I’ve been trying to put pen to paper and document my thoughts down on the year, and by chance I picked up a poetry book I bought with a voucher for Christmas and stumbled across the exact feelings/ thoughts I have been trying to convey. Rupi Kaur – thank you. I even share your joy of mint chocolate chip ice-cream.
2017 had some professional highs and personal lows; it has been a rollercoaster ride (no Ronan Keating pun intended)! I’ve challenged myself in ways I never thought I could, worked my little bootie off, moved out of London to a completely new place in Petersfield, Hampshire – it’s rather nice down here! I’ve had to say some hard goodbyes, lost some dear loved ones, met some fucking awesome people, and had exciting super fun times. No matter what, this job has always inspired me and introduced me to some of the best people I have ever met.
I’ve had my busiest year yet with a total of 64 shoots – 42 of them being weddings. I travelled all around the country and even shot my first destination wedding over in the South of France (more of those bad boys please!) I’ve been so lucky to travel to lots of lovely new places, I found myself in: Wales, Scotland, France, Italy. and Prague; plus I got to go back to some of my favourite wedding venues and do some epic city shots in my home town of London. I love this wonderful, crazy city.
So here I am, and here it is: another year gone, another year older and another slideshow of magical moments squished into a 2 minute montage. These are by no means a set of perfect pictures, but then again, what is perfect? It’s all about the imperfect for me. It’s nailing the moment of you showing the dancefloor who’s boss, to capturing your mum shed a tear while you say your vows, these are the unique memories and moments you’ll treasure for life.
Before I let you dive into my 2017 recap, I want to give a big shout out to all my second shooters this year: Alissa, Marni, Kit and Marius. Some of their images feature in my ‘best of’, and I couldn’t have smashed 2017 without them!
It never ceases to amaze me how amazing it is to capture people’s happiest moments – you guys have all kept me going and I am so happy our paths crossed in this wibbly wobbly universe (Doctor Who pun definitely intended)! More and more I’m learning to focus on the good things in life and be thankful for the wonderful things this world provides.
2018 – watch your back, because Kirsty is comin’ for ya!
2017 – a year of fuck yeahs and rocking dance moves