Finally my best of 2019 and Wow what a year this has been, I started the year on paternity leave after capturing the moment my son was born, not being able to take any photos at my daughter’s birth because of the difficulty of being so emotional involved, seeing my partner in pain and becoming a first time dad everything else got lost. This time I managed to capture some amazing pictures from pre intense labour and just after Eden’s water birth.
Then a few weeks later I was back up the mountain to kick start my season with an elopement in Zermatt, Switzerland. As well as weddings, 2019 saw me shoot two secret wedding proposals, elopements, a few engagement shoots, a couple of birthday parties and second shot at four weddings along with my son’s birth.
Putting together my Best of 2019 has to be one of the hardest jobs of the season, particularly going through 1000’s of photographs and choosing a set that represents where my style is heading. This year has had me focusing more on the switch made at the end of 2018 from my Nikon camera to Sony. This change has enhanced my documentary work looking for more natural emotive moments, from the bear hugs, kisses, fleeting expressions to the gentlest of touches and huge belly laughs.
I’ve really enjoyed moving over to Sony, its small and compact which means I can really blend into the background easier especially with its silent shutter. The camera’s focusing is amazing and I love that I can see the pictures instantly in the viewfinder, before taking the picture which means more useable images. I wish I had moved over to Sony sooner.
Best of 2019
This year it’s been nice to add some new wedding venues in Cornwall to my list, Pentillie Castle, Place Manor, Lusty Glaze, Chycara, Trenython Manor, Trewornan Manor to name a few but also it has seen me shoot a little more outside of Cornwall, Ufton Court near Reading, Curradine Barns in near Worcester, and of course heading back to Zermatt in Switzerland to photograph my 7th wedding in the Swiss Alpes.
I look forward to shooting at these venues again in the future. This year has also seen me shortlisted into the finals of The Simply wedding awards and the South West wedding awards. I have also won a few awards for my images from the Masters of wedding photography UK and an award from Ninedots.
And final I would like to thank my 2019 couples, I feel lucky to be a part of so many couple’s special day, the trust they have in allowing me to get creative and the enthusiasm they show in choosing me as their photographer to document their day is truly humbling. From the small intimate weddings, to the big Manor house wedding with 200 guests, 2020 is already looking to be a great year with more amazing couples and new venues to explore.
It was so hard choosing what photos to feature in my round up (and I have managed to choose more than last year too!) Every wedding I captured is featured and I just want to thank each of my couples for letting me be a part of your day and it really has been such a special year.
Here is a selection of my best of 2019 images, kicking off with my personal favourite from my son’s water birth.
If you enjoyed looking at my best of 2019 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 2020 and 2021 is booking up fast so please don’t delay in getting in touch :-)