Meet my newest baby cousin, Miss Charlotte! What an amazing honor to get to photograph her. Charlotte was my first newborn to enter the world during the chaos of COVID-19. This is a huge time of uncertainty which means lots of extra precautions. Charlotte was born at Woodwinds hospital and with everything going on, Mom was only allowed to have one person with her, Dad. No visitors… nothing, which must have been so hard for all the people who love this family. Not only that but then once she was home, she still was very limited to any visitors. Because of this, I feel extra honored to do this session because I was not only one of the first people who got to spend time with this little girl but I also got to snuggle her for hours. We had a great time and Miss Charlotte was a perfect little model.
PINK AND GRAY is still going strong for little girls in 2020. The silver bucket was a lucky find last winter at Michael’s fall clearance sale. Just the perfect size for newborn babies. The large cream flower was a Michael’s spring clearance item. I actually rarely shop Michaels but maybe I should more since I’ve been very lucky there as of late. I get a lot of requests for my lace cream wraps which I found a few years back at the World Market. And the pink wrap she is laying on in the bucket was a clearance find from my all-time favorite store – Anthropologie. It’s a very good thing that they don’t carry many items that are useful in the studio because I already give them enough of my money lol! The pink wrap with the gray fabric is one that I actually made myself from some super soft yard I found at Hobby Lobby. I made it special just for sweet baby Charlotte! Because… oh was I excited for her to come and I wanted her photos to be absolutely perfect. I also made the cream headband just for her. 🙂
With COVID-19, the most common question I’m getting right now is ‘what changes have you made to keep your clients safe?’ The answer is mostly that I didn’t really have to make many changes because I already take extra precautions to keep all of my tiny human clients safe. I’ve taken several newborn safety courses and I know first hand how important it is to keep their immune systems strong during their first few months of age.
What Are We Doing to Help Combat Covid-19?
- I only accept 1 newborn per-day to allow at least 24 hours between clients which helps greatly reduce any lingering germs.
- Everything that touches baby is either washed in eco-friendly plant-based detergents or is sanitized with all-natural chemical-free antibacterial spray.
- I wash my hands prior to touching your baby and sanitize often throughout the session using a chemical-free all-natural hand sanitizer.
- Routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces like doorknobs, light switches, coffee station, camera equipment, etc. take place. These surfaces are sanitized before and after each session.
- I run an UltraHEPA Ion air filtering system prior to arrival to ensure all airborne bacteria have been removed from the air.
- Additionally, I help combat any additional airborne germs by diffusing specific essential oils that have been scientifically proven to kill germs and I periodically burn white sage or Palo Santo wood which has also been scientifically proven to kill germs.
Thanks so much for considering me for your baby’s photos. I hope this has helped to answer any questions you might have regarding what we are doing to protect babies during a time of Covid-19 with Kristen Herber Photography. You can find our official COVID-19 policy here. If you would like pricing for newborn sessions, please click here. You should also check out our post on what to expect during a newborn photoshoot. We also have a great post on choosing organic colors for your newborn photos If you have any more questions or would like to talk to me about scheduling a session, send me an email to Kristen@Herber.com
Looking forward to hearing from you!
Kristen Herber Photography is located in Oakdale, Minnesota on the Eastside of Saint Paul and serves new families in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and surrounding areas.