I was in two minds about doing a 2014 photography summary, but when I actually sat down and went through my work, I realised just how EPIC the year was. There’s something very gratifying about sitting down and looking at what you have achieved over the previous year. It helps you to take stock of where you are in your personal & professional journey and it paves the way for 2015 plans & dreams. When January is over, 2014 will well and truly be a distant memory, so before that happens, I’d like to share some of my favourites.
It was really hard to sum the year up in a few words, let alone a small group (I think) of images, when I was incredibly blessed to photograph so many beautiful moments, wonderful couples and exquisite details in some of the most beautiful locations in the UK and the rest of the world.
2014 kicked off with a complete re-brand (with fresh portraits by my talented other half) and new website & blog which I feel represents me and my work perfectly. Throughout the year I had the opportunity to work on various beautifully styled bridal & lifestyle shoots both in the UK and in gorgeous locations such as Barcelona and the Amalfi Coast. I shot wonderful weddings all over the UK and abroad, varying from pretty barns, to French Chateaus to an island wedding in Malta in September. I also really enjoyed working on commercial shoots for fabulous brands like Anges de Sucre, White Prague Wedding Agency, Boutique Blooms, Millbridge Court Hotel and The George in Rye and was honored to be commissioned by You & Your Wedding Magazine to shoot a Receptions Inspiration feature exclusively for the magazine.
The year ended off with a well deserved relaxing month in South Africa, spending the majority of my time with my sister & little nephew in Durban, which was priceless. I’ll be blogging Anakin’s beach portrait shoot soon.
In the coming year, I’m looking forward to more travel and beautiful weddings in Portugal, Barcelona, Lake Como and the UK. I’m also excited to be building my lifestyle & bridal fashion portfolio so keep your eyes peeled for more gorgeous inspiration shoots on the blog.
“And then I realised adventures are the best way to learn”
A portrait shoot with the uber talented chef Reshmi from Anges de Sucre.
Fresh & colourful lifestyle photography for the new Boutique Blooms website.
Bridal Fashion Editorial for B.LOVED with the colour that was 2014 – Radiant Orchid.
A London lifestyle session with gorgeous Petra, the face behind White Prague Wedding Agency.
Three of the kindest, most down to earth people I met in 2014 and have come to call friends –
Kylee from Kytography and Rui & Cristiana from Love is my Favorite Color.
“Let’s Fly a Kite” Receptions editorial, commissioned by You & Your Wedding Magazine.
Editorial for the Maids to Measure Lookbook, Spring 2014.
A styled shoot for the launch of the new UKAWEP website at Fulham Palace.
Food photography for Anges de Sucre of the new (and delicious) marshmallows & Muffles.
That face! My gorgeous little nephew Anakin, on the beach in Durban.
Autumn Fashion Inspiration for B.LOVED shot at Southend Barns.
And my last photo in this epic post is of me with one of my lovely brides, Hayley.
Have I said how much I love my job? ;-)