Slowly, but surely (in our state of Arkansas) businesses are starting to reopen. The coronavirus shutdown has been incredibly challenging in so many ways, but especially for those businesses, large and small, that have been forced to cease operations. I’m grateful to be allowed to work again; however, the health and safety of my clients is my TOP priority as we all begin to emerge from our homes. I wanted to outline recommended COVID policies for photographers that I will be following in order to keep clients safe.
Current recommendations by the CDC advise that we practice social distancing (six or more feet of distance between people), avoid gathering in groups and stay away from crowded places and mass gatherings. For my business, that really isn’t much of a change from my normal operations. As an on-location photographer, I have primarily worked outdoors in open spaces. One of the biggest challenges I am facing is the inability to personally tend to details like clothing and hair; I am recommending that subjects bring one family member along with them to act as an assistant and help with these details (that I wish I could!).
If a client or any member of his or her family has felt ill in the 24 hours leading up to the session, we will reschedule. Cough, runny nose, sore throat, fever . . . no questions asked. It is much better to be safe than sorry, and I promise to extend the same respect to my clients.
I am so excited to get back to work! Seniors are finishing up their final year of school (albeit in a very different way than they ever imagined), folks still need headshots and marketing images for their businesses, kids are growing and changing every day, birthdays are being celebrated and families are making memories. Document this – I’m ready to help you.