Win Your Wedding Photography in 2015 With Jennifer Jane Photography!
Hello there my lovelies. Today’s post is a bit of a ‘getting to know you’ post and features one of my blog sponsors. It also happens to be a fantastic opportunity for you to…
WIN YOUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY IN 2015!
Yes. To celebrate the launch of her super pretty new wedding photography website, devon based wedding photographer Jennifer Jane is giving one lucky bride and groom the chance to win their wedding photography in 2015.
First things first though, let’s get to know Jen a little better :)) XxX
WTW readers would love to know about you and your photographic journey…
Who or what inspired you to become a wedding photographer?
I’ve always loved looking at old photos. It’s a way of seeing little pieces of a past gone by. I remember my mum showing me photos of her and my dad when they were younger. It was the first time, I saw my parents as anything other than my parents, and wondered about who they were as people back then.
Fast forward a few years to receiving my first DSLR camera. I couldn’t stop taking photos, mostly my family but I just wanted to capture true moments of real emotion that I would look back on and remember the stories that went with them. Then I moved on to wanting to capture these moments as artistically and creatively as possible. I read so many books, magazines and journals until in the end I decided to go back to college and get a diploma before becoming a professional photographer.
Wedding photography is very much an extension of this. Like any girl I enjoyed planning my own wedding and all the small details that went into the day. Being a wedding photographer is a bit like being able to plan your wedding every day. I get to capture couples on the happiest day of their lives when they’re at their most deliriously in love, whilst documenting all those beautiful details that have gone into the wedding. It’s also a smorgasbord of opportunity for taking candid photos of little moments.
And at the end of the day I get to edit all the images and create a stunning wedding album that the couple will be able to look through and remember how they felt on their wedding day, the person they used to be and the person they married and how in love they were. Something they will cherish because of that.
How would you describe your particular style of photography?
I like to think of myself as a storyteller, I just use pictures instead of words. My objective is to tell the story of your wedding day. I love taking natural and candid imagery that show true emotion and genuine moments, I guess you could say my style is mostly reportage, although the feel of my work is romantic, atmospheric and moving.
If you could go anywhere in the world and photograph any couple who would that be, why and where would you go?
We wanted to go to Hawaii for our honeymoon but if was the wrong time of year for the best climate, so we went to Barbados instead. So Hawaii is still on my hit list of destinations that I’d really like to visit. I particularly enjoy Sunday nights watching Hawaii Five O, so definitely somewhere new like Hawaii.
As for whom I’d photograph, probably one of my oldest and dearest friends from University. She has three children now, the eldest being 16. She’s been engaged for about the last 10 years. I’d want to photograph her wedding so I know she would have truly amazing photos to remember the day and treasure, and to be sure they actually got married!
What’s your most memorable wedding moment so far?
Probably this year. I was at wedding shooting from the back of the aisle when a guest got up to do a reading. She looked really familiar. I kept saying to myself you can’t know her, this wedding is nowhere near anyone you know. But the moment she started talking I knew I knew her.
It turns out I was right, because she grabbed me outside the church, she was one of my very dear friends from University that I had lost contact with. I’m pleased to say we’re back in contact now.
Give us 5 facts about you…
I’m a certified PADI diver and love scuba diving in exotic places.
I love geocaching with my hubby, daughter and the geo-hound. We even have our own cache on the Ashdown Forest.
I secretly wish I’d had been one of ‘The Goonies’ looking for One-eyed Willy’s treasure!
When I get a new pair of shoes, I photograph them and put the picture on the box, so I can instantly find which pair of shoes I want at a glance.
I like to rock out in my car to music, because no one can hear me singing!
When it comes to selecting a wedding photographer, what advice would you give to brides and grooms?
Don’t bargain hunt your photography. I’m a firm believer in you get what you pay for. Invest in your photography budget. When the day is over, with the exception of perhaps your dress and your other half, the photos will be the only tangible lasting reminder of the day, and all the details that went into making it so special for you both.
Something for you to remember all those wonderful memories, thoughts and feelings and treasure forever.
Finish this sentence. Keep wanting…
What you have. Learn to appreciate and be contented and fulfilled with what you have instead of always wanting more or better, whether you apply that to people or possessions. You learn to appreciate the good things that come your way a lot more. And it’s the fastest route to happiness.
Win Your Wedding Photography!
Thanks so much for a great interview Jen!
Yes, so here goes, to win your wedding photography in 2015. Immediately ;) go over to Jennifer Jane Photography and follow the instructions on how to enter! Of course, you should pop on over to view her pretty website too and swoon over her whole wedding portfolio.