A Little Byrdie Told Me | Photography during a pandemic

A pandemic changes things! Looking at 2020, I was eager for the opportunities I had as a business owner. I planned my personal brand sessions launch. I was excited for upcoming sessions, including some new ideas and locations. I was thrilled to see business already picking up in January and February, something I had yet to experience in the short lifespan of my business. And then….the coronavirus spun everything upside down.

Images from sessions early in 2020
Images from sessions prior to COVID-19.


As this unexpected pandemic affected normalcy, I began to think of how it might impact Rare Vision Photography. Would clients still want moments captured? Would they still desire to look back at images that would bring memories and smiles? Would there be a need for me? As I pondered these questions, I couldn’t help but answer yes to all of them!

“It might be stormy now but rain doesn’t last forever.”

Slowly Reopening

That being said, we are still in uncertain and increasingly changing times. I started slowly offering some social distanced porch portraits for my Front Steps Project, providing a free session and images in return for supporting a local business or charity.

This weekend I will have a couple of families join me at a local park for spring mini sessions. These will be distanced as well and clients will bring any props they want to use. I will also have a mask if a client feels more comfortable with me wearing it.

“Tough times never last, tough people do.”

Images of sessions since COVID-19
Some moments captured since the pandemic.

Looking to the Future

Though I would never be able to see how our world would be forever changed due to this pandemic, I’m optimistic (I’m a very half-full person) that my passion to document moments for people and help create memories will always be needed and wanted. My hope is that you’ll join me on this journey and allow me the opportunity to capture some moments for you. I will continue to capture memories to last a lifetime.

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”

Soren Kierkegaard
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