All right, let's start this week off by addressing the elephant in the room: COVID-19. I'm sure you all are tired of everything being focused on the coronavirus, but I just wanted to give a quick update on how my business is being impacted by this pandemic.

Like many small businesses during this time, I am seeing a slow down in inquiries and bookings. Luckily, I don't rely on this business as my sole source of income, and I already work for home for my regular day job. However, as a new business, this is frightening, and I am continuing work behind the scenes to bring some exciting new offerings in the (hopefully) near future to my clients. With that being said, if you are interested in booking a pet portrait session, I am still accepting bookings for future dates, and am remaining flexible with clients who are currently booked and need to move their session dates. I also recently started offering E-gift cards so that clients who want to book for the future, but don't yet want to reserve a date, can. You can purchase E-gift cards here.

With that being said, I have seen a huge outpouring of love and support for small businesses, not only in my community, but across the country. I urge you all to continue to support small businesses in your community during this time. Buy gift cards, leave awesome Yelp, Google, and Facebook reviews, and give them a shout out on social media. Every little bit helps, and could mean the difference between a small business surviving this pandemic and not.

Now that we've gotten that out of the way, on to the good stuff. The theme for this week is colorful, which is fitting as we transition into spring. Unfortunately, we had a lot of rain through last weekend and the early part of the week, which prevented me from getting out to the wild mustard fields that are now starting to bloom.

However, I did recently have the opportunity to shoot more adoptions photos for the Sierra Nevada German Shepherd Rescue. Since all of my photoshoots are outdoors, as part of providing a variety of images, I will often look for a nice pop of color to incorporate into the shot. In this case, I found this bush with bright yellow flowers in full bloom, which complimented Saphira's colors nicely.

If you're interested in learning more about Saphira, or any of the other dogs available through the Sierra Nevada German Shepherd Rescue, check out their website here.

Follow the rest of the Project 52 group blog circle to check out their colorful images. Next up is Pawparazzi Pet and Animal Photography presented by Shae Pepper Photography. Keep following the links at the end of each blog post until you make it back here to see all of this week's photos!

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