Hey, So a few months back I decided to enter into the TWIA, also known as the Wedding Industry Awards, and I got the delightful news that I’ve been shortlisted!
So, What was I shortlisted for?! It was the newcomer category for the east midlands region! I didn’t think I stood even the tiniest chance of being shortlisted, looking at the past winners and highly commended the standards surely at set high, so its a huge compliment to just be shortlisted alone! So why am I doing this blog post? It’s to say a massive thank-you for the bride and grooms taking the time out of their day to do the entry for me, and more so because now I can see what everyone has put about me! (Very nerve wrecking opening the messages!) And i was completely overwhelmed with how lovely and heart-felt the messages are! I Will admit, I did have a little cry when I read them too, Happy tears though!!
I’ve decided to pop a few of the messages in here, as these are the reason I love my job so, so, so much!
“Jess was fab on our day. She blended into the background and captured so many special moments. She was happy to give our ideas a go as well as having many of her own which were thoughtful and creative. Her photos had such an atmosphere and really suited the type of day we had. We are so so pleased with them. Not only is Jess a brilliant photographer, but she has a lovely personality too. She made us feel totally relaxed which is reflected in the photos.”
Mrs Sophie Blake (Norbury)
“Jess has a quirky style all of her own, and so do my husband and I which is why she was the perfect choice for us and our wedding. We didn’t want the standard regemented shots that you but the capturing of moments that take you back to the day when you see them. Truly fabulous.”
Mrs Melanie Sturman
“Jess was wonderful !!! I’m over the moon with the photographs !! They are perfect! She is a wonderful lady and was fantastic on the day off my wedding !!! All the guest have mentioned how brilliant she was and she captured the true essence off the day. I would highly recommend Jess to anybody !!! She’s fantastic !”
Mrs Charlotte Cook (Barnes)
“Jess was brilliant.she met up before we had even booked her and had a look around our venue with us.had great communication with her all the way up until our wedding day and up to when we received our photos.she always had little bit extra to give.i would fully recommend her to all our friends.she has a great price too.and any extras are not a problem .”
Miss Kara Hall (Derwin)
“Jess worked incredibally hard for us. nothing was too much trouble for her. she helped with my children, getting ready and all sorts pre wedding!she was so professional,unobtrusive.It made a huge difference not having a photographer who was ‘in your face’.it was so lovely to have her there. her photos were amazing and so special. beautifully presented in a wooden box with a thankyou card. lovely touch. she worked endlessly to get our photos to us and we had them back within 2 weeks. amazing!!”
Mrs lianne grew
“Having seen a sample of Jess’ work via her online portfolio, we knew immediately that we wanted to work with her, and actually cancelled the original photographer that we had booked to go with Jess instead.”
“After seeing Jess’ advert on Facebook, I decided to have a look at her website. Her images were exactly what I wanted a photographer to portray at our wedding. I didn’t want the traditional style photos and could Jess’ were very ‘in-the-moment’, artistic and capturing shots you could just never plan. After our consultation I felt very confident that she knew exactly what we were after, and it seems we were right!! We are absolutely thrilled with the results, and would honestly recommend her.”
Mrs Kaylee James
“Rather than the usual, typical, run-of-the-mill posed wedding shots, Jess is creative, thoughtful and proactive in producing high quality, interesting, quirky, creative and out of the ordinary photography. She works with the surroundings of each venue, finding their unique attributes and uses these to her full advantage to produce an album of shots that all brides and grooms would be happy with. We received such a vast array of photographs from Jess, some posed, some candid and it was so lovely to have such a varied mix. Jess is endlessly professional, unobtrusive and manages to capture the important moments of your special day seamlessly. She is incredibly talented and we couldn’t have wished for more from our wedding photographer. Thank you Jess!”
Mrs Bryony Hilton
This is only about half of the comments on the page of what a few of the gorgeous couples thought about me on the day. As you can imagine This was quite nerve wrecking for me on a personal level, this being because other than Facebook reviews, I’ve never been in this situation before. I was however very confident in my bride and grooms, as seems quite obvious from the messages I always give 110% to all my weddings!
I get to find out THIS TUESDAY! Who the award is given to also! There is some amazing people shortlisted for the award, So I can’t wait till the night!