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My own, honest approach to a wedding

When it comes to photographing a wedding there isn't much I don't do. I do everything on the big day from helping the groom with his tie to blow-drying the creases out of the brides dress! For me the whole day is about more than than just capturing stunning images of the couple, it's about the experience in it's entirety. Helping the couple in that nerve wrecking lead up to the big day is all part of the process and it really pays off because when it comes to the wedding day we're all comfortable with each other and can enjoy the day together. We meet in my studio to chat about the important things like the time schedule for the day, the church, timing for photos etc. I even give them homework! My couples leave my studio armed with all the info I give them regarding the big day and I encourage them to tell their families where to be for photos and ask their families and bridal party members not to go missing until their photographs are taken.

On the day, I constantly have the couple in my eye line, I walk with them everywhere while I document the day. Making sure my couple are having a wonderful day and getting plenty of time at their drinks reception to relax and enjoy themselves is just as important to me as getting the shots. Most people are surprised to see me so heavily involved in the running of the day but I just feel it's so important to help the day run as smoothly as possible and relieve the bride and groom of any unnecessary stress. It comes naturally to help the day run as it should, I just want my couple to have the most magical memories of the special day. I often wonder if all photographers are so involved in the day.

Now coming on to my favourite moments to capture. If the father of the bride is around (and sometimes he's not,my poor Daddy wasn't as he passed away the day before my 17th birthday) this is the shot of the morning that must be captured. In Daddy's eyes, the bride is still his little girl and it only seems like yesterday since she was going to school. Time flies by, especially for parents. To see the wave of emotions come over the fathers face is beautifully honest and a moment that I just adore capturing. Another moment I love to capture is the groom at the top of the alter waiting for his word, priceless. I always make sure to capture every scenario in the family shots (so, so important!)

I love to document moments that are naturally unfolding during the day, these make for the best and the most honest shots. Allowing magic moments to occur naturally instead of trying to create something that is not genuine.  This way my couples will always remember how they were really feeling when they look back at their photographs. It's all about capturing that genuine feeling of love and excitement on the day. That's what wedding photography is for me. Thank you for reading x

Love, Jenny x


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