Instead of doing a best of blog post for my 2017 weddings Ive decided to do something different. I am calling it 'Exposing for the highlights' Ive looked through all my photographs and picked the ones that have really paid attention to the light. Most tell a story of the day and use my favourite shadows.
2017 was a great year for my growth as an artist and I was so lucky to shoot at 20 weddings for that year. I am now starting my third year of shooting weddings and I know I will never stop taking photographs.
I am looking at some personal projects for 2018 to run alongside my weddings and I am making it my goal to shoot more 120 film (medium format) such as my Diana camera, Holga and my Yashica. I experimented with my prism and Holga at Glenn and Olivia's wedding in April 2017 and really want to continue this experimentation as it worked so well.
If that wasn't enough, once a month I am aiming to do a still life and it can be of anything, I am going to post it on instagram with the hash tag #monthlystilllife and this is open to anyone. It doesn't have to be perfect but I mainly want to do this as I am being really inspired by the work of dutch floral painters such as Jan van Huysum.
In October I showed film only for one month and it was really successful, you can see any of that work on the hashtag #filmatweddings on instagram. I will be running this again in October 2018.
From this month I will be doing a monthly round up of all the things Ive been up to recently. I have some shoots planned in with some great wedding suppliers from the North West and some ideas I will be working on with my creative friends in the industry.
I have some of my wedding work appearing on Whimsical Wonderland Weddings Blog in February, I don't have a definite date for that yet but I will keep you posted. I am submitting other weddings to and determined to be featured elsewhere.
As a second shooter I had work on this Rock and Roll Bride blog for 2017.
I like to approach any project methodically, its the way I work best. I like to think of an idea where I can do a little bit of it and keep returning back to it. Such as my idea for this blog post.
I am really looking forward to spring this year and what more light and sunshine will do for my creativity.
Here is are my expose for the highlights photographs.