Thank you!

In 2020 I will photograph my last wedding. I truly love wedding photography and I think I am good at taking photos, but there are a few factors that influenced my decision to stop photographing weddings.

When I started my business I was determined to be the best. Pure passion allowed me to run a successful photography business so the decision to step away from this is truly one of the most difficult decisions I have ever made. Being a wedding photographer has been one of the greatest joys of my life. I’ve witnessed lots of beautiful moments and I’ve felt grateful being able to capture them for couples. It’s clear to me what I’m giving up – a great income (people always get married and nearly always have planned to pay a significant amount for their wedding day), a predictable cash-flow (pre-wedding commitment really does help with planning when you’ll be getting money in) & happy people in pretty places (if it weren’t for the weddings I’ve photographed, probably I would never have visited some of the places I’ve photographed at).

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After about seven years in the wedding industry, one of the biggest photography conferences in Europe, Way up North where I was a speaker, left me feeling like my entire world changed. First of all, after my speech and hundred of messages regarding it I realised there are photography communities that need support and education. Secondly, I want to push to try something new, to see what happens. Something is driving me to explore new territory, to leave the safety of the income and the comfort zone, to stretch myself into areas unknown. I evolve again.

That’s being said, my photography adventure is not over, I will continue to specialise in documenting family life moments, because I get enormous joy and fulfilment taking pictures for people. I will continue educating fellow photographers, because seeing them becoming successful is amazing feeling. And of course I will continue evolving Not as Usual community and services for photographers to help their marketing and business.

From the most sincerest part of myself, I thank each and every bridal couple who I’ve met. You made my time as a wedding photographer exciting, fun and adventurous. And particularly Steph and Sam – you will be like the cherry on the top of my wedding photography career. Love to you all and cheers to new adventures.

Tom x
08.12.2019

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