June 9, 2020
The 2020 wedding season has officially begun! It’s off to an amazing start too <3 I was so excited to kick off 2020 at The Stables on Obee. Fun fact is The Stables was actually the first wedding venue I ever shot with a professional DSLR camera. Heading into the season I was a little terrified of the unknown. This was the first COVID-19 wedding that I had ever shot. Was it going to be awkward? How were portraits going to go if everyone had to stay within social distancing guidelines? Was everyone going to wear a mask? I was pleasantly surprised to see that all of my fears were irrelevant. The wedding day could not have been more perfect.
This wedding was booked back in 2018 when I first began my journey as a wedding photographer. It’s so amazing to serve the brides that trusted me from the very beginning. McKinely was a bride that I immediately connected with during our consultation. We had so much in common that it was almost scary. Her love story was one of the things we bonded over. She and Zach have been together since they were in 8th grade. How crazy is that!? I thought I had a long relationship but those two have David and I beat by a year!
I know when the news hit about COVID-19 Mckinley and Zach had no hesitation deciding if they wanted to keep the original date or postpone. They’ve waited for this day for over 9 years! They did what they thought was best and decided to have a COVID-19 wedding. They cut their list down to about 85 people, which in turn allowed them to save money unintentionally. Both of them decided to reinvest the money into things they didn’t have the budget for before the virus hit. To top it all off, they are planning on celebrating their anniversary with a big trip to an all-inclusive resort. Does an anniversary celebration get better than that?!
I hope anyone brought to this page can clearly see that although it feels like love is canceled, it isn’t. Don’t let COVID-19 push back something you’ve been dreaming about for a while! Especially if it’s as long as McKinley and Zach waited for!!
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