I am a friendly, enthusiastic wedding photographer who wants to give you the most beautiful memories of your day. I'll work tirelessly throughout your day, and capture everything as it unfolds.
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Products and Services
Bridal Prep Shots
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Images on USB
Large Group Shots
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Second Shooter Available
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Reportage / Documentary
Traditional / Classic
So what do I want to photograph for you? Yes, all the pretty details, the flowers and dresses and decorations on the table.... they're what a wedding has.... but I want to capture for you what a wedding IS. The raw emotion of a couple so in love, that have struggled through good times and bad to get to this day. I want to show you the beauty of your relationship, not because of what you look like, but because of your enchanting connection. Those are the truly beautiful photographs, the ones with a sparkle in your eye that only your other half can create, the smile of a secret between you, the emotion of a love so intense you have vowed to spend the rest of your life with that person. That is what I photograph, and what I want to capture for you.
My photography has been published in Affinity Wedding Magazine, and I am looking to get published again this year. On my website you can see the pages of the magazine, so take a look! :)
I have also won awards from the Guild of Photographers for my work, and am hoping to win some more this year.
Personal Message from the Manager
Name of Wedding Contact: Nicki Spendelow
Hi! Thank you so much for considering FJS Photography for your wedding photography, I'd love to be a part of your special day. So any questions you have, feel free to ask! I love to hear about how you get engaged and how your wedding plans are going, so please tell me all about it when you enquire :) I look forward to hearing from you!
Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
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Gosh, every wedding is so individual and so special I couldn't pick one! If I had to think of some specifics, Louise and Ted's tipi wedding was beautiful and so personal, from home-grown plants to Louise wearing her grandmothers wedding dress... definitely ask me about that one! Also, Tara and Simons was really special to me, as Tara was a really close friend of mine at school, so it was so special to me to be a part of her day.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
I would describe my style in five words as: modern, fine art, artistic, classic and timeless.
What about your business are you most proud of?
I am most proud that my couples comment on how relaxed and at ease I make them feel on the day. As a photographer, I feel that its really important that I blend in so I catch those gorgeous candid moments, and make you feel relaxed, not stress you out. So for my brides to recognise that and mention it in their reviews is something that I'm really proud of!
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Its your day. So choose the cake you like, choose the food you like, choose your favourite flowers. Its your wedding, and your memories. So do it your way!
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
It has got to be Louise wearing her grandmothers wedding dress that I mentioned above. Her grandmother wore it first, and then her mother, and then Louise. It was such a privilege to photograph her in it, and the fact that the image won a Bronze award from the Guild of Photographers was the cherry on top!
Describe your typical process with a couple.
I always meet with couples before they book me, as I feel that its really important to have a rapport with your photographer in order to get the most relaxed, and subsequently most beautiful photographs. Then they go through the booking process, which I explain as we go along. Then I meet with them again around six weeks before the wedding to go over the finer details, as usually by then they have more precise timings and we can discuss things a bit more definitively. This helps the couple to feel prepared on the day. Then of course the wedding! Im there from preparations until around 30 minutes after first dance.
I quote a turnaround time to get your photos back to my couples of four to six weeks, depending how busy I am at the time. For albums I tend not to quote a time as it depends how long it takes couples to get their choice of photos back to me, and how many changes they make to the design. Usually somewhere around twelve weeks after the wedding, but it really does depend.
What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?
Couple photos! Definitely always have portraits of the two of you. I know its daunting for a lot of people, but at the end of the day, whose day it it? Yours! So you definitely want to get some beautiful photos of the two of you to treasure forever.
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Umbrellas! Get out in it, even just for a few minutes to get some lovely rainy day shots. At the end of the day, the rain is a part of your wedding and we should definitely capture that in your photos. And courtesy of the good old British weather, its not an unusual occurrence!
Describe how you got into photography.
I have always loved photography, my dad is a photographer and its just in my blood, I've always been around cameras. When I got married, the whole time I was planning my day I thought "gosh I'd love to work in the wedding industry". Then after I had my eldest boy I had a huge urge to be my own boss and make my dream of being a wedding photographer come true!