2016 – A year in review

My favourite documentary wedding photographs

First of all – happy new year!  I hope you all have a wonderful 2017 – filled with love, life and laughter.

2016 has been my busiest year yet as a wedding photographer.  My little boy, Cosmo, is growing up.  Well he’s only five, but he started school this year and has become much more independent generally. This means I have had more time to focus on my wedding photography. It’s been great fun! I have met so many nice people and have had the privilege to be a part of – and photograph – many wonderful moments.

The year started with Ari and Rowan’s small and beautiful London wedding.  Thinking about it, I photographed quite a few very small and intimate weddings this year, sometimes with just a handful of people there.  For example, Rachel and Ben decided to tie the knot with just their two children and parents present. It always feels like a real honour to be a part of such a small celebration.

I have had the pleasure to photograph lots of weddings where the bride and groom are parents, like Ana and John’s Farringdon wedding and Lyndsey and Sam’s wedding at Ridge Farm. And I love it! Photographing children is one of my favourite things and if they play a big part in the wedding, weddings are often more relaxed, informal (and chaotic).

Last year was also the year I photographed my first Humanist wedding.  Katie and Matt got married under two oak trees and we all sung “Here comes the sun” – one of my favourite wedding moments of 2016. There was also Danni + Matt’s Jewish wedding, and Laura + Yiannis’ Greek wedding.  I really enjoy experiencing different customs and traditions. And I photographed Annie + Deni’s wedding – my first gay wedding. It was lovely and very romantic.

2016 has been an exciting and diverse year.  I can’t wait to see what 2017 has in store for me!

Baby at bridal preparations at Ridge Farm weddingBride and groom signing the register at Jewish weddingConfetti at Humanist wedding at Ridge FarmFlower girls in car at wedding in Winchmore HillBride and family laughing at Kings Chapel weddingBride arriving at churchBride greeting grandma at Grey's Inn wedding Flower girl watching ceremony at Brompton Oratory Wedding ceremony at Hackney Town Hall Bride hugging guests at Ridge Farm wedding Bride mingling with guests outside Hackney Town Hall Bride and groom with children at Camden Registry office Reportage wedding photo of daughter of the bride making speech at marquee garden wedding Guests during speeches at Ridge Farm wedding Confetti at Islington Town Hall wedding ceilidh dancing at wedding Bride greeting best friend at Bird of Smithfield wedding Jewish bride getting ready at home Bride arriving at church in Uxbridge Flower girl at Greek Orthodox wedding ceremony Bride kisses mother at Greek wedding ceremony Speeches at Kings Chapel wedding Grandma and baby at Ham House wedding Bride and groom at village hall wedding Bride and groom dancing at Kings Chapel wedding Girl on dancefloor at Greek Orthodox weddingBride getting ready at Ridge FarmConfetti at Greek wedding Boy on vintage London wedding bus Wedding ceremony at Asia HouseBride and groom at village hall weddingBride and groom at Ham House Ham House wedding Dancing at Hurlingham club wedding Boy on dance floor at Ham House wedding Grandma combing her at London weddingSpeeches at Ridge Farm weddingBride with son at Oxo TowerMother of bride on dance floor at Village Hall weddingBride and groom after outdoor wedding ceremony at Ridge FarmBride and groom in car at Greek weddingKids watching indie wedding band

If you are planning a wedding this year and are looking for a documentary wedding photographer, I’d love to hear from you. Drop me a line to receive full pricing information and check my availability.