2018… THE BEST OF
I have procrastinated with making two cups of tea, eating one mini-roll, reorganising my office, scrolling Instagram and a fair few more tasks before I can finally sit down and try and concentrate on the mammoth task of writing about my year, and sharing some of my favourite images from 2018. And the reason for this is, 2018 has genuinely been the best year yet with my wedding photography and I am just not sure how to sum it all up. Feel free to skip all the chat and just go straight to the slideshow but if you’re bored at work go and make a cuppa and read on….
SO I was looking at the numbers to try and sum up 2018 that way earlier, until I realised that actually the number of weddings, engagement shoots, family shoots and other random things i’ve done this year doesn’t actually do any of those things justice at all. Each individual person that i’ve met along the way who’s trusted me to take their photo (even when they really, really hate it!) has been so important to me and to my business. So firstly, a huge bloody thank you to all of you.
I have met some incredible couples, photographed at some spectacular venues, battled harsh light and incessant rain, sometimes experiencing all four seasons in one day, I’ve had super early mornings and super late nights, I’ve had local weddings 5 minutes down the road and weddings that took a 12 hour round trip - it’s been as varied as anything and I am so glad. This job is anything but a 9-5 and the constant change definitely keeps me on my toes as well as keeps me pushing myself personally and creatively. People always say at weddings that I have the best job in the world (admittedly it is great which is why I do it!) but it can also be very difficult too and I’m pretty proud to say that this year I think my business has really grown a huge amount. It’s very hard to big yourself up as a small business as you’re naturally drawn to criticise yourself however this year I’ve been trying to celebrate my wins and learn from my losses to strive to be better and better at every wedding I shoot. And the next point has also helped massively in me trying to keep me being positive about myself, my work and my business…