COVID-19 and Newborn Photography (Updated Post)

Wow! What an incredible few months it has been for everyone. I have been receiving so many questions about COVID-19 and whether newborn photo sessions can still go ahead.

There has been little specific guidance as to whether posed newborn photographers have been able to operate with many discussions in forums etc that I’m a member of. Whilst there was never any specific directive from the NSW Government to close, I felt that as I could not comply with the 1.5m social distancing requirements, that closing my business over the past few months was the most responsible thing to do.

Posed Newborn Sessions Are Back… with Extra Coronavirus Precautions

As of today (1st June 2020) I am offering posed newborn photo sessions at my Sydney Inner West photography studio. This is in line with the Government’s recommendation that is now allowing hairdressers and similar services where people need to touch clients.

Of course, the health and safety of my little clients (and my own little ones at home) has always been my number one priority. Due to COVID-19, I have added some extra precautions to help keep everyone safe:

  • No shoes in the studio
  • Immediate family members only at the session (parents and siblings only)
  • Extra hand sanitising and mask to be worn by me when I am required to be within 1.5m of my clients/when required to pose your baby

These are in addition to my normal precautions that I have always taken (eg. never photographing when sick, sanitising the studio and props between sessions, good hand hygiene etc).

By hiring me as your photographer for your posed newborn session, I do ask that you complete an extra clause in my contract which outlines the additional measures we must both take to keep both our families safe at this time.

I have completed a certificate in Infection Control Training – COVID-19 with the Australian Department of Health.

If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact me!

I hope to photograph your little one soon.

Amy xx

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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 vaccinated &
    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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