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2011 | The year that was

When it comes to being a photographer, 2011 was a pretty fantastic year. I met some incredible people, photographed some beautiful events, and feel I have grown both creatively and as a person. I’m a passionate person, and I hope my work always reflects that. The reason I shoot mainly weddings is because I love capturing people; whether it’s tears or laughter, a wedding day involves a ton of different emotions, and I feel it a privilege that I am asked to document and create something special. A huge thank you goes to all my 2011 clients, who I have loved working with and photographing. Also a big thank you to those in the industry who help to get my images out there. I love that you love my work.

2012 is already shaping up to be a busy year, from weddings through to workshops, through to more trips to California, New York,  a week in Morocco, and getting to grips with my large format camera. I’m still in the midst of some beautiful winter weddings, and I’m looking forward to a little break after January when I can relax and recharge for next year. I still feel that my best work is ahead of me. Roll on 2012.

To my 2012 clients, I’m looking forward to creating some magic of your very own.

Jx

 

Kirsten - Oh Jodie, GORGEOUS images.

Jemma - Another year of beautiful images, such a joy to look at. Roll on 2012 indeed! X

Greg - You really did have an amazing year Jodes. I’ve loved seeing your work on the blog. I still get blown away and even more frequently the second half of 2011 as your film work became more prevalent. You are such a talent and I’m so proud of you. Can’t wait to see what you capture and create in 2012. Gx

Lulu - Beautiful, beautiful!!!!! xx

David Jenkins - Blinding set of images Jodie, colour and emotion all the way! Really look forward to seeing your film and other work next year!

Wedding | Salma & Simon | The Groucho Club

Salma and Simon’s London wedding took place at the infamous Groucho Club in Soho, a hangout for celebs and creatives when in town. The day had a very chic and laid back vibe, and with only 50 guests, it felt like an intimate gathering of friends. Straight after the ceremony, we hopped into a black cab and sped off for a little shoot around London as the sun was setting.

Salma and Simon’s day was originally going to be happening abroad, but due to unfortunate circumstances, it wasn’t able to go ahead. Towards the end of the afternoon, they commented on how happy they were with how it had gone, and that really, getting married in London was perfect for them. It was a testament to their love that they were just happy to be married, however it had to happen. That kind of love makes for a beautiful wedding.

Salma and Simon ~ thank you for having me capture your gorgeous day. I wish you a wonderful future together and am sure you will be very happy.

Thank you also to the staff at The Groucho Club, who were fantastic and looked after me well.

Venue ~ The Groucho Club // Salma’s dress ~ Temperley // Salma’s shoes ~ Emmy // Simon’s suit ~ Cad & the Dandy // Florist ~ Rachel Morgan Flowers // Cake ~ Cakes by Robin // Stationery ~ Artcadia

Chloe - Sheesh! Utterly beautiful. I love how still and pensive some of these are and the ones of them are full of movement and emotion. A perfect balance-well done Mrs.

Alexa - Beautiful images, this wedding looks amazing. I love your composition Jodie.

Delia - Beautiful images x

joanna - effortless, stylish and chic a perfect combo for you and your style… this is a gorgeous wedding me loves it. x

David Jenkins - Proper bo! Love your portraits as always but the interior details are perfect Jodie. (& that tape cake rules!)

Reverie Magazine - Beautiful, Jodie! x

Greg - Wow, you have really outdone yourself here Jodes. Your style and vision is so strong and this perfectly wedding captures what you do best. There’s no one who creates work that looks like yours. You completely inspire me.

Peter Ntamark - Excellent coverage..Totally awesome Jodie.. Really!!!!

louise {bijouxbride} - Only one word, wow!

Lisa Devlin - So very awesome in so many ways.

Lesley - How come I’ve only just caught up with this? It’s breathtaking, Jodie -I absolutely love every shot.The character/personality of those lovely people (oh! Salma!!!) and places are just SO nailed. x

a personal favourite

Image by Norman Jean Roy

I have looked at this photograph hundreds of times over the last few weeks since it was published.

I could say I wish I had taken this picture.

Instead, I will say that images like this inspire me to be a better artist.

It sends shivers down my spine just taking in the beauty of the light, the simplicity, the formality.

 

This is why timeless is always best.

Ed Osborn - That is such a beautiful image.

Renata - it’s gorgeous! What year is it?

sarah & david | engaged

Sarah reminds me of a nineties supermodel, with that beautiful, sweeping parting and gorgeous smile.

I can’t wait for Sarah and David’s December wedding in the sleepy seaside town of Rye. It’s beginning to feel a lot like winter.

Images shot on a Contax 645 with Portra 400 and Tri-X films

greg - I absolutely love this shoot. Amazing location, great looking couple and stunning compositions.

Ed Osborn - Really great shoot, and one of my favourite buildings in London!

Truly Photography - Beautiful photos. Love the last photo!

Linda Frawley - Stunning!! Beautiful pics and Great Hair Sarah!