Merry Christmas!! The pandemic has been extremely hard on small businesses. This year we had to get creative to capture our holiday mini sessions while keeping everyone safe. I initially thought of offering outdoor holiday mini sessions this year, but I ultimately decided to set up my holiday minis indoors next to a large accordion door that allowed for excellent air circulation.
This was perfect due to the Silverado fire in Orange County, California that started at the end of October. After that, the air quality was unhealthy for a while.
All COVID-19 safety measures were put in place. It was quite the production! Temperatures were taken before the families entered the studio, hand sanitizers and disinfection wipes were available, and props were sanitized after every session. My helper elf (fantastic husband!) and I also wore masks throughout the sessions.
I added the Illness and Cancellation policy which allowed clients to easily reschedule. The safety of my clients was my top priority. Last year we had sessions with Santa. Even without Santa due to safety measures, the pictures turned out very festive and the focus on family was perfect.
The snow machine and snowballs might have even won a popularity contest with Santa. They were a hit!
Making Memories with Holiday Mini Sessions
With so many holiday events canceled this year, these fun sessions were a blessing. Getting dressed up and going somewhere festive is something a lot of us have missed this year. The holiday memories this year will be a little different (and sanitized!) than years past, but I am glad that I could be a part of these special moments.
Thank you so much for allowing me to continue to do what I love during these unusual unprecedented times. We had to give up a lot this year and you made it possible for me to continue working and using my passion to make great memories.
I am excited to make these mini sessions an annual tradition and have another round of fun holiday minis next year! We will be announcing 2021 Holiday Mini sessions via newsletter first so please make sure to join our newsletter here!
I hope your home is surrounded by Love, Peace, and Joy this holiday season.