Adapting to the “New Normal” in 2020
It has been incredibly difficult postponing so many photo shoots, weddings & corporate events, but we are hopeful that as we enter Phase 2, we can start photographing as usual again. We are all eager to get back to work, but it is essential that we do it with public health at the forefront of our minds. I wanted to share how we plan to reopen, and put safety first.
OUR REOPENING PLAN
I own a photography studio, located in the Villiage of Williamsville, NY. Cleaning and sanitizing have been done (thoroughly) and our common areas will be sanitized between each and every client. All shared items, like toys & hand mirrors, have been sanitized and stored until further notice. All shared snack areas (water bottles, candy dishes, coffee station) have been removed.
All clients are being seen one person at a time, and by appointment only. There is a 6′ distance maintained at all times within the studio space.
All payments are taken online so that no cards or cash need to be passed back and forth.
HOW WE PLAN TO EXECUTE EXTREME SAFETY
We will be wearing a disposable mask for all outdoor family photography sessions (as we did with Porch Sessions) as well as all indoor headshot portrait sessions. We will be wearing a mask and gloves for our indoor newborn photography sessions (even though we will absolutely maintain a safe distance).
We will practice hand gestures and verbal cues and refrain from touching our subjects during our sessions.
We will use telephoto lenses so that we can stay six feet away, which will still allow us to capture images that seem like we are closer.
And we will not take any chances with public health. We will promise to make room in our schedule for all rescheduling needs.
Photography is an investment, and it is an absolute privilege to be able to capture families. We do not take that privilege lightly—especially after this crisis. It has really shined a light on what matters in this world. And that is our loved ones.
We are all doing the best we can with the knowledge we have. As a business owner, I have learned to have grace for my peers… We will get through this <3