In light of the current state of things regarding the Coronavirus spread here in the United States, and locally in Tulsa and the rest of Oklahoma, I've been postponing client appointments and photo shoots as I head into Spring which is usually one of my busiest seasons at the studio. This time last week I was announcing that I was still booking and making sure everything was sanitized between shoots as I regularly do, but between recommendations of social isolation and the way the virus is spreading so rapidly I have decided it feels most responsible to not encourage my customers to still get out amidst this global event. Between this decision and the cancellation of Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend, which is usually a huge work event for me (I had 16 clients booked this year!) I have suddenly found myself without work for the next month in a time that I'm usually swamped, and having to figure out how to make up for that so that studio bills can still be paid! So if you're wondering how to support your local fine art, portrait, and glamour photographer during this time here are a few things I am offering:
Art photography prints - If anything positive has come of this, it's that it has made my shy artist side decide to make more of my work available to the public for purchase. I have options available from matted, signed 5x7 prints to canvas wall art. As of this writing I have some of my most popular Oklahoma Route 66 work for sale, and over the next week I will be adding more favorites including pinups, vintage signage, and other art prints. I have a collection of over 15 years of work and during this quarantine I will be going through my catalogs to sell some of my favorites, so if you don't see something you like yet stay tuned. Visit www.lizhuckleby.com/shop to view the selection of photographs for sale.
Dream Shoot Gift Card Sale and Prepayment discount bonuses:
If you're thinking of booking a Dream Shoot anytime in the next year, I'm offering a couple different discounts to anyone who supports me during this time by buying a gift card during the month of March! The bearer of a gift card can elect to put their shoot date on the calendar immediately or we can wait till things are more stable and at that point select a date for up to one year from now. We can still be brainstorming your next portrait shoot during this time!
Second - whether you purchase your card now or already have a shoot on the books, if you start a prepayment plan on products and collections during the month of March I will add an additional 5% to your account credit on top of the prepayment discounts I already offer. Details here:http://www.lizhuckleby.com/shop/products/dream-shoot-gift-card
Here are a couple recent "socially distant" portraits I've posted on my Instagram and Facebook pages. Give me a follow, I'm still posting photos from past and recent shoots through all of this for your viewing pleasure. We will all get through this!