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Hey Friends,

We know this pandemic has been filled with so much of the unknown. The safety of our clients and our own family has been paramount during this time. As we are approaching new business openings and updates I have been flooded with questions from new clients wanting to know…

“Can we book as session with you?” “When are you available?” “Are you booking weddings during the Coronavirus pandemic?” “What measures are you taking it to keep yourself and others safe?” “What if we are hit with another wave of this virus?”

Our current clients know we have been in continuous communication with them in regards to their sessions from our updated standard procedures for photographing groups and events. We know that there is so much unknown so I have decided to create this blog post to answer a few questions and what we are doing here at Under the Sun Photography!

Before I was a photographer, I actually worked Full-Time as a Food Safety Manager developing and implementing hygiene and sanitation programs for a local food manufacturer. Much of what I had implemented and trained in the past is what I have implemented to my own current practices during this pandemic to keep myself and my clients safe.

Are you Open to book or photograph sessions in May?

Yes, we are scheduling and booking clients for sessions. However, we are assuring further that we are conducting ourselves within a low risk of exposure.

Meaning, in order to keep the exposure of the virus down we are booking sessions to only those that meet the following guidelines:

  1. Individuals and family groupings less than 5 that have not been exposed to those that are tested positive for COVID-19.
  2. Photographing at locations that are low-traffic foot traffic areas – So parks that have a relatively low number of individuals and we are more than 15 feet away from other individuals that are in smaller groups. This will be assessed closely on a case by case basis. WE highly recommend to use our ranch properties outdoors or other spaces such as wedding venues where exposure rates are extremely low. We will also not be photographing in your home.
  3. Keeping our distance at 6 ft away from one another with minimal contact. (No hugs – even though I’m a natural hugger, no hand-shakes, we will also be using our zoom lenses to capture moments up close)
  4. Offering free rescheduling of sessions to any of our clients that are feeling ill ( having a fever or feeling unwell ) on the day of their session.
  5. Individuals that are being photographed must not be part of the vulnerable category – therefore, we are not accepting sessions that include newborns, infants at or under the age of 1, individuals that suffer from auto-immune deficiencies, individuals over the age of 65.

How are you booking sessions or weddings safely? Do we have to meet in person?

The beauty of our system is everything is managed online from the point you inquire, booking us for your wedding, scheduling your engagement session, to making payments on your collection before the big day, everything is online and readily available to you. We communicate so much online, and of course, over the phone as well. I also provide my couples with my cell phone so we can be communicate by phone as well.

Our policy is to keep it simple and hassle free! And especially now with the virus it works out best for our couples & other clients in order to reduce points of contact.

We are also booking weddings for the remaining of the 2020 year. But also know, since I had to reschedule our Spring weddings for the Fall our current availability is limited (This is also the case for 2021). I highly recommend if you are wanting to book with us don’t let fear hold you back, we have welcomed some amazing couples during this time that are planning their weddings.

What if I book you for our wedding or session and we are mandated to stay home again? Then what?

I am closely monitoring guidelines in order to ensure we are providing a safe and amazing service all at once. I’ve had to reschedule portrait sessions and weddings due to the mandated order back in March, and all were rescheduled efficiently and done at no charge. Again, during any unknown communication is always key.

What if I was a past client and I want to order an album? Canvas? Print? Do we have to meet in the studio?

We can 100% accomplish all orders online, within this past year we have really done our homework in order for you guys to have the ease and access to the best of the best products for your heirlooms. We offer proofing of our one of a kind albums to be done from the convenience of your home – don’t worry real pants aren’t required.

Do you know of other Wedding Vendors that are booking couples at this time?

I do! And to further showcase these amazing folks I have created an online resource tool for our couples and other couples to check out.

P.S. some are offering some amazing deals!!

Check out more at this link: https://underthesunphotography.com/vendors

Just remember…

We are all in this together! If you feel like you want to schedule a session or book your wedding but have more questions, you’re 100% okay to ask us! Feel free to email us at jessica@underthesunphotography.com or inquire through our contact page. I can’t wait to help wherever I can! I love you all and know good times are ahead!

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"We have the most beautiful moments of our lives    "


- Jessica & Austin 

"Beyond Incredible! We really hate getting our picture taken but Jessica made it feel so natural and not scary at all! We knew for our wedding it had to be done and done right because you only get 1 chance! How did she make us look so good and not awkward? She's truly great at what she does and I will never pick anyone else after the experience we had."

