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We are back open! Covid-19 update

Updated: Mar 19, 2021

It's been a long, but quick year with Covid-19 throwing the spanner in the works for nearly every person in the world. Working from home became advised; children were sent home from school; all close contact jobs were suspended and pubs and restaurants closed; roads were empty as we all stayed home, The NHS was saluted every Thursday to celebrate how well they were handling the virus whilst we hoped and prayed for loved ones to get better.

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Down here in the depths of the boot of the UK, we have been lucky. Lockdown came mere days after the first confirmed case, meaning we managed to stop it spreading to thick and fast by just staying home.

This is far from over and with the knowledge that a local lockdown could happen at any time and winter colds causing rife now the children are back at school, making national shortages for testing for those who just have a common cold. The line appears thin between what the virus and what is just normal for this time of year.

All we can do is continue to keep ourselves and our families safe!

In saying that our photography studio is now back open, well until covid comes knocking of course! After nearly 6 months of being closed! I can't wait to get back to work, photographing the beautiful children of Plymouth!

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To help keep your peace of mind, here are just some of the things we have in place to help reduce the likeliness of infections whilst in my studio.

  1. The Day before session I will confirm that you have been symptom free and feeling well. Any signs of symptoms I will reschedule your session till a negative test has been acquired.

  2. My studio is thoroughly cleaned 30 minutes prior to your arrival. Only props that will be used in your session will be in the studio space, and these have been fully sanitized.

  3. Masks are mandatory in studio, except for the children being photographed. Some children may be weary of masks, so please try to wear yours around your children before the session, just so they get used to it.

  4. For now, I will not be doing family sessions and concentrating just on children. When it comes to newborns, I will have suggestions of parents, such as you holding hands, touching cheek, so may be worth wearing light coloured clothing to help set the scene. There will be no actual family poses.

  5. I have a non-touch thermometer in which I will check your temperature before entering the studio, if you have a fever I will ask you to reschedule.

  6. I will ask you to remove your shoes before entering, the white flooring marks very easily.

  7. I will be wearing gloves during the session and handwashing will be mandatory.

  8. 1 meter distancing will be kept as much as possible, but due to the nature of my work there may be some close contact, where possible I will ask parents to place children back where needed.

  9. Once the session is finished, a deep clean will take place, including windows, walls, floor and any props used in the studio.

Our sessions remain fun, even with the extra procedures put in place, fun is still the heart of what I do, so children will still be able to dance, play, jump and laugh as they normally would! All the children that have visited in the last week have thoroughly enjoyed their time in studio, so please rest assured that these extra precautions will not impact on the images you receive!

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To book me as your next family photographer please get in touch!


More about the Author.

Cheryl Peach is a family photographer based in Plymouth, Devon who specializes in maternity, newborn and family lifestyle photography, creating natural photographs that show the emotions and uniqueness of every family. Oh So Peachy Photography was

created in 2016 when Cheryl found her passion for photography whilst photographing her own children and wanted to create memories for others to cherish for years to come. To book a session, please get in touch.

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