The round-up post. Every year it almost never happens. I start it about five times and scrap it, bargain with myself and decide not to do it. It's a bigger task than ever this year, with my biggest year, moving my total weddings shot into triple figures. If it's possible I love my job more now than ever before.
This is the year I began filming weddings alongside my photography.
I've continued to feel the awesome support of my friends in the industry. Those photographers who bend over backwards to help each other, my awesome second shooters, the people who inspire me when things are getting stressful.
I continued to enjoy seeing my work published on blogs, in magazines and even in a book.
And the weddings… So many amazing people, places and opportunities. Celebrations up and down the country: yurts, palaces, pubs, village halls, gardens, beaches, woodland, churches… even a camel farm.
And the kind of photos I love best merged into one big compilation… hugging and dancing shots for the win!
Next year is shaping up to be pretty damn wonderful. With weddings all over Europe and in some of my favourite parts of the UK I'm almost all booked up - but I have some spaces available so get in touch soon if you'd like me to shoot your day.
2013 was also, most importantly, the year that our family became complete:
So yes… 2013 has been a biggie!
So, before I start waffling on and bore you… I wish each and every one of you a totally kickass new year.