2016 - A year of Wedding Photography


So, another year over, a new one just begun (I've not intentionally quoted a lyric there, it just came out!)

If you're a wedding photographer it seems obligatory to write a blog looking back at the previous year and I can understand why. Sitting down over the last few days to look back at all weddings I photographed last year has brought back so many wonderful memories. It's a honour to be asked to document a couples' big day as it's such an important chapter in their life.

But as well as reminiscing I've also been trying to choose some favourites that somehow sum up the year for me, no mean feat I can assure you. My first attempt gave me a collection of 350 images, perhaps a few too many for even the most ardent of fans to look through!

So how do I choose? How do I bring together a more manageable number of images that somehow summarise my year of weddings? Well, I've chosen images that hopefully epitomise my approach to wedding photography and show what I think is important which can be summarised in single words;

MOMENTS | EMOTION | REAL

Bridgnorth Wedding Photography

This picture is a perfect example of what I mean. It's during the speeches and the Groom is taking his turn and as I turn around to look at the audience I see the Bride, clearly wrapped up in the emotion of his words and her Mum, a reassuring hand on her back as she fights to hold back the tears.

I think what I love most about photographing weddings is that I don't know what's going to happen. Of course I know there's going to be a wedding ceremony (obvs!) I know there will probably be speeches, there is normally a first dance and there are plenty more expected elements to each and every wedding

But, you still don't know what's going to happen. It's all those little unscripted moments that I love; When a Father hugs his soon to be married daughter when he first sees her in her dress; A Bride or Groom (or one of their guests) trying to hold back the tears during their wedding vows: The sheer joy that children often bring to a wedding day as they ignore all requests for co-operation and just do their own thing!

All these things and more are what I love about weddings and I'm always on the look out for the less obvious, a different perspective, an alternative point of view.

In this selection there are no picturesque landscapes with a Bride & Groom in one corner (well, maybe one that crept in!), no back-lit shots of the newlyweds solemnly facing each other as though they're doing the mannequin challenge and no cheesy photographs of the Groomsmen holding the Bride. Because stunning as these shots can often be they tend to lack something that I think is really important, emotion.

After I posted a preview on Facebook from a recent wedding a friend of the Bride left a comment saying that she loved the photos because they were so stripped back and honest. I couldn't have been happier to read her words because this is exactly what I aim for.

So this selection of images from last year is all about real moments and real emotion.

You can either watch it as a slideshow

Or just look at the images

Hope you enjoy!!

Nottinghamshire Wedding Photography

Wedding Photography Mythe Barn

Worcestershire Wedding Photography

Shropshire Wedding Photography

Rutland Wedding Photography

West Midlands Wedding Photographer

Wedding Photographer Worcestershire

Wedding photographer Shropshire

Wedding Photography The Mount Tettenhall

Wedding Photography Bridgnorth

Wedding Photographer Shropshire

Wedding Photography The Moat Shed

Staffordshire Wedding Photography

Shropshire Wedding Photographer

Staffordshire Wedding Photography

Wedding Photographer Bridgnorth

Sugnall WalleD garden Wedding Photography

Grafton Manor Wedding Photography

The Moat Shed Wedding Photographer

Wedding Photography Worcestershire

Worcestershire Wedding Photography

Wedding Photographer Worcestershire

Birmingham Wedding Photographer

West Midlands Wedding Photography

Bridgnorth Wedding Photographer

Staffordshire Wedding Photography

Wedding Photography Digbeth Birmingham

Staffordshire Wedding Photography

Worcestershire Wedding Photographer

Ingestre Hall Wedding Photographer

Wedding Photography Grafton Manor

St Micheal & All Angels Tettenhall Wedding Photography

Curradine Barns Wedding Photography

Wedding Photography Ingestre Hall

St Mary's Church Bridgnorth Wedding

Lilleshall Hall Wedding Photography

Wedding Photography St Mary's Church Bridgnorth

Warwickshire Wedding Photography

Wedding Photographer West Midlands

Wedding Photography Lilleshall Hall

Tettenhall Wedding Photography

Birmingham Wedding Photography

Warwickshire Wedding Photography

Staffordshire Wedding Photographer

Bridgnorth Wedding Photographer

Warwickshire Wedding Photographer

Shropshire Weddings

Sugnall Walled Garden Weddings

Worcestershire Weddings

West Midlands Weddings

Bridgnorth Weddings

Staffordshire Weddings

West Midlands Weddings

Nottinghamshire Wedding Photography

Leicestershire Wedding Photography

Shropshire WEdding Photography

Staffordshire Wedding Photography

Wedding Photography West Midlands

West Midlands Wedding

Birmingham Wedding

Worcestershire Wedding

West Midlands Wedding Photography

Staffordshire WEdding Photographer

Wedding Photographer Staffordshire

Leicestershire Wedding Photography

Wedding Photography Worcestershire

Rutland Wedding Photography

Wedding Photography west Midlands

West Midlands Wedding Photography

Nottinghamshire Wedding

Wedding Photography Nottinghamshire

Shropshire Wedding

Wedding Photography Birmingham

Worcestershire Wedding

Wedding Photographer Leicestershire

Bridgnorth Wedding

Curradine Barns Wedding Photography

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