- Brandi  & Joe

"I will never pick anyone else after the experience we had"

Jess is the best, from the moment we met her we knew we made the right decision. We had to make major changes to our wedding due to covid, Jess addressed all our concerns, and answered all our questions along the way making all the necessary changes effortlessly. Jess captured our engagement, bridal and wedding day photos each every photo is absolutely amazing. We have the most beautiful moments of our lives captured so beautifully because of Jess.

Jessica & Austin

"We have the most beautiful moments of our lives captured"

"Jessica was right there with us getting ready and capturing some very sweet and intimate photos that I know we will forever treasure. She knows exactly what to say and when to say it to get that best smile out of a very nervous bride! We had a perfect ceremony and I've seen a sneak peek of my wedding photos and am just speechless! Jessica was with us for our entire FIVE hour reception and was the perfect combination of photographer and dance partner! Jessica very quickly became a guest favorite and a family member for life! I would have her as my photographer and friend 100 times over! I will never be able to thank Jessica enough for making my day even more special."

Katie & Derik

 "I would have her as my photographer and friend 100 times over!"

"Jessica is so much more than a photographer! She is a planner, friend, someone who listens, and such a beneficial asset to any wedding! I cannot recommend her to enough people. She exceeds any bride's high expectations - all with a smile on her face. It is impossible to feel uncomfortable around her, she is goofy and will constantly keep you laughing. She does anything for her Bride and Groom and will not stop until you are satisfied."

- Kayla & Derek

"Jessica is so much more than a photographer! "

I love Jessica and her work!! She took mine and my husband’s engagement pictures, wedding pictures and bridals and did an outstanding job. My husband is not very happy when it comes to taking pictures (especially with PDA ) but by the time the first session was done she turned him into a pro. The night after our wedding he was telling me he was ready to see how all the pictures turned out! She definitely knows how to help you feel comfortable in your own skin while in front of the camera. Highly highly highly recommend her for your wedding! I cannot say enough good things about her work!

- Melissa & George

My husband isn't happy when it comes to taking pictures, by the time the first session was done she turned him into a pro.

"Would recommend to any and everybody! She did an amazing amazing job with our wedding and engagement photos. I couldn’t feel more grateful and thankful that we found Jess! She is amazing and funny and finds all the great moments that we take for granted. Thank you so so much for taking care of us and our crazy family!"

- Kaitlyn & Chris 

I couldn’t feel more grateful and thankful that we found Jess! 

"Jessicas passion for photography radiated from her soul the moment I met her. When looking for a photographer, We decided that we would call a few to get a feel for the type of people they were and if they (the photographer) would fit into what we were looking for in our wedding vendors. We saw your work, we LOVED your work, but we didn’t know you. From our first conversation up until now you made us feel like you were meant to be apart of our big day! On my wedding day you made me feel like the prettiest bride to ever walk this planet! Your photos blew my husband away! You captured the uniqueness and beauty of us, our surroundings and our guest! This review, nor my “thank you”, will ever be enough to show you how grateful we are for your talent!"

- Eliza & Bradley 

 You made us feel like you were meant to be apart of our big day!

I can't say enough great things about UTS. Jessica is the BEST photographer, not just because she makes you look great, but she makes you feel great! She fills the shoot with funny jokes, music, and laughs to make sure you feel comfortable because not everyone is a super model. Each and every time I get our photos back I am blown away by great they look! She went way above and beyond anything I ever expected from a vendor. She helped us out on the wedding day in so many different ways and worked side by side with our other vendors to make our day successful and perfect. The sneak peak was incredible! She also brought a partner with her who was equally as fun as Jessica. I loved how they both worked and made the pictures fun. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. My husband & I will be using UTS exclusively for all of our photography needs. 

- Bailey & Doug

She went way above and beyond anything I ever expected from a vendor!

"Jessica is so passionate about photography, not only does she take amazing pictures BUT she also makes you feel so beautiful and comfortable while you’re with her! She’s very professional but FUN!! I used her for my engagement photos and my wedding, beyond happy with her!

-Kailey & Garrett

she makes you feel so beautiful and comfortable while you’re with her!