A World Without Weddings
Well I would never have believed at the start of this year that by July 2020 I would be in a world without weddings. For the first time in 12 years I have not photographed a single wedding in the first 6 months of the year.
I started the year looking forward to a full summer of wedding photography on my return from a photography gathering in Mexico in March. How differently things turned out.
My trip to Merida, in Mexico was cut short due to the announcement of a pandemic and my initial thought was that I need to get back. I couldn’t risk being stranded out there with all these weddings to photograph! Then lockdown happened and life changed dramatically, followed by the realisation that my business was going to be affected in a way I could never have imagined.
I have 3 weddings left in the diary for 2020, all the others I have managed to accommodate for next year thankfully. My couples have been great and I’d like to thank them for paying 50% of the balance this year, that has really helped. I can only imagine how disappointing it has been for them in having all their plans thrown into disarray.
Hopefully it won’t be too long before I’m back photographing days of love, laughter and human connections!
Until then I’m sharing some of my unfinished work from Mexico, where I swam in the beautiful cenotes. A time of freedom and happiness that I long for again. Maybe I’ll photograph a Mexican wedding while I’m out there, I’ve done some Armenian weddings so why not.