A look back at the past 12 months
Wowsers! 2016 is nearly done and dusted! Oh 2016, how absurd. How shocking. How amazing. Whatever you’ve made of it I think we can all agree that this year has been one that we’ll remember for a long time. It’ll certainly go down in the history books. There’s no escaping the fact it’s been a bit of a roller-coaster ride for us all. There’s been political and economic unrest like I’ve never seen in my lifetime.
Don’t worry though I’ve not dragged you here so I can bang on about how bendy our bananas should be. This is after all just a lighthearted look back at my best wedding photography moments. However, I did want to start by alluding to those changes and challenges 2016 has paved, for better or for worse. As always it’s how we deal with those challenges that matters, as a nation and as individuals.
Personally, I find taking this time to reflect on the year that was invaluable. Despite some challenging life events and the adversity one thing is for sure- I’m lucky. I got to marry my best friend this year. I have a new baby nephew. I’ve taken planes, trains and automobiles all over the UK and overseas photographing people in love. I have my health. I’m so grateful I’m able to be sat here writing this now.
As I discovered after compiling my best of 2015 post these retrospectives are an opportunity to look with clarity at what I’ve actually been doing for the past 12 months. What’s been inspiring my photography? Where have I been pushing myself and what areas of running a business have I been neglecting? I like to think this collection shows my priorities have remained the same. Building a strong connection with my couples and showing their story in a creative and fun way is top of the pile.
Going forward into 2017 I have great ambition for my photography and I can’t wait to get started. I’ll certainly be looking to share more with you all via my blog. I’ll be promoting beautiful new albums so more memories are immortalised in print. I can’t tell you the buzz I get seeing wedding collections in an actual physical album. I have weddings lined up all over the UK, France and Cyprus with amazing couples to match. The couples I’m honoured to work with are why I continue to do what I do. They are why I put this post together. This is for them. Often they are my reminder of the thing that matters most, a reminder we all need perhaps this year more than ever before. That reminder? All we need is LOVE..
If you like the look of these best documentary wedding photography moments then I’d love to hear more about you, your wedding day plans and what you want from your documentary wedding photographer.