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Julia and You photography creates beautiful fine art wedding photography combining Julias fashion editorial background with Michelles documentary style - giving you the perfect combination
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£1850
Details

Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Online Proofing
Photo Printing
Physical Shop / Studio
Flexible Hours on the Day
Stay Through Speeches
Stay Through Dancing
Large Group Shots
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Second Shooter Available
Wedding Albums
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Images on USB

Photography Style

Reportage / Documentary
Modern
Artistic
Full Description
I adore capturing beautifully styled weddings, using my years as art director for leading bridal magazine WEDDING to very much influence my style – editorial (naturally) with fine art influences but always storytelling. I work as a duo with equally talented photographer Michelle, bringing together our two styles to create the perfect collection. Michelle specialises in storytelling, whilst I am fine art editorial, so as well as telling your story we are creating what will become your first family memoir. Hopefully something you will be showing grandchildren. For me, as I only book a limited number of couples a year it’s about us being right for each other. If you just want a photographer to capture the day then I might not be the right one, but if you love editorial photography, want to create something beautiful and tell your own (fun) wedding story we would love to get to know you. At some wedding guests presume we’re friends already, so when you get in touch I would really love to LOTS about you two, about your wedding, the style, the details and the things that are important to you both. I love to have fun relaxed day with you two, after all chances are you will spend as much time with me on the day as any guest! I have been lucky enough to work with the industry’s finest, from top fashion photographers and talented wedding planners, to leading cake designer and florists, and I am very fortunate to call many of them friends. I am very fortunate that the combination of stylish weddings and couples with my editorial style means lots of my weddings get featured in top bridal magazines (you can see some here). Me personally, of course I love photography and imagery which is why I am a pinterest and instagram fan, but I am lucky to be blessed with two amazing children and a husband who makes me laugh every day. I have a VERY sweet tooth and get excited before every wedding at the chance to get dressed up (and wearing red lipstick) and I cross my fingers for golden

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Julia West
We would love to chat to you some more about your plans, we only take a limited number of weddings a year, so we have the time to get to know our couples

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2004
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
2
Reviews
(24)
Helen King
Wedding: September 2017
December 2017
Bridesmaid of Mr & Mrs Love
I think what makes Julia and Michelle so special is that they were able to put us young bridesmaids and our bride completely at ease and became part of our celebration. They captured the love we shared for our friend, the bride, perfectly. (Julia also saved us from a wasp and became our hero!) It never felt like we were being watched or under pressure to make the perfect picture, we basically had the giggles all day. Yet Julia produced some magical pictures that everyone at the wedding will treasure forever.
Meredith
Wedding: September 2017
December 2017
Incredibly beautiful photos
My fiancé and I booked Julia and Michelle and were so excited and then were lucky enough to see her at work at a friend's wedding recently. Professional and hard working and wow those photos were gorgeous, made me even more excited for my big day! We were only guests and she took my favourite ever photo of us.
Katherine Mary & Peter
Married in September 2017
December 2017
Julia is the dream
Julia was my favourite part of the entire wedding process. Not only are our photos absolutely to die for & blog-worthy, but she was absolutely fabulous to work with every step of the way. In the build up, Julia was unbelievably patient with me as I stressed out and by the time it got to the wedding, she was like my own de-stress talisman. I was a bag of nerves on the morning of my wedding but as soon as Julia and Michelle were there, everything was all better. She just knew exactly what she was doing & how to organise everyone so I didn’t have to worry at all. She’s also really fun to be around, which is very important as she’s with you all day. I literally wished she was actually a guest at my wedding, she’s amazing. After the wedding, we received a sneak peek of 100 photos in 5 days! And all our photos were with us in 2 weeks, despite us being her 10th wedding in a few weeks. Words really cannot describe how amazing Julia was and I could not recommend her more highly. I’m fact, my friend has hired her for her wedding next year and I can’t wait to see Julia again - this time as a bridesmaid, rather than a bride! Best money I’ve ever spent. Julia’s photos are so dreamy and she is an absolute pleasure to work with.
Amy and Matthew Love
Married in August 2017
June 2016
Love wedding
Our wedding photography was one thing we absolutely didn't want to compromise on and we're so over the moon with our photos from Julia. Not only have we got beautiful photos to look back at the day, but it was fantastic having Julia and Michelle be a part of our wedding. From Julia catching wasps while we were getting ready, and helping with my peeling false lashes, to Michelle rescuing my struggling husband and his best man with their buttonholes, and her amazing wedding dress bathroom tips, we couldn't have asked for more lovely ladies to be with us on our big day. And our guests seemed to agree; so many have commented on how lovely they were. We cannot recommend Julia enough and will definitely be coming back to her for any future photography. Thank you so much for capturing such amazing memories so beautifully xxx
Suzy and Christian
Married in August 2017
December 2017
Absolutely amazing photographers
We feel so lucky to have had Julia and Michelle photograph our wedding. They captured every single moment with the most incredible photos. We couldn't be happier. They were also such lovely people to have around on our special day. We highly recommend them!
Lucy May
Wedding: August 2017
December 2017
Great lady, incredible photographs!
Julia captured the photos for my sisters wedding in August. She was so friendly, made us all feel extremely comfortable and felt like a wedding guest rather than a photographer. She demonstrates beautiful creativity in her photography, capturing every moment and creating beautiful backgrounds and scenes. I was SO impressed with every shot and the luxury photo album will be treasured forever.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Upminster, Greater London, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Upminster

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M25

Nearest Train Station

Upminster bridge

Nearest Airport

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Press & Awards
(15)

Press & Awards (12)

Wedding magazine
Bloved wedding blog
Wedding venues and services magazine
You and Your wedding magazine
Rock n Roll bride wedding blog
Love my dress wedding blog
Rock my wedding blog
An Essex wedding magazine
Perfect wedding magazine
Whimsical wonderland wedding blog
Wedding ideas magazine
A Hertfordshire wedding magazine

Accreditations / Associations (1)

LMPA - master photographer - Guild of photographers

Industry Awards (2)

You and your wedding wedding photographs of the year 2nd and 3rd place
Perfect wedding magazine photographer of the year - second place.
FAQ
(7)

What is your most memorable wedding?

We have literally photographed 100s of weddings and everyone is memorable in its own way, but across the years - a groom arriving on a horse, tearful speech by an adoring dad as the bride had gone into remission from cancer, hilarious bridesmaids, beautiful sunsets, all weddings need is to be personal and they are all beautiful

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Fine art, Editorial, creative but still story-telling

What about your business are you most proud of?

Being us, people recommend us for being kind, friendly and personable, yet still creating beautiful memories

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

Be true yourself, you dont have to do anything unless its right for you two

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

Photographs in golden hour, sometimes just after dinner, youre both more relaxed and it always give us the best couple shots

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Umbrellas and a smile, dont worry about it - some of my favourite weddings have had a bit of rain, this summer on a particularly wet wedding the bride and groom literally laughed their way through the vows as they could see the rain coming down. It wasnt what they had planned - but by having good humour it didn't spoil a thing and then in the evening the rain cleared the clouds as we got the most amazing sunset. And you know what you can hardly tell from the photographs

Describe how you got into photography.

I did a photography A-level at school, but from that went onto to do a design degree but on leaving university I took further photography courses, and inspired by friends lack lustre wedding photographs 11 years ago I thought perhaps I could do better