Safe Professional Photography in a COVID-19 World

We’re In This Together!

Our Commitment To Everyone’s Safety

Five6teen Photography is committed to being responsible community members and have adopted measures to ensure the safety of others as we live and operate in a “New Normal”. The following measures are based on the recommendations of the Professional Photographers Association. We are eager to get back to serving our existing and new clients once restrictions are lifted. These are the measures that we will follow in accordance to state and local leaders’ phased-in efforts to re-open businesses.

Adherence to State & Local Guidelines

We will work cooperatively with our state and local leaders to provide a safe environment for all. By adhering to guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control, we believe we can re-open photography business safely, and at the same time, contribute in the emotional and financial healing process that needs to take place in a post-COVID-19 world.

Personal Protective Equipment

As per PPA’s recommendation we will make use of PPE such as masks and gloves while working with clients. We will continue this measure through the end of phase four as outlined in Massachusetts guidelines. The guidelines can be found at:

Employees & Guidelines

Any studio employees or photographic assistants who are sick are expected to stay home. Studio owners will provide training and educational materials available through CDC website on proper sanitation, hand washing, cough and sneeze etiquette, use of PPE and other protective measures.

Social Distancing / No Touch

We will maintain social distancing, using no-touch posing methods when at all possible. Until further notice is received from the CDC and other health officials, the maximum gathering for a photographic shoot of 10 or fewer persons will be observed.

By Appointment Only

We will hold to strict appointment times, allowing sufficient time to sanitize photographic equipment and common areas after each client session. For any reason held on location, only one client (and family) will be allowed in the immediate area.

Temperature Checks &
Screening Questions

Temperature checks will be conducted for each photographic client (including each member of the family present) prior to each session. Any subject or family member with a fever exceeding 100.4 degrees will be rescheduled. Screening questions will include:

  • How are you feeling?
  • Have you had a cough or any flu-like or COVID symptoms in the last 14 days?
  • Have you been around anyone exhibiting these symptoms within the last 14 days?
  • Are you living with anyone who is sick or quarantined?

Adherence to Sanitation Protocols

Standard sanitation protocols prior to each client will include but not limited to:

  • Washing hands regularly before and after photographic sessions.
  • Sanitation of all props, chairs, benches with which a client may come in contact.
  • Sanitation of restroom/dressing facilities if available to clients in-studio.
  • Sanitation of common areas, including door knobs (interior and exterior), counter tops, pens and pencils, tablets and monitors.
  • Removal of unnecessary paper products or decor (magazines, newspapers, extraneous sales materials).

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