So I will be honest the end of year has actually crept up on me this year, as always I have struggled to keep it to around 3 minutes… its just too hard so bear with, as its worth watching all 5 minutes of wedding awesomeness!
I am an extremely lucky person to do what I do; capturing memories which will become family heirlooms in years and centuries to come is a huge deal for me. I absolutely love my ‘job’; yes its hard work at times but if you take a look at all these smiles I have captured you can be sure I was beaming behind the camera. Who wouldn’t want to share in moments like these. In the current world we live in its amazing how I get to watch so much love from one human to another, it fills me with such a joy I can’t put into words.
None of this would be possible without my clients who believe in me and who welcome me into their families with open arms. Being part of someones wedding day is such an honour, I have the best seat in the house and experience all the emotions alongside them. Not only do I take on the role of photographer but I like to think I am a guide as well, giving support when needed and reassuring them that everything is going along as it should be. I love getting to know each and every one of my bride and grooms and at the end of the wedding its sad when I have to say goodbye, as I am saying bye to friends. However thanks to the world of social media I can keep in touch and meet some for coffee (January I plan to spend the whole time meeting the lucky few who have gone on to have babies!)
Creating this video gives me a chance to look back at what an incredible year it has been, the images remind me of great times and moments that I will never forget! My first Wed-fest wedding with Beccy and Simon where I was made to have a shot of Jager, (literally forced haha) along with the flash-mob and message flyby! The singing waiters at my cousins wedding, the surprise gift of a puppy at Becky and Ollie’s wedding last week. Not forgetting the incredible heat on Camilla and Craig’s day at Nyland Manor and the surf board machine at Helen and Paul’s wedding, Dan sharing in his speech how pleased he was that Katie had settled for a ‘6/10’ average man to marry, when looking for a 10/10 hadn’t worked on the dating scene… only to let her know he had done the same and lowers his standards to a 3/10 (pretty sure I laughed about this for weeks) another Patch wedding and the 3rd kicking off 2018 for me! I could go on and on, but its best you take a look and see how much of a wonderful, amazing, smiling filled year I have had!
A final huge thank you to all of my 2017 couples, I can’t say it enough but THANK YOU! Here’s to an awesome 2018!