Happy May the Fourth!
I am now officially back open for business!! Woot woot!!
What does this mean for your session?
-I will be wearing a mask while in close quarters with you, such as greeting you, and coming in closer for direction. For the most part, I will be shooting with a longer lens to maintain social distance and hopefully get the mask off and not scare little ones.
-All payments have always been taken digitally, so that will continue.
-If you do not feel well, please, please, please stay home. I am not currently implementing any fees for rescheduling at this time. But please don't abuse that as well. Don't leave me sitting at your session for a half hour before you let me know you're not coming.
-I will only be working with groups of 5 at most. I will not be taking extended family sessions at this time. Please leave your Great Aunt Bertha at home. I love her, but I'll see her when it's safe to do so.
-Please keep your session to members of your household ONLY!
-If your session is a single individual, if this person is older than 12, I ask that a parent or guardian stay in their car during their session. I am a mother as well, and I promise I treat every child that comes to me like my own. I care about their well being and safety. If the child is under 12, I ask that only ONE parent or guardian accompany them during their session. Another parent is of course, welcome to come, but please stay in your car.
-I love lifestyle sessions, but I am not doing those at this time. Please watch my page for the announcement of when I bring these back.
-I am not taking newborns at this time. I do not feel I can safely social distance from them, and with brand new immune systems, I do not want to put them at risk. I hope this is not for very long, and again, watch my page, hopefully I will be bringing back newborns shortly.
-I will have hand sanitizer on location I will be using frequently. You are welcome to as well.
If you have any questions about any of this, or concerns I am always available to talk to you. If you would like me to put ADDITIONAL policies in place for your session specifically, just ask! And please do not feel pressured. If you are not comfortable doing a session, don't do it. I take no offense, and again, no penalties will be charged. We are all just doing our best to get through this and I understand.
In other news, I have been busy during my downtime. I have purchased new editing software which I hope will make things faster and more efficient....you know, once I install it and figure it out. ;)
I have also purchased some smoke bombs!! Fun! These would be so fun for upcoming senior sessions! Or maternities. Or engagements!! Want one for your session? Just give me a heads up before the day of your session and I'll bring them along!
I also started, probably my favorite thing, a client closet for my maternity sessions. Gowns are gorgeous and a jersey material. They are super stretchy and fit sizes 4-16!! If you would like to book a maternity session and want to borrow one of the dresses, let me know and we'll discuss options! Of course, dealing with the current issues, ALL dresses will be used once per day and properly laundered in between sessions on a sanitize setting.
I was set up for 2020 to be my best year yet and I am hoping to still make the best of it. I know we have a lot of amazing ahead still. Looking forward to seeing you all!
If you have pre-paid a session, please feel free to contact me and start setting up dates. If you had a session canceled with no reschedule date due to uncertainty, contact me. We can start rebooking those dates. And of course, if you have plans this summer for a session at all, contact me ASAP to get booked because my summer dates are going to start going quickly due to rescheduling.
And lastly, THANK YOU!!! I watched photographers go under as all their sessions canceled and demanded refunds, leaving their businesses with no money to continue operating. I had not one person cancel on me. I offered dates to reschedule and people happily took them and thanked me for not canceling all together. People pre-paid for sessions. People put down deposits on stuff they hadn't even decided on yet. For that reason, my business was able to continue and even grow to help make the experiences better when we return. I am so, so, so thankful for each and every one of you. Your support has meant the world to me.