Here we are almost 6 months after we shut down and started obsessively binge watching Netflix. Covid for us started on March 18.
We were in Arkansas shooting an engagement session for our friends who were getting married in the coming months. We had been watching the news and knew that when we got home things were definitely going to change. And not just the difficulty we would have finding toilet paper.
We had several weddings cancel. In fact, all but the wedding for our friends in Arkansas and the two weddings we had scheduled for October, either cancelled or rebooked. Grad sessions increased. Lots of parents had been waiting to book and were taking advantage of our daytime flexibility. We also knew families wanted photos but didn't want to do a longer session, so we created our Portraits on the Porch sessions. 15 minute sessions on your front porch or in your backyard. We did 8 on Mother's Day.
The other big change for us was using and working with masks. Adjusting how we held our cameras and used our equipment was new and interesting. Making sure we didn't jump in to fix the errant hair or pulling a piece of lint off someone. Social distancing is the norm now.
We are starting to see things pick up. We are booking some smaller weddings - see our new Micro wedding pricing on our new pricing page. We have several family photo sessions booked for fall.
We are committed to following all CDC guidelines and those of professional photography organizations. We will be masked for your session. We will do our best to be 6 feet away from you (some photos require us to get a bit closer). We will make sure to sterilize any equipment that you come in contact. We are personally limiting our exposure by only going out for necessities and limiting social contact. We want to you and us to be safe. So we ask that you reschedule your shoot if you are sick. That you also arrive with a mask on and remove for the photos. And of course keeping that social distance.
It is certainly a new and interesting time for us as photographers. We think this is a great time for those family photos you have been putting off. We hope we can be your photographers.