Adios 2011. It was a year of extremes with low lows, high highs, big changes in career and personal life, lots of travel and tens of thousands of photographs. Having started my career in portraiture, weddings took over as working with Allister gathered momentum. With commissions across the UK as well as my home county of Dorset, I've racked up a lot of miles and shutter counts this year. I've covered just about every kind of venue with every kind of light (or lack of it as is more often the case). Looking back at images from the year, I can see a progression in my style. There has been a development towards photojournalism with plenty of humour and emotion to tell a story. My portrait work - at weddings and with families - now also follows the documentary approach to produce natural and authentic images. I'm really pleased with the results and more importantly, the feedback I've received has been fantastic. That continued client delight is always the main objective.
2012 promises to be an exciting and busy time with weddings in England, Wales and my first international commission in Switzerland. I'm looking forward to all of them as well as more Day In The Life family portrait shoots that are planned. With the excitement of another baby ahead of us, I certainly plan to take more photographs of my own growing family as well.
I've included a selection of photographs below that are some of my favourites from the last 12 months. Some may be in my new portfolio whereas others I like for other reasons and are worthy of sharing. I didn't get round to blogging as much as I wanted to this past year so many of these are posted here for the first time. Whilst I'm not great with resolutions, an improved, slicker workflow should make it easier to post more regularly in 2012.
Happy New Year.