Best of 2017

Another year gone by faster than you can say ‘Large Chicken Legend with Spicy Mayo Meal and Coke, please’ – literally just flown by!

It’s always a labour of love to sit down and compile my favourite shots of the year, and 2017 has been no different – it takes a looooooooooong time to look through all the images I’ve taken, but it’s also really fun and rewarding; seeing things I totally forgotten I’d seen, remembering moments that make me smile…the whole process really takes me back to each and every wedding – which is a joy unto itself.

I know, if you look at a lot of ‘best of’ posts, that you’ll be used to reading how thankful the photographer is to each couple for allowing them in on such a special day; and I’m no different – it really is an honour to be surrounded by so much love and joy virtually every weekend, to be trusted to capture one of the most important days in people’s lives, and I still pinch myself that I can do this for a living.

I’ve been honoured this year to be named in various lists, such as ‘Top 5 Wedding Photojournalists in the UK’, ‘Top 9 Wedding Photographers in the UK’ by Brides Magazine, and ‘Top 10 Wedding Photographers in the UK’ by WPS – honestly, all so surreal to be mentioned on these things, it really is.

2017 has also seen me launch This is Reportage, a worldwide directory and awards website exclusively focusing (excuse the camera pun!) on the documentary aspect of our work. A long time in the making (web design originally began in 2016), it’s been incredibly exciting to get it out there at last, and within the first three weeks of launch over 160 photographers have signed up, from all over the world, including the UK, USA, Australia, Poland, Portugal, Ireland and Germany. (If you’re a photographer, you can apply to become a member over here – the deadline for our first Reportage Awards and Reportage Story Awards isn’t until the last week of January 2018).

It’s also been a busy year for me training-wise, as I’ve taken my Law School wedding photography workshop to Manchester, London, Cornwall and Leeds – as well as giving a talk to Truro college photography students, and one for my daughter’s reception class – a room full of 5 year olds; I won’t tell you which of all those I was more nervous about! If you’re interested in upcoming workshops, you can go on the mailing list for priority access over here.

I’m lucky to be almost fully booked for 2018 already, with weddings in Montenegro, England, Wales, Scotland and France all coming up; it’s best to get in touch as soon as you can if you’re considering having me as your photographer.

Anyway, enough of me talking/typing; here’s 100 of some of my favourite captures from 2017:

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…and I think being able to end a ‘Best Of’ post with an image of a dog oh-so-very-nearly leaving a little ‘wedding present’ on the wedding dress has really made my year!


  1. So it’s New Years Day and what a great way to get start the year started by being inspired by all this art and thats exactly what it is – Absolute pure class from start to finish my friend!!

    Your ‘da’ man!!

    Have a cracking 2018


  2. Sam Docker says:

    Always loom forward to checking out your best of posts mate, and this is no exception!! Just so many great frames, I love the humour and personality that shines through in your work, amazing!! The guy slumped in the chair, the shots at the bar, the raindrops on the camper, not to mention all the tears and hugs!!

  3. Kristian says:

    Duuuude what a year!!! Such a good set dude – had all the feels, and particularly loved the snooker man, b+w veil, and the raindrop one amongst many others. May 2018 be just as fruitful, and may 5 nights in Vegas help with that..! 😀

  4. Aga Tomaszek says:

    Ladies and gents now THIS is REPORTAGE! <3 Late to the party (I've not looked at any round up until mine was out of the way or else I'd never manage to get it done!) but it's never too late to say I love the raw character of your frames, the perfectly executed composition and the moment driven approach. All whilst staying true to your style, I can recognise your image by a mile. Also, how awesome to have been hanging out with you lately and I hope to see more of your face even just to drag you away from Macs and Nandos! <3 xxx

  5. Matthew Long says:

    What a year. Obviously, great photos mate, but the way you’ve established This Is Reportage as a leading place for documentary wedding photography excellence is a master stroke. Top stuff mate.

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