Wow! What a year 2016 was for me and of course all my couples! It was so incredible from start to finish and I loved every minute! For my couples it was the year they got to say I will, the year they got to promise to be together forever, grow old together and love each other through all the good times and bad. Seeing them all so happy on their special days makes my heart skip a beat every time and fills me with such joy for them. I absolutely LOVE being the one that gets to capture all the love and emotions a wedding day serves up. My quest last year was the same as it has always been since I started my journey some 9 years ago… to provide not just visual memories of the day but heart-felt ones, so that when my brides and grooms look back at their photos they don’t just remember what they were wearing and how they decorated their venue but they remember how they felt. I have to admit when a couple says they shed a tear looking at their photos I always do a little fist pump – I don’t really like making people cry honestly, but when it’s tears of joy that’s ok right?!
2016 was challenging at times, the summer was crazy busy and with 3 children I did have quite a few late nights up editing to keep to my 6-8 week turn around time… but I shot some 35 weddings, 1 I got booked for on the actual morning! I travelled almost one a half thousand miles, I shot in bright sunshine, in rain that didn’t let up all day, gale force winds, in the winter at night… I captured smiles, tears, laughter – and lots more laughter! Confetti-throwing, kissing, hugging, jumping for joy – and dancing … oh the dancing! One of my favourite parts of the day is getting up there on the dance floor with everyone to capture the fun of the disco. I have worked with so many wonderful suppliers and at so many gorgeous venues; Southend Barns, The Walled Gardens, Fitzleroi Barns and The Tithe Barn to name but a few.
I am truly honoured to be a part of every single one of my couples’ big days and I really do love what I do from the bottom of my heart. I consider myself very lucky to still be in this business and be almost fully booked for this year and getting bookings for 2018 too. So many more memories to capture, so much more love to be witness to and I can’t wait!
Thank you so much to my amazing couples for booking me and to all their wonderful friends and families for making me feel so welcome on what is such a special day for you all. I tried to chose just a few photos to sum my year up but that was impossible so I think there’s about 150 – ooops! Too many for an actual blog post so here’s a slideshow instead…
Photos by me! (Nicki Feltham Photography).
Music by Mumford & Sons <3 (Lover of the Light).
(p.s I did try to get Raffy & Willow to help me chose too but they were even more useless than me at picking!)