Looking back to look forward
I started this year wanting to work on consistency in my wedding photography. Delivering high quality and something I’m proud of for each and every couple. It’s not that I wasn’t doing good stuff in 2017, I just wanted to raise the bar for myself this year. This meant being more present at weddings and a new level of concentration. What I found from doing this was how many more ‘moments’ I was able to catch and I think that shows in my end of year round up here. I’m really pleased and can see improvements from my work in 2017.
Wedding Photography Style
I’m getting closer to realising what my wedding photography style is, after calling myself a Jack of all trades in terms of that for a long time! You’ll see by my end of year post how I’m drawn to silly faces, fun and quirky moments but also raw emotion. Basically anything to do with the people I’m photographing at weddings. Well, I think I’ll always like a nice landscape, wider scene or romantic portrait too, so I’m kind of still a Jack of all trades too and I’m okay with that. It’s possible to be across different styles. I’ve always said I shoot reactively, so I can deliver something that suits whichever wedding I’m at, just with that core focus on the people. The couples I work with get more out of me for this and it keeps my work flexible and interesting. I’m still formulating some new goals for my work in 2019 but I’m already excited to get stuck in and raise the bar further and higher. Maybe take things in some new and unexpected direction too. Life is full of surprises. I’m quite sure 2019 has many in store for me and for you too. Are you ready? I am.
Here’s a slideshow of some of my favourite frames from 2018. The slideshow goes through them fairly quickly, so below that, you’ll find them laid out if you need a second or slower look at any or all of them! I’d love to hear what you think or what your favourite shots are!