Covid 19 in-studio protocols for Shimon Photo.

Here is a list of the Covid 19 prevention protocols we are following as recommended by Work Safe BC to ensure everyone’s safety and well-being. Fortunately we work in a large space and don’t deal with a high volume of clients on a daily basis and therefore introducing these protocols is fairly straight-forward common sense and doesn’t affect the overall flow of the shoot very much. 


Studio cleanliness:



Client management:



While shooting:



Hair/makeup:



Thank you, we look forward to working with you!

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Covid 19 Safety Protocols

Covid 19 in-studio protocols for Shimon Photo.

Here is a list of the Covid 19 prevention protocols we are following as recommended by Work Safe BC to ensure everyone’s safety and well-being. Fortunately we work in a large space and don’t deal with a high volume of clients on a daily basis and therefore introducing these protocols is fairly straight-forward common sense and doesn’t affect the overall flow of the shoot very much. 


Studio cleanliness:


  • Studio surfaces are disinfected daily and  between clients. Including countertops, chairs, stair rails and door knobs. 
  • The bathroom is disinfected daily. 
  • Floors are vacuumed daily and mopped 2x per week. 

Client management:


  • We always leave at least 45 minutes between clients for cleaning and resetting. 
  • We generally only see one client per day, but will at times have up to 4 clients spaced out over a single day (this is very rare however). 
  • We only see one client per booking and ask that clients do not bring guests to the studio. 
  • We avoid hand shaking and other unnecessary contact.
  • We maintain a safe distance whenever possible. 
  • We ask that clients postpone their booking if they are feeling flu-like symptoms. 
  • We ask that clients don’t arrive more than 10 minutes early for their booking. 
  • We provide hand sanitizer as well as the option for hand washing upon arrival and any other time during the session. 
  • We also provide PPE such as disposable gloves and masks should the client wish to have them.

While shooting:


  • During the time shooting the client, Shimon always shoots from over 6 feet away. This is standard practice as he works with telephoto lenses for portraits and headshots. 
  • Shimon wears a face shield that he keeps flipped up while actually shooting, but flips down if he needs to get closer than 6 feet in order to move lights and reflectors near the client. 
  • There is no need for direct physical contact between Shimon (photographer) and client while shooting or at any other time during the session. 
  • If the hair/makeup artist needs to make any adjustments such as makeup touch ups or hair placement, they will be wearing gloves and a mask and/or face shield. 

Hair/makeup:

  • Hair/makeup artists always wear PPE and will be the only person in the studio that has any physical contact with the client. PPE will include masks/face shields and gloves. 
  • All makeup tools, hair tools, and the beauty station will be fully disinfected with 99% alcohol between clients. 
  • We only have one client in the studio at a time. 


Thank you, we look forward to working with you!