2019 – where did that go!? What an incredible year it has been, with weddings high in the mountains and down by the sea, heatwaves and snow, and everything in-between. I’ve been fortunate to work from the Lake District to Cornwall, and many places inbetween, 30,000 photos delivered, all precious moments.
The end of the year is a great time for reflection, to review the year, and look back at some incredible weddings. Although this is called a ‘best of’ post, perhaps it is more a collection of my personal favourites from each and every wedding I have photographed this year, amny of whcih have proudly made it in to my portfolio. I am immensely proud to have been able to capture each and every moment, one of the things that still amazes me is how at the start of a wedding day, no moments exist, only dreams, plans, and anticipation. It is a real privelege to be able to intepret all of this with photographs which will last forever.
Looking back through many thousands of photographs from the year and distilling them down to just 100 favourites is quite a challenge, but one I love, as it is a great way to look at ways to shoot even better next year. It reminds me why I photograph the way I do, and why finding great light, and great moments is what I love best. The weather has been particularly challenging this year, but I never let it get me down, and if it rains, I am always looking for that rainbow.
It is always in my mind as I photograph that as beautiful as the perfect photo might be, it is the story or moment which matters above all else, and how my couples connect with and remember what is, above all else, their story.
Favourites are very subjective, for many reasons.
So to everyone I have worked with this year, a huge thank you for entrusting me with your memories, and for the couples whos year is about to come, I really can’t wait!
So as we say goodbye to 2019, I’ll let the photos tell the story! And if you are getting married in 2020, 2021, 2022 or beyond and looking for a wedding photographer, I’d love to hear from you!