When I think about 2020, I don’t know if I should laugh, cry, or do a little of both. What an incredibly strange and unique year we faced both as a business and personally. I want to look back on this year though, not with contempt or regret, but rather with the sense that I grew as a person and got to work with some amazing couples. Listen, these people went through absolute chaos and confusion all year with planning their weddings. We went into the season with roughly 30 weddings on the books and one by one, they started dropping like flies. These are people’s wedding days that they’ve been anticipating for quite a while and had put so much time and energy into. To hear they were pulling the plug and rescheduling, or in some cases, canceling altogether, was heartbreaking- Especially/primarily on behalf of them. Some of them though, stuck it out and tied the knot. We couldn’t be more happy for them and were overjoyed that we were able to do what we absolutely love to do for them.
2020 had a lot of ups and downs for people. We saw the best and the worst of humanity; sometimes in the same scene. We saw people fight through tough times and prevail; sometimes with scars to show. We saw how at the end of the day, people are resilient and are willing to fight for those they love and care about. As I grabbed this batch of images, I got to relive some of the best moments in my couple’s lives and remembered that Love does win in the end and we can be part of that. We can love others and choose to see our commonality instead of what divides us. We can take an extra moment to do something for someone that will bless them more than we may know. We can put others before ourselves because self-sacrificial love is the purest love their is.