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Covid and Photography in Massachusetts

Covid and Photography in Massachusetts (updated September 8, 2020)


Covid and Getting married


Have Covid Concerns? You have come the right place! Weddings are considered gatherings. With that said, Photography is open per Phase Two off the State of Massachusetts website. Photography is considered a Personal Service, and does not require (in most situations) close contact. Ya! We can be open! What does that mean for your wedding? Headshots? Senior Portraits? Family Sessions? See Below.

Well, according to the State Guidance, large weddings are slowly coming back!. If you are planning a wedding that needs to be in a hotel, and have a large groups of people coming, you are slotted into Phase 3. Per the guidance from the Mass.gov website, "Phase 3 and what is included is Weddings/events/large gatherings in parks, reservations, and open spaces." Phase 3 is under the premise that we (those involved) stay Vigilant.

Time to start planning! Wait, just kidding. They are saying "moderate gathering" which falls under the category of smaller weddings. Some hotels are open to serve only hotel guests and vital workers. Well hotels are considered lodging, they were allowed to open June 8th. According to the state website, Ballrooms and meeting rooms as well as function halls (Think Lakeview Pavilion) even if OUTDOOR, must be held at 25% Capacity of their occupancy permit for INDOOR events and hold no more than 25 people for their OUTdoor events

Covid and Headshot Photography in Massachusetts


Headshots with Cordele Photography in Reading, will look a little different. Yes, I am allowed under Phase 2 to be open for Head Shots. Normally, I have an in-studio experience for my clients . For the safety of all involved, I have moved our clients experience to a temporary studio in our home garage. I open up the garage doors and which allows both parties involved to be far enough away, per Massachusetts Guidelines. I will wear our mask and stay 10-12 feet away. I will provide hand sanitizer and be sure clients are always comfortable with what is happening.

Family Portraits and Covid in Massachusetts. 
The Fall is a huge rush of family portraits in New England. I are accepting fall portraits in the summer and early fall months. I will keep 10-12 feet social distance and shoot with a longer lens. I will refrain from touching clients to pose them. I will be just as bossy as I normally am.

Senior Portraits and Covid


I am open to shoot senior portraits and will be keeping our distance and shoot with a longer lens. I will suggest areas for photography that are lower traffic, and will use only verbal commands to pose clients. Some parks still have restrictions on parking, so we will make a plan that works for you and me!


For now, that's it! Wash Hands, Wear your mask and for goodness sakes do NOT touch your face!

Stay Healthy everyone!


Reading Photographer Headshots-Portraits-Kids-Families, Senior Portraits 40 Marla Lane, Reading MA 01867 - (978)-771-0341 - aw@cordelephotography.com