My Approach to Your Day

 

Your story. Perfectly told

You have invested your heart and soul into your wedding.  You want to remember it as it happened, with all the little details, the interactions between your guests, the fun and the laughter.  You want to feel comfortable with your photographer and confident that you'll receive amazing memories of every part of your day.

I'll listen carefully to what you want from your wedding photography, and work closely with you both before and on the day to uniquely capture your wedding day story.  By limiting the number of weddings I do each year to 25, I can really take the time to get to know you personally.

“Jenny was so personable, she put us both at ease from the moment that we met her at a wedding fair. Her photos are beautiful and the amount of time that she allocated to us for meetings, engagement shoot and on the day was really appreciated – nothing was too much trouble.

Jenny really took the time to get to know us, our likes and dislikes to ensure that she got photos which we would love and that we were comfortable having taken. We have had no end of compliments on the beautiful photos, how comfortable our guests felt and how unobtrusive Jenny was. 

For us, photography was our most important decision as it is the way that you relive your wedding and we truly couldn’t be more thrilled with our photos! Thank you so much!”

Sarah and Matt, The Ravenswood

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We start with a fun pre-wedding shoot

If you've booked me for the whole day, I'll get to know you well beforehand with a pre-wedding shoot - a fun, relaxed session, and especially helpful for couples who might feel a little nervous about being photographed.  Getting to know you beforehand and asking for your feedback from the shoot images helps me to tell your wedding story with sensitivity to how you would like to look in your photos, and being mindful of any insecurities you may have.  If, like many of my brides and grooms, you're a little camera shy, or feel you're not photogenic, you'll find that our time together will really help you to relax and feel confident on the day itself.  Need more convincing?  Please do read some of my client testimonials.  Above all, it's important to me that you really enjoy your day, and that will show in your images too.

 

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"Jenny was our wedding photographer in June this year. The photos are incredible! My husband and I were very nervous as we don’t usually photograph well! Jenny instantly put us at ease and the photos are just amazing. Would thoroughly recommend Jenny!!"

Jemma & Dean, Pangdean Old Barn

"Jenny helped us capture our perfect day exactly as we wanted. She was so friendly and professional in the run up to our wedding, and definitely put us at ease when we normally hate having our pictures taken! All our guests have commented on our stunning photos, thank you so much Jenny :)" (Kat)

AMAZING!!

We couldn't have asked for anything more, you were so calm which made us feel relaxed.  Family and friends have all commented on your calm nature and how you felt like family.

Our photos are gorgeous.  Thank you (Nat)

Kat & Nat, Bracklesham Barn

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Natural, stress-free photography on your wedding day

On the day itself, I am there for you.  I mingle comfortably with your guests and work unobtrusively to perfectly capture the story of your wedding as it unfurls.  Your story encompasses your guests, chosen venue and all the little details, just as much as the two of you.  For most of the day, I stand back and observe people's interactions to obtain candid, happy images you'll love, and which will allow you to 'relive your day' again and again.  And for your couple photos, whether you prefer a completely 'hands off' approach, or have opted for some professional direction, you'll look natural and not overly posed. 

My understanding of light and expertise in using it to best advantage will ensure flattering photos whether indoors and out, sunshine or candlelight, rain or shine.  You won't need to worry about the weather or how you'll look in your images.  It's my job to make sure you look great!  And although we'll discuss beforehand when best to take a little time out for some couple photos, I'm always flexible when timelines go astray or a stunning sky makes an unexpected appearance.  

 

We first met Jenny at a wedding fair, when we were really struggling to find a photographer for our wedding.  We wanted one that wasn’t intrusive or took the typical overly posed wedding shots. From the first moment we met Jenny she made us feel completely at ease, helped us in the lead up to the wedding and was quick to answer any questions.

On the day of the wedding Jenny was unobtrusive, blending in amongst the guests and capturing people really enjoying themselves in a natural way, as well as taking all the group shots of guests perfectly, which was exactly what we wanted.

When we received our photos we were both completely over the moon at how well Jenny had captured our wedding day, and hadn’t even realised that some of them were even being taken, which made them all the more natural. All the photos were beautiful and all natural shoots. Jenny had completely out done herself. I would highly recommend Jenny to anyone with an upcoming wedding, and choosing her was definitely one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. If we had to use one word to describe our wedding photos it would be ‘Magical.”. Thank you sooooooo much Jenny!! 

Kitty and Jonny, Explosion Museum

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What happens after the wedding?

After the wedding I take time to process each individual image to ensure you look your absolute best - including creating a selection of stunning black and white images.  You will receive your high resolution images on a beautifully packaged USB with full printing rights.

And once the images are ready, I'll visit you in person (time and distance allowing) and play you a gorgeous 10-15 minute video slideshow of your day, set to music and perfect for viewing again (and again!) over drinks and nibbles with family and friends.  

Play it large via your  TV screen or email the MP4 video file to loved ones so that those unable to be at your wedding can still enjoy the essence of your day.  My couples love their wedding video slideshow so much that I now include it with both full and part-day wedding options.

 

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I wanted a more relaxed feel to the photos, and particularly plenty of the children. Jenny really listened to what I wanted to get from the photos, and did a simply wonderful job.

We hardly noticed she was there yet Jenny took some beautiful pictures of everyone at the wedding, including some brilliant action shots of the children.

Jenny is such a friendly person who puts you completely at your ease, especially important for the bride on the day! And her fabulous presentation of the final photos had me in tears, something I'd managed to avoid on the day! I would thoroughly recommend. Thank you Jenny.

Sarah & Peter, Cissbury House & Barns

So glad we found Jenny!!

From the beginning Jenny came across as very friendly and straight away we felt at ease with her confidence and total professionalism. She showed us her amazing portfolio examples and were really excited by her work.

We were right to be excited as she produced and presented to us a beautifully creative slideshow and body of photographs that we were absolutely blown away by.

Jenny relayed our story with imagination and humour, capturing special moments that we will treasure always. We couldn’t quite believe how we looked in some!

Thank you Thank you Jenny! X

Hilary & Julian, East Sussex National Golf Club

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Photographic Coverage and Pricing

I offer a variety of options including part-day and full day coverage, USB-only options and albums.  All the information you need is available in my latest Wedding Brochure which you can request here.  Simply fill in your date and venue info, and I'll check my availability and email you my Brochure.

 

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I'd love to know more!  Please send me your Wedding Brochure