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Sneak Peek | Ellane & Louis ~ New York Shoot

I think I have been on more flights this year than all my previous trips combined.  One of the perks of being a photographer is being flown out to amazing places across the globe.  This month I photographed Ellane and Louis during their holiday in New York. We took in so many sights ~ Central Park, Guggenheim, Grand Central, Brooklyn Bridge…so many vibrant locations and I am really enjoying editing this shoot.  Here is a sneak peek of this lovely couple in their stylish glad-rags.

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In other news, it’s been wonderfully busy the last few weeks, but it does mean the blog has been a little neglected…all set to change! Film Friday has been a bit random of late, but my clients must come first and that means my personal film work has had to be put on hold just now. But I have very exciting plans for the winter months, so watch this space.  I have three weddings left before the end of the year ~ this weekend the location is Paris. Oh la la!

Dasha - So beautiful and such a stylish couple! Looking forward to see the rest!

Emma - Amazing backdrop! Can’t wait to see the whole shoot.

Evelyn - when will you be putting up the rest of the shoots? I am so excited…

Polly Alexandre - Awesome! Loving your style and their style!

Aimee & Gary | Wedding ~ A French Affair

I am so lucky that I get the opportunity to travel so much doing a job I love.  Last month I had the absolute pleasure of photographing Aimee and Gary’s stunning wedding in Provence.

Aimee and Gary both live in Singapore and as England is no longer their home, they didn’t feel it was the right place for them to get married.  After extensive research and flying all over visiting venues, they decided on La Coquillade.  With its vineyards and amazing views, the venue was a fantastic backdrop to the day’s proceedings and provided superb accommodation for their family and friends.  I lived in France as a child and going back to the country for the first time in ten years reminded me of what a beautiful place it is.

The ceremony was held in a beautiful 13th Century church in the picturesque village of Ménerbes.  Not only did the church provide beautiful colours and light (the light, oh the light!), but it sits atop a hill that gives stunning views of the surrounding landscape.  After the guests enjoyed their own mini bottles of champagne after the ceremony, the celebrations moved to the venue with a cocktail reception on the terrace.  The food was truly amazing ~ course after course arrived of the most gorgeous food imaginable.  Speeches are always the favourite part of a wedding day for me, and Gary’s speech was especially lovely to hear as I got a very unexpected thank you and gift from them both.  My camera proved perfect for hiding my blushing cheeks behind.  After dinner came dancing which went on until 7am!

Aimee told me early on in her wedding plans that they both loved good food, wine and climate.  Their wedding involved plenty of all three.  I had originally met Aimee and Gary at Elaine & Alistair’s wedding last year, and since last month I have been booked by one of their guests to photograph their wedding next summer.  I love finding new clients this way ~ not only are personal recommendations fantastic, but it also means I get to catch up with my clients again at other weddings!

To Aimee & Gary ~ I can’t say a big enough thank you for having me capture your *beautiful* day.  I was overwhelmed by your generosity and kindness to me, and really enjoyed myself far too much!  I hope you love your images and I cannot wait to design you an amazing album.

Aimee’s dress | Amanda Wakeley

Bridemaid’s dress | Kirsty Doyle

Gary’s suit | Gieves & Hawkes

Wedding planner | Geraldine at Dites Moi Oui

Hair | Christian Wood

Make-up | Lauren Parsons

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greg - Stunning Jodie. Looks like the wedding of a lifetime, and you captured it beautifully. Pièce de résistance!

emmatphoto - Wow! What a beautifully elegant wedding! I love the movement in your photo’s, so natural. I hope i get to photograph a wedding in france one day :)

Elaine Du - Amazing photo’s Jodie! What a beautiful bride.. I can’t wait to see the rest of the photo’s..

gill maheu - really beautiful shots of a gorgeous wedding – you an amazing eye for detail & atmosphere – j’adore !

lilymarlene - Love them! And was that an exploding wedding cake!!!??

Lulu - beautiful Jodie, truly amazing – what a perfect location! x

Dominique - Gorgeous, beautiful, stunning wedding! Magical reception venue x

Aimee Helliwell - Jodie, we are speechless – we just LOVE them! Please move to Singapore?! Can’t wait for the entire gallery :) xx

admin - The wedding cake had sparklers on which was a total surprise for Aimee and Gary. It looked amazing.

admin - So pleased you love them, Aimee. Anytime you need my camera & I in Singapore, you just give me the word!

