Wow, it’s been a while since I wrote a blog here. If it were real paper, I’d literally be brushing dust off it, haha. Let’s just keep it super real because 2020 is one of the strangest years I’ve ever experienced. I never thought we’d be living through a worldwide pandemic, but here we are.
While we adapt to this new normal I think it’s important to be mindful about our actions repercussions. I have had many requests over the last 3 months (For those reading this years in the future, the main part of the Coronavirus started in about February 2020, lol) for sneakily documenting larger weddings. Which is currently against the law.
As much as I’d love to shoot a big wedding right now and act like the world is normal, I can’t. I’d risk losing my business license and the trust from the wedding community. Trust me, ALL of us vendors want to just get back to work right now. But morally speaking, no large wedding is worth the risk right now. There is a reason that the restrictions have been put in place. Safety is above all, the most important thing we as a community can focus on. Of course there’s the occasional “Karen” who will cut a hole in her mask because “she wants to breathe” easier. But I try to firmly hold onto the belief that humanity is better than that as a whole. That Americans are better than that. The only way we’re going to get through this is together, and with the mindfulness that our actions reach far outside of ourselves.
My entire career is focused on events. Weddings, family gatherings, and witnessing love. While I remain adamant in the belief that love is not cancelled I think it’s also important to realize and adapt to our current situation. I think a trend we’ll see moving forward is a deliberate push towards elopements and more intimate weddings. So again, love is not cancelled! It just might look a little different during this time.
I want to emphasize the importance of self-care during this time as well. I am fully aware that my career being currently crap is a pittance compared to many others out there. Trust your fellow humans. Talk to them. It is so easy to feel isolated right now and I urge you to reach out your loved ones just to let you know you’re thinking about them. Your feelings are valid. They matter, and deserve to hold space.
Wishing you and your loved ones good health right now. My inbox is always open for you.