Weddings across the UK have inevitably been postponed for a year amid the COVID-19 crisis. Recently the government has rightly stopped mass gatherings and the Church of England has said only five people, including the bride and groom, may be present at Anglican ceremonies.
I have endeavoured to accommodate rearrangements and reassure couples and families I’ll do all I can to make the transition seamless from a photographic point of view. I felt it was the least I could do in the present situation.
It simply isn’t worth the risk as we reach the peak period of this awful virus. The well-being of my valuable clients is paramount and I will make sure that deposits are transferred through to 2021. There will be no loss of money and I am willing to share any pre-wedding shots I have already taken to keep spirits up and give people something to look forward to.
I have secured slots for next year to prioritise cancelled weddings in 2020 and will be taking new bookings around those dates. It is a decent thing to do.
It’s an absolute pleasure to share photographs from the last pre-wedding shoot I did in Norwich, with the wonderful Rachel and Daniel. It was awesome working with them at the start of another magical journey. These photographs will have poignant historical meaning in years to come when we look back at a time when we were challenged by an invisible enemy.
We danced in the rain, found laughter and creative beauty just before the plans were changed. We are merely on pause and I am sure that next year the wedding will be even more special.
Norwich landmarks for the shoot included Norwich Cathedral and Elm Street. The Cathedral is one of the finest complete Romanesque buildings in Europe, with the highest Norman tower and largest monastic cloisters in England. Elm Hill is a magnificent cobbled street dating back to Elizabethan times.