Brett Harkness - Some lovely shot there Jodie, u should be very happy?!

greg - I keep coming back to these time and time again. They really are incredible photographs.

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David Jenkins - Lovely colours Jodie! Really film like.

AmyPunky Photography - Gorgeous photos of a lovely wedding!!! The location is amazing!

Sophie - Magnifique !

Philippe - thanks for linking our website to your wonderful blog

Natachasteven - Great look!

Film Friday | Polaroid ~ From the streets of Manhattan to a pool in Palm Springs

Last week I was in NYC for a portrait shoot.  Those of you who are regular visitors to the blog will know that I have always nurtured a very public love affair with this city.  I’m very fortunate to have a brother and sister who have both made their lives in New York, so I’ve been able to see the places that Time Out doesn’t tell you about.  I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve been back, but I’ve never lost my passion for photographing this incredible place.

After the portrait shoot (which went brilliantly and was so much fun), G and I spent a few days relaxing by the pool at our favourite place in Palm Springs. It always feels like we’re on the set for a Frank Sinatra movie whenever we’re there and so I dressed accordingly in my favourite vintage frocks.

For the photographers among you, the first four shots were taken using the beautiful TZ-Artistic Polaroid film, sadly now out of production.  The bottom two were from a first-flush batch of the Impossible Project’s new PX-70 Color Shade film, specially made for SX-70 cameras.  I bought a few boxes at the Impossible Project’s New York office and shot Palm Springs to death. As the films are made with expired chemicals, they all have a blue tint and prove challenging to expose, but then that’s half the fun.

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Greg - Great memories, great pictures

Film Friday | I was there; these pictures prove it. » Jodie Chapman Photography - [...] you will have visited Florence, Positano, Ibiza, Paris, New York once or twice, Long Island, Rome, Palm Springs, California, Bristol/Bath, the 1800s, my home, and a vintage festival. I hope you’ve enjoyed [...]

Film Friday | Rollei at Vintage at Goodwood

I may currently be in NYC on a portrait shoot, but that’s not stopping me from getting Film Friday out on the blog.  I recently took a little trip to Vintage at Goodwood, a fantastic local festival that provided lots of amusement for vintage aficionados: music, stalls, a cinema featuring Ealing comedies, a Beauty Box where you could get your hair and make-up done a la Rita Hayworth… I was in heaven.  Although I had succeeded in a homespun beehive, I still made the most of the festival and returned home with two pairs of eye-glasses and sunglasses from the 1960s as well as a beautiful large-format camera from the 1890s ~ my project for the winter months.

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Wedding | Liz & David ~ Afternoon Tea by the Thames

Liz & David’s relaxed and intimate wedding took place by the river in Putney. After making their vows in front of a very select group of family, they enjoyed afternoon tea outside before lots more guests arrived for the evening meal.  Liz had told me they wanted the day relaxed and laidback, and this style flowed beautifully.  Liz looked stunning in her Temperley gown, and I think her sister Victoria takes the prize for my most favourite bridesmaid dress ever.  It was a true privilege to be invited to share in this wedding and I hope the pictures give just a taste of how lovely it was.

Venue | Winchester House, Putney

Liz’s dress | Temperley London

Groom’s suit | Ozwald Boateng

Bridesmaid’s dress | Hoss Intropia

Jazz Band | Don Steele Quartet

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

Greg - Another perfect set of pictures. You’re brilliant!

Lou ~ Whimsical Wonderland Weddings Blog - WOW What a stunning stunning wedding, i love the bride’s gown – beautiful as ever Jodie :-) x x

Charley/London Bride - Oh Jodie this is so pretty! You’ve captured exactly what they seemed to be after, laid back fun with friends and family and they look so happy! Oh and of course Vics is looking gorgeous in that grey gown but I would say that as her friend ;)

Dominique - Love the silhouette shot of them coming through the gate and the balloon hat made me laugh! Lovely job x

Liz - Love love love the images! We’re over the moon with them. Thank you, you’ve captured our day perfectly.

Jay Hsiang Studio - YOu did such a great job capturing the day!!