Category archives: Engagements

2017 | A Year In ReviewIf this is work then I don't want any other job...

2017 | A Year In Review

In 2017, I photographed 25 weddings as the main or second photographer and did 6 wedding shoots that were each published either online or in national magazines.

It was a busy and brilliant year, and one where I realised I can say so very confidently that I love my job. I love meeting new clients and seeing them excited about their wedding plans. I love hearing about how they met and chose one another. I love seeing people in love on one of the best days of their life. I love that they  decided to pick me to capture to their story, a story that is unique to only them.

In the midst of all of this, I realise what I do so much, that it actually doesn’t feel like a job really. It feels like an honour, an emotional rollercoaster, inspiring, wonderful, uplifting. But not very much like work – well, except for all the editing. And more than ever I feel like such a lucky, lucky lady.

I am also pushing myself creatively more than ever before. I have done mentoring work with the amazing S6 Photography and workshops with The Secret Retreat. I have a long way to go still, but am so inspired to go further and see where my own love story with photography takes me.

I’m now looking to 2018 and I am beyond excited. I’m pretty much fully booked now, with just a few slots left. I am still looking for couples who want an adventure.

Here are some images I love from some of my 2017 weddings, if this is work then I don’t want any other job.

 

Canal Street Engagement | Ste + Joe

Canal Street Engagement | Ste + Joe

One of my favourite shoots from last year was when I photographed Ste and his partner Joe in Manchester.

I’ve known Ste for around 10 years and he’s a really good friend of mine. We have one of those friendships where we can go months or even years without seeing one another, but when we’re together it’s like no time has passed at all. We have annoying in-jokes. We are loud and we sing karaoke terribly. He makes me laugh until I can’t breathe.

I knew Ste before he came out as gay. and whilst we had some amazing adventures together, it always felt as though there was a little bit of Ste missing. As though there was a part hiding between the laughter and good times. I didn’t really think much of it at the time, but it wasn’t until I met Joe, that I realised what had been missing from Ste’s life: Love.

There’s something so incredible about seeing your friends at their happiest. Seeing all the pieces fit into a place for someone you care a great deal about.. well, it’s hard to put into words. Maybe I want to say I’m proud of him. Maybe I want to say that meeting Joe and getting to capture their love with my camera, was one of the best days I’ve had in a long time.

Maybe I don’t need to say anything at all, and just let the photos do the talking.