A few days ago, whilst driving, I mentally scripted a really nice post to accompany these images, it flowed nicely and had the right balance of emotion, nostalgia and reflection. HOWEVER. I’ve forgotten almost all of it so I’m starting over.
2019 was the year of change. Worldwide and personally. A year of big news, political unrest, and national confusion. We’re still confused, but let’s move on…
For me personally, I’ve transitioned both in my work and personal life to a more focused and passionate place. I’m not really sure of there’s a noticeable change in my work – I’m always moving forward, learning and growing as a person, and I feel this must in some way reflect in my photography. My passions remain the same, I’m always inspired by light and emotion, capturing personality, nuances of character, fleeting expressions and the most gentle of touches. I’m more aware of light than I ever have been. Sometimes I just sit and look at the way it moves across a landscape or room, watching the shape of the shadows. I’ve been looking up to the sky more often and watching it change, I swear the skies have been more beautiful this year than ever, and it’s been one of my favourite years to date.
I usually over-think this post hugely, but this year I haven’t. I know I’ve missed some of my favourite images, I’m sure I normally do, but I’ve chosen quickly, not put too much thought into it, and kept it simple – I love each of these frames for one reason or another, they all hold a special place in my heart, as all the images I take do.. though some just a little more than others. I’ve over-chosen, so its a bit longer than last years! My accountant is on my case at the moment reminding me I MUST get my tax return finished this week… so that’s my excuse…
I’ve chosen fewer portraits this year – not that I don’t love creating them, because I really do! I’ve just chosen to include more moments within portraits, as its the moments which really matter the most. Hopefully its a collection of moments, pretty light, a touch of humour, a healthy dose of contrast and a heck of a lot of smiles…
In 2019 Luna turned 11! The business was established in 2008, and since then I’ve photographed over 400 weddings (over 600 during my entire career!).
I’m so excited to see what 2020 brings, I write this post buzzing with enthusiasm and hyped to get back out there….
Big love to 2019, and all who married last year, thanks for choosing Luna, thanks for your kind words, your support, and your faces – my cameras loved you almost as much as I do.
2020 – COME ON!!!