October 9, 2020

COVID Update at Pretty Dreams Photography/Ottawa Ontario

Posted in: baby photography, Children, Dance, Magical, maternity, milestone photography, Newborn

Review of Studio and Outdoor COVID Policies

2020 has really been a trying year for all of us, but I’m so proud of how our community is working so hard at helping everyone stay safe, It’s not easy and I know its been hard adjustments for all of us, but with the second wave just starting I wanted to do another COVID update from Pretty Dreams Photography and go over what we have in place in our photo studio and what will be taking place with my brand new studio which is currently being built it’s looking amazing so far and I can’t wait for its grand opening..

Here is a quick reminder of what I have in place and will until things become normal again.

Currently, for October and throughout the fall and early winter we are accepting mainly bookings for outdoor sessions only. Did you know that fall and winter images are some of my very favourites and are truly magical with a fresh snowfall!! We bundle up the Little ones and create truly magical pieces outdoors.

dreamy fall images by pretty dreams photography

Exclusive limited Christmas Sessions In-studio will take place In November 2020. I had to make the choice to cut back on how many Christmas sessions would be available due to maintaining a safe environment and making sure there were 4- 5 days spread between each In-Studio Christmas session as they are very detailed. These Christmas sessions came at a first-come, first book basis, and are extremely limited sessions in a magical storybook style session and are now fully booked.

Keeping Everyone Safe:

I am truly excited to open up my brand new studio later this fall, I received a lot of emails asking about what my policies are, The New In-studio rules due to COVID will be abided or the session will be terminated or postponed. COVID measures apply for In-Studio and outdoor sessions.

Immediate family members will be the only ones allowed in the studio or during the Outdoor session, if for some reason another individual is required to come, I must have written notice and they must also self-screen and sign a waiver before entering the studio or joining the session outdoors. Parents will be required to be on hand and to assist with any in-studio wardrobe.

The studio will have a Dyson air purifier on at all times and will be disinfected and cleaned fully prior and post each session, including all props, couture gowns will be dry-cleaned or Fully washed prior and post-use depending on gown or wardrobe requested. no outdoor shoes will be allowed in the studio and hand sanitizer will be available in Studio and Outdoors.

We are committed to providing you with a safe environment, including maintaining safe social distancing my new studio has ample space as well as remaining masked for the duration of your session in the studio and outdoors and will be photographing at the appropriate distance yet giving you the magical experience and images expected from Pretty Dreams Photography. 

Safety is my very first priority. We are asking anyone not to be photographed to wear a mask during the session and when not being photographed, especially in the studio due to the new Ontario COVID regulations.

Pre-Session Covid Screening

Each client session will be sent a pre-session screening and waiver form which must be completed prior to the arrival on the day of your session. This will include screening for symptoms of COVID, checking your temperature, and asking about travel and possible COVID-exposure.

In the event that anyone in your household is experiencing symptoms, or has been instructed to isolate, we will work with you to re-schedule your session at the earliest date possible when you or your family member is healthy again. any non-refundable session fees can be transferred up to 10 months from the time of booking with a limited of 1 rescheduled time allotted.

Gallery Reveals and Ordering Appointments:

At this time to decrease exposure, any further gallery reveals and ordering appointments for 2020 will be done virtually and you will be contacted if necessary, all products will be shown during the actual session where you will be able to look over them and touch and feel them and see there beautiful and amazing museum quality and also again during the virtual meeting. This was a hard choice to make but I am so proud of all my clients for there understanding and they have run really smoothly.

I have enclosed the Guidelines I am following from the Professional Photographers of Canada so you can view where my guidelines are coming from . ” WORKING TO KEEP YOUR FAMILY SAFE AND OURS”.


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