Best of 2020 Wedding Photography

Wow! What a year 2020 was. It started off strong, then got completely derailed by that global pandemic thing. After five or six months or so, as New Hampshire began opening up again, and weddings started up in full force. Sure, they were mostly a bit different — smaller group size, masks and social distancing — but they somewhat surprisingly felt pretty normal. It just proves that you can’t squash the human spirit… people will find ways to carry on, and in some cases in very cool modified ways! Below is a recap of the amazing weddings and couples that I had the honor of photographing during this whacky pandemic year. Enjoy, and bring on 2021!

Oh, when COVID-19 wasn’t a thing…

After this next wedding, which took place on March 8, the world seemed to fall apart. So many couples had their plans up-ended, and I was in full-on reschedule mode…

In May it still seemed like wedding season was a total bust, but where there is a will there is a way, and many couples started looking for that way. May 9 I had the honor of photographing this “Zoom” wedding in the couple’s driveway. While the circumstances surrounding their wedding had been unimaginable, the actual wedding was wonderful, and it was fabulous to be out again! 

June saw more micro- and Zoom-weddings. Yes, smaller gatherings, but the joy these families felt coming together to celebrate was incredible… 

A fully social-distanced ceremony… 

A season highlight — probably a top 10 EVER among 400+ weddings — was hiking up to Lonesome Lake for this couple’s wedding. If plans are going to change, change them to something truly meaningful! … and spectacular! …

This family all travelled to NH for the micro-wedding, with everyone quarantining and getting COVID-19 tested so that they could truly enjoy the week together. A wedding reception under the stars, in the shadow of Mount Washington. Perfection! 

In August I photographed my first “big” COVID-19 wedding (i.e. 120 people, which was allowed in NH even though it was not in surrounding states). I’d lie if I said I wasn’t super nervous, but it almost felt “normal”, and that was a great feeling!  

It was quickly back to smaller weddings, which were the norm for 2020…

First cats at a wedding. If all of your friends and family cannot be there, at least your fur-babies can be! 

Many couples delayed their large wedding in lieu of a smaller, intimate gathering. This couple planned a large 300 person ballroom wedding, but pushed it out to 2022. They still married in the Public Garden — officiated by my all-time favorite Father Larry! — and celebrated at the Four Seasons in their new open air atrium space…   

October 17… who expected snow? I’ll never complain though! 

Cathedral Ledge was closed to tourist traffic all year, but with the right call you could still make it happen. And the views never disappoint, especially with Fall foliage…

And who doesn’t love a Halloween wedding that takes place a short walk from your house?

Continuing the trend awesome wedding day experiences that don’t typically happen, I joined this fun couple for some pre-wedding turns at the beginning of December…

… Then is REALLY started snowing! 

And my very last frame of and whacky but still incredibly awesome wedding season!