Photo of Golden Retriever dog playing in the creek.

Furever Friends & Covid 19

by Kris Phillips

Here’s an adorable dog in some tulips!

I’m sure you’re as sick as I am of getting emails from everyone from the bank to the pet store telling you how they’re helping you get through the pandemic. And that’s why I’ve held off on writing this. 

Like many of you, I’ve been hunkered down at home. Doing my civic duty, and waiting it out.  Splitting my time between teaching Floki new tricks and learning a few myself. That’s what I love about photography. No matter how long you’ve been doing it, there’s always something new to learn. And I’ll be honest I am eager as a lab with a tennis ball to put those skills to use.

Dog jumping over bar

With Denver slowly rolling toward a re-open I’ve made the decision to start planning Summer sessions. And I want to address any concerns you may have regarding safety measures during these strange times.

Couple with puppy in farmhouse fieldI work one on one with each of my clients. So the day of your session it’s just me & your family. No big groups. We’re not going to be trapped in a stuffy studio. We’ll be outside where there’s plenty of fresh air and sunshine.

Dog with a tennis ball at Cheesman ParkAs always I use minimal props, generally just a blanket for you to sit on and a tennis ball for dogs that really like them. All blankets and tennis balls are washed/sanitized after each client. And of course, you’re welcome to bring your own.

Couple standing far away with dogs close by.During the session I’ll make every effort to put some distance between us. Though 6 feet isn’t always possible I’ll limit contact with you as much as possible.

I am limiting my schedule to just two sessions per week, and not on the same day. This way there is adequate time for cleaning everything.

Golden Doodle Puppy by the creek

I am also encouraging early morning or weekday sessions when possible so we can enjoy the park when it’s least populated. As well as expanding my location offerings to more remote destinations at no additional charge. And, of course, offering free re-schedules to anyone feeling the least bit unwell.

If you’ve been stuck at home staring at blank walls or old artwork for the last 6 weeks, why not put that stimulus check toward something that will bring you joy every single day?

Canvas wall collectionAnd support multiple local businesses while you’re at it. Not only am I local, but whenever possible I use a professional print lab based in Longmont and my amazing design software comes from Colorado Springs.

Yellow lab photograph

Not to mention celebrate the furry little quarantine buddy who kept you sane. Am I the only one who tried to teach the dog to make margaritas?