This is the start of a weekly series of my favourite photos.
Weddings, big moments, small moments, in between moments, comedy moments, teary moments, party moments, family shoots and anything else that takes my photographic fancy.
This won’t be a selection of stellar ‘wow’ couple shots taken at sunset, up in some mountains, looking all glamorous and magazine-front-cover-ready.
Instead, it will be moments that spark joy, love, connection, soul, memories, characters – really anything with all the feels that shows off what I love to shoot.
So I’m kicking off week #1 with this shot of Chloe and Lewis from their ‘it’s-not-a-first dance’ last summer. Held at the beautifully rustic Wise Wedding Venue in Kent, surrounded by tipis, woodland, tree houses, sofa swings and fairy lights, they had a non-traditional, creative, handmade wedding (how beautiful are Chloe’s handmade top and skirt?!).
I love this shot because it exemplifies so much of their day – colour, joy, and big, beaming, genuine smiles. They had said they weren’t going to do a first dance, with the awkward three minute shuffle, but bowed to pressure and had an impromptu one anyway, with no shuffling in sight. With the lights, the coloured lanterns, their favourite people and smiles all around, I’m glad they did.