2014 we salute you! One HECK of year! As usual my work has taken me far and wide, from Bristol to Brittany, the rugged beauty of the Lakes and Dales, to the vibrant urban centres of London and Manchester and many places in between! I’ve met some awesome people, thrown shapes on the dance floor with friends old and new, toasted marshmallows round fire pits, seen incredible love and heart wrenching loss, laughed till my sides ached and shed more than a few tears too along the way. This thing I call my job offers the most privileged of insights into the defining moments in people’s lives and the power of that is never lost on me.
I’ve enjoyed some amazing recognition and accolades over the past few months. I was humbled to be awarded BEST UK WEDDING PHOTO 2014 in the Wedding Photo of the Year Awards by Your Perfect Wedding Photographer. I can still remember just staring at the computer screen in disbelief when my name was there as the outright winner. Incredible! I was also shortlisted in the prestigious Professional Photographer of the Year 2014 competition and became an award winning member of Fearless Photographers – the world’s best creative wedding photographers. And if that’s not enough, I have something else exciting on the boil but I can’t say much more till the start of February. Watch this space!
Let me finish with a few thank yous. Firstly I raise a glass to all my couples this year – you’ve made 2014 a year to remember! Thank you so much for choosing me and I hope you enjoy the memories we made for many years to come. Cheers! Thanks to my ever supportive wife Helen and our cheeky little Carla koala. I know I’m away a lot at weekends so thanks for your love and patience. And finally, big ups and fist bumps to my crazy photographer friends – you know who you are. To say I’m technically self-employed, I have the most amazing ‘work colleagues’ ever. The support, collaboration and ambition are a life line and an inspiration. The tequilas, table dancing and belly laughs are pretty good too!
So here are some of my favourite photos from the past year. A testament to 12 awesome months! And so we roll on…. 2015, are you ready? Brace yourself, I’m going in hard!
// Best UK Wedding photographer