EDUCATION, PERSONAL

March 13, 2020

LRP&D + COVID-19

If you’ve even *opened* social media, you understand where the level of conversation is regarding the Coronavirus. Regardless of whether or not you are planning a wedding/large gathering, or just a smaller photo session, I’d like to share with you the plan of action I am planning to take with my business. In addition to watching my own health cautiously, I am also continuing to monitor the reports of the CDC and WHO.

My goal as a business owner is to be transparent, flexible and understanding of all concerns regarding the virus. The wellness of my clients is not only important to me personally, but also to my business. Looking ahead, I would like to let you know the options you have regarding your session.

How I can help:

  • I will be even more flexible that usual about cancelations and reschedules – the Coronavirus is causing enough stress, a photo session should not add more
  • I will wash my hands thoroughly before every photoshoot and avoiding touching my face during sessions
  • I will not touch you, and I will keep a 5ft distance (if possible) during sessions unless you request a specific shot that requires me to get closer. I will choose lenses that let me stay a little further away.
  • I will be honest with you about my own health and my travel schedule.
  • I will minimize my personal exposure to large events, sick people, and crowded places as much as possible.

Photography-focused COVID-19 suggestions:

  • Be honest with others about your health and travel. Be honest with yourself. Now is not the time to pretend like you are healthy if you are feeling off. Stay home. Reschedule stuff.
  • If you are getting married, keep your guests posted about ways you can help them! Post on your wedding website about the virus situation in the wedding location, and tell sick guests to PLEASE stay home. Tell people what precautions you will be taking as their wedding host. Keep them updated with travel plans. Communication goes a long way. Use your wedding website as a tool!
  • Remember, we are all in this together. We are all a little scared. We are all getting hit economically and worried about loved ones getting sick. Be kind. Be understanding. It will go a long way!

What happens if you get sick before your photoshoot?

  • The sooner you can let me know, the better!
  • We will postpone your session until a date when you are feeling healthier – no biggie!

What happens if I get sick before your photoshoot?

  • If I feel sick (cough, fever, body aches) before your photoshoot, I will inform you as soon as possible and ask how you would like to proceed. I always promise to be honest with my clients about my own health, so that you can make an educated decision. 

What if I have traveled recently before your photoshoot?

  • I will always be open and honest with you about my travel itinerary. If you are uncomfortable with my recent travel, we can reschedule your session for a later date.

Credit: Katy Weaver Photo