“I prefer meeting face to face,” he said. “Even if you’re on a video, it’s easier to form a connection with someone when you’re talking to them directly.”
Palmer said a big part of the job recently is reassuring clients that things will get better, but it can get tough considering one client has had to reschedule a wedding three times.
Still, there are new opportunities, too, photographers said.
Tricia Upton, a photographer in Oreana, said she may have found a new way to make side revenue by taking her own stock photos. The owner of Tricia Upton Photography focused on making a 2020 vision board and is eager to begin shooting high school senior photo sessions again.
“I’m just staying positive,” Upton said. “What else am I going to do?”
Noticing a rising trend of yard signs, Miller, the Mount Zion photographer decided to design and sell them himself.
Miller said the idea initially was to help families honor their graduating high school and college seniors. From there, he started selling signs honoring front-line workers of COVID-19. The signs sharing words of encouragement like “heroes don’t always wear capes” are dedicated towards healthcare professionals, firefighters and police officers.