I know right now, a lot of the hang up around planning a 2021 wedding is the mask issue.
please note: we are 100% compliant. We mask, and if we know we will be inside, we actually double mask. We have an immunocompromised child and understand the risks. We are even going to our car to eat during weddings, so we can remove our masks away from the guests.
Whenever I talk to couples about this, everyone’s big fear is masks in their wedding photos. I know some people are even putting off geting married because of them.
I get it, I really do. I promise. No one wants masks in all of their photos.
But guess what …
They do not have to be in every photo. We can create amazing things adhering to social distancing. We also photograph in a way that even in the background, masks are not super noticeable.
You don’t have to wear a mask while having your makeup done. Your hair and makeup artists do, and anyone not in the hair or makeup chair does, but it’s not going to be super obvious in photos.
Most of your ceremony photos will be of the backs of your guests heads (so you won’t even see their masks) and focused only on you and your fiance – and you don’t have to be masked during that.
At your reception, if they’re sitting at their tables, they’re not masked. Again, no masks in your photos there.
Your special dance with your partner – again, no masks. Parent dances are requiring a mask if you don’t live in the same household as your parent.
When you’re in photos with your spouse, you aren’t going to be masked.
Yes, everyone will need to be masked for group photos if they can’t be socially distanced.
People who share a household do not have to be masked in a photo together, as long as that household is the only one in the photos.
Is it different? Yes. If they’re up and walking around they’ll be masked. If your wedding party can’t socially distance during the ceremony, they’ll be masked.
It will all be ok, though.
I’ve included a few photos to show you what we can do WITH masks and/or socially distanced. These weddings have a full gallery of photos, many without masks because we were able to safely make them happen for them – check out some wedding blog posts here where masks were mandated: