The coronavirus and your wedding photography booking..
I understand and appreciate any concerns caused by the coronavirus that my clients may be experiencing. Below is some advice for those who have already booked me as their wedding photographer, or for those who are in the process of finding and wanting to book a wedding photographer to conduct their wedding photography.
The current speculation and predictions for event closures, including weddings, may be starting to trouble you. You may also have your own reservations about holding and being responsible for such a gathering of people and that guests may now be considering not attending such events as a wedding. This may well be for their own personal wellbeing or circumstances which may put pressure on you to postpone your wedding day.
As your wedding photographer I will do everything I can to help alleviate your concerns…
If you choose to, are forced by the venue, or on government directions need to postpone your wedding because of the coronavirus, I will do everything I can to provide you with wedding photography cover on your chosen alternative date. I will honour the agreed current price and work with you. In the unlikely event that the date you select to hold your wedding falls on a day that I am already booked, or that I am on holiday, then I will advise you of this at the earliest opportunity. In the very worst case scenario that I could not facilitate your new wedding date then I would retain only your deposit but nothing more, this means you lose £100 but I lose the remainder of your booking (the joys of self-employment!!)
Should I fall ill or need to self-isolate because of the coronavirus then I will do the same as I would for any other illness or injury. I would invoke my current procedure for providing you with an alternate professional wedding photographer from my dedicated list of professional wedding photographers and if that failed I am part of a wedding photographers group who work together to provide emergency cover for weddings.
Lastly the best thing you can do is keep in touch with your venue and wedding service providers.