Sara Sniderman 


What will social distancing photo sessions look like?

My heart misses photographing families! Non-essential businesses are closed in Massachusetts until at least May 18th.  As this date is approaching, I am starting to think about how to start back up with photo sessions. Once they are allowed, photo sessions will need to adhering to social distancing measures.  Here are my thoughts on how social distancing photo sessions will work:

father holds daugher while she kisses him on the cheek.  Morning light family photos Farm Pond Park Framingham MA

1.  No touching during photo sessions

Right now, the governor’s order is to wear masks when social distancing isn’t possible.  This means I will keep at least 6 feet of distance from your family at all times. This means I will prompt and guide you with my words. I will not touch your family during these sessions. I will only be doing outdoor sessions at this time. I have an 85mm lens that allows me to stand far back, but still get photos that look closer up.  I typically would bring a few blankets to photo sessions, but I will be asking clients to bring their own blankets.  If we are doing a newborn photo session please also bring your own swaddles to wrap your baby up. I will not touch your belongings so please leave anything you don’t need in the car.

girls with red bow smiles at camera during fall family photo session. morning light reflects of water behind her at Farm Pond Park Framingham MA

2.  Less populated locations for your photos

I always prefer non crowded locations, but right now this is especially important.  This also means thinking about times of day that locations will be less crowded.  Times close to sunrise and sunset are great for glowy light, but right now will also be better due to locations being less populated at these times.  If you or someone you know has a private property that you think would work well for a photo session please let me know!

Family laughs together for family photo Natick MA

3.  Being flexible

Things seem to be changing so quickly these days.  I will work with my clients to make sure we are adhering to the government’s orders as well as making sure everyone is comfortable with the session.  

Mom cuddles on blanket in orchard with daughters at Dowse Orchard Sherborn MA during fall family photo session

I can’t wait to get back out there and photograph families, but want to ensure that it is done in a safe way that practices social distancing.  

to help you prepare for your session check out some more helpful client resource blogs.

Mother cuddles daughters on blanket at Dowse Orchard Sherbron MA

May 12, 2020

  1. Vivian says:

    This is very informative! Good details for people to know.

  2. Hayley says:

    This is such an awesome post for people who are wanting to do session but are worried about covid! What a great photography resource to offer.

  3. Ashley says:

    Very informative! And love that families will be able to see that their photos will still be as gorgeous as if they were having a normal session .

  4. Madi says:

    Very informative, thanks for sharing.

  5. Maria says:

    Great tips for families to know before they book with you!

  6. Theresa says:

    that was really informative and I appreciate you taking us all through that process. So important!

  7. Ashley says:

    Great tips for this strange time we are in! Great Job!

  8. Courtney says:

    Great post! Way to serve your clients by providing this info!

  9. Erin says:

    Thank you for writing this post! It’s great to remind all your clients who are wondering how you will keep them safe!

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