From fabulous LGBT wedding photography to wonderful outdoor weddings – This is my favourites of 2018 round up

 

My business goal last year to gain more LGBT wedding photography clients. This had been a dream of mine. I was brought up with same-sex parents. For this reason, I had always set my sights on celebrating as many LGBT marriages as possible! It was important to my mothers and as a wedding photographer it is important to me too. Fulfilling this goal in 2018 was just one of many highlights in my last business year.

LGBT wedding photography, same sex couple walk down pom pom confetti aisle

Trying to arrange and choose images to showcase my best photographs of 2018 into one blog piece is always tough. As a wedding and family photographer, it is my sole job to capture all the moments during the sessions. The momentous to the small details. The images in this blog post are selected by what sparks happiness. Looking through my files and folders EVERY single wedding and family shoot has filled me with joy. This is largely down to my amazing families, couples and the company of wonderful wedding suppliers.

LGBT wedding photography, family sit on Brighton beach pier chatting

It always exciting when a couple or family decide to book you. It is extremely humbling when people put their trust in you. You are there to document some of the most important days in their life. Being able to photograph weddings and families is ultimately an honour and a privilege. This is a feeling that never goes away, even after everything that I shoot.

LGBT wedding photography, family dancing on the dance floor with grandmother

Setting goals, I have learned, is important for you and your business to enhance your creativity. I had always wanted to photograph a destination wedding and had always aspired to photograph more outdoor ceremonies. Both of which were made possible in 2018 with thanks to my amazing couples.

LGBT wedding photography, family photography shoot with gorgeous little girl in bunny ears

This piece is very gushy about how lucky I am to be able to be doing this job. I promise not to waffle on too much. Taking pride in your work is something that I find tricky. I do not like to accentuate ‘me’ too much.

 

So in conclusion, this is the perfect opportunity to rave about my wonderful couples and families.

 

These are people amazing enough to send me beautiful cards. Each filled with lovely words about my photographs and approach. Practising a natural wedding photography style allows me to capture intense and personal moments throughout a wedding day. This is what creates ultimately such a close relationship with my couples.

LGBT wedding photography, relaxed group wedding photography with groomsmen in matching braces

However, before you feast your eyes on 2018 here is my 2019/2020 WISH LIST

 

With all this reflection it is time to publish my wishes and goals for 2019 and beyond. Therefore, emitting some wedding ju-ju into the universe will hopefully be fruitful – so here goes:

 

AN ELOPEMENT

Hopefully in Scotland with gorgeous rolling hills, windswept couples and whiskey wedding breakfast drinks. I am always lusting after wedding photographers who are able to capture elopements in such dramatic landscapes. Having Scottish heritage I am dying to get back to those highlands.

 

A WHITSTABLE BEACH WEDDING

One of my mum’s used to live in a small town in Kent called Herne Bay. We would spend weekends and summers days walking through the quaint streets of Whitstable and I would watch her eat oysters on the sea front. I am DESPERATE to bag an East Quay Wedding if any couples are in the process of booking one!

 

BRIDAL JUMPSUIT

Anyone who knows me or follows me on social media will know how passionate I am about a JUMPSUIT. I own officially too many but how many is to many really? I have always dreamed about photographing a bride in a jumpsuit from House of Ollichon so if you are a bride thinking about delving into a wedding jumpsuit then I AM YOUR GIRL.

 

A WEDDING AT THE BARBICAN

Plants are my jam. Spending hours at garden centres, pottering around in my beds and walking through the displays at Wisley are an absolute passion. The Barbican Centres Conservatory is stunning for simply this reason. THE PLANTS. The grand conservatory is majestic.

 

DESTINATION WEDDING IN ITALY

I mean… why not? The pasta, the sunlight, the gorgeous scenery. What is there not to love? Having photographed a destination wedding in Sweden and looking forward to 2019 where I am travelling to France, I feel that it is only right that the wedding ju-ju keepers be aware of my Italian intentions. I have specialist destination wedding packages. Get in contact if you are planning a wedding abroad.

 

A SAME SEX FAMILY SHOOT

Families come in all shapes, sizes and forms and I know that you are out there! I just need you to be able to find me. Photographing a same-sex family would fill me with such emotion. Creating a family is such a precious thing in life, however you achieve it. Whether it is through adoption, IVF or surrogacy. Above all, like weddings family shoots celebrate love in all its forms and I want to be there to capture it.

LGBT wedding photography, gay couple enbrace on the dance floor, black and white wedding photography

So therefore, without further deliberation I will finally let the photographs speak for themselves. Thank you to all my couples. To the gorgeous same-sex couples who let me fulfil my LGBT wedding photography goals. To the MANY couples who decided to get married outdoors this year (even with the promise of dodgy English weather). Ultimately a BIG thank you to all your trust.

LGBT wedding photography, gay couple enbrace on the dance floor, groom raises a champagne bottle for wedding cheers

Here is a look back at my favourite moments of 2018 with a big excited smile to the promise of what 2019 holds!

