Admire Studios was closed from March 13th, 2020 to June 6th, 2020 due to COVID-19 legal restrictions in Alberta, and re-opened on June 7th following the precautionary directives from the province of Alberta and City of Edmonton.
Many services are still available and safe during the period of Alberta’s second set of additional COVID-19 restrictions beginning January 2021 and continuing to change over the course of 2021.
Photographers are specifically listed in the latest guidelines as safe to continue operations with all possible precautions observed. Admire Studios falls under the guidelines of businesses open by appointment only and home-based businesses listed in Alberta’s response. Only restricted businesses are subject to restricted operations at this time.
I am only able to offer services in which physical distancing can be maintained. The only service that I cannot offer is traditional newborn photography, as I cannot maintain the correct distance from the infant. Newborns photographed with their parents from a distance outdoors is still possible, but likely not desirable for most families.
It is also illegal to meet in groups except for weddings, funerals, and religious gatherings such as baptisms. I must be included in the number of attendees if I am requested to photograph such an event.