So being perpetually contrary I thought I’d do a little something different with my Best of 2014 Weddings roundup this year. I thought I’d make it exclusively the party shots. So no getting ready, no ceremony, not even any sunset shots. If you don’t follow wedding photography this might feel a little obtuse — but I do blog my weddings in full, and if I haven’t yet I intend to catch up with a large backlog in the next few weeks. I promise! If you do follow wedding blogs, well, you’ve seen enough sunset kisses to last you a lifetime. So hopefully this will be an alternative blog to browse through while you’re on a break, or pretending you’re working hard but actually, totally on a break. Also, the tagline on my website is ‘the greatest party you’ll ever have,’ and I believe that and I want to capture that. So I have…
On a personal note, 2014 was a breakthrough year for me. It was my third full year as a photographer and the year everything clicked. For me, this was the year I really became a photographer — in fashion and weddings. The turning point was shooting two very dear friends’ weddings close to each other: Ian and Gabrielle, and Anna and Adam. Neither of them gave me a single direction, but just said, shoot exactly how you want to. And I did. And something changed. I felt looser and freer and I found my style. I was about to write definitive style, but we’re all constantly evolving so who knows where it will go or how it will change in the future. But I think you can see a definite through-line in all the photos below. I certainly wouldn’t have shot Immodesty Blaize’s wedding the way I did without the year’s personal sea change.
2015 is already shaping up to be a very exciting year, with some amazing weddings in the diary as well as a personal project I’m really looking forward to exploring. I will keep you posted.
Happy New Year.