Well, that was a helluva ride, right? 2020 has been a year like no other and as it draws to a close, let’s reflect on how weddings looked in the time of Coronavirus. What initially looked like a few weeks of restrictions, turned out to be a full year of postponements, cancellations, double and triple postponements and the birth of the Micro Wedding. Elopements and last minute small weddings were the only ones that took place. We saw Zoom weddings, Minimonies and special dispensation weddings.
Our industry went from being a secure income for many to a relentless storm. Each time it looked like it might calm down, up it raged again. Our business became trees swaying in the wind, trying to bend the right way in order to survive but sadly some simply broke. There has never been a time like it and as we pass into a new year, I am reminded of Einstein’s words.
“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow“
Yet, despite everything, despite all the challenges, photographers have managed to keep creating, keep showing up, and keep recording those weddings that did happen. Within the Photography Farm community, we have had each other’s backs and we have navigated these tough times together. So I would like to celebrate the Farmers and the work that they have produced at weddings in 2020. It’s an examination of how love remained and love was celebrated, even if it was masked, sanitised, and distanced. Thank you to all of the Farmers who sent in images for this and to all of us, I wish you the best for 2021.
THE GETTING READY
THE BRIDES AND GROOMS