Love in 2020.
This year has been unprecedented. If you’re one of the couples who were supposed to have been getting married in 2020 but had to postpone due to Covid-19, my heart truly goes out to you. On top of it being an extremely difficult time, having to postpone your wedding day, the day you have spent so long planning for and looking forward to, is tough, really tough and like you, I cannot wait until this awful pandemic has passed, when the world is a safer place and we can have all our loved ones around us and celebrate like we originally had planned.
Just because you’ve had to put your wedding plans on hold doesn’t mean that you have to let this time pass by without making it special. Emma and Alex were supposed to have been married this June in a traditional, personal ceremony at their local parish in Kent, and a relaxed, fun and flower filled reception in the gardens of the idyllic Nettlestead Place. Surrounded by all their loved ones.
As the Coronavirus put a stop to their wedding plans this year, we decided that we simply couldn't let the day pass by and decided to make their 'would have been wedding day' special and romantic with an almost married photo shoot, in the beautiful woodlands of Kent on their original 2020 wedding date.
We spent an hour amongst the tranquil greens of the woodland and wandered through a wild flower field in the beautiful grounds of Beckenham Place Park. True to summer season in England, June threw everything at us, sun, wind and rain. Undeterred, being the completely relaxed and outdoorsy couple that they are, Emma and Alex laughed about how some of the best photos they've had taken together have been in the rain. The Welsh girl in me finds something incredibly romantic about a moody sky and we decided to embrace it and dance in the rain than shelter from it. What could be more romantic than that?
If there’s anything that that this time has taught us, it is that our time together on this planet is precious. As a couple, whatever stage your relationship is at, you must remember that it is rare, wonderful and you are so lucky to have each other. Whether you are at the early stages of planning your own wedding, you have been married for years or like so many engaged couples this year, you have had to put your wedding plans on hold this year, it is important to capture, remember and celebrate your relationship. The now is as important as ever.
Alex and Emma, I honestly cannot wait for your wedding next year, to be your wedding photographer and to celebrate with you properly, surrounded by all your friends and family. To laugh, to hug, to sing, dance and celebrate. I have no doubt that it'll be worth the wait and even better than originally planned. So roll on 2021! In the mean time. I'll be here, loving every minute of photographing these beautifully intimate, couple shoots. Love indeed, is definitely not cancelled.
"Thank you so much Jen for an amazing shoot! Not only was the time we had with you amazing, the photos are absolutely beautiful! We couldn't be happier"
Emma & Alex, original wedding date June 2020.