I’ve honestly written and rewritten this blog post too many times now. Looking back over this year I am full of so many emotions, as I’m sure we all are.
This year has been filled with more ups and downs that any of us could have imagined, but I’m determined to fill up your next few minutes with positive moments and sharing the happiest moments of this year.
Although my diary has been adjusted more than a few times since January, I was so blessed to photograph a handful of beautiful Weddings, both before and during the pandemic. 2020 marked my tenth year as a Wedding Photographer (that makes me feel so old!) and each and every one of these weddings reminded me of the reason I began all those years ago.
I love a big wedding. I love the buzz and excitement and most of all the hugs BUT on reflection I’ve realised that I fell into the habit of taking all the little things for granted. Once the world began to open up a little this Summer, I can truthfully say my heart burst with joy seeing each couple finally tie the knot even with only a very few guests permitted to join them. The huge parties and celebrations didn’t seem to matter anymore and there was something so real about that.
Looking ahead, once the world shifts once again and larger Weddings are allowed, I promise I will be right there with you on that dance floor and embarrassingly happy crying seeing a sea of faces watching a ceremony…but, right now, looking back over the most perfect and joyful ‘micro’ weddings, I hope to photograph more over the next decade (through choice of course and not tier related!).
So, before I leave you, to dip my hand back in those Christmas Chocolates, I just wanted to say a huge thank you to each and every one of you that has continued to show me such love and support throughout a very tricky year. Make sure you raise a glass tonight ahead of 2021 but remind yourself of those happy moments that made up 2020 before wishing it all away.
Lots of love as always,