The health and safety of my clients and staff are of utmost importance as I begin re-opening for photography commissions.
Here’s how I’m going to ensure a safe working environment.
Before the Session: Planning a Safe Environment
- A planning call will take place to address questions and develop a plan to mitigate the risks of COVID-19 during the session.
- Additional paperwork regarding COVID-19 liability will be required. This is to protect all parties from liabilities in case an unknown transmission occurs while working together.
- Everyone connected to the session will be asked to complete a Health Screening Checklist prior to our scheduled shoot. The session will be rescheduled, without fee, in the case anyone self-identifies as a potential risk.
- All sessions will be held outside.
The Session: Working Together
- Physical distancing and reduced direct contact, as recommended by the CDC, will be maintained.
- Only people directly involved will be allowed to attend the session.
- All equipment will be thoroughly sanitized between clients.
- The Photographer and assistant will be required to wear a cloth mask. Clients not being photographed will be asked to wear a mask, as appropriate.
- Hand sanitizer, wipes, and extra masks will be available.
After the session: Proofing + Ordering
- If anyone connected to session develops symptoms or tests positive for COVID-19 within 5 days of the completion of the session, they must contact me. While all health information will remain anonymous and confidential, it is essential to notify participants of their possible exposure.
- Proofing and ordering of images will be completed through on-line photo galleries and video calls.
- All artwork will be shipped directly to your home.
- Centers for Disease Control COVID-19 website
- CDC: Personal and Social Activities Guide
- CDC: Covid-19 Symptoms + Online Self Checker
- Read: What to know about coronavirus and summertime activities, via Washington Post
- Read: How to determine what activities are safe and what's worth skipping, via Cleveland Clinic
- Listen: Assessing COVID-19 Risk as U.S. Reopens, via NPR Fresh Air
- Read: Coronavirus and how to reduce the risk of exposure, via World Economic Forum