COVID Weddings: How to Plan, Adjust, Postpone with your Wedding Photographer
As of May 5, 2021, I have been fully vaccinated (Pfizer).
As of December 27, 2021, I have been boostered (Pfizer).
As of October 4th, 2022, I have been double boostered (Pfizer).
All content below will still be relevant for the 2023 and 2024 wedding years.
I will be closely monitoring the progress of vaccines and COVID-19 rates for the 2023 wedding year.
As you all are planning your upcoming wedding, engagement, elopement, or event, I’m sure you have many questions in regards to my workflow. I’ll share a bit of information and provide detailed answers to frequently asked questions at the bottom of the page. I am aware that things might feel tumultuous right now – especially with guests or family members. Please know that, as a person, I want to make sure you feel as safe as possible during this whole process. I will accommodate and make sure to be transparent through this process. I am available to answer any questions you may have. I’ll be here to communicate with you, provide real insight on this past year, hear your thoughts, and willing to make any changes based on your thoughts.
Justin, how are you? How is your photography business during COVID-19?
I’ve been staying healthy this last year and I have been doing weekly COVID-19 tests. I have been photographing smaller weddings in the local area and I have not traveled since December 2019. This past year, there have been weeks where I have completely felt deflated and very unmotivated. I have had friends who have lost their loved ones as well, so I’ve been taking it very seriously. I would highly encourage postponing a wedding, but I 100% respect everyone’s decision moving forward. I will continue monitoring the news on the COVID-19 weekly to decide what might be the best course of action. Financially speaking, business did well in 2020 and I am one of the fortunate ones who did not have to close business..
I’ve been photographing most of my weddings in the local area and did a few destination weddings in the last few years. Destination weddings are back on the rise.
2021 and 2022 were my busiest years, ending up with 57 weddings and 63 weddings.
COVID-19 Postponement and Cancellation Policy
If the wedding is postponed due to COVID-19, Client and Justin Kunimoto Photography LLC will do their best to find a future date that works for all parties. The deposit / reservation is transferred over and no other payments need to be made.
If both the Client and Justin Kunimoto Photography LLC cannot find matching dates, Justin Kunimoto Photography LLC will refund the deposit and any other payments that were made for services not provided by Justin Kunimoto LLC.
If the Client need to cancel for any other reason, Justin Kunimoto Photography LLC will retain the deposit.