Pandemic Weddings

It's been quite a year.

We've always known there was no one way to celebrate love, but the challenges of Covid-19 brought that sharply into focus like never before. Seemingly overnight, couples, families, and vendors found themselves having to devise creative wedding solutions that maintained a sense of celebration and connection while respecting the health and safety of everyone involved.



While some couples postponed their weddings, others reimagined their nuptials as elopements in remote locations or moved forward with quiet events in empty churches, cutting their guest lists dramatically to meet local occupancy restrictions. Some couples hosted live-stream ceremonies designed to include everyone from afar. Still others opted for hybrid events, integrating in-person, remote, and even drive-by celebrations.



For those who gathered for weddings in person, social distancing and face masks were quickly translated into a new love language. Elbow bumps replaced handshakes. Temperature checks, hand sanitizer, and enhanced cleaning protocols quickly joined the to-do lists of wedding planners. Elegantly designed face masks became the latest accessories to complement a couple's wedding attire.



In step with their clients, wedding photographers rallied to work through events dressed in masks and shields, always balancing health and safety with the requirements of their job. Making meaningful portraits of masked couples and socially-distanced groups became a new creative endeavor that these inventive photographers took on with sensitivity and creativity.

The work of these professional wedding photographers shows unmistakable images of love, good humor, and resiliency that will forever speak to these difficult times.

In these photos, we see not only an acknowledgement of tough times but also an affirmation that we can find love and happiness in small things, that we can seek comfort in preserving our traditions, and that we have the strength within us to get through it all together.

