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WEDDINGS +ELOPEMENTS

PERSONAL STATEMENT

           Hi everyone! 2020 has been such a roller coaster for everyone. Couples have had to postpone or cancel weddings and vendors have been scrambling to keep up with all of the changes, new mandates, etc. It hasn't been easy for everyone. I wanted to create this space to provide COVID19 guidance as it pertains to my business. If you are one of my existing clients, you know that I am big on transparency and I want to be as forthcoming as possible. Of course, if the information below does not answer your questions feel free to reach out anytime! 

          Please note that STATE mandates are fluid and continue to change. Likewise, the limits of what vendors can do changes with it. I love my job and all of the amazing couples and families that have entrusted their moments with me. This means people from all walks of life, backgrounds, and all have their own sets of circumstances. I am also a mom of two amazing little kids for whom I wish to stay healthy. For this reason, I will do my best to social distance, wear masks, gloves when necessary, and adhere to safety guidelines put forth by health professionals

RESCHEDULE POLICY

DATE AVAILABILITY - Existing clients, if possible PLEASE check in with me regarding availability for your new date when rescheduling. 2021 is booking very fast and I cannot guarantee that I will be available. I can give you my availability to coordinate with your other vendors.

ANNOUNCEMENT MINI's - Existing clients who have already done their engagement session: I am offering complimentary Announcement Mini's! Here are the details:

  • 20 Minute Photoshoot

  • Location - Annapolis, MD

  • 10 High Res Digital Files

These are perfect for new wedding announcements to let your guests know what's going on!

What are the restrictions for the DMV? Here is a wonderful article that talks about the restrictions affecting weddings in the Maryland Area. Please note that the situation changes all of the time and this information may not be the most up to date at the time you are reading. Feel free to Google Search "Current Wedding Restrictions for YOUR STATE."

We are cancelling, what now? You will have to reach out to me to move forward with cancelling your booking. Please note that the cancellation policy in the original contract is in effect even for COVID19 Related cancellations. This means that your retainer is still non-refundable among other stipulations set forth in this section. You will have a credit on file to use for any other photography services you wish to acquire (elopement/small ceremony/portraits/gift voucher). Thank you for understanding!

FAQ

TRAVEL/DESTINATION WEDDINGS 
2020-2021

  I AM NOT BOOKING WEDDINGS OUTSIDE OF THE DMV AREA  
 DMV: DC, MARYLAND, VIRGINIA

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NEWBORN +MATERNITY

MATERNITY

SPECIAL REMARKS - There are no specific changes to maternity bookings. I advise all expectant mothers, especially those who are high-risk, to take the necessary precautions when choosing to do an outdoor photo session vs an in-home session.  Like with any other session, I will do my best to social-distance in addition to wearing a mask during our session.  Cancellation/Reschedule policies outlines in the original portrait contract remain in effect even for COVID19 related changes.

NEWBORNS

FRESH 48 Mini's - (2020-2021) I am temporarily discontinuing these sessions.

SPECIAL REMARKS - I will not hold/touch babies or touch parents during newborn sessions. I will wear a mask and clean gloves for the duration of our photo session. No worries, closeups can still be achieved with zoom cameras ;)

RESCHEDULE - If you no longer feel comfortable doing newborn photos. You will receive a session voucher to use for up to one year from the scheduled session date.

Helen is a portrait and wedding photographer based out of Annapolis Maryland serving MD, Virginia, and DC areas. She is available throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico.