Amanda & Neil

and Skye!

So excited to share with you Amanda & Neil's confidence shoot. It is my favourite part of your wedding photography journey. I get to be super nosey about your wedding plans and what has been going on in your world.

It was the most fun I have had in a while with this winter weather and it gets me excited for the rest of this month and the shoots coming up.

She spent time getting to know us as a couple to make our shoot totally personal to us and our life. Louise is so warm and bubbly, we felt natural and comfortable the whole time which really shows in the photos.
— A&N

We started our session together in my favourite way. Chilling at their house, with a cup of tea and a catch up (yes that means me being nosey)

We then took a drive and a walk along their favourite beach and had great fun!

Amanda and Neil wanted to have their shoot by their favourite local beach. After recently relocating themselves to Wembury (Devon) they have fully embraced the community and love all it. They also wanted their photos to be relaxed, fun and to capture them, with my task to get a natural smile from Neil. Did I do it???? Have a look see! 

Amanda & Neil thank you for a wonderful afternoon, allowing me into your world and capturing you as a couple. I am so excited for your wedding in just a few short weeks.

Thank you also to Skye for being a wonderful model. Even when you took the limelight from mummy and daddy.

Where will you go for your shoot? What place connects you and your partner?

Want to know more about confidence shoots and why they are the KEY step in your photography journey?

Want to have a chat or get a cup of tea and cake? Get in touch below I would love to hear from you.

A s h l e y & B e c k y

I LOVE confidence shoots. I get to go on a personal journey with my couples listening to their journey so far since their engagement. I get to know more about them to help me capture their day in a personal way (yes I am nosey and I want to know everything from your favourite band to your favourite ways to spend your time together).

Sometimes I even get to walk the path that they walked before their proposal... this was the case with Ashley & Becky (and Dexter). 

We met on a cosy, autumn day at the beautiful Blenheim Palace; with Dexter their puppy in hand and the picnic blanket from the day Ashley proposed it was a special walk to take with them.

Ashley & Becky wanted to capture their proposal adventure and we recreated some of the experiences to make their shoot truly personal. 

With posing guidance, personal items, a fun puppy and a beautiful backdrop we had a great time. Thank you Ashley & Becky for being so open in sharing such a special location with me.

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I can not wait for your special day in Devon in 2018.

To see my fun confidence shoot in Paris click below.

Ash me about availability and tell me your ideas for your confidence shoot.

C L A I R & J A M E S - Sun, Sea and Acro!

I can not even explain how excited I am with all of the clients I am working with, this year and next. I seem to have the most exciting and fun clients and I am so grateful.

Sunday started out like an other confidence shoot does. A few jiggles of a plan, some hot drinks and finding out as much as I can about a couple without sounding like a stalker. 

We had to dodge a marathon run, we walked, we chatted about squid ink and gorilla races. We sat by the sea and watched the day really flourish whilst capturing the lovely connection between Clair & James. It was a lovely start to a shoot...

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AND THEN...

And then just when we were about to change location Clair & James just casually threw in that they did Acro Yoga together and blew my mind and my camera and I were buzzing.

To capture a couples love is amazing, to capture something as unique and personal as a connected yoga move... well...

Just beautiful!

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Clair & James it was an absolute pleasure to meet you and get to know you both. I can not wait for your big day!

Heidi & Tim Pt 2 - Origami, Llamas and Thunderstorms

We can not thank Louise enough for the fantastic job she did of capturing our special day. Her attention to detail and passion for what she does shone through and we could not have been happier with the end result. Tim & Heidi

Tim & Heidi's wedding part 2, after such an amazing intimate first ceremony, did not disappoint at all. Visually there was so much to capture, so much emotion and fun. All of the venue dressing had been done the day before, by Tim, Heidi family, friends and even myself and my husband pitched in.

I LOVED the hand potted plants as favours for guests. Taking something home with them to remember the day that grows with love and care. Just too awesome!

(As a side note Tim & Heidi also decided to start a beautiful house plant company called Wild Home together this summer as well, joining together their passions for plants and interior design.)

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ORIGAMI

The personal touches to the beautifully minimal decor extended into the ceiling decorations which saw the marquee adorned with origami animals, which were made by friends and family and sent back with the RSVPS for the invitations.

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GETTING READY

The next day we were on for wedding part 2!

With a second dress and a second colour scheme, Tim & Heidi got the chance to express themselves twice.

Starting at Heidi's parents house, surrounded by her sisters and nieces and nephews was a fun, beautiful way to start the day. It was wonderful to watch them all helping each other with hair and makeup was wonderful and their hairdresser was a family friend too. Everything was so calm and close. 

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Then we whisked off to the beautiful Yorkshire Heart Vineyard for their outdoor ceremony! The weather was very dramatic

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THUNDERSTORMS

The weather was so dramatic and looked fantastic on camera. Though we did duck into the marquee to finish their wedding blessing as the lightening struck and then the heavens opened.

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SURPRISE LLAMAS

As if there were not some incredible moments to photograph as it was, a surprise petting zoo was on site for Heidi & Tim as a present because of their love of animals. It was fantastic to see all the guests holding and feeding the animals when the storm stopped and the sun came back out.

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ALL ABOUT US

As with most of my couples, Heidi & Tim didn't want to be away from their celebrations for a huge amount of time. We took 15 minutes together to take a stroll, to take in the day and capture some moments of them together.

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'GROUPS'

I think the day for all standing together, formal style group shots is done. For me it is anyway. I became a shadow and followed Tim & Heidi around while they caught up with their guests and captured them where they were. It meant we have versatile group shots in lots of places around their venue. 

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LETS REMEMBER & CELEBRATE

We had some wonderful speeches and words of remembrance and love from Heidi & Tim's special people. Along with my first thank you gift given in the speeches.

Everyone made way for the first dance and then joined in with the celebrations and party.

Even I was told to put my camera down...

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Well, what else can I say! I know I talk a lot but no words really describe the feelings I get when I get to be such a close part of so many peoples special days.

Heidi & Tim! Thank you for having me!

TO SEE PART 1 AGAIN CLICK HERE

 

To see Tim & Heidi's full wedding gallery click HERE. This takes you to an external site where you will be asked for an email address purely to view the images. Your email address will not be used for anything else.

Confidence Sessions! - Why you need to let me take your photo before your big day!

 Engagement Shoot, Pre- wedding shoot, pre-wedding session, couples shoot...

There are so many different titles being used between photographers around the world for the mini shoot we attach/include in our packages. One of the above, maybe others that I have not come across.

BREAK THE MOULD

As you know I am not one for the norm and something was not sitting right with me when I was talking about the pre-wedding shoot and when I was writing about it on my website. It was not encapsulating what I knew the value of the pre-shoot was for my couples. So I use a different term.

Whichever term is used all the professionals I know will agree it is an essential part of the wedding photography journey.

FUN     PERSONAL    RELAXED    CREATIVE   

your Confidence Shoot

Why is it essential and why do I call it this?

I could write an endless article about this but lets keep it to some key bullet points...

- It is key in building in our rapport so you feel relaxed and confident having me around on your day.

I AM THE SUPPLIER YOU WILL SPEND THE MOST TIME WITH!

- It is an important part of your photography journey to build your confidence in having your photograph taken on your wedding day by me.

- You feel comfortable with me being close to you and guiding you through poses.

- I get to know more about you, what your passions are and what makes you laugh so I can make your photographs more personal (have a cool hobby you want to include in your shoot PLEASE tell me... acro yoga shoot anyone?

- You get to have some awesome photographs of yourselves to use at home or even on your wedding day for your displays.

- These photos make great Save the Date postcards.

- We get to add more excitement to your wedding journey. So many of the parts of wedding planning will not come to fruition until your day. With me we get to have a bit more fun, capturing memories, extended your chances to really take note of your journey. 

All of these elements make this a vital and hugely fun part of your wedding photography journey because hands down it helps create even better photographs for you!

So lets get chatting about your Confidence Shoot today!

Want to see more of my couples confidence shoots. Head on over to my wedding gallery portfolio and click on their albums.

That is not all...

Before your big day we will also do a venue visit, with my camera, to design YOUR shots for the day.

What's next Louise?

