Actions + Precautions I’m Taking
My family and I have been quarantining since March 15, 2020. We’re taking this seriously and will even be doing remote learning with our son because we’re still not comfortable with him attending school again. I began scheduling sessions and elopements at the end of June 2020. Aside from those sessions/elopements and our weekly curbside grocery pickup, we’re still taking quarantining very seriously.
I’m currently restricting consultations and client meetings to only video chats on Zoom. I’m wearing a mask to sessions/elopements/weddings, using and offering hand sanitizer, and maintaining distance. I do miss hugs and handshakes, but for now, I’m giving friendly waves.
Weddings for 2020
For the rest of 2020, I’m restricting myself to only weddings with a maximum of 50 guests (including me, officiant, etc.). I will not work with anyone (clients/vendors/venues) being irresponsible and still having weddings with 200+ guests. The health and safety of everyone, including myself, come first.
Postponement For 2020 Weddings
In the event that your wedding may be postponed due to COVID-19, please note that all retainers and any payments made are non-refundable. As much as I wish this wasn’t the case, my family and I rely on this income, and refunds will not be given as per the contract. However, your retainer can be used towards a new date instead. In the event of rescheduling your wedding or postponing, no additional date change fees will be applied. Your current package booking will be locked in and there will be no additional rate changes.
I’m doing my best to work closely with everyone as far as being flexible with date changes. My couples have been opting to schedule an elopement for themselves and then postpone their celebration with friends and family until it feels safe again. If you postpone and I am not available for the new date I will do my best to send an associate photographer. If an associate photographer was sent, I will still be editing the photos to keep a similar look edit-wise. However, if neither option works no refunds will be given.
Sessions for 2020
As of the end of June 2020, I have begun to photograph portrait sessions including engagements, elopements, intimate lifestyle, family photos, senior photos, etc. I’m still maintaining distance, wearing a mask, and using/offering hand sanitizer.
In the unlikely event that I am sick and unable to attend a wedding, I will send a capable associate photographer that I frequently work with. I will edit their photos to keep a similar look edit-wise. I have always had emergency plans set in place for illness or injury and these plans will not change. I’m grateful to work with an amazing network of photographers in San Antonio and Austin.
My Commitment to helping couples needing a photographer
If your previous photographer is unavailable to reschedule on your new date and you’re in search of a new photographer, please request a free consultation if your wedding is in 2020 and under 50 guests. If you were unable to reschedule a date with your previous photographer and lost your retainer in the process, I am happy to offer you a discount on wedding photography services based on the retainer you provided your previously booked photographer. Proof will need to be provided. As a photographer who only accepts 25 weddings per year, I do have more availability to offer than most photographers. I am happy to help if I can.