Sheffield Wedding Photographer
Brace yourselves for an incredibly short 2020 wedding photography highlights blog post! I photographed a grand total of four, with only one of them being a full day. That’s Hannah and Stephen above, just married back in February. Surrounded by their closest family members, unknowingly setting a trend for micro weddings. Fast forward to the day lockdown number one ended. That’s Hannah and Henry (and a selfie of me) below, getting their Zoom set up so family and friends could watch them marry. It’s safe to say 2020 has been a rollercoaster.
Weddings in 2020
I don’t really know what to say, I’ve tried writing this blog post several times and keep deleting what I’ve typed. I started putting this together yesterday afternoon, pre-lockdown announcement. I was feeling hopeful and really bloody grateful to everyone I’ve worked with this year, you have kept me going. Today I feel a bit frustrated. Frustrated that almost a year on we are back to the beginning. Again my couples from 2020 are having to consider re-arranging plans again, it sucks. some of the beautiful people you see below had to change plans so many times, I have no idea how they didn’t collapse in a huge flood of tears after saying I Do, I almost did it for them!
Micro Wedding Photography
Despite plans changing dramatically, one thing that didn’t change was the absolute joy that each wedding brought with it. I only spent a couple of hours documenting a couple of the weddings featured here, but that was enough to see the love between everyone. This pandemic has made folks love and appreciate each other just that little bit more. Whilst I love photographing a big shindig, there is something very special about the smaller, more intimate wedding.
Lockdown, FaceTime, and Families
My personal experience of this year has been one of growth. Without weddings I have had to look elsewhere for creativity. Lockdown brought some fun creative projects with my bubble, lots of walks in nature, some weirdness, a few tears (I soon realised press conference viewings were NOT for me), and the realisation of what’s important to me as person. Weddings didn’t really return for me after lockdown, but FaceTime shoots, family session and portraits have helped to keep the creative juices flowing. It was also so good for the soul to work again, I owe you all a huge hug.
The Shape Of Things To Come
My plan for the next few months are this: Don’t watch the news. Get out in fresh air. Get creative. Try not to rage tweet the chancellor. Be grateful for the little things. Remain silly in my bubble. Try not to butcher my hair. Try not to stress about the future too much, it just wastes time that could be spent feeling an emotion that’s much healthier. All pretty basic stuff really. Sending the biggest amount of love to everyone I’ve photographed this year, and to those I didn’t get to photograph. Your time WILL come, and when it does, it will be a massive love in all for you. Thank you all so much, your support means everything to me.
2020 wedding photography highlights, the end. I told you it was short! Portraits and personal work to follow.