Best wedding photography of 2018
My Best Wedding Photography of 2018
2018 has been another fantastic year. I say it every year, but it's been whirlwind which has flown by. We've been as south as Banbury in Oxfordshire, and as north as Edinburgh in Scotland.
It hasn't been an easy task to narrow down my favourites to include in my best wedding photography of 2018. This year, I've picked my top 5 favourite images. I found it very hard and I could have easily picked 30. Because I couldn’t resist, the rest of my favourites are in a gallery at the bottom of this post.
To all the couples who let us share your day with you, thank you so so very much!
Kirsty & Zac - Portabello Beach, Edinburgh
Edinburgh was simply amazing, not just because of Kirsty & Zac and their wonderful wedding, but the whole experience. Ruby and I drove up a few days before, we were so excited to re-visit one of our favourite cities. It was comforting, cold and wet. However, the sun came through for us at the right time for this shot on portabello beach. I love this because it is just Kirsty & Zac to a tee; Always smiling and laughing, there day was fantastic. Thier family and friends were so welcoming, making us feel right at home.
Please click here to see the amazing suppliers featured in this image.
Dawn & Ian - The Ashes Barn, Stoke-on-Trent
Sometimes, even during the formal parts of the day, there are genuine (and brilliant) bits of spontinuity. Ian had as much of an idea about this as I did. This works far better as a series for me so I hope you’ll forgive the technicality that this is more than one photo!
These guys were a dream, I met them back in 2016 and shot their pre-wedding where Ian proposed in Locko Park. You can see that here. I knew from that day that they were going to be fun and their wedding did not dissapoint.
For the amazing suppliers who made this wedding that extra special, please click here.
Siobhon & James - The Pumping House, Ollerton
I absolutely love this shot. Siobhon was having a great time, rocking out to an amazing set-list on the dance floor. After such a brilliant day, with everything relaxed and full of fun.
Siobhon & James' wedding started at their beautiful house in Mansfield and then we went onto the ceremony at St Peter & St Paul’s in Mansfield.
I got to ride on a big red London bus to the gorgeous Pumping House in Ollerton, I can't applaud the staff enough. The Food was amazing (best Sausage and Mash I've had in ages), the speeches were funny, heartfelt and full of genuine joy. After the dancefloor we had a whole pizza to ourselves...each (sorry, not sorry) and finished off with a sparkler shot that nearly made this list!
For the incredible suppliers, see below :).
Cheska & Rob - Barnsdale Lodge, Rutland
Cheska & Rob's wedding was at Barnsdale lodge in Rutland, and was such a great day. Ruby was rightly proud of this one and I love it so much that it's pushed one of mine out of the top 5!
Rob was so overwhelmed with how Cheska looked. These guys had such a wonderful day and the weather was amazing. Rutland water is a beautiful part of the world and it was great to add to our travels. I can't thank these guys enough for their hospitatlity and sharing their special day with us.
The amazing suppliers can be found here.
Lisa & Tom - Swancar Country Farm House, Trowell
I love this so much, I think I told Lisa and Tom to walk into the rapeseed and just pretend there’s no-one around. I much prefer the real for such a stricking scene like this. We got lucky, I was back at Swancar a few weeks later and this beautiful sea of yellow was all gone! Being the opitome of relaxed, Lisa and Tom’s wedding was wonderful and a little bit magic.
It was great to work with so many amazing suppliers on this wedding, you can find more about them here.
We loved having Dan and second photographer Ruby photograph our day! The natural candids of us and our guests really captured just how much fun everyone was having! They were not intrusive or pushy but perfect at knowing when to be a fly on the wall and when to make sure we got the pictures we wanted!
Not least, the rest of my favourites from this year!
Here are my other favourites, no less than the ones I’ve picked to be honest, it’s been a great year and I’m really grateful to have been present in so many amazing moments. From Sarah & Ben’s Sumo wrestling to Lucy and Andy’s lightsabre guard of honour. Rachel & Ryan’s speeches where just incredible. Hayley & Henry’s November wedding was picture perfect (I had to make one of their’s the feature image of this blog post to make up for leaving it out). Mona & Richard’s wedding was just another level while Abby and Carl’s silent disco was the best fun I’ve ever had that quiet! Katie and Ben’s groomsmen coming to the rescue and sweeping up the flood at their church nearly made it in (see below). Another UK wedding found us in Rotherwick for a stunning, intimate wedding of Collette & Olly, just check out the postbox! That was such a wonderful day too. I can’t thank all of the couples who invited us to be a part of their big day’s this year. Just look how much fun we had!
Here’s to you 2018! Roll on 2019 :) x
Make-up: Siobhon did her own :).
Cake: Tan-y-Castell Bakery
Band/DJ: Diverse Entertainment
Dress: Match Makers, Stamford - Closed
Suits: Moss Bross
Flowers: Cheska made her own bouquet :). The Venue flowers were supplier by Greensleves.
Hair: Cheska did her own :).
Make-up: Cheska did her own :).
Cake: Rob’s Auntie made their cake :).
Band/DJ: Came with the venue.
Dress: Phase Eight
Hair: Adele Coxon
Make-up: Adele Coxon
Band/DJ: Bliss Wedding DJ