We're in the middle of the year 2020.
We're approaching Midsummer Day and 2020 has managed to be the most insane year or most of our lives. On a personal level, and you might be aware of this already if you follow me on Instagram, I'm just now coming out of a 8-months-long battle with breast cancer. If you want to learn more about this real shitty hand I've been dealt at 36 years-old, visit my Instagram Stories Highlights "BC Fight". But let me make it clear, it's a shitty hand, but it's also the most beautiful moment of enlightenment I've ever had.
Then the Coronavirus pandemic hit the United States and my little chemotherapy personal isolation turned into everyone's quarantine. I was on a little boat and then everyone had to go into their own little similar boats. That was March. Now it's June and I'm done with my active cancer treatment. It's hot outside, the sun is shining again, our social spirits are yearning for connection, for hugs, for outdoor group adventures. I haven't yet ventured into the world of social distancing hang-outs, and I intend to hold off for as long as necessary. I definitely don't want to risk getting COVID-19.
You know what this all means? I haven't had a portrait photo shoot since January. I don't think I've ever gone this long without photographing people since becoming a professional photographer. I miss it so much! So much! I have endless ideas I want to put into images. Now that States are re-opening (a bit too early, if I may say so) and I'm seeing my colleagues going back to work, I'm considering opening my schedule for new shoots. However, if the downward trend we've been seeing around Maryland and DC starts going up again, I'll need to retreat. For my health's sake and everyone else's. So my plan is to start shooting my short sessions (30 minutes) by mid-July in a socially distant setting and always outdoors in places that are quiet and empty.
So, if you've been waiting for this, feel free to reach out and we'll plan a safe session for your engagement, anniversary, or family. I can't wait to do this again!