Wow 2021 – certainly a year to remember! 12 months when we’ve found possibilities and appreciation in unexpected places!
It’s been nice to have the extra time to spend with the kids and my partner as I haven’t been back and forth to the slopes as I usually would but I’ve definitely missed the slopes! I did manage to get out there earlier in the year which was refreshing.
It’s been amazing watching the kids grow up and they’re definitely growing up fast! It’s been great too, to see my local area of Cornwall receive so much appreciation.
But it has been a challenging year, one I’ve got through with a collection of awesome weddings, a lot of wedding proposals and some engagement shoots. I even had a wedding and christening in one, where the couple exchanged vows then went straight down to the font to christen their baby – that was extra special.
I’ve always loved shooting weddings but I’ve definitely appreciated the occasions I’ve spent shooting weddings and proposals with my Sony cam this year more than ever. I think we all appreciate the time spent in all sorts of ways a little differently now.
So to my best of 2021. It’s so hard to pick the shots for the Best Of but it’s nice to look back. It’s also interesting to see how my style has evolved since the beginning of the year because although everyone has a signature look, that style ebbs and flows in different ways each year.
Best of 2021
I’ve added so many new wedding venues to my list in 2021, a lot of them in Cornwall understandably.
Bridwell Park, Pengenna Manor, Bovey Castle, Mount Pleasant Eco Park and Scorrier House were some of my favourite first-time venues that particularly stood out this year. All top Cornwall or Devon wedding venues I expect to return to in 2022 more than once.
There’s been a lot of secret wedding proposal shoots and engagement shoots this year. Cornwall’s made for proposals, with its dramatic landscapes and romantic locations – lots of them outdoors. It’s no surprise it’s always on the list of the top places to propose in the UK.
As a local here in Cornwall, I have the major advantage of knowing tucked-away places, perfect for a breathtaking proposal so it’s always nice to share unique, stunning places I’ve found.
Beach proposals have been very popular and I’ve been able to suggest lots of spectacular locations for engagement shoots and proposals along the Cornish coast which is always a dream to shoot. Botanical gardens have also been popular. Head over to my Best of Wedding Proposals 2021 for more.
Most of all, when I look back over the last 12 months, I’d like to thank all my 2021 couples. It’s been absolutely brilliant to have been just a tiny part of your day and I feel really lucky you chose me to be your wedding photographer.
I never take my work as a wedding photographer for granted. It’s always really special to be chosen every single time. So thank you so much and although 2022 looks like it could be as unpredictable as 2021, I look forward to shooting more weddings and proposals in stunning locations.
Thanks again to all my couples for allowing me to be part of their special day.
See you all in 2022.
If you enjoyed looking at my best of 2021 and recently got engaged, then I would absolutely love to chat about your wedding plans, I can be free most evenings for a skype call or meet up for a coffee if you are local. My availability is now extremely limited for 2022 and 2023 is booking up fast so please don’t delay in getting in touch :-)