Best Of 2015

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A week ago the curtain fell on another amazing 365 days in my life as a wedding photographer. Amidst the nervous excitement building up to the imminent arrival of my second child and desperately trying to force through building work to be completed before that rather significant life event, I’ve had time to draw breath and reflect on the year that was 2015. Once again my work has taken me to the 4 corners of the UK and overseas. I’ve shed tears at words that have pulled hard at my heart, I’ve been swept up in the elation of special moments I’ll never forget and yes, I might have been dragged into more than one dance off too! I’ve made some special new friends and have enjoyed the privilege of capturing the weddings of some old ones. I’ve been treated to no fewer than 7 outdoor ceremonies (keep ’em coming!), have been trapped with a bride and groom in a sub-zero sleet squall half a mile from shelter (without a coat – idiot!) and I’ve witnessed a wedding finish with all the guests in the swimming pool at 3am! It’s not a bad job….

2015 saw the launch of The Wedding Creatives website – a collection of the best UK wedding photographers – that I was humbled to be asked to be part of. It was also the year I started teaching at workshops as part of the crazily talented Rock Your Shot team. Looking back, I’m proud of what I’ve achieved and have has an amazing time in the process.

The fulfilment of what I do is the sum of multiple parts and quite simply nothing makes my job as good as it is more than my awesome couples. When I say I’ll come out of the year with new friends I really mean it. It’s so important to me to shoot for couples who get what I do and who I connect with and like as people. I really do feel it brings out the best in me, makes my job hugely enjoyable and hopefully as an end result produces pictures they will love. So to all the couples who voted Hope in 2015, THANK YOU. Thanks also to the varied bunch of crazy wedding photographers who I’m lucky to call my friends. I’m looking forward to more inspiration, flaming zombies, side splitting laughter and awesomeness this year! And last but not least massive love and thanks to my little (soon to be bigger) family. Whilst running your own business brings a degree of flexibility, being a wedding photographer does mean I’m away a lot of Saturdays which isn’t always easy. The support I get from you is incredible and I promise to set aside time to make some special memories of our own this year.

So before I get any more soppy, let’s get on with some photos. I’m absolutely buzzing for 2016 but before we move forward let’s just take a quick moment to look back. Here is my Best of 2015. Thanks for dropping by to check it out…

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A selection of photos from 2015 by best UK wedding photographer John Hope. With thanks to some amazing venues I’ve shot weddings at : Priory Cottages – Guyer’s House – Cripp’s Healey Barn – Talton Lodge – Buenavista Hotel Denia – Newby Hall – Thornbridge Hall – Broughton Hall Eden & Utopia – The George In Rye – South Farm – Danby Castle – Easby Hall – Mere Golf Resort & Spa – Oulton Hall – The Ginger Pig – Hensol Castle – The Manor Barn Harlton – East Riddlesden Hall – Hospitium – Fawsley Hall – Whirlow Hall Farm – Swinton Park – Woodlands – Cripps Barn


  • Aaron commented:

    Oh John… What an incredible inspiring set of images these are. Seeing all of your best in one place makes for a heck of a blog post 🙂 Dude I continue to be completely blown away by your skills, amazing. Here’s to 2016

    on January 7, 2016
  • Hannah commented:

    Ace work Mr Hope! What a bloody awesome year you’ve had!

    on January 7, 2016
  • Jordanna Marston commented:

    Really enjoyed looking through this John, fabulous work and so much happiness. Here’s to a fantastic 2016!

    on January 7, 2016
  • kelly commented:

    Here’s to sharing more Flaming Zombies in 2016! Wicked Year dude. Loved looking through these.

    on January 7, 2016
  • Darren Gair commented:

    Stunning round up John, you have had one hell of a year! I wish you all the very best for 2016.

    on January 7, 2016
  • Chris commented:

    Really awesome work once again John, superb range of shots!

    on January 8, 2016
  • Paul Mockford commented:

    Beautiful, inspirational stuff John. Moment after moment after moment. Loving the pool party and the rings on the sparkler!

    on January 8, 2016
  • Clem Laverne commented:

    Wow. Top work John. Some gorgeous shots there. Perfectly capturing the moment. Good luck for 2016!!

