Friday - December 30th, 2022.
I write this while sitting in my hotel room just outside of Cheltenham. You see, I'm not done yet. Nope. Uh-uh. I've yet to shoot my final wedding of 2022 as it's happening tomorrow night. I bloody love an NYE wedding, I do.
Wedding 40/40 will conclude at the same moment that this year does. Cool, huh? I'm not going to lie, it's been a tough 12 months. I shot more than I have done before. I've also travelled more than I ever have done before too.
I caught a ferry to the Isle of Bute. I was in the Cotswolds quite a bit. I went to Cornwall and back 4 times. I went on a road trip to the Cairngorms. I was in London more than anywhere else (naturally). I worked in West Lothian, Worcestershire, the Wirral and Wiltshire (try saying that out loud). You name it, I've probably been there.
Basically, I got some serious miles under my belt and I'm definitely feeling a bit knackered.
How unbelievably good were the weddings I attended this year?! Yeah. They were fricking incredible. All of 'em. Every single one. Beauties the lot of them.
To all my couples - thank you. It was a genuine honour to photograph your day. Honestly, you guys rule.
Anyway, it's late and I've got a busy day tomorrow.
See you all in 2023
To deliver a bespoke visual narrative of what is one of the most important days in your life I believe it's important that I capture you just as you are, with no awkward posing and no annoying requests for more shots. Just the two of you alongside your closest friends and family. Photographed in an easy-going and unobtrusive manner.
I combine a nonintrusive, photojournalistic approach with beautiful, modern portraiture that delivers a stylish set of images that tend to have a contemporary, editorial look. Nerves, joy, tears, love, and laughter take centre stage and my impact on your day is kept to the minimum.
So if you liked this brief glimpse into Modern British Weddings in 2022 and you'd like to learn more, have a read through the info here and drop me a line, as I'd love to hear what you're planning for your wedding.
Modern British Weddings in 2022 by Luke Bell