2017 has been a life changing year for me on a personal level, and a challenging one for me as a Brighton photographer.
I became a mother for the first time, which not only shook up my world but also made working late into the night to edit my work a caffeine fuelled necessity! It is certainly a challenge running your own business with a baby in tow, but it’s a position I know I am very fortunate to be in, and it has continued to be a success despite the lack the sleep.
Becoming a mum also opened my eyes to the joy of photographing children, and you’ll see that babies feature quite heavily in this years favourite snaps below. This is something I wish to do more of this year, alongside my main passion which are weddings of course. You’d think that as a photographer I must take load of photos of my daughter, but the truth is that when you are dealing with the day to day tasks of looking after your little one you just don’t get round to it (apart from the quick and poor quality shots on the iPhone). So this year I’m planning on booking some professional photo shoots with other photographers, to get some lovely family portraits of the three of us taken. She’s growing up so quickly, I’ve realised just how important it is to make sure you capture your baby, it really is worth the investment!
This year I also had one of my weddings featured on Whimsical Wonderland Weddings, the popular online wedding blog and inspiration site. It was the fabulous Mexican themed wedding of Rosie and Stace at The Walled Garden Cowdray. You can see their colourful and flower-filled wedding here.
Thank you so much to all of the wonderful couples, and families, that I have had the pleasure of working with this year. Witnessing and capturing your love and excitement is what drives me as a photographer.
If you are planning a wedding for 2018 or 2019 and want some inspiration, some of the locations featured in photographs below are Brighton Town Hall, The Coach House Restaurant, Ditching Beacon, The Walled Gardens at Cowdray, Court Garden Vineyard Ditching, Brighton beach, seafront and pier, and Gravetye Manor.
And if you’re still looking for your Brighton photographer, please feel free to contact me for a chat and cuppa. I look forward to hearing from you!