The Best of LATZO Photography in 2020 !!
This won’t be by any means my normal “THE BEST OF” post, but hey..
let’s be honest, nothing about 2020 was really normal.
I should have had wedding photography images gathered from at least 38 weddings, but unfortunately in 2020, I shot only 3 full and one micro wedding in the whole year!!
It’s been an extraordinary year for all of us and there’s no doubt that most people all over the world have been affected in some way by the global pandemic. At one point during the first lockdown, I came to the realization that most of the things which were causing me enormous stress and anxiety are out of my control. I had to officially step back from the news and social media and focus on what was most important at the time – the wellbeing of my Family. We locked ourselves in our home and tried to ignore all the news for the sake of our sanity really.
On one side, this year was disastrous in so many ways, and I feel for all the people who were badly affected by the virus. On the other side, it gave us a chance to slow down a bit to make us realize that nothing is permanent and we shouldn’t take anything in our lives for granted.
To be a wedding photographer is arguably one of the most amazing jobs ever. To provide couples with precious everlasting memories from one of the biggest days in their lives is certainly one of the most rewarding feelings. Unfortunately, there are a few drawbacks too ss most couples planning to get married during the summer months, I barely get to spend much time with my daughters between May-September. Working 12+ hours every day there is just not enough time in our days during the main season.
2020 was a constant rollercoaster of emotions, we had many good days, but there were bad days too. The most important was to keep our living as normal as possible..mainly for our girls. One of the biggest challenges was certainly the homeschooling, after the few most stressful weeks I’ve admitted I’m not a very capable teacher and decided to take a more laid back approach aka went into a survival mode. So there were loads of long breaks and craziness in between the lessons. The kids were happy and I was getting my sanity back.
We have been super lucky that my mum came from Slovakia to see us, originally for two weeks, in March but became almost 3 months as she couldn’t get back home due to boarders closures. What a great opportunity for us, but mainly our girls to have almost 3 months of undivided attention from their dearest “Starka”(grandma’)
We celebrated Our 10th Wedding anniversary by renewing our wedding vows in our garden wedding.
We celebrated all the birthday’s, apart from mine, in lockdown.
We conquered our first Peak in the Peak District – not the most successful trip 🙂
We even managed to get away for a last-minute holiday abroad during those few weeks when we were allowed to travel.
As all of my work had been canceled I decide to take advantage of having all the free time and off we went to see our Slovakian relatives. for the very first time ever in the middle of the summer season !!)
It was an immense relief when kids went back to school in September, the first signs of the return of normality. We all thought we can see the end of the tunnel at that point, and here we are again..the national lockdown no.3. Let’s hope it’s the last one and things will only get better from this point.!!