2013 ~ The Big Round Up!

As 2014 is ushered in, it’s time to take stock and reflect on the year that has come to pass. And what a year…. I photographed 40 weddings in castles and barns, stately homes and art galleries, farms and fields, a boat club, an industrial museum and of course cathedrals and churches, even the church that Shakespeare’s buried in! I met some amazing people and made a load of new friends as well as catching up with some old ones. And I also got to see things from the other side of the fence, enjoying the immense privilege of being best man twice. It truly has been a stellar 12 months.

If you’ve come to this post, you’re here to see the photos so I won’t waffle on much more. It would remiss of me though, not to take this chance to extend a few thanks. First and foremost to all my couples from 2013. You all had a choice, so for you to choose me to share with you and document the biggest day of your life is something I find very humbling. It was a complete pleasure meeting and working with you all. Thank you for allowing me to call this thing I love a job! Thanks to my amazing photographer friends – I love how collaborative this industry is. This year I’ve had the chance to take photographs, share knowledge, laugh and dance with some amazingly talented people. You guys rock! And finally, thanks to my very best friend: you’re an awesome mum and an amazing and very patient wife. X

So upwards and onwards to 2014. Let’s take this shit to a whole new level! But before we leave, here’s some of my favourite wedding and engagement photos from the year that was 2013. See you on the flipside!

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  • Igor Demba commented:

    Derelict house shot- yeah! I hope your 2014 is great John.

    on January 4, 2014
  • There are some truly great moments there! What a fantastic 2013!

    on January 4, 2014
  • Chris commented:

    Another epic year John!

    on January 4, 2014
  • Neil Redfern commented:

    Stunning images John – you blew 2013 away! All the best for 2014 🙂

    on January 4, 2014
  • Adam Riley commented:

    Amazing set of images here John, looking forward to seeing more of your work in 2014!

    on January 4, 2014
  • shelly commented:

    Whoaa! What a great year. Some awesome stuff there dude. Love it. You’re gonna kick 2014’s ass! Happy New Year buddy! x

    on January 4, 2014
  • Paul commented:

    Fucking tremendous my friend. Loved looking through these! Here’s to a top ’13 and an epic ’14 in store. You the man!

    on January 4, 2014
  • James commented:

    A stellar collection amigo.

    on January 5, 2014
  • Steve Gerrard commented:

    Boy got skills!
    So much meganess in one year. Love the variety and creativeness.

    on January 5, 2014
  • Joy and Johnny Sands commented:

    Some portfolio – got to be looking good for 2014

    on January 5, 2014
  • john day commented:

    proper bangin’ frames John – great stuff

    on January 5, 2014
  • Liam commented:

    Seriously epic images John, what an awesome year you had. May the force be with you in 2014!

    on January 5, 2014
  • Dominique commented:

    Great job John, love the storytelling images and the epic portraits!

    on January 5, 2014
  • Jon commented:

    Beautiful stuff Jon Boy

    on January 6, 2014
  • Sam commented:

    So, so good john! Loved it – epic portraits, great moments and so much energy. Fantastic 🙂

    on January 6, 2014
  • Richard commented:

    Top work, John. Some incredible shots here. Happy 2014!!

    on January 6, 2014
  • Luke Hayden commented:

    This is one of the best 2013 post I’ve seen! Nice one mate.

    on January 6, 2014
  • Adam commented:

    This is tremendous work John mate. I’ve looked through it a few times now, and each time I see something new, and am more drawn to it. Post processing is delicious too. Here’s to another great year!

    on January 6, 2014
  • Alan Law commented:

    Fab work man! The cowboy first dance and the dancing dogs are my faves. Awesome work.

    on January 6, 2014
  • Sam Docker commented:

    Bloody hell Mr Hope, this is one hell of a blog post. So many amazing and inspiring shots mate, a very big well done!!

    on January 6, 2014
  • Alex Miller commented:

    Phenomenal work John!!! 40 happy couples for sure!

    on January 8, 2014
  • Cris commented:

    What a great year you have had John, too many stand out shots for me to pick just one !!!

    on January 9, 2014
  • Howard Lucas commented:

    What a wonderful year, full of joy and laughter! Here’s to 2104!

    on January 10, 2014
  • Jess commented:

    Good stuff John, all the best for 2014

    on January 10, 2014
  • claudia rose carter commented:

    stunning work mr hope. can’t wait to see more in 2014. that derelict house shot & the reflection shots especially – amazing. also love your late night shots, never been able to nail them x

    on January 11, 2014
  • Linus Moran commented:

    What a year John – brilliant selection of so many great images. Love the opener and the B&W of the groom wiping away a tear- wishing you a great 2014!

    on January 13, 2014
  • Matt commented:

    Beautiful work man! Love it.

    on January 15, 2014

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