I have been a wedding photographer for 8 years now. I have learned so much along the way and evolved as a photographer and a human being! I have had quite a few evolutions of my logo and the colours I use to represent my brand but have never really thought about who I was as a photographer or who I wanted to put out there to my clients and audience.

That was until…lockdown! Lockdown stopped all weddings and businesses with the industry.  I had to step away and look after my family, as everyone did. Home schooling, support my teacher husband, just get through it.

We’re so proud to be sharing this post for our friends and English Wedding members today. Devon wedding photographers Younger Photography have won quite a list of awards for their stunning wedding photography, and we’re excited to have a selection of their winning images to share with you!

South West fine art photographer of the year

WINNER OF TEN REGIONAL BRITISH INSTITUTE OF PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS IN 2021
WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2021
SW REPORTAGE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
SW FINE ART WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
SW CLASSICAL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
SW PHOTOJOURNALISM PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
SW WEDDING ALBUM OF THE YEAR
SW WEDDING SHOOT PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
SW FASHION PHOTOGRAOHER OF THE YEAR
SW DRONE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
SW COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

Header image by Katherine and her Camera

This post goes out to to all of you fabulous wedding photographers who are yet to get published on a top wedding blog. It’s scary stepping out of your comfort zone and reaching out to editors and bloggers. Who knows how many submissions they get?! What if you’re rejected… I mean, even if it’s just because they’re super busy, it’ll hurt to hear a ‘no’…. oh, but what if you get a YES when they see your work? Wouldn’t that be amazing?!

What’s really important is capturing moments that our couples will love forever. Awards are just a nice bonus.

With every single wedding featured, our lovely couples fill out an interview to tell us about their day, their suppliers, their wedding photographer. It struck me that I’d love to know more about the folks behind the lens!

Balance is hugely important to me. I feel a responsibility as a wedding blogger – there has to be reality on here. As much as I love a styled photoshoot, and I do enjoy the fine art style of wedding blogs, it’s the reality of a wedding that thrills me. There’s the beautiful bride, the gorgeous details and all the elegant styling of course. But on the day, there’s the excitement. There’s that pure excitement and overwhelm and the buzz and nervousness of a wedding day. I’m sure you’ve heard other couples say it all goes by in a blur – I know I have. It’s a whirlwind of people, of faces and hugs and having the best day ever with everyone you love all at once.

 

Modern blue styling ideas with calligraphy for an alternative beach wedding (18)

Image credit: Oobaloos Photography

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