How to Support Local - Farmwife Photography Edition
Jenna of Farmwife Photography has been killing it since she decided to jump into her passion of photography and if you've ever seen her photos you'll know you can see the light shining from them! Her talent is clear and you will want to schedule a session with her as soon as we are free of isolation.
Check out what Farmwife Photography has to say about new business and isolation:
Tell us about your business and why you decided to open.
My name is Jenna! Photography started out as a hobby for me. I was gifted my first DSLR camera in college that I took everywhere I went. My passion for this art form is continously blooming which resulted in me pursuing my own little business this year. I was looking for something rewarding and fulfilling to do outside of my fulltime office job and I thought, what better way than to use my love of photography by getting out there and capturing special moments for people? There is so much beauty in each of us and it makes my heart full when I get to show people that.
What business was like before COVID-19 and what has business been like since the outbreak?
Before the pandemic, it really was "business as usual". There were lots of inquiries coming in and sessions being scheduled for this upcoming year. Since the covid-19 outbreak, there has been a lot of postponed events and shifted sessions and I really feel for those people, especially brides and grooms, that have been planning for months, if not years, for their special day. At this point in the year I would have had a handful of sessions completed already but everything is just constantly changing. However, I have been blessed with very understanding and flexible employers as I am still able to work my daytime job from home in order to support my husband & myself through these hard times.
How will this impact your business long term?
The beginning of the year is a busy time with bookings for photographers as there are a lot of engagements and celebrations over the holidays. I feel that with so many postponements it will make for a hectic 2021 for a lot of people in this field of work. If you are recently engaged or are in the midst of planning a wedding and you think you have tons of time, the best advice I can give you is DON'T WAIT! It is never too early to book your wedding photographer (or any other vendor for that matter). Particularly in circumstances like this when a lot of couples may be looking to reschedule, availability and open weekends will become few and far between as the weeks go on.
How can people help?
One thing you can do to support photographers during this time would be to simply show them support on social media platforms. Whether that be simply liking or commenting on their Instagram photos, sharing their work on Facebook or tagging them in photos they have done for you in the past. A lot of photographers use social media platforms as their main source of advertisement and a gesture as simple as leaving a kind review on their web page or referring them to a friend will go a long way!
Let's all stay home, wash our hands and listen to the advice of the health officials across the world so that we can all get back to our regular routines!