Yi-Jun & John ~ London engagement

To me, a perfect shoot day is getting a coffee, wandering around town and laughing with my couple. We did exactly that in the first half of Yi-Jun & John's engagement shoot...it was freezing on that day but these two troopers braved the English weather to hang out with me. I can't wait till the summer session!!! 

2016.

Here is a little collection of images from this year that are not necessarily 'the best', but images that I hold dear and make me smile.

It's probably a little strange to say but I treasure these moments as much as my couples do...when I look back at every frame I remember how I felt at that very moment. Sometimes I have a headache, sometimes my heart is exploding with joy, sometimes I'm cold and tired; sometimes I fear that I'm losing the daylight, and a lot of the time I feel the intensity of my couples' love for each other and their friends and family... and it's a magical thing to experience.

I think there are very few occasions where you're able to see so many aspects of someone's life in a day, and a wedding is one of those rare events. I'm so thankful for all the couples that have welcomed me with open arms and hearts into their most important of days. Being vulnerable isn't easy; especially in front of a stranger, and because you're able to let down your guard I've learned to pour my heart out into creating these images. 

To all the wonderful couples that I've photographed and friends that I've second shot for; thank you for all your kindness, trust, patience and encouragement. It's been quite an overwhelming journey. 

And lastly, to my boyfriend Mike, the love of my life; thank you for keeping me curious, inspired and alive. 

Alice & Adam ~ Brighton engagement

I came home from this engagement shoot four hours later than I intended, my heart bursting with joy and excitement. A lot of the time I find myself learning from my couples; seeing their relationships, the way their love radiates, their values, hearing stories about their childhood and families...

More often than not I take more than I give, and for that I'm thankful.