• Holly


In case you're wondering about what I'm doing differently for COVID-19, here goes...

If someone has symptoms: If you have symptoms, or if someone you've been in contact with has symptoms, or has tested positive, we can't proceed with the session.

For privacy reasons, you do not need to tell me you're sick, but you can tell me you don't want to be at risk and need to cancel. I won't ask questions.

For sessions I've already scheduled, if myself, or anyone wanting to shoot are showing symptoms, or if any of us has been in contact with someone showing symptoms, or has tested positive, we won't shoot. We can reschedule, or cancel, whichever you prefer, but we can't proceed with symptoms/positive tests.

No symptoms: If nobody has symptoms, including myself, none of us has been in contact with someone that has symptoms or has tested positive we can shoot, unless our government puts more restrictions in place.

Bottom line: Unless one of us is sick, or if one of us has come in contact with a sick person, or someone that has tested positive, we can shoot ONLY if you're comfortable. But, please give me the same courtesy. If I feel the need to reschedule, or cancel, please respect my wishes too!

Here's what I plan to do during sessions:

I'll use hand sanitizer, which I do anyway. Along with bug spray, I tend to keep hand sanitizer on me for outdoor sessions, since there usually aren't any sinks around for hand washing. Plus I'll make sure I disinfect any chair or props, before and after each use, which I also do anyway..

Keep my distance. For outdoor sessions, I either use a 50mm lens and sometimes an 85mm, which makes it so I'm not all that close to my clients. Sometimes, my awesome clients give me a hug at the end of their session, but we'll have to skip hugging for now. :)

For mini sessions, I'll schedule more time in between families, so nobody comes in contact with each other. It'll also give me time to wipe down anything that can be wiped down.

I'll show you how to pose, by posing myself and having you mirror me, which I already do but I won't touch you, or your family... I typically find myself fixing hair, and positioning hands here and there, but I've put a stop to that.

Masks. I will need to see your face for your portraits, so leave any mask wearing to me! We'll be shooting outside and we'll naturally be social distancing, considering the fixed lenses I use.

No large extended family sessions at this time.

I'll stick to outdoor shooting, so we're not in a confined space together. We should skip the in-home sessions and I won't be using my home studio setup at this time either. Also, while I try to pick outdoor locations that don't have a ton of people, please remember that I can't control the amount of people at public locations.

Please don't hesitate to contact me with questions or concerns!

Photo for attention:

Holly Butler Photography | Coronavirus | Senior

Thanks for looking!!

On location portrait photographer, based in Poquoson, Va