Portraiture in a Pandemic – Safety Measures

July 23, 2020

On my list of things to do in 2020: Stand in a field of flowers.

Not on my list: Survive a pandemic. I can’t even say I’ve survived, yet, because we’re still in the throes of it. So what does that mean for portrait sessions?

If you’re thinking about scheduling a portrait session, do so based on the following:

  • Updated health orders by county. For example, Alameda County allows outdoor business activity if social distancing measures are respected.
  • Your own personal level of comfort.
  • The number of people that will be on the session.
  • Time of day you want your session. (Mornings are much less crowded on principle.)

Of course, orders can change, and the good thing is that a session can be rescheduled. I will work with you to make sure that it happens.

On my part, you can expect from me during your session:

  • I will be wearing a mask, of course.
  • I will not accept any work done indoors.
  • Typically on portrait sessions I will make adjustments to hair, clothes, and posing. Given the circumstances, I will not be doing this, but will direct you to make the necessary adjustments!
  • I use a medium-telephoto lens for all sessions (this was before COVID as well). This means that I can keep a fairly good distance while still making the photographs I love and you expect!

Please reach out with any questions!

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Paris & California strolls; plenty of flowers; stories; and looking for the beauty in the everyday. I hope you'll come along as I take the year to document the entirety of my home state!