A little late to review 2016, however, as a photographic artist it’s a valuable process and after the pain of filing my tax return, I really enjoyed doing it! As a London wedding photographer, my year began on a cold day in January at one of my favourite London venues the Asylum in Peckham. Then I pretty much spent all my wedding days in the big city of London (other than a couple of jaunts up to the North and a trip to Santorini) shooting my last wedding of the year on a dark rainy day in December with the Wedding Arrangers at Shoreditch Studios.
As always a massive thanks to all my couples for appreciating my unique style and choosing to work with me. And to Katie Palmer & Alissa Khan-Wheelan for helping me out with the big weddings.
2016 was my busiest year to date not only with weddings but with commercial and personal projects. Personally I released my Lithuania Project which was exhibited as part of Peckham 24/Photo London and the Brighton Photo Fringe. This work was also awarded the Rangefinder Magazine 2016 Annual Prize in the portrait series category and was shortlisted for the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize (the final 148 photos!). I also travelled to Iceland with Katie Palmer for a portrait project to be launched next month and embarked on further long term portrait series…see HeatherShuker
The highlight of the whole year, in fact my whole career was being named as one of the 30 Rangefinder Magazine Rising Stars. As a wedding photographer this is the Holy Grail and I am honoured to be part of the list for 2016.
So, here’s to 2017 which has got off to a flying start. And as much as do I love London, I would love to travel a little further afield this year & 2018 – so please take me with you to weddings in countries afar !