This is an unprecedented situation in the world right now with the COVID-19 pandemic..which is effecting all of us at home, work and socially. I personally am now trying to operate my home office, along with teaching Pre-k, Kindergarten and 6th grade boys..along with keeping them physically active and motivated..positive and having quality family time away from the TV and iPads!
In regards to photography and special events that were currently booked or with intention for the Spring months of April and May, it is necessary to consider that all celebrations and large groups of family and friends must move those events to late June or later in the year. Just because we can't celebrate on the DATE you originally had in mind, remember that you will still be able to celebrate the EVENT just at a different date moving forward in the year.
As far as private photoshoots of individuals, I am still booking one on one sessions out in the open at on-location areas where we have the ability to remain distanced and still capture certain milestones that might not allow us the opportunity to re-schedule (like seniors announcements, newborns and maternity shoots).
Obviously this is a first of it's kind situation, and we are all doing our best to be mindful of the health of each other and the desire to continue with some sort of normalcy. And coming from a self-employed household (both my husband and I), we have to consider ways to continue brining in some sort of revenue in a responsible manner to continue to provide for our family and the integrity of our businesses.
Unfortunately, our annual Bunny Easter shoots will not be occuring this April due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and all Moonstone beach shoots are still subject to change depending on the avaiable access to the state beach...we will keep you informed as things progress!
Shaver Lake & Huntington Lake Wildflowers: The high Sierras will be in full bloom! If you are planning a trip to the mountains to beat the heat, consider getting the whole family together and I can take you to one of my "specail" spots full of wildflowers, ferms and evergreens! Especially if you missed out in March-May from your annual family pictures do to the COVID-19 pandemic.
And I know its gonna sound CRAZY... but if you are planning to do any pictures this summer or fall in preperation for Christmas and Holiday cards..start considering your first choice location and color pallet so you can begin to build some ideas on outfits, props, and climate choices for the best use of your desired photo-shoot local...not to mention getting something on the calendar now so you get a prime spot!
PREMIER BRIDAL SHOWPLACE
Sunday August 16th we will be attending once again (I think this is like my 22nd year!?!?) the Premier Bridal Showplace at the Fresno Convention Center. If you are planning to get married in 2020, this is a great place to start by meeting other vendors, checking out the latest designs by local professionals, perhaps winning some great wedding deals...and of course coming by my booth to chat about your photo needs! My "Booth Special" will be a FREE Engagament Coffee Table Book (a $249.00 value) for all couples who book at the show!