2017.

I know I probably say this every year but I don't think I've known any year that has gone as quickly as this one. This year is rather special because it marks ten years since I picked up my first digital SLR..and I love it as much as I ever did. I think if I could time travel to the past and tell my 16 year old self this is the journey that my little canon 400D was taking me on, my young self would have laughed in my face. Umm you mean making a living doing what I love the most...? I don't think so!!! 

And of course none of this would happen without my couples. To say that I am grateful is a bit of an understatement, and thank you is not quite enough. But my vocabulary is limited so it will have to do for now. To all my wonderful couples, whether you're past, present or future; thank you, and thank you. You may not realise it but this isn't merely a job of mine, it's also where I learn to experience and celebrate life through your life...the amount of goodness, happiness and love that I've felt in every single wedding that I have shot cannot be put into words; I can only hope they bleed into my work. 

Below are images of some my favourite moments from this year. As much as I love an epic sunset and the perfect creative shot, there is nothing quite like belly laughs, tears of joy and moments caught off guard.. Big love to you all, have a wonderful Christmas & New Years!!!

F & S ~ Wilderness Wood wedding

I'm not allowed to have a favourite wedding but this wedding seriously makes my heart burst. F & S got married at Wilderness Wood- an absolute dream of a venue. F is part Iranian so they incorporated a little Iranian tradition of sprinkling sugar over the couple as a metaphor of making the marriage sweet, which I found adorable. The ceremony was followed by a walk in the woods, loads of good food, speeches that left me in tears and also laughter; a ceilidh and a silent disco where everybody danced into the night.

Also did I mention the talented bride made her own dress? Yes, she hand-sewed the embroidery on her dress! I honestly couldn't have asked for a more perfect couple and day to photograph.

Jenna & Angie ~ London Barbican engagement

As a little celebration of pride month I want to share Jenna & Angie's engagement shoot with you guys! This is actually the first same sex engagement shoot that I've ever done, and as expected, it was as cute as a button. So glad these two chose The Barbican- this place never ceases to give me new surprises, it's definitely one of my favourite places to shoot in London. I can't wait till their wedding in September, man it's gonna be GOOOOOOD!

Sian & Robin ~ St Stephen's Trust, London wedding

After shooting Sian and Robin's engagement a few months ago I've been really excited for their wedding. These guys have been together for 9 years - since they met in uni!! I always think relationships that have lasted for this long are pretty damn sweet, you grow so much with each other and in a way become so much like one another. The wedding took place on one fine summer's day at the stunning St Stephen's trust, a deconsecrated church in Hampstead and it was way better than what I had imagined. Check out the photos + feel the love!