British wedding photographer Chris Wallace is a perfect example of how to keep busy and be creative at the same time. He, like many self-employed people, is out of work due to the lockdown and self-isolation. He went from having multiple wedding photoshoots planned to everything being cancelled or postponed. In just one day all of his work just stopped, even though he was booked for weeks and months in advance.
It makes sense, no weddings are happening right now and it’s not like he can do his job remotely. But Chris found a brilliant way to keep working on his craft, have a bit of fun and promote his business in the meantime. He married his lego figurines and did a full-blown wedding photoshoot for them.
You find creativity in the weirdest places when stuck at home on quarantine, so Chris found his old lego set in the attic from 20 years ago, dusted it off, ordered a lego bride and groom online and got to work. It took him about three days to plan and execute it all and write up a blog post, but the result is worth it. Chris also enjoyed being able to have full control, all the time he needed to take the perfect shot and not feeling rushed like he usually is at real weddings.
He called his bride and groom Florence and Fred and even made up a backstory for them. You should really check out his blog post on his website. Chris is clearly not just an amazing photographer but also has a great sense of humour. Here are some of the things he got up to for the photo shoot.
He started out by taking some pre-wedding snaps in front of a gorgeous sunset that he set up by googling sunsets and placing the lego couple in front of his laptop screen. Then he did a classic love story by showing how they met at the conveyor belt on the lego factory.
He shot a bachelor party of the groom hanging out and enjoying a couple of drinks with his best men, the ghostbusters. The bride didn’t really have a party and just got ready on her own because the bridesmaids were too expensive to order online. You know, you do what you can in these times of quarantine.
The wedding venue looked gorgeous, decorated with the most beautiful of lego greenery and plastic flowers. The couple even had a special little photoshoot in the garden, our favourite photo is the one where they’re dancing in the rain, which was helpfully provided by Chris spraying them with water for 20 minutes to get the perfect photo. The Lego couple didn’t mind getting wet at all and thought it was totally worth it for the picture.
They also ran into an abnormally large dog in the garden during their photoshoot but thankfully it was a friendly one and all it did was sniff them and didn’t attempt to eat them or anything like that. No one was hurt by the dog.
There were some unfortunate accidents with the sparklers. The photos turned out great, but some guests melted in the process and the bride’s hair suffered a bit. The melted ones couldn’t be saved and it’s probably a good lesson to not play with fire. But hey, it’ll be a funny wedding story to tell for years to come.
The wedding was also attended by special guests like Han Solo, Chewbacca, a Lego Spaceman from the 1980s, the lady who registered the wedding was part squid and the biggest shock of all – the bride was walked down the aisle by Harry Potter.