Studio Orange Photography takes your health and concerns regarding COVID-19 very seriously.

2020 proved to be a tough year for all of us, but hopefully now that we've made it to 2021 and the rollout of a vaccine is underway, we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Still, it will be important to remain cautious and to be mindful of safety when it comes to large gatherings.

Here are some thoughts and recommendations for how to plan for your wedding as we continue to deal with the virus:

 

Should we be prepared to postpone our wedding?

As if this writing (January 31, 2021), the state of Nebraska has lifted most restrictions on gatherings. However, many counties and cities still have restrictions in place into February.

Barring any severe health setbacks, it seems likely that as we move closer and closer to "wedding season," your ability to host your event will be less and less restricted.

Even so, having some back-up plans in place for your Big Day is wise. Hopefully we won't be facing another full shut down, especially as more and more people are vaccinated, but the possibility for reinstated restrictions on guest counts are likely to remain throughout the year.

Because county and city restrictions can vary from state mandates, I recommend that you stay in communication with your vendors to get the most up-to-date information about any health measure that might directly impact your event.

If you haven't already, I would recommend looking into an insurance policy for your wedding. This is simply a good practice anyway, as it can help protect your financial investment through a whole host of potential problems.

When planning to go ahead with your wedding, there are a few extra things you can do to help keep you and your guests as safe and healthy as possible:

  1. Stay in contact with your guests and family members. If you've already sent out and received RSVPs, maybe consider sending out a second round to those who are coming in order to confirm their plans.

    When writing your invitations and RSVPs, encourage guests to stay home if they aren't feeling well or feel there is too much risk to their health. Let them know that as much as you would like for them to be there, their health is more important.

  2. Look into options for guests to experience the day even if they cannot attend. For example, the Creekside and Pioneer barns in Roca, NE is offering live streaming of the wedding day.

  3. Consider eliminating or modifying some traditions, such as receiving lines. Also, while dancing is now permitted, it might be a good idea to create some other options, such as yard games (if space is available) as well.

  4. If your venue has outdoor options, consider having as much of your day outside as possible (weather permitting, of course), where guests can spread out more.

If you're still working on planning your day and want more ideas for how to still have the wedding of your dreams in these upcoming uncertain months, contact Shelly at Event Design. She can help you plan a perfect and safe day!

 

What precautions is Studio Orange taking?

For the most part, Studio Orange intends to photograph weddings as normal. However, there are some precautions I am taking to make sure that myself, any photographers working for Studio Orange, and clients and guests and remain safe.

PHOTO BOOTHS: For the packages that include a photo booth, Studio Orange will still be offering them. However, for the time being, Studio Orange will not be able to provide props for the booths. It simply won't be possible to properly sterilize or disinfect the props between use or events. However, clients are more than welcome to provide their own props for the booth.

DANCE FLOORS: Studio Orange still intends to photograph the dancing for events that are allowed to have them. However, extra precaution will be necessary to social distance.

MASKS: Myself or any other photographers working for Studio Orange will continue to wear masks for the foreseeable future.

 

Is Studio Orange providing special pricing during the outbreak?

YES! Due to the increased financial burden this virus has placed on all of us, Studio Orange will be offering some special wedding photography packages for the first half of 2021. If you are interested in the special pricing, please be sure to mention it when you contact Studio Orange!

The Discount Package – $2499*

This package includes the best elements of my most popular package, the Tangerine wedding photography package, at a substantially discounted rate. It includes:

Engagement Session

2 Photographers on wedding day.

Day-of coverage (getting ready; formals; ceremony; reception).

High resolution images, along with a rights release for personal use.

Images delivered via online gallery accessible and shareable for 10 years.

Contact Studio Orange to book this package or to find out more information!

* Please note, this discounted package is limited to weddings taking place within the city of Lincoln, NE or immediate surrounding areas (such as Roca, NE). For weddings outside of Lincoln, mileage / travel rates will be added.

 

The Essentials – $2199*

If you're comfortable with only one photographer covering your day, then this essentials package might be for you.

Engagement session.

1 Photographer on wedding day.

Day-of coverage (getting ready; formals; ceremony; reception).

High resolution images, along with rights release for personal use.

Images delivered via online gallery accessible and shareable for 10 years.

Contact Studio Orange to book the The Essentials package or to find out more information!

* Please note, this discounted package is limited to weddings taking place within the city of Lincoln, NE or immediate surrounding areas (such as Roca, NE). For weddings outside of Lincoln, mileage / travel rates will be added.