After an incredible 43 weddings in 2018, I’ve been privileged to witness some pretty cool weddings and meet some amazing people. From Opera singing waiters to wedding couples having a cold dip into the sea in October. So here is my mixed tape, my compilation of images that made my year awesome! Enjoy!
To start this post, I began with 139,732 photos. I then whittled it down to over 11,000, then down to just over 700, then to 170. From that point, we get a good idea at what a blooming awesome year it’s been.
For me, this year started in March, when I photographed Rebecca and Jack’s big day in Kent. With lots of trials and tribulations inbetween, the wedding season came to a close for me late November, when I headed to Notley Abbey in Buckinghamshire, to photograph Olivia and Austen’s gorgeous day!
In between I’ve laughed, I’ve cried, danced like a buffoon, seen some brilliant speeches, melted on incredibly hot days, froze in the cold ones and got rather wet in the rest. Throughout, I’ve met some of the nicest people you’re ever likely to meet and had so much fun. To put it simply, it’s been a fantastic year!
Having been all around the UK, I’ve seen everything from rural little country barns, to cityscapes. This year has been no different.
My ethos at weddings is to capture the spirit of each day, the love, the laughter and definitely some face pulling. I don’t pre-script what the wedding should look like beforehand, I turn up and see what happens in front of me. I then document that into pictures. It could go from a pretty emotional ceremony to some pretty funky dance moves. I like to give each couple the feeling of re-living each wedding as if they were still there. From the compilation tape above, I think mission accomplished.
I work with FujiFilm camera’s and not the large ‘pro’ cameras you might expect. Having been a press snapper and having used Nikon for years, I realised it was time for a change. That change started last year and this will now mean I’ve been a Fuji snapper now for 2 years. I have been using the Fujifilm X-Pro2 with a combination of lenses, that helps me get right into the heart of the wedding. I like to try and blend into the crowd and become more of a guest. This way I get so much more personality from the day, which in turn gives my images a much more natural look.
For me personally, it’s been a great year in the Hurley Household. My wife Rebecca and I, have twins Chloe & George and they were one in February! So it’s been a fun year watching them begin to walk, talk and become little people. We took them to an airshow in the summer, and from there, George has wanted nothing more than model Spitfires. Chloe, on the other hand, loves watching my wife clean up. So weirdly enough, a dustpan and brush were one of her favorite presents.
I decided early on not to photograph any weddings in December of this year, so as to spend some quality Christmas time with them, and it’s been amazing! To see their little faces throughout this festive period, it’s now going to be a Hurley tradition. There’s no way I can miss that!
Next year (2019) sold out in September which is pretty cool. So if you’re looking for a wedding photographer in 2020, drop me an email.
A couple of nice things people have said this year:
“If you’re looking for a relaxed photographer who will just blend into the background on your day and really capture ‘those’ moments then Ross is your guy. All our guests have commented on how great the photos are and how natural all the photos are which was exactly what we wanted. Would highly recommend!” – Laura and Alex
“Ross is a brilliant photographer. He encouraged us to go out in the pouring rain to get some shots and they are my absolute favourite ones of the day! We wanted natural photos, not too posey but still polished and he’s a pro at this! Thank you Ross” – Faye and John
“Thank you so so much for the wonderful photos. You really captured the essence of the day! Thank you for just being totally fab throughout the whole experience; from the enquiry to the final usb and prints! We loved having you there on our wedding day!” – Emma and Gee
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