I am hoping that you are all staying safe and are healthy. As we have all experienced over these past 6 weeks, life has changed. Things are different. Everywhere we turn our normal movements, tasks, schedules and day to day life have been changed. The Covid-19 pandemic has taken the world and shaken us all. As we move into week 7, it is hard to believe the impact that this virus has had on all of us.
For us – our business has certainly become quite different for 2020. We have been working hard on rescheduling many upcoming sessions, weddings and events. Although sad for us, we can hear and feel the sadness coming from our clients. In particular are our wedding clients. With the current Covid-19 pandemic that a lot of our couples are making some tough decisions, particularly with consideration of postponement.
First and foremost, we understand that everyone’s health is the main priority. We are taking precautions to ensure that we can adhere to all public health orders to keep everyone safe. Please know for all of our clients, we want to make this situation as easy as possible for you. Any existing bookings can be rescheduled without an extra fee. All of our clients have been contacted via email, so please double check if you haven’t heard from us yet.
For new clients this may mean we have a temporary hold on a date while our existing clients are able to finish rescheduling. Thank you for your patience.
Given the ongoing updates and changes from public health and the Alberta Government, if the virus is still spreading throughout the community during the time of your wedding, we will need to take precautions in order to protect ourselves as well as you and your guests. This situation is fluid and we are simply going to have to take this day by day.
On a personal level, my husband is immune compromised and Becky is a full-time nurse and is currently a frontline worker. We know first hand how important these measures are. As frustrating as they can be, please make sure to follow them.
I also wanted to share a little why I chose the image above. This was one Becky took on my wedding day in 2018. I was fortunate enough to have Carol from Alberta Boots create these custom boots for our July wedding that was during Stampede. I don’t know about you, but this Alberta girl’s heart broke a little bit extra this week with the announcement that the 2020 Stampede will be cancelled. I absolutely understand it’s necessary, it’s sad though. It was yet another hit to local businesses that are directly related to the Stampede events as well as ones who indirectly benefit from the influx of people to our city. We are still trying to support these small businesses in any way we can so that we can all make it through this.
Instead essential services are more important than ever. Our immediate families and homes are more important than ever. Being safe and finding sanity in our new normal is also important. If you have a usual schedule that is anything like mine, it is the most bizarre feeling not to get up and get in the car multiple times a day driving to many different places.
We will be all back together soon, and when we are there will be some pretty special memories and moments. We cannot wait to capture all of them!
Please keep us, and other local businesses in mind when Calgary reopens again.