Kelly J Photography

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Natural & Fun wedding photography available in Somerset & Bristol.
Details
Products and Services
Back-up Equipment
Bridal Prep Shots
Flexible Hours on the Day
Images on USB
Large Group Shots
Last-minute Orders
Online Shop
Personal Online Gallery
Photo Printing
Pre-wedding Consultation
Pre-wedding Venue Visit
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Wedding Albums
Photography Style
Modern
Reportage / Documentary
Pricing & Costs
Prices start at
  • £1600
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Full Description
  • My approach to wedding photography is more natural and fun to the typical traditional style so that the images of your day reflect who you are and what your day is all about. I love telling your story as it is, in the best possible way. My wedding package includes a USB carefully packaged in a beautiful wooden keepsake box with sample prints and a personal printing license that allows you to print your photos wherever and whenever you want. You're not restricted by hourly coverage as my package means literally all day, for as long as you want me. Getting ready photos to everyone on the dancefloor, however long it takes to tell your story, I'll be there. You also get an online gallery to share with guests. Fine-art eco friendly albums are also available and half day packages for smaller budgets or weddings can be booked during off-peak dates so please get in touch!
  • Experience
    Year Business Was Established
    2011
    # Of Weddings Hosted
    More than 50
    # Of People In Team
    1
    Public Liability Insurance
    Yes
Press & Awards
(8)
Press and Awards (8)
Rock N Roll Bride
Boho Weddings Blog
English Wedding Blog
Bespoke Bride
Whimsical Wonderland Wedding
The Wedding Community
Cwtch the Bride
North Wales Wedding Magazine
Photos
(20)
Location & Contact Details
  • Directions
    • Address
    • Shepton Mallet, Somerset, England
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FAQ
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What is your most memorable wedding?
It's difficult to say as I photograph a lot of very creative weddings but probably the game of thrones style medieval wedding in castle in North Wales that I photographed one October. It was probably my dream wedding - Pumpkins everywhere!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Natural, Fun, Unconventional, Personal, Modern
What about your business are you most proud of?
The relationships I've been able to form with my past couples. It's not just a business for me. I've made a lot of great friends through doing what I love.
What is your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Don't get caught up in perfection - Your wedding is yours and nobody else's, so try not to compare or get soaked up in pinterest too much. Go with the flow. It may rain - that's okay - your dress might get a bit dirty - that's okay too.. In fact, some of my favourite photos of couples are the ones where unexpected things happen and the best kind of photographs are the ones where you're just being you.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
I did an outdoor handfasting ceremony and as the bride was Welsh and the groom Scottish, they used two pieces of different kinds of fabric, one fabric from Wales and one from Scotland. There was also lots of details during the reception that went with the Scottish/Welsh theme.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
If we're close, we'll meet for a hot drink and maybe some cake and get to know each other better. I think it's more important to know whether we get a long really well before we get talking about packages and contracts. If you're long distance, we'll chat over the phone, skype or email whichever is comfortable for you and get to know each other that way. About a month before the big day we'll arrange to meet or chat over the phone again, usually I like to use this time to visit the venue with you. This is so we can discuss the timeline of the day, your group shot list and also look around the venue so I'm aware of where everything is happening. After the wedding you'll receive a few sneak preview images and then an online gallery of all the edited images upto 4 weeks after the big day so you can share them with your guests before the USB arrives.
What is the #1 photo that you think every couple should take?
Just allow more time for the two of you to have photos taken alone, as this time goes so quick usually and if we're taking them after the ceremony the guests typically like to wander over to us and start taking their own photos/directing themselves which eats into our time. I often advise to have some more portraits of you both taken in the evening after dinner to make up for this, especially if there's a good sunset! And you're usually more relaxed by this point.
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
It involved swords and a Druid in Glastonbury! haha
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Embrace it! Have some clear umbrellas at the ready as rain can make for some amazing wedding photos. I've done lots of them!
Describe how you got into photography.
I've been taking photos since I was about 7 or 8. It had always been a hobby, I couldn't imagine doing anything else. I kinda fell into weddings about 5 or so years ago and enjoyed them a lot more than I thought I would, and now I'm hooked on them.
Bridebook benefits
  • Bridebook Discount: 10%