It’s not easy choosing my favourite wedding photography images from 2017. Where do I begin about how amazing twenty seventeen was and how come we are already half way through January!? Firstly I am very grateful for all the incredible couples who chose me to capture their love story and big day. It’s a big deal choosing a wedding photographer and it’s not only a job I love, but one I take very seriously.
I have seen recent couples announce the arrival of their first child last year and know that they will show their new arrival in time – the images I took on their wedding day. I have also had couples lose loved ones that were present at their wedding, and this also reminds me how precious images are that are taken.
Twenty Seventeen was an epic year for wedding photography. As I sit here and plan out 2018 & 2019 I wonder where the time goes? It fly’s when you are having heaps of fun.
I have seen a whole lot of kissing, dad dancing, tears, nerves, laughter and confetti. I have been fortunate to travel to some amazing places all over the UK and abroad. It’s too difficult to choose a favourite wedding. They are all immensely different in their very own way.
Twenty seventeen has been full of variety in terms of venues and styles of weddings for me too – that’s why it’s really hard to choose just one. You can’t beat London as a City for a wedding. I have photographed totally unconventional wedding venues such as Dalston Heights. This amazing place sits on the top floor of a former cardboard box factory in Dalston, Hackney. Then in total contrast you have the incredible St Pancras Renaissance Hotel London.
Further afield the venues that have really made my jaw drop have been Pembroke Lodge and The Bingham Hotel in Richmond Upon Thames. Stunning venues set in acres and acres of beautiful gardens and grounds.
And now to my partner Rory. He has been and always is amazing. He listens to me every time I come back late from a wedding, go on about how amazing it has been. I always ask him to cast his eye over some of my work, which he does without ever sighing (as it is often). He puts up with me never being available at the weekends often having to go to BBQ’s and other fun events alone. Thanks Rory Doyle you are simply fab.
I pinch myself every time I set off to photograph a wedding day. It’s the most wonderful day to be part of and I am so very grateful you took me along for the ride. Twenty Eighteen has already started with a bang and looking forward to working with more couples that are totally in love, wanting to spend the rest of their lives together.
So for the last month I have had the impossible task of choosing some of my favourite images from literally ten’s of thousands of images. I have gone with my gut feel on how I remember that particular moment (rather than my somewhat geeky view of composition, light and technicality of an image). Here are some of my faves from a wonderful, gorgeous and fun filled twenty seventeen…..