Last minute wedding plan changes due to COVID-19, has definitely been a reoccurring theme in my blog posts over the last couple years. The hope, was that by 2021, this whole pandemic would be over. And while I do see a white light at the end of the tunnel, we’re still very much in the thick of it. Tymika & Michael actually planned their wedding for October 13th last year. Yet, Covid lockdowns forced them to reschedule. In order to keep all their wedding date memorabilia the same, they opted to get married the exact same date this year.
Granted they were planning a much bigger event. However, the new Covid vaccine mandates limited their options. Its one thing to turn down a guest for not being vaccinated. But when its the actual couple, there aren’t a lot of venues that can accommodate. So instead they decided to downsize and elope. A friend of theirs offered their farm for a backyard wedding. Although country rustic was not the original theme for this wedding, it did play a nice contrast in the couples purple gothic aesthetic.
Their civil ceremony was done outdoors as a backyard wedding. The couple’s kids played a pretty significant role in the ceremony despite their young age. The bride’s father passed away a couple months back, so her son walked her down the aisle.
Once the ceremony was complete, we did a few rounds of photos with their family around property grounds. Afterward, it was just the couple and me. They were so cute together. I have photographed this bride on multiple occasions. She is a mechanic by trade but moonlights as seductive model. Be sure to check out some of our other shoots as well.
Every crazy idea we came up with, they said ok to. It’s very rare during a normal full day wedding that I would have so much freedom when it comes to the formal portraits. General there are restrictions with the dress, issues of getting the couple dirty, or even a simple lack of time. But aside from the ceremony and their portrait session, there was nothing else planned for the day. They only had me for four hours. But we got so many memories out of that time frame without needing to rush.