Firstly...how are you all doing? This is such a strange and worrying time for us all at the moment during this global health pandemic. Covid-19 has turned the world we know upside down and I think we are all doing brilliantly in coping with how our lives have changed. Whether you have been attempting to home school, welcomed a new baby into your family or have been trying to work from home...you are all doing such a great job and should be proud of yourselves. I want to also thank so many of you who are key workers and have been working so hard to keep us safe, often making huge sacrifices to yourself and your families.
This week there have been a couple of changes to our lockdown in England and I just wanted to answer a few of questions you may have regarding our plans at the studio. We are following the government guidance and information very closely but every decision we make for our business is based on what is best for our clients health and safety. We wanted to make it very clear that despite the financial implications to our business...we refuse to risk anything that may harm anybody. Taking any portrait session whether it be at the studio or going to our clients homes or gardens, is not something that we feel it is safe to do yet. By doing these shoots we also feel that we would be disrespecting our health workers that have put their lives on the line to protect us. Despite what some in our industry feel, photo sessions are not essential work and I have been disappointed to see adverts for photo shoots after the prime ministers address on Sunday.
I would never forgive myself if any of my clients or children were to fall ill after participating in a portrait session with us.
You have all had to make so many sacrifices over the last 7 weeks. Grandparents haven't been able to meet the new additions to your families and birthdays haven't been able to be celebrated in the same way you would have liked. With this in mind, the last thing I would want to do is plan anything in my business that may contribute