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My black cat, Annie Hall.

Alexa - Aw she’s a lovely one! Great shot…I was playing with my Diana F+ in Brighton on Saturday, always exciting to see how they turn out. What a mysterious photo, she’s almost saying “Follow me..”

admin - Hey Alexa, I love the Diana F+! Bought one in NY a couple of years ago and it’s a very clever little thing. This picture is quite telling of Annie’s personality as she’s always wandering off away from us. Little miss independent.

Lulu - You wouldn’t believe it but I watched Annie Hall for the first time last night! Can’t believe it’s taken me that many years to see it. I’ve decided if I ever have a girl she’ll be an Annie!!!

admin - lulu – at least you’ve seen it now! The first time I saw it was alone in a late night screening when I worked at the cinema. I can still remember the opening scene where woody talks to the audience and thinking in my head, “i’m going to love this”. And I did. One of my Top 5 favourites. Have you seen “Manhattan”? If not, you must check it out. Fabulous.

~ be my facebook fan ~

I know that some of you are already fans of my page on Facebook, but for the rest of you…here is your personal invitation.  I would love you to become a fan of my page, where you can share photos and posts with your friends and family.  To visit the page, click here.  Become a fan, and you’ll get my updates straight to your page ~ no nonsense, just gorgeous photography.  So say the Jackson 5, it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3.   Look forward to welcoming you on board!

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{ JODIE CHAPMAN ~ WEDDING & PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY LONDON SOUTH-EAST INTERNATIONAL }

~ a little polaroid love ~

It’s been a busy few weeks, with my first wedding of the year, a wedding fair and getting all my new samples in order.  I am also in the process of moving home, which although stressful, is also very exciting as the new house will allow me to have a separate, dedicated client space.  This will allow me to have all my sample albums and prints on show, giving the client the opportunity to choose from a range of different products to showcase their beautiful pictures.  The space will be the first project, so I hope to have images of the studio up on the blog within the coming summer.

It’s also been very busy with bookings for 2011.  A reputable wedding photographer will only photograph one wedding per day, so it’s essential to book well in advance if photography is an important aspect of the day, which it seems to be for most of my clients.  August 2011 sees me photographing my first wedding in Spain, and I’m really looking forward to all that beautiful natural light.

I thought I would give the blog a little film love, so here are various pictures using my precious Polaroid film over the last couple of years…

  1. Trafalgar Square ~ one of my favourite places in London to sit and watch the crowds go by.
  2. Greg and his Oreo milkshake on a trip to New York.
  3. My sister’s Brooklyn brownstone apartment.
  4. Coney Island, NY.  When I went a few years ago, it was untouched since the 1950s.  There is a restoration going on at the moment, I believe, but it’s well worth a visit come rain or shine.  Just a $2.25 trip on the subway.
  5. Shopping in Brooklyn.
  6. As big fans of vintage, we recently had a little gathering of friends and the theme was Mad Men.  From the outfits right down to the cocktail list (Snowballs and Tom Collins), retro was the name of the game.  Couldn’t this picture be straight out of 1963??

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{ JODIE CHAPMAN ~ WEDDING & PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY LONDON SOUTH-EAST INTERNATIONAL }

Janice - Hi Jodie,

I used to follow your old blog, Vintage Film, when I lived in Manchester and wondered where you had gone. I just discovered this site yesterday and wanted to say congratulations on your budding career! It is always inspiring to see someone pursue their passions and succeed so beautifully. Best, Janice

Dominique - This makes me want to buy a polaroid camera! Maybe I will have to look into one just for fun x

admin - Hey Janice, I remember you! Thank you for your kind words and I’m so pleased you found my new home. Dominique ~ a Polaroid camera is like a vintage dress…you can never have too many. Keep an eye out for The Impossible Project ~ new Polaroid film is due to be announced soon!

Mark - Jodie your photography is as fantastic as ever, love the lighting and creative focusing, all the images are fantastic, I cannot choose a favourite one, if I had to… the one of the guy in that great shirt! best wishes to you both!

Film Friday | A new feature…and my own wedding » Jodie Chapman Photography - [...] format to good old 35mm.  I’ve already posted a few of my Polaroids on this blog before (here, here…& here), and I’ve just bought myself another batch to use in my SX-70 [...]