Oof, what a wild ride this whole thing is. This is, without a doubt, one for the history books. While everything
But, here’s what I do know:
- I am on the side of my couples, first and foremost.
- I’m taking things project by project, to meet each couples’ needs individually.
Plans/Outline for Photography Date and Plan Changes (COVID-19)
- If I’m healthy, and you’re healthy, and we’re not rescheduled/postponed, know that I will be at your wedding. And I will keep my six foot distance, with clean gear and a stash of hand sanitizer.
- If you choose to keep your wedding date, but adjust your plans (smaller guest count, different venue, etc.), I will gladly work with you to create a new timeline and adjust our contract price accordingly. This also includes if you choose to have a small celebration on your original date, and a larger celebration later.
- If your wedding is rescheduled, and I am available for your date, I will apply payments you’ve made forward to the new date.
- If your wedding is rescheduled, and I’m not available for the new date, I can either hire someone to shoot for me, or we can cancel our contract.
- In my contract, there is a cancellation clause outlining that weddings cancelled within 30 days of the date are due in full — I am choosing not to enforce this clause in the contract for cancellations due to COVID-19. COVID-19 is unprecedented, and the contract wasn’t written with a pandemic in mind. It doesn’t seem right or fair to enforce a clause like this.
- In the event I get sick and am not recovered/healthy by your date, I will do everything I can to ensure you have a photographer. It’s time like these that I’m thankful for the great group of photographers in the Twin Cities — in March 2020, a group of us agreed to work with each other, and cover each other should one of us get sick.
- I am always, always willing to reschedule — and I still have some Saturday availability for 2020 and 2021. Let me know if you’d like a list of my dates. I’m open for elopements, micro weddings (down to a single hour minimum), or full day celebrations.
My COVID Safety Plan
- All equipment is sanitized and cleaned between photo sessions.
- I will wear a mask at all times for indoor sessions, and as much as possible while outdoors. I carry hand sanitizer with me in my bag, and will regularly sanitize throughout the day.
- I will always monitor my temperature and overall health before a session.
- In the event I get sick and am not recovered/healthy by your date, I will do everything I can to ensure you have a photographer.
- I will do everything I can to maintain the recommended 6 feet of social distance space. In some cases, I may approach for a close up, but will wear my mask and be quick about it.
- If there are details that need fixing, I will direct the significant other/someone already in contact to do it (whereas I would normally do this myself before).
- Unfortunately, there is no easy way to pose family members and wedding party members for six feet of social-distance photos in a way that looks like the photos we’re used to. As much as possible, photos with groups of people will be taken outdoors, and I will pose guests with as much space as possible.
- I will always respect an individual’s request to be socially distant. If someone would like space, we’ll take a composite photo (i.e., I will photoshop that person into the photo).
- It is the couple’s responsibility to talk with their immediate family members and wedding party members about their comfort level with social distancing and photos.