December 28, 2015 / UK Weddings, Wedding stories
Best of 2015 - Wes Simpson Wedding Photography Highlights
Look back, but don't stare
A quick review of some of my favourite wedding photography from 2015
What a year! My personal life – well it’s fair to say it’s been without a doubt one of the toughest but one that i’ve learned a lot from. I’ve fallen in and out of love with life more times than I care to remember. I saw the void that death can bring, I felt the devastation of illness but I was lucky enough to witness the power of prayer, belief and positive thinking. Within the last week i’ve experienced the joy’s of baby news and planned engagements. I am just about to embark on a holiday of a life time and plan to take lots of personal photo’s just for fun (this is something that has eluded me for quite sometime). In my work life i’ve grown, hit personal targets and achieved dreams but I have also come to realise that it all means nothing unless you have people around you to share it with.
“Who being loved, is poor?” Oscar Wilde.
Socially, I’ve recently been discovering the powers of gratitude and i’m excited for the journey it’s taking me on. One of my favourite quotes that I came across this year was by Coach Jim Valvano.
“There are three things you need to do everyday to live a full life, if you
Laugh, think and have your emotions moved to tears
If you do that everyday, you will live a full life.
You can see Jim Valvano’s full speach HERE
Over the festive season you get the ‘work, life’ chit chat and i’m always asked ‘Why Photography”. For me, becoming a photographer stems from wanting to become somebody and as cheesy as it sounds, I want to do good, I want the world to be a better place because I was here… Photography has been with me for as long as I can remember, it’s always been a way for me to express myself but more importantly, I love the idea that we can capture a moment in time, a feeling or situation and then we have the power to go back and relive it… and I think that is very special.
“Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change things, just to feel a few things twice…”
When looking back at all the weddings i’ve photographed this year I remembered a quote by one of my favourite photographers Ansel Adams, who once said “There are always two people in every picture; the photographer and the viewer.” Adam’s a landscape photographer shot on film which contains 36 images, I found it impossible it edit down my 2015 highlights to just 36 frames so I made a little slideshow.
Here is my quick look back at some of the weddings I photographed in 2015. It is in no way ‘a best of’ but a collection of images I connected with. Enjoy and thank you for your love and support in 2015, here’s to laughing, thinking and having your emotions moved to tears in 2016.
*Wedding Venues: Some of the Wedding Venues and locations visited in this slideshow include – Broadoaks, Lake District, Holland Hall Lancashire, West Tower in Aughton Lancashire, Briars Hall Lancashire, Alexander The Great in Paphos Cyprus, Villa Antiche Mura in Sorrento Italy, Benhavis, Marbella, Spain, Poulton-le-fylde, Newcastle, Titanic Hotel Liverpool, Wrey Green, Lancashire, Skelmersdale, Hilton Manchester to name but a few of the fantastic wedding locations i’ve visited in 2015. For more info please feel free to contact me.