Last week, I got to meet this sweetheart! Welcome to the world, Payton! She did great and totally rocked her first ever photo session. Of course, her pups, Stella and Lucia had to join in the fun, too. What a fun way to start the year -- congrats again to this lovely family!
I ended 2020 with the sweetest couple on the planet.
Somy and Aman had made wedding plans in 2020, but ended up holding off once COVID-19 hit. Even though their plans changed, that didn't stop them from being joyful or hopeful. Dancing around the Cleveland Cultural Gardens while laughing and joking, you wouldn't have known it was 30 degrees in Cleveland from their photos.
Thank you, Somy and Aman, for such a fun time!
Updated: Jan 28
If you are on this page, you are most likely navigating your wedding planning in the midst of the COVID-19 Global Pandemic (sending virtual hugs!).
(My dog, Frodo Waggins, also sends hugs!)
First and foremost, I want to tell you I AM HERE FOR YOU. Even if we haven't met, you haven't booked, and you're currently all over the place with your plans.... I am here.
Here to tell you things will eventually be OK, offer you flexibility and options, and to help give you the resources you need to succeed as you move forward with your plans.
Being a friend, not a vendor, is totally my jam, and helping you through this is no different!
Here are 6 things I am doing to help and support all couples during COVID-19!
1. My contract allows you to move your wedding date in case you need to reschedule.
That's right, friend. If something happens with orders from the state or federal level, I work with you to find a new date at no extra cost to you. It's stressful enough having to move all of your plans, it shouldn't mean more money coming out of your bank account. I'm not a bank or a bill collector -- I'm a friend who wants to help you as much as I can. We can figure it out together.
2. I'm offering a complimentary one-hour session to ALL 2020 wedding couples!
Why? Because I know that even if the ban is lifted, for safety reasons, elderly family and friends might not be present at your ceremony. This complimentary session allows you to schedule a time to get fancy again and ensure you get those special photos with the ones you love.
3. I'm offering custom payment plans.
Right now, everyone's financial situation is changing, and I feel for you. If you are unable to pay your original balance all at once, I am offering a ton of flexible payment options based on what works best for you and your situation.
4. I'm wearing protective gear to your weddings.
Minimizing any potential spread and keeping you and your family members safe is my priority. That's why I will be wearing a protective mask whenever I am photographing (and ONLY photographing at ceremonies that meet the state and federal restrictions). Additionally, I use long-range lenses that allow me to get beautiful photos without compromising your safety.
5. I have backups for my backups!
It's nerve-racking trying to think of all the "what ifs?" That's why I ALWAYS have a backup photographer, second photographer, transportation, equipment, etc. ready and on hand in case something happens. Even before COVID-19, being overly prepared is part of who I am!
6. I will connect you to other fabulous wedding professionals!
I am so grateful and thankful for all of the many talented and wedding professionals in the Cleveland area. If your plans change and you need help finding more wedding pros (DJ, Florist, MUA, etc.!) I am more than happy to connect you with some amazing friends in the industry who I've worked closely with and trust.