The pandemic has shifted a lot of peoples plans over the last year. I know that it must be incredibly frustrating planning an event during this time. I’ve put together this guide to help us all of this.
Number one question everyone's asking - Will you still photograph our wedding?
If it’s legal and safe, yes.
Social Distancing: I will use lenses so that I am able to stay 6 feet away from all your guests. Are usually try to get photographs of your guests while they are seated at the dinner table. But if it's unsafe for me and I cannot stay 6 feet perimeter around me during that time. Not all attendees may not get photographed.
The portrait session after the ceremony should be fine so long as there is enough space for me to stand away from such a large group. When it comes to your large family group. I will countdown from three so everyone can take their mask off and hold her breath and smile for the photo and then everyone can put their mask back on. It is important that we try to stay as safe as we possibly can during this time.
Photography Impacts: Some aspects of the wedding will need to be photographed differently than usual.
Reception & Dancing - This is not allowed until phase 4, and I will not be able to photograph from the middle of the dance floor. They find me standing on top of chairs and shooting with a longer lens to get more of those close-up shots that I normally get otherwise.
Getting ready - Try avoid tight or small spaces, we may move some parts of this to more open areas or plan getting ready in phases.
Cocktail hour and speeches - Usually walk around tables and hide in the crowd to get those truly special canon shots. You will most likely be seeing more of me around the space.
Ceremony - I do everything I can to stay out of the way of your guests view during your wedding, but I see a little bit more of me than I would like. Stay in 6 feet away during a ceremony can be challenging but I will do everything I can to capture the beautiful moments.
Portraits - I will be directing the groupings from 6 feet or more away depending on how large your group is. If adjustments to bowties, boutonniere’s, wedding dress, or hair. I will let you know if I see something or have one of your bridal party members help me make the adjustments.
Truth be told with this pandemic, your wedding photos are going to look different during, since I will be much more limited in my movements than normal.
Face Masks: I will wear a mask during weddings.
Hire a Planner: Yes HIGHLY recommend hiring a wedding planner/coordinator if you haven’t already. There's several reasons why. One all of your bridal party can focus on getting ready and spending time with you before you get married. To you do not have to ask a family member to help you organize large groupings and set up tables and delegate where the cake is going to go and flower arrangements. It is simply less stressful having someone to even working with to make sure everything is in the right place at the right time. Covid has put a lot more people under stress at these times so if you can find a way to leave as much stress as possible everyone will be a lot happier.
Staying Healthy: If I were to start exhibiting symptoms of Covid-19 or have to self-quarantine and your event is within 14 days you will have the option to cancel your booking and receive a refund or I will have an associate photographer work at your event in my place.
Turnaround Times: 2021 turnaround times due to the high volume of weddings. Receiving a full gallery may be pushed out 1 to 2 weeks.
Fees: There is no rescheduling fee for your first reschedule. Your retainer will be applied to your new wedding date. If you choose to reschedule a second time, a new retainer will be required to reserve a new date.
Cancelations: If you choose to cancel your wedding instead of rescheduling, your non-refundable retainer may be used toward other photography services within the next three years.
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