Well, there are a number of things I’ve learned from putting this blog post together that recaps the last 18 months of weddings I’ve shot. Firstly, that my plan to publish my ‘review of 2014′ in January hasn’t exactly worked out! Secondly, that my most popular brides name of the last 18 months is Kate/Katy/Katie. The groom’s is Ian/Iain. And I actually had a ‘Katie & Iain’ too
Thirdly, that the memory of each incredible day came flooding back in a second. As I started flicking through the images from each wedding, deciding which single one to use, I remembered things in perfect detail. Things I’d heard being said as I walked into a room. Things I remembered saying to people at certain times of the day. Punchlines from best men’s speeches, first dance songs, the words in the vows that had made people shed emotional tears. And it made me think that if I remember those moments, that hopefully the wonderful brides and grooms I am lucky enough to work with, remember things that are important to them when they look at their wedding photographs too…
I’m not going to go into detail about why I picked each particular image from each wedding – just that each one resonated with me, made me remember why I loved that particular wedding. My apologies – some of the images don’t contain the bride, some don’t contain the groom, some don’t contain either! They are also in no particular order, just the way they fell in as I uploaded them to this blog. They are unbiased in every single way, just a single memory from each wedding that reminded me how lucky I am to do what I do.
So have a browse and enjoy seeing what I got up to over the last 18 months…
And there it is gone – 18 months in a flash!
18 months of working with incredible brides and grooms who I can not thank enough for their enthusiasm, excitement and commitment to doing something cool on their wedding day. It’s an absolute pleasure working with such fun, wonderful people.
I have to do a bit of a roll call and say thank you to a number of key people for their continued and unwavering support, love, words of encouragement, critical eye and the occasional clip round the ear to keep me in line too!
So, thank you to my beautiful wife, Emma. Thank you to her in her ‘LOVE Bridal Boutique hat’ too. It’s amazing being able to work in this industry with you xxx
To my family – Mum & Dad, Jo, Paul, Meggie & Jake The Snake, Kate & Ant, Dolly (also in your ‘LOVE Bridal Boutique hat’ too – you’ve been amazing the last year since you started working with us!) Love you guys to Singaport and back!!! #justsaying
To the outlaws – Keith & Pauline, Nanny, Lisa, Si, JJ & Elliott. Thank you for your patience with us – I know we don’t see you as often as we’d like, but I promise the next Sunday we’re free, we’ll get our red wine on!
To all of our friends, who we definitely don’t see as often as we should – thank you for your understanding and I promise we’re going to try harder to catch up more regularly x
To our amazing wedding industry friends – I can’t list you all, but there are a handful of you guys that I need to give a special mention to, because you go above and beyond the call of duty and help us out so much. The Higham Family from Styal Lodge, Tom & Laura Harrington from Silk Wedding Films, Howard and Sam Wing, Paisley Gamble hair stylist, Gemma Hallowell MUA, The Heath Family from Heaton House Farm, Sian and Steve from The Flower Lounge, Helen & Pete from We Are Life, Julia Braime from Brides Up North, Gavin Jones from The Rush, Andy Murphy DJ – you guys are more than just wedding industry friends, we love you dearly
That’s it! I hope you enjoyed looking through the images and I can’t tell you how excited it makes me to get out there and shoot my next wedding!
Bring it on!