As the world is fighting an unseen monster with the name of COVID-19 these days. I am here today wishing safety and well-being to all my clients. You are precious to us because, over the years, we have developed a beautiful bond with you, smiling with you, laughing together, sharing our life stories and developing true friendships. It is not just business that binds us together but the great learnings that we experienced during our time spent with you.
A Difficult Year Personally
On a personal level, it has been a difficult year. At the beginning of this year, we announced we were pregnant with our 6th child but ended up losing our baby boy. I had never experienced a miscarriage before and was unaware of how much of a hit it would be. I lost over a month of my life to pain — emotional and physical. As we were mourning the loss of our son, the world was hit by a pandemic.
The COVID-19 crisis has left us all in tough situations. For us, this means no sessions until the lockdown is lifted completely. We miss our clients. You have become our second family and we look forward to your important moments just like you do. Since we are not working right now, we wanted to check in with you. What have you been doing during this time? Through COVID-19, we have been teaching our five kids, planting gardens, swimming and doing a lot of cooking. I have also been spending some good time reading and I read a piece today that I wanted to share it with you all because I know we are all in different situations right now. The article says —
“We Are Not In The Same Boat”
“I heard that we are all in the same boat, but it’s not like that. We are in the same storm, but not in the same boat. Your ship could be shipwrecked and mine might not be. Or vice versa. For some, quarantine is optimal: a moment of reflection, of re-connection, easy in flip flops, with a cocktail or coffee. For others, this is a desperate financial and family crisis. In some homes, a sole occupant faces endless loneliness. In others, family members are getting peace, rest, and time with each other — while in still others, quarantine means an increased danger due to domestic violence.
With the $600 weekly increase in unemployment, some are bringing in more money to their households than they were working. Others are working more hours for less money due to pay cuts or loss in sales. Some families of 4 just received $3400 from the stimulus while other families of 4 saw $0. A few were concerned about getting a certain candy for Easter while others were concerned if there would be enough bread, milk and eggs for the weekend. Some want to go back to work because they don’t qualify for unemployment and are running out of money. Others want to kill those who break the quarantine.
Some are home spending 2-3 hours/day helping their child with online schooling while others are spending 2-3 hours/day to educate their children on top of a 10-12 hour workday. Some have experienced the near-death of the virus, some have already lost someone from it and some are not sure if their loved ones are going to make it. Others don’t believe this is a big deal. Some have faith in God and expect miracles during this 2020. Others say the worst is yet to come.”
Photography Sessions and Classes in COVID-19
So, friends, we are not in the same boat but each of us will emerge, in our own way, from this storm. Since we at Organic Moments Photography cannot photograph your beautiful families at this time during COVD-19, we have decided to offer different sessions and classes.
Amy, one of our team’s amazing photographers, has been working on mini and graduation sessions which she can do remotely. Yes! she is very creative.
We are also designing your printed albums during this time and plan to give you ideas on what you want to print. You can give us your own ideas too simply by leaving us a message on our website, or writing to us on our Facebook or Instagram. To see more of our work you can visit our Pinterest Page. Besides this, we have created this awesome class — Sold Out Minis to help you plan your future sessions and get a great marketing plan.
To all of our friends hurting through this crisis, stay strong. We love you all and we’ll make it through this together, even if we’re in different boats.