Blue Jay Photography

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Hi, my name is AJay and my hair is blue. Welcome to Blue Jay Photography! "Spotting a blue jay means you're in safe hands."
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£245
Details

Photography Style

First Look Photographer
Reportage / Documentary
Modern
Dramatic
Traditional / Classic
Artistic

Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Online Proofing
Photo Printing
Physical Shop / Studio
Flexible Hours on the Day
Last-Minute Orders
Stay Through Speeches
Images on DVD
Stay Through Dancing
Large Group Shots
Online Shop
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Second Shooter Available
Wedding Albums
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Videography Available
Images on USB
Full Description
My style is allot like me; colourful, romantic at heart and buckets of fun! My portfolio reflects a modern mix of documentary and romantic style and i've been capturing weddings and special events for nearly six years! My style is often described as 'documentary' or 'reportage' - which basically means I hide in the background, capturing moments as they happen naturally! I specialise in bold striking colours and artful black and white photography, giving you a timeless collection of beautiful and fun photographs, for you to cherish your happy memories for years to come. If this sounds like what you are looking for in a wedding photographer, get in touch for a no obligation bespoke quote! ​

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: AJay Hackett
I have over ten years of experience, education and professional training in film and photography and I am absolutely in love with my pet rabbit, Daryl. I'd love to have a chat with you and hear about all your exciting wedding plans and hopefully tell you about how I could be the photographer you've been searching for!

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2017
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
3
Reviews
(21)
Kirsty & Thomas
Married in January 2021
February 2021
more than we could have imagined!
"Ajay was fantastic, she was so efficient as it was so cold and helped us all feel at ease. Pictures are absolutely wonderful and more than we could have imagined! We are so grateful for her work, and at a fabulous price too!"
Ryan & Heather
Married in December 2020
December 2020
AJay is very warm
"We were lucky enough to win an engagement shoot with Blue Jay, she's very warm which is exactly what we both needed (both very nervous) we had a lovely variety of picture locations which also helped our nervousness! We are both really happy with the pictures, and Blue Jay was happy to support in getting some wonderful pictures that we can't wait to put up on our wall! Thank you so much"
Tammy & Glen
Married in October 2020
December 2020
She went above and beyond for us
"Blue Jay did our photography at pendrell hall. she was amazing we got married during covid 19 and she did her best to meet all the needs and requests. Our pictures are amazing she captured some beautiful moments of our day and her attention to detail was spot on and I'm a very picky person! She went above and beyond for us and the pictures reflect this. I will most certainly be recommending her she is the sweetest person I've every met."
Becky & Dale
Married in September 2020
February 2021
As soon as I met Ajay I knew I made the right decision.
"I initially did not want a photographer due to being so self conscious. A family friend told me that I would regret it so I caved. As soon as I met Ajay I knew I made the right decision. She is so professional and is incredibly talented. I viewed my photos today and they are better than what I could of imagined. Thank you so much Ajay."
Alex Hackett
Married in January 2020
March 2020
Jayde & Adam
"She was such a lovely person has some fantastic ideas and was just alround a great photographer x x"
Alexandra Jayne Hackett
Married in December 2019
March 2020
Sabine & Jacob
"We can not recommend Ajay enough, anyone looking for a photographer in the Midlands this is the girl you must book with!!! Having had Ajay photograph us on our Wedding day I can honestly say that our photos are absolutely incredible and way better than we could have expected especially considering that it was at such an affordable cost. I am normally very picky with photos and did not expect much to avoid disappointment but I've been really taken by surprise as I absolutely love every single one of them and so does my husband. We had such a great and fun experience having our photos done, we felt comfortably at ease and not awkward at all as we did worry about this before hand since we've not had a photographer focus on us before like this but she was very professional yet fun. All of our photos are very good quality, creative, fun, natural and just beautiful!!! We also could not believe how quickly we had our photos sent to us and to top that off we even had a follow up message to make sure we have received everything and are happy. "

St Mary's Hospice Wedding Fair

1st March 2020
The Fayre was hosted at the stylish wedding and event venue, The Cube, in Birmingham City Centre, organised and in support of Birmingham St Mary's Hospice!
Location & Contact Details

Address

Birmingham, West Midlands, England

Travel Notes

I know lots of great places to meet up and chat.

Nearest Town

WEST MIDLANDS

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M5

Nearest Train Station

Birmingham New Street

Nearest Airport

Birmingham airport

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FAQ
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What is your most memorable wedding?

Chris & Katrina: The vibe at the reception with the dancing and the fusion fo cultures was amazing to watch, I just wanted to join in!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Documentary, candid, fun, natural, timeless.

What about your business are you most proud of?

I am happiest when I'm around other people and often come away from a wedding with my jaw aching from smiling so much! Seeing people happy, and maing them happy ion return with a beautiful collection of memories makes me so proud.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Make sure you click with the people you hire, be it your cake maker, photographer, DJ.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

Shoes, always shoes. I like snapping the tiny details.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Meet over a coffee for a pre wedding consultation to discuss your ideas and your wedding (honestly i get excited listening to couples talk about their plans!) If you like me, we book your date! A deposit secures your date, and then the outstanding balance is payable two weeks before your wedding. Payment plans are available upon request.

What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?

I love taking photos of the couples shoes, facing eachother. It's kind of my signature.

What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?

Their puppy as the ring barer!

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Pretty umbrellas for you, nothing for me. Don't worry - my camera has its own coat.

Describe how you got into photography.

I photographed my first wedding in 2009 when my Aunt and Uncle were given special permission to marry at short notice due to his terminal illness. Since then I have been dedicated to capturing the truly important moments of peoples lives.