2016 – A Year of Wedding Photography
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2016 – A Year of Wedding Photography

2016 – A Year of Wedding Photography

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It’s that time again, time to take stock of the year just gone and put together the annual post of my best wedding photography of 2016. That sounds a little grandiose though, so let’s just call this a collection of my favourite photographs from this past year. I narrowed it down to 100 images. Then I remembered one that I absolutely loved which I had to include (the 9th image in this post, I just love her). So in it came, but I couldn’t decide which image to lose. So here they are, my 101 favourites images from 2016.

I’ve been lucky to have travelled far and wide in 2016, meeting some amazing people along the way. As with every year, it’s been a real melting pot in terms of locations and venues for weddings: from the seaside venue just 10 minutes from my house (my first East Quay wedding!) to favourite London venues Trinity Buoy Wharf and 6 St Chad’s Place.  From the elegant top floor of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society in Edinburgh to a tiny white church – with a winery in its back garden – in a remote Polish village. At the heart of each wedding was a brilliant couple entrusting me to document one of the most important days of their lives, surrounded by the people that mean the most to them.

In October we drove to Barcelona (I say we, Steve drove and I mostly slept) to meet up with friends and fellow photographers, The 8 Street, in what has become an annual end of wedding season street photography trip. Long days roaming the streets taking photos, and late nights sampling the city’s many tapas bars and drinking establishments. This year’s trip is to Rome and I cannot wait.

It’s been a great year for recognition from the industry, with 5 awards from the Wedding Photojournalist Association, 7 awards from the Artistic Guild of Wedding Photojournalists, a Masters of Wedding Photography award, a Weddisson award, and winning best wedding photographer in London and the south east in the regional finals of The Wedding Industry Awards. The cherry on top of this already incredible cake was receiving the biggest accolade out there; in January this year I was awarded the title of the UK’s best wedding photographer in The Wedding Industry Awards national finals. I’m still reeling from it!

So with my first wedding of 2017 already done, this year is shaping up to be pretty special and I’m looking forward to all the adventures that lie ahead. I know it will go by so fast and I’ll soon be sitting here writing my best of 2017 post. Until then, here’s a look back at my favourite photos from 2016, the majority of them completely unscripted documentary moments, but I’ve included 7 of my favourite portraits in here too.

L x

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  • Rob Dodsworth
    Posted at 22:33h, 22 February Reply

    So much goodness. Just love your eye for a moment – right place, right time. Killer final shot – that guy is busted!

  • Julie
    Posted at 11:16h, 24 February Reply

    So wonderful viewing these! All are exciting and have a visual pop to them. Congrats for having a monster 2016 and I’m looking forward to seeing more of your magic in 2017. xxx

  • Adam Riley
    Posted at 11:59h, 24 February Reply

    What a year, and what a set of images Lynds!

    You manage to get complex multi storied images (like the group one with you in the mirror, and the signing of the register with the brides tears being wiped). But also capture beautiful simple frames, and perfectly spotted moments. Fav’s being “pan heads’ and the girl lay on the floor during the ring exchange. Love how you ended on cheeky shot!

    A perfect year!

  • Neil Dawson
    Posted at 21:43h, 24 February Reply

    Always my favourite post of the year. The perfect antidote to an odd world is good old fashioned love. As ever it’s the love between family and friends that enchants as much as the more obvious bride and groom love. Magical Lyndsey x

  • Kristian Leven
    Posted at 16:25h, 25 February Reply

    Been through this a couple times now – bloody brilliant work dude!!! Love the way you see things – quite Martin Parr-esque 🙂

  • Karen Hatch
    Posted at 16:24h, 27 February Reply

    Absolutely love these Lyndsey! I especially love your eye for a cheeky child. There are some wonderful captured moments here and I love the true documentary feel of them. Good luck for the year ahead, I’m sure any client seeing these images will book you immediately! x

  • Dan Bold
    Posted at 06:38h, 08 March Reply

    A really wonderful collection Lyndsey! Feel free to be very proud x

  • Matt Tyler
    Posted at 14:06h, 22 March Reply

    SOOOOO GOOD!!! It’s a testament to the photos that I wasn’t remotely bored looking through this lot! I love every frame. Been through it numerous times now 🙂

  • Che Birch-Hayes
    Posted at 10:22h, 22 April Reply

    After seeing you get the wedding industry award and viewing the year roundup I can totally see why, such a stunning set of images

  • Matthew Long
    Posted at 12:20h, 09 May Reply

    Really really great work Lyndsey. You’ve not just seen and captured the moments but added so many layers which add to the story. Masterful documentary work and fully deserving of the title best wedding photographer in the UK right now.

  • Blue Lily Weddings
    Posted at 22:06h, 05 July Reply

    Love every single image, what a feast for eyes!

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