Looking back at wedding photography in 2017, it has been quite an eclectic year. I have photographed Jewish weddings including one in the Queens Hotel, Leeds and a Jewish wedding in Hampshire, a Hindu wedding at Ripley Castle, North Yorkshire, a Nigerian wedding at Leeds Cathedral, a wedding in a brewery and a wedding in Harrogate at which the Harrogate Brass Band played at the wedding ceremony. It has also been a year of LGBT weddings including a Japanese themed wedding.
I have been awarded one of the best photographers in Leeds 2017 (second year running).
The style for 2017 has been less formal than previous years with the emphasis on candid photography. However, there has still been the request for traditional bride and groom and family photographs but this has usually been kept to a minimum. The landscape of professional photography has changed, where less people seem to want professional wedding photographers and opt for amateur photographers.
However, a recent poll has shown that when couples do not use professional wedding photographers and have opted for amateurs, they have been disappointed with the results and wished they had made the investment in an experienced, qualified wedding photographer.
I am looking forward to 2018 when I have an even more eclectic mix of weddings including weddings at railway stations in North Yorkshire(!) and donkey sanctuaries(!).