The year’s most beautiful, funky, fun, funny, and creative wedding photos from my adventurous couples – Kathryn Cooper Weddings
Kathryn Cooper Weddings | Best of 2020 wedding photography
Happy almost 2021! Every year I gather some of my favorite photos I took the entire year: 1 album with my favorite beautiful/fun/creative wedding photos, and 1 album with my favorite work/nonprofit/travel images. Since the latter was almost nonexistent, and since most of my jobs were canceled this year, it seems like a great time to look back at my 2020 wedding photography highlights (and yes, there were a bunch!).
You’re probably sick of hearing how we all want to forget about 2020, so let’s skip over that part (since almost all of us feel that way), and instead look at some images that struck a chord with me.
Typically I pick 1 photo from each session only, but this year I’m picking 2 of my favorite shots from each couple I photographed in 2020. From a Yosemite adventure session to backyard weddings to a pre-COVID 4-day wedding in St. Martin, I hope you enjoy these creative images as much as my couples and I did.
Behind-the-scenes creative wedding photography with my awesome couples:
I planned out some of these creative wedding photo ideas beforehand, and in general I do lots of scouting before each wedding/session. Even if I’ve never been to a location, I arrive early and scout out unusual spots, empty beaches, bits of rainforest, cool hiking trails, or places in a backyard where I can transform my couples’ images. Bri and Kyle, below, moved their wedding from an LA country club to an intimate affair in their backyard, but we still had an amazing time! Yes, this is their backyard.
Other images are quite spontaneous, and turn into experimental shots, romantic wedding photos, or beautiful landscape shots where the couple shines. It all depends on how much time my couples have, and if they’re ready to hike/stand in the cold/get their outfits wet (adventure sessions are TRULY fun).
Whatever kind of elopement or wedding, I worked this year to make sure everyone’s creative wedding photos were a blast to take, fit their personalities, and were really unique to them. Some brought cats, some brought dogs, almost all had face masks, and ALL had fun.
Planning a wedding in 2020 was cray-cray, and planning an elopement become an increasingly popular choice. I met so many couples via Zoom, and I spent lots of time getting COVID-19 tests for the safety of me AND my clients. Hopefully 2021 is a whole lot…less complex? (But still full of tons of fun and creative wedding photos!)
Congratulations to all my amazing couples who planned, changed, changed again, re-planned, and FINALLY got married (and let me document it!).
Here’s to a better 2021—and to happiness, normalcy, and health.
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