Best wedding photos of 2019

Best Wedding Photography of 2019

(By me at least!)

So it’s been a decade now since I moved to Bristol and decided that I’m just enjoying photographing weddings too much and I’d love to try and do this full time. Since then it’s been a whirlwind of experiences and every year has been better than the last, I don’t know how it does it.

This year for the first time I gained international recognition in the form of being chosen for Junebug‘s ‘best of the best 2019‘. And was recognised as one of the top three photographers in The South West with a ‘Highly commended’ award from The Wedding Industry Awards. These are humbling events when you pour your heart and sole into the job you love. It’s it’s an honour to be placed among the people I’ve looked up to for so long.

At the heart of this however is the most important thing of all: creating beautiful, meaningful and lasting memories for people on their wedding day. It’s the number one thing I’ve learned and whilst it’s great to aim for the best aesthetically, sometimes it’s just about making sure you have the photographs that will bring a tear to the eye in 30 years time.

Thank you!

I have to thank the couples (all 271 of them!) who created the memories for me to capture, and more than ever I’m enjoying the getting to know people to that help make that happen. Whether it’s with the bride, the groom, their family or their friends. You never know how you might click with someone and what you might capture as a result. This is probably the best part of the job and after hundreds of weddings if I well up during the ceremony then I know I’m still doing something right!

The future!

So 2020 will bring my 300th wedding and I’m as excited and inspired as ever.

2020 couples I’ll see you soon!

For now I hope you enjoy my best photos from 2019, one from each wedding plus a few more!


I forgot to thank the suppliers! Many peoples hard work goes into creating the perfect day and among others I’d like to shout out Alice at Euridge Manor, Emma from Grittleton House and all of the fabulous staff at Coombe Lodge and Priston Mill.

Finally if you’re looking for a wedding photographer in Bristol, Bath or beyond get in touch and tell me about your day!

By | 2020-03-25T17:19:54+00:00 January 1st, 2020|Blog Post, Uncategorized|18 Comments

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  1. Soven Amatya January 1, 2020 at 2:58 pm - Reply

    What an amazing year – beautiful photos of moments, fun and love! Stunning!

  2. Pure Photo N.I January 1, 2020 at 4:42 pm - Reply

    Beautiful work Joab, best wishes for 2020.

  3. Lucy Turnbull January 1, 2020 at 6:38 pm - Reply

    I’m in LOVE with your tones.
    Looks like you’ve had an epic 2019.
    Hope 2020 is equally good for you ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Joab Smith January 2, 2020 at 4:03 pm - Reply

      Thanks Lucy! Always liked your style too! Have a great 2020.

  4. tanli January 1, 2020 at 10:53 pm - Reply

    wow..your work is on another level! that first group shot is epic!

  5. Michael Maurer January 2, 2020 at 11:54 am - Reply

    You’ve done it again! Love the vibrancy in your work.

  6. Ashley Davenport January 2, 2020 at 12:27 pm - Reply

    Very beautiful frames in there dude !!! A cracking year! Awesome job!

    • Joab Smith January 2, 2020 at 4:04 pm - Reply

      ๐Ÿ˜‰ Cheers bud appreciate it.

  7. richard skins January 2, 2020 at 12:56 pm - Reply

    Stunning work Joab! hope 2020 is another good for you ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Marek January 13, 2020 at 4:20 pm - Reply

    Absolutely gorgeous set. Love the smooth edits, colours and how creative you are with light. But the jumping bride and bridesmaids shot must be my favourite!

  9. Martin Dabek January 13, 2020 at 8:45 pm - Reply

    What a fab year Joab. Lots of stunning images here!

  10. Dan Ward January 15, 2020 at 9:27 am - Reply

    Mate you have absolute smashed it this past year!!! Unbelievable frames and some seriously awesome light and moments! Killing it completely!

    Was good to chat with you briefly at Ninedots!!

    • Joab Smith February 2, 2020 at 9:21 am - Reply

      Hey Dan, thanks so much, yea you too! Hopefully see you next year!

  11. Aden Priest January 16, 2020 at 3:44 pm - Reply

    Some incredible shots there! I absolutely love your use of colour – inspiring ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Joab Smith February 2, 2020 at 9:21 am - Reply

      ๐Ÿ™‚ Cheers bud!

  12. Mark Leonard January 21, 2020 at 4:56 pm - Reply

    Top bombing! You’re rapidly becoming the go to ‘champers man’!

    • Joab Smith February 2, 2020 at 9:20 am - Reply

      Haha I’ll take it! thanks man

  13. Paul Keppel February 2, 2020 at 1:25 am - Reply

    such a rad set of images, love the way you use light. have an awesome 2020

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