saturday, february 28th we had a devastating fire that has destroyed part of our home. as for our equipment…luckily, gerardo was on a photo shoot so he had much of his equipment with him. we have lost a few lights and all of our backdrops, but MIRACULOUSLY our back up hard drives were saved. we feel that it truly is a MIRACLE that they are still intact and that all of our clients MEMORIES HAVE BEEN PRESERVED! we are currently backing up everything onto new hard drives. we will be contacting all of our clientele within the week to let them know the status of their photographs and videos. RIGHT NOW, ALL OF OUR PRODUCTION HAS BEEN HALTED AS WE SPEND ALL OF OUR TIME BACKING UP FILES AND DATA. we also have many files to sift through, so we appreciate your patience as we work our way through this process.
we still do not know the cause of the fire, but will keep you updated as we get more information. we have posted some pictures below so that you can see the damage…
on saturday, at 5:30 p.m., our daughter summer, heard our dog ginger barking downstairs. she went to the office door and found black smoke seeping through the door frame. she immediately yelled for me to come downstairs…when i did, i opened the door and black smoke came billowing out! we ran out the back door and over to the neighbors to call 911. we saw the garage door expanding and contracting with flames shooting out of the top. the firefighters were on the scene within 10 minutes and quickly put out the fire. we have extensive smoke damage throughout the house, but because the doors to the laundry and entryway were closed, it suffocated the fire from spreading. we are so grateful for the fact that everyone got out safely and that the fire didn’t spread further than it did.
we have to give a big thank you to all of those who have extending a helping hand to us at this time. we have been given food, blankets, and computer equipment to keep our business running. we’ve had many offers of child care and will surely be calling many of you to take you up on it :)