“And when I first saw you, the sky, it was such a natural blue”
This Best of 2017 post is long overdue! There’s nothing like a global pandemic and postponement of a wedding season to help free us up so we can get all those long awaited jobs DONE.
Here we are in 2020, looking back at all these wonderful weddings we’ve had the privilege of documenting, and it’s giving us misty eyes. We miss getting to do this. And, we miss the UK. Dearly. We relocated to New Zealand in January – right before the pandemic hit – to be closer to our families here. Looking over 2017, we can’t help but feel nostalgic for all things BRITISH.
One of the many great things about weddings, is that they are a reflection of the time & culture of the people involved. And there is a definite ‘British-ness’ to the images that we loved from that time. Things that we might not see at weddings in New Zealand.
These images were also like bright sparks in our 2017, a year in which we got to witness so much joy, but at the same time felt so difficult for us. Our youngest, Harland, was born with severe haemophilia and this was a year of hospital visits, a port-a-cath surgery, and steep learning curves for us as parents to work out how to administer his treatment. Because of this we also had to change how we photographed weddings. We couldn’t do it together, so Kim worked alone or gratefully sought help from our community of photographers friends.
And we were so grateful for our business that allowed us the freedom to care for our boys in the way that we needed to that year, and continued to provide for us financially – allowing us to do what we loved without perhaps getting the same amount of attention as it had in the past (especially on the marketing side – I mean, a best of 2017 post in 2020 kind of says it all!). And of course, our wonderful couples – we so appreciate every one of you who invited us to photograph your day. Thank you for trusting us to document your day x
From behind misty eyes and tens of thousands of shutter clicks, this is our distillation of 2017.