Throw in 47 weddings across five countries and a couple of continents, a trip of a lifetime through the American West, some first rate live music and the ever reliable company of some great friends, family and dogs. What have you got? 2014, one hell of a year.
The highlights are almost too many to mention, but here are a few. Neal’s best friend Alan’s marriage to Carly in the astonishing Zion National Park in Utah (Neal was on best man duty so got the day off from behind the camera, mostly). Kristi’s parent’s first visit to Ireland – culture shock and hilarity galore. Driving through the Mojave Desert at dusk. Neal getting to photograph Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy and John Grant, two of his musical heroes. And so on and so on.
But, it’s not been a year without sadness either. We couldn’t write this without mentioning the passing of our dear old friend and business mascot, Jack the boxer. The last ever photo of Jack is here of course.
Compiling these yearly posts of our favourite photos, we’re always conscious to not be too wedding-centric and to include plenty of our personal work. For this stuff we mostly shoot film, and there’s so much great stuff this year that we’ve decided to keep this post digital only. Keep your eyes peeled over the next few days for the film highlights of 2014, it’s going to be good!
So, there’s nothing left to say but thank you. Thank you to all the couples who chose to go Campbell this year. Thank you to Jack for the memories. Thank you to Thatch for all the barking. Many thanks to Kieran from Open House Festival for all the gig photography opportunities. Thanks to our fellow photographers for the endless craic and support. And thank you to all the others who deserve to be thanked. You know who you are.
Kristi & Neal