    on January 8, 2016
  • Clare commented:

    Wow wow wow! Simply loved looking through all these beautiful images.

    on January 8, 2016
  • Brett Symes commented:

    Yup, that is how you do it…real, genuine emotions photographed beautifully. World class stuff mate.

    on January 8, 2016
  • Sam Docker commented:

    An utterly incredible year for Mr John Hope!!! Every single frame in here is a cracker mate, bloody well done!

    on January 8, 2016
  • pen commented:

    What a fantastic collection of images! What I love about your work is how you capture both awesome moments and beautiful portraits effortlessly. And your mastery of light – both day and night! Impressive!

    on January 8, 2016
  • Toni Darcy commented:

    Hopey you ledge. I was going to tell you all the ones I absolutely loved but then I stopped counting. My all time fave is the black and white one of the brides eyes. Pool party picture frame diving is an obvious winner too! Seriously theres some absolute awesome sauce in there! Hello 2016! xx

    on January 8, 2016
  • BobbiJo commented:

    Wow these are stunning. So much joy and happiness in them!

    on January 9, 2016
  • Steve Gerrard commented:

    Nailed it!
    Keep raising that bar mate. All the best for 2016.

    on January 9, 2016
  • Bloody hell, John. I was scrolling through, trying to remember which photos I particularly liked, so I could mention them in the comment, but there are way too many. SO very good. Every one is nailed. I also envy you your crisp B&Ws too.

    on January 9, 2016
  • Slawomir Urban commented:

    Well done .. great year. You captured some stunning moments!

    on January 9, 2016
  • wonderful images!

    on January 10, 2016
  • Alan commented:

    Such a joyous set, man, I had one massive grin perusing through these. You really capture the real people, the real essence and joy of the day. Fabtastic processing, too, I must say! A cracking year indeed.

    on January 11, 2016
  • Anneli Marinovich commented:

    Stunning collection of images. Truly wonderful wedding photography John!

    on January 11, 2016
  • Amanda Berube commented:

    Beautiful work! Cant wait to see what 2016 brings for you and your stunning eye!

    on January 11, 2016
  • Matt Parry commented:

    Dude this is good…so SO good! World class stuff el capitan…..easily one of my favourite 2015 round ups (and I have seen about 500!!!)

    on January 11, 2016
  • So many incredible moments John, I adore the precision and clarity in your work. Really brilliant. Good luck with your new arrival xxx

    on January 11, 2016
  • Tim commented:

    Cracking stuff John, Always enjoy looking at your work.

    on January 12, 2016
  • Ben Pollard commented:

    Very very nice. Very nice indeed.

    on January 12, 2016
  • Liam commented:

    Holy shit dude, these are immense! There is simply nothing you haven’t nailed – OCF, available light, creative documentary, awesome posing. You’ve smashed it all mate in style. Seriously top top wedding photography John

    on January 12, 2016
  • ilana commented:

    If i get married again, will you be my photographer please?

    on January 14, 2016
  • Absolutely beautiful work dude ;-).Best photos.

    on January 14, 2016
  • Maria commented:

    Really nice work. There are some real crackers in this set!

    on January 15, 2016
  • Rob Grimes commented:

    You my friend, nailed it in 2015, these are simply inspirational and stunning!

    Heres to an even greater year in 2016 for you and hopefully get to meet you at some stage in the year.

    on January 15, 2016
  • Toby Clark commented:

    Absolutely love your work dude! gorgeous images here. Lovely meeting you last year too and hopefully catch up again soon.

    on January 15, 2016
  • jesus caballero commented:

    what a colorful and funny year! so perfection!!!! all the best for this 2016!!!!

    on January 16, 2016
  • Joe Stenson commented:

    Top end, looking forward to having you along for our wedding in September.

    on January 26, 2016
  • Anna commented:

    These are absolutely brilliant John. So much life and richness. I absolutely love your processing too. What a superstar!

    on March 10, 2016
  • gary simpson commented:

    A cracking set of images. Look forward to seeing more from this year. Well done

    on August 10, 2016
  • Alistair commented:

    Some really beautiful and natural looking images here, absolutely inspirational!

    on November 18, 2017

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