After a super response to our first blog post asking couples from our first 5 years as wedding photographers what their favourite images were then and now, in this second part we look at the years 2014-2018.
In early 2009 we officially set up our wedding photography business, having mooted to friends that we wanted to photograph weddings together. If you believe in the universe leading your path, you’ll not find it coincidence that two sets of our friends announced their engagements soon after and asked us to shoot their weddings.
On July 4th we celebrated 10 years since our first wedding as the official photographer. Over those ten years, we have seen trends come and go, experienced all kinds of wedding from an intimate guest list of 10 to a 400 strong raucous farmers wedding. We’ve travelled from Cambridge to Cancun and beyond. We’ve seen laughter and happy tears, and some not so happy (but only some…) We’ve learned from every single one, all of them. We’ve attended conferences, workshops and seminars, constantly striving to be better for our clients, and the next one is in November. We’ve won various international awards for individual wedding photos and overall as a couple. We had too had a wedding in 2014, allowing us to call ourselves one of the UK’s best husband and wife wedding photography teams (natch.) Lina has spoken about our work and brand at various conferences including the Fearless Photographers European Conference, for which she still pinches herself. She also had our logo tattooed on her arm after that, Tom…well not yet.
Our ten top tips for your wedding planning
So as we’re in this historic month for our business, and have just shot our 322nd wedding on the beautiful island of Guernsey, we are going to kick off a series of ’10 Years…’ blogs starting with the 10 top tips for your wedding, what we have learnt from all our experience. These are certainly not meant to dig at anyone, but rather convey things we see time and time again and hope to give a little tried and tested advice… So, in no particular order:
You know us, we are 100% when it comes to encouraging you to eschew the standard wedding traditions and do things your way – it always makes for the most interesting weddings!
Today on the blog we welcome BiBi Raven of Truly Experiences who has some great ideas to shake things up a bit when it comes to your wedding. Some of these we’ve started to see, so hopefully you can be inspired to go for what makes you happy!
As I write this, we should be in Germany at the 2019 edition of the Fearless Photographers European conference in Aachen. We’re not, and I’ll come back to that shortly.
Long days, short nights and endless sunshine – that’s what a summer wedding is made of right? Well maybe not endless sunshine… but August was the third and last month of our summer bonanza, and boy were there some treats in store! Grab some summer wedding planning inspiration right here…
We often hear of our couples’ wedding proposal stories but we haven’t been there to hear the words ‘yes.’ Well, for this couple we were in on it for a surprise proposal photo shoot between our hopeful groom to be David, and our bride to be Rebecca. Spoiler – she said yes!
David, from Texas, got in touch looking for a proposal photographer, as he was wanting to surprise Rebecca while they were on a trip to London to see her British family. He wanted to capture the marriage proposal in London by having us secretly there!
We’re sat here writing this as it feels like Autumn is creeping in, and we can’t quite believe how warm it was this summer. It’s been delightful to look back at high summer fun with our couples, we had canine ring bearers, a terrific tipi wedding as well as an uber cool yellow Ford Capri wedding car, plus much more during our July weddings…
Here it is folks, we present to you the best wedding photography of 2018!
We’ve been blessed yet again with amazing clients having awesome weddings, taking us far and wide with our UK and International wedding photography. It has been so hard to tell all your stories in under three minutes – in truth, this slideshow could have been three hours!
Thank you all for choosing us as your wedding photographer, and if you know of anyone that is getting married, please do tell them about us. Your recommendations are key to our continued success as a business and means so much!
With love, L + T x