2012 has certainly been a very busy year, but a great one at that, after all, we avoided the end of the world!
I’ve collaborated with a group of talented friends, been lucky enough to work with other photographers, ended up with one of my photos on a book cover and finally photographed my first solo wedding (along with many other weddings alongside Dover Design Photography). I’m now in my final year of university and I’m all ready one full term in, It’s a fairly daunting prospect that in a few months time, I will have completed my final project (of which I’m sure a fair amount of the creative side will end up on here) and be in the ‘real world’ so to speak! I have no idea where life will take me but one thing I am sure of is that I’ll still be photographing weddings!
So for some pictures, here’s just a few of the years work! The year started off working with a few friends and also my girlfriend. We decided at the end of the previous year to all get together and collaborate on a Photoshoot!
Another shoot with Chhimmi and Amy, totally different look this time.
The year was packed full of beautiful weddings, and they were a lot more spread out around the country this year, a favourite of mine was working with Matt Tyler at the fantastic Wentworth Golf Club
Then there was my next collaboration shoot, this time the girls all tried something different, with Amy on make up, despite my offers to try it!
Back to the weddings! This moment from Anna and Johns wedding in Henley Upon Thames still makes me laugh!
The next photo is one which I am particularly proud of, Chhimmi contacted me and asked if I could shoot her submission for the Elle Intern Competition, she then mentioned that the deadline was in less than 48 hours, in under 24 hours we managed to find our model, plan the idea, shoot, retouch and upload the photo! We didn’t have access to a studio so Chhimmi’s front room was quickly converted into one! The retouch (under Chhimmi’s guidance) was finished off in the pub!
The next really momentous event for me was photographing Claire and Shaun’s wedding. This was a bit of a big deal for me as it was the first time I shot a wedding solo. With heaps of second shooting experience, I was very confident that I would not let them down and they loved the photos!
Then there was the brick lane shoot also showing off my new branding which was designed by Lauren, an extremely talented graphics designer and the owner of Heart Invites, thanks again Lauren!
Other than little bits and bobs, the year concluded with a shoot for Venice Trip, the day was pretty fun and I’m really happy with the results.
The final picture is one which I shot as part of the broad vision project I took part in. Broad Vision was an opportunity to combine my interest in both the artistic and scientific sides of photography. My degree focuses on the scientific side specifically, so this gave me a chance to be experimental and creative and to create something which I think is fairly unique! I combined high-speed photography with ultraviolet fluorescence to create the image below! I don’t think Callum ever envisaged his face being on the front of a book when he agreed to be subjected to torrents of fluorescent liquid!
There are loads more posts on the blog with photos from many more of the weddings I’ve photographed at, shoots that I’ve not featured here, work which I’ve done for university, a few guides (although hidden away)!
It goes without saying that this year could not have been the year it was without the help and input of many people, first and foremost is my family who’ve been continuously supportive, and Dad who has given me so many opportunities and really helped me into wedding photography (I’ve taught him a thing or too as well!) Then there’s Amy who’s put up with my ramblings on about this that and another, who helped me hugely with the work for Broad Vision and who is responsible for my decision into which university I decided upon which I am forever grateful, not to mention how supportive she always is with everything I do.Next is my friends and the creative people I’ve worked with! You know who you are! Thank you all for your support and input over the last year, there’s a lot of work (like the Broad Vision photo above) that would not have been done without your help. Then finally to all of my clients for the year to come, thank you for choosing me to work with you! There’s a lot of weddings next year that I am very excited about!
I hope everyone has a great New Years and all the best to everyone in 2013.