So better late than never but I am finally posting about the Bristol and Somerset Wedding Awards I attended in February (that’s what happens when you move house in wedding season!). It’s always a brilliant evening where I can catch up with all the wonderful suppliers that I get to work with throughout the year. This year it was at Cadbury Hotel and was Moulin Rouge themed, all in aid of an amazing Charity called the Wedding Wishing Well Foundation. I am truly thrilled to share the news that I was given Highly Commended on the night; which I still can’t stop smiling about! Beating 16 other photographs but what makes it truly special is its all based on feedback from my 2016 clients. Their kind words won me the award and for that I am unbelievably grateful. Last year was tough for me as I adjusted to balancing being a new Mum and my passion for photography, so this award is extra special to me and the words of kindness yes made me cry!
A huge congratulations to my very good friend Haley from Forever and Always wedding planning on winning as well as lots of other great suppliers like Makeup by Sally and Moonrise Lingerie who also won their category.
If you have time to take a look at the work The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation do; its a brilliant Charity who help terminal ill people have the wedding day of their dreams in time of pain and sadness. You can donate to them, or fund raise or even donate your wedding dress which they sell and all profits go to the foundation. Please take a look, they have to turn away so many applicators so it really is a charity who need backing.
Finally, below are some photos from the night as well as my some of the wonderful feedback from my 2016 Brides.
”Jodie is absolutely incredible at her job! She has captured a few weddings for friends of ours so we knew she was great but the photographs we received we better than we could have imagined. She is so friendly and helpful and really puts you at ease on your big day as well as giving a helping hand throughout the day. She has an amazing ability to take beautiful photos even when you don’t realise she’s there!! We’ve had so many compliments on our photos but we can’t take any credit for them…it’s all thanks to JD Photography!”
”Jodie was very approachable and professional right from the start and would always respond to our questions and queries promptly. On the day she was unflappable and took every situation in her stride. She is so good at what she does that she wasn’t noticeable and it didn’t feel like you were being photographed, which resulted in more natural photographs. Many of our guests commented on how lovely she was and how she seemed to be everywhere taking as many different photos as possible, nothing seemed too much trouble. We are thrilled with all of the photos, her photo/ USB pack was very professional and we really liