Christine and Robert’s Queens Park elopement was the first wedding I have shot since 2019. My 2020 weddings rescheduled to 2021, and most have since rescheduled to 2022. When Christine contacted me in April about their intimate June elopement, I was excited to finally get back to shooting.
I had yet to experience a COVID wedding and wasn’t sure how the pandemic would change the feelings present on a wedding day. Things were certainly different – Christine and Robert had a COVID safety plan printed and on display with a giant bottle of hand sanitizer. Many of their guests wore masks during their ceremony. Hugs and handshakes between guests were limited. But the love and support of their family and friends was clear even through face masks and socially distanced greetings.
It had been several years since I shot at Queens Park and I was happy to discover a quiet forested area to shoot their portraits. Escaping crowds on a sunny Saturday is always an adventure, so this spot was totally a gem!
Under normal circumstances, it feels like such a privilege to be invited to share a couple’s wedding day with them. This invitation felt much bigger in a time when we are so diligently keeping our circles small. Thank you Christine and Robert for inviting me to document this part of your story, and for welcoming me into your circle for an afternoon.
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