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Medical Safety for Newborn Photography Sessions

Looking into the future

Right now, photography is not an essential business. No one should be photographing newborns at this time. Health and safety is the number one priority.

But life will hopefully return to normal. And, for when that day comes, I think it’s important to take a moment and talk about the importance of medical safety when choosing your newborn photographer in Los Angeles.

Two types of safety concerns with photographing newborns

One segment of safety is focused on the physical aspect of our session. How to correctly support a baby. How to correctly wrap a baby. Making sure your photographer is always next to your baby, so no sudden movements turn into a risk. And so much more.

This is not about those things – though all of that is so so important.

This is about a different segment of safety. The Medical side of things.

Medical Safety Photographing Newborns

I’m not here to get involved with a vaccine debate.

And honestly, it’s actually not even up to debate with me, because my priority is everyone’s safety.

I’m here to tell you I’m vaccinated, tested, and yearly checked. I want to ensure I’m medically fit, to the best of my abilities, to photograph your newborn.

I started my newborn photographer journey at a company that specialized in “Fresh 48” sessions, which is just a fancy term for in-hospital newborn photography sessions. I worked in the hospital, taking pictures of babies who were just born, on the maternity floor and in the NICU.

This meant I was held to the same standard as the nurses in the NICU.

My medical tests, vaccines, and ongoing yearly assurances

But many medical issues are a yearly concern.

I am going to include any documentation, per your request, for any and all of the following:

  • Annual flu shot.
  • MMR titers showing antibodies for measles, mumps, and rubella.
  • Annual test for TB, or Tuberculosis (either a two-part skin test, or blood draw).
  • DPT vaccine, a vaccine that contains tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis. Given every 10 years, my last DPT was on 10-12-2015.

All you have to do is ask.

I want to be your newborn photographer in Los Angeles due to my style and vision. And –

– and….I also want you to feel safe during the entire process.

Mom with shoulder lengthy brown hair holding newborn in white wrap by a window

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