March 4, 2021
Okay I’m about to change it up. Let’s talk about some really GOOD things that happened in 2020. This time last year I was just getting home from an Amazing trip to Oahu, Hawaii. I brought my rarely-used DSLR with me because I wanted to get some pretty pictures of my cousins and the scenery on our trip. I had so much fun taking pictures there that it inspired me to start learning more about photography. After practicing on friends and family members, I decided to start Liz Jean Photography in March 2020. The love and support I’ve received from family, friends, and clients-turned-friends is incredible. Thank you!
I was lucky enough to attend and shoot six weddings in the fall and winter of 2020, and I am so glad that through the challenges of the year these couples were still able to make one of the best decisions of their life- each other!
Andrés and Milly tied the knot on a rainy Sunday in September. They held an elopement style wedding with their closest family and friends at The Farmhouse in Wilmington. They read sentimental vows to each other in English and Spanish, and had a video call with long-distance family members so they could witness this special moment. The sun came out during the ceremony and with the combination of September golden hour and the live guitarist, it was truly a moment to remember.
Catherine and Nick tied the knot in Catherine’s home state of Maine. They had to forego their large wedding at the Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul, and had an intimate ceremony in the chapel on her family’s farm. After the wedding, they had a beautiful reception at the Inn on Pinnacle Mountain. Did I mention that my boyfriend, Nick’s brother, was the best man? So I wore the hat of lead photographer and wedding guest that night, and it was so much fun!
These two said “I Do” in front of their family and best friends in the historic Little Church of Wilmington. The pair lived right down the street from the church, and you could see a group of their neighbors celebrating their intimate ceremony on their neighboring back porch. After the ceremony, all of the guests walked down the block to Torbert Street Social, a speakeasy style cocktail lounge with a back patio perfect for parties. If I wasn’t working the wedding, I would’ve had three more of their “Butterfly Me To The Moon” cocktails.
This wedding was fairy-magical-garden goals. At their “mini-mony” Camille and Vincent read heartfelt vows in front of the Rose Garden at the Morris Arboretum. The moment was made even more special when one of their daughters ran up to them during their ceremony, and the three of them held hands. There was not a dry eye in the rose garden!
Kyra and Riley’s wedding is hands-down my favorite fall wedding photos! The mid-November leaves were the perfect backdrop for their portraits. After the ceremony, they celebrated their marriage with three of my favorite things: Champagne, ChickFilA, and donuts.
My last wedding of 2020 was at the Waynebrook Inn in Honey Brook. Wendy and Tim were married in front of their closest family members and friends on a sunny December day. Wendy’s son, who also walked her down the aisle, gave a heartwarming speech to his mom and new stepdad.
I wish all of my 2020 couples health, happiness, and many many years of true luv!