Happy New Year 2024
And so it’s Goodbye 2023… and Hello 2024. Happy New Year!
Last year was a tough one personally but a great one for the business. We came into the year in a state of recent bereavement and the shock news of having to move house. Camberwell had been our home through ten years, since our own wedding, and social life and my photography business itself were firmly rooted in Southwark.
But in April we did move to the BR postcode, and that move has proved to be happier and happier as the year has gone on. To my own surprise, this website has been an effective tool into becoming a Bromley wedding photographer, and I have started picking up local photography business almost as quickly as I did in Southwark.
2023 was a great year for weddings – in Southwark, here in Bromley and around the country. Many congratulations to all the couples who started the year single and have ended it married – thank you to so many who chose me as their wedding photographer.
I won’t pick a favourite wedding from the year – I have loved them all. But I will pick an innovation in terms of my arsenal and capabilities though – 2023 saw the purchase of the 200mm f2 lens, which has made a huge difference to my wedding offering. Particularly the Coventry and Wallington weddings saw this lens really adding something. A new “wedding photographer’s tools” article has to be on its way!
For the fourth time in six years, we went to Croatia last summer. Another wonderful holiday – this time Vis and Brac to add to the regular hangouts on Lopud and in Dubrovnik. We spent time with my daughter and family on Lopud, and it all ended with a wonderful meal at Kasar in Zaton!
Images all taken with my “holiday cameras” – two Micro Four Thirds bodies
November saw us celebrate our own tenth wedding anniversary with a nostalgic trip to Berlin – where Sarah was when we first met – and we even saw some places where we had never been before, including the Olympic stadium of Jesse Owens fame.
(Image created with the Lumix G9 MFT camera and 7-14mm lens)
Mid-December brought a chance to meet with Martin and Christa, friends from Germany. Martin and I were at primary school together and his Dad was the first person outside of my own family to show me the joy of photography – and he had better cameras than any of my relatives! Martin and I don’t meet often, but we grab the chances when they come and we must try to make more.
(Image created with the Lumix FZ1000 camera.)
New Year’s Eve saw us at my sister, Naomi’s place. A year since our sister Liz passed away, after dad’s death and that of his sister Helen, we met up and played the old games. It was especially good to be with my mum and to play a family favourite – Town and County – with her and with my daughter and granddaughters. This shot shows four generations – each of us the oldest in our generation – seeing the New Year in.