And so ends another year for camp Crawley … What have we been doing with ourselves? Literally I didn’t have a clue until I started looking through all the epic weddings and portrait sessions I have had the privilege to shoot this year. I knew I’d been busy but my baby brain couldn’t for the life of me recall where I had been?! This has been my first full year as a dad and I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing my gorgeous little daughter, Betty grow … she is amazing.
So as well as being a pretty much full time dad I have also been a crazy busy photographer! 2014 saw me shoot 53 weddings, 21 pre wedding shoots, 18 family shoots, and 3 training courses … in total I have clicked over 180,000 frames!! I was lucky enough to be asked to cover an epic Chinese wedding in Singapore, Johor Bahru in Malaysia, and Kuching in Borneo. I’ve shot in London 7 times, flew in a helicopter over the Welsh mountains with one of my couples, photographed a groom arriving on a horse, shot by the sea, by lakes, in sand dunes, in cities, in the beautiful countryside of Devon, down a dodgy alleyway in Liverpool, in castles, and in sprawling mansions.
I’ve shot chinese weddings, muslim weddings, hindu weddings, jewish weddings, greek weddings, christian weddings. I’ve discovered aerial photography, made possible by my fave purchase of the year … my go go gadget boots! I’ve also discovered that it is possible to get a bride to lay down in a car park in a £3000 dress simply by smiling and nodding with a wide eyed enthusiasm for the picture idea :)
I’ve had the huge privilege to help train and inspire over 30 photographers along side my very good friend and amazing wedding photographer Neil Redfern, and my amazing wife Bee who without her I wouldn’t be where I am today … big love to the both of you X
2014 also saw the birth of our sister site, Life is Crawesome, and we have had such a Crawesome time photographing lots of our amazing photographer friends and their families including Steven Gerrard, Andy Gaines, John Hope, Peter Clarke, Hannah Webster, Dan Wootten, James Jebson and many more … sorry if I’ve missed you off the list guys.
I won creative wedding photographer of the year, reportage wedding photographer of the year, and overall wedding photographer of the year through the BIPP :)
I could keep on going on and on about 2014 now that I have seen the pics … it seems that I have been everywhere!
So let’s crack on with the highlights … thanks for being good to us 2014 :)