This was such a great wedding to photograph not only are Natalie and Matt very cool and stylish, they’re also the life and soul of the party. All taken at the elegantly chilled out Babington House.
It’s been a great year not least in enjoying watching my little girl Audrey getting to grips with walking, making noises, poking me in the eyes and all that fun stuff. I’m saving putting up some more personal work in a separate post however. These are some moments from weddings, engagement and portrait sessions. So thank you to all my clients for giving me the chance to experience your day and letting me into your lives, just a little bit. And thanks to all the people that have featured my work, everyone at Wedding magazine, You and Your Wedding and the super stylish Love My Dress and Rock My Wedding. In the interests of maybe everyone, I’ll leave my round up of my favourite music from the year to bottom of the post (let’s face it, it’s a geek thing!).
In a bid to rally my own movement I’m naming “keep folk away from weddings” (or the slightly less manageable but possibly more accurate ” keep folk away from wedding photographers posts or wedding videos” or KFAFWPPOWV for short) I’m only including a couple of folk albums in my list for favourite music of the year. I flipping love folk just like everyone, but ever since Jose Gonzalez’s beautifully sung Heartbeats (interestingly a cover of an electro track) over the amazing bouncing coloured balls in San Fran Sony ad happened, there seems to have been an unending movement in using folk in just about every possible corner of the media not just tv ads but short films and feature films. As I say I like it, I managed to not throw the tv out the window while watching Juno as each new scene was greeted with a lovely, twee melody and I’ve definitely felt fuzzy before while listening; if it wasn’t the wine. It’s cool, it’s now, it was now back then and it still seems to be now, now. Anyhow, these are my favourites, feel free to comment if you agree ; )
Phillipa and Simons wedding at the Stone Barn, more to come soon.
Two very lovely emails from Victoria and Timmy after the day:
This journey will be a real memory for me also so thank you to everyone in Ireland, for making the stay so enjoyable, especially Victoria and Timmy and their families for making me so welcome.
In the peak of the wedding season, in the midst of opening our studio and right in the middle of the London riots this summer I decided to take three days in London at the Film is Not Dead workshop. I wanted something different, something inspiring but also something practical and that’s exactly what the workshop offered. I had known about Jonathan Canlas for a while and got the feeling he was a cool guy I’d heard an interview with him on the Inside Analogue Photo podcast (which for is essential listening for anyone interested film as is the new FINDers podcast) and he was so open and clear minded I knew this would be something great to experience. And it really was. It’s difficult to express here in words what it meant but simply it gave me that reconnection to photography; photography as an analogue process producing images that have an amazing feel – no tricks, no quirky just the pure form. Thanks to all the FINDers on the course and thanks to Jonathan. There are more to come but here are a few of the images.
The main man in the zone.