Safe photos of your newborn in your home, outside, or in the studio

We’ve all had to be creative to do a LOT of “normal” in these strange times, but can we do COVID newborn photography and stay safe?

Let’s get creative!

Sure! All it takes is a little ingenuity, a touch of flexibility, and willingness to let go of preconceived notions of what newborn photography SHOULD look like. No props, no elaborate set ups, NO HUGS from the photographer. (darn.)

covid-safe newborn photography in Connecticut
There are a lot of options for safe newborn photography in the age of COVID-19.

Over the past few months, I’ve been able to safely photograph some gorgeous newborns and their families outside their homes, inside their homes, and inside my studio in Newtown.

COVID newborn photography isn’t that different, really. Of course we use the social distancing guidelines to stay safe. We stay far apart, we wer face coverings when we’re close, we disinfect, we wash.

Yup, it’s a little awkward…

On one hand, it’s just a little bit awkward (but, what isn’t these days!). I have to yell my directions from behind my face covering. We have to stop to Purell after each touch.

On the other hand, it’s worth any logistical issues because we get some wonderful newborn photos. These aren’t your typical swaddled and posed newborn photos, but I’m not that into formality anyway. (See my blog post on breaking the rules HERE.)

COVID newborn photography
A lot of things will never change, even during a pandemic.

These are newborn photos that show the reality and beauty of the moment. It shows how families are still thriving and moving forward. How families, even in the worst situations, are still strong and loving and resilient.

These photos will show how your family came together in a crisis to love and support each other. How you persevered to bring this beautiful new life into the world.

Don’t put off newborn photos during these strange and scary times! Tell your baby’s story with COVID newborn photography. It will be safe, fun, and worth all of the hassle.

Check out my COVID-19 Studio Safety Guidelines

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Contact Kim today by email or call 203-426-4493 to get on her schedule for your family photo session.


Professional family photographer serving Connecticut and vicinity since 2009. Studio or location photo sessions for newborns, children, and families. Authentic photography of the people you love.

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