2017: One hundred moments

Dec 21, 2017 | Best of, featured weddings

collage of lydia stamps 2017 wedding photography

Wow. Another year flown by. And one thing I love about this time of year is the chance to reflect on what’s been and what’s to come. It’s truly been an incredible year for me. After two years of taking things slowly after the arrival of my first bambino I wanted to amp things up again and certainly did as I worked with thirty lovely couples this year. Thank you guys for making my year so brilliant, I’ve had so many laughs, tears, hugs…my heart was full to the brim going back over the thousands and thousands I’ve shot this year. It’s always so hard to choose my favourites and my couples will know as well as anyone that I’m trigger happy with my camera and love sharing the results, I just find choosing so hard! My first pull out of favourites was over 1400 photos, a little too many to digest so I set myself a challenge to choose just 100. And here they are. One hundred little moments from 2017 that added up to make my year, and your wedding days just awesome.

As always with my year round ups I never want go choose the obvious shots. It’s partly why I don’t call this post ‘the best of’ or ‘favourites’ because I want to show you something different. Something more interesting than the big moments and the picture perfect details (which you can see in a full blog post if you’d like by the way!). I want to share with you the little in betweens, the interactions captured, the intimate moment after the second when you think I’ve got the shot (and I have!) and then you relax, but I’m still looking and still shooting. These are just my absolute favourite images to capture for you and often not the ones which end up on the blog; these are the heartfelt split seconds which are gone in a flash. And there’s at least one from every wedding of the year in here for you to enjoy. And I do hope you enjoy.

2017 has been amazing and 2018 is shaping up to be just as brilliant with twenty fabulous couples booked in already all over the south of the UK, as well as a jaunt to Paris for a wedding in a chateau in my diary! I can’t wait to see what else the new year has in store and I truly hope yours is full of joy and happiness.

Special thanks have to go to my brilliant associate photographers Libby, Hannah, Emma, Megan, Clare, Holly and especially Sam who has been my wing man all year and also stepped in on my behalf when I broke my wrist- what a hero! But the biggest thanks goes to my brilliant couples who have trusted in me, become like friends and let me into their families for the day. You’ve made my year.

Bridal preperations, bridal prep bride looking at wedding dress Bridal prep, bridal make upBridal prep at Clock Barn venue Hampshire, bridal make upbridal prep, bride's jewelleryBridal prep, Ston Easton Park WeddingBride with plaited braided hairbride getting dressedlace wedding dressbridefather of the bridefriends at weddinglace wedding dress blowing in the wind, wedding veil, brideSalisbury Cathedral wedding, bridesmaids, father of the bride,hugbride and mother of the bride bride and grandadchild at weddingbride in wedding carbride coming down the stairsbride and bridesmaid on the way to ceremonySalisbury Guildhall wedding groom crying, father giving the bride awaybride and groombride crying in reflectionHappy bride wedding ceremonyholding hands at weddingbest man giving groom rings wedding ceremonybride and groomconfetti throwconfetti throwconfetti throwchurch weddingchampagne wedding receptionbride showing off her wedding ringbackless wedding dresswedding guests at reception wedding guests laughingbride and her grandparentsgrooms wedding ringguests relaxing on hay bayles at weddingtable football at horsebridge station wedding venueguests relaxing on the grass at wedding receptionguest asleep on hay bail wedding party on station platform at horsebridge stationbride and groom with fiat 500bride and groom with bell tentgroom and bride pulling funny facebride and groom with fiat 500 and balloonsbride and groom at millbridge courtbride and groom on farm with tractorbride and groom at horsebridge stationbride and groom playing croquet at Larmer Tree Gardensbride and groom laughing at ston easton parkbride and groom walking in woodsbride and groom hugging bride and groom walking in sunset at Clock Barnbride, groom and their child at Axnollerbride and groom embrace Bride and groom ston easton park hotel Bathbride holding moves like jagger signguests clinking glasses at weddingwedding breakfastwoman refusing winewedding speeches, groom laughingwedding guests looking at phonebride laughing during speechesguest clapping during speechescouple kissing at weddingsame sex weddingmille fuille kalm kitchen dessert at millbridge courtgroom crying during speecheswedding guest laughing at photos during speechesbride smiling during wedding speechesgroom with giant chimpanzee toysilhouette of bride and groom during speeches barford park barn during weddingbride and groom with balloonsguest playing croquetlesbian wedding, two brides, same sex wedding, couple in cornfieldbride and groom with balloons at sunsetflower girls dancing at weddingguests laughing at weddingbride and groom in field at sunsetcouple laughing at weddingsame sex wedding, first dance, first dancefirst dancejaeger bombsselfie being taken dancing at weddingbride and groom dancing at cain manor

Venues featured include (in no particular order): Clock Barn Hampshire, Ston Easton Park Bath, Salisbury Guildhall, Cain Manor Surrey, Millbridge Court Surrey, Horsebridge Station Hampshire, Penton Park Hampshire, Larmer Tree Gardens Dorset, Axnoller Dorset, Sopley Mill Dorset


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