I loved Lucy and Dave’s wedding. I loved that they had a fish and chip van reception at The New Oriel Hall, their local village hall. I loved their cute decorations and colour scheme. I loved photographing a wedding in Bath and getting to make the most of the beautiful architecture. I loved Lucy’s Jenny Packham dress. I adored their barn-dance first dance. Most of all I loved how much fun they infused into everything.
99% of of the people who ask me to photograph their weddings say they’re aiming for something laid back. They pretty much all achieve it (I am very lucky, as I have excellent clients) but this was laid back loveliness taken to another level.
Congratulations Lucy and Dave on your brilliant wedding and thanks for having me along to photograph it for you!
Thanks also to the lovely Amma from Beyond Beyond who featured the wedding on her blog back in December. And if you’re after beautiful flowers in the South West do check out Bramble and Wild who put together the lovely blooms for this wedding.
Technology moves so quickly that I wonder what people will be taking pictures on in 5, 10, or 20 years. Maybe we’ll all have holographic cameras like they do in Star Trek. This is the first wedding I’ve photographed where there has been a guest with an ipad. It made me chuckle. I should have got mine out.
This picture was taken at Kerry and Graeme’s lovely, London wedding, by my 2nd shooter (and husband!), Pete Wilbourne.
Here’s another preview and you can see more over on my Facebook Page, including the picture we risked life and limb to capture on Tower Bridge. Make me smile and click the like button while you’re over there.
I hope you’re all having a lovely 2013 so far. Sadly I woke up with a sore throat and the sniffles but we headed to the Kent coast today, to blow away some cobwebs and take some photos.
I’ve hardly taken any photos at all over Christmas. As much as I love, love, love being a photographer, doing it full time does mean I am less inclined to pick up my camera for fun. If I have one resolution in 2013 it’s to take more pictures for the love of it.
They say that what ever you’re doing on New Year’s Day sets the tone for your year ahead. Well the light in Dungeness today was glorious. I’ll happily take more beautiful golden light in 2013 please.
So 2013, huh? I’m looking forward to seeing how it pans out.
I had my first ever picture accepted to Vogue Italia. I am making EEEEEEEK noises and dancing around my house a little bit. It’s a wonderful end to a brilliant year.
Thanks so much to the team behind the shoot. Golden Apple Design, The Bijou Bride, Gemma Sutton, Cassandra Rizzouto, Parallel Venues, Blush Floral Design. Elizabeth Stuart, Piece of Cake Films, Rene Walrus and Elizabeth Solaru.
Check out the feature here.
And here’s the picture. I’ll be sharing this shoot in the new year. It’s not finished yet which should give you a bit of an indication that what you’re seeing is only part of a process…
I started this post with the intention of picking some of my favourite images from the year but I just cant. I’m so proud of so much of my work this year and I loved every single wedding I did. Choosing between them felt mean. What about the ones that didn’t get picked?! How would they feel?! This probably means I’m a little bit too emotionally attached to my work but hey ho!
I can tell you which was my favourite wedding of 2012. This one:
Mine. Yes, that’s me in a wedding dress, on a space hopper. I loved every minute of my wedding and I couldn’t be happier to have married the amazing Mr Babb. That’s not actually his name by the way; we both kept our own names but I do like to call him Mr Babb to tease him…
So, 2012. Where to start? What a year. I think I said that last year but, really, everything changed for me in 2012. I started the year excited about my fledgling photography business, having photographed 5 weddings in 2011 and booked in another 5 for 2012. Well I’d already photographed that many by the start of May and at the end of June I quit my day job to be a full time photographer.
I loved my clients. I am so lucky to attract such a lovely bunch of people as customers. I got a bit emotional on every single one of their wedding days.
I made some amazing new friends (roaaaaaaar!) and it’s been wonderful to work with many of them as well as to have their support. One of the shoots I worked on this year is still yet to be publicised and I’m so excited about sharing it.
I traveled all over the country with work and I even traveled as far as Italy to photograph Laura and Chris’ beautiful wedding in Tuscany.
I’ve been excited to see my photography develop and grow.
I’ve been lucky enough to have work featured on/in Photo Professional Magazine, Unique Bride Magazine, Things and Ink Magazine, Wedding Magazine, Ultimate Wedding Magazine, Style Me Pretty, Artrocker, Rock Sound, Vintage Life Magazine, Wedding Ideas Magazine, Love My Dress, Rock My Wedding, Rock N Roll Bride, Whimsical Wonderland Weddings, OMG, The Wedding Community, Boho Blog, Beyond Beyond, The Natural Wedding Company, Bridal Musings, Far From The Wedding Crowd, Before The Big Day, So You’re Getting Married, East Side Bride, US Glamour Magazine’s wedding blog (Save The Date), Moment Junkie, Offbeat Bride, Adore by Chloe, London Bride, Offbeat Bride, Bridal Snob, Marry Me Ink and Mr and Mrs Unique to name but a few.
I feel very lucky. It’s been fun.
It’s also been a lot of very hard work and I’m looking forward to some down time at the start of 2013 where I can regroup and take a strategic look at where I’m headed.
2013 is going to be BIG.
I already have almost as many bookings for next year as I photographed in total for this year. I’ve also got a couple of exciting projects in the pipeline.
Thanks, 2012. You’ve been a blast.
This is my last blog post for the year. I’ll be back in January when I have some lovely winter wedding photography to share with you.
I posted a little bit about Ashley and Rob’s engagement shoot on Friday here as I was exceptionally excited to receive a viewmaster through the post.
Ashley and Rob used pictures from their engagement shoot and sent out a viewmaster to each of their guests as a save the date. Cool huh?
We headed to Putney initially, as Rob and Ashley are keen rowers so we started down by the river, around the many rowing clubs in that area. It was a beautiful morning with lovely golden light. After fuelling up with a coffee, we made our way to the Southbank for a more urban backdrop.
Rob and Ashley are really good fun and were totally up for making the most of the urban environment. They also brought a big bag of props with them so we basically spent the morning playing around. It was lovely. Oh and how cool is their orange car?
Thanks for a great shoot, Ashley and Rob and also for the viewmaster which I will treasure. I’m wondering about getting some of my own pictures converted into reels…
My nan had a viewmaster and I was obsessed with it when I was little. She had reels and reels of images and after Sunday lunch, when the grownups were snoozing on the sofa, I’d sit in a corner marvelling at far flung places all seemingly rendered in 3D.
So when Ashley and Rob booked me to photograph their wedding next April and told me that they wanted to send out a viewmaster reel of their engagement shoot as their save the dates, I was more than a little bit excited.
I was even more excited when I got home a couple of evenings ago to find a little package with a viewmaster inside. It’s pretty exciting to see my images inside a viewmaster, I can tell you! Isn’t this a cool idea?
Pop back on Monday and I’ll be sharing Ashley and Rob’s engagement photo shoot in all its glory.