Ilkley photographer | Kids grow up fast!

Child portraiture is one of my favourite things....and I harp on a lot about capturing little ones 'while they are still little' and photographing children throughout their childhood, as they really do change so fast. Not only in size, but in their personalities, expressions and mannerisms. These are all things I look to capture during a shoot; the essence of that little person, that you can look back on in years to come.

These three sets of photos, of our little girl Nelly, were all taken before her 3rd birthday....and as of last week, are now ALL hanging on the walls of our home.

My intention is to keep these annual shoots going....and to get cracking with some equivalent photos of our little boy. At just 9 months old he's not had much time in front of the camera....and with only one framed print of him in the house, he's looking like the underdog!! :-)

If you're interested in booking a shoot to capture your own sproglets, Id love to hear from you!

Jenn x

Harrogate Wedding Photographer | Engagement Shoots

Harrogate Wedding Photographer | Engagement Shoots

I offer a 'pre-wedding engagement shoot' as an optional add-on to my wedding day coverage....but what is that exactly??!

Well.....

Its a chance for us to meet in person, before your big day. I suggest we meet for a coffee before we move on to the shoot. This gives us an opportunity to have a natter and chat through what you have planned for the wedding day. Not only does this help me to plan and prepare for the wedding day, but it also means that Im a familiar face when I arrive on the morning of the wedding.

Its an opportunity for us to work together before the wedding. You'll see whats its like to be in front of my lens (far less intimidating than people imagine!) and experience how I work. Likewise, I'll get a feel for your likes and dislikes and work to build an understanding of what you want to achieve from your engagement and wedding photos.

Its fun! I promise! I work to achieve really natural photos of you both, just being yourselves. The We chat, joke and generally lark about, for an hour or so....and all the while I work to document things as they unfold, offering just a little light direction here and there. So many (most!) clients tell me after the shoot that they were surprised quite how much they enjoyed it....blokes included!

If you'd like to discuss wedding day coverage or engamenet shoots specifically, then please do get in touch :-)

Jenny x

I'm Ilkley based photographer, but happily travel around Yorkshire (and beyond) for wedding and portraiture bookings. If you are interested in discussing a shoot or wedding day coverage, i'd love to hear from you! Drop me a line (info@jennymaden.co.uk) or a call (07429017143).  

Jenny x

Harrogate Wedding Photographer | My Wedding Photography 'Wish List'

Harrogate Wedding Photographer | My Wedding Photography 'Wish List'

When I first started out in wedding photography, I pulled together a 'wish list' of weddings I'd really love to shoot. I looked back on that list earlier today and am chuffed to say that I've actually ticked a few off;

  • A wedding shoot in a field of wild flowers. I had the pleasure of photographing a wedding at Wharfedale Grange, while the corn flowers were in full bloom - AMAZING!  
  • A wedding with a ring-bearing dog (or a pooch usher / bridesmaid for that matter)! One of my recent Rudding Park brides, arranged for their gorgeous dog to attend the wedding, dressed as an usher....all as a surprise for the groom :-) 
  • A bride wearing a really alternative colour gown - or a bold 'pop' of colour. Well I've had a few brides with bright blue shoes, bright blue pedicures, and one awesome bride completely shunned the white wedding dress and rocked a striking multi-coloured cocktail dress - TICK!

However, this does still leave a few outstanding items on my list;

  • An 'elopement' - exciting, intimate and different
  • A snowy wedding - I'm thinking a real 'winter wonderland' scenario 
  • An outdoors woodland wedding - so magical
  • A beach wedding - the work of other photographers have sparked my interest here - really great photo opportunities....especially for brave brides!
  • A wedding on a boat - on calm waters....I get sea sickness....badly!
  • A bride with some amazing tattoos. Im talking both bold and beautiful. The kind of tattoos that I admire as artwork, but am too wuss to get myself!
  • A 1920s themed wedding - I think the fashions of this era lend themselves perfectly to bridal wear

So....if you are planning a wedding, Yorkshire or beyond, incorporating any of the above, 1. I think you're pretty cool and 2. I would LOVE to hear from you!!  

Jenn xx

I'm Ilkley based photographer, but happily travel around Yorkshire (and beyond) for wedding and portraiture bookings. If you are interested in discussing a shoot or wedding day coverage, i'd love to hear from you! Drop me a line (info@jennymaden.co.uk) or a call (07429017143).  

Jenny x