Best of 2016 // Best Yorkshire Wedding Photographer

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2016 – a year that history will remember for a lot of negative reasons but for me personally, the polar opposite – I’m pleased to say I had an awesome year. My personal highlight had to be the arrival of our second (and final!) daughter Cleo, though I was also proud as punch to see my eldest girl Carla start school where she’s doing brilliantly (where did those 5 years go??).

On the work front JHP has gone from strength to strength. It was recently announced that I’ve made the shortlist of ten finalists in the 2017 UK Wedding Awards ‘Best Wedding Photographer’ category. Amazing! To help me start 2017 with what would be an unbelievable bang you can vote here:ย  http://bit.ly/2iZPM4k. Last year saw me chosen as a finalist in Rangefinder’s 30 Rising Stars of Global Wedding Photography for 2016. I fell short of finding a place in the final list of 30 but to make the shortlist of 200 photographers worldwide is an accolade I’m pretty proud of. Elsewhere I continued with teaching at the awesome Rock Your Shot workshops. Could 2017 be the year I start teaching solo workshops? I don’t know… it’s an idea I’ve been toying with so give me a shout if this would be of interest to you.

Most importantly for me it has been another year of incredible weddings. I feel like I’m always saying it but I do put a lot of effort into attracting like-minded couples and hand-on-heart I can say that every couple from 2016 has been an absolute pleasure to work with. So thank you ALL for choosing me and having me along for the ride – it’s been epic! I’ve made a whole load of news friends as well as enjoying the chance to catchย up with a pleasing number of top dudes from previous weddings. And I really do mean friends – I’m off to see Bonobo with one of last year’s grooms next monthย so be warned, if you book me for your wedding you might not get rid of me easily ๐Ÿ˜‰ To say I supposedly work alone, this is the most sociable job I’ve ever had. My extended network of photographer friends help to keep me sane, are a great support network and are damn good fun to go partying with too! Which is a suitable juncture at which to give my annual shout out to superwife / megamum Helen for her unerring patience, love and support. I work hard and play hard and try to be a good dad too. Helen, with your own full-on job and two monkeys to look after a lot of the time you work tirelessly and are never, even briefly taken for granted. Legend!

So well done if you read to the end of this. You’ve earned a look through some nice photos (bonus point if you spot the Prince tribute photo I did the day after he passed)! Here’s to 2017! Have a good one everybody! *raises glass*

Johnny’s coming for ya!

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31 Comments

  • Simon Biffen commented:

    Totally nailed it John! Well done mate, what a cracking year you had! All the best for 2017 ๐Ÿ™‚

    on January 12, 2017
  • Chris Milner commented:

    Absolutely cracking as always John!

    on January 12, 2017
  • Rob commented:

    Loved it John!!! You’ve got skills dude!

    on January 12, 2017
  • John, I started scrolling through this and then stopped and started again. There is so much depth to so many of these images, I could scroll through another 100 and not get fazed. Beautiful work and a huge congrats on Cleo (and what an amazing name…) xx Would love to meet for a coffee this year if you ever have time ๐Ÿ™‚

    on January 12, 2017
    • John Hope Photography commented:

      Thanks so much Claudia. And I’d love to think we can make a coffee happen ๐Ÿ™‚

      on January 12, 2017
  • James commented:

    Everyone EPIC! Bravo John!

    on January 12, 2017
  • Aaron commented:

    Really nice John! You must be chuffed ๐Ÿ™‚ solid wedding photography.

    on January 13, 2017
  • Eneka commented:

    Top work from 2016! Some serious skills and talent there! I will look forward to seeing your work in 2017.

    on January 13, 2017
  • Aga Tomaszek commented:

    Beautiful light in your images John, paired perfectly with great moments, affection in so many forms, romance, fun and emotion. Such an enjoyable journey through your year of work! xxx

    on January 13, 2017
  • Sam Docker commented:

    Boom Boom Mother f***kin POW!!!! Incredible mate, just incredible, the girl with the muddy sock had me howling, the one with James Melia had me scared!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Amazing year dude!

    on January 13, 2017
    • John Hope Photography commented:

      Ha! Thanks big guy!

      on January 13, 2017
  • Tom Weller commented:

    Really lovely John. You have a real eye for portraits and there are some cracking moment shots in there too. Great work.

    on January 13, 2017
  • Jon S6 commented:

    Corkers John boy!!

    on January 13, 2017
  • Richard commented:

    Phenomenal work John Boy!! Aren’t you clever….

    on January 13, 2017
  • Adam J commented:

    A great collection mate!

    on January 13, 2017
  • Karen Woodford commented:

    Amazing photos John. So creative. Well done. Spotted a work colleague too .x

    on January 13, 2017
  • Jordanna Marston commented:

    A fab collection of images John – your colour edit is very scrummy and your busy wide moment shots are my faves. Here’s to a smashing 2017!

    on January 13, 2017
  • Voyteck commented:

    great set!

    on January 14, 2017
  • Andy Wardle commented:

    Nice one John an ace set! Loving that oil tanker shot with the couple – reminds me of the Duel film! Have a cracking 2017 mate!

    on January 15, 2017
  • Kirsten Mavric commented:

    Wonderful, John. You really do find the light in each frame. Love it.

    on January 17, 2017
  • Bart commented:

    John I am in love with those photos.Fantastic moments, powerfull !!!

    on January 17, 2017
  • Emily Hambly commented:

    Bloody amazing, wow !

    on January 17, 2017
  • Yolande De Vries commented:

    Amazing work John, I especially love your portraits!

    on January 18, 2017
  • Albert Palmer commented:

    What an amazing year – and so many photos of happy year. I think my favourite was the dancing shot with all the money – incredible! Wishing you a successful 2017…

    on January 19, 2017
  • Luke Hayden commented:

    A really good mix of art and emotion. Fantastic looking year John!

    on January 20, 2017
  • craig williams commented:

    So so good John! Unreal set and love your colours. Have a great 2017 dude

    on January 23, 2017
  • Neil Jackson commented:

    Belting work all round – looks like a corking year!

    on January 23, 2017
  • Mark Dolby commented:

    Really enjoyed looking back on your year, especially recognising some familiar venues through your creative eye. Nice one John!

    on January 24, 2017
  • Martin Dabek commented:

    Well done John. Dancing in the tipi shot is awesome. Best wishes in 2017

    on January 31, 2017
  • Anna commented:

    These are immense! So vivid and full of life. I LOVE that one of the girl with the muddy sock! ๐Ÿ™‚

    on February 3, 2017
  • Steve Gerrard commented:

    Yeah I’m late to this! But wow, what an amazing set of images. Worth the wait ๐Ÿ™‚

    on February 25, 2017

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