Thank you so much to all the lovely couples who booked me to shoot their wedding in 2019!!! What a year! 27 weddings, all of which were very different and all a delight to capture. I loved getting to know you all, seeing you so happy and capturing thousands of moments for you to treasure forever! There aren’t many jobs where you get to witness one of the best days of many people’s lives. Midwifery, I guess, is another but I think I’ll stick with photography for now 😉 I am eternally grateful for every single couple that put their trust in me. Thank you!
As per usual my year took me all over the UK to some truly stunning places. Based in Norwich, the stunning Brecon Beacons in Wales was the furthest (see the woodland shot 3 images down from here). That was a 550-mile round trip. In a very close second place was Inn on The Lake, Ullswater in the glorious The Lake District (546-miles). You’ll be able to spot a couple of those below. Those two weddings were particularly special to me as they were friend’s weddings. Another special friend’s wedding was Lucy & Matt’s at the lovely Maison Talbooth in Essex. That was on the hottest day of the year! There was an awesome thunderstorm that evening, which with the enthusiasm of the lovely Lucy & Matt, enabled me to capture a shot of them with lightning in the background! Just after the sunset, the sky lit up purple for a split second as the lightning hit. Amazing!
As there are hundreds of venues throughout the UK, most weddings I go to are new places for me. I enjoy this as it keeps things fresh and helps me to be more creative and spontaneous on the day. That said, I was really happy to return to a few of my favourite venues in 2019. Little but lovely Maison Talbooth in Dedham which I’ve already mentioned, party-tastic Granary Estates in Newmarket, and four very different London venues all of which I went to in December. It was my third visit to the photographer’s dream venue The Asylum Chapel, 3rd visit to the unique Islington Town Hall, 3rd visit to the spectacular One Whitehall Place and 3rd visit to the fun and friendly St Bart’s Brewery. To quote De La Soul, 3 is the magic number! This year was probably the first year since I started wedding photography over 10 years ago, that I didn’t have a wedding in North Yorkshire but that tradition will get back on track again next year (thanks Sophie and Beth!). I had my first Norfolk wedding this year to feature a trip to the beach. Previously I’ve done that in Australia, The Dominican Republic and Iceland, which were all amazing but it was nice being able to drive home from Waxham Barn in Norfolk!
I could go on and on about other fantastic venues I’ve been to, but I’ll save them for another blog post. There is however one more I’ll mention, as it was particularly special to me and that was Glebe Farm Barn near Norwich. It was special as I shot the owner’s daughter’s wedding there, but even more so as two weeks later I got married there myself!!! It was an amazing day that my wife Rachael (it still feels weird calling her my wife) and I love talking about as we look through our photographs. I now 100% know how it feels to plan, create and experience a wedding as a groom. If any of you are planning a DIY wedding and would like any tips, please don’t hesitate to ask! My first tip is to take a 2-week honeymoon rather than 1 😉
2020 & 2021 Couples
I hope these photographs get you excited about potentially having me as your wedding photographer! To those that have already booked me – you rock! To those that are hoping to – please get in touch asap as dates are going fast.
Here are some of my favourite shots from 2019!