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2014 you have been awesome. I have been fortunate enough to travel the world doing this crazy art I that I get to call a job. So really, this post is just one big thank you.

Thank you to the couples who have trusted me enough to let me into their lives and capture a small piece of it for them. Thank you to the amazingly talented photographers I have worked with, learned from and collaborated with this year. Including, amongst others Sachin Khona, Fer Juarasti, Adam Johnson, Alex Miller, Mick Shah, Rahul Khona, Matthew Long and Esme Mai. And thank you to my exceptionally lovely wife and family for supporting me and putting up with me being away so much. Thank You.

Professionally this year has been beyond amazing – along the way I was named as one of Rangefinder Magazine‘s ‘Rising stars of wedding photography in the world‘, grabbed a few Fearless Photography awards, was awarded winner of the Best Wedding Photographer in England at the Wedding Industry awards, made it onto JuneBugs exclusive, international ‘Best of the Best Wedding photographers in the World 2014‘ selection – and alongside 3 of the UK’s best wedding photographers have established NineDots wedding photography workshops – and we have even bigger plans for 2015!

So anyway, some 50 weddings, 7 countries, 3 ruined cameras, 2 destroyed lenses, 2 worn out flashes, 1 car to the scrap yard and 290,000 frames later – here is some of what I saw in 2014! 🙂

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Epic work. Great stuff.

Good work!! Congratulations!

WOW! Amazing set of images! Huge respect!

These are very good images. Very well done Andy !

Wow I’m blown away by these. Some truly epic shots.

Dammit Andy! Can´t get enough from these. So inspiring and I regularly come back to see this set. FUAAAAHH!

Andy, you genius, you!

How funny, I was at a wedding fayre last week talking to a bride and she was saying she’s having coloured lanterns in the marquee. I said I’ve seen a really cool photograph using them, and come to find its the top image on this post. 🙂

Amazing!

Amazing work! I’m in love with your photography!

Bit late to the party here, but good grief man – these are just astounding!

WOWZERS so many amazing images one after the other, damn! Just AWESOME!!!

Wow, Andy, …wow! Insanely good.

Boom!! Amazing work!

Wowzers, Andy. You certainly earned the Best Wedding Photographer award. Your creativity is immense, but you’ve also got amazing timing and a really eye for humour and spontaneity in your documentary shots, which I love. Look forward to seeing what 2015 brings for you.

flippin awesome dude! Inspiring stuff 🙂

good night. what an incredible year dude.

WOW! Just wow! So many amazing images, love the reflections, but I seriously could not pick a favourite out of those! They all rock.

Love your vision, creativity and artistry – outstanding year mate, and this one hasn’t started off too shabby either 😉

Fantastic stuff. Love all the reflections and transparencies. Too many great images but favourites are the early black and white one with the couple set out at a distance at the end of a tunnel of light and also the one with the bride in the mirror with the guy outside at the pool. Great work.

What a year man… ninja.

Cannot wait to see what Andy Gaines + indian wedding looks like!

Just wanted you to know that I just love your work! 🙂

And this is why I am your number 1 fan. Holy shit this post is just amazing Andy. You are such a talented person. You capture true and raw emotion of people and then you throw in soooooo many fun shots. You can see that your couples and their guests bloody love you. No one can compete with this set. Holy crap how is 2015 going to top this post? FUCKING AWESOME!

Pete McAllister Walker

WOW!!!!

Flipping awesome! I love them all but the ball pool really made me smile 🙂

In the nicest way possible, you’re a freak of nature. Impossibly awesome!

seriously seriously seriously wonderful.

arghhhh my eyeballs hurt.. its ridiculous..awesome set.

Well done old chap! Outstanding photography, onwards and upwards!!

Totally awesome photography!!

Wow, what a year, Andy! Well done — so much incredible emotion, colour and imagination here.

Too good Gaines. Too good.

ANDY!!! This is by far the best round up post I’ve ever seen! Like EVER!!! Wow! just WOW!

Crazy good dude, smashed it out the park once again. All the best for 2015 brother man 🙂

RIDICULOUSLY good. Take a bow, fella.

Damn dude, this is just crazy, absolute top notch, each frame is just absolute bang on!!

You don;t need my wishes but have an amazing 2015 buddy!!

Shiiiit! They’re a bit good innit? You crazy talented Mo Fo! Fucking stupendous year buddy. Now get some sodding blogging done!

Holy. Batman. That is all.

…ahhh, I knew it would be good when it eventually came, but this is just absolutely incredible!!! Awesome, awesome stuff! Really enjoyed our shooting and beer drinking times too this year mate!! I’m sure tomorrow will have more good things in store 😉

You just raised the bar mate. This is why I left England. I refuse to compete with that!
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All the best for 2015 bud.

I love these Andy 🙂 you are a true artist my friend and I already can’t wait for the 2015 round up!

Wow. Just wow

Dude, totally fucking nailed it all year long! Bring on 2015 mate!

Hats off dude, ridiculous level of talent. Stunning.

Boom, so much boom Andy. Here’s to an even greater 2015!

Dude – that really is a sublime set of images – too hard to pick a favourite but I love all those comical moments.

Ace work Andy, very inspirational stuff. You have had an amazing year, all the best for 2015!

Wow stunning work, love the shot with the snooker table.

Love these – from the beautiful, touching ones to those that made me spit my brew out laughing! Awesome work – see you in April!!

What an amazing collection of images bro! Love these. Here’s to an even better 2015!

what?! 50 weddings! you are a super hero! btw GREAT GREAT stuff here. love your work!

Marvellous Andy bro. Love the energy in these. Top drawer my friend!

We should change your name to “Andy Amaze-balls Gaines”

Bloody hell mate that’s amazing. So much emotion, crazy portraits, just jaw dropping work. Here’s to 2015!

What an awesome year for you Andy. Totally smashed it. Loving all the ace dancing you’ve captured, hope to see more of you this year mate. xx