New Year’s Eve, a time to reflect on what has been and what is to come. As each year passes, they seem to fly by faster and faster, especially once I’m into wedding season, and thirty two weddings have flown by in a bit of a blur this year. So I decided to spend some time looking back again at each wedding, every photograph- that’s about twenty two thousand photographs. What can I say? I’m snap happy.
A lot of photographers do a ‘best of’ post for the year end, (you can check out mine from last year here!) and I always have some key favourites through the year but looking back over the weddings I’ve captured I always look at images with different eyes. Perhaps it’s nostalgia or the passed time, but the images I’m drawn to are never the ‘sneak peeks’ or ‘the best’ of 2015; they’re always the moments. They’re the seconds of the wedding day that aren’t necessarily the show stopping couple shots, the details, or the big events of the day, they are nearly the quiet in betweens. Your sister painting her little daughter’s toenails on the wedding morning, your friend grasping you with tears in their eyes as you emerge from the church, the squeeze your dad gave your husband during his speech, the look you didn’t even see your mum give you as the final laces were laced on your wedding dress. You’ll see all these moments in the images below.
These are the images I love to capture more than anything, the little details that perhaps someone else may not notice, the things which could be lost in time forever, but for that quick click of the shutter. They’re the thing that make every single wedding unique and individual, and they’re my favourite thing about this job I am so lucky to do.
So, here are some of those in betweens that made my 2015. Thank you to each and every couple who shared these moments with me. And here’s to all my 2016 couples too, I can’t wait to capture the precious moments that are to come for you guys. If you’re still looking for a wedding photographer for your wedding in 2016, get in touch. There are just four wedding slots left available. I’d love to hear about what you’re planning.
Awesome work Lydia! Looks like you had some fantastic weddings to shoot this year! Happy new year and all the best for 2016! Sam x
Stunning photos, what a joy to see such love and happiness captured perfectly x