Jessica Hayman Photography

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We are currently monitoring the situation with COVID-19. Bookings for 2021 are still welcome however availability is getting limited due to postponements from 2020 weddings. Please get in touch for our up to date availability.
Award-Winning, Fun & Relaxed Wedding Photography | UK & Destination Weddings
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£1650
Details

Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Photo Printing
Last-Minute Orders
Stay Through Speeches
Stay Through Dancing
Large Group Shots
Online Shop
Second Shooter Available
Wedding Albums
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Images on USB

Photography Style

Reportage / Documentary
Modern
Artistic
Dramatic
Full Description
I'm an Award Winning Wedding Photographer based in Hampshire, covering across the UK & Destination Weddings. I specialise in Natural & Relaxed Wedding Photography, allowing the day to run naturally while also capturing those key moments. Feel free to drop me a message, I'd love to hear from you and discuss your plans!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Jessica
Hi there, Thank you for checking out my page. Please feel free to drop me a message to tell me about your plans for your big day. I'll be in touch with you within 48 hours so keep an eye out (especially in the sneaky junkmail, just in case!) Jessica

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2008
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
2
Reviews
(44)
Emma & Harry
Married in January 2020
June 2016
So happy we chose her as our wedding photographer!
Jessica was just wonderful! We are so grateful to have so many beautiful wedding photographs. She captured the day perfectly. We chose Jessica as we wanted natural photographs bursting with colour and she did not disappoint. Our photographs capture the different emotions of the day and are vibrant and vivid, just as we had hoped. On the day itself I think Jessica had magic powers which made herself invisible at times. She was in the perfect spots to get the best photographs without you knowing she was even there! She was fantastic at suggesting areas to have photographs taken in and displayed creativity and a lot of knowledge and experience. We had some rain during our couples photographs and she really took care of us. She encouraged us to get as many photos as we could, then selflessly offered her coat and helped juggle the veil, umbrellas, bouquet and navigating the walk to our venue via a busy town. There is no doubt Jessica’s priority is giving you the best experience on your wedding day and capturing the style of photographs you wanted. She is so conscientious and our experience from start to finish was friendly and professional. We would recommend Jessica to all our friends and family and are so happy we chose her as our wedding photographer.
Kira & Ross
Married in January 2020
June 2016
Excellent from beginning to end!
Jessica was so great, communication was excellent from beginning to end. Finished product and attention to detail was lovely, especially the presentation of our photos. Would 100% use Jessica again but hopefully we won't need to as we only plan on being married once, 🤞🤣. Thanks again Jessica. ❤️
Nicola & Jack
Married in December 2019
June 2016
She got everything right!
Jessica was absolutely fantastic from start to finish! She always responded to queries quickly, she was lovely, thorough and professional at our pre-wedding consultation and was wonderful on the day itself :) On the day, even though it was raining quite considerably, Jess took it in her stride and was really helpful in getting us outside to do couples shots, which looked fantastic despite the weather! Jess was a friendly presence at our wedding (she felt like a guest!) and was also unobtrusive so most of the time we forgot someone was taking our pictures! We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Jess to anyone - she got everything right, from the big important stuff, to the little touches. 5 stars!
Emily & Elliot
Married in December 2019
June 2016
Would highly recommend Jess
"Would highly recommend Jess, She was great from start to finish and was able to incorporate all the shots that we wanted."
Chandra & Ed
Married in November 2019
June 2016
We would recommend her fully!
Jessica was originally recommended to us after our original photographer had to pull out of our date for personal reasons. We originally contacted her 9 months prior to the wedding, and from the start we were met with kindness, enthusiasm and professionalism. We absolutely loved Jessica's style of pictures, and also felt we could get along with her, and that we would be in good hands. We did an engagement shoot, which was great to do as we then knew what to expect on the day. We spent the whole engagement shoot laughing together and felt completely at ease. Coming closer to the big day, we had a meeting at our venue to scope out where some shots would be, along with some rain back up shots (which we would end up needing!) After having had a discussion with our parents and producing a list of the pictures we would have liked, Jessica recommended we have a second photographer in order to capture everything, which we ended up getting. On the day itself, Jessica and Kay were absolutely brilliant. We barely noticed they were there, but they were equally there when we needed them. They captured some great shots, even if the day itself was very grey and stormy - they managed to make the pictures look so airy and light and just, lovely! It was truly a delight to work with Jessica, so if you want someone laid back, but also extremely professional and knowing exactly what is needed, look no further. It was really nice having her there, and we would recommend her fully.
Miranda & Matthew
Married in November 2019
June 2016
From the get go Jessica was a delight to deal with
From the get go Jessica was a delight to deal with, always quick to respond and lovely with it! We aren’t naturals behind a camera but Jessica was so chilled and laid back that we relaxed very quickly! We wanted more relaxed and candid shots of us and our guests and that is exactly what we got! Loads of our guests commented at how nice Jessica and her second were too. When the photos arrived they came in a beautiful little box and we had the best evening go through them all - we couldn’t believe how many there were and loved them. Thanks again Jessica!
Location & Contact Details

Address

Foxcroft Drive, Southampton, Hampshire, SO45 2FF, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Southampton

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M27

Nearest Train Station

Southampton

Nearest Airport

Southampton

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Press & Awards
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Press & Awards (6)

Bride Magazine
Your Hampshire & Dorset Magazine
You & Your Wedding Magazine
Dotty Vintage Weddings
Whimsical Wonderland Weddings
Love Our Wedding

Accreditations / Associations (1)

The Guild of Photographers

Industry Awards (4)

Most Outstanding Photographer - Southampton 2019
Bridebook Wedding Awards 2019
Hampshire Wedding Awards 2018 - Finalist
Wedding Awards - Best Photographer South West - 2018
FAQ
(10)

What is your most memorable wedding?

One this Summer, when the Dad was giving his Daughter away he kissed her and said "I loved you first" with a tear in his eye. Ohhh the feels!!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Natural, relaxed, colourful, fun & real

What about your business are you most proud of?

I live for weddings, in the 10+ years I've been doing this my passion has never once dipped. I love weddings and how each one is different. You never quite know how the day is going to go (even with all the best planning!). I love how emotional the day is, how truly special and intimate it is. I never take my being there for granted.

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

Never lose sight that 'It's your day!'. So many of my couples try to make everyone else happy. Most people just want to see you happy and are there to share your big day.

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

Music sheets/lyrics tied around the jars on the tables. It added that touch that was all about them, and also was a talking point for the guests too.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Lots of chatting and prep beforehand so the day runs really smoothly. Ensuring we get that nice and relaxed feeling on the day itself to the best of our ability.

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

One with your closest family and siblings. I still use my own wedding pictures taken for Fathers Day, Mothers Day, etc. These pictures will be passed down for years to come.

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

One of bride's had her horse brought to the reception and wanted a picture. It was stunning, I love it when couples' want their furry loved one's involved in the day also.

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Planning - plan for it and then it's no surprise. Make sure your venue works for you should the weather turn and make back up plans.

Describe how you got into photography.

I studied photography & once I got my qualifications I started up my business. 100+ weddings on and still loving it!!