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We're all in this together. Our response to COVID-19
A special announcement from Lifetouch
March 26, 2020

A special announcement from Lifetouch

We're all in this together. Our response to COVID-19

It’s time to connect.

Where we stand before, during, and after COVID-19.

At Lifetouch, we love being a place where you can capture memories, stay connected to your loved ones, and build community. In the midst of COVID-19, and school, preschool, church and studio closings, we will continue to be that place where you can share, connect, and watch your kids grow up together.

You want your kids to have good memories of this time. You want them to get through this and be better off for the experience—all while keeping your community stronger than ever.

But it’s tough out there. We’ve never been through this. Many of you are working from home with kids in the house fulltime now. Schedules are unpredictable. Your work structure has been dismantled. And at the end of the (very long) day, you’re not sure you’re doing any of this right.

As a community, we’ll come through this stronger than we were before; hopefully, with fonder memories than we imagined.

Please see the latest updates from our team and we will continue to keep you informed on new information.

We hope to see all of your smiles again very soon.

School Photography Update: We continue to monitor the situation and follow the guidelines and recommendations provided by the Center for Disease Control and U.S. Department of Health. As a result of this ever-changing situation, new safety protocols have been put in place for Picture Day to ensure the wellbeing of students, staff, and our employees. This includes the recommendation of face coverings for students and staff being photographed. During their individual session, face coverings may only be removed for the purpose of having their photography taken. Face coverings are required for parent volunteers. If you are a School administrator with questions about our new disinfecting or social-distancing policies, please don’t hesitate to contact your local Lifetouch representative who can assist you.

Prestige Photography by Lifetouch Update: We are committed to capturing the once-in-a-lifetime achievements of graduates even during these uncertain times. The wellbeing of students, staff, and our employees is our top priority, and new safety protocols have been put in place to ensure that we adhere to federal and local public health guidelines during upcoming photography sessions. Please note that face coverings will be required for all customers and their guests inside our studios and may only be removed for the purpose of having your photography taken. Face coverings are required for parent volunteers.

Preschool Photography Update: Pending recommendations from the CDC and local government, we anticipate resuming our preschool photography business with enhanced safety protocols for the protection of students, staff, and employees. This includes the recommendation of face coverings for students (2 years of age or older) and staff being photographed. During their individual session, face coverings may only be removed for the purpose of having their photography taken. Face coverings are required for parent volunteers. If you are a preschool business owner or administrator with questions about our new disinfecting or social-distancing policies, please don’t hesitate to contact your local Lifetouch representative who can assist you. We will communicate with you as quickly as possible If any government mandates require us to be closed longer than anticipated.

To provide the safest environment for your family on Picture Day, Lifetouch will require infants or non-sitters to be photographed using their own blanket for the purpose of helping to pose your child. Any infant or non-sitter without a blanket will unfortunately not be photographed.

JCPenney Portraits by Lifetouch Update: JCPenney Portraits locations have reopened nationwide with new safety protocols for the protection of our customers and employees. Our studios will continue to operate based on the guidance of local and state mandates. If you have placed an order before the closure of your local studio, you will be able to pick it up once the store and studio re-open. Visit our website to view open appointments in your area.

Your safety continues to be our top priority. As part of our enhanced cleaning and safety protocols, all studio locations are discontinuing the use of soft, porous studio props. This includes items like blankets, swaddles, stuffed animals, fairy wings, dresses, accessories, etc. We will continue to provide props made from hard, non-porous materials, including chalkboard signs, stand props, ornaments, wooden snowflakes, etc. Customers are required to bring their own baby wrap or blanket to photograph newborns or non-sitters. We encourage customers to customize their sessions and bring personal props from home.

Please note that face coverings will be required for all customers inside our studios and may only be removed for the purpose of having your photography taken.

Church Photography Update: It has been our honor to partner with churches and houses of worship across the country to provide programs that build community and foster connection. We are incredibly grateful to have had the opportunity to capture beautiful images of families in houses of worship across the county over many years. Hearing the stories from churches and families about how photography can bring communities together, bring happiness in times of joy, and provide comfort in times of sorrow has been an incredible privilege for our company and for our dedicated team of photographers.

Unfortunately, due to the tremendous continued and unforeseen impact of COVID-19 on our business and our community, Lifetouch Church Photography has permanently stopped our operations. Despite the best efforts of this team and amazing partnership with communities of faith across the country, the ongoing impacts caused by COVID-19 and shelter-in-place mandates have been insurmountable. We will complete any currently in-process directory publication.

While we must close Lifetouch Church Photography, we will continue to photograph in schools and in preschools where our services remain critical to providing official documentation, like student IDs. We also continue to operate JCPenney Portraits by Lifetouch, where we are happy to capture life’s moments for your family following extensive safety protocols.