Favourite wedding photographs of 2012

Before we get too deep into 2013, I thought I’d post some of my favourite wedding photographs of 2012.

For me, these are the pictures that sum up weddings. Most have been chosen because they’re ‘moments’ and what I like to shoot as a documentary wedding photographer. The format for most of the weddings I shoot is pretty much the same each time. Bridal preparations are followed by a ceremony, some drinks, a few people standing in a line, some good and bad speeches, finishing with a spin around a dance floor. This tends to be the tried and tested formula for the perfect wedding. What is different though, is that each time, there’s a new bride and groom, often a new venue and a new set of guests ready to have a good time. It’s no surprise that most of my favourite photographs show emotion – mostly laughing, sometimes a few tears and for me, that’s what’s absolutely fantastic about photographing weddings.

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Oh and just to let you know (if you’re wondering where all the traditional wedding pics are), during the course of the year and at 95%* of the weddings I attend, there will be a time when I will happily photograph you with various members of your family and friends while standing in a line. Ditto pics of bouquets, cakes, dresses hanging and table decorations. It all gets photographed but artistically-shot shoes don’t really do it for me when it comes to picking favourites and that’s why they don’t feature here. Thought I’d better make that clear.

*the 5% are the ultra cool couples that really don’t want anything set up at all and give you total freedom. I like couples like this.

If you’re looking for a photographer for your wedding this year or indeed further ahead at 2014, please feel free to get in touch via the website http://www.craigprentis.co.uk/contact/

Please don’t be shy! If you have any thoughts on the pics I’ve chosen for my favourite wedding photographs of 2012, please leave a comment below and feel free to share this blog post around. Like all the posts I write, they’re there to be seen. If you’re a bride or groom that’s been photographed this year, what’s your favourite? (hmm, I feel a new blog category coming on).

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Happy 2013 to you all.

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