A review of 2022 – a year of photographing the lovers, ravers and misbehavers! Emotional celebrations and partying hard across the UK and abroad.
2022 WHAT A YEAR! I can honestly say, this year has been the maddest, most fun, most rewarding, and most challenging year I’ve had in my career so far. I’ve met some incredible people and seen some stunning places; I’ve worked harder than I ever thought was possible – and I’ve absolutely loved every second!
Another thing about this year… and I can’t believe I’m able to write this… is that I’ve received recognition within the wedding photography industry, bagging some pretty big awards for my work – like Oscar level type stuff! Read the whole story in my blog post about being ranked 5th in the UK and 13th in the WORLD by This is Reportage!
As if that wasn’t enough… I was also named one of the Top 10 wedding photographers by Photographers Keeping it Real, and was nominated for a Rangefinder 2022 Rising Star award! Oh, and I received a Fearless Photographers Story Award for Reesha and Mike’s Wrenbury Hall wedding photography! Honestly, I’m SO excited about these awards – Its absolutely bonkers!
Thank you everyone for your support, your trust, and for inviting me to photograph your weddings all over the UK and abroad. What better way to celebrate the year than to share some of my highlights from 2022?
I thought it would be fun to give you a little insight into how the year has looked through the eyes of a Manchester wedding photographer, as I’ve been out there exploring the world and partying with some awesome people!
This year I’ve photographed weddings across the whole of the UK, including Grittleton House in Wiltshire, and Merrydale Manor in Cheshire, and have travelled to quite a few destination weddings abroad too.
Experiencing so many different cultures, traditions, landscapes, and climates has really given me a taste of exploring the world through destination wedding photography. It has definitely inspired me to travel more in 2023 and beyond!
This is one of the images I felt needed a special mention, because if we’ve learned anything over the last few years, it’s to treasure every moment with the people we love.
It was such an honour to be able to witness and document this emotional scene during Kirsty and Bobby’s wedding. This photo shows the generations of a family coming together, including their new baby, and a photo of Kirsty’s late Father. I captured this as Kirsty’s Mum handed her a tissue at a difficult moment of the speeches.
Photographing all the emotions associated with a wedding is one of the things I love most about what I do. The happy tears, the moments of reflection, the smiles and hugs… it’s all part of your story and your wedding day. My style of documentary wedding photography means I work as unobtrusively as possible, developing a level of trust with everyone in the room that allows me to capture everything as it happens.
The euphoric celebrations and emotional reunions were even more intense in 2022, with some weddings finally taking place after years of heartbreak and postponements. People had saved up their party energy, this year was their moment to let their hair down, drink the shots, breakdance and unleash two years’ worth of emotion.
Wow, you lot really know how to party, and I’ve been at centre of some epic celebrations, capturing all the madness! Here’s just a small selection of some of my favourite party shots from this year (there really were too many to choose from!).
Ammi and Paul’s Merrydale Manor wedding was an absolutely off the scale celebration! From the cheering, dancing, and bra waving at their wedding breakfast, right the way through to the packed dancefloor in the evening – everyone was loving life!
While we are on the subject of doing things your own way, I have to mention Sam and Jack’s North East wedding photography – they built their day to be exactly what they wanted. A fun, colourful, unique day that was pretty much the perfect family festival.
It's been an action-packed, fun-filled, absolute party-fest! Brides on people’s shoulders, brides on inflatable unicorns, people falling over, wedding day dips in the sea… it’s hard to imagine how much better than this 2023 can get. I can’t wait to find out!!
I’ll be returning to some of the UK’s most impressive venues next year, including as a Capesthorne Hall wedding photographer. I’ll also be going back to capture weddings at Dorfold Hall, Mitton Hall, and a few more little trips to the coast as a North East wedding photographer.
Thank you for trusting me to capture your stories, for supporting me, and giving me the most incredible opportunities to take award-winning wedding photos. That’s all for 2022 – see you next year for more adventures!
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