2020 was truly a year like none other. My family started the year off in Mexico, soaking up the sun and enjoying the beach.
After we returned to Canada I got back to work, photographing my first wedding of the year at Butchart Gardens. Little did I know that this wedding would be my only “normal” wedding of the year. A few weeks later I photographed the Love Bash, a multi wedding event, that Emma and her team at The Good Party threw on Valentines Day.
Just before the pandemic hit I photographed two engagement sessions. And with some people still planning weddings in 2021 I photographed two other couples, “post apocalypses.”
And then the world changed completely. I spent a number of weeks rescheduling my entire year and took over homeschooling my kid.
As the summer unfolded and couples had to continuously update their wedding plans, I ended up photographing a lot of elopements and micro weddings. The couples I worked with were phenomenal in adapting to these changes.
Like so many other wedding photographers I had to do some “pivoting” this year and I was fortunate enough to do some ongoing photography work for the Royal Beach project, photograph some images for an upcoming children’s book(I can’t share any of those photos, just yet), and I did some lifestyle work for a number of small businesses in town, including a concrete pouring company.
And I photographed a ton of families.
Having more weekends open also meant lots more outdoor adventures, even if some of those were just running around my own backyard with my kid and dogs.
It is looking like 2021 is going to be another interesting year for weddings, but I am still incredibly grateful for being able to do a job I love, and I will continue to pivot as needed to accommodate the challenges we face.