We’ve not done a ‘review’ post for a couple of years. It always just seemed too large a job and one which needed to be done at a point when other matters took priority. But this year, we got a little more organised 🙂
Our 2017 weddings started mid-January and finished on New Year’s Eve. During the year we saw a great range of venues including ones completely new to us and returning to some old favourites. We said goodbye to Packington Moor shortly before it closed its doors for good and said hello to the new venue in Shropshire – The Mill Barns. It was also great to be back in Birmingham city centre for two weddings around Victoria Square – at the Town Hall and then later in the year, the Council House. We also did our first two weddings at the wonderful Stanbrook Abbey and it instantly become one of our favourite places.
Putting together a recap of the previous year is always a bit of a daunting task. There’s many thousands of images to go through and whittle down into a manageable collection and it’s such a subjective process to decide what we think is ‘the best’. In the end, we stopped trying to think about it too much and just went with our gut instinct.
So, this collection isn’t intended to be ‘the best’ from a photographic perspective – we’ve never been bothered about chasing awards and competitions. This year, if we were going to do a ‘review’ then it needed to be more about the pictures which we look back on and smile at, or laugh at, or feel proud of for whatever reason. We found that many of our favourites happened in the blink of an eye, or were a last-minute addition to the end a shoot. So, we’ve kept details to a minimum and included fewer ‘couple’ photos than we perhaps would have done a few years ago. The images we’ve chosen below encapsulate our style – as it is now – really well. We wanted to show more of the fun, the the energy, laughs, the expressions and the range of emotions we see, because after all, that’s what a good wedding is all about and those are the moments that we really love to capture above all else.
Crank up the sound, set the slideshow below to ‘fullscreen’ and enjoy the pictures 🙂