Ahhh COVID-19. You’ve upended our lives in almost every way imaginable. You’ve made us afraid. You’ve changed our routines. You’ve made the world a little smaller.
But you know what you didn’t do?
You did NOT stop the love.
In spite of how difficult this year has been, so many amazing couples have found innovative ways to tie the knot and celebrate their love in entirely new ways.
What’s even more incredible is how you – the photography community – have adapted to document the weddings people never thought they’d have.
This month, we wanted to shine a huge spotlight on some of the incredible images that you have captured in this strange new world of unexpected micro and modified weddings.
Welcome to this month’s challenge series: #CovidCantStopTheLove
“This couple originally had plans to get married in Hawaii, but due to Covid had to shift gears, so they headed to the desert instead.”
“Mikayla and Brandon originally had a big Vegas wedding planned, but COVID forced them to cancel. Wanting to keep their original May wedding date, and with the future unknown, they drove into the mountains to say their vows at the Garden of the Gods park in Colorado (with their family watching on Zoom, propped up by my camera backpack), followed by a golden hour portrait session at the Paint Mines.”
“Ella and Brandon Cobb grew up as best friends and ended up getting married in their parents backyard on Aug 8th 2020. Originally set to include a quite large guest list they decided to cut their to 40 people to ensure it was COVID-19 safe. After bouncing around a bunch of different locations in the Shenandoah Mountains & scouting; they inevitably decided to transform her parents backyard into the boho wedding of her dreams. They kept everything flexible up until that last few days so if anything needed to be adjusted last minute it could be done easily. Although this wasn’t their Plan A B or C, the wedding was more than they could even have imagined with their closest family & friends present to celebrate with them.”
“Through all odds they were persistent to share their special day they’ve always dreamed of…even if it meant changing a few things around. Prior to the wedding they decided to treat Mia’s bridal photos as their “first look” at the venue of their dreams. Instead of being surrounded by tons of people they decided to share this special moment with themselves just a few days before their official ceremony.”
“I seriously have no words for the beauty of this day. Congratulations Kenya + Wesley! I’m honored to have been able to capture such a special and intimate celebration.”
Connection is what it’s all about. Feel free to reach out to us with any comments or questions you might have, even if it’s only to say hello. If it wasn’t for our beautiful community, this place just wouldn’t feel the same.