ADP’s COVID Game Plan
As NYC begins its phased reopening, Alexa Drew Photography is officially back in action with outdoor photoshoots as of June 10th, 2020 and in-home photoshoots as of July 6th, 2020. It has been over 3 months since my last in-person shoot, making this an unbelievably exciting announcement to make!
Safety + compliance have always been my #1 priority during this unprecedented time and that will not change as I reopen. This is why I pivoted my business to 100% virtual since the beginning of this crisis + followed all of the stay-at-home orders outlined by our state. As I reopen, I will be doing so with caution + adhering to the below guidelines to ensure we all move forward safely.
SESSION AVAILABILITY + BOOKING
My calendar is currently open + available for bookings. A specific date will be selected + confirmed upon receipt of the deposit at the time of booking, but with the understanding that the shoot date may shift based on any changes to stay-at-home orders or shifts in phases issued by NYS.
I will be driving myself to every photoshoot, which will help me avoid using public transportation/Uber which can increase risk of exposure.
SAFETY + HEALTH PROTOCOL for OUTDOOR SHOOTS
I’m a hugger so this one is a toughie, but all families will be greeted with air hugs + a wave from a safe distance. Social distancing of at least 6 feet + facemasks will be required while walking to our shoot location during all outdoor sessions.
Once we arrive at the shoot location, families can remove their facemasks + should maintain social distancing from me. I understand that young children may not completely understand this rule so I will do my best to keep my distance while they're running around having fun!
All posing will be directed by me from a safe distance of at least 6 feet. I will do my best to articulate exactly how to position yourself + your family, as well as note when clothing or hair needs rearranging.
During the session, families typically like to look at a few photos from the back of my camera (to make sure they love how they look obviously!). This will still be permitted, however facemasks will be required to be put back on. I will hold the camera and scroll through the photos myself while you look through some sample photos.
SAFETY + HEALTH PROTOCOL for INDOOR SHOOTS
Prior to my arrival, please wipe down surfaces throughout the living room + bedrooms with disinfectant. For newborn sessions, key surfaces include the living room coffee table, master bedroom dresser, + all door handles. For cake smash sessions, the key area is the living room floor where I plan to lay out my backdrop.
Upon my arrival, I will immediately wash my hands + continue to wash my hands frequently throughout the shoot (this is something I've be doing before times of COVID so this procedure is nothing new!). Please have facemasks on as I arrive at your home, while we are greeting each other, + preparing to begin the shoot. Once we begin shooting, your facemasks can of course be removed, however I will wear my facemask during the entirety of the session. When you are not being photographed, during solo shots of the children for example, please put your facemasks back on.
For newborn sessions, I will swaddle the baby myself before we begin shooting but will leave all shushing, rocking, + other forms of soothing the baby to you in order to keep a distance as much as possible during the session.
All other procedures listed in the 'outdoor shoot' section should be followed for indoor sessions.
If you or a family member experience any of the following symptoms within 48 hours of your session it is important that you call, text, or email me to reschedule your session:
There is no fee for having to reschedule! This is for everyone’s health + safety.
ADDITIONAL TIPS TO A SUCCESSFUL OUTDOOR FAMILY SHOOT
Please find below a list of suggested items to bring with you to your shoot:
Thank you so much for your continued support and understanding during this challenging time.