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I’m NOT the “show up and see how it goes” kind of photographer. I have always been in the nitty, gritty details with my couples because happy couples = happy, genuine photos.

How do you plan a wedding or elopement in 2021 with COVID-19? How will COVID-19 change wedding photography? I’m here to be crystal clear.

2021 Weddings and Elopements:

I am only booking outdoor elopements or weddings with less than 75 persons until July 2021.

If your wedding or elopement is after July 2021, you must agree to be in full compliance with CDC, state and local guidelines for COVID-19 at the time of your wedding. I currently have very few weekend dates left for 2021, so text me at 203-513-9377 to find out now if your wedding date is available.

Safety Measures for All Weddings & Elopements with Less Than 75 Persons:

  • All persons must wear a mask at all times until given the go-ahead by Kelly to remove the masks for photos. Couple’s will not have to wear a mask during couple photos, but Kelly will wear a mask at all times.
  • Social distancing must be enforced, so no physical contact will be made.
  • All folxs attending the celebration must complete a health questionnaire 24 hours prior to the session verifying they have not been exposed or tested positive for COVID in the last 10 days.
  • All photo sessions must be rescheduled if anyone involved has: fallen ill or has come in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 10 days.
  • Rain plans must take COVID-19 restrictions into account and must be ready for social distancing and mask use at all times indoors.

Resources:

See right now the 4 most important COVID-19 factors and what they are in YOUR super local area:

Country Wide: Covid Act Now is a project breaks down the 4 most important COVID-19 factors in both state and very local levels. The 4 factors are: reported infection rate, ICU beds availability, contact tracing ability and new tests coming back positive. https://covidactnow.org/

Are you in New York? View the current level of COVID-19 tests coming back positive by County:

New York: A Current dashboard to see on the state and very local level the percent of positive COVID-19 cases currently be reported: https://forward.ny.gov/percentage-positive-results-county-dashboard

Finally the CDC has released guidelines for weddings during COVID-19. You need to read this in full and talk to your partner about how to comply with all the rules to host an event and be responsible, awesome citizens:

CDC Guidelines for Weddings: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/large-events/considerations-for-events-gatherings.html

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