(Last Updated: 12-18-2020)
I understand these are difficult times for everyone, and even though the coronavirus Shelter in Place and Stay At Home restrictions have been financially devastating to my business and many others, I support them completely and have been properly abiding by the order ever since they were first put into effect. This meant in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, I stayed home, did not do any photoshoots, and didn’t rent out the studio until I was allowed to do so. This changed starting on June 19th where in-studio solo photoshoots and studio rentals were allowed to take place. This was great news at the time for anyone looking to book a studio rental and perform in-studio photoshoots at Ringlight Studios.
(12/7/20 Update): However, sadly, as of December 7, 2020, due to a spike in COVID-19 cases throughout the Bay Area and the entire state of California, new restrictions have been re-implemented once again for non-essential businesses. The State of California, Alameda County and the City of Berkeley have issued a mandatory Stay At Home order. Although this is disheartening, I completely understand why this is necessary. Thus, as per the Stay At Home Order, and for the safety and well-being of everyone involved, unfortunately, I am unable to offer photo studio rentals at this time.
This order affects all non-essential service-oriented businesses (hair salons, nail shops, and yes, even photographers) and thus, this applies not only to my business but every photo studio in the entire state of California.
This situation can change daily, so if you have a question about a potential photoshoot, please feel free to contact me for more information.
Please be safe, everyone!
Have a wonderful and safe holiday season, and see you in 2021! 🙂
Sadly, no. As of December 7, 2020, due to a spike in COVID-19 cases, and as per the new COVID-19 Stay At Home guidelines for the State of California, Alameda County, and City of Berkeley, all non-essential businesses are prohibited from conducting business until this order is lifted. Once again, this is financially devastating for any small business, including mine, but I understand why this is taking place. The health and well-being of anyone entering my studio is always first and foremost in my mind, so sadly, I will not be offering photo studio rentals at this time, until this Stay At Home order is lifted.
Clients entering the main building and common areas of my studio building will be required to wear a mask. This includes everyone entering who will be entering the building. Everyone. Clients/models will obviously not be required to wear a mask while shooting, but please be sure to everyone brings a mask as wears them upon entering the building and when using any common areas because it is required to enter the main entrance of the building. Social distancing also needs to be implemented which means keeping a distance of at least 6ft away from others at all times to keep everyone safe.
That part is easy. Simply go to the BOOK NOW page and submit a request for studio booking. Here you can select the day and time for your desired studio rental, along with any questions or extra services needed.
This is a global pandemic where events are changing rapidly, so I will do my best to keep this page updated with the latest information related to coronavirus restrictions, and government business policies which will no doubt be updated over time. As always, if you have any questions at all, please just let me know. I’ll be happy to answer any questions, and I sincerely look forward to hearing from you. Please stay safe, everyone. 🙂