As 2018 draws to a close, what an amazing year it has been for my photography business. I’ve had so much fun capturing weddings, private parties, corporate events, headshots and family portraits it’s hard to choose my favourites as I have loved being part of all of them but below, rather than opt for ‘favourites’ I thought I would pick out some highlights.
The shot below of the bride throwing her bouquet is one that makes me smile as I don’t tend to capture many bouquets being thrown. I can understand why when they cost of flowers is so much but every now and then you have a bride who cannot wait to throw it and a captive audience to catch it!
This next shot of the 3 girls is one that if you could see the moment after I had taken it then it consisted of a lot of crying (bless) from the little girl in the middle who slipped down the wall onto the floor. I think from her expression just before she cried she wasn’t sure what to do! (she was fine after a cuddle with Mum)
This wedding photograph of Matt and Kelly at Rivervale Barn in May is a perfect example of how reflection can work so well. The flowers were actually that gorgeous in colour – I really didn’t need to do much to this image at all which is why I love it.
The image of the 3 ladies below – bride on the right and her 2 bridesmaids centre and left were SO much fun! We had quite a bit of time between having their hair and make-up done and the ceremony so as they loved a ‘selfie’ it was the perfect way for me to capture them!…….this is when I asked them to pull a funny face 🙂
The next image is of Brad Green, owner of Greens Steakhouse with his Head Chef. I was there for his launch party when he opened his Bracknell restaurant and he invited me back to capture some action shots in the kitchen. The lighting and shooting in a live restaurant made it challenging – but I love a challenge and love this final image.
John Lewis asked me to come along to their Roofraisiers event and capture the Partners who went above and beyond in their roles this year – making a difference for their company and customers. It was rather humbling hearing the winners stories. Below is an image of the John Lewis MD Paula Nickolds taken on the night.
The next image is of Amber and Grace – two gorgeous girls who are daughters to a very good school friend of mine. We decided to shoot in the woodlands close to them capturing a number of different shots but I love this one and their expressions. They look cheeky!
The 2 images below are of a really cool kid I photographed in Windsor along with his family. What I love about these is that he had an interest in photography and always wanted to carry one of my bags and aske questions. It was really sweet having someone as young asking so many questions, he was so passionate and really wanted a camera. Sometimes with photography it is about the background that you don’t get to see and that connection you have with the subject that you take with you and produce in your images.
This next shot was at Clem and Karen’s wedding at Sand Martins Golf Course in Wokingham. Im really proud of how this photograph turned out as we didn’t have long to shoot it but I just had this vision of the both of them walking on the golf course in between the tall trees. I could tell the Manager was a little nervous as I don’t think a photographer had tried this before but I knew after some pleading I just had to do it! Below is the finished image.
I really like this photo of two of the sweetest people I have ever met. They had a lovely wedding at Marwell Zoo and it was a pleasure to capture every minute including their First Dance.
As the wedding season started to finish I had more and more portrait shoots for the Autumn, one of my favourite times of the year as the colours are beautiful and of course….there are the leaves! These girls and their families had a blast!
This next one was taken in Windsor with a lovely family who wanted some casual, natural shots of them with their daughter B. I loved using the tree in the foreground to add some depth and interest to the shot. It looks like I’ve captured a private moment just between the 3 of them.
Adorable……is all I can say for this shot. Little Thea was so cute and posed perfectly during our Autumn session despite it being a little cold she was a trooper.
And there we have it….some of my highlights from 2018. I wonder what 2019 bring? I have many weddings booked and have sold a number of portrait gift vouchers so I’m excited to capture wedding days and family fun. Bring it on! 🙂 Love L x