May 22, 2020
Hi Friends, I am updating our blog post to let you know my studio’s strategy to protect you and your family during this Coronavirus outbreak. Currently photography sessions are being scheduled for summer on a limited basis to protect you and your family, as well as to protect my own family.
Please know that we will do the same to protect you and your loved ones as we will do for our own.
I am keeping apprised of updates and changes via trusted news outlets and the CDC. I have determined our current course of action to disinfect and mitigate disease transmission as thoroughly as possible utilizing the CDC’s guidelines for prevention and treatment and are also taking the following steps to protect you, your clients, and our own families.
- We did a top to bototm cleaning of teh studio including wiping down all surfaces with a bleach solution and paying extra attention to high traffic areas like doorknobs, light switches, counters and bathrooms.
- All studio gear is wiped down with clorox bleach wipes after each session.
- All In-Studio Pre-consultations are not done using video calls. I can still show you around the studio and discuss all of the options. It is quite fun!
- All In-Person Image Reveal and Order Sessions are now done via video chats.
- Jennifer and Sarah will take their temperature before a session, and we ask that you do the same.
We will continue our longstanding policy of laundering any backdrop or item used or even just touched by a client during a session. We will continue our practice of if either Sarah or myself have a cough or feel ill, we will not come to work and will cancel your session.
We will endeavor to keep the space as clean and germ free as possible. All who come to the studio will be asked to wash their hands upon entering excluding infants. I will be wearing a mask at all times. After a client leaves we will be wiping the surfaces, mopping and disinfecting all common areas.
Though we love providing light snacks, espresso and other beverages to our clients, we will be temporarily suspending this amenity in order to further protect your health. Please plan on bringing any beverages/snacks you may require.
DURING YOUR TIME WITH US
On the day of your session, we ask that you please take your temperature that morning before leaving your home. If you or anyone in your family is sick, please advise us immediately and we can reschedule your session at no cost to you.
When you arrive at the studio, we request that everyone aside of small infants thoroughly wash their hands. We will also wash our hands when we arrive to the studio and again after you arrive. Should anyone cough/sneeze/use the restroom/etc mid-shoot, they should wash hands. There is a sink in our studio for hand washing and hand sanitizer is available.
We are will continue with our ‘no shoes’ policy in the studio area. When you arrive, if reasonable, please remove your shoes and leave near the desks. We will also be removing the shoes we arrive to the studio in and switching them out for ‘studio shoes’ (spoiler alert: it’s slipper time, guys!).
We will continue with our “no shoes” policy in the studio area.
RESCHEDULING AND CANCELLATIONS
Should you, your family member, or anyone close you come in contact with start to exhibit the symptoms of Corona Virus, please contact us by email, text, Facebook, Instagram, or phone to reschedule your session. We promise to make it work and would rather play it as safe as possible.
Thank you and I hope you stay healthy and safe.
Jennifer Loomis. Lead Photographer, Owner
Fine Art Black and White Maternity and Family Photographer