I hope you are all doing well and staying health during this crazy season of our lives. I know first-hand how hard this has been on couples and some other clients who are having their plans disrupted. I wish I could sugar-coat this, but I can’t. The pandemic has left nothing untouched in my business and personally, well, its been a struggle. I’ve been working on updating my contracts and addendum’s over the past couple of weeks so that I can best support my clients and protect myself, my family and the long line of clients I will come into contact with this fall (especially in September), my busiest time of the year.
I feel transparency is best and so I figured a short blog post would do the trick. If you feel I am going overboard, please consider this, I will be shooting multiple events per month. I need to ensure all of my clients abide by necessary safety measures so that I can ensure I am available to all those events to capture everyone’s precious moments. As such, I have adopted the following safety measures to be sure we do our part to ensure the safety of our team and to our clients.
- Follow your county’s capacity, social distancing and mask recommendations and we will do the same.
- We will direct people non-essential to the photographs being taken to remain outside the space we are using to shoot in. i.e., getting ready shots, details, etc.
- We can no longer transport anyone to off-site shooting locations. If we are shooting off-site, our team will bring our own vehicle to limit close quarter exposure.
- My team will be wearing masks when social distancing isn’t possible. This is not political, this is recommended and/or mandated by local authorities.
- I will need all clients to sign a Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk contract. You will receive this info before your wedding via email.
Pandemic resources to help with your event planning:
- Georgia Tech’s COVID-19 Event Risk Assessment Planning Tool
- Insider Magazine Opinion Piece on Hosting Events During a Pandemic
- Kansas Ad Astra Plan
- Missouri Show Me Strong Recovery Plan
- Johnson County Coronavirus Updates
- Kansas City COVID-19 Restrictions/Mandates (Updated)
- Platte County COVID-19 Updates
This list is ever growing, if you have a link you would like me to post, please leave a comment and let me know!