El Ganso navy blue groom with groom Babb

Curating your ‘best’ work at the end of the year is never easy.  I could have put a whole post together of the slightly obscure things my eyes are drawn to when I’m shooting and there’s definitely a whole other post about the beautiful details that I’ve witnessed this year, but this one’s mostly about the people.

I always think putting together an end of year post is a good opportunity to reflect on your work, as well as setting your intention for the new year. My focus has definitely shifted a bit since I put together last year’s post and I’ve felt more sure that ever about what’s important to me and my couples; people, stories, authenticity, joy and colour.

On a personal level there have been a few big changes and events that have shaped the year.

I planned SNAP Photography Festival and it exceeded my expectations in every possible way.  Pete quit his job to concentrate on graphic design and branding for creative businesses, as well as helping to run the Babb Photo office.

Pete quitting his job has meant we have a lot more freedom to travel, and travelling more was one of my big aims for this year.   This year we’ve travelled the length of breadth of the country and it’s been really wonderful to explore parts of the UK we’d never been to before.

As always I am hugely grateful to my couples, both for inviting me to be a part of one of the most important days of their lives and for trusting me to capture it for them. The weddings both I and Alice have been lucky enough to be a part of this year have been immense and next year we’re looking forward to shooting in Tobago, Ireland and all over the UK.

And finally a disclaimer. I included WAY more images than I intended. Double in fact… that being the case you might want to look through this post with a nice cup of tea.

Thank you 2015, you’ve been immense.  Here’s my best wedding photography of the year!
Pinning buttonholes Whitstable WeddingRed bridal beauty with groom London Documentary Wedding Photography BabbEssex wedding portrait confetti Whitstable Engagement Photography BabbShoreditch Village wedding dance floorBridal fun St Chads Place WeddingBermondsey wedding portrait First dance at Wiltshire Tipi WeddingDocumentary Wedding Photographer Babb Beautiful scenic wedding photography Best creative Wedding Photographer BabbDocumentary Wedding Photography BabbBest creative Wedding Photographer BabbLake District fun at wedding Babb PhotoDocumentary Wedding Photographer BabbDoris Loves fun letters Kent weddingChainstore wedding portrait LondonEditorial Wedding Photographer BabbFun alternative wedding photography BabbJenny Packham bride with groom LondonDocumentary Wedding Photographer BabbWhitstable Engagement Photography Documentary Wedding Photographer BabbFun group wedding photo Norfolk BabbSarah Seven bride embraced by groomEngagement Photography Barbican EstateDocumentary Wedding Photography BabbDestination Wedding Photography BabbFun West Lexham Wedding Photography Documentary Wedding Photographer BabbShoreditch Wedding Photography BabbBest creative Wedding Photographer BabbFun wedding Lake Windermere Wiltshire tipi wedding portrait BabbFun Hampstead Wedding Babb PhotoCatherine Deane’s bride with groom Essex wedding party portrait Babb PhotoJohanna Johnson bridal dress Babb photoBest creative Wedding Photographer BabbAlternative Wedding Photography BabbDocumentary Wedding Photography BabbJohanna Johnson bride with groom Berkley Hotel wedding dancing LondonWedding guest fun at Essex WeddingBest creative Wedding Photographer BabbDocumentary Wedding Photography BabbFeminine twirl at Barbican Estate Lake Windermere Wedding Portrait BabbMan with Rainbow umbrella Babb PhotoHeart decoration London weddingPeople look like they are dancing sign Documentary Wedding Photographer BabbNight time lights London embankment First wedding dance Hauser & WirthAlternative Wedding Photographer BabbBridal reflection Roast Borough MarketPhase Eight bride with groom EdinburghWedding Portrait Berkley Hotel Documentary Wedding Photography BabbEmotional Charles Tyrwitt groom Fun Shoreditch wedding portrait Whitstable wedding bridal preparationsThe Lobster Shack Whitstable WeddingThat Flower Shop bridal headpiece Sarah Seven bride ecstatic Mother of the bride dancing BabbBest creative Wedding Photographer BabbDocumentary Wedding Photography BabbThe Chainstore wedding Confetti shower Documentary Wedding Photographer BabbWoodhall Manor wedding portrait Sarah Seven bride with groomEmma Beaumont bride with fatherEmma Beaumont bride gigglingShoreditch Wedding Photography BabbFazerley Studios Wedding Babb PhotoBest creative Wedding Photographer BabbCovent garden same sex wedding BabbBest creative Wedding Photographer BabbPhase Eight bride dancing with groom Doolally Tap at Norfolk WeddingBest creative Wedding Photographer BabbDocumentary Wedding Photography BabbAlternative Group Wedding Photography BabbBest creative Wedding Photographer BabbHawes & Curtis groom with groomsmen BabbBest creative Wedding Photographer BabbHauser and Wirth Somerset barHauser and Wirth wedding portrait St Botolph Without Aldgate weddingThe Cad and The Dandy groom NorfolkBest creative Wedding Photographer BabbBest creative Wedding Photographer BabbDocumentary Wedding Photography BabbOrange tree Babb PhotoDocumentary Wedding Photography BabbBest men speech Suffolk weddingCute Engagement Photography LondonDocumentary Wedding photography BabbBirmingham wedding confetti showerWedding at St Etherdreda’s LondonSusie Stone bridal with groomSarah Seven bride confetti showerBridal preparations London BabbRomantic Wedding Portrait BabbDocumentary Wedding Photography BabbRomantic Norfolk Wedding Portrait Babb

