2013. A retrospective.
Hello there! Here we are again, the end of another year. What can I possibly say about 2013 that will do this absolute cracker of a year justice? I’ve photographed more weddings this year than any other year before, I’ve grown to love this job of mine more than ever before, I’ve travelled the length and breadth of this beautiful, unpredictable country of ours and left these shores to photograph weddings in Europe and Asia. I’ve taken zillions of photos and made some brilliant new friends along the way. My best friend and my brother both said their I do’s this year too. I honestly can’t wax lyrical enough about what a truly incredible year of weddings this has been for me.
After I shot Kirsty and Andy’s wedding last Saturday, my 44th and final wedding of 2013, I sat down to work on my selection for this blog post and my 2013 collection portfolio book. I set myself a limit of 150 photos – partly because that’s the most I can fit into my book, and partly because I didn’t want this post to be too long!
I’m reluctant to call this a ‘best of 2013’ collection or anything like that because I just don’t know if this is my best work of the year, that’s not really up to me to decide. This is merely a selection of my favourites – I have many more favourites that I had to leave out to meet my self inflicted 150 photo limit – I could’ve picked 500 or more! It’s a selection of the photos I feel really proud of, or make me smile, or make me remember something special about 2013 and the weddings I’ve photographed. It’s a retrospective.
Thank you to the wonderful and unique couples who have invited me to photograph their weddings this year and in the future, but also to the people who support me by commenting on my blog posts and on my facebook page. Your support truly means a lot.
And of course thank you my family, especially the wonderful woman I married six and a half years ago who has moaned a bit about all my travelling this year but supports me unconditionally in the decisions I make, particularly when leaving her and my two amazing boys behind to go and take pictures at weddings overseas.
2013 has inspired me, has made my world bigger, has taken me to places I may never have visited and has created countless new special memories for me. I’ve loved it. Absolutely loved it.
Merry Christmas everybody, I hope 2013 has been kind to you and that this holiday season is full of happiness for you and your loved ones.
2014 – get ready. I’m coming for you.