Wow what an interesting few months we have all lived through, a real time in history. I don’t think any of us could have ever dreamt of a pandemic such as Covid-19 to have happened in our lifetime, it still feels a little surreal if I am honest. The studio saw its last client on March 19th, just before the whole country locked down, and was closed for 15 weeks until I was allowed to re-open on the 4th July.
The closure of the studio hit my business very hard, however safety is the overriding principle in my studio and this will not be compromised in anyway. As I specialise in newborn photography, the risks are higher, due to the close proximity I have to be with your baby and the length of time a session lasts for. However, I have seen lots of positives from lockdown personally, I have really enjoyed the bonus family time that I have had with my husband and our two beautiful daughters. Home schooling has been interesting, but I have cherished every moment of us all being together. It’s been rubbish not been able to work, I have missed it so much, and I have shed many tears at the thought of my clients not being able to capture these precious moments, but it’s given me time to reflect and learn what is important in life. However, I am so happy to be back doing what I love, albeit under new Covid-19 compliant operating procedures following all government guidelines. Please see link below to the full list https://sarahsmithphotography.co.uk/covid-19-operating-procedures/.
The studio reopened on July 4th with the most beautiful little three week old baby girl Sasha. I was so nervous for the first session back, especially as I would be working with the new covid compliant operating procedures. Wearing full PPE in the studio is certainly not easy, I take my hat off to all the wonderful NHS staff and key workers that have been having to wear the protection throughout, they really are super human. However, it was so good to be back and I am very pleased to say that everything went smoothly and worked perfectly for both my clients and I.
Mummy wanted dusky pinks and girly tonnes, and wow the images didn’t disappoint, they are all stunning. Even though Sasha was a slightly older newborn, she was amazing and the session was a lovely way to get back to the studio after so many weeks.
I am having to space my clients out so that I am able to deep clean the studio before and after every client, therefore it was 48 hours before I was able to welcome my second beautiful little client Leonadis. 10 day old Leonadis was an absolute dream in the studio, full of milk and perfectly content he posed like a true professional. Another stunning gallery and in one of my favourite colour schemes pistachio.
Leonadis was also joined by his 18 month old big brother Luca. Due to social distancing guidelines, Luca was only allowed to join us for a very short period of time at the end of the session, but even though the time allowed was short the images that I captured were breathtaking. For an 18 month old to follow direction, especially from a photographer wearing a visor and mask, was something rather special. Both the boys reminded me once again just how much I missed my job and how special the photographs that I capture are.
I really am so very lucky to do the job that I am so passionate about again and I am so happy to bring joy to so many families as I capture their most precious moments once again.
I am very nearly fully booked until the end of 2020, but for anyone still looking to book their award winning session, please do not hesitate to get in contact, you may well just be lucky to grab one of the last remaining sessions.
Looking forward to seeing you all soon