SIMPLICITY

Yes I am known for many words.

However my wedding photography package and journey with you is simple and personal.

So how does it work and what will our journey be?

Mrs Jutson Wedding Photography Specialist

SIMPLICITY

I believe in a stress free, simple process.

- you like me/like my style

- meet for a cuppa & cake (skype call also can be arranged)

- feel great and chose me as your photographer - pay booking deposit of £300 that is non-refundable and comes off the overall total. 

- Book a 1 hour confidence shoot

- We visit your venue together to design your shots (See Why Here)

- Final payment made 12 weeks before your big day

- We have an awesome day capturing memories

- 1 week later you get a preview of your photographs in your online gallery

- 2/3 weeks later We meet for a cuppa and laugh and love through your images on your online gallery. 

- You go home, look at them again and download them to your computer. You share them with your family and friends.

- You choose your favourites and I create a mini album for you (between 8-12 weeks after your day)

PRETTY SIMPLE EH?

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PERSONAL

The most important ethos of my business over everything is that I am personal photographer. 

Your story, your memories, your love and connections matter to me.

I may seem nosey, I want to know what is going on in your life, what you love, what you hate, your pets names.

So we will meet for cups of tea (and yes more cake) chat on skype, through whatsapp throughout your journey. 

I am quite a good wedding agony aunt now if you need someone neutral to bounce and idea off.

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RELAXED

All this that I do is to help you feel relaxed on your day. No one wants to feel uncomfortable whilst they are getting dressed, or when I get close on personal with my camera.

I do very few 'formal' posed shots. No one wants to stand around for 40 minutes posing and smiling. We wander together and capture real moments and celebration with your loved ones and friends.

So thats what to expect from working with me and your wedding photography journey. All that is left to do is get that cuppa booked in!

Visit your venue WITH your photographer!

 Langdon Court Hotel 

Langdon Court Hotel 

Being pure and honest is a part of my vision and my business ethos. I will always be honest with you and myself.

So I have found something new, that I could have shared in a totally different way, pretending I had always known (for my 8 photography years) this that I am about to share. I have no doubt that many photographers out there already do this.

I am human and I am forever learning and growing for my business and for YOU! So I learnt something new and I wanted to share it with you....

So I always do a visit to a clients venue before their big day, but I will admit now that this is the first time I have gone WITH the clients and gone WITH my camera and what a difference it has made.

I love this NEW purpose in my work! To design the shots with you and to focus on what is important to you. To capture some added details for your wedding journey. To document you making those huge decisions. It isn't all just a one day event. It takes you months and sometimes years of planning, documenting the steps of that is so exciting.

By visiting Langdon Court with Kayleigh & Dan I was able to really take note and have a conversation about WHY this beautiful venue was THE venue for their special day.

I haven't assumed they like certain parts of the grounds or the house and now I KNOW where means the most to them and where fits their vision and personality and I am so EXCITED for their day, EVEN MORE.

This is now something I will do as a personal service for all of my clients.

 Counting down with only 19 days until their special day! 

Counting down with only 19 days until their special day! 

To see Dan & Kayleigh's beautiful day click HERE

A confidence shoot in Paris!

'I've got a ring and everything' Dan Merry

The confidence shoot!

When I had a booking consultation in 2016 with the lovely and Kayleigh & Dan who got married in March 2017; It was with a passing sentence that Dan said that Paris was the place that had sentimental feeling to them, because it was where he had proposed.

MAKE IT PERSONAL

2 days later, when I couldn't sleep through thinking about it and was obsessing over photographs plans. I just boldly shared my idea with them and 3 months later they were there again, eating and breathing the romance of Paris, while I followed them around capturing some incredibly beautiful scenes and emotions.

What a beautiful day and adventure for a pre wedding confidence shoot.

Sunrise at The Eiffel Tower!

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A stroll along the Seine!

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On our quick 24 hour hop, we made the most of the time and took a late night stroll around Paris when we arrived. Strolling through the art district of Montmartre. There were lights, street music and we ate a lovely meal in a traditional Parisian restaurant. 

Thank you Kayleigh & Dan for sharing your special place with me.

To get in touch about where you want to go for your confidence shoot click below.