2012 Wedding Photography Showcase

Phew – where to start?!

2012 has been an absolutely incredible year for me. I honestly don’t think I will have another year like this one again, it has just been amazing.  Before I even start talking about the weddings I have captured and all the amazing people I have met, here are just a few personal highlights from this year:

  • In January I was a speaker at the 2012 SWPP Convention in London, one of Europe’s largest photographic conventions
  • In March I was named the BIPP North West Wedding Photographer of the Year. Along with winning the overall wedding photographer title, I also won both the Classical and Creative Wedding Photographer of the Year Awards – I was gobsmacked!
  • Also in March, I was the invited  speaker to a large photographic society in London about wedding photography, very exciting!
  • In October, myself and my good friend and fellow wedding photographer Liam Crawley hosted our first Wedding Photography Workshop in Manchester. The event was a huge success and we are already planning more in the future:-)
  • Finally, literally as I type, Michelle and I are about to move out of our lovely flat in readiness of buying a house next year – so exciting!

As well as these highlights, my photographs were also featured in numerous wedding magazines such as Your Manchester Wedding and Pure Weddings and wedding blogs including Love My Dress and English Wedding.

All these things wouldn’t have been possible though were it not for all the wonderful bride and grooms who booked me to photograph their wedding so I would like to say a HUGE thank you to all my amazing bride and grooms. I always seem to be so so lucky in working with such lovely people.  This year’s weddings have all been absolute incredible and I have loved being a part of so many special days.  It’s impossible to mention all the highlights I have been lucky enough to experience this year but I will remember then all for a very long time.  I am sure that I will remain friends with many of my bride and grooms this year for a very long and that is one of the nicest aspects of my job:-)

I am already only one booking away from being fully booked for 2013, which is just amazing.  So, as well as wishing to thank all the bride and grooms I have worked with this year, I would also like to thank all those lovely couples who have booked me to photograph their wedding next year – I can’t wait!!  Again, I am lucky enough to be photographing weddings in so many stunning venues, some of which I have worked at before but others which will be new to me like a big blank canvas – including a wedding in Greece!:-)

So the only thing left is to introduce my 2012 best of slideshow….!  Putting this slideshow together made me realise a few different things. Firstly, choosing a slideshow of less than 100 images, from a total of around 17,000 which I will have delivered to my bride and grooms is an almost impossible task.  Secondly, looking back through all my weddings from this year makes me realise how incredibly lucky I am to do the job I do.  There are so many people out there who do jobs they don’t enjoy, yet here I am taking photographs of people on their happiest day of their lives. I will never get complacent in realising just what a privaledged position I am in.  I have tried to include a variety of images from different parts of the wedding day, from each of the weddings which I have photographed this year.  I hope you all enjoy it!

To all my bride and grooms and my family and friends, I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!! Thank you all again x

  • December 12, 2012 - 9:29 pm

    Julie Boyd - Wow,beautiful I’ve seen your work many times on English Wedding Blog. Well done photographs are fantastic. Best wishes to you for 2013

  • December 13, 2012 - 11:23 am

    Alex Davies - Lovely, lovely images Neil. A fantastic year’s worth of work :) x

  • December 13, 2012 - 2:22 pm

    sam clayton - Absolutely gorgeous images Neil, really enjoyed watching it :)

  • December 13, 2012 - 2:33 pm

    Toni Darcy - WOW – You are such an inspiration, the images are beautiful & timeless! You must be very proud – Congratulations Neil! x

  • December 14, 2012 - 1:37 pm

    Peter Lawson - Crikey! These are all so amazing – you’ve done such wonderful work this year. You capture such raw, beautiful emotion just as well as you get the pretty portraits. Inspiring work Neil.

    Oh, and I think I love Tom Harrington even more seeing him tear up in his wedding ceremony. He (and your other couples) could not have picked a better photographer. Roll on 2013!

  • December 14, 2012 - 5:37 pm

    Hannah - What a year! AND you saw the Stone Roses, how can 2013 top all that?! 😉 Top work Neil, the photographs are beautiful.

  • December 14, 2012 - 10:00 pm

    Kevin Mullins - Awesome mate. Well done a great year.

  • December 18, 2012 - 4:34 pm

    Liam Crawley - You know I think you’re awesome mate and you’ll only get better. High 5 to an amazing year, One Love x

  • December 21, 2012 - 2:56 pm

    Ian Wallace - I don’t need to tell you how fantastic those images are, everyone else has already said!
    But all those from just a single year? Really beautiful and emotional stuff.
    Have a great Christmas :)

  • January 5, 2013 - 6:03 pm

    Pete - Incredible year for you and some truly inspirational photos here. Amazing.

  • January 8, 2013 - 7:30 pm

    Andy Li - Amazing Neil, absolutely amazing! You’re such an inspiration :o)

  • January 17, 2013 - 5:30 pm

    Hayley Bates - What a great montage Neil; really beautiful! I need to get on to Paul so we can book you for 2014…watch this space!haha :) well done you x

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