It all started when Nichelle (Angelica’s sister), contacted me asking if I would take pictures of Sunil proposing to her sister, and if I was happy to potentially travel off the Isle of Wight to do so - both answers were a big fat YES!
The weather decided to drizzle constantly which was a wee bit disappointing, particularly as we’d been having a massive summer heatwave just a couple of days before, but when Sunil and I were discussing proposal plans I knew it was going to be by High Point Lighthouse at Hurst Castle, it did cross my mind that it might look potentially more romantic in the rain? And in telling the story it does add an extra romantic edge I think if you add “by a lighthouse on a beach, in the rain”
Either way, the date was set to stay in line with Sunil & Angelica’s staycation plan, after their holiday abroad had to be cancelled due to that damn ‘rona that’s turned 2020 upside down!
Off I went on the boat to Lymington, and then across on a little ferry, where it turned out they were both in front of me in the queue, and sat across from me on the boat, quite nerve wracking and funny from my perspective, but I was so desperate not to give the game away, so I only unpacked my camera when I felt it was safe!
It's safe to say that this was not the April 2020 anyone was expecting.
Now is the time of year I'm usually revving myself up, ready for at least six months of glorious wedding season madness, and it's beyond surreal that for the first time in seven years that's not happening.
I’ve watched more TV on the past month than I want to admit (is there anyone out there who hasn't seen Tiger King?? It's like the other big thing of 2020 so far), and done jobs around the house that have been put off for AGES.
In all seriousness though I don’t need to tell you that times are hard, because we’re all going through it. Apart from the hugely serious side of this whole pandemic, there is the daunting side to these times we've found ourselves living in, where mine and many other peoples income went from normal to nonexistent in the matter of a couple of days, and no one really knows when things are going to go back to normal in just that respect, daunting to say the least.
I want to thank my wonderful 2020 couples, I’ve received some lovely messages. They really have meant a hell of a lot. I am truly grateful for you all.