In an effort to keep all of my incredible clients safe and to abide by the rules of Washington State and King County, here are the rules that Mariah Gentry Photography is following for Phase 1.5:

Professional photographers must adopt a written procedure for professional photography activity that is at least as strict as the Phase 2 safety and health requirements below.

Requirements Specific to Professional Photography Operations

  •  Client Management
    a. Appointments are required for all clients, allowing sufficient time to sanitize
  • Photographic equipment and common areas after each client session.
    b. Outdoor sessions only.
    c. Only one client (and family member, if client is a minor) should be staged in the immediate area. Groups are not allowed. An exception can be made for groups consisting of immediate family only.
  • Limited to the number of individuals stated in the allowed social gatherings. Phase 1.5 states up to 5 people total, including the photographer.
  • Photographers should maintain social distancing, using no-touch posing methods.


  1. Wash hands regularly before and after photographic sessions.
  2. Frequently sanitize all equipment as well as props, chairs, benches with which a clientmay come into contact.
  3. Sanitize all restrooms available to clients in-studio
  4. Frequently sanitize all common areas, including door knobs (interior and exterior),counter tops, pens and pencils, tablets, keyboards and monitors.
  5. Remove all unnecessary paper products or décor (magazines, newspapers, extraneoussales materials).
  6. If changing rooms are used during professional photography operations, they should becleaned with appropriate disinfecting supplies after each new client use, by an employee wearing proper protective equipment.

Phase 2 Safety and Health Requirements

All businesses operating during Phase 2 have a general obligation to keep a safe and healthy facility in accordance with state and federal law, and comply with the following COVID-19 worksite-specific safety practices, as outlined in Governor Jay Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” Proclamation 20-25, and in accordance with the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries General Requirements and Prevention Ideas for Workplaces and the Washington State Department of Health Workplace and Employer Resources & Recommendations at