I had the pleasure of working with the most amazing, kind and super lovely couples, as well as amazing teams at many wedding venues like Beckenham Place, Asylum Chapel, 100 Barrington, Trafalgar Tavern, Baddow Park House, Islington Town Hall, Woolwich Town Hall or the Old Marylebone Town Hall to name a few of my fave wedding photography locations.
That year I also added film photography to my collections and I am excited to be having film photography as an add on to the digital coverage. I am in love with the imperfect, nostalgic output of film that simply cannot be replicated with digital ‘built for perfection’ cameras.
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Wish I could post more, but there is a limit of media on the blog. Hope you enjoyed these!
Now, besides taking pretty pictures and witnessing an abundance of love, for most of us, wedding photographers and other wedding suppliers, 2022 has been a hell of a year. With a number of additional weddings moved from 2020 and 2021, the year was intensive to say the least, and with very little to no time off. We worked around the clock to capture all the amazing weddings, edit huge collections of photos, create slideshows and of course do all the business admin stuff that was essential. Things like sharing photos, blogging, marketing and hustling for new business had to pause. Most of my holiday plans did not materialise – there was just no free time, but I was delighted to be able to fly to see my family for a short break after the lockdowns, and I took my daughter to Greece for a mini break to celebrate her 10th birthday. It is hard to believe my little baby is a tween already!
No time off, no time to rest or recharge, little sleep, lots of stress, working through illnesses – that was the dark side of 2022. For someone like me, a massive perfectionist, the wave of ill health was not something I could simply fit in the jam packed diary. Self-care was always such an alien concept for me – I had to do my work 110% first, then the family and all commitments there, then onto friends, and when I had no time to sleep more than 6h I still pushed through not to want to disappoint anyone, keep to the deadlines (I set myself!) and to overdeliver as I always did. No wonder I ignored all small, then bigger and even huge warnings my body kept showing me. So a change must happen.
A friend of mine helped me to mind map a self care plan that now proudly features next to me to-do list. I am clearly that sort of person who needs to be ‘prescribed’ time off, relaxation and even socialising!
I feel so much better now and refreshed after a nice longer break over Christmas. My heart is filled with gratitude to all my couples who trusted me to tell their wedding stories, persevered through many changes due to lockdowns and supported me with glowing reviews, sharing of my work and purchasing of gorgeous print products. I love my job and put all my soul into it, and I am so excited about this year’s weddings, more film photography, slower pace, slower life, more personal projects.
Hey, you’ve come this far, may as well drop me a line. If you’ve got a date in mind, do get in touch swiftly. I only book in around 25 weddings a year and the popular dates (May - October) go FAST. So the sooner we get you booked in, the better!