How are y’all doing with everything? It’s incredible how much our normal, every day lives have changed in just a couple of weeks! I have been pretty quiet on social media – taking time to soak it all in. And I have been considering how this will affect our lives personally. Our kids are home from school for a couple weeks (though I feel it may be much longer). We are adjusting to temporary homeschool. My husband is still working full-time, just at home. So he’s staying busy helping UGA staff and students adjust to working online.

And then there’s my business. I’m so thankful that I have a job where I can choose to work or not work based on how things are going. I can make that decision for myself. It’s still hard though – as this is my only job and source of income. Spring is normally one of two very busy seasons for me. I know it will take a hit, and that’s ok. I also really miss seeing my sweet clients. I love and cherish those connections.

We have been very careful, as this virus does make me nervous. We have family with asthma and auto-immunity issues. We have stayed home as much as possible with no visitors. I also have to consider my clients’ health, especially since I work a lot with newborns, some older family members, and kids with health issues I may not know about. I’ve been contemplating what I should do about my business. So for now, here is what I’ve decided to stick to until some of this clears up.

  • No in-studio or in-home sessions.
  • No sessions in or near large groups (weddings, events, etc)
  • Shooting with plenty of distance between me and clients

What location options are safe? Here’s what I’d like to stick to:

  • UGA North Campus is more empty than it normally is during Spring Break, and I would feel comfortable shooting there. (It’s one of my favorite locations anyway!)
  • Another option is Watson’s Mill Bridge State Park.
  • We can also shoot outside at my house (we have a GREAT spot with evening light!). We live out in the country, so this would be the best location for the lowest risk of virus exposure.

So yes – I will continue providing my services for now. I understand many people will be financially burdened under the circumstances and unable to book a session. In that case, we can schedule a session when things get better. If you would like to and are able to book a session soon (it’s a great, safe way to get out of the house and have some fun!), please feel free to contact me!

I would love to stay more connected on social media, as this is a great time to really get to know each other! You will probably see more of our home life and maybe even live videos here and there. I would love to hear what *you* would like to see more of!

As always, feel free to contact me any time via email or social media. I look forward to hearing from you.

Stay safe and healthy!

Much love,
Alyssa