new in-home or studio policies
You will need to sign a waiver prior to entering the studio. The waiver outlines the sick policy, rescheduling policy and what I am doing to keep you safe!
wash your hands
You will need to wash your hands in the bathroom as soon as you walk into the studio. Scrubba dub.
To keep fresh air circulating I will have a window open
You are not required to wear a mask during your session but I will be wearing a mask at all times.
I kindly ask that you keep your distance from me. In different circumstances hugs and handshakes would be welcomed but right now the rule is 6ft.
When leaving the studio you will need to wash your hands again or use the hand sanitizer station.
All surfaces in the studio and will be wiped down and disinfected between each session/meeting.. This includes any sets or props used or album samples touched.
Sessions and/or meetings will have an adequate amount of time between them to allow for cleaning and sanitizing.
indoor studio or in home sessions
I will be wearing a mask your entire session.
For boudoir clients, sessions will be spaced 1 hour between each other to allow for proper cleaning and linen changes. I have a UV light sanitizer as well as other cleaning products to clean all surfaces used for the session.
For newborn/baby/child photography, I will not be doing any kind of posed newborn photography with the babies, those will be strictly lifestyle to maintain distance and limit any touching/interaction. These policies are only during the COVID19 State of Emergency so as soon as that is lifted I can go back to normal with those sessions. You will still receive photos of baby but you will have to move/position them and most will be of baby in your arms.
If this is a problem I can transfer your deposit/payments to another session in the future for up to 1 year and I can send you the referral to my friend who is still currently doing modified posed newborn.
outdoor session policies
You will need to sign a waiver prior to your session. The waiver outlines the sick policy, rescheduling policy and what I am doing to keep you safe!
I may be wearing a mask your entire session, you are not required to wear one outdoors.
In different circumstances hugs and handshakes would be welcomed but right now the rule is 6ft apart.
Most outdoor locations require a permit application and/or fee or permission from the property owner, you are responsible for ensuring we can shoot at the outdoor location you choose.
COVID-19 Wedding Policies
CAN I RESCHEDULE MY WEDDING DUE TO COVID-19?
Couples immediately affected by COVID19 government shut-downs may only transfer their existing contract and reschedule their wedding date one (1) time without having to pay a new retainer fee. If I am unavailable for the new wedding date please refer to your contract for cancellation terms.
DOWNSIZING YOUR DAY
You definitely do not have to reschedule your wedding day, in fact many couples are choosing to KEEP their wedding date. Instead of rescheduling, they are now 'downsizing' their weddings, having less guests and cutting options to fit within the new social gatherings guidelines. In the event that any 2020 couple wants to decrease the size and coverage hours of your wedding, you can 'downgrade' your wedding collection with me. We all are being affected by COVID19 and we ALL have to make changes/sacrifices due to the pandemic, downsizing your wedding might be one that you will have to make unless you are going to reschedule your date.
Client paid $1,855 towards their June 24th 2020 wedding but is now having to downsize their wedding due to social gatherings restrictions and therefore changing their wedding day up a bit. Client now only wants 4 hours of wedding coverage with 1 photographer (totaling $2,000+tax). Client will only be responsible for paying the difference of $145+tax towards the new collection totaling $2,000+tax of the $1,855+tax credited towards it.
RETAINER PAYMENT + PAYMENT DUE DATES
Your original retainer payment and any payments made are applied to your new wedding date. All of your payment due dates will remain on the same schedule outlined in your original contract unless otherwise specified. If you choose to reschedule your wedding to a date I am not available, please refer to your contract for cancellation terms.
If you have questions about your wedding as it pertains to COVID19 or would like to reschedule please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.