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By bliba  
If someone had told me 4 months ago that we were getting married with a protective mask, I would not have believed it.
Until recently (before Vovid19) there was a ban on masking in Austria.
Last year I was stopped by police officers because in December I protected my face from the cold with a scarf in my face at - 1 degree.
I was asked by the police woman to remove the scarf.

Crazy world


V1 :what was left of a big planned wedding... 15 people in protective masks

Tags: Portrait Wedding and social Bnw photography Monochrome portrait Portraits and people

Voters: banehawi, Saastad, MikeGillingham and 93 more

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Minty805 Plus
4 42 9 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2020 4:15PM
A crazy world indeed! I wonder what the family will think in years to come, as they look back on their unexpectedly strange big day. A very striking couple of pictures.
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 19 England
8 Jun 2020 4:16PM
I was just thinking earlier this afternoon on donning my mask to go uptown shopping that just 3 months ago we wouldn't have dreamt we would be doing that 😬 Two very memorable images to look back on in a few year's time.
Trev 😀
mac Plus
19 12 Scotland
8 Jun 2020 4:16PM
It is a crazy World just now! We do not have to wear masks unless on public transport, but the rub is that only in England not in Scotland. When we get to the border do we put it on or take it off! The wedding group look as if they could be part of gang away to rob a bank!! Certainly in a few years time, it will be an interesting wedding album with everybody wearing masks. Must be very difficult doing the toast!
AlfieK Plus
4 1 1 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2020 4:25PM
A couple of superb images that will be a great reminder of their big day. Not sure if itís the bride in the lead picture - she has the most alluring eyes which you have captured so well.
8 Jun 2020 4:37PM
if wearing masks cannot be avoided, make them look funny
and a very lovely bride in the opening shot
8 Jun 2020 4:37PM
Excellent portrait and love her eyes and the group image is lovely.
chase Plus
15 2.2k 566 England
8 Jun 2020 4:53PM
Some great mask improvisations there !
At least you had more than 2 people present, a lovely lead image, her eyes are amazing !
woolybill1 Plus
14 37 78 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2020 4:57PM
The lady looks beautiful even with her mask on, but is she smiling or scowling at you? There is no way of telling!

A strange world indeed.
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.8k 2420 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2020 5:03PM
And think of the millions wasted on facial recognition technology!
Alfie_P Plus
13 927 2 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2020 5:11PM
Excellent lead and V1 for the history books of the future both excellent, Oliver 👍
The world is in a constant flux at the moment, I'm not confident that any politician really knows how to move forward. I can see Martial law at some point in the future in some countries. It's a bit like the lottery, you bet and hope to win 👎
dark_lord Plus
17 2.8k 776 England
8 Jun 2020 5:18PM
Crazy indeed.
And when you actually think about it it's the politicians just making the 'rules' up as they go along. I wish they would cover their faces and close their mouths.
So much for the hoohah over face coverings in recent years.
We are now discouraged from using public transprt too, so much for the move to increase its usage.

A wedding of the time Oliver, at least it's rcorded for posterity.
saltireblue Plus
11 11.9k 75 Norway
8 Jun 2020 5:23PM
A beautiful portrait in your lead despite the obvious hindrance...
capto Plus
9 6.7k 25 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2020 5:25PM
Historical images in the making.Smile
dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1859 England
8 Jun 2020 5:49PM
I am delighted that the deliberately divisive rules about masks are breaking down. One should be more afraid of illness than people...

And medical advice always trumps political diktat: wearing a mask is, primarily, for the safety of others: and the virus respects no borders... Go for the safe option!
8 Jun 2020 6:03PM
A photograph of a woman with her mouth closed could invite many comments of a certain kind.
I shall refrain from making one such. Wink
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
8 Jun 2020 6:16PM
Engaging eyes... beautiful...

Maybe everyone will now see the Niqāb in a different light? 😁
SlowSong Plus
12 9.7k 30 England
8 Jun 2020 6:35PM
Incredibly beautiful, even with a mask. Smile An historic occasion.
pascalg Plus
13 37 1 France
8 Jun 2020 6:44PM
incredible V.1 !!
8 Jun 2020 7:07PM
What a couple of images that really bring it home, the impact this virus has had on the World. Memorable images, Ollie.SmileSmile
rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
8 Jun 2020 7:52PM
Congratulations SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile Ollie. Beautifully feminine.
pablophotographer 9 1.9k 407
8 Jun 2020 8:01PM
Many wishes for a long happy married life.
firstlight 11 2 3 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2020 9:09PM
Two great images, both very much cemented in history now. Not only does it show how uniquely adaptable we are as a species but how love and life always seems to find a way in the end, however dark things may seem.

In these difficult times images like these provide inspiration.

Congratulations to bride & groom. Wishing health, happiness and prosperity!
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
8 Jun 2020 9:24PM
Co-operative guests---and there will be a story to tell

another story---My Mom and Dads wedding pictures show the bride wearing a nurses uniform and the groom wearing an army uniform---another part of history.
8 Jun 2020 9:29PM
How times change ..... the new 'normal'!!


8 Jun 2020 9:40PM
Sad but also poignant and beautiful. At least life carried on. 🙂 🏆
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2020 10:44PM
Amazing realistic photography in both variants...
Isabel GrinGrin
8 Jun 2020 11:06PM
Two great images of the time we live in.
dimalexa 4 5 Greece
9 Jun 2020 12:08AM
Fantastic candid, document of our time, Oliver!
9 Jun 2020 6:30AM
Two great captures Oliver well done.
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.8k 2420 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2020 7:56AM
I meant to come back and spend longer here last night... It is the photographer's privilege and responsibility to record the moment, and the human experience. This is part of the family's personal history, and of the world's.
sparrowhawk Plus
12 282 2 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2020 8:02AM
what a crazy time were having !! hope it end soon beautiful shots
9 Jun 2020 9:23AM
Crazy days indeed - something to show the Grandchildren. Two great captures
sherlob Plus
15 3.2k 131 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2020 9:26AM

Quote:The lady looks beautiful even with her mask on, but is she smiling or scowling at you? There is no way of telling!

She's smiling. It's in her eyes.
9 Jun 2020 9:34AM
The most amazing and well taken wedding images, Oliver.
A day to remember for so many reasons.

9 Jun 2020 9:55AM
Excellent set, beautiful and iconic lead image, a brilliant record of the times.

Lory Smile
9 Jun 2020 11:44AM
One must assume they're all smiling...
9 Jun 2020 3:02PM
A couple of first rate images, long to be remembered after these trying times finish. And congratulations Oliver to you and the wife on this happy occasion. UA.

10 Jun 2020 3:03AM
Health and safety come first......and a beautiful bride.

clicknimagine Plus
11 832 104 India
11 Jun 2020 3:01PM
A new fashion...
exposure Plus
17 6.0k United Kingdom
15 Jun 2020 8:25AM
Beautiful images Oliver, congratulations to you both Smile

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