my 2015

//my 2015

So. Here we are. The Christmas wrapping paper is being recycled, the decorations are put away and, for today at least, the sun has been shining outside at the start of a brand new year.

Over the Christmas break I have been going through the thousands of pictures I took during 2015. 41,358 to be exact. And I’ve picked out some images for you. Images I saw which made me remember and made me smile. Which made me think of people going wild on a dancefloor, having a hug with someone they’ve not seen in aaaages, having a quiet moment of just taking it all in while all around them is chaos and hairpsray and laughter and nerves. Images of two people who have decided to say ‘I do’ in front of all their loved ones. Images of people in shock at something they really didn’t think would be mentioned in a speech. Image upon image of kisses and hand-holding and those looks. Those looks between two people that simply say ‘we’ve done it!’

And I’ve absolutely loved taking them all. Each and every one.

To be able to finish your ‘job’ at the end of a day and feel elated and happy and as though you’ve just witnessed something extra special is a total and utter privilege. I’m so excited about what this year is going to bring. But before we leap into 2016, here’s my retrospective of the last 12 months. Thanks to all the couples who chose to work with me, and especially for your kind words afterwards. Enjoy!

P.S – there’s a lot of pictures. I haven’t had as much time to blog this year so I wanted to show you a lot of what I’ve been up to. But I also partly blame my couples. They gave me so much to photograph x

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About the Author:

Sam is a creative documentary wedding photographer based in Bristol and working throughout Somerset, the UK and abroad. His background is in documentary film making and he has years of experience of photographing weddings in a discreet and unobtrusive way.

18 Comments

  1. Sam Docker January 8, 2016 at 7:14 pm - Reply

    TOTALLY. BLOODY. AWESOME!!!

  2. Helen Lisk January 8, 2016 at 7:14 pm - Reply

    Wonderful work Sam! I’ve missed your blogs this year, so fantastic to catch up with such a great round up. Amazing variety of images, all brilliant! What a great year :) x

    • Sam Gibson January 8, 2016 at 7:54 pm - Reply

      Aw thanks lovely, one of my new year’s resolutions is to try and blog a *little* more often. We’ll see xx

  3. Pen January 8, 2016 at 7:15 pm - Reply

    I love your work Sam! So many awesome moments here – from the heartfelt to the fun! The image of the family dressed as bears stopped me in my tracks. Love it. Love it all. Happy 2016!

    • Sam Gibson January 8, 2016 at 7:53 pm - Reply

      Thank you Penny!! Big hugs to you and Cam x

  4. Jon S6 January 8, 2016 at 10:44 pm - Reply

    Beauties. Need a giraffe hat now

  5. Kelly January 9, 2016 at 1:06 am - Reply

    Aww Sambo what a fantastic blog post. 2015 was awesome for you dude! Please blog more this year. Your images are always such a joy to look through.

  6. Jo Hastings January 9, 2016 at 9:47 am - Reply

    Loved looking through these, really love your work.

  7. John Hope January 9, 2016 at 2:00 pm - Reply

    Bloody outstanding my friend. Another vintage year for SGP! You’re going to smash 2016…

  8. Jordanna Marston January 9, 2016 at 2:52 pm - Reply

    Lovely stuff Sam – without sounding too much like a complete pillock – the way you shoot and process your work is so delicate and dreamy. My faves are the sweet bra man/ your mega loads of confetti shots and your super close super wide portraits. Beautiful.

  9. Tom Weller January 10, 2016 at 10:27 pm - Reply

    Brilliant work Sam – you can tell that 2015 was a great year for you! So much joy and fun in these photos.

  10. Matt Parry January 11, 2016 at 7:25 pm - Reply

    Awesome year my friend! So many great captured emotions and moments! The sad dog watching over the dress is my favourite!

  11. Mark Sheffield January 25, 2016 at 3:29 pm - Reply

    Fab work. Really love the silhouette shot of them against the fern tree.

  12. Anna March 10, 2016 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    Brilliant. There’s so much joy in these. Absolutely beautiful, what an ace year.

  13. Adams March 17, 2016 at 10:06 am - Reply

    Beautiful work Sam – all the best in 2016 :)!

  14. Wedding Photographer in Toronto April 8, 2016 at 7:46 pm - Reply

    You captured lots of wonderful moments!! Thanks for sharing these! :)

  15. Monika April 12, 2016 at 10:09 am - Reply

    Really beautiful and inspiring photographs.Great work!

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