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December 19th 2015
A fab year, Laura, ace images with oodles of personality. LOVE the b/w double-buttonhole shot, wish I'd taken that. Thanks again for inviting me to speak at Snap; it was a real honour and an amazing thing you've created.
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December 20th 2015
Really inspiring stuff - what a bunch of wonderful people you've worked with this year! x
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    December 21st 2015
    Ahh they have been a great bunch. Thanks so much for stopping by, Julie. x
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December 21st 2015
Stunning, Laura! Just seeing so many gorgeous pics all laid out together really drives home what a great year you've had. Here's to 2016!
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    December 21st 2015
    Thanks so much, Kat x
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    December 22nd 2015
    Ahh thanks so much, Kat and the same to you. x
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December 22nd 2015
You and your images are totally inspiring Laura! I've followed you for a while now and I just adore how much vibrance, life and personality there is in each and every image you produce. Great work! And here's to a fantastic 2016 x
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    December 22nd 2015
    Ahh thanks so much, Sarah. Have a brilliant Christmas and New Year! x
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December 24th 2015
Just superb, fun and colourful storytelling, as always Laura. You, Pete and Alice have absolutely aced it this year! And Snap has been huge success for you, you should be so proud of doing something so awesome. I can't wait to see what you get up to in 2016! :)
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    December 28th 2015
    Thanks so much, Chris. I hope you have a brilliant 2016.
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December 24th 2015
Looks like you had a fantastic year Laura! Love your black and whites. Merry Christmas! Tx
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    December 28th 2015
    Thanks for stopping by Tim.
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December 26th 2015
Way to many beautiful images here! Keep up the gorgeous work.
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    December 28th 2015
    Thanks so much, Sarah.
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December 27th 2015
Breath taking Babbs. What a year, I can't wait to see whats next for you - you just get better and better if that's possible!!!
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    December 28th 2015
    Thanks, Jessica. I hope you have a brilliant 2016. x
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December 28th 2015
Theres both stunning moments and laugh out loud moments in here Laura. Love the cheeky ones too! Fantastic :O)
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    December 28th 2015
    Thanks so much, Andy.
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January 1st 2016
Laura, Your just absolute first class my friend, I have been a great fan of your work for a good while and hope to meet you at SNAP one day, so much life, humour, colour and personality in your work!! Top of your game buddy and I wish you the best for 2016 Damo
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    January 4th 2016
    Thanks so much, Damian x
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January 2nd 2016
Laura, What a fantastic year, I loved this collection. So much humour and colour and fun and emotions.. well done you. Excited to see what this new year brings x
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    January 4th 2016
    Thanks, Claudia. x
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January 3rd 2016
BABBtastic! Great stuff xxxxx
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January 5th 2016
Wow Laura. Every single one of those images is sublime. You have such a distinctively creative style. Love love your work!! Plus well done for such a mega year with Snap etc. All the best for 16. Xxx
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    January 10th 2016
    Thanks so much, Kathryn.
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January 8th 2016
SO many great photos, Laura! - I love them loads, you have a knack of finding amazing fun backdrops :)
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    January 10th 2016
    Thanks so much Louise.
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January 8th 2016
I really enjoyed looking at this, Laura. So colourful and joyful and all that jazz. Xx
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    January 10th 2016
    Thanks Caroline.
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January 20th 2016
Who doesn't love Babb's photos? Love it! So vibrant, energetic, cool and creative. You are my hero! You are the tits!
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    January 21st 2016
    Awww thank you so much, Emmie. x
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February 13th 2016
Awesome work Laura!
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