Gosh, I am so sorry I have been so bad at blogging of late. The truth is, I have been going through an emotional roller coaster this last few months, as some of you may have guessed, as my own marriage sadly ended in September and the world as I know it was turned upside down. It hasn’t been easy, I’m not going to lie but I also like to see myself as a glass half full kind of person and although this feels sad right now, I still have an amazing amount of love and support and three beautiful children to keep me strong and life really does go on. Life is also full of new possibilities and I am now passionately working towards relaunching my photography business in the New Year which has helped keep me positively focussed.
I was asked by fellow photographer Sam sometime back to photograph her special day and was honoured to do so. You may think that weddings would be the last thing I wanted to consider photographing at the moment but the truth is a marriage break up doesn’t have to make you cynical about love and for me a wedding is simply a wonderful symbol of hope, hope for the future and finding happiness. This is why I adore photographing weddings. I love the atmosphere, the energy, the people I meet and most importantly I am always honoured to capture so many love stories. To document such a historic day in these people’s life journeys, the images from which, will hopefully become part of their lives forever, makes what I do far more than a job, it is part of my soul and a way of life.
Being a photographer of people makes you look at life differently I think. In a world that is always so busy, where it’s often hard to take a break, I try to stop when I can and to see life in photographs. I allow myself to be truly present in a moment I find beautiful, no matter how simple and capture it in my mind as if I have pressed the shutter on my camera. Over the years I have translated that through my work and honed my skills as a documentary photographer, a story teller….
Photographing Sam and John’s wedding a few weeks ago was a hugely uplifting experience, a beautiful and emotional day full of love. I have shared some of the images from their special day below but if would like to see their full wedding story in pictures then you can click on the link here: Part One – Sam & John’s Wedding and here: Part Two: The Reception
I hope you enjoy these images as much as I enjoyed taking them and I look forward to hopefully capturing many more unique stories next year!