My name is Brianna, and I’m the owner of Shy Heart Studios. Typically our Executive Photographer Alexandra writes our blog posts, but today it’s my turn! We’ve been very quiet over here at Shy Heart Studios, doing our best to take care of our clients as they deal with rescheduling their weddings and figuring out how to help everyone move forward during this uncertain time. I wanted to take some time today and personally write a blog to tell our clients that we are still here for you no matter what you decide for your wedding. Just like many of you, we are not working (with the exception of a few office hours for me while my 1 year old naps) and it feels like life is on pause right now…. UNLESS you have a 1 year old – then even in the midst of this pause it feels like HER life is on fast forward…. Anyway! We are doing our part over here, staying home and making appointments via FaceTime/Zoom, and we want you to know that we are here for you.
We’ve already had a few of our couples decide to stick to their original wedding date and have their wedding ceremony social distance style, and move their big party to a new date. I’m sure most of you have heard that you can now obtain a marriage license again! This is big news for a lot of people and we’ve captured a couple of very sweet, intimate social distance weddings.
If this is something you, or someone you know might be interested in – please let us know! We want to capture your love whether your event is big or small… or if you do both!
Here is a list of pointers for anyone who is planning to have a social distance wedding:
- Keep it extremely intimate. 10 guests or less (your photographer and officiant should be included in this count).
- Ask all of those attending to PLEASE self quarantine for two weeks prior to your event to help ensure no one gets sick or spreads germs.
- Just incase someone in attendance is an essential worker, and also – just for the safety and comfort of those you’ve invited, provide masks and gloves.
- Have your ceremony OUTDOORS in the fresh air.
- Make sure there is enough space in your designated ceremony area that everyone can stand 6 ft apart and feel comfortable and safe.
- Keep it short and sweet, enjoy toasts, champagne, and send your guests on their way.
Take a look at this beautiful social distance wedding I captured just a couple of weeks ago:
This sweet couple tied the knot on their originally planned wedding date in the brides fathers backyard. They will have their big wedding, in their originally planned wedding attire and their original guest list later this summer.
To all of our clients dealing with rescheduling your weddings and the uncertainty of the coming months – we are here for you.
Brianna & the entire Team at Shy Heart Studios