Stay Home. Keep Smiling. Be Kind.

April 01, 2020

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I think you will agree that the world is going through a very strange and unsettling time right now.  We’re in uncharted waters and many of us are facing challenges we’ve never experienced before in our lifetimes. 

The news is changing day-to-day and it’s all a little scary and uncertain but we have to remember that we’re not alone.  It’s all about being sensible and approaching this logically.

Hardly any photographers have their libraries and archives sorted out properly so I have been spending time on that over the last couple of weeks, as well as catching up with filing and general administration.  I plan to sort through all my equipment, selling pieces I don’t use or I don’t want, as well as giving all my equipment and bags a deep clean.  By the end of this period my workspace will be super organised, which will make me feel really good and well and truly ready for my working life to get back to normal.

Postponed photo shoots are a challenge when we don’t know how long this situation is going to go on for but I am trying to come up with realistic alternative dates.  If you do have a booking with me sometime over the next couple of months, I will be in touch to decide on our best options.

In the meantime, if anybody is thinking about updating their headshots, now would be a good time to contact me to book a session.  As soon as the current movement restrictions are lifted, I can take your new headshots in an outdoor space, in accordance with current distancing guidelines.  I am used to working with natural light and would be more than happy to discuss your ideas and requirements at any time.  I will be releasing another special offer shortly, for anybody wishing to book a headshot session once this madness is over, so keep an eye on my social media pages and website for any announcements.

I do miss seeing my clients and having that working interaction but I have managed to capture photos of my family trying to develop a routine at home, keeping themselves busy with work, dance classes, exercising and jobs in the garden.  They won’t let me take too many photos but I will be releasing a few of them on my social media pages, which will give you a little insight to how life in the Clark household is at the moment.   The photos accompanying this blog were snapped yesterday, during an outside headshot photo session with my daughter.  As you can see a certain somebody was feeling very left out.

We are all going through the same uncertainty but we can all come out the other side of this refreshed, recharged and ready to tackle the mountain of postponed work that will be waiting for us when society begins functioning again. Don’t project your stress and panic onto others. Let’s work together, be sensible and do the right thing so that life can return to normality.  There are very few times that people are out of work or at home for a long period of time.  Life is normally so busy, so it will be good to use the circumstances we find ourselves in to take the time to just enjoy our families, being at home and to enjoy life.

Keep positive.  Keep smiling.  Be kind. 

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