I am sure you have concerns about remaining safe and healthy at this time, too. I would like to share the current steps I am taking to ensure the studio environment remains safe and clean for your portrait session.
Until further notice: I will only be scheduling ONE studio session per day, to ensure ample time for thorough sanitization and cleaning between clients.
STUDIO CLEANLINESS AND PROTOCOLS
Studio cleanliness has always been, and is still a top priority and I take steps to avoid viral contamination, at all times. I would like to reassure you that I am taking all precautions advised by our county Public Health Department and the state of California.
I have implemented extra measures on top to safeguard our clients and to keep the studio safe for my clients. Some of these extra precautions include:
Deep cleaning of the studio before AND after every session, prior to new clients arriving.
Hard surfaces, door knobs, and client seating is cleaned with natural non toxic cleaners.
Floors are swept, mopped with a hospital grade cleaning solution.
Bathroom fixtures are cleaned and sanitized.
Requiring clients to reschedule if they feel unwell, even if it is mild.
Requiring clients to leave immediately if they present with a cough, fever or any other symptoms.
All hard props (bowls, baskets etc.) will be wiped down and sanitized before your session.
All fabrics, wraps or clothing will be laundered prior to use.
All hats, headbands, tiebacks or other items that will be used during the session will be steam sanitized prior to use.
The camera and lenses will be fully sanitized and wiped between each client.
I will be deep clean the studio before your arrival.
I will wash my hands with soap and water, and use hand sanitizer throughout the session.
We are not reusing props until they have been deep cleaned and left isolated for 48 hours after use.
I will be wearing a protective face mask during the session.
If I feel unwell, even mildy, I will contact you immediately to rearrange our session.
If I have been in contact with anyone who has a fever, cough or symptoms then we will inform you before the session, and discuss options for rescheduling or an alternative photographer.
For the time being, only myself will be present during the portrait session (no assistant, to comply with social distancing measures) and I ask that only the people being photographed be present.
**We will be updating this as required and following the current state guidelines closely.
If I (or anyone in my household) becomes unwell or comes into contact with anyone exhibiting symptoms, you will be notified immediately and we can reschedule for a better time. Photography By DeeDee is committed to protecting our clients at all times.
If you have any concerns or would like to chat further about booking a session or attending your portrait session, please send us an email from the contact page.
BEFORE YOUR SESSION WITH PHOTOGRAPHY BY DEEDEE :
If you or anyone in your household have been in contact with anyone with a cough or fever or if you feel unwell (even mildly) before your session, please contact us as soon as possible to reschedule. If anyone attending the session appears to have a cough, fever or other symptoms of a virus, the session will be halted and all clients will be asked to leave immediately.
We understand this may be an inconvenience, but it is of utmost importance that we do not allow a virus into the studio at this time due to the vulnerable condition of all our clients.
Please ensure you wash your hands well for at least 20 seconds before leaving your house.
Please bring your own snacks/food to eat during the session.
Bottled water will be provided.
DURING THE SESSION:
You will be asked to remove your shoes and coat at the door upon arrival.
You will be asked to wash your hands upon arrival at the studio.
Contact will be minimal and hand shaking is not recommended.
If you feel the need to cough, please step outside.
AFTER THE SESSION:
If you become unwell within 7 days after your session, please let me know immediately even if you feel it is only mild.
Please note: If anyone attending the session appears to have a cough, fever or other symptoms of a virus, I will need to ask to postpone the session with no exceptions.
It is important to let me know in advance if you are feeling unwell so I can reschedule your session to another time.
Thank you for helping me keep the studio a clean and safe environment for our our clients. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.