Hello friend. We are writing today to share our studio’s strategy to combat Corona Virus (COVID-19) in our photography studio.
Being that our client’s bestow on us the gift of spending time with their clients, brand new babies, children, pregnant mamas, and families, we want you to know we are not taking the current climate of health in Snohomish County lightly. We also have our own young children, some with chronic health issues, and family at home to think of. One of the photographers in our space is currently pregnant.
Please know that we will do the same to protect you and your loved ones
as we will do for our own.
Decision makers in our studio are keeping apprised of updates and changes via trusted news outlets and the CDC. We have determined our current course of action to disinfect and mitigate disease transmission as thoroughly as possible utilizing the CDC’s guidelines for prevention and treatment and are also taking steps beyond what is currently suggested in order to protect you, your clients, and our own families.
Tomorrow, March 4, 2020, we will have a thorough, top-to-bottom disinfection cleaning in order to give us a baseline of disinfection to work from. This will include wiping down every hard surface with bleach solution with a 10 minute contact time, liberal use of Lysol on soft/upholstered surfaces, and extra attention to high touch and traffic areas such as doorknobs, light switches, counters, and bathroom. We will also leave a diffuser running with essential oils known for their anti-microbial properties. We will wipe down our cameras and studio gear with alcohol wipes.
We will continue with our longstanding policy of wiping down and/or laundering every single item used during a session.
Keeping the space as clean and germ free as possible will be a team effort. Day use rental times will be extended by a complimentary 15 minutes. With that 15 minutes, we ask each person using our space to take the time to thoroughly clean beyond a quick clean. We will provide the cleaning supplies as recommended by the CDC. We ask each renter to ensure to pay special attention to high touch/traffic areas.
Should a renter choose NOT to do the cleaning we are requesting, we can do it for you at a $50 cleaning fee. We will be asking each renter if they wish to do the cleaning or employ our studio to do it for them.
Though we love providing light snacks, coffee, and beverages to our clients, we will be temporarily suspending this amenity in order to further protect your health. Please plan on bringing any beverages/snacks you or your clients may require.
During your TIME WITH US
When you arrive at the studio, we request that everyone aside of small infants thoroughly wash their hands. We will also wash our hands when we arrive to the studio and again after you arrive. Should anyone cough/sneeze/use the restroom/etc mid-shoot, they should wash hands. We ask that you do the same and help your clients and their children to do so as well. There are two sinks in our suite for hand washing: kitchenette and bathroom.
We are instituting a ‘no shoes’ policy. When you arrive, if reasonable, please remove your shoes and leave near the suite door. We will also be removing the shoes we arrive to the studio in and switching them out for ‘studio shoes’ (spoiler alert: it’s new slippers, guys!).
If reasonable, please leave your shoes at the door.
Reschedules and Cancellations
Should you, your family member, or anyone close you come in contact with start to exhibit the symptoms of Corona Virus, please contact us by email, text, Facebook, Instagram, or phone to reschedule your session. We promise to make it work and would rather play it as safe as possible.
If we, our families, or close loved ones get sick, and there isn’t another Studio Host available we will notify you ASAP.
We hope sharing this information offers you peace of mind in retaining our services for all your most important photography and business needs. After all, time isn’t stopping for Corona Virus and those clients still need you and your craft. Don’t let fear make you miss out on opportunity. We’re here for you!