Headshots are the focus,
but safety comes first.

The pandemic shifted us into a new reality. While enjoyable sessions and great headshots have always been the focal point, doing so in a safe and clean environment is paramount in your studio experience.

Preventative Measures, Screening Waiver and Assumption of Risk for Photography Shoot.

Please read carefully.

Preventative Measures

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ian Johns Photography is implementing the following preventative measures for the studio in line with current Massachusetts public health guidelines:

All persons must:

  • Sanitize their hands upon entering and leaving the studio; and
  • Maintain 6 feet of physical distancing while in the studio.
  • Where the 6-foot physical distancing rule is impractical, all persons affected shall wear a mask.

Physical contact must be avoided whenever possible:

  • All hair and clothing adjustments must be performed by the client; and
  • Anyone wearing a tie must arrive with the knot already tied. Assistance will not be provided.

Contact areas within the studio will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected before each shoot. Any surface touched will be wiped down (handles, knobs, hand sanitizer bottles/dispensers, furniture, etc.)

Building management is thoroughly cleaning all common areas such as hallways, staircases, and restrooms on a frequent basis.

The photographer is the only person permitted to set up and touch the camera, lenses, lights, and other studio equipment during the shoot. The subject is not permitted to come near the camera or computer. Images are reviewed using a separate television monitor.

Screening Waiver

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ian Johns Photography is implementing screening measures for all individuals present on set during a shoot.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include (this list is not all-inclusive as COVID-19 has a wide range of unpredictable symptoms):

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Runny nose, nasal congestion or sneezing without other known cause
  • Sore throat
  • Difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • Unexplained fatigue or malaise
  • Headaches
  • Decrease (or loss) of sense of taste or smell

By agreeing to participate in a photography shoot, you agree to the following terms. Once you appear on set, your agreement to the following conditions is irrevocable.

  1. I understand the above symptoms and affirm that I, as well as all household members, do not currently have, nor have experienced the symptoms listed above or any other unusual or inexplicable health-related symptoms within the last 14 days.
  2. I affirm that I, as well as all household members, have not been diagnosed with COVID-19 within the past 30 days.
  3. I affirm that I, as well as all household members, have not knowingly been exposed to anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 within the past 14 days.
  4. I affirm that I, as well as all household members, have not traveled internationally within the past 14 days.
  5. I understand that Ian Johns Photography cannot be held liable or responsible for any exposure to COVID-19 caused by misinformation on this form or the forms provided by all individuals present during the shoot.
  6. I understand that Ian Johns Photography has implemented a Health and Safety Policy with enhanced preventative measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Assumption of Risk

COVID-19 is an extremely contagious virus that spreads easily from person-to-person contact. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how workplaces must operate. Ian Johns Photography has implemented preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in line with current Massachusetts public health guidelines. That policy is designed to reduce and prevent the spread of COVID-19. However, we cannot guarantee that you will not become infected by COVID-19 on set. Furthermore, participating in this shoot could increase your risk of exposure to COVID-19.

By agreeing to participate in a photography shoot, you agree to the following terms. Once you appear on set, your agreement to the following conditions is irrevocable.

  • I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that participating in this shoot may expose me to COVID-19. This virus could cause illness, serious health complications, and even death.
  • I voluntarily agree to assume all risks associated with participating in this shoot concerning COVID-19.
  • I hereby release, discharge, and hold harmless Ian Johns Photography from all claims relating to my participation in this shoot.
  • I further agree to immediately alert Ian Johns Photography if I display any known symptoms of COVID-19 or other unusual and inexplicable health-related symptoms within 14 days of the shoot.