We are all in this together.

COVID-19 STATEMENT

As we are all aware the COVID-19 Virus has created a challenge all of us have to face in one way or another. From Wedding cancellations, lost work due to severe social policies its making its impact felt almost everywhere in society. For couples to be married in the coming months this will be an even more anxious time than it already is without COVID-19.

As has already happened over the past few days, I’ve had the sad news that two of my awesome couples have had to reschedule due to the Coronavirus. A wedding in the Barossa & a destination wedding in the Philippines. These were to be the last weddings on the calendar before the winter break. I’ll be working with both couples to ensure my availability once new dates are selected.

Where to from here?

For future couples that require rescheduling in the coming months. I will work with you to ensure Devine Photography is there for your rescheduled date. You will not lose your deposit if you need to book a new date.

All future meetings over the next few weeks will be conducted via Videoconferencing. For existing clients with handovers coming up. Delivery will be done online with a scheduled USB & Print delivery to your nominated address.

If social distancing protocols are still in place by the time your wedding comes around. Devine Photography will observe those measures to ensure the health and safety of everyone.

For prospective couples booking in the second half of 2021 and into 2022. The good news is date availability is plentiful. It’s hoped and I believe the general consensus is, that life will have returned to normal at this point, with social distancing and restrictions on non-essential gatherings lifted.

Lets look out for each other.

If you’re feeling stressed dealing with wedding planning in 2020. My best advice is tune out of the noise of Social Media for a day or even week. Turn off the TV, have that glass of wine. You can be assured, you will get married, that day will come. You have set in motion a process for that to happen and virus or no virus it will happen.

Finally…These are indeed challenging times. We are at the beginning of what is going to be a marathon, not a sprint. We need to look to our grandparents and great grandparents who faced the hardships of the Great Depression & the Second World War for inspiration. Let us all take time and learn from their examples. This will be a test like nothing else we have ever experienced. We will all grow in one way or another from this. Let us lookout for each other. We are all in this together.

 

James Devine

 

PS Wash Hands! 🙂