Professional photographers serve as the primary keepers of our world, national, and family histories. Prior to the mid-1800’s, almost everything we knew about our world was written by hand. However when we think of our world today, we think in terms of the images created by highly skilled professional photographers.
The importance of our shared safety requires us to maintain the safest environment we can, so we have prepared these guidelines for working together.
Adherence to State and Local guidelines
Above all, we believe in being good community citizens. We work cooperatively with state and local leaders to provide a safe environment for all. By adhering to guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control, we believe we can reopen photography businesses safely, and at the same time, contribute in to the emotional and financial healing process that needs to take place in a post-COVID-19 world.
Personal Protective Equipment
The use of PPE such as masks and gloves will be used while working with clients. This includes wearing of N95 masks, face shields, and gloves.
Social distancing / No touch
We will maintain social distancing, using no-touch posing methods.
Temperature checks and screening questions
Temperature checks will be conducted for each employee and assistant prior to each session. Screening questions could include:
- How are you feeling?
- Have you had a cough or any flu-like or COVID symptoms in the last 14 days?
- Have you been around anyone exhibiting these symptoms with the last 14 days?
- Are you living with anyone who is sick or quarantined?
Adherence to sanitation protocols
Standard sanitation protocols prior, during and after each event will include but not be limited to:
- Washing hands regularly before and after photographic sessions
- Sanitation of all equipment, props, chairs, benches with which a client may come into contact