Being deemed as Non Essential by folks that don't know us, seemed harsh. We have always thought that our craft, our staff, and our products were essential in documenting the families, events, and organizations of our clients. Photography adds beauty, feelings, and art to the home. We think that is important. However, since Mid March, strangers labeled us Non Essential.
Now, as of Monday, the word of other strangers has come down that "although our business is still considered Non Essential, we are allowed to open" and practice our craft. The North Carolina Department of Revenue gave us permission to operate.
In all our interactions, we will be practicing Mitigation suggestions. As you know, we already washed our hands often! And I have been practicing social distancing since before I know it was a term.
It's great to be back in business. We know we will not be "normal" in operations; some of our vendors are closed and waiting to open. However, we will be able to do what we love again and are excited about it.