STUDIO POLICIES

Due to a recent virus outbreak, our studio will be implementing new measures to ensure the maximum care for all parties attending photo sessions. Please take a moment to read the guidelines below to learn more.

  • All props are sanitized and KURIN. It is a Japanese-innovation cleaning product made with super alkaline ionized water. It is the greenest and safest in the market. This will be used on top of the strict precautionary measures.

  • We regularly use Force of Nature, a non-chemical disinfectant, in sanitizing both our Studio and Client's home  photoshoot area. Force of Nature is on the EPA’s List N, the federal EPA’s list of products approved for use against SARS-CoV-2, and proven effective to use against COVID-19 virus.

  • UVCare UV-C germicidal sterilizer a hospital grade UVC lamp to sterilize, deodorize and disinfect our studio. It is effective to eliminate 99.9% of airborne viruses, bacteria, allergens, molds, mites, bed bugs and other pathogens.

  • 59S UV Sterilizer Bag a portable sterilizer that can disinfect small items anytime needed. For props provided by the client, we require to sterilize it first prior usage.

  • Mi Air Purifier 3H  air filtration unit for the waiting area. I has true HEPA filter (High Efficiency Particulate Air).

  • Both photographer and assistant wear HygiCare Asia  Antibacterial Necklace / Buckle to protect you and your family from harmful virus and bacteria, regardless of health situation. The Chlorine Dioxide (CLO2) sustained release technology continuously releases gas until virus/bacteria are eliminated in the wearer’s space. 

  • Surfaces in the studio/photoshoot area are disinfected using Lysol disinfectant wipes. Lysol is also on the EPA's List N  that is proven effective against COVID-19 virus.

  • Studio has regular fogging disinfection.

  • No shoes allowed upon studio entry, please leave them at the door or use foot sock.

  • Hand washing and alcohol is a must upon entry into the studio. Hand sanitizer is available for use.

  • Body temperature will be checked upon entry.

  • Photographer and assistant will be wearing a face mask.

  • We require to maintain 6-feet distance between us at all times.

  • All seating areas and studio usage will be sanitized and sterilized after every appointment.

  • Only immediate family members allowed until further notice.

  • Free one-time rescheduling 

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OUR TRUSTED BRANDS.

Studio cleanliness and your health & safety have always been our priority ever since. We deep clean, sanitize and disinfect contaminated surfaces such as studio floors, photography equipment like camera, lens, and props after EVERY session. Blankets, wrap, fur, and other washable items used in the session are washed every after use.  

World Health Organization (WHO) -

Infection Control Protection for COVID19

We earned WHO Certificates that certify our participation in assuring that the health and safety of our clients during this pandemic is our topmost priority. For legitimacy, kindly scan the QR Code. You will be directed to WHO official site for certification.

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Seasonal / Annual Flu Vaccine (2020 Formula)

We are currently up to date on the necessary vaccines needed when working with a pregnant or newborn population.

"While the influenza vaccine is not effective against COVID-19 virus, it is highly recommended to get vaccinated each year to prevent influenza infection." - World Health Organization (WHO)

"There are many benefits from flu vaccination and preventing flu is always important, but in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s even more important to do everything possible to reduce illnesses and preserve scarce health care resources." - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Pertussis Vaccine (Whooping Cough)

- dated June 10, 2020

We are currently up to date on the necessary vaccines needed when working with a pregnant or newborn population including Pertussis Vaccine.

Pertussis (whooping cough) and the flu can be deadly to newborn babies and unlike medical professionals, photographers are not required to be vaccinated.  If you are concerned about having your baby handled by vaccinated individuals, then this is certainly a question to ask your photographer and photographer’s assistant ahead of time.

Believe it or not, from conception, your baby has beat the odds in making it into your arms healthy and happy. They are tiny miracles of life and love and hold generations of hope in their sweet little body. They may have been through the trauma of birth and are resting safely in your arms with love and reassurance. Please make sure that whomever you choose as your photographer respects the miracle of your baby and takes every precaution during your time together.

