Procedures to protect all of our clients
*** Update: As of May 1, 2020, gloves and masks are required for all sessions. ***
The following are standards and expectations that we hold. We share them in the hope of creating transparency and also to communicate to our customers about how far we have gone to exceed expectations for safety and hygiene.
REQUIREMENTS TO ENTER THE STUDIO
¨We want you to understand that these requirements are for everyone’s safety only¨
- The study bans entry to anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 or who has been exposed to someone with the virus.
- For each session, only the people photographed and one companion will be allowed in the studio. In the case of a Newborn session, two companions will be allowed … This helps us to prevent the agglomeration of people in the study.
- Face masks are required when entering the study and hands will always be disinfected at the entrance (we apply all preventive resources). “Masks are not a substitute for adequate social distancing”
- Individuals are required to practice social distancing whenever possible.
Due to COVID-19 we implemented the measure of only making Appointments online, these are the ones that are made before Main Shoot. In this way, the traffic of people in the study is reduced.
PHOTO SESSIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
To protect our clients and keep traffic to a minimum, we photograph sessions by appointment only. This protection allows us to have fewer visitors, but also ensures that each accessory has time to clean before use. For each session, we configure one day in advance; After the session, the accessories are immediately prepared for cleaning. Just the appointment is a great way to reduce germs.
HANDWASHING AND DISINFECTANT
Studio policy requires everyone to wash their hands upon arrival. We also have hand sanitizer in various locations in our studio and invite you to use as much as you like.
NO SHOES, NO STROLLERS IN THE SHOOTING AREA
The studio’s policy states that shoes and strollers are not allowed in the shooting area ¨area where the photography session takes place¨.
ONLY ONE SESSION FOR DAY IN THE STUDIO
Our online scheduling calendar is established with only one session for day in the studio to reduce person agglomeration and maintain high cleanliness standards. Our priority is everyone’s safety.
Due to COVID-19, our cleanup mechanism is implementing the CDC guidelines.
DAILY COMMERCIAL GRADE CLEANING SERVICE
Our studio and the entire venue is meticulously cleaned every day after the session to a high standard of cleanliness. Our daily cleaning service includes tasks such as vacuuming, mopping, sweeping, cleaning all surfaces, dusting and also cleaning our doorknobs, handles, changing tables and even furniture.
RAZOR ANTIMICROBIAL CLEANING | 2020 CDC GUIDELINES
The study includes RAZOR microbiostatic surface protection in all areas, such as doors, handles, bathrooms, study area, light switches, changing rooms, general room. RAZOR chemical adheres to the surface and provides a protective shield against germs. RAZOR technology is a mist applied antimicrobial coating for porous and non-porous surfaces.
DISINFECT ACCESSORIES AND WARDROBE
Each accessory is disinfected after the session. This means that any items that are touched or worn during the photo shoot will be properly cleaned. Our maternity gowns, for example, visit the dry cleaners after each use. Our newborn wraps, backdrops and other textiles are also washed at Dreft after the shoot. All buckets, bowls, baskets, and other floor accessories are cleaned with soap and water at the end of use. Our most delicate pieces such as hats are washed by hand, as are the flokati rugs used in session.
FULLY VACCINATED AND INSURED
As a parent, I am aware of how fragile and cuddly babies can be at this stage. As professional photographers Estefani and I have invested many hours attending newborn safety workshops in addition to professional tutoring. These courses train photographers on how to safely and beautifully pose precious babies. A baby photographer has spent thousands of hours perfecting his craft. Also, I want to share with you that I have a degree in Sports Medicine specialized in Massage and Rehabilitation, this gives me extra professional knowledge to work safely with our smallest clients … The studio is fully vaccinated and has a fully legal insured business that pays taxes.
SICK CHILDREN REPROGRAMMING POLICY
Study policy states that we reschedule your session, without penalty, for another available date if you or a member of your family is ill. We are very flexible and understand that illnesses happen at the last minute. We appreciate your time, but we also respect your well-being and look forward to seeing you on the day when everyone feels their best. It is better for little ones who feel bad to stay at home. We can always add your session to a later date, and it is better to exercise caution and perceive the risk than to risk the health of other babies, parents or loved ones.
We appreciate your questions or concerns. And we look forward to a wonderful session together! A psychological hug ¨the distancing¨
Estefani and Yasset.