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WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS OPEN DURING COVID-19 - Many couples don’t want to wait. They are planning to get married in the very near future, eloping, or rushing a small ceremony with their photographer, some close friends, and family but dispensing with or postponing the reception party. 

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York Registry Office - Enoteca by L’Uva - Shambles, North Yorkshire, UK Elopement Photo Story Award

The Shambles, North Yorkshire elopement picture of the bride and groom and their wedding guests walking

The Shambles, North Yorkshire, UK Wedding Photo | the bride and groom and their wedding guests walk along the famous 'shambles' in York

Sophie and Matt (the bride and groom) and their wedding guests walk along the famous 'shambles' in York, towards the reception.

Sophie and Matt had to downsize their wedding considerably, changing venue and location and cutting their guest list to 10. However, I still photographed their day and will be forever grateful for this. It was one of my all-time favorite weddings and shows that you do not need a huge guest list and elaborate venue to have the best day ever. All you need is two people in love - the rest all just falls into place.

All the images are unposed, documentary images - no portraits and any details are captured 'in context' within the moment.

United Kingdom wedding Reportage photo of The groom by the river Ouse with a dog chasing geese

York Wedding Photography in North Yorkshire | The groom and his best man walk to the ceremony

The groom and his best man walk to the ceremony and pause by the river Ouse to chat to passers by - at this point, a dog runs into the river and scares a flock of geese away.

York Registry Office black and white Wedding image of The bride and groom checking the time

York Registry Office, UK Wedding Photographer | The bride and groom check the time

The bride and groom check the time to see if it's time to go in.

York Registry Office COVID Wedding Ceremony image of the bride and groom holding hands during vows

York Registry Office Wedding Ceremony Picture | The wedding ceremony begins

The wedding ceremony begins, I was not allowed inside so I took images from the doorway (due to covid regulations).

York wedding reportage Photo from North Yorkshire, UK of The couple sharing an emotional moment together outside

York Photographer in North Yorkshire, UK | The couple share an emotional moment together outside

Sophie and Matt share an emotional moment together outside the registry office.

Enoteca by L’Uva, York Wedding Reception Venue image Looking from the street at nighttime through the window

Enoteca by L’Uva, York Wedding Reception Venue Pic | Looking from the street at nighttime, looking through the window

Sophie and Matt share a kiss - I took this image from the street at nighttime, looking through the window.

Wedding Reportage Photography from York, UK of The couple leaving their reception and walk past a box of Corona beer

Wedding Photographers of York, UK | The couple leave their reception and walk past a dumped, empty box of Corona beer

Sophie and Matt leave their reception and walk past a dumped, empty box of Corona beer - Corona being quite symbolic for 2020! They walk past without a care in the world, just as all couples who have chosen to still get married in 2020 have walked past 'corona' with determination.