COVID-19 Safety Plan (Spring 2021 Update)

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It feels surreal to think we’ve been living in this COVID world for a year now. I’m happy to say that I will be FULLY VACCINATED by mid-March! Although it doesn’t mean much is changing as far as my COVID policies and procedures (out of an abundance of caution for you and your family!), I want to take the chance to update you on my current status and safety policies.

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Good hygiene, please!

First and foremost, I always wash my hands. I did well before hand soap and sanitizer flew off the shelves, actually. During this outbreak, I’m making extra sure that I preface any session with good hygiene for everyone’s sake. Being outdoors and capturing your family in their most natural setting without true “posing” makes it super easy to keep my distance and stay hands-off.

Are masks (still) required?  

Yep. I’ll be wearing my mask when I greet you and do anything that requires that I get closer than 8 feet to your family. If we’re outdoors, I will likely lower it when I get further back to actually take the portraits, so that you can both hear me and everyone is able to feel more relaxed. Sessions will still be zero contact…we’re not quite in the clear for lots of hugs and handshakes just yet!

Sick/Cancellation Policy

If anyone is experiencing coughing, shortness of breath, or any other symptoms, we will reschedule for at least two weeks later. Additionally, if anyone in your family has recently tested positive for COVID-19, please let me know and we will reschedule. Although I know it can be frustrating to reschedule, your health and mine (as well as my family’s) is of the utmost importance. 

If you aren’t feeling well or you’re dealing with other emergencies, let me know. I’m happy to be flexible with rescheduling your session. By making sure we don’t spread germs, we’ll make this outbreak a little bit easier for everyone. Please just let me know if you want to reschedule or need other accommodations.

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Vaccination policy

Although I will be fully vaccinated by April, I will continue to follow distancing guidelines and good hygiene before, during, and after your session. If you express that your family is fully vaccinated as well and you are ready to re-negotiate any of the above practices, please let me know and we’ll work out the details so everyone feels safe and comfortable. But otherwise, all restrictions will continue to be followed. 

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I’m so thankful to everyone who has made it possible for me to stay in business through COVID-19. Together, we can continue to fight the spread of COVID. I appreciate your understanding and support!

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