newborn and child safety
Safe guarding and Modesty
We hold an enhanced criminal record certificate.
We take safe guarding seriously and should we ever witness or have any reason to believe that a child is being or has been psychically abused, it will be reported.
Each parent also has the right to privacy in order to safe guard their baby and/or child. Our session contracts state where images might be used, Facebook, advertising and displayed in studio for example. Please ensure each relevant box is ticked so that we are aware that your baby's and/or child's images are not to be published in any form.
To ensure your baby's and/or child's modesty is maintained at all times, we will delete all immodest and revealing images straight off our cameras SD card during your sessions so no one else views those images. Should a parent need the toilet during a newborn session, we will pause the session, cover your baby in a blanket and stop photographing while you are out of the room.
Textures and Fibres
During your baby's newborn session, you may wish to use some of our lovely blankets and mats etc for your photographs. After each use, we will always ask you to check baby's fingers, toes, mouth eyes and ears over for any blanket or fabric fibres that may get caught to prevent any wrapping around which may lead to their blood circulation being cut off. This is extremely important!
Circulation and Breathing
We will ensure that your baby is comfortable during each pose.
We may ask you to be our 'spotter' whilst photographing your baby. A spotter remains close to baby at all times, sometimes even placing a hand on baby to ensure they are safe on and in our props.
head on arms and head in hands
the potato sake pose
baby in hands in the air
baby on a swing
baby in a crate prop
During your newborns session, our studio will be heated at 28c and a heater may also be placed in the area of any naked baby (mums tummy 37c) The rooms temperature is monitored with a gro-egg thermometer. We advise all parents to keep an eye on their baby and to inform us immediately should you feel that your baby is too warm or too cold.
A camera strap will be fitted to the camera at all times when photographing over the top of babies and children. We also have a no jewellery policy to prevent accidental scratching and all staff must have short nails, must not wear nail varnish and must not be wearing any clothing that has buttons or zips.