Covid-19 Updates

Last updated November 2020

My goal is to always be understanding, easy-to-work-with, and flexible during all this COVID-19 chaos. I operate my photography business with core values of honesty, transparency, and respect. Your health and well being are my absolute TOP priority. I want to help ease your minds going forward, so you have one less thing to worry about at this time. Please know that I am keeping up to date with all WHO and CDC recommendations and their travel advisories. I am also keeping a close eye on my own health, to make sure I don’t contract the virus or spread it.

How I will help:

  • I will be flexible with you about cancellations and postponements than it states in my contracts. There are still many unknowns right now due to COVID-19, and I want to help make photography one less stressful thing to worry about :)

  • I will wash my hands thoroughly before every photo shoot and sanitize my hands periodically during every photo shoot.

  • I won’t shake your hand or hug you when we meet. We can just awkwardly wave or fist bump, haha ;-P

  • I will keep my distance during our photo session as much as possible, unless you request a specific shot that requires me to get closer. I will be sure to choose lenses that let me stay a little further away if that makes you more comfortable.

  • I will wear a mask during sessions, if preferred.

  • When it comes to payment, I accept the following:

    • Cashier's check or money order (no personal checks at this time) - payment will be exchanged at the very end of the session immediately after session completion.

    • If you would like to pay online via Paypal, Chase QuickPay/QuickPay with Zelle, Cash App or Venmo - ​we will complete the payment together at the very end of the session, before parting ways (to ensure it is done correctly and the payment goes through).

  • If you would like to get together and discuss further details/ideas, I will give you the option to video chat via Google Meet, Skype, or Facebook Messenger as well as meeting over coffee/lunch in person. You are also of course welcome to just call me via telephone number at 321.345.8083.

  • I will be honest with you about my own health and my travel schedule.

  • I will minimize my personal exposure to large events, sick people, and crowded places as much as possible prior to your photo session.

Coronavirus FAQ for portrait clients:

  • Postponing your photoshoot due to Coronavirus: If you need to delay your photoshoot due to circumstances caused by the virus, please reach out as soon as possible, and I can send you a list of new date options. Don't worry, your deposit will transfer to the new date and will still go towards the cost of your photography package.

  • Canceling your photoshoot due to Coronavirus:  If you absolutely feel the need to have to cancel your session because of the virus, I can only return 50% of your deposit. 

  • What happens if YOU get sick before our photoshoot? If you are feeling unwell (cough, fever, body aches & even extreme allergies) before a photoshoot, please call or email me, and we can postpone it until you are healthier! Seriously, it’s not a problem at all - just please inform me instead of showing up sick!

  • What happens if I get sick before our photoshoot? If I feel sick (cough, fever, body aches or even extreme allergies) before your photoshoot, I will inform you as soon as possible and ask how you would like to proceed. I vow to be honest with you about my own health, so that you can make an educated decision.

    • Here are two options:

      • We can postpone the photoshoot by several weeks, to allow me to get well. The deposit will transfer to the new date.

      • If you cannot postpone, we can cancel the photoshoot, and I will return the deposit in full.

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