We are back and photographing “normally” and Hawaii is as busy as ever! As Hawaii Family Photographers, the health and safety of our own families, and the families we work with, are our top priority.
I ask that you please review our Covid policies. Our team follows recommendations developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Hawaii state and local county regulations.
Every member of our photography team is fully vaccinated.
For all portrait sessions, a 30% non-refundable retainer secures your booking. This retainer is non-refundable but is transferable to another date within 12 months of your original session date if your travel to Hawaii is affected due to COVID.
Though we hope you won't have to cancel, if you do - you'll be able to reschedule your session so that it takes place within that 12 month window. You will also be locked into the same package price you paid at the time of booking, regardless if our pricing changes. The second half of your payment will be delayed until we have a new session date confirmed.
If you decide to cancel your session completely, or if you are not able to reschedule within 12 months of your original session date, your 30% non-refundable retainer remains not refundable and becomes the cancellation fee. Cancellation must be made in writing or email.
Beaches are our specialty, so all sessions will continue to be held exclusively outdoors. Sessions will only occur at limited locations where we can assure plenty of space for ourselves. Particularly popular/busy beaches will not be available for sessions. Don't worry. We know some great secret spots. 😉 If you have your heart set on one of the busier beaches, a sunrise session is your best option. Please also note that the Hawaii DLNR limits the beaches available for commercial shooting permits. This means not every beach in Hawaii is available for your photo session and our team deeply respects these rules. We will not shoot where the land is particularly sacred and visitors aren't encouraged.
Please also note that no sunset sessions are available on weekends due to overwhelming crowds at beach locations. Exceptions are possible if you’d like your session to take place on private property such as your rental home.
The State of Hawaii does not currently mandate mask-wearing outdoors. However, for all sessions, our team is happy to mask at your request. We do try to maintain some distance between ourselves and clients when working though in reality, this is not always 100% possible, especially with young children.
You, as the client, DO NOT need to wear a mask during the session.
All session participants are required to disclose and reschedule the session if any member of their immediate family is sick or has had a fever or any other symptoms such as cough, runny nose, or vomiting in the last 48 hours. To reschedule, get in touch with our team as soon as possible, and we will happily do so if we have availability. There is no fee to reschedule one time.
The pandemic started during my first pregnancy and life with a new baby, now a toddler. With a young, vulnerable baby at home to consider, in addition to my own health and safety, I take Covid and precautions very seriously. If you do not feel able to take these protocols seriously as well, please let me know, and I will help you find a different photographer.
We are all navigating various levels of acceptable risks. I hope we can all understand and respect one another as we make our way through this strange new world.
Here's to safely and mindfully moving forward!
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