Here's a look at love and celebration in these times through the lens of Fearless Photographers around the world.
Mary Aulick
Mary Aulick
Cincinnati
Chris Denner
Chris Denner
Leicester
Michelle Arlotta
Michelle Arlotta
New Jersey
Bernard Vandesavel
Bernard Vandesavel
Millau
Anji Martin
Anji Martin
Washington DC
Luca Gallizio
Luca Gallizio
Bolzano
Sonal Dalmia
Sonal Dalmia
Mumbai
Raj Mohapatra
Raj Mohapatra
Mumbai
Miguel Onieva
Miguel Onieva
Madrid
Orlando Suarez
Orlando Suarez
Atlanta
Daniela Ortiz
Daniela Ortiz
Cabo San Lucas
Zo Taylor
Zo Taylor
North West England
Neil Rodrigues
Neil Rodrigues
Goa
Bruno Santos
Bruno Santos
Porto
Linda Bouritius
Linda Bouritius
Amersfoort
Els Korsten
Els Korsten
's Hertogenbosch
Miguel Angel Padrón Martin
Miguel Angel Padrón Martin
Islas Canarias
Daniel Notcake
Daniel Notcake
Tel Aviv
Jill Streefland
Jill Streefland
The Hague
Miguel Angel Padrón Martin
Miguel Angel Padrón Martin
Islas Canarias
Cyd Lapour
Cyd Lapour
New Orleans
Carlos Porfírio
Carlos Porfírio
Lisbon
Pankkara Larrea
Pankkara Larrea
La Paz
Adrian Bubicz
Adrian Bubicz
Lublin
Patrick Lombaert
Patrick Lombaert
Rennes
Romulo Ueda
Romulo Ueda
Madison
Callie Riesling
Callie Riesling
Colorado Springs
Maxime Faury
Maxime Faury
Strasbourg
Cole Hofstra
Cole Hofstra
Calgary
Mike Kropf
Mike Kropf
Charlottesville
Sally Carpenter
Sally Carpenter
Woodstock
Elyssa Kivus
Elyssa Kivus
Raleigh, NC
Stephanie Uptmor
Stephanie Uptmor
Cleveland
Cole Hofstra
Cole Hofstra
Calgary
Tim Forbes
Tim Forbes
Kingston
Andreu Doz
Andreu Doz
Barcelona
Luca Gallizio
Luca Gallizio
Bolzano
Courtland Wilson
Courtland Wilson
Sacramento
Valter Antunes
Valter Antunes
Lisbon
Fraco Alvarez
Fraco Alvarez
Córdoba
Jason Vinson
Jason Vinson
Bentonville
Graziano Guerini
Graziano Guerini
Verona
Bruno Mattos
Bruno Mattos
Rio de Janeiro
Sandeep Pangerkar
Sandeep Pangerkar
Mumbai
Victor Ataide
Victor Ataide
Pedro Leopoldo
Andreu Doz
Andreu Doz
Barcelona
Isabelle Bazin
Isabelle Bazin
Toulouse
Valeria Berti
Valeria Berti
Venice
Giorgos Voursoukis
Giorgos Voursoukis
Athens
Ufuk Sarisen
Ufuk Sarisen
Istanbul
Timothy Katua
Timothy Katua
Nairobi
Régis Ammari
Régis Ammari
Valence
Sina Frantzen
Sina Frantzen
Remscheid
Miguel Angel Padrón Martin
Miguel Angel Padrón Martin
Islas Canarias
Tracey Warbey
Tracey Warbey
Cornwall
Bruno Mattos
Bruno Mattos
Rio de Janeiro
Nicodemo Luca Lucà
Nicodemo Luca Lucà
Milan
Marius Stoica
Marius Stoica
Brașov
Dan Morris
Dan Morris
Cheltenham
Nadine Lotze
Nadine Lotze
Munster
Florent Cattelain
Florent Cattelain
Toulouse
Ken Pak
Ken Pak
Washington DC
Julien Maria
Julien Maria
Nancy
Loren Haar
Loren Haar
Los Angeles
Nuno Lopes
Nuno Lopes
Lisbon
Emma Warley
Emma Warley
Scarborough
Scott Shaw
Scott Shaw
Cleveland
Bertrand Roguet
Bertrand Roguet
Bannay
Chris Shum
Chris Shum
San Jose
Cole Hofstra
Cole Hofstra
Calgary
Miguel Onieva
Miguel Onieva
Madrid
Peter van der Lingen
Peter van der Lingen
Zwolle
Chris Shum
Chris Shum
San Jose
Martin Beddall
Martin Beddall
Horsham
Tyler Vu
Tyler Vu
San Jose
Raymond Nguyen
Raymond Nguyen
Sacramento
Laurie Rhodes
Laurie Rhodes
New York City
Brittany Diliberto
Brittany Diliberto
Washington DC
Moira La Plante
Moira La Plante
Boulder
Deepesh Agarwal
Deepesh Agarwal
New York City
Scott Shaw
Scott Shaw
Cleveland
Jeff Cooke
Jeff Cooke
Halifax
Kimmi Cranes
Kimmi Cranes
Lake Tahoe
Mark Creery
Mark Creery
Fort Collins
Nick Stewart
Nick Stewart
Sydney
Aditya Grandhi
Aditya Grandhi
Seattle
Nam Trinh
Nam Trinh
Washington DC
Michelle Arlotta
Michelle Arlotta
New Jersey
Kara Counard
Kara Counard
Green Bay
Catia Aguiam
Catia Aguiam
Lisbon
Nick Stewart
Nick Stewart
