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No two weddings are ever the same, and we don’t treat our clients the same. Our style is contemporary with a vintage feel, capturing photographs to tell the story of the day.
Pricing & Costs
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Products and Services
Bridal Prep Shots
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Images on DVD
Images on USB
Large Group Shots
Personal Online Gallery
Photo Booth Available
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Second Shooter Available
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
First Look Photographer
Reportage / Documentary
Based in central Essex, we photograph weddings across the region, and tailor our services to your requirements for truly beautiful memories of your special day. With both female and male photographers, we capture shots from preparations and throughout the day, and aim to make you feel as comfortable as possible without being intrusive. Our style is contemporary with a vintage feel, capturing natural photographs to tell the story of the day, as well as the traditional group shots with family and friends. We spend time meeting with you and getting to know you in the build up to your wedding, and offer guidance as to the photography we offer, but ultimately tailor our services to make a bespoke package for your requirements. Wedding Coverage - Whilst we tailor our wedding coverage to meet your needs, included in our services as standard are the following: Complimentary ‘engagement shoot’ in the build up to your wedding day Soft cover photo book from your engagement shoot The wedding ceremony Traditional and group photographs Natural photographs of the wedding party and guests A password protected online gallery for friends and family to view All edited images provided on a disc with full copyright to print and reproduce A bespoke designed DVD slideshow to music
Personal Message from the Manager
Name of Wedding Contact: Emma Hammond
Hi, I’m Emma. I eat, sleep, dream photography! I love looking at photographs that bring back great memories, and knowing that’s what I do for other people is really rewarding. If you want to speak with me or would like to see some of my work, then please get in touch… I would love to hear about your plans :)
Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Wedding: August 2017
My Daughters very special Wedding Day
My daughters wedding was a fantastic day and that was made better by Emma Hammond (Bloodwood photography). Emma is a lovely photographer and has a really lovely approach...
Wedding: August 2017
Amazing woman x
Emma is amazing and so welcoming. Emma took the photos of my sister in laws wedding and my mother in laws 50th. We all loved her work n photos. We would love Emma to do o...
Wedding: August 2017
Amazing women x
This women is amazing so lovely and welcoming. Emma done my sister in law wedding and my mother in law photos for her 50th. Emma will be doing my wedding as well. Love he...
J & C
Wedding: September 2017
Loved the photos, such happy memories to share and keep. Well done, Bloomwood Photography.
Married in July 2017
Made everyone feel relaxed
Emma photographed our wedding on the 8th July. We had fun at our engagement shoot, she really put us at ease and took some lovely shots. On the big day she was brilliant,...
Married in July 2017
A big thank you
On behalf of myself and my wife Ibi we would like to say a big thank you to Emma for all her hard work and professionalism on making our day so special, the photos are am...
Press & Awards
Press & Awards (15)
Wedding Ideas Magazine - Issue 165 - September 2016
Our Unique Wedding - January 2017
Vintage Wedding Fair - June 2015
Bride Magazine - January 2017
An Essex Wedding - Issue 75 July/August 2017
Essex Life Magazine - April Edition 2017
Little Tree Wedding
Accreditations / Associations (1)
Industry Awards (1)
SME UK Enterprise awards 2018 - Best Wedding & Portrait Photographer - Essex
Preferred Supplier List
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Vintage, Fun, Relaxed, Natural & Contemporary
What about your business are you most proud of?
Since starting the business I'm most proud of the relationships we've built up with many of the couples that we've photographed - many of whom I would now call friends. We always feel very lucky when couples choose us to be a part of one the most personal and special days of their lives. We spend time getting to know the bride and groom before the wedding to ensure they are relaxed on the day, and we get to see things that not even their family and closest friends do. Many of the relationships we develop don't end after the wedding day... we are often then asked to capture the weddings of their family and friends too. We genuinely get to know people and that means they are comfortable around us and let us get the best shots! We often become a 'photographer for life' and we get asked to photograph other events such as family parties, christenings or even newborn portraits. This makes us proud as we get to see the enjoyment people get from our work - not just on the day itself, but over time as they look back too.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
The first thing we would say is that not all wedding photographers are the same… have a look around and talk to people to find out what styles you like and what you expect from your wedding photography. A wedding is a personal experience shared with friends and family, and the photos that record all of the moments and little details are just as personal. We get to know every couple who let us be a part of their wedding and building a relationship is an important part of getting great photographs. If you get on with your photographer and trust them it allows for a far more relaxed and enjoyable wedding day… and a happy couple makes for better photographs.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
We meet up initially to discuss your wedding photography and for you to view albums and galleries of previous weddings we have photographed. You would then have an engagement shoot, this is a great chance to spend some time with you in a more casual environment, and get you used to being in front of the camera lens. We then meet four weeks before the wedding day to go through the final schedule for the BIG day and in order to find out exactly what you want from us, there isn’t time to be wasted on the wedding day itself, so preparation time is well spent to ensure that we capture all the photographs you want.
What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?
Every couple genuinely wants something different, so we make suggestions rather than tell people what photos they must have. But the main recommendation we would always make is for couple to take 5 minutes for themselves away from everyone straight after the ceremony. This is when it really sinks in that they are married and they can share a personal moment or two. I don't pose them, or get too close, but get one or two natural photos from a distance. That's one of the moments of the day most couples really cherish and without a photo to capture it would often get lost and forgotten amongst everything else going on during the day.
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Rain isn't something to be scared of. Anyone involved with weddings regularly knows that the weather is the one thing you can't control, and can have a different impact depending upon the venue. Often rain gives couples the opportunity to get something a bit different or quirky, and we always ensure we have a number of beautiful umbrellas and flash lighting to get something creative. But the main advice I would give to a couple is to trust your photographer and be flexible. Being entirely honest it might mean that not every shot planned and wanted will be possible, but we make sure we get photos to tell the story of the day, but also the 'wow' shots that couples want to share with friends and family. Often it might mean whisking the couple away for 5 - 10 minutes at different times through the day to catch the odd break in rain, but the couple should just enjoy themselves and leave it to us to worry about how the weather will affect the photos.