Jo & Tom ~ Tate Modern engagement shoot, London

Jo is a very talented wedding photographer who I got to know from a photographer’s group on Facebook. On the day she got engaged to Tom and told me she wanted me to photograph her wedding I didn’t really believe her (still don’t…). It’s such a crazily huge honour to get asked by another photographer to shoot their wedding, as I know how picky I can/will be when it comes to my own wedding photos!!!

For their engagement shoot we decided on Tate Modern which is such an unusual and interesting space. These two gave me so so much freedom to create; they were so easy to work with and I just had the best afternoon hanging out with them. Can’t wait till their big day which is just under three weeks away!!!!

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!!!

Ceri & Andrew ~ Hackney Wick, London engagement

Ceri & Andrew used to live in Hackney Wick, so they chose to do their engagement shoot here as it is a place that they hold close to their hearts. I really loved shooting in this part of the city as there are so many interesting and unusual backgrounds to work with. Can you believe these guys told me they were awkward in front of the camera?!?!? I barely needed to direct them!