Twenty Eighteen – a year in pictures
At last I have finally had some time to sit down and reflect on what was for me, the busiest and most exciting year of photography so far, and I feel very lucky indeed to be able to call this my job.
Alex and I were a part of 33 wonderful wedding days, drove over 7000 miles and travelled all over the country from Battle just down the road to Staffordshire. One of the biggest highlights for me was capturing my first destination wedding in Italy, which was equally special as my lovely couple chose to get married in Sorrento, the very same town where Alex and I were married back in 2011. It was wonderful to have the chance to go back there and capture such a special day.
I have delivered over 25,000 photos to my couples this year and taken so many more. We visited some of the most wonderful places and were made to feel so welcome by my couples, their family and friends. We made three trips to one of my favourite venues – the gorgeous Upwaltham Barns and also got to go back to the wonderful Farbridge too. There were lots of new venues to visit including the amazing Ashes Barns up in Staffordshire and we had the best time at the lovely Two Woods Estate on what had to be one of the hottest days of the year. We also got to photograph a wedding in a Zoo (and got to take a portrait with some giraffes), I had two weddings at Lord’s Cricket Ground, and also had wonderful visits to The Pilgrims Rest, Brookfield Barn, Pangdean Old Barn , Northbrook Park and Bath Guildhall to name a few.
The heat is certainly one thing I remember vividly from last year’s weddings but also the rain too and there were certainly some downpours of epic proportions at my weddings at Casterley Barn and Frickley Lake. I got to be a part of lots of church weddings too and some of the most beautiful marquee weddings at parents homes with wonderful details like homemade limoncello and tables named after tanks (with little handmade models of each tank too!) There were tears, laughter and some of the most wonderful bridesmaids and groomsmen who looked after my couples so well.
2018 was my busiest year to date for weddings and I really am so grateful for all the couples who put their trust in me to capture their day and help create so many wonderful memories too. I must also thank all the wonderful caterers, make up artists and hair stylists, florists, drivers, videographers, cake makers and all the venues we worked with last year, who helped make my couple’s day so special.
This year we get to capture weddings at some of my favourite places once again but also some more new venues too and we also make a trip to Edinburgh which is very exciting as I have family there and it is a city I know well and love.
I had a great year of cricket again and got to capture some great matches at Lord’s as well as outmatches all over the South too. 2019 is a big year of cricket for me with a World Cup, Ashes Test and the first ever Test Match between England and Ireland to photograph too. 2019 certainly looks like it is going to be a busy year!
It was so hard choosing what photos to feature in my round up but every wedding I captured is featured and I just want to thank each and every couple for letting us be a part of your day – we had the best time.
I also must thank my lovely husband Alex so much for working with me at every wedding, pinning on button holes, helping organize group photos and even taking a few photos for me too. I really could not do the job I love without his help and support and for that I really am so grateful.
So here is my look back at 2018 and I hope you enjoy ( you can view a slideshow first or scroll through all the images below this!)
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