How do you dwindle down tens of thousands of photographs from dozens of weddings to a few hundred favourites? With great difficulty, it’s taken me freakin’ ages!
So here’s my collection of some of my favourite images over the past year. From the little details like a pre wedding pizza for the kids to the speeches sweepstakes list, from the candid moments like the little boys being snapped in their pants with their socks on (they’ll learn) to a bride looking forlornly on rain splattering on a window pane, from the epic portraits to the funny moments, from the vibrantly colourful “shakin’ your booty” on the dancefloor to the moody black and white, from the minutiae of a shadow to an all encompassing wide angle, I’ve captured it all.
So why are these some of my favourites? Well sometimes it’s the light, the angle, the new pose I tried out, the moment it captured or just because it reminded me of a particular wedding. No they are not all technically perfect, so what, as the respected American wedding photographer Bambi Cantrell says “emotion will always beat technical perfection” but they all tell a story, capture an emotion, evoke a feeling, make you smile, laugh, cry, wonder.
So a big thank you to all the couples who trusted me in 2015. I never take your faith in me capturing your day for granted and I will always be honoured that you chose me over all the other wedding photographers you could have picked. Also thanks to all the venue staff, DJ’s, make up artists, venue dressers, florists and organisers who I’ve met who help bring a wedding day together. The biggest thank you though goes to my wonderful, beautiful wife and kids who put up with me being away for so many weekends over the year and for always being on the computer!
So sit back, relax and enjoy my favourites from 2015.