I think it's safe to say that 2020 threw everyone for a loop. Being in the event industry I knew things were going to get rough early on. As a full time NH wedding photographer I had no idea what was going to happen. No gatherings must mean no weddings which means no income right!?
There was a lot of switching things around and modifying dates with clients but I found that a good percentage of couples wanted to try and have their special day even if it had to be modified.
The first "real" wedding of the year was with Mary and Trent up at the Sunset Hill House in Franconia, NH. There was a big day planned but we worked together to split their wedding into two parts: small ceremony on the original wedding date then the party in 2021 when things were (hopefully) better.
With just family and a few friends we met up at the Sunset Hill House on a beautiful June day. The lupines were out and the backdrop of the White Mountains just can't be beat! There is quite the view from the back of the Inn.
I met up with Trent and his groomsmen first and we took some photos before the girls arrived. The couple opted for a first look which is always a great moment to capture. When Mary arrived we set that up and then let it unfold. Great candid photos every time!
Plenty of great spots for formal photos in the White Mountains so we took the time to incorporate the scenery and then added the bridal party for some fun photos.
The ceremony was outside and everyone stayed safe and masked up while they watched. Luckily, NH had been doing very well with low COVID numbers last spring but everyone was cautious, including the kids.
We took some family photos after the ceremony and that was about that. The rest of the celebration is yet to come but I look forward to the one year anniversary celebration this spring!
I've tried my best to accommodate all my clients while they have dealt with moving or modifying dates. It's tough for everyone and I wanted me to be the last thing they had to worry about.. 2020 will certainly be a year to look back on and remember. There will be stories to tell looking back years from now, that's for sure!