It’s that time of the year again where I look back over the last 12 months and boy hasn’t it flown by? It seems like yesterday that I was putting together my best of 2016 blog but at the same time I’ve done so much since then.
Charley and Rob wanted something a little different from manor house or barn conversion weddings which lots of their friends had done so they opted for a traditional ceremony at the rather grand and beautiful Clifton College Chapel with their shindig at the very cool urban space at the Paintworks in Bristol. I have to say the blend of the old and new made for some great contrasting photos.
As a wedding photographer I love the opportunity to visit lots of different wedding venues all over the South West. This was the first time that I’d shot at the scenic Gloucestershire-based wedding venue Kingscote Barn. It has a winning combination of far-reaching views, stunning grounds full of awesome spots for photos and a lovely restored 17th Century Cotswold stone barn, which is perfect for adding your own style.
After being recommended by a friend and fellow Bristol wedding photographer Sophie and Ross decided to book my services for their church and marquee wedding in Winterbourne, Bristol. Set to be a really relaxed and chilled affair, it was perfect for my style of wedding photography.
One thing I love about being a wedding photographer is getting to shoot different and alternative weddings. Emma and Andy’s was definitely not your standard wedding, since they chose to have their ceremony in a beautiful bluebell wood near Ashton Court Mansion, Bristol. Opting for an intimate outdoor ceremony with just 33 close friends and family and they were lucky it was a nice dry day! However, wellies were worn just in case of a downpour (we are in England after all!)
It’s that time of the year that we all start to reflect on the past 12 months. I’ve had the most amazing year and photographed some really awesome people along the way. I’ve logged 6,200 photography miles and taken well over 100,000 photos, which seems completely bonkers.
It’s a dubious honour being a professional portrait photographer at family gatherings. Naturally I’m nominated to take photos of important occasions, and my niece Grace’s 5th birthday was no exception.
Kerry & Steve decided to get hitched at the rather lovely Hyde Barn in Stow-on-the-Wold. Nestled in a tranquil Cotswold landscape, this venue is the perfect place to host a wedding and subsequent celebrations at a single location.