Well another year has almost dribbled itself into the history books. It has become normal for companies, social media bores and excitable celebrities to write some drivel about looking back on the year that has just been. Personally I blame the Queen. If it wasn’t for the Queen interrupting my indigestion every Christmas afternoon I wouldn’t have given much thought to sitting to write about what a year I’ve had in 2017.
As I sat down to think up a decent list of excuses not to write this blog post there was the sound of distant tinkling bells, the screen went wibbly and my mind drifted off. A bit like in that Christmas episode of Blackadder that had Hagrid in it.
So what happened at AK Expressions during 2017 that might be worth writing about? Let me think… The year started off with a wedding shoot in Malta, on the set of the Popeye film. That was pretty cool. Just a few weeks ago I had a ton of my work featured in the fantastic Rock and Roll Bride magazine. That’s something I’ve been work towards for a long time, so that was excellent. In fact the Rock and Roll Bride feature directly led to my work being featured in the Daily Mirror.
Then there was the stranger side of 2017. Like ripping my trousers after arriving at a wedding, and having to shoot the entire day with my arse hanging out. I might make a point of stashing a spare pair of trousers in car in future. 2017 was the year that I shaved off my dreadlocks in the name of charity, just before one of the most brutal cold snaps we’ve had in East Anglia for years. I’m glad I kept the beard!
I’ve also been fortunate enough to receive some really nice gifts from the couples I have worked with. A coffee mug will always be gratefully received, but I’m incredibly grateful to the clients who gave me gin!
I’ve really only scratched the surface of why 2017 was such a great year, and I’m going to leave it there. Because 2018 is already shaping up to the best year ever. I’m exhibiting at more wedding fayres, working with more couples, expanding my product range and will be making more new friends than ever before. Watch out 2018, here I come!