WEDDING: 2019 highlights

This was my second full year of wedding photography and what a treat 2019 was: my couples were all wonderfully creative, unique, adventurous and downright lovely people to work with. And a big shout out also to all of their friends and families who made each wedding a truly wonderful and fun experience – your hospitality was seriously on point this year.

I told myself that I would limit my wedding highlights to just 15 images to keep it short and sweet. I know, crazy huh! The selected images are by no means all that deserve to be here, there are way too many for that, but then again you can see a big chunk of my work online whenever you please. This is a collection of images that speak to me for various reasons; its purpose is to give you an insight into how I think and work as a creative, and therefore what you can expect from me as your photographer.

1. Stunning floral arrangement in its own right, right! However, this bouquet is like no other and comes with oodles of sentimentality since it was crafted by the brides very own Grandmother.
2. My first military wedding complete with a Guard of Honour. The newly-wed couple share a kiss before they are released to walk the confetti line surrounded by loved ones.
3. The magical charm of Norwich Cathedral combined with a posse of bridesmaids, your Mother and a mix of excitement and nerves moments before entering the ceremony. I don’t tend to go crazy on the formal shots, but these girls looked amazing with this aesthetically pleasing composition.
4. An intimate moment away from guests strolling along the river, hand in hand with your best friend. Wedding days can be crazy, lovely yes, but crazy. My couples love these few moments away and it is an opportune time to simply breathe. And let’s take a moment to fully appreciate the matching lace on both of the bridal gowns.
5. An unreal sunset that hung about only momentarily. Thankfully this wonderful trusting pair were as full of spontaneity as me and happily stepped outside to bask in this glorious moment. Also, if it has not come across already, I absolutely love locations that are a little bit different – the rustic, industrial charm of Felixstowe Ferry was such a bonus.
6. Little Ivy totally stole her parents’ moment on their engagement shoot, but it made for such a precious family moment. Engagement or pre-wedding shoots are part of my packages, offering a chance to get to know one another and share helpful tips.
7. I am a proper family girl at heart and adore images of family members interacting. The natural, raw and utter look of pride on this Grandmother’s face needs no further explanation. As a documentary photographer, this is what it is all about for me.
8. When Grandma gets married to Grandpa and becomes Queen for the day in her radiant purple gown. The simplicity of this Grandchild’s drawing captures the love with no words.
9. I am about real moments, the sort filled with love, personality, intimacy, chemistry, electricity – AKA the ones that only you can create whilst I take a step back.
10. This cake by Beth Haxby was an absolute show stopper, looking and tasting phenomenal. I flippin’ love a good cake and am a total sucker for green foliage.
11. Details, details, details. You will forget these in years to come, yet you spend hours deliberating on colour schemes, floral arrangements, cake designs, menu choices – you name it. These rustic country blooms were the vision of Ragged Robin Florist, and the wedding stationery was lovingly designed and hand painted by the super talented Katie K Artist. [Image as featured online over at Bride’s last Spring]
12. A classic black and white shot, depicting bridal preparation. I had to include a black and white shot as I do have a bit of a thing for monochrome, and the light in this one was great to capture the fine mist of the hairdresser’s setting spray.
13. Most of my couples tell me that they hate being in front of the camera, so I take it as a personal challenge to prove them wrong. I think you will agree that these two did not win this one. A capture from a really fun evening meeting these two; it honestly felt like I had been on a walk with friends.
14. Real moments between real people is what it’s all about right. Sadly, too often I hear of relatives or friends having passed away with only memories remaining – get them in your photo album people. Photos tell a story long after it was written! Plus I am a sucker for any bride that wants to wear bright lipstick – my advice is, do what YOU want on YOUR day.
15. Guests! They are there for a reason and make up such a big part of the day, they deserve documenting too. These two struck me instantly and came with bounds of happiness and love for the newly-weds.

Sending a massive thank you to every couple who gave me permission to share my work with you guys and a thank you to a whole heap of awesome suppliers I got to co-create with this year:

Ragged Robin Florist | Pretty Blooms Florist | Dawn Florist | Beth Haxby | Katie K Artist | Wedding to Remember | Wed2B | Dreams Bridal | Katie Masters | Emily Charlotte Makeup | Susan Barber Twist & Twine | Expresso | Van Vino | Night Train | Glebe Farm Barn | Norwich Cathedral | Leith Hill Place | Norwich Castle | Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club | Lenwade House | Hotel Wroxham – plus many many more.

It wouldn’t be a true roundup of the year without your input, and here are just some of the comments I am humble to say I have received:

“That photo of me walking down the aisle has me in absolute bits!!! It’s beyond perfect. Even if there aren’t any more photos from the day and I just have that one then I’m over the moon!!!!”

“We couldn’t recommend Jenny enough, she made our wedding day so relaxed and hardly even noticed she was clicking away. We had exactly what we wanted and received the most beautiful package with our USB stick with amazing pictures in.”

“Jenny… listened to our requests and made us feel comfortable in front of the camera! On the day she was helpful and became more of a guest rather than if she was just there to work!”

“Thank you so much. We are blown away! You’ve done an amazing job. The colours and the feel of them are just perfect.”

“… she’s good at putting people at ease and… responded very promptly to all our pre-wedding calls and emails, and clearly runs a very efficient business.”

“We recently met with Jenny for some engagement shots and she did not disappoint! She really put myself and my partner at ease and delivered some absolutely lovely photos which we will treasure forever.”

If you would like to know more about my wedding photography packages, both here in Norfolk and further afield, please drop me a message: info@jfouldsphotography.co.uk.