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2016 you crazy animal!

Yorkshire Wedding Photographer

2016 you crazy animal!

 

2016 you have been incredible.

 

Despite losing some of my favourite cultural heroes, this past year has brought me beautiful clients, amazing friends and more than enough shenanigans.

 

I’ve shot in some amazing venues (including the first wedding at the Normans in York), tripped the light fantastic in the iconic Claridges, flew to Nice and the South of France to film with some of my best friends in the world, and made some new friends along the way.

 

I have boogied the night away at over 30 weddings, shot portraits in the pouring rain, and hugged more bridesmaids than I care to remember. I’ve had the best of times.

 

This year also saw me venture into that new fangled film thing thanks to my buddies the New York Brass Band, who invited me along to Glastonbury and insisted I did more than just drink cider. Since then I’ve filmed a handful of weddings and I’ll be taking on another handful this year alongside my normal photography work.

 

Thank you to all of my amazing clients who allowed me into their lives for one crazy day, and then couldn’t get rid of me again. Thank you for having the courage and faith to let me do my thing in my own inimitable way. Thank you to their families for making me feel so welcome at every single wedding, and thank you to every single one of those shouty bridesmaids and groomsmen who helped me organise group shots – you were all bloody terrific.  A massive shout out to all those giant idiots who provide me with support along the way – you know who you are and I couldn’t do any of this without you.

 

I consider myself to be especially lucky that I get to do this as my job. There is simply no better occupation in the world. I cannot wait to see what madness 2017 brings. I hope it’s just as fun packed, crazy, gorgeous and downright unforgettable as last year.

 

This is a selection of some of my favourite moments from 2016 with the highlights reel at the top of the post.

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camp katur wedding photographer yorkshire west mill wedding alternative photographer west mill documentary wedding photographer bride at west mill wedding photographer rustic tipi wedding yorkshire photographer groom portrait rise hall wedding photographer bridesmaids in pale pink leeds wedding photographer bridesmaids yorkshire wedding photographer 1920s wedding at east riddlesden hall yorkshire photographer rustic wedding photographer yorkshire london engagement shoot tipi wedding leeds groom at town hall hotel bethnal green modern wedding photographer bride with bridesmaids at middleton lodge documentary wedding photographer town hall bethnal green wedding photographer leeds city wedding photographer cool groomsmen yorkshire wedding photographer blue bridal shoes yorkshire wedding photographer middleton lodge wedding photographer boho bridesmaids in flower crowns adel church wedding photographer bride with veil ripley castle wedding photographer kiss rustic wedding photography yorkshire lace gown alternative wedding photographer yorkshire family photographer yorkshire dales leeds cathedral wedding photographer bride in pale pink gown lineham farm wedding photographer south farm wedding photographer groomsmen at lineham farm leeds wedding photographer bride with pug lineham farm wedding photographer adel church wedding photographer humber bridge engagement shoot rise hall alternative wedding photographer town hall bethnal green wedding photographer rise hall church wedding photographer flower girl at rise hall alternative wedding photographer groom crying during speeches at taitlands yorkshire wedding photographer bride with lace gown east riddlesden hall wedding photographer yorkshrie documentary wedding photographer yorkshire documentary wedding photographer east riddlesden hall wedding photographer leeds engagement shoot bridal prep creative modern wedding photographer yorkshire city wedding at iberica yorkshire photographer city wedding at iberica yorkshire photographer bride in beaded vintage packham gown leeds wedding photographer lineham farm

bride and shoes middleton lodge wedding photographer leeds engagement shoot speeches at east riddlesden hall alternative wedding photographer east riddlesden hall barn wedding photographer leeds engagement shoot leeds documentary wedding photographer bride with veil at bethnal green town hall hotel alternative wedding photogrpaher piglets at south farm wedding alternative photographer documentary photography south farm sparklers at town hall bethnal green wedding photographer

  • Jordanna Marston - Beautiful Shelly – really breathtakingly beautiful. You are rad xReplyCancel

  • Ian - The moments, the art, the humour, the coolness, the tears, the light. Awesome stuff dude.
    Here’s to 2017!ReplyCancel

  • Rob - The girl with the pigs!!!!!!!! So so good Shelly!!!! Amazing stuff!ReplyCancel

  • Matt Parry - Yo……You nailed it Jazz Cat x So much of you in your work and quite simply the queen of the bridal portrait. Dark and Stormy……LOVE IT xReplyCancel

  • Sally Reid - Always Inspiring, you have a wonderful vision and are the queen of shooting the shiny… xReplyCancel

  • Simon Biffen - Outstandingly beautiful and truly captivating work Shelly.ReplyCancel

  • Igor Demba - So much mood, joy and character in your work Shelly, what a year. 2017, get ready!ReplyCancel

  • Tom Weller - I really do love your work Shelly – such a beautiful feel to your images. xReplyCancel

  • John Hope - Bloody awesome Shellstar! Wonderfully unique and effortlessly stylish. Keep working that light like a bad ass!!!ReplyCancel

  • David Jenkins - Beautiful Shelly, love your approach. Have a brilliant 2017!!ReplyCancel

  • reportaż ślubny warszawa - Incredible! Absolutely stunning.ReplyCancel

  • Harry Richards Photography - Really enjoyed this blog, Shelly. What a wonderful collection of fun and beautiful pictures 🙂ReplyCancel

    • toastofleeds - Cheers Harry

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