It’s been three months since all photography was considered non-essential business and ordered to shut-down. Like many, it’s been a scary and depressing time for me. When I’m not creating something, there’s an emptiness that cannot be filled in my soul and it’s very sad. I’m so thankful and positive to see that we’re moving towards a little more normalcy but as we do so I remain cautious. It’s quickly becoming the new normal to wear a mask in public and to wash my hands so much that they’re cracked. As scary as this virus is knowing the damage it’s caused and lives it’s taken, it’s a virus- and unfortunately I don’t believe it’s going anywhere. So, now we have to find a new normal and learn how to contend with it.
With that being said, I’m taking extra precautions when shooting photography. I will wear a face mask. I will do the best I can to stay 6 feet away, but it’s a new normal for me and sometimes I might have to catch myself. It’s also going to be a slightly new way of shooting for me farther away. I will have hand sanitizer with me for every session and will sadly refrain from hugs, handshakes and high fives. It’s going to be a difficult transition to work with younger kids who don’t understand the restrictions but we’ll figure it out! I don’t want to miss another minute of capturing these beautiful fleeting moments any longer.
Here are some new restrictions I’m working to follow for all outdoor sessions:
And, here’s what it’s going to look like when I’m back in the studio: