The best 2016 ever!
We’re now well into 2017 and I’m only just writing this. It’s been that busy. There’s been so much going on in our lives and in our business that some things stay on the to do list for a while! But here we are, ready to take the 2017 wedding season head on.
2016, like most recent years, was a bit of a blur and I’d like to share more of my personal work as we go through 2017. For now I’ll just stick to wedding stuff. There were so many amazing weddings last year and I enjoyed shooting each and every one. I’ve met some incredible people and have my faith in humanity restored every Saturday as I’m fortunate enough to see the best in people every time I go to work.
Awards and stuff
I know awards aren’t everything, but it certainly gives added clout and kudos to what I offer. And there are so many images I’m very proud of that will never win any awards and will only ever mean anything to the people who I made them for. The satisfaction of the people I work for always comes first. But my clients and I usually like the same kind of things 🙂 Anyone who knows me knows I really don’t like to blow my own trumpet. But hey, it’s all business so here’s some of the recognition I’ve picked up this past year:
- Top 10 Fearless Photographer (in the world) 2016 (number 1 in the UK)
- Top 20 Best Wedding Photographer from Wedding Photography Select (number 1 in the UK)
- Top 150 International Wedding Photographer (SLR Lounge)
- Top 5 UK Wedding Photojournalist 2017 (My Memory)
Top 10 Fearless Photographer 2016
The moment I discovered Fearless Photographers was the moment I was hooked on wedding photography and the moment I realised that I can retain the creativity and quirkiness in my photography and still succeed at weddings. It made me realise that wedding photography doesn’t have to be boring. It can be beautiful, gritty, dynamic and creative whilst at the same time retaining the feeling and emotion that makes a ‘nice’ wedding photograph into something much more interesting. A good photograph can have a subtle message provoking an emotion. Or it can hit you square in the face. There are so many things that make a photograph pleasing to the eye and the heart. The very best photographs have something extra, an x-factor, a special ingredient. These are the photographs that stand out in a crowd and are recognised by Fearless Photographers. And this is why I’m proud to be part of this organisation and incredibly thankful and humbled to be included in a hugely talented group of people.