Is it the digital age that’s making time fly or just simply my age? The days, weeks, months and years speed by faster and faster and I can’t get my head around the fact that it’s the middle of January already! With a couple of weddings around Christmas it’s taken me a little longer to create this post than I’d hoped but I’m there now.
I had some wonderful weddings to photograph in 2017, some were friends, some were couples who had been at other weddings I’d photographed and some were people I’d never met before. Hand on heart though, I can honestly say I was made to feel welcome and looked after at every single one, so thank you to any of those people if you’re reading this!
At this time of year a lot of wedding photographers will showcase their favourite images from the previous year. It’s not an easy task to choose what you see as a selection of your ‘best’ images as everyone is emotionally attached to different photographs for different reasons. I look at the moment, lighting and composition in an image and try to see if it warrants going into my favourites. To get all those elements together is what I strive for, not an easy task but it’s the bench mark.
With that in mind this is why I love being a wedding photographer. A photograph not only records an event and delivers an impression of what something was like at that point in time, it can also create a feeling in the viewer. It is a photographs ability to stimulate emotions in a person that inspires me, and knowing that the images you produce will hold so much significance to the recipient drives me to try to become a better photographer year on year.
So please take a moment to scroll through, some photographs you will perhaps spend looking at longer than others and maybe ask yourself why that is. Most people will recognise a good photograph but only a few will identify why that is – moment, lighting and composition.
If you’re planning your wedding for 2018 please do get in touch via the Contact page as key dates are going fast!