I seriously can't believe thats another year done and dusted! It feels like only last week that I was posting my last 'Best Of' blog.
This year has been amazing on so many levels. I've been lucky enough to travel and shoot weddings all over the UK, and abroad in 2015. Shooting a wedding in Sicily was such a great experience, and we also squeezed in trips to New York, Boston, Stockholm, Scotland, and not to mention our 3 week road trip round New England, yep, I definitely got around this year!
2015 has also seen me take quite a bold business decision, and cut back on the amount of weddings I take on. I do all my own editing, admin, and pride myself on good customer service, and this just isn't possible when you take on way too much work. Limiting the amount of weddings I take on has been the best move ever! I love meeting up with couples before their big day. Getting to know them, and finding out more about their wedding day. This way I don't just turn up on the day as a stranger with a camera.
I know I bang on about it all the time on my blog and on Facebook, but I really can't emphasise how important having a pre-wedding shoot can be. A huge number of couples aren't totally comfortable in front of the camera, and having a pre-wedding shoot with me is the best way of getting over this fear. Seriously, it makes it so much easier for you on your wedding day. Because we've already spent a bit of time together its far more relaxed. I turn up, snap away, and you just treat me like one of the guests.
So whats in store for 2016? Another destination wedding, this time its at a stunning chateau in France. Trips to Rome and Geneva also in the diary, and I'm nearly fully booked for UK weddings too! I've still got a few random dates available, so please get in touch now if you want to book.
I'm exhibiting at a handful of wedding shows in the new year and would love to see you if you're looking for a photographer for your big day. Pop along to the Wedding Event With A Difference (in Nottingham city centre) in February, or The Pop-Up wedding fair at Calke Abbey in April. Or if you're down in London, why not head on over to the super-cool Most Curious Wedding Fair in March. I'll be at all of these!
All that's left to say now is a huge thanks to all you amazing couples that booked me, trusted me, and allowed me to shoot your wedding this year.
Enjoy the photos! (Ed)