2020 was a hectic year for the wedding industry. To have a wedding, to not have a wedding. To cancel, reschedule, host a backyard wedding? The options were vast. I shot 3 weddings early in the year, then one on March 14th, the evening before Governor Wolfs shutdown at Normandy Farms in Blue Bell, PA. That was my last wedding for some time.
While the venue was accommodating, things just didn’t seem right. I felt we really needed to adhere to said shutdown, and wasn’t sure everyone I saw was buying in. Never did I expect it to last as long as it has, I’m not sure anyone did.
Things got confusing, vendors I know had issues of rescheduling, cancelling, rescheduling dates said vendor could no longer attend. To give a deposit back, force majeure clauses, offering referred vendors as a make good.Rescheduling the rescheduled dates, as last October/November also didn’t seem an ideal time to host a wedding, plus large gatherings mandates were still in effect.
With that said, I’m happy to return, and hope to do it in a rise from the ashes way. Excited about my new camera to future proof myself in this industry, but also rise to levels I previously hadn’t reached. (It’s sick in low light btw, which is good for dance floor time, esp with my Sigma 35mm 1.4) While the time off, and weekends off was nice, I miss the rush of a wedding day. Meeting and interacting with wedding parties, parents, DJ’s & Photographers.
So I have 2 weddings coming up, in Connecticut of all places. Then in September I get rolling again. Booked 4 weddings in September, and as of now, 7 the remainder of the year. A mix of Philly, Jersey, West Chester/Coatesville area, and 1 in York, PA and lastly in Allentown. My new Fiat Abarth has some traveling to do. Giddy up, partner!