What a massive, busy year filled with awesome couples and a huge variety of weddingsI’m truly blessed to be involved in every wedding I am. I was able to shoot my first wedding overseas (in Okinawa, Japan) – I hope it’s not my last – I shot my first wedding photos on the beach and continued to shoot weddings all around Adelaide, the Clare Valley and McLaren Vale. My photography style is becoming more recognisable and the party booth has been going really well: I’m excited for what 2013 will bring. I’m already looking forward to a whole heap of exciting couples and new locations.
Thank you first to Aki – my partner in life and in business. You look after the kids when I’m gone from early morning til after midnight, you stay up late and spend hours of time and heaps of effort making the slideshows and you’re always coming up with new ideas. Most importantly for JCP though, you’re a rock – you’re great support when I have doubts, you never say no and you believe in us. Thanks also for sitting next to me now and keeping me company.
Thank you to my photographer assistants and second shooters – Brian, Ahmed of Shareef Photography, Allen of Nextposure, Jono of Jonathan VDK, Nicole Cordeiro and Kohei. It’s always a pleasure to have you along and you all put in massive efforts and put our customers first, I feel really lucky to have met you all.
Thank you to my family and friends who encourage and support us.
Thank you to our couples. You trust me to capture your day. You let me into your inner circle. And sometimes you make me cry. But you always enrich my life by letting me witness your commitment to each other. You also pay us, we appreciate that too! 😀
And lastly thank you to anyone I’ve ever met or haven’t met who has recommended our services to a friend. The vast majority of traffic to our site comes through searches for “Joel C Photography”. Even when I was ranked 3rd on google for “Adelaide Wedding Photographer”, more than 95% of people came from referrals.
And a few of my favourite images from 2012:
My favourite portrait of a groom, the lovely Shaz:
Favourite portrait of a bride (this one was hard to pick), but I went with a simple and unphotoshopped portrait of Claire:
Favourite silhouette (I do lots of silhouettes) – this one the sky isn’t particularly interesting and the buildings don’t add much, but Kana & Ryu had the most interesting shaped forms to me. Later at the reception they revealed their hair styles – both had a heart shape:
Next up is my favourite cliche shot – I chose these as the lighting went in a direction I haven’t taken it before and I like the effect 😀
My favourite emotional image – Jess’ parents just after her Dad walked her down the church aisle:
My favourite fun shot – Wendy at Old Government House, Belair National Park:
Favourite venue photo – Katie & Stephen’s K1 Winery wedding:
And finally, my favourite first dance shot – this one was hard to choose but Tracy is just so happy in this one it’s my favourite:
Thank you all once again. Merry Christmas and happy new year!