2018 – A rollercoaster of a journey…
38 Weddings Photographed
21,346 Photographs Produced
4 Wedding Photography Awards Won
1 Pretty Awesome Slideshow To Summarise It All
For me, compiling an end of year review, or ‘Best of’ blog post, is a wonderful time to reflect on the work that has been achieved over the course of the previous 12 months. Compiling a collection of photographs which are my highlights of 2018 has been very difficult as there have been so many amazing moments, and to cut these down to 100 images has been INCREDIBLY tough this year!!! There were so many more that I wanted to include but I think the 100 images below, and in the slideshow above, tell my story of 2018 perfectly.
This year has been another sensational journey! I have been fortunate to be a part of 38 weddings, spanning across numerous counties within the UK and winning a few more awards along the way. Sorting through the ten’s of thousands of images I have produced for couples has made me feel very proud of the work I have accomplished and also extremely thankful to those couples who have trusted me to be their wedding photographer. I have met some truly wonderful and inspirational people who have helped shape this year into the best one yet since I started shooting weddings in 2012. Thank you so much for being a part of my 2018 journey.
Whilst reflecting on the year I have learnt that one of the most valuable things is the power of support. Supporting the couples who are planning a wedding for the first time and guiding them to create the magical day they have dreamt of for many years. Supporting other suppliers to help further their business’ and supporting fellow photographers whose wedding photography really does blow my mind on occasions. However I have also learnt that support comes in a variety of ways and being a part of the NineDots Community, led by the ridiculously talented and inspirational team of Adam Johnson, Rahul Khona and Andy Gaines, has given me the support to further every aspect of my business in 2018 – Thank you so much guys, you are a true inspiration.
2018 would not have been as incredible without the people who played a starring role and I must take this opportunity to thank them for their part in my journey. To my wonderful wife and two beautiful girls, you are truly amazing!! Thank you so much for your unwavering support and I could not do this without you. To the wonderful teams I have worked with, you have completely blown me away with your creativity and have made my job so easy – Thank you. And finally to the wonderful people who have made this journey particularly special – my couples. It has been a true honour to get to know you and to be a part of your special day. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to witness such a special day in your lives.
And so to 2019… BRING IT ON!!! I cannot wait to start the year and am very fortunate to be pretty much full booked with 34 weddings already in the diary. 2019 will take me to some exciting places across the country and I have no doubt that it will be another year full of some amazing stories to tell.
Now for the wine drinking and mince pie eating to commence – Merry Christmas everyone and I wish you a very happy and successful 2019.