I'm sat in lovely Gloucester right now for Christmas, and I'm so happy to sit here with a good cup of coffee and look back upon everything that has happened this year, and it's been a busy one!
It’s been a difficult year in my personal life but photographing weddings has brought me joy, support, love and friendship and for that I cannot be more grateful. So let's look back at 2016...
25 wonderful weddings..
..or 40 if you include second shooting! The most wonderful thing about this year, and every year, is that I’ve had the great privilege of photographing so many fabulous weddings and the stories behind them. And it’s not just about the shooting – I just love getting to know these fab couples as part of the process. I love how every wedding is different and unique, reflecting who these couples are and most importantly, celebrating their love with everybody who has a place in their heart.
2 awards.. and one Finalist!
The year started off with a bang with winning the Bedfordshire Businesswomen Young Achiever Award in January! It was such an honour to win an award amongst so many inspiring women in the my business community.
November brought along the Four Counties Wedding Awards, a great evening out at Knebworth House where I found out I’d won the “One To Watch” award in the photographer category! It was a great night out with so many of my friends in the industry, and I’m so proud of what we have all achieved this year.
And last but not least, wonderful feedback & comments from my couples landed me a place as finalist for Best Photographer in East of England in the prestigious TWIA Awards. A huge honour, and even better was receiving the feedback my couples had left after the awards were over – something I am eternally grateful for.
Blog features in Rock My Wedding, Rock N Roll Bride, Whimsical Wonderland Weddings, Festival Brides, and So You’re Getting Married were a big highlights of my year, and hopefully for my couples whose weddings were featured also! To be able to share a wedding to inspire future brides is always a big honour and I’m so thrilled to have worked with so many great blogs this year. And more are in the works for 2017!
I was also fortunate enough to get a cover on Your Herts & Beds Wedding magazine and a spot on their recent feature of A-Z of wedding photography, sharing my advice alongside other photographers regarding all things wedding photography with future brides & grooms.
2016 saw a record of 4 styled shoots (I still can’t believe I managed to fit that many in!) I feel so privileged to not only meet and work with so many talented wedding suppliers, but to also count many among my friends as well. Our efforts have seen our images published both online and in print, and I hope our photos have inspired brides to do something a little different with their day.
So thank you..
..from the bottom of my heart to every bride, groom, wedding supplier, friend, and family member for your support, inspiration and friendship. Being a wedding photographer is my dream job and I still can’t believe I get to do this for a job every single day. Thank you.
Are you getting married in 2017 and beyond? Get in touch!
I’m currently booking up as far as 2019 but still have a some dates left in 2017. So get in touch - I’d love to hear all about your day!