What a year!
2017, what a year...
I'm probably a bit late with this post, but no time like the present.
Here's a mix of what I've been doing for my photography and in my personal life...
STYLED SHOOTS WITH VINTAGE AMY
One of the most amazing things that happened this year was meeting Vintage Amy.
I had wanted to work on a styled wedding shoot for AGES and finally took the plunge when Amy was looking for a photographer. I pulled a Hermione Granger by sticking my hand in the air and shouting ME ME ME PLEASE. 1 shoot turned into 3, squeezing a little Easter styled shoot for Amy's blog among our Bright & Beautiful, and Woodland shoots.
I'm so, so proud of the photographs we achieved, our shoots were a real team effort and everyone was an absolute joy to work with. Even better, our shoots were featured by One Fab Day, Boho Weddings, and Grazia Daily!
Real wedding wise, I've been so so lucky to have a real mix of different weddings. 'Your day, your way' might be a cliche, but it's my mantra. I love seeing how people choose to celebrate their days; be it ultra traditional and elegant, or mixing it up with colourful styling, or throwing tradition completely out the window and just having a big old party with a fabulous suit, dress and flowers (here's looking at you Mr and Mrs Church).
I danced to David Bowie (an all time fave) camera in hand all night at Lauren and Lewis' wedding, held back tears during Craig and Carla's ceremony, squealed with excitement as I ticked off the George Rye from my bucket list at Rachel and Chris day, and swooned at Herstmonceux Castle for Rebecca and Teddy's day...to name but a few!
It's not all about weddings of course, I do love a good Couples or Family shoot, and I really am so lucky to meet so many lovely people throughout the year, it's even sweeter when clients return to you for a second or third time.
I was also incredibly lucky to visit the Scottish Highlands this year for a friends wedding (shout out to Mr & Mrs Wallis), where I got to dance the night away, swig sloe gin and really enjoy myself as a guest with our troupe of friends. The venue and scenery was absolutely stunning. I highly recommend a visit to that part of the world! Shout out to the Glentrium Estate (if you have a casual £3 million it's up for sale!), and Dower House in Newtonmore who were our amazing B&B for the weekend.
MR & MRS SMITH CELEBRANTS
It's not every day you get to meet such like-minded and lovely people, so when I met with Jason and Cathy Smith, I was so happy! They're an incredibly kind and creative duo who love to make wedding ceremonies truly personal and unique. I was thrilled to do some new images for their website.
Take a look here
2018 IS SHAPING UP NICELY...
I'm not content when I don't have a million and one photography related things in the diary, so I've scheduled all sorts and I'm incredibly excited. Here's a little taste...
MY FIRST WEDDING FAIR
Come and say hello at Sussex Boutique and Bridal Fair on Sunday 4th March. It's a wedding fair with a twist! As well as lots of wedding suppliers such as myself, you can pick up some pre-loved wedding bargains too. I will be running a competition to all visitors so don't miss out!
Get the details here.
I've just finished a beautiful shoot at the Old Rectory, Hastings! Creating a shoot of my own has been a real dream for a long time and I'm really looking forward to showing you this one. I was so lucky to feature some amazing suppliers including Ormolu London, Charlotte Mills shoes, Grace Benson Make Up, FROSS Wedding Collections, Elmo Paper Stories, and Wild Rubus. I couldn't have done it without our gorgeous model Amber, and my friend Rachel who helped me style it and just so happens, is an incredibly talented painter. I really can't wait to share it with you.
Below is a sneaky camera shot from the day, when it had finally stopped raining and we bolted outside...
Yes it's about time my little website got a face lift. Lots of plans so watch this space...
I could also do with getting some proper photos of myself done, but as is the way with most of us photographers, we tend to HATE being in front of the camera!
Getting out and shooting what catches your eye always excites me. It refreshes me and pushes my creativity. Here's a macro shot I did recently at my desk. Just some beautiful dried flowers, and my wedding rings.
AND OF COURSE MORE WEDDINGS...!
See you soon folks...