Like nearly every industry in the world, the Covid-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on the wedding industry. Couples planning for months (or more) had to suddenly change plans due to the coronavirus, with no magic date for when things will return to “normal.” For fall and winter 2020 weddings, large gatherings may not be allowed or even socially-acceptable. Who’s going to want to get on a packed dance floor anytime soon?
Unfortunately many couples are faced with the choice of postponing their 2020 wedding to next year, or keeping their wedding date but scaling down their plans. Some are opting to hold smaller, more intimate wedding ceremonies, sometimes called micro-weddings, and save the larger party for later.
My hope is that couples considering a scaled down wedding ceremony still consider professional photography* an important part of the day. I have photographed many small weddings and courthouse weddings, and strongly believe that the size and budget of the wedding has nothing to do with the amount of emotion and joy that is just waiting to be captured. Every couple deserves to have photos of those special moments, and some beautiful portraits on their wedding day.
Over my 15 years as a DC wedding photographer, I have photographed intimate weddings, backyard weddings, and courthouse wedding ceremonies. I even photographed a surprise wedding once! The images below are all from these types of weddings, and I encourage anyone thinking about a scaled-down wedding to keep their wedding photography a priority if possible (while following all government regulations and recommendations!).
* – Stephen Bobb Photography abides by all state and local recommendations regarding event sizes, and follows all appropriate hygiene, masking and social distancing measures.