2020 wedding photography wise was one of the craziest years of my career because of the impact of Covid-19.
I photographed 15 weddings and then in April, right in the middle of a busy wedding season, the pandemic hit and everything just stopped overnight. We lost all our work and income in an instant. We paused our home loan, our car repayments, started homeschooling our kids. We had no business for over 2 months. It was a crazy time.
Then elopements started. Couples still wanted to get married and therefore had to change the way they went about it. For the rest of the year, I photographed another 50 elopements and just a handful of weddings.
My heart goes out to all of the couples who planned or a planning a wedding during these times. So many couples got married without their parents, grandparents, siblings and friends with them. Most were stuck overseas or across state borders. I’ve seen many couples change their wedding date numerous times and we had a lot of couples just cancel their wedding altogether. It must be such a stressful time for everyone planning a wedding.
To all the couples who I did photograph in 2020… I hope your elopement/wedding was still an amazing experience for you, and I hope my photos have given you some joy.
To start off with… here are some images that you would only see during a world-wide pandemic, and images I never thought I would take.
Here are a few of my favourite images from 2020 :)