As couples are faced with rescheduling weddings or re-imagining their big day, we reached out to a few photographers around the state to see how they and their couples are doing. For the next three days, we’ll share what they had to say.
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First up is Lauren Love Photography.
Lauren Love of Lauren Love Photography considers herself a creator, a keeper of memories, an interpreter of light, and an artist who documents her clients’ lives with a careful, aesthetic vision. She loves the details of life and being able to tell a story through still imagery. Everyone is unique in their style, personality, and story, and she strives to produce images that reflect that individuality.
Q: Are your brides postponing or canceling? Have you been in touch with all your brides in March, April, May & June?
A: I have been in touch with all April, May, and June couples. So far only postponements—no cancellations, but I have one pending couple who is unsure.
Q: Are you having a difficult time rescheduling because you are already booked on the couple’s new date? How are you addressing rescheduled couples?
A: Currently I’m not having a difficult time rescheduling. Last week I had two (already-booked) couples who were interested in the SAME postponement date, so that caused a bit of anxiety, but in the end they were both willing to be flexible with different dates.
Q: Are you seeing any changes of plans other than the date?
A: Some of my couples are keeping their dream wedding day as-is even if that means postponing to 2021. (Which is so thoughtful to their vendors!) Others want to get married so badly they’re hoping to do an elopement on the wedding date they originally chose and have a reception to celebrate with their families and friends at a later date this year. Then there are a couple of people who just want to cancel their traditional wedding plans and simply elope due to the stress of the uncertainty.
Q: How do you foresee this affecting you in the short term and long term?
A: In the short term I’ve got to let go of my “type-A” personality and accept the unknown just like my couples. That means being flexible by changing packages and being available to talk at any time. That means showing up for my couples and serving them no matter how their plans change.
Q: Are you accepting new clients right now?
A: Currently I am not accepting new wedding clients unless it’s for 2021. I want my remaining dates to be available until we really know what’s going to happen with the direction of this virus.
Q: How can people best support you right now?
A: All small businesses need SO much help right now. Not monetarily, but empathetically. It costs people nothing to share someone’s work, double tap an image on instagram, or comment and give great reviews. Right now it’s important to stay relevant (especially with the social media algorithms) so that when this is all over, people will see we’re still here.
Q: What is the best way people can reach you?
A: The best way for current clients to reach me is through my cell phone number, and for potential clients I always direct people to my website at laurenlovephotography.com