Sydney
Alex Paul
Alex Paul
Cape Cod
Ken Pak
Ken Pak
Washington DC
Ruan Redelinghuys
Ruan Redelinghuys
George
Marieke Zelisse
Marieke Zelisse
The Hague
Chomi Delgado
Chomi Delgado
Burgos
Monica Capone
Monica Capone
Tuscany
Patrick Mateer
Patrick Mateer
North East England
Coralie Castillo
Coralie Castillo
Lyon
Chelsea Dawn
Chelsea Dawn
Cedar Falls
Els Korsten
Els Korsten
's Hertogenbosch
Mary Aulick
Mary Aulick
Cincinnati
Kathryn Cooper
Kathryn Cooper
New York City
Cyd Lapour
Cyd Lapour
New Orleans
Chengkai Lee
Chengkai Lee
Fuzhou
Phil Voon
Phil Voon
County Kildare
Peter van der Lingen
Peter van der Lingen
Zwolle
Julien Laurent Georges
Julien Laurent Georges
Paris
Ryan Greene
Ryan Greene
Whippany
Emily Wood
Emily Wood
Winnipeg
Kate Gansneder
Kate Gansneder
Snohomish
Chelsea Dawn
Chelsea Dawn
Cedar Falls
Mary Aulick
Mary Aulick
Cincinnati
Tom Fuller
Tom Fuller
Philadelphia
Stephanie Sonju
Stephanie Sonju
Miami
Michael Bouton
Michael Bouton
Strasbourg
Kimmi Cranes
Kimmi Cranes
Lake Tahoe
Anupa Shah
Anupa Shah
Mumbai
Karin Keesmaat
Karin Keesmaat
Zwolle
Kristen Wynn
Kristen Wynn
Pittsburgh
Kate Gansneder
Kate Gansneder
Snohomish
Eliya Davide
Eliya Davide
Colombo
Jason Vinson
Jason Vinson
Bentonville
Ryan Brenizer
Ryan Brenizer
New York City
Ruan Redelinghuys
Ruan Redelinghuys
George
Nina Larsen Reed
Nina Larsen Reed
Boulder
Ken Pak
Ken Pak
Washington DC
Kamal Kiran
Kamal Kiran
Hyderabad
Roman Matejov
Roman Matejov
Sylt
Kate Gansneder
Kate Gansneder
Snohomish
Samo Rovan
Samo Rovan
Bled
Omar Zeta
Omar Zeta
Richmond
Anupa Shah
Anupa Shah
Mumbai
Helen Keletzis
Helen Keletzis
Toronto
Mary Aulick
Mary Aulick
Cincinnati
Peter van der Lingen
Peter van der Lingen
Zwolle
Doville Gailiuniene
Doville Gailiuniene
London
Pedro Bento
Pedro Bento
Lisbon
Jack Ma
Jack Ma
San Francisco
Scott Shaw
Scott Shaw
Cleveland
Kristen Wynn
Kristen Wynn
Pittsburgh
Marieke Zelisse
Marieke Zelisse
The Hague
Jeff Cooke
Jeff Cooke
Halifax
Aitor Audicana
Aitor Audicana
Madrid
Angela Nelson
Angela Nelson
Maui
Loren Haar
Loren Haar
Los Angeles
Martin Hecht
Martin Hecht
Göppingen
Dario Dusio
Dario Dusio
Turin
Kimmi Cranes
Kimmi Cranes
Lake Tahoe
Taylor Jones
Taylor Jones
Colorado Springs
Tyler Vu
Tyler Vu
San Jose
Elvis Aceff
Elvis Aceff
Riviera Maya
Sally Carpenter
Sally Carpenter
Woodstock
Jason Vinson
Jason Vinson
Bentonville
Ken Pak
Ken Pak
Washington DC
Jill Streefland
Jill Streefland
The Hague
Ronan Palliser
Ronan Palliser
Dublin
Rafe Abrook
Rafe Abrook
East of England
Jeff Cooke
Jeff Cooke
Halifax
Chomi Delgado
Chomi Delgado
Burgos
Nadine Lotze
Nadine Lotze
Munster
Chris Denner
Chris Denner
Leicester
Julien Maria
Julien Maria
Nancy
Brittany Diliberto
Brittany Diliberto
Washington DC
Divyam Mehrotra
Divyam Mehrotra
New Delhi
Alessandro Capuzzo
Alessandro Capuzzo
Venice
Eduardo Blanco
Eduardo Blanco
Murcia
Denise Motz
Denise Motz
Breda
Scott Shaw
Scott Shaw
Cleveland
Stephanie Uptmor
Stephanie Uptmor
Cleveland
Elizabeth J Dilley
Elizabeth J Dilley
Beaver Creek
James Nix
James Nix
Charlotte
Nuno Lopes
Nuno Lopes
Lisbon
Jamie Gillies
Jamie Gillies
County Limerick
David Lack
David Lack
San Miguel de Allende
Laurie Rhodes
Laurie Rhodes
New York City
Ken Pak
Ken Pak
Washington DC
Kara Counard
Kara Counard
Green Bay
Sylvain Bouzat
Sylvain Bouzat
Lyon
Sonal Dalmia
Sonal Dalmia
Mumbai
Florent Cattelain
Florent Cattelain
Toulouse
Daniela Ortiz
Daniela Ortiz
Cabo San Lucas
Xiaoqi Li
Xiaoqi Li
Charlottesville
Linda Bouritius
Linda Bouritius
Amersfoort
... and lastly, the required Covid test before flying off on the honeymoon....
Ditta van Gent
Ditta van Gent
Amersfoort
Related Posts
Back to All