Small Wedding Options During a Pandemic

Planning your Minneapolis wedding during COVID-19

Planning a wedding in a pandemic got you freaked out?

Yep, that makes sense.

Celebrating life’s milestones is somehow more important than ever, even as we need to look at the ways we gather together even closer.

There are no easy answers for how to plan a celebration during a pandemic, but there are flexible answers.

That’s why I’ve put together small wedding options for those who are currently planning or considering their wedding options for 2021 and 2022.

Photography options in the age of coronavirus need to be flexible, considerate, and practical.

They also need to be safe – these are all options available as state restrictions allow and focused on the new normal of deliberate social distancing.


PHOTOGRAPHY OPTIONS FOR SMALL WEDDINGS

couple in silhouette with Minneapolis skyline behind them at golden hour

PARTY LATER 2900

NOW: 2 hours of coverage for your small celebration now (generally less than 20 people)

LATER: 6 hours of coverage for your future celebration in 2021 or 2022

ALWAYS: Total flexibility to change date for COVID related reasons.

minneapolis elopement photographer at hennepin county court house

ELOPE 800

NOW: 2 hours of coverage for your elopement (and I’ll be a witness, too, if you’d like!)

(Convert time into future portrait session if your plans change!)

ALWAYS: Total flexibility to change date for COVID related reasons.

happy engagement photos with this funny portrait of couple inside a lilac bush with blooms around their faces

ENGAGED 2600

NOW: Outdoor engagement session

LATER: 6 hours of coverage for your future celebration in 2021 or 2022

ALWAYS: Total flexibility to change date for COVID related reasons.

couple on bridge - If you are planning your MN elopement MInneapolis meets Finland wedding

SMALL WEDDING 1600

NOW: 4 hours of coverage for your small celebration.

ALWAYS: Total flexibility to change date for COVID related reasons.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY DURING A PANDEMIC

• What if we need to change the date for COVID reasons?

The dates are entirely flexible – the only constraint is our schedules. If you move your date for coronavirus reasons, the deposit moves with you and all other aspects remain the same.

• How do you approach photographing wedding safely?

First off, I take this really seriously. I practice social distancing in my personal life to keep my family and community safe. Before your event, I wipe down my equipment and gear. During your event, I wear a kn95 mask at all times, and maintain a 6ft radius away from you and your guests as much as possible.

• We are just having a tiny ceremony – should we have photos of it?

Documenting milestones and sharing those moments feels more important than ever. I believe that the personal connection between you and your partner is a way that we celebrate humanity. Most couples choose to have documentation of their small wedding, photos of any guests, and some photos of just the two of them. I’ve got more advice for planning your Minneapolis elopement.

• Will you travel?

Anywhere within 60 miles of Minneapolis for free! Happy to travel further with discussion.

• Can we have photos with our guests?

I’ve put together a lot of thoughts for couples planning their gatherings and considering family photos or wedding party group photos during COVID-19.

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