BEST OF 2014

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!

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  • Really beautiful work, John. What a year you’ve had. I can’t pick a favourite, too many x

    on January 11, 2015
  • Lee allen commented:

    Killer year dude! Some real stunners in there.

    on January 11, 2015
  • Michael Jackson commented:

    Blimey John, what a year you’ve had, you look like you’ve had some incredible weddings and some even more incredible parties! I love your dance floor stuff and that triptych of the groom listening to the best mans speech is absolute class. Thanks for everything in 2014 and here’s to another belting year! MJ & Hannah

    on January 11, 2015
  • Steve Gerrard commented:

    Mate! So much visual juicy goodness in one post. Epic!
    You obviously had an amazing year and I wish you all the best for 2015. Keep setting the standard dude.

    on January 11, 2015
  • Liam commented:

    Top top level wedding photography here John, it’s mind-blowing seeing how awesome you have become in such a short period. Amazing moments captured so creatively combined with some killer creative portraits. The only way is up up up for you in 2015 mate 🙂

    on January 11, 2015
  • pen commented:

    Oh my, such wonderful moments captured, and beautiful portraits too! I particularly love that shot of the rings in who I’m assuming is a Grandma’s hands….

    on January 11, 2015
  • Dom commented:

    This is a fantastic collection John, you should be really proud of yourself. All the best for 2015.

    on January 11, 2015
  • Joe Upton commented:

    Absolutely stunning work John, an exceptional array – the sheer volume of amazing pictures is quite something! You should be very proud.

    on January 11, 2015
  • Kelly commented:

    ace stuff John. REALLY strong stuff here. So many faves but the one that really stands out is the bride and her dad at the back of the church in lovely light waiting to walk in. I kept going back to that its Ace! Xx

    on January 11, 2015
  • R elston commented:

    Awesome pictures, great creativity and variety of photos. Attention to detail is incredible. Love the shirt too John!

    on January 11, 2015
  • Ian Batsford commented:

    Congrats on an amazing year, wonderful photographs!

    on January 11, 2015
  • Tom Weller commented:

    The recognition you have received this year (well last year – you know what I mean) is richly deserved looking at this lot. Great variety in your work and lots of fun. 2015 is going to be amazing!

    on January 11, 2015
  • Richard commented:

    Damn, you’re good! Incredible work, and a deserved award winner! More of the same for 2015!

    on January 12, 2015
  • Sam Docker commented:

    A sensational round up, truly sensational!! Well done mate, an amazing 2014, bring on 2015!!

    on January 12, 2015
  • Eneka commented:

    Excellent set of images! Love the last image – totally amazing! All the best for 2015.

    on January 12, 2015
  • shelly commented:

    Some beautiful story telling here Johnboy. I reckon 2015 is gonna be mental for you. Big sweary snogs. x

    on January 12, 2015
  • Matt Parry commented:

    YES YES YES!!! skills mr hope. Fun, laughter, colour and THAT veil shot. Killer set buddy

    on January 12, 2015
  • Alan commented:

    So cool, man, so full of character. Such beautiful portraits, cracking documentary…the real deal. Love your dancing captures! Been ace getting to know you this year, too, man.

    on January 12, 2015
  • Peach commented:

    Stunning mate. Just stunning. Here’s to a great 2015!

    on January 12, 2015
  • Bhav commented:

    Crazy good. So many lush images John. I bet 2015 is going to be incredible for you. xx

    on January 12, 2015
  • John and Toni commented:

    Amazing work! All the best for 2015

    on January 13, 2015
  • Jon commented:

    awesome stuff John Boy, here’s to a great 2015

    on January 13, 2015
  • Sam commented:

    Impeccable. Absolutely beautiful images mate, really stunning. Loved looking through it, your couples must be over the moon 🙂

    on January 13, 2015
  • Voyteck commented:

    excellent set of photos here, bring on 2015!

    on January 13, 2015
  • Roisin commented:

    Absolutely amazing! Well done John on your fantastic photography throughout the year! Many happy clients I am sure, including myself and Graham!

    on January 13, 2015
  • Mark commented:

    Amazing work, you’ve captured some beautiful moments. Really creative and enjoyable to look through.

    on January 13, 2015
  • Martina - Photostories commented:

    I love the variety in your pictures! All the very best for the year ahead!

    on January 13, 2015
  • mark commented:

    cracking work john. too hard to pick a fave!

    on January 14, 2015
  • Yolande De Vries commented:

    Beautiful work John – hugely inspirational to look at! Chin chin to 2015!

    on January 14, 2015
  • Andy Gaines commented:

    Super work commandant Hope -here’s to 2015 yo!

    on January 14, 2015
  • joy commented:

    Wow John what a year. Many congratulations on your awards and achievements. You deserve them – real quality. Good luck for 2015

    on January 14, 2015
  • I love looking at your work John! What a great year – can’t wait to see the 2015 weddings rolling in!

    on January 15, 2015
  • Megan Hawkins commented:

    You win the prize for most inventive use of light AND craziest, most emotional faces. Bring on 2015 – I want to see what you’ve got! MX

    on January 16, 2015
  • Fotograf Gdansk commented:

    Fantastic review! Pleasure to watch! 🙂

    on January 24, 2015
  • Hazel du Preez commented:

    Wow, sooo beautiful John. Lots of really real moments.

    on January 28, 2015
  • Aaron commented:

    Sublime! What an incredible set John, amazing diversity of beautiful moments all captured with precision. So creative. Hope you have an awesome 2015!

    on February 17, 2015

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