Covid-19 What Our Studio is Doing | Metro Detroit Newborn Photographer

Covid-19 : What Our Studio is Doing

 

With everything that is going on in the world with Covid-19 – now is the perfect time for me to inform my clients and future clients how I am protecting myself, my business and my littlest of clients.

For starters I have always had a strict no sick policy in place for my studio. I only work with newborns & babies in my home studio. Some of these newborns are fresh out of the NICU which is why it is SO important for me to use proper disinfection procedures and reschedule when sickness occurs.  I am an appointment based studio and I take a max of of 2 maybe 3 newborns/babies per week. I also have a background in Microbiology so my brain is always in overdrive on how to keep my studio extra safe & clean!

With this being said I am currently following the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), the World Health Organization (WHO) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for updates and best practices regarding these illnesses.

Here is what I am doing to be pro-active in my life both personal & business.

  • All visitors to my studio are asked to remove their shoes and wash hands prior to entering.
  • I have also suspended offering my snack & espresso/beverage cart to clients. They are now responsible for bringing their own snacks & beverages.
  • I have always sanitized my entire studio after every session. I follow the current CDC disinfection guidelines found here.
  • I launder all washable fabric from newborn wraps, fabric backdrops and knits after every session. I add a little bit of bleach to each load.
  • I sanitize all doorknobs, floors, props used and equipment after every session.
  • Bathrooms are bleached down after every session.
  • I will reschedule to the best of my ability whenever a client is ill.  Please let me know if you are feeling sick or if you have ANY sick family members – this is IMPORTANT. In the event a reschedule is not an option, deposits will be refunded and a referral to another local photographer may be offered. I take the same exact precautions for myself when it comes to sickness.
  • I do offer in home lifestyle newborn sessions, this can be an option if you are certain you do not want to travel to my home studio. However my home studio is far more cleaner and safer then any doctors office or hospital so please keep that in mind.
  • Lastly I take great care of myself. I am a hermit. I work from home and I honestly live off my land for the most part. I would rather be spending time in nature, reading a good book or binge watching Mad Men then attending a large gathering. I am up to date on all my vaccinations and I take a boat load of immune boosting supplements because my business depends on me.

Thank you for taking the time to read this!  I hope it brought some reassurance to you. I am professionally trained in newborn posing & safety…and part of those safety measures is that I am committed to offering a safe and healthy space for my littlest of clients!

Kind Regards,

Tara Droz

Elowyn One Year Cake Smash

I know I say this ALL the time but….. babies first year goes by SO quick! Elowyn first came to me at only a few days old for her newborn session in my Howell, Michigan studio. Then I saw her again for her 6 month milestone or sitter session and now her one year cake smash! She has always been a delight and is always happy…at least when she is at my studio! Ha! Ha! I love her adorable face and that strawberry blonde hair which I think will turn full red as she grows! Here are some of my favorites from little miss Elowyns one year cake smash session….

Sonne Turns ONE! { Brighton Howell Ann Arbor Cake Smash Photographer }

As promised here is Sonne’s ONE year session! I love doing one year cake smash sessions because they are just such a HUGE milestone for baby and parents! We plan months in advance to plan for a setup and allow time to order that custom cake and outfits. These props were made by her mama, she is so talented! I am going to try and create some of these so I can offer it as a ‘You are my sunshine’ theme. HAPPY BIRTHDAY CUTIE PIE!

Happy Birthday Steven! { Howell Brighton Cake Smash Photographer }

So Steven was born on the 4th of July! How cool is that?! I first met Steven when he was just days old for his Newborn session last July. He got a cool surprise for his first birthday this year – a baby sister! I have not met her yet as her session is not for awhile but I cant wait to see the two of them together. Anyways back to Stevens Cake Smash session he did so awesome and made his mama proud! He smiled and giggled as he dove right into his cake – one of his favorite things is to EAT. lol. Here are some of my favs…