Well, here we are. 2020 is finally behind us. Just barely of course, but behind us nonetheless. We’d obviously love to be breathing a sigh of relief but, years are arbitrary markers and there’s still very much a pandemic going on outside. But, that’s not going to stop us from rounding things up and moving on with trying to make 2021 the best it can be.

Just like it was for everyone, 2020 was a… challenge. We had to wipe nearly an entire season of weddings from our schedules and had to rework countless portrait and headshot sessions to accommodate for a new normal no one was really ready for. It has, um, not been super fun. Though, I’ll admit, wearing sweatpants to work 6 days a week has been a tangible silver lining.

In spite of all the havoc Covid has wreaked on small businesses, with the help of our amazing friends and clients and fans, we’ve made it through OK, maybe even pretty good all things considered! After spending almost all of March and April on total lockdown while waiting for more information and recommendations from local health officials, we were able to get back to work with beefed up standards of our own. Portrait and headshot sessions moved exclusively outdoors, and our lenses got a bit longer. Luckily, portrait photography is already a pretty socially distant activity, so the adjustment wasn’t too dramatic. The weddings that remained on our scheduled pared down their plans dramatically, and in the interest of everyone’s safety, we shot as much as we could from the sidelines. That’s not ideal, but to my surprise, we were still able to get a lot of really awesome stuff.

In spite of all the changes and restrictions, our clients have been thrilled with what we produced, and I am happy to say that I’m proud of what we were able to do under the circumstances, too.

So, as is our tradition each year, here is a flood of some of our favorite images from 2020. These images always tend to be among the more quirky, silly and expressive shots. To me, more than any other year, 2020 feels like the year for quirky, silly and expressive. There’s plenty of brooding romance and drama out there already. So, here are cute kids, families, animals and professionals being themselves—just the way we like them.

Check out the deluge of photos below, and take a second to watch our year-end holiday greeting. It’s, uh, really wearing the 2020 on its sleeve.

Happy New Year everyone. The bar is set, uh, pretty low. So let’s make it a good one!