Much of this is very surreal, as I am sure you can agree. It is especially surreal for those that own small business. We do not qualify for unemployment or stimulus packages. We can not thank you enough for all your support over the last few years and we can not wait to see you again in person at the studio. We sure hope this is short lived, but my gut says its going to be a few months.
In order to keep in contact with all of you we are doing a contest in our VIP group. Your COVID-19 Journey through images. We hope that you will participate. you can find the link over to the right in the side bar to join ! It is one post a day and you could win a free family session at our studio once we are allowed to reopen. By participating you are helping our content stay relevant on social media so that when we can reopen our posts stay in your new feed. This is critical for small business marketing. Thank you for helping us by playing along. We also love seeing all your images daily, it helps us feel connected to all of you.
In such a scary time, it is our duty to do our part. Please be sure you are social distancing and or just plain staying home. I get it, I do, I am VERY SOCIAL, but it is for the best. The more we do this the faster this will all be behind us
I am not a wedding photographer, but I know many who are. What a crappy situation, I hear ya, I get it. Please know, I am aware that some are still working and some photographers, even non wedding photographers are still offering services. I have received many many calls to take Easter photos or family photos during this time as many have loads of time available. I normally would state, " I am so sorry" but I will frank, I am disappointed that I can not serve you, but I am not sorry. I truly believe we should be following the recommended guidelines set by the state and county. We will not be offering services until the restrictions are lifted and our county allows non essential business to open again. Hang in there.
The other part of our life, is an essential business. That is agriculture. We are feverishly preparing for Plant 2020. I am not sure what that exactly will look like, but if there are no crops then you won't have food. So we are diligently figuring our game plans that include social distancing and safety. There are no hand washing areas in farming, unless you are at the shop. Many stay out for hours at a time with zero restroom facilities.
We are still in the studio office, as much as possible. Still developing images that are due and trying to deliver them. Friends, I will be honest, I am NOT a middle school teacher, and overnight I have become one. Teenagers are also not the most cooperative demographic either :) I have also run into some extreme internet speed issues. Galleries will be delayed. I am getting through them slowly, when I am not a teacher, however its taking on average 5 hours to upload a gallery for delivery. Please have patience with us.
Author: Kimberly Hannah
Farm Truck Photography