Northampton Studio Opening | Northampton Family Photography

I’m happy to announce that the studio doors are open! Following the Governor’s Phase 2 guidelines, I’ve come up with a plan to safely begin studio sessions again.

As of right now, studio sessions are available for small groups and individuals, immediate family or fewer. The studio is open by appointment only so that after each session all surfaces, common areas, and equipment can be properly sanitized. 

I will maintain social distance, using no-touch posing methods.

Studio safety practices I am implementing:

  • Maintain a safe distance during sessions
  • Greet you with jazz hands because hugs and handshakes are still out for now
  • Keep my hands, studio, and all equipment sanitized before and after each session
  • Request you bring your own water or snacks as needed
  • Request you wash and sanitize your hands after entering and before leaving my studio
  • Continue to wear a mask and to practice social distancing in my daily life

Remember, outdoor sessions are available by appointment as well. You can read more about my outdoor sessions here and book a studio or outdoor session here

This will be the new standard for portrait sessions for awhile. I’m excited to make portraits again and to reopen the studio doors. See you soon!



Outdoor Portrait Sessions | Nikki Gardner Photography

I’m happy to announce that I’m offering outdoor portrait sessions! Now that businesses are reopening in Massachusetts, I’ve come up with a plan to safely begin photographing sessions again.

For outdoor sessions, I like fields, parks, and backyards. I use a wide angle lens for environmental shots and a telephoto for portrait shots—a perfect mix for adhering to the new business guidelines and practices. The location will be carefully chosen with socially distancing guidelines followed so that you won’t need to wear a mask during the shoot. 

Sunrise and sunset times render the best lighting conditions. If those times don’t work for you, don’t worry. Lighting tricks are my specialty. I can work a little lighting magic throughout the day. As long as we remain 6 feet apart, we’re able to have a safe session together.

Safety practices that I will be implementing:

  • Keep a safe distance during our session by staying at least 6 feet apart
  • Jazz hands greeting because hugs and handshakes are out for now
  • Sanitize my hands and all of my equipment before and after each session
  • Request you bring your own blanket, quilt, stool etc. for any seated shots
  • Continue to wear a mask and to practice social distancing in my daily life 

This will be the new standard for portrait sessions for awhile. I’m excited to make portraits again and to reopen for outdoor shoots. See you soon!

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