"You can provide indirect protection to your baby by making sure everyone who is around him is up to date with their whooping cough vaccine. When your baby’s family members and caregivers get a whooping cough vaccine they are not only protecting their own health, but also helping form a “cocoon” of disease protection around the baby during the first few months of life. Anyone who is around babies should be up-to-date with their whooping cough vaccine."

- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Encourage others to get a whooping cough vaccine at least 2 weeks before meeting your baby if they are not up-to-date with their whooping cough vaccines." - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

 Covid-19 Testing is crucial in the ongoing fight against Covid-19 in minimizing the number of suspected cases, flattening the curve can become faster through early detection.

 

We at Bearthside Photography & Films are very willing to undergo this procedure and take initiative to get tested only by licensed laboratory. Obtaining test result is the best way to ensure that we are always fit and healthy.  We repeat the test every 14 days.

As a mother, I understand every worry of parents especially in this time of pandemic. I make sure to strictly follow all the preventive measures and practice personal care at all times, to protect my child and my family as well. I take only limited number of Home Session bookings per month and only 2 to 3 bookings per week. Therefore I am able to keep on top of hygiene measures and thoroughly clean and disinfect all my props. Above all, I am committed to the highest standards in neonatal care, health and safety. Protecting my clients from illness, has ALWAYS been my #1 PRIORITY."

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WHAT WE EXPECT FROM OUR CLIENTS

In order to maintain the utmost safety, we ask that you consider these following steps to ensure our well being, as well as yours and your family.

  • You must sign a Release of Liability Waiver – COVID19 in order to book a session to us. Otherwise, we cannot proceed with booking process and photoshoot.

  • You must fill out a Health Declaration Form and provide accurate details

  • Please arrive on agreed time (at least 30 minutes before your session time) so we can Start and End the photoshoot timely. Less time shooting, less exposure, less risk.

  • It is a must to wear a face mask or any face covering material.

  • Shaking hands / cheek-to-cheek greetings / high-five etc. are discouraged.

  • We ask that you limit visitor interactions until after your scheduled appointment takes place.

  • If you've been in contact with anyone other than your immediate family, please disclose with me 2 days prior to your appointment.

  • Please cancel your appointment within 24hrs if you or any of the household members are experiencing any of these symptoms :

Fever, cough, colds, difficulty of breathing, sore throat, diarrhea, lack of taste/smell, fatigue (not from lack of sleep). 

RE-OPENING

You and your baby's health & safety our topmost priority. We know how vulnerable newborns are in this time and that’s why we are bringing the studio to your home sweet home without spending much.

 

We will be scheduling sessions with older babies (Newborn Session) and pregnant with closer due date (Maternity Session) into our calendar first. We highly recommend to book us ASAP to ensure slot since our calendar is filling up fast!

In compliance with the  ECQ / GCQ Guidelines of restricting 0-20 yrs old & pregnant women to travel, our studio will remain closed until further notice. Timeline will be dependent on the government Community Quarantine Guidelines, the most recent notice for GCQ end date is September 30, 2020. For full list of Government Guidelines, please refer to this link : http://www.covid19.gov.ph/ecq-gcq-guidelines/

In the meantime, we will continue to do all mandatory preparations and sanitation measures to make sure that our clients have safe and welcoming studio to visit.

Photoshoots are strictly by appointment only. No walk ins. We need ample time for deep cleaning and sanitizing the studio.

All policies and scheduling are subject to change.

We practice "cashless" transactions. Payment can be thru bank deposit, online banking, GCash or credit card.

Contact Us  if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for your time and cooperation.

* Please submit 3 days prior to your scheduled session.
I certify that I have read the above studio policies. I take full responsibility in moving forward with my appointment and aware of the risks involved. I waive my rights to seek damages, compensations and or any involvement on Bearthside Ptography Studio. If the Photographer is unable to perform this agreement due to illness, emergency, fire, casualty, strike, act of God or causes beyond the control of the Photographer, the Photographer and Client shall make every attempt to reschedule the session. Further, if the Photographer is unable to deliver photographic materials due to technological malfunctions, including but not limited to camera and processing, or otherwise lost or damaged without fault of the Photographer, a replacement appointment session will take place.
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