mom or Dad are fully capable of making all the adjustments we need.

(I’ll still guide you into beautiful and sweet poses –  so don’t worry about that – I’ll just guide you by demonstrating or talking you through it!)

I PROMISE I will take my temperature each day as well as right before our session

and I’ll cancel our session if I’m not feeling well!

If for any reason I’m not feeling well, you will be the first to know.

I will never show up if there’s a chance I can pass something on to you or your children.

I know my body well and never ignore anything that might signal a change in my health.

Keeping my business to a low-volume  with one session per day also helps me avoid being overworked and stressed,

which means I’m generally in great health anyway (plus, it’s something I prioritize personally!)

And please, if  you or your child are not feeling well, let me know and we will reschedule your session.

(There is no penalty for cancelling or rescheduling due to illness!)

***Not only are you making sure you won’t be making me sick, but the session won’t be as good if you or your kids aren’t feeling well.

FYI:  I will wash my hands and use hand sanitizer before I meet you for your portrait session, every single time.

And if for any reason you would feel better asking me to wash my hands after we are together, please do so. I won’t be offended.

Even though I won’t touch your baby, and will be wearing a sanitized lab coat (I’ll slip it on when I arrive so it’s fresh!) and a facemask the whole time I understand the concern and am happy to follow any protocol you like for your comfort (like wearing gloves, etc.)

I want my clients to know that I am taking every measure to make sure they stay safe and protected when they schedule a portrait session….. and if there’s anything specific you would like for your visit, please don’t hesitate to let me know!

If you’d like to see Newborn Callum’s sweet and precious little storybook video show that mommy and daddy will have to enjoy forever, give this a click:

ALL Sweet Life portrait sessions are AN HOUR LONG so you all have time to relax a

nd have fun!

Each Custom Portrait Session INCLUDES:

My professional posing advice and help to look AMAZING!

My brochure with advice on what to wear to look your best

Any location of your choice in beautiful San Diego (I have lots of ideas if you need help choosing a great spot!)

Custom retouching and hand processing of your portraits

Unlimited poses and props

Unlimited Clothing changes

Unlimited people are also included (so yes, bring the family for your high school senior session!)

An online gallery to view your portraits.


As a photographer it is my great joy to capture Family and High School Senior PortraitsEngagement, Events,  Bat Mitzvahs, Bar Mitzvahs, Parties, First Birthday, 1st Birthday   Headshots, Branding Photos, Commercial photography, Product Photography, Vacation Photography, Beach Photography, Maternity, Gender Reveal, Family Reunions, Newborns and Babies, Children, CouplesWeddings and MORE that are as special and unique as you are –

Please visit my website to see my photography portfolio, get more details or ask a question:
 I’m waiting to hear from you – to capture a slice of YOUR sweet life!
 I am a full time professional photographer based in San Diego, but will travel for weddings.

Serving San Diego, Poway, Scripps Ranch,La Jolla, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, 4-S Ranch, Penasquitos, Rancho Bernardo, Ramona, Sabre Springs, 

Outdoor Family, Child, High School Senior, Family Reunion, Gender Reveal, Newborn, Engagement Couples

Best Fun Senior Portraits, Family Reunion, Beach, Portrait Shoot, Park, Portrait shoot, Balboa Park, On Location, outdoor, Wedding photographer

An outdoor portrait session is probably one of the safest ways to spend your time during this scare, and there are several health safety procedures I have in place

(most of which I’ve been doing since the very beginning) to make sure everyone stays healthy during the experience.

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