Hightower Staten Photography Summer 2020 Covid-19 Statement
Beginning July 2020 we will be implementing several changes to keep your portrait session safe while still providing you with the quality you have come to expect and deserve.
We would like to reassure our seniors and their families that we are taking precautions & following the guidelines of the CDC. We have all been forced to change the way we live our lives and we would like to share with you what we are doing to ensure your safety and health. Please take a moment to read the guidelines listed below.
1: We will ask the following screening questions prior to your session: Have you had a cough? Have you had a fever? Have you been around anyone exhibiting these symptoms within the last 14 days? Are you living with anyone who is sick or quarantined? IF YOU ANSWERED YES TO ANY OF THESE QUESTIONS WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PHOTOGRAPH YOU, your appointment will need to be rescheduled (AT A MINIMUM OF 2 WEEKS OUT) for the safety of everyone.
2: By appointment only: The studio will hold to strict appointment times, allowing sufficient time between sittings to sanitize photographic equipment and common areas after each client session. Each student is allowed 1 guest to help us maintain social distancing requirements and we ask that your guest wear a mask and assist with your placements and posing. At this time we are temporarily suspending the indoor casual sittings until such time that we can provide a safe photographic experience for these personalized photo sessions. Outdoor sittings where social distancing can be maintained may be available. Please inquire if you are interested in the casual poses.
3: Payments: For contactless payments, we recommend that you pay in advance of your session or when the session is booked. Otherwise payment will be required upon arrival for your session.
4: Personal Protective Equipment: The use of PPE such as masks and face shields will be used while working with clients.
5: Social distancing / No touch: We will maintain social distancing, using no-touch posing methods when at all possible.
6: Adherence to sanitation protocols: Standard sanitation protocols prior to each client should include but not be limited to:
Washing hands regularly before and after photographic sessions
Sanitation of all props, chairs, benches with which a client may come into contact
Sanitation of restroom/dressing facilities available to clients in-studio
Sanitation of common areas, including door knobs (interior and exterior) and counter tops.
We are continuously monitoring the situation and applying additional measures as needed, as health and safety are our top considerations in this unprecedented situation. We are grateful for the opportunity to work with each of our seniors and families to document this most memorable time in their life. Please feel free to contact our office with any questions or concerns you may have.
TOGETHER WE CAN (SAFELY) CONQUER THE SCHOOL YEAR 2020 – 2021