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Photos in the time of Covid

A rundown of Shoott's approach to safety

By Jennifer Tsay, Cofounder & CEO
Monday May 18
Photo Credit: Shoott

In these uncertain times, we’ve been approaching our business one day at a time - How do we safely offer photos in the time of Covid?

Our goal has been to prioritize the health of clients and photographers while also trying to safely provide sessions given the serious economic impact it’s had on our photographers, who are all part of the heavy-hit service/gig industry.

Shoott's promise to our clients:

  • Our sessions are exclusively outdoors and you will solely interact with your family members with whom you’ve been already quarantining.

  • We will only send healthy photographers who have been following safer-at-home guidelines.

  • Our photographers will maintain a 6-foot distance from you and your group at all times.

  • Our photographers will wear face masks/coverings out of an abundance of caution.

  • If sessions require cancelling to comply with local laws, we will do so without any penalty charges.

What we'd like to ask of our clients booking and attending sessions:

  • Please make sure you abide by all local laws.

  • Please only include people you've already been quarantining with in your session - please do not use our sessions to reunite with extended family.

  • Please update Shoott ASAP if you no longer plan on attending so photographers do not unnecessarily travel for you. Our lateness and cancellation policy still stands, so please be mindful of that.

  • Please work with the photographer to maintain a safe 6 foot distance in a kind and cooperative manner

  • Please only attend if you feel 100% healthy and if you’ve been abiding by your area’s safer-at-home rules.

If there are any other concerns that you have that are not addressed above, please reach out to us - we’re committed to working together with our clients and our photographers to figure out the best protocols so you can get your photos the safest way possible!

About Shoott

Shoott is a female-led company on a mission to make professional photography more affordable and accessible, while also empowering local professional photographers.

For clients, Shoott offers free 30-minute photo sessions at beautiful and convenient locations. After your session, you'll receive a digital gallery of 40+ high-res, lightly edited photos in just 3-5 business days. You only pay for the ones you love, $15 each or less.

For photographers, Shoott aggregates demand and handles all aspects of marketing, customer service and sales, so they can do more of what they love, on their terms. We're proud to offer a high hourly rate and generous commission.

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