Hey, I'm Laura Jayne, the girl behind the camera.
Are you looking to book your wedding, family photoshoot or professional headshot with me?
The read this blog for an insight into who will be photographing your most precious moments!
What is your most memorable wedding?
My most memorable wedding and favourite to photograph was Leah and Joes at Whitbourne Hall in Worcester. It was really early on in my career so my excitement that I was actually doing what I love for a living was taking over me. I didn't need coffee, I was buzzing on life!
Everything was beautifully hand made and so unique to the couple! Leah also surprised her husband by singing Fix You by Coldplay; the song which marked the moment Joe first told Leah he loved her. Their son also sang for his parents and they partied the night away below the glittering chandelier in the ballroom.
What about your business are you most proud of?
Every moment in my business I am proud because I love what I do. Watching my business grow year on year, meeting new people every day and capturing some of the most heartfelt love stories for them is the reason I get up in the morning.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
My favourite moment ever at a wedding was when the fathers speech consisted of a Ukele and a comedic song that made everyone in the room cry and laugh at the same time.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Bright, Emotive, Heartfelt, Feelgood, Real.
What is your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Plan TOGETHER. Its your day and no one else's so remember you don't have to make anyone happy but yourselves.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Firstly I will discuss over email the couples wants and needs from a photographer. Once discussed and a quotation has been sent I will ask them if they would like to meet me for a coffee and consultation to discuss the quotation and their wedding day. I find meeting couples is the best way to connect and for them to feel comfortable they have chosen the right photographer. After this meeting, I will finalise a contract and take a deposit payment which secures the wedding date in my diary. When convenient I will arrange a secondary meet, usually a couple of months before the wedding for a pre-wedding couple shoot (if requested). During this meeting I will finalise any questions, ask for a family and friends group photo list and any other specific photos the couple want me to capture on the day. During this entire time, I am available to contact via phone or email! I am your friend and any questions or advice I can help with I will be more than happy too. I have a few friends in the industry so if I can't help I will know which direction to point you in!
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
I loved it when the Brides horse was outside the church, waiting for her, as a surprise (although I knew)! They had dressed the horse in matching flowers to the bride's bouquet and her emotion was just stunning. I have also had groomsmen throw their hats, bridesmaids throw their bouquets and I've even managed to get into a running river to get a couple perfectly on a bridge! I am not afraid to go the extra mile to make the perfect photograph.
What is the #1 photo that you think every couple should take?
Something fun and personal... a photograph that represents them as a couple.
Also, photographs with their family, their grandparents, their mum and dad. These photographs will be priceless in years to come.
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
A sense of adventure. The weather on your wedding day is the one thing you can't control, so don't worry about it... I don't!
If it does throw it down, I have big white umbrellas which I take with me to every wedding just in case!
Describe how you got into photography.
I have always had a passion for art and as a teenager, my Dad taught me 35mm film photography. When I was doing my A level art exam, it became apparent my love and talent for photography. This led me to study photography at University where I developed my skills and style!