I've contemplated writing about this topic as a blog post or if it should just be a quick Instagram post, but I thought I would start here...
With Covid-19 still on the rise, service-based businesses across the country (and the world) have taken a huge hit. I mean, duh! No one really wants to get close which is so understandable.
But still, we're seeing a lot of elopements, small weddings, or even Zoom weddings holding only an intimate group of guests more so these days. Truly, although they are small, it makes my heart really nervous to think that it would only take one person to spread a dangerous virus.
So why are so many couples still having weddings and why are photographers still shooting weddings??
Well, many couples are either heart-set on having their wedding now meanwhile a lot of others have decided to post-pone until the pandemic ends (or at least until the risk of infection isn't as high).
To be completely transparent with you, I'm fortunate enough to say I don't need to shoot weddings right now. And that's exactly what I plan to do. Don't get me wrong, I would absolutely love and dream to shoot all the beautiful weddings, but right now, I've decided to stand back for the safety of my family and loved ones.
Outside of the scope of safety, I want to get on my soapbox for just a moment (and I hope you're still with me at the end of it).
Many wedding couples and wedding photographers I see on social media are posting photos with masks on. And as much as it's so good that they are wearing masks to stay safe and attempting to stay socially distanced at six-feet apart, years from now will you want wedding photographs of you and your new life partner wearing masks? Would you want the photos of your wedding party or your parents giving you away as they walk you down the aisle with them wearing masks? If you're the type of person I think you are, I think your answer is no.
To be clear, I am completely on the side of wearing masks. Hell, wear masks, face fields, gloves, whatever you got, put it on and stay safe.
What I'm speaking to is if you're able to post-pone your weddings until the pandemic is over, I strongly urge you to.
Many full-time photographers are probably pulling their hair out as they read this post, but truth be told, I'd rather be safe and keep my clients safe. I'd rather deliver beautiful photographs with a timeless look rather than my couples with a mask on and six feet apart from their parents at their wedding.
If you're with me on this, decided to post-pone your wedding but still want want to at least get a ball moving for your wedding and thinking about starting to plan for your 2021 or 2022 wedding, let's talk about the ways we can get your day going along. Hit the Contact tab or click right HERE to contact me. I'd love to get the conversation started.