We miss you. Plain and simple. Our last wedding that we were able to shoot was in early March, just days before the whole world would start shutting down. It was bittersweet getting to shoot it, amid freeway signs reading "Stay home, wash hands, avoid Covid-19". We enjoyed filming that wedding, maybe it was intensified by the fact that we knew deep down it might be a very long time before we were able to film a wedding again.
Nearly 3 months since we filmed that last wedding in March, we are currently working with our spring couples to reschedule their dates. Some have moved their weddings to summer, some to the fall, and some to winter. Our 2021, already fairly booked out, is going to be a challenge as more couples may decide to postpone their weddings.
When we see an email come in about postponing, we feel for our couples. We can't imagine the stress of dealing with moving everything around, and in essence re-planning everything. Not to mention the stress of the entire world right now. We answer with understanding. Of course we will be flexible where we can, and roll over their payments to a new date. I treat our couples how I would want to be treated. We are dealing with a situation we have never dealt with, so new rules must be made.
Aside from the details of rescheduling and "office-y" stuff... We miss our couples! We miss filming weddings.
Filming weddings may seem stressful to some, mundane to others... But to us - we love it. We arrive with the anticipation of the day, just like the guests! We are excited to see beauty, and capture it in a creative way. We love to get to know our couples and their friends and family. We talk with everyone, we learn our couples' story and put it into a beautiful film.
Another aspect that we miss is our relationships with other wedding industry professionals. During the course of the day we make friends with the photographer (if we aren't friends already), and we enjoy creating together. We have fun! I like to be myself as often as possible, even if it means scaring the other wedding vendors by putting the Photo Booth horse head for a moment. Wedding nights were our "office" setting every weekend.
We miss it. We miss you! We hope we can resume before the year is over, but if not, we will adapt and be wishing everyone the best!
Nikki Lopez contributes articles about wedding videography that are funny, fun, and useful to couples as well as other videographers. She hopes to educate and inspire.