Well that didn’t go quite to plan, did it?
This time last year I was looking forward to what was going to be the most exciting year yet for Remain in Light, with lots of elopements, destination weddings and exciting adventures planned. I did shoot a few weddings at the beginning of the year, and even managed a lovely trip to London in January. Then March came along and the world went topsy-turvy.
From April to July there were no weddings at all, and for most of this time here in Ireland we couldn’t go further than 5km from our house. Come July that changed to county-wide travel being allowed, and honestly I had one of the most wonderful summers in years. While the sun shone we explored Donegal; we went hiking in the mountains, swimming in the sea, and we got to spend some precious time with family and friends.
I also got to shoot some beautiful micro weddings during this time, and I have to say I am a fan. There’s something very special about small, intimate weddings. When you take away all the trappings of a big wedding, what’s left is you and your absolute favourite people in the whole world, celebrating the most important thing – you and your love for each other. Don’t get me wrong, I still love a big wedding and the party and epic dance floor that comes with it, and I’m very much looking forward to getting back to these when things get better. But I’m now smitten with smaller weddings and can’t wait to photograph even more of these in the future, even post-covid. If you’re planning an elopement or intimate wedding, I’d love to hear about your plans!
Things closed back down again in December and now we’re back in proper lockdown. It’s been a hard time for everyone, but I continue to be grateful for my health and that of my family and friends. I’m also incredibly grateful for all of my wonderful couples – those who made it down the aisle in 2020 despite everything that was thrown at them, those who have had to postpone several times, and all of my new couples booking in this year. I’m hopeful that things will be brighter soon, and I cannot wait to be there to capture your day.
Here is a round-up of what I got up to in 2020 – grab a cup or glass of whatever takes your fancy and make it big!
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