These last few months have been weird. There’s school but it’s all online. We work (both essential workers) but once home we’ve nowhere to go. No after school activities. No concerts. No Booster meetings. No shopping. NO HAIRCUTS. Our governor gave the green light for social distancing photo shoots to take place and we (ok, I) jumped at the chance to document this weird time. You should, too. Here’s why…
It’s a Pandemic
Ok, the last “worldwide” pandemic of this magnitude impacting almost everyone was the influenza virus (Spanish Flu) of 1918.
Since none of us were around in 1918, and hopefully we won’t have another “entire world is closed” pandemic in this lifetime, you might as well document it with the family.
What do you really look like?
Unless you have hair cutting skills, you’re probably all looking a little shaggy. There might even be a bit more touch of gray than you’re used to.
Own it. Photograph it. Cherish it.
Really, when is the next time you’re going to take photos without at least a few family members with freshly cut hair.
If you’re like our family, this 2020 pandemic is interrupting some major life events. High School graduation? College Graduation? Wedding? Anniversary? Birthday? Preschool or Grade School Celebration?
We’ve hit a few in this family and thankfully we’re able to capture it on film.
Support Local Business
Honestly, this is really one of the top reasons to do this. These artists, small business owners and independent photographers are certainly in a difficult situation.
Thankfully we are still working. While we are watching our own budget as pay-cuts and furloughs are always a possibility, we had the funds to make these photos happen.
Our photos are by Something Blue Design and located in the NW Suburbs of Chicagoland.
Their Facebook page has some samples and even some last-minute openings (we had 2 hours to get ready, so you can easily pull this off with short notice!)
If you’re not in Illinois I’m certain you can easily find a local photographer to capture your pandemic moments!