Photographers Louisa and Duncan Dettmer say: “The changes have been huge. We have moved from cosy chats in our office to pre-wedding and new booking catch-ups via Zoom – sometimes even the night before a quickly rearranged wedding ahead of another lockdown. Zoom has been crucial to keeping the pre-wedding communication with our couples so that when the day comes we all know what is happening and when.
And, that things are planned and executed so that as many of the couples’ special moments can still be captured in a Covid safe way as possible. Of course, we adhere to social distancing and wearing our masks, visors etc – it has become the ‘new normal’.
“We have been lucky to attend some truly wonderful intimate weddings. Small has 100 per cent, been just as beautiful and the advantages of a small wedding have actually become clearer with each passing event.
“While we realise and totally appreciate that a small wedding in these times is not for everyone, I can say that with each couple that have chosen to go ahead with a small wedding, it has seemed somehow more heartfelt, and completely focussed on the true reason for the day in the first place, rather than the distractions that sometimes come at a larger wedding.
“We have witnessed first looks between a couple that would otherwise not have traditionally taken place and have seen those moments filled with such powerful emotion and deep realisation of the importance of the marriage ceremony ahead. Love has won on those days and the couple has found happiness in being able to start their lives together despite the troubles of the world around them.”