LGBT wedding photography, family walk on Brighton beach together
LGBT wedding photography, destination wedding photography Sweden
LGBT wedding photography, gay couple enbrace on the dance floor, bridal preparation photography
LGBT wedding photography, destination wedding photography with wedding dress hanging
LGBT wedding photography, wedding preparation photography with bridesmaids doing nails
LGBT wedding photography, wedding preparation photography with bridesmaids sharing a moment
LGBT wedding photography, groomsmen walking to the ceremony together
LGBT wedding photography, family photography shoot London family photographer
LGBT wedding photography, child in waist coat at festival themed wedding
LGBT wedding photography, groom and best man share a hug
LGBT wedding photography, newborn baby lies on bed
LGBT wedding photography, glamping wedding with bell tents
LGBT wedding photography, bridesmaids peer through curtain at Dodmoor House wedding venue
LGBT wedding photography, gay couple enbrace on the dance floor, bridal preparation photography
LGBT wedding photography, relaxed group wedding photography with bridesmaids and groomsmen laughing together
LGBT wedding photography, elegant bride and groom smile in the golden hour sun
LGBT wedding photography, bride is embraced with hugs from her bridesmaids
LGBT wedding photography, guests laughing candidly
LGBT wedding photography, Swedish destination wedding
LGBT wedding photography, Swedish destination wedding with wildflower wedding bouquet
LGBT wedding photography, wedding guest catches the bouquet and points at partner
LGBT wedding photography, newborn baby family photography
LGBT wedding photography, outdoor wedding cermony guest holds phone with friend on facetime
LGBT wedding photography, same sex couple walk down confetti aisle
LGBT wedding photography, wildflower home made button hole
LGBT wedding photography, nursery self with photograph
LGBT wedding photography, Surrey bride has veil attached by bridesmaid in bridal preparation photography
LGBT wedding photography, bride and groom pose by the river in Marlow
LGBT wedding photography, best man gives a speech in the evening sun, destination wedding photography Sweden
LGBT wedding photography, outdoor wedding ceremony Surrey
LGBT wedding photography, elegant scandinavian bride feeds groom wedding cake
LGBT wedding photography, wedding guests enjoying games and laughing
LGBT wedding photography, golden hour couples photography surrounded by Swedish woodland
LGBT wedding photography, wedding guests enjoying games and laughing
LGBT wedding photography, wedding guests shed a tear during the ceremony
LGBT wedding photography, candid moment where sister kisses her newborn sibling on the head
LGBT wedding photography, wedding celebrant announcing the couple as husband and wife into the wedding barn
LGBT wedding photography, newborn baby family photography
LGBT wedding photography, wedding guests enjoying games and laughing
LGBT wedding photography, wedding guests shed a tear during the ceremony
LGBT wedding photography, bride laughing out loud during wedding vows
LGBT wedding photography, wedding guests dancing the floss with children
LGBT wedding photography, family photography shoot with gorgeous little girl in bunny ears
LGBT wedding photography, wedding guests shed a tear during speeches
LGBT wedding photography, groom give a thumbs up during wedding ceremony
LGBT wedding photography, groom and bride in London mews couples portraits
LGBT wedding photography,  newlywed couple walk down confetti aisle
LGBT wedding photography, wedding guests enjoying games and laughing
LGBT wedding photography, wedding guests dance the floss
LGBT wedding photography, home made wedding cakes decorated with pink peony flowers
LGBT wedding photography, wedding guests leave ceremony under umbrellas for wet Surrey wedding
LGBT wedding photography, alternative wedding couple portrait
LGBT wedding photography, groom waits for his bride to enter
LGBT wedding photography, bride sings live with the wedding band
LGBT wedding photography, wedding guests dance enthusiastically to the wedding band
LGBT wedding photography, wedding brass band
LGBT wedding photography, black and white wedding portrait
LGBT wedding photography, bridesmaids put on euro berets in anti-brexit march
LGBT wedding photography, Surrey wedding photography
LGBT wedding photography, brides share a passionate kiss in the evening sunlight
LGBT wedding photography, woodland wedding ceremony
LGBT wedding photography, family walk down Brighton beach pier chatting
LGBT wedding photography, bride and groom walk to their reception
LGBT wedding photography, outdoor wedding ceremony Surrey
LGBT wedding photography, wedding portrait in Guildford castle gardens
LGBT wedding photography, wedding portrait of bride and her bridesmaids
LGBT wedding photography, elegant bride and groom walk in gardens hand in hand
LGBT wedding photography, wedding dress hung in hallway door
LGBT wedding photography, wedding confetti
LGBT wedding photography, brides do shots at the bar together
LGBT wedding photography, gorgeous little girl cuddles her father on his shoulder
LGBT wedding photography, bride arrives in a wedding helicopter
LGBT wedding photography, wedding guests shed a tear during the ceremony
LGBT wedding photography, excited bride and bridesmaids laughing together

 

Thank you for looking through some of my favourite images of 2018. If you are interested in my LGBT wedding photography take a look at Siobhan and Amy’s Dodmoor House Wedding or perhaps my latest blog all about alternative wedding photography.

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