Photo sessions to reopen during COVID — Tacoma Family Photographer

The COVID-19 crisis has impacted us all and I truly hope this message finds you healthy and secure. I know how hard it is to be home with kids, working, homeschooling, house chores and projects all while trying to nurture our mental and physical health.

We all have a strong desire to get back to the new normal slowly and safely. I anticipate that I can start photographing families soon. And by soon, I mean June 1st!

THE OFFICIAL WORD IS THAT PHOTOGRAPHERS CAN START OPERATING AGAIN ONCE WE ENTER PHASE 2 OF THE WASHINGTON REOPEN PLAN!

If you have already booked a session between June 1st-September 1st you can assume that we won’t need to reschedule. I highly encourage those of you that love fall sessions to consider taking a summer spot just in case the virus spikes again in September. My annual Holiday Tree Minis will likely be scheduled for late summer/early fall. I’ll be sending out a newsletter to all my VIPs for first pick at time slots then posting to my Facebook and Instagram.

Only you know how much family portraits mean to you. Don’t miss the opportunity to capture your photos this year. The best part? Your holiday photos will be done wayyyyy ahead of time!

SAFETY WILL BE NUMBER ONE PRIORITY! HERE IS WHAT WE PLAN TO DO TO MAKE SURE YOUR FAMILY STAYS HEALTHY:

I will be wearing a mask to all outdoor Family Photography Sessions. For Newborn Sessions, I’ll wear a mask and gloves.

If I or ANYONE in my household has been sick in any way within a two-week span of your session date, I’ll contact you to reschedule. I ask that you do the same. I promise to make room for all rescheduling needs.

I will practice extreme hygiene and minimize touching you and your family during the session.

I will use longer focal length lenses so we can stay six feet away as much as possible which will still allow us to capture images that seem like we are closer.

I will schedule one photo session a day.

Family Photography is an investment in your family. It is an absolute privilege to be able to capture your family and I don’t take that privilege lightly ESPECIALLY after this crisis. This global experience has really shined a light on what matters: our loved ones. And after that, maybe toilet paper.


 

Coutsouridis Family – Tacoma Family Photographer

One early morning in September, I met with the Coutsouridis family at the Point Defiance Park and Pagoda. Chris’ parents were in town from Connecticut on their annual visit to see their 3-year-old grandson. We had a lovely session and perfect weather. I was grateful that the smoke from the wildfires of British Columbia had dissipated by then. Although it did create some interesting light, being outside made it difficult to breathe.

Before our session, little George found two treasures near the Pagoda: a purple crayon and a gray crayon. He held them tight the whole hour and they nearly stole the show! They had names and everything. I love little imaginations. They bring even the smallest ideas to life and cause us as adults to slow down. Lately, I’ve opted to take the passenger seat during my sessions (not backseat, because I still navigate!). This helps give the children a little bit of control and allows us to have a more relaxed, easy session.

I hope the grandma and grandpa Coutsouridis are able to visit again soon!