…. and overwhelming, and dangerous, and most of all it’s scary! There are a lot of unknowns! Living in New York City, once the epicenter of the Coronavirus breakout worldwide, I am feeling and reeling from the effects of COVID.
Back in the beginning of March, I began to make a plan to change the way I was doing business. I knew that while Coronavirus was hitting Italy hard, it would be hitting New York in no time. I emailed current clients and warned new clients: I would be proactively shutting down business March 15.
We've come a long way since March 15, but there's still so much unknown. While we wait for the vaccine, it's important that we come together (virtually of course) to look out for each other. And so because of that, I've made adjustments within my business to protect not only myself, but also you and all of your loved ones.
Your safety, my safety, the safety of our neighbors- it’s my number one priority. If that means taking a few months off, then so be it. We’re all in this together!
Since we don’t know how long this will last, I’m living under the mindset that we are all better safe than sorry. For that reason, I will not be booking any new sessions or weddings through the end of the year. 2021 sessions and weddings will be contingent on the positivity rate remaining low.
Once we are able to be in person again and shooting can resume, all sessions and weddings must follow CDC guidelines.
What that means for us is that I keep my KN95 mask on at all times. No indoor engagement sessions will be booked at this time. Should I need to meet you indoors for your wedding photos, I'll come inside, wash my hands immediately, and my mask stays on my face the entire time- regardless of how many feet away we are.
Speaking of keeping our distance... I've changed out my go-to lenses to allow me to shoot from a distance. You'll stay just as snuggled up with each other, don't worry. But I'll be keeping my distance and cheering you on from (slightly) further away.
Finally, I'm not shooting any weddings above 50 guests, and ask that my couples attempt outdoor venues when possible. I know that's not always an option, so please do reach out if you want to know more about what this all means for you.