COVID-19 ~ Cancellations / Rescheduling:
Let’s do what we can to keep COVID-19 at bay and wash our hands frequently, eat well, take our vitamins, use contactless payment, shop online, and limit our social contact with people unless it’s absolutely necessary. It is all helping us to see through this time.
Should the government recommendations of social distancing and quarantine lead you to the cancellation of your wedding, whether as a result of the venue, planner, other vendors or your own personal choice, I understand and respect your decision. I am aware that the situation has been in the past evolving rapidly, and this year is no different ~ everyone is playing it all by ear. I know that the last thing you want to do is reschedule. I won’t pressure you to make this call sooner than you have to, so please know I am here for you both.
As you know, I received a non-refundable deposit upon booking your wedding. If your wedding is cancelled or is rescheduled, whether as a result of government recommendation, third party choice (venue, etc) or personal choice, I am not in the position to offer a refund ~ however, below is a list of my revised scheduling conditions.
If you choose to reschedule because of COVID-19 any amount paid towards your wedding will be applied as a credit to your rescheduled wedding date.
This includes government regulations that would prohibit you from proceeding with your current plans or due to self-isolation.
All rescheduled wedding dates must be rescheduled within 12 months of your original wedding date and dates are subject to my availability.
You will not incur any rescheduling fees; price increases or loss of payments you have already made should we be able to mutually agree on a new date. I reserve the right to increase your package amount for any work added outside the scope of your package inclusions or as originally stated on your invoice.
Please consider a Friday, Sunday or weekday wedding as a lot of vendors are already at capacity for Saturday weddings that were rescheduled during 2020. I have in the past had some couples who went ahead with a small ceremony, and then transferring their party to another date too. So, there are a few different solutions out there that might give you some alternative ideas.
I think it’s important for all of us to know where we stand.
Secondly, I do ask that if you or your future spouse present symptoms of COVID-19, and if you choose to go against quarantine recommendations and still have your wedding, that you let me know. It is my feeling that in this case, you should immediately cancel your wedding to reduce the spread of this virus to your guests and vendors. As your photographer, I spend a lot of time with you and come in very close contact all day.
Similarly, if I present with symptoms, I will find a replacement shooter to cover your wedding.
I take health seriously.
Any other questions please feel free to reach out via email firstname.lastname@example.org