Goodness – my wedding photography from 2017

//Goodness – my wedding photography from 2017

Goodness. That’s really the best word to describe everything I wanted to write. It describes the past year, that’s for sure. It’s been full of goodness. Amazing weddings and wonderful, funny, generous people. It’s also what I look for and strive for in my images. Goodness. Goodness of any sort – emotion, happiness, laughter, tears, joy, absolutely bricking it, doing shots at the bar once you’ve got the first dance over with, spending some time together in the midst of the madness – all of these things and more. I love looking back at my work from the year, not least because it reminds me of all those moments I lived through and captured, those moments that mean so much to other people. But also because it reminds me of where I’m going, what I’m aiming for and of exactly what things are important and what things I need to keep pursuing in my pictures. That goodness. That joy for life, that energy and emotion and love. So, in the midst of a rather grey and chilly January, I hope this brings some warmth to you and fills you with a bit of that goodness too. Watch the video, and if you want to see more of the individual images then scroll on down afterwards.

Thanks to everyone x




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2018-01-23T11:55:52+00:0017 Comments

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.

17 Comments

  1. Steve Gerrard January 23, 2018 at 9:26 pm - Reply

    Wow! What a year mate. So much life and emotion caught in these images. Here’s to an equally brilliant 2018.

  2. James Rouse January 24, 2018 at 9:30 pm - Reply

    Holy cow – what a year dude!!! Incredible set!!!

  3. Matt Parry January 25, 2018 at 9:26 am - Reply

    lovely stuff from a lovely man! x The Iido shot and big door/little man are my favourites!

  4. Adam Riley January 28, 2018 at 8:54 am - Reply

    Goodness, what an awesome set Mr G! Love the guys with the 2 sparklers, and was that lady dancing with a bent butternut squash around her neck??? All the best for 2018 dude!

  5. Nick Labrum January 29, 2018 at 8:26 pm - Reply

    Some amazing photos on here, great work! Keep it up and keep inspiring :)

  6. craig williams January 30, 2018 at 9:42 am - Reply

    Big year!! so so good. Have the best 2018!

  7. david jenkins January 31, 2018 at 1:35 pm - Reply

    Love these Sam, so much life in your work. Have an amazing 2018!

  8. Albert Palmer February 8, 2018 at 11:06 am - Reply

    Finally sat down and watched this – so many great expressions – perfectly timed! Well done mate and have a great 2018!

  9. Robin Goodlad February 13, 2018 at 5:28 pm - Reply

    My goodness! What a breathtaking year! Hope you have an even better 2018!

  10. Aga Tomaszek February 15, 2018 at 3:03 pm - Reply

    Maja very much approves! ;) I should have filmed her reaction and post it as a comment, you’d love it.

    Great eye throughout the set, tonnes of good vibes, I love the tender shots too – a perfect mix <3

  11. Steve Brill February 20, 2018 at 11:17 am - Reply

    So many amazing images! Stunning work Sam.

  12. David Weightman February 20, 2018 at 3:39 pm - Reply

    Love the delicacy of your processing Sam, and that shot of the baby giving you the evil eyes, classic!

  13. Dom February 21, 2018 at 10:36 pm - Reply

    So great Sam, full of colour, joy and fun! Such life in your photography :-)

  14. Simon Wainwright March 14, 2018 at 12:54 pm - Reply

    Focus game is so on point, crazy sharpness on pretty much all of these shots. You definitly have enviable detail shots, some really well thought out compositions and immaculate finish. Plently of emotion, humour, layering and a way of telling the story in a not so obvious manner. Great work sir.

  15. Luke Hayden March 22, 2018 at 10:02 am - Reply

    Really love the way you see and capture weddings.

  16. suzanne fossey March 27, 2018 at 12:17 pm - Reply

    wow, amazing collection of beautifully shot, beautifully composed imagery – great inspiration!

  17. Matthew Long October 25, 2018 at 6:10 pm - Reply

    Superb Sambo. Your work is as inspiring as it was the day I first saw it.

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