Stay at home – Lockdown – cake making – super hot Summer!
It’s safe to say 2020 has been challenging. It has had an effect on everyone in different ways. My condolences go out to everyone who has suffered the loss of someone close to them, and a huge thank you to the NHS staff and all key workers that are keeping everything ticking over. I never imagined we would be a year into a pandemic when I sat here year ago and worked on my 2019 highlights, you never know what’s around the corner so it’s so important to be grateful and thankful for all of the small things. It’s been a tough year for the industry, as it has been so for so many others. In March 2020, I was just about to start ‘wedding season’ and was so ready to get going after the Winter off! My inbox was soon inundated with emails from brides and grooms looking to postpone and move their weddings to 2021. I have been so grateful that everyone that has included me in their date changes, checking I am available for the new date, this all helped to ensure I didn’t lose the bookings completely.
As I have already mentioned in the heading, I have the greatest memories from 2020, Stay at home, lockdown, baking and a super hot Summer! I actually didn’t shoot a wedding until October! and this wasn’t an original booking. The only original booking left in my diary was at the end of December, and it was beautiful. In-between lockdowns I was able to do lots of family portraits which was lovely! and also the front door shoots where I captured families either through the window or on their doorstep, strange but historic images to look back on in years to come.
Spending time with my Husband and three daughters at home has had its ups and downs! It was definitely easier in the Spring and Summer last year when the weather was amazing! At times out in the garden with the paddling pool out it felt like we were all on holiday! I can’t say the same at the moment as we are in our 3rd official national lockdown in the Winter. I thought I would look back through what I have captured this year and was surprised at how many images I picked for my highlights.
At the moment, I don’t think we are closer to having weddings and general life back to normal, but there is hope for the Summer now they are rolling out the new vaccine, so fingers crossed!
Stay safe everyone,