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How Could Covid-19 Change Wedding Photography?

Updated: Aug 27


We’re all getting used to the new normal when it comes to social distancing and restrictions on the number of people who can gather in the same place.

For many couples who were due to tie the knot in 2020, their weddings are looking very different to the ceremonies they had planned. Fewer guests, outdoor services and more spaced-out venues are among what wedding planners are expecting as we move further into 2020 and start to see more restrictions being relaxed.

But, as an article for the Huffington Post recently pointed out, we could also see wedding photography changing to reflect the new ways in which we’re all being asked to behave.

Group photos, where guests huddle together around the happy couple, are likely to be a no-no, at least for the immediate future.

Photographer Simon Fazackarley told the publication that it may be that group photos can only be taken of households. “I certainly see situations where we could do groups and combine them using Photoshop to eliminate the social distance, but the majority of my couples would probably like to keep it in for authenticity,” he added.

Intimate portraits, of both the couple and their guests, are likely to rise in popularity as a result of the need for everyone to socially distance, even when they’re celebrating a marriage.

If you’re not sure where to go with the creative direction of your wedding photography, take a look at my recent post about some of the styles you can consider, such as reportage style or a contemporary feel to your photography.

Looking for a documentary wedding photographer in Surrey? Get in touch today to find out more about my services.

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