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 2020 with COVID-19? How will COVID-19 change wedding photography? I’m here to be crystal clear.
Weddings & Elopements for 2020:
I am currently open and scheduling photo sessions and weddings/elopements with less than 25 persons and in full compliance with CDC, state and local guidelines for COVID-19.
Potential Couples: I am booking 2020 weddings and elopements that will be taking place with less than 25 guests. All celebrations must take place outside or have a modified indoor plan to minimize coverage inside. While inside, masks must be worn by all individuals and social distancing must be enforced/followed.
Current Couples: All 2020 and 2021 couples are receiving monthly updates on my policies, flexible date rescheduling and cancelation policies. They are also receiving updated info as local, state and CDC guidelines change and how that will effect them potentially. All my weddings with more than 40 guests have rescheduled and I currently have had zero cancellations. As always, you can text or call me at 203-513-9377.
None of my 2020 couples who are rescheduling due to COVID-19 are paying any rescheduling fee or other fee.
Weddings & Elopements for 2021:
I am currently open and reserving wedding dates for 2021 couples who agree to be in full compliance with CDC, state and local guidelines for COVID-19 at the time of their wedding.
I have settled on a unique way to give my potential couples maximum flexibility and yet maximum security of having their wedding date on hold. 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.
Engagements, Family Shoots & Proposals for 2020
Potential Couples: I am booking 2020 photo sessions with couples now! To ensure the health and safety of everyone, I have enacted safety measures that are outlined below. Scroll down to see my safety measures.
Safety Measures for All Photo Sessions & Celebrations with Less Than 25 Persons:
All persons must wear a mask or face shield at all times until given the go-ahead by Kelly to remove the masks for photos. Before moving to the next location, masks must be put on again.
Social distancing must be enforced, so no physical contact will be made (no hugs, which, I’m going to quietly weep about).
All persons taking place in the photo session or attending the celebration must complete a health questionnaire 24 hours prior to the session and sign a waiver concerning COVID-19.
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 14 days.
All photo sessions will be scheduled in locations and hours to maintain the highest degree of social distancing.
- Rain plans must take COVID-19 restrictions into account and must be ready for social distancing and mask use at all times indoors.
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