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COVID-19 Update
C H E C K I N G I N Hello everyone! I'm sure we're all sharing the nerves right now. It's an uncertain time but i wanted to check in and ensure you know we're in this together, and I am ready and able to do what I can to make this as easy for you as possible. I'm sure you're all checking the government updates as much as me (probably more!) so I am sure you are aware that some small weddings may be able to go ahead as early as June. (Although I understand this may not coincide with what your venues and other suppliers have decided.) I've put together some T's & C's for this period and answered some FAQ's for you to refer to if you're unsure of where you stand. My wedding is meant to take place in July/August, but i'm worried! Normally, full payment is required two weeks prior to your date. I have temporarily lifted this requirement, so that now your outstanding balance can be paid the day before your wedding. It is possible that weddings will be allowed to go ahead in July/August, although some restrictions such as guest numbers may be in place (we are awaiting more guidelines on this in the coming weeks). If you still want to reschedule, I am more than happy to transfer your booking to a new date at no extra cost. Please get in touch so we can arrange a mutually available date. Cancellations/Reschedules due to government decision not to allow weddings: 1. Please get in touch with me before you schedule a new date. Booking fees are non refundable so I want to ensure you don't miss out. It is extremely likely that with some communication we can easily find a mutually agreeable date so that you don't have to loose money or find another photographer. 2. If a date cannot be agreed, the booking fee is non refundable (as it covers work done in relation to your booking up until now), however any payments made outside of the booking fee will be refunded, and you will not be obligated to make any further payments. The government has said weddings can go ahead, but i want to reschedule for another reason (e.g. restriction on guest numbers/my venue has said i have to) Provided that: a) government announce that weddings may go ahead (regardless of restrictions such as guest numbers) b) a mutually available date cannot be agreed Standard cancellation policy will be upheld, as it will be considered a personal choice to cancel your booking. ​ Standard cancellation policy 1. More than two weeks notice: You will not be required to pay any outstanding balance. Booking fees and payments made are not refundable as this covers work done in relation to your booking until now. 2. Less than two weeks notice: If you have paid in full and wish to postpone your wedding, at the photographers discretion any and all payments made may be moved to your new date, subject to availability. If a mutually available date cannot be agreed payments are non refundable as it is extremely probable the date will not be filled. D O N ' T W O R R Y This is allot of technical jargon to take in. I want to assure you I have not yet been unable to accommodate a new date. However this is reliant on communication. We're in this together, and I want to work with you to make sure you have the best experience. If you have any worries or concerns please don't hesitate to get in touch.
Hi, my name is AJay and my hair is blue. Welcome to Blue Jay Photography. I am a documentary style wedding and event photographer from Birmingham.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£225
Details

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

Photography Style

First Look Photographer
Reportage / Documentary
Modern
Dramatic
Traditional / Classic
Full Description
All of my packages include biodegradable real petal confetti, locally grown, and a wooden engraved USB in keepsake box. So take a look around! You'll find portfolios of my work, testimonials from couples and guests and even a little about me - AJay. My work is my pride and joy; I'd be delighted to chat to you about your wedding or special occasion! ​Toodles!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: AJay Hackett
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.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2017
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
2
Reviews
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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. "
Andrea & Chris
Married in December 2019
March 2019
Very beautiful natural photos
"AJay did fantastic job taking our engagement photographs. We were treated very professionally, but also with a smile and a laugh, and were made to feel very comfortable and relaxed. The result was some very beautiful natural photos. We definitely recommend. Thank you."
Alexandra Jayne Hackett
Married in November 2019
March 2020
Dom & Dianne
"We found Alex to be an absolute delight. She has managed to capture some fabulous photos of our wedding day. The website download option you can share with friends is great as is the personalised engraved memory stick. I would not hesitate in recommending Alex again and again. Thank you so much Dom and Di x"
Leigh-Ann Hiley
Married in November 2019
March 2020
Becky & Dale
"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."
Alexandra Jayne Hackett
Married in November 2019
March 2020
communication was excellent
"From start to finish our experience has been brilliant communication was excellent the quality of our photos are stunning every one has said how nice they are! Thank you again x"

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

12 York Rd, Birmingham, West Midlands, B16 9JA, England

Travel Notes

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

Nearest Town

WEST MIDLANDS

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station

Birmingham New Street

Nearest Airport

Birmingham airport

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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, cinematic, sweet, honest.

What about your business are you most proud of?

I built my career and portfolio from the ground up. I work hard and I work all the time and I honestly love it.

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've been obsessed with cameras and the moving image since I was 4, i just never let it go, and now here I am.