It is strange, if someone had said the word “Covid” to me at the start of the year, I wouldn’t have had a clue what they were referring to; and yet, in what is in fact a very short space of time, this word has become very powerful.
Moving forwards at this uncertain time, everyone’s safety during photo shoots, is paramount! I have carefully considered how photo shoots will proceed and have come up with the following protocols.
- A 5 meter distance will be maintained at all times (most photos are usually taken from 10 or more meters away, so there is no risk of contamination this way. Although general guidelines suggest 2 metres is adequate distance, having researched this further I found that depending on wind direction outside, 5m is a safer distance to adhere to.
- On all photo shoots I need someone next to me to encourage your horse’s ears forwards, so to prevent any risks here, my mum has agreed to attend all photo shoots and assist me with this. I also recommend that someone from your household is available to assist you with carrying clothing, helping with your horse(s) etc… as at this time we will be unable to do this.
- Any dogs on the yard must be kept on a lead at all times, this will prevent any indirect contact between us. If you are wanting photos of your dog, I can remove the lead from your photos.
- Photo shoot viewing sessions will take place online at this time, via a zoom call. you will be able to view all images and we can discuss your wishes as we would in an in person viewing session.
- Both myself and my mum will make a huge effort to avoid touching any gates, stables and other items on your yard to prevent risks of indirect contact.
Both my mum and I have had some heart complications in the past, so if you have any symptoms prior to the photo shoot, please do let me know in advance, I am more than happy to reschedule your shoot under these circumstances. I too will do the same if either myself or my mum are feeling unwell.
If you would like to add any additional precautions, please do let me know and I will gladly discuss this with you. It is so important to me that you feel relaxed and enjoy your photo shoot, so that we can capture wonderful images of you and your horse.
Thank you for reading and I look forward to meeting you and your horse at the photo shoot.