Styled Bridal Photo Shoot

“Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy” – Anne Frank

 

 

Happy.

If there is one thing that is truly beautiful without fail, it has to be happy people.

As I have been growing my photography business I have realised that what I love capturing most about people is their happy. What do I mean by “their happy”? I mean what gives them a sparkle in their eye, what makes their heart sing, what means the most to them, and that, is why I love photography. Because when people are in love, or with people they love, they are happy, and what an honour it is to see that emotion through my lens.

Growing my photography has meant I have decided to branch out into other avenues, other opportunities to find and capture happy, and it seems to me that weddings are one place that you can guarantee to find happy. So weddings it is.

I had an idea for Bridal portraits, but no current bride, so instead decided to bring that vision to life with the help of a kind friend loaning me an AMAZEBALLS vintage wedding dress, and in the form of a beautiful and sweet model, Sophie.

It was insanely windy, but as any photographer knows… embrace the wind and you get magic!

It was so much fun.

If you have an idea for your wedding/elopement/engagement/couple shoot but think it might be a little crazy… you’d be surprised what I might consider actually crazy!

I am already taking bookings for 2019, so please get in touch. Let’s have some fun!

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Location: Little Stove Bicton and Point Walter sandbar

Model: Sophie @sophiestudds 

Dress: Sage Mickle

Props: JessieKay Treasures @jessiekaytreasures

Equipment: Nikon D7100, Sigma 50mm art lense and Nikon 55-300mm lense

 

 

 

 

Lindsay + Jordan

You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” – Dr Suess

 

 

I was approached by a friend of Lindsay and Jordan a week before their wedding. Yes, not your usual wedding request :p !

She told me how Lindsay and Jordan were getting married a park in Fremantle and that their family and friends were helping to pull everything together at short notice. There were extenuating circumstances to the rush, and I felt honoured to have been considered!

There is often an expectation that when we put a wedding together there is only one way to do it, but the reality is, when you get married… you should do exactly whatever the heck you want ❤

Arriving at Booyeembara Park in Fremantle I was struck by its quiet beauty. I didn’t even know this park existed! And there it was, calm and enticing, nestled behind the bustle of High Street. The park is quite large, with a lake in the middle and a wooden deck to walk out on and look over the water. Lindsay had told me they would be getting married on the deck, and standing there looking at the water and ducks I could see why.

Lindsay and Jordan’s friends arrived first, and then the couple along with their baby boy Harry and family arrived. I whisked them away to a more private spot and took their bridal portraits, along with mr Harry making a sleepy appearance! Amongst the green trees, grass and quiet the sun started to descend beginning a beautiful golden hour… just in time for their ceremony!

One of the things that I think surprises so many couples is how fast the moments go, everyone says it, but until you have that experience yourself do you realise how they just zip by! I think this is one of my favourite parts of photography, you get to capture all those images that trigger memories, laughter and tears (hopefully happy!!). Its truly an honour to be involved in someones story.

The lake was calm, the mood was bright, the light was golden and just like that, Lindsay and Jordan were married ❤

 

 

Vendors:

Celebrant: Celebrations by Candice

Hair & makeup: Mikelah Jayde Studio

Flowers: Sara Kearns

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Happy 2018!

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Let’s do this 2018! (click me!!!)

 

Looking forward to photographing your story in 2018

Click the link above to check out my 2017 wrap and an example of what you can expect when you ask me to be your photographer 🙂

 

2018 has insane amounts of potential for harnessing little moments of joy, so lets find each other and then lets have FUN!

 

Poppy + Rhys

I’ll let you be in my dreams if I can be in yours” – Bob Dylan

Is there anything sweeter than two people crazy for each other?

Clearly the answer to that one is a resounding NO 😛

Rhys is a friend of my husband and myself and when he started dating Poppy, it was clear there was something a bit special going on ❤

Poppy + Rhys met me at Serpentine Falls (after a very exciting, read: terrifying, wrong turn down a red dust road in my Getz!!), with about an hour before sunset.

I knew that the waterfall paired with the bush surrounds had the potential to look amazing as golden hour descended, what I didn’t realise was just HOW cool it was going to look. What a treat!

Rhys had joked that they had bought a towel along incase I asked them to swim out to the falls in their formal wear. I laughed the laugh of a disbeliever and was promptly shown up when, after some lovely shots near the pool and on the rock face, they asked, “so… should we jump in the water now?” ummm YES PLEASE!

I couldn’t even predict just how awesome those ones would turn out, but suffice to say they are some of my (and their!) favourite images from the session.

This session was a total joy, and I am love in with all the gold tones in their skin, clothes and surrounds. Magic.

Just a bit of proof, if you choose me as your photographer I am VERY open to being a bit different! If you’re willing then I sure as heck am too 😀

I can only hope my next couple are willing to do something a bit different, who knows what we could come up with!

Jess x

Equipment:

Nikon D7100, Nikon 55-300mm, Sigma 55mm art.

Rhys dressed by Aquila Menswear

Poppy dressed by the op-shop (love it!)

Location:

Serpentine Falls, Serpentine National Park Western Australia, south and a bit inland from Perth.

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Hi!

Well this is daunting!

Welcome to my brand new photography blog, here I hope you can get to know me and my passion of taking photos ❤

Well this is daunting!

Welcome to my brand new photography blog, here I hope you can get to know me and my passion for taking photos ❤

My hope is that this blog will give you a flavour of who I am, and give you a sense of what kind of photographer I am, what I produce and whether you love it enough to have me take your photo.

My passion has always been for animals and nature, but as I have grown creatively and in skill I have found myself drawn to spooky subjects. These are my little side projects and creative outlets. Quite far removed from my generally sunny disposition 😛

Recently I have begun photographing more and more people, and I love it.

I love capturing moments and expressions and secret smiles. I also like to keep it small, and simple. So if you are after someone for a huge endless wedding day with lots of high energy smiles.. I am probably not your gal.

However!

If the thought of a secret ceremony, or a small gathering or even a little picnic just fills your heart to the brim… well my friend… I think its time we caught up and talked prices!

I love Perth and its surrounds, I love its light and sunshine and rain and its hidden special places. I love its old buildings and modern street art, the gardens and the ocean. I love how you can be in the city, drive 40 minutes and be standing near fields. If you are after someone to follow you as you explore… pick me pick me!

My hope is to specialise in elopements and small weddings. I love the intimacy of these occasions and think there are some truly magic moments to be had.

I look forward to meeting you, please, introduce yourself 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!

Jess x