Update for July 2020: Although I had hoped to wait until Phase 3 to reopen, it doesn't look like we'll be reaching Phase 3 anytime soon and it's time to get back to shooting. I am confident that by following the policies I've listed below getting together with clients outside will be entirely safe during Phase 2. However, if at any time you feel uncomfortable getting together we can cancel or reschedule as needed. Please email me at email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns.
After much thought, I have decided to start shooting again when King County has reached Phase 3 of the state's reopening plan. Although photographers may be legally allowed to begin work in Phase 2, out of an abundance of caution and frankly the sanity of my own family (I simply can’t give you or your photos the focus you deserve without some form of care for my wild kiddos), I feel much more comfortable planning for an end of June (hopefully!) restart date.
If we had a session scheduled for this spring, I will be in touch to reschedule. I hope to get you on the calendar as soon as possible! And for those of you who were already planning a summer or fall session with me, I’d love to touch base. If at any point you feel uncomfortable with a session this year, absolutely no worries. Or if my fall clients are worried about a second wave, I am happy to meet with you this summer instead. Please let me know your thoughts so that I can make a plan that works for all. And please take a look below at the safety policies I’m putting in place for the remainder of the year.
Unfortunately, at this time, I cannot accept any new bookings for 2020.
LeahB Photography Health and Safety Policies
No symptoms of sickness. If I or anyone in my household is sick within a 14 day span of your session we will reschedule (unless we've received a negative test result). I ask the same of you. I will be extremely flexible with any rescheduling needs.
At least six feet of distance at all times. I will be using a longer focal length lens for my sessions this year. This means I can be farther away, but still capture intimate family moments.
No pets at this time
I will be wearing a mask. Obviously, I cannot ask you and your family to wear a mask for your session (although one shot with everyone doing so may be a fun marker of the times), but I will be sure to have one on myself.
Also, as a quick note, I completely understand if professional photos aren’t in the cards for you this year. You can still support my small business by leaving a review, sharing past photos, or following me on social media. And please don’t forget to take some of your own photos this year. Life may be tough right now, but we’re living history and it’s a time we’ll never forget. (For tips on taking great photos, and getting in those photos, check out my last blog post). Stay Safe!