So its award season, yes it happens in the Wedding Industry as well! I have been attending the Bristol and Somerset Wedding Awards for 4 years now; its a great night out and is fast becoming our ‘Christmas Party’! Its truly a great night filled with so much fun and laughter and I absolutely love catching up with so many suppliers (we really are a lovely bunch) I also enjoy getting nice and glam-ed up… what girl doesn’t! Last year on the night I was awarded Highly Commended and I am beyond thrilled to share that I received the same award this year as well! The votes are cast by my clients so its really does mean so much to know that are thrilled with my work and service. Its always a shock as the competition is so high so a huge thank you to my wonderful 2017 couples for taking the time to vote for me.
Not only does the event highlight the best within the Industry locally but it is also one of the main fundraising events for the Wedding Wishing Well Foundation who I am a huge fan of. They support couples who are facing a terminal illness and help them plan and create the wedding of their dreams, a day to celebrate their love in the hardest of times. Please take a look at their website and if you have any wedding items or would like to donate your wedding dress to them please do.
Here are a few phone pics from the night as well as just a handful of the feedback from my clients…. yes they made me cry!
”We are so thankful to Jodie for everything she provided for us, from the service leading up to the wedding, the job on the day and the high quality photographs she presented to us after the wedding. She captured the day beautifully and I would recommend her without second thoughts to anyone. Her wealth of wedding knowledge is invaluable and she was full of useful ideas that helped me in preparing and getting ready for my wedding. She stayed with us all day and well in to the evening. She is worth her weight in gold and fantastic value for money. Her work is creative, high quality with a little bit of humour. She somehow managed to always be in the right place at the right time. Capturing our guests naturally which is exactly what we wanted. We are thrilled with the final photographs.”
”Jodie was so friendly and helpful from the very beginning when we first enquired. Besides her friendliness and professionalism during the booking, briefing and delivery, the pictures she took of our wedding were beautiful. She perfectly captured the emotions and happiness of the day in both us and our guests, as well as getting all the images of the surroundings we wanted. She was incredibly discreet in taking photos throughout the day and into the evening which made us feel completely at ease. We were so happy with all our images and really feel like we couldn’t have asked for more.”
”Jodie was approachable and friendly from the first contact. She listened to our wedding plans that weren’t exactly traditional, and totally understood what we were looking for. She didn’t try and impose any set images, but came up with lots of suggestions to make sure we didn’t miss anything. We really felt like she used her extensive knowledge to benefit our experience. On the day she was amazing, so relaxed and in control, everyone commented on how friendly she was to guests as she mingled to get the natural shots we wanted. The final product is a perfect story board of our relaxed day that captured everything we asked for and so many more moments that we didn’t take in on the day. For a couple who hate having their photographs taken, we can’t believe how easy and natural Jodie made the experience and we love the end result. By far the best money we spent booking our wedding. Final touches of receiving USB and prints was an unexpected bonus, beautiful presentation box, really thoughtful.”
”Jodie was outstanding from the point we booked her for our wedding, we met Jodie at a wedding fayre where she really took the time to chat with us and show an interest in us as a couple and our story. When we met Jodie to discuss booking we instantly felt relaxed around her and confident we were in the perfect hands to capture our wedding day. On the day Jodie let us create the feel of the own photographs while she guided us to capture the best. Jodie was extremely organised which meant we could focus on enjoying our day, she coordinated family and friends to make sure we had all the important shots. As well as the ‘organised shots’ Jodie was fantastic at moving around the room capturing everything that was happening..even the bits we hadn’t noticed! Overall we are so glad we chose Jodie Hurd Photography for our wedding photos they are the perfect re-minder of our wedding day to treasure forever.”
”She was so lovely and friendly all the way through our experience and made sure she had a great understanding of the photos we wanted on our day. She put me and my partner at ease when having our photos taken (as we are both camera shy) and she was able to take pictures throughout the day without being hardly noticed! She made sure before she left that we had all the photos that we wanted and that we were happy. The best part however was when we received our photos a few weeks later, not only had she hand delivered them in a gorgeous decorated box but the photos are beautiful and we couldn’t be happier with them.”