Aside from being a photographer….
Thanks for popping by!
I’m Jenny, a professional wedding photographer and family photographer, based in Ilkley, West Yorkshire.
I live in Ilkley with my husband James and our little people, Nelly and George.
Nelly has the dirtiest laugh, the best hugs, the shortest fringe (my bad!), the kindest heart and she’ll do almost anything for a chip.
George has the longest eyelashes, a deceptively powerful throw, loves shoes, dinosaurs and generally being thrown around!
And then there’s Reginald….the hound dog, and the newest addition to the mad house.
My husband James is the one who ‘holds the fort’ when I am photographing weddings. He makes me laugh, keeps me sane, drives me mad, endures the fact that I drive him mad. I’m jealous of his height, he’s jealous of my hair….but aside from those glitches we make a damned good team!
My mum ‘Janey’ is outrageously smiley and kind, loves animals, crafts and rock music (you can hear her car approaching, before you see it….its cringe!) :-)
My dad ‘big bad Bri’, the most generous and quick witted of dudes, now lives in heaven, but is in almost all that we do, every single day. If you see me chatting to a rainbow, he’s the reason. And the arabic necklace that I wear everyday, spells his name.
My brother Gray is both a swine and a legend. His ultimate pastime is making jokes at my expense….but I’m good with this as 1. he’s also hilarious and 2. he gets it back! He’s been my side-kick since he arrived, when I was 5 years old, and I see no signs of shaking him yet!! :-)
And then there’s me. It's pretty hard to summarise what you're about in a few words....but I'll have a go….
I love family time, great friends and cups of tea.
I'm drawn to people with laughter lines and belly laughs.
I'm known among my 'crew' as the queen of innuendo and I'm told that I laugh too hard at my own jokes (both of which I know to be absolutely true).
Seeing the world is a passion of mine and my ultimate #hygge is sitting in a cosy coffee shop, in a new unexplored place, with easy company.
I also have a special place in my heart for open fires, big dogs, autumn colours, chunky knits, crunchy snow and sunshine....but who doesn't?!
....and as it happens, I also like taking photos....mainly of people.
It's the expressions, emotions and moments between individuals, that draw me to photographing people specifically - and so my job as a wedding photographer and family photographer, fits the bill perfectly!
I specialise in photographing weddings, newborns, children, families....and lately, I've also been commissioned for editorial shoots for bridal magazines.
Candid, natural photography is what I'm about - and where the opportunity arises, I love to add a creative twist.
I offer a little direction, instead of 'posing' my subjects....and I'm constantly watching the light, the image composition and the angle in which I’m shooting, to ensure that the final images are polished and flattering – as well as natural and authentic.
I also take the time to get to know you a little; an informal catch-up ahead of your wedding day or shoot really helps me to understand what exactly you want from your pictures and allows me to identify and advise on any forward planning that may be required to bring your vision to life.
I then work unobtrusively to capture beautiful images, which you and your families can enjoy for a lifetime.
I usually photograph around the north of England, with most of my clients to date, based in Ilkley, Leeds, Harrogate, York, Skipton, Ripon, Wetherby, Knaresborough, Manchester, and The Lake District. However I'd happily travel further afield and am very open to enquires about ‘destination weddings’ abroad.
I absolutely LOVE what I do and I really do hope that this comes across, as you browse through my website.
So....if you're looking for someone to document your wedding or your family time, then please do get in touch - I'd love to help.