Wedding Related Questions
Are you currently photographing weddings? What does that look like?
Lots of wedding photography-related things are still the same, but here's a few bullet points of things that might look different if you get married in the near future:
Masks! I'll be wearing face coverings for the duration of the event.
You don't have to feed me anymore! I'll bring everything with me that I need to survive for the day. ;)
Second photographer is offered on a case by case basis currently. If your wedding needs a second shooter to fully tell the story of the day we can add one to your package. However, in an effort to keep event numbers down and for the safety of all, I've limited adding a second photographer to an as-needed basis.
In an effort to maintain a safe distance from you and others at your event I'm relying more on verbal posing and ajustments rather than touching you myself. (For example this might look like me asking your partner to fix a stray hair rather than step in myself)
I'm limiting my time indoors and in small spaces with clients if and when possible. Happy to talk through what that looks like for your specific event.
I'm not driving clients in my vehicle currently. If we'll be visiting multiple photo locations on your wedding day having a driver or vehicle lined up for yourselves is a great idea.
We're meeting with vendors for our wedding/event, how do we meet with you?
Shoot me an email and let's set up a time to do a video-call!
Pre-Covid about 50% of my initial client meetings were done virtually - due to distance or client preference - so I feel like I'm ahead of the times with this whole video call thing. :)
Fair warning; that doesn't make me any less awkward on them though!
If you'd like to look at product samples (albums, gallery wraps etc) please let me know. I'm happy to loan out samples, or we can set up a time for a socially distanced in person meeting to look through things.
What happens if you get sick before my event? What happens if you get exposed/quarentined around my event? etc...
Now, more than ever I'm so thankful to have a community of amazing photographers all around me.
I am staying home when not working, and taking every precation to stay safe and healthy but I do have several trusted professional photographers with similar style and approach who would step in at a moments notice for me should it be needed.
Seniors, Families & Other Sessions
When Should I Do My Senior Photos?
I don't know when yearbook deadlines will be this year. Each school has different deadlines and submission requirements and changes or extentions would be on a school by school basis.
I'm currently advising senior clients to schedule their sessions under the assumtion that deadlines will be the same as normal. Please contact me if you'd like to find out your school's assumed deadline. Since we're limited to outdoor locations for the most part, I'd advice booking before the rain sets in for the winter :)
Below is my "normal" response to this question any other year:
The best time to schedule your senior photos is the summer before you graduate.
Most students do their senior photos May - August of the year before they graduate but if you waited until school started back up don't worry, you're not alone! I set aside a few days to do senior sessions before each schools deadline so I can likely still squeeze you in. Just be sure to contact me ASAP. :)
What about Class of 2021 seniors?
Let's make your senior photos the one normal thing about your senior year!
Most things relating to your senior session are still exactly the same, but here's a few bullet points of things that might look different for your session due to Covid:
Masks! I'll be wearing one the whole time. When appropriate (walking between locations, talking before and after the session etc) I kindly ask that you also wear one.
In an effort to maintain a safe distance from you I'm relying more on verbal posing and ajustments rather than touching you myself. (For example this might look like me asking you (or your guardian) to fix a stray hair rather than stepping in to ajust it myself)
I'm limiting my time indoors and in small spaces with clients when possible. I have a ton of incredible outdoor location ideas. If you have an indoor location in mind lets chat about it on a case by case basis!
I'm not currently driving clients around. If we are moving between locations I'll ask you to follow me in your own vehicle.
Over 18? Leave your parents in the car! ;) In an effort to limit exposure I'm asking only those being photographed to attend the session if possible and to limit it to one other person otherwise. If you're bringing someone with you please ask them to wear a mask for the duration of your session. Thanks!
I'll have hand sanatizer for you if you'd like it at any point - just ask!
If you or anyone in your immediate household are sick at all, experiencing Covid 19 symptoms, or have been exposed to someone with Covid-19 please contact me to reschedule.
I'm taking precautions seriously and am finding that for the most part I'm able to work safely with few adaptations. If you have questions about your specific session I'm happy to chat through any questions, concerns or thoughts you may have!
So, what's the same? Pretty much everything else!
We'll still do your consult & planning over the phone or email. You'll still pay online. You'll still recieve your digital files virtually and your prints in the mail and I'll still submit your yearbook photo on your behalf.
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For the most part it's business-as-usual for outdoor family photos, but here's a few notes about what's different for sessions right now.
Masks! I'll be wearing one the whole time. When appropriate (walking between locations in public areas, talking before and after the session etc) I kindly ask that your family also wear face coverings.
In an effort to maintain a safe distance from you I'm relying more on verbal posing and ajustments rather than touching you myself. (For example this might look like me asking a family member to fix your stray hair rather than stepping in to ajust it myself)
The public restrooms at many of the locations I use are currently closed. Please plan ahead for your family's restroom & outfit changing needs.
In an effort to limit exposure I'm asking only those being photographed to attend the session when possible.
I'll have hand sanitizer avaliable for you throughout the session if you'd like it at any point - just ask!
If you or anyone in your immediate household are experiencing any flu-like or Covid 19 symptoms or have been exposed to someone with Covid-19 please contact me to reschedule.
COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions
Just kidding. I thought up/wrote all these questions myself.
But they're totally questions I've been asking myself a lot, so figured you might want to know too!