Wow, what a year that was!
After the gentle pace of intimate, mostly half-day weddings in 2020, followed by a complete shut down of the industry in the first half of 2021, last year's wedding season was full on! Determined not to let any of my couples down, I duly squeezed 12+ months of weddings into just 6, barely coming up for air in July and August!
The blogging stopped, Instagram lay dormant, I lost my voice at a run of three weddings thanks to bronchitis. But against the odds I managed to avoid the dreaded self isolation for most of the year. When Covid finally struck (relatively mildly) in November, it coincided perfectly with my first two week period without any weddings. So I didn't miss a single couple's special day and for that I am extremely thankful!
Here's a little 2 minute highlights summary of those crazy but fun six months, filled with games and dancing, laughter and hugs. Press play, go full screen and immerse yourself in some of my favourite storytelling moments from 2021.
I am a storytelling wedding photographer. I capture moments. Mostly candid, completely unposed moments of pure emotion. Laughter and happy tears. Reportage photography that documents your day in the way you want to remember it - real and heartfelt.
I observe unobtrusively. I look for the light. Then I watch and anticipate. It's what being a documentary wedding photographer is all about. And I absolutely love it.
That was 2021.
So what's in store for 2022?
I'm pretty booked up this year, but may be persuaded to squeeze in a couple more weddings if the dates work out and my schedule doesn't get too crazy. I'm looking forward to be returning to all of my favourite Sussex barns and country houses, plus Tunnels Beaches in Devon, another firm favourite of mine. And a whole host of venues that are new to me, including churches, pubs, farms and private marquees.
But more than the venues, I'm excited to be working with the loveliest couples, several of whom I've met already on their pre-wedding shoots, or in one case, when capturing their intimate wedding 'part one' back in 2020.
As I write this in January I'm busy designing albums and catching up with a bit of marketing before my wedding season kicks off in earnest in February.
I still have plenty of dates available for 2023 so if you love these images and would like your day captured in a similar style, please do get in touch. I would really love to hear your plans.
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Thanks for making it to the end!