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a note about COVID-19 safety

Michael Willems Photo in Place d'Orleans Mall is open.

And we re-opened as a safe store. Place d'Orleans Shopping Centre is making health and safety the top priority, as are we. That means restricted hours for now: 11-7 Mon-Sat and 11-5 Sundays. It also means very frequent cleaning of the mall; physical distancing; hand sanitizer, and much more.

Our additional "in store" measures include:

* As per the July 6 Ottawa City policy, masks must be worn in the store.

* There is a plexiglass safety screen at the cash register;

* We encourage you to use contactless payment methods;

* All touched surfaces in the store are disinfected when needed throughout the day;

* There are clear bilingual directions ensuring physical distancing;

* Staff and customers are only allowed in if they show zero symptoms;

* We are only able to accomodate several customers at a time.

For courses, this means that as per government rules, in the studio they can, for now, only be offered as one-to-ones. To accomodate that, there will therefore be a temporary reduction in the price of one-to-one tuition. I urge you to take advantage of that: individual professional training for a temporary, unique, lower-than-ever price. See below for details!

As said, our renowned courses are also available online, interactively, in the same small groups you are used to. It's just like being in the store for your course, except you can stay in your jammies. (Or less, I don't judge!). Minimum 2 students.

Please contact me to arrange your sessions.


June 2020: As a temporary measure, all in-store classes are now taught as one-on-one only. This is to protect your safety, and is in line with government measures limiting people in the store at any one time.

To facilitate that, the price of one-on-one tuition is now not $95 per hour, but just $65 per hour. That is a 30% temporary discount! Take advantage of this unique opportunity to get one-on-one training from an award-winning educator and photographer: your class, your pace, your equipment - temporarily for far less than the regular price.

(This measure is only in force while store customer numbers are strictly limited for safety and by government rules. But rest assured, if you buy these hours now, these will be honoured even later, after regular pricing resumes.)

*) This means that multiple-student classes are, for now, only available online (unless you are from the same home).