COVID-19 and your baby photo session

A huge virtual hug to my fellow Sydney people. The latest news as of today (20th August 2021) is that the lockdowns will be extended until the end of September. Right now I’m sadly not allowed to operate. This means no photo sessions at all as it is not “essential”.

I have a session booked with you. What do we do?!

If you have a session that was already booked I would have no doubt been in touch. The only option is to reschedule your baby’s photography session. We don’t currently know when the restrictions will be lifted but as soon as they are I’ll be working my bum off to fit everyone in as soon as possible. Some people who were booked in for newborn sessions have already elected to just switch this to an older baby session later in the year/early next year which is totally fine.

I want to make a booking for a baby photography session now. Can I?

Sadly the lockdown restrictions mean that sessions currently cannot go ahead. I am currently not taking any new bookings for the remainder of the year as even when the restrictions are lifted I will need to be able to fit in my clients whose sessions had to be postponed during the lockdown. I miss my little baby clients so very much but this is the best that we can do.

NO baby photographers should be operating right now. We all need to do our bit to reduce the spread of this awful virus.

What about for a session in 2022? Can I book ahead for then?

I am taking bookings for 2022 with the expectation that the restrictions will be eased by then. My goodness, they better or my 3 children will have sent me very grey by then!! If you’re pregnant and due in 2022 or are planning an older baby session I’d love to hear from you.

Covid and baby photography Sydney
Sadly, my Sydney baby photography studio is currently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Will you be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 when you return to baby photography sessions?

Yes! Absolutely! I am booked in and currently awaiting my vaccinations. I expect to be fully vaccinated by mid-September. It is very important to me that I do my part to protect my clients and vulnerable people in our community. I have also completed a COVID-19 infection control training certificate from NSW Health and I will comply with all recommendations and requirements to protect my clients and my family from infection when sessions are able to return.

I’m really upset that I can’t get my newborn photographed at the moment. Is there anything else we can do while we’re waiting for restrictions to ease?

In 2020 I produced a 20-minute video for parents to help them take lovely images of their baby at home. No photography knowledge or skills are necessary. If you’d like a copy please get in touch and I’ll send you the link.

A final word…

I hope you are all hanging in there ok with this lockdown. It has certainly been a tough time for everyone in Greater Sydney and Melbourne in particular. It is a particularly stressful time for parents of young children and expecting a new addition to their family. Please remember that there is help out there if you feel like you’re not coping. We can get through this together!

> https://www.beyondblue.org.au/

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    About amy - newborn & baby photographer sydney
    - Academy of newborn photography
    certified photographer

    - Over 9 years experience

    - Current CPR & Infant first aid

    - current whooping cough vaccination

    - multi award-winning

    - COVID-19 Infection control training
    experience & Safety

    Hi! I'm Amy Tong. I'm a newborn baby photographer in the Sydney Inner West surburb of Balmain, Australia. I'm Mum to 3 little ones, and wife to my best friend of almost 20 years. I've always been creative. A lover of music, art and history. Photography has been an important part of my life since I first picked up a camera as a hobby back in 2008.

     

    I began my career as a professional baby photographer back in 2012 and have had the honour of photographing over 300 babies since then.
    To me, photography allows us to preserve moments in time for future generations. I can't think of any better job in the world. I'd love to hear from you and help you hold on to these special moments too..

    Amy xx

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