Every year it seems to get harder and harder to write about my year but the one constant with my job is the brilliant people I get to work with and forming great relationships. There have been so many fantastic weddings I have had the honour to be a part of across the country and a number based in Hampshire and in my home country of Dorset.
I love a blank canvas and although I get to shoot at many local venues to me in Bournemouth, It's a big creative kick for me and exciting to visit new venues across the country and especially North Dorset and across Hampshire. Engagement shoots take me all over the UK, finding some great, new, quirky, creative and special locations as I don't shoot the same location twice so that it is always unique and creative for each couples shoot.
This year has seen a change in my work. I have been inspired by a number of photographers, whose work excites me, wows me and makes me want to work even harder to achieve something better and importantly, more creative for my clients. I'm going to be absolutely honest, like I am with all my clients and simply say that the wedding industry seems to be a bubble and the way the wedding industry markets its self, hasn't changed much for years, and thus, makes it very tough to show newly engaged couples the creative side to wedding photography and not the generic side.
So where inevitably there is some generic sides to weddings and indeed wedding photography, I am trying more often that not, to NOT shoot the obvious, to have more creative freedom and give couples something less generic and obvious and something more creative and wow.
The hope is that my work stands out from other photographers and people can recognise the differences in my creative choices and also understand what I want to achieve with my photography. I don't want a couple to book any old photographer, I want them to book a photographer who's style they absolutely love and can see the differences between mine and anothers, understand it, get it and get me as a person and to truly know they are getting something special.
2017 and 2018 see's me continue to shoot in Hampshire and Dorset where I am based as well as weddings across the country.
I hope you enjoy my work below. It's what I deem my best wedding and engagement photography of 2016 and a great representation of my work,