Written by: Amanda B., Wedding Photographer & Customer Support Lead at Zenfolio
As a wedding photographer for a number of years before coming to work here at Zenfolio, I naively thought that the wedding photography industry could weather any bad economy. Love can’t be stopped just because the economy isn’t at its best, and people still want to come together to celebrate that love with their friends and family. While a photographer may have to adjust their packages and pricing to accommodate difficult financial times, weddings don’t just stop, right?
Well, clearly I was wrong. Four months ago, the entire industry came to a screaming halt with huge increases in canceled and postponed weddings due to Covid-19, leaving many photographers with gaping holes in their most profitable time of year. Some couples decided to schedule their weddings for the following year, but still, many more wanted to continue with their nuptials in spite of the current global situation. Zoom weddings with an official standing respectfully 6 feet away, or even a virtual officiant, started popping up in multiplying numbers. People are getting creative, and still sharing their special moment with family and friends through their phones, tablets and webcams. But where can a photographer come into this drastic new world of screen wedded bliss? Can we still give our clients at least a tiny piece of what they expected their special day to include?