The effects of coronavirus and your wedding photographs, portraits and business photography – M

March 27, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

Dear Clients and prospective Clients,

I hope you and all your families remain in good health at this troubling time. Once this is over we can return to the happier moments like the ones pictured here.

Bubbles make a fun alternative to confetti, blowing here at Bramhall Hall

With us all experiencing this lockdown clearly I am not photographing anyone at present. I have turned my studio into a gym and yoga internet classroom and I am using my cameras to record my experience of the self imposed isolation sharing it on my wordpress blog.

It has been a difficult few weeks and the coming months over the spring and summer look equally challenging. I feel the government has let us down acting too slowly and when the guidance came it was unclear and ambiguous, leaving brides, groom and suppliers like me to make the decisions that really they should have taken. In the end I have been contacting people to offer my services for postponed dates, encouraging people to put off their weddings before the government eventually made the lockdown decision that brought a halt to weddings.

I have therefore tried to be proactive in making decisions I feel are in the best interests of my clients and myself, not to mention society as a whole.

I have relaxed my terms and conditions so that existing clients, should they need to, postpone their weddings, and I have offered to do transfer my contract with them to their new date if I am available. If I am not available I am giving a refund less my expenses up until the point of cancellation. My expenses are usually no more than the retainer paid at the original time of booking.

I am prepared to take further bookings which are hopefully after the lockdown and pandemic have passed. It is of course difficult to say when when this will be. The safest thing to say is that these will probably be for the end of this year and for next year too.

If you would like to book a free Skype consultation please message me to set up a time.

There will be an end to this, and it will come sooner if we self isolate and follow the reasonable guidance the government is putting out.

My very best wishes to all current and future clients.

Yours sincerely,

Richard

Bride and Groom departe reception beneath sparkler arch
We will return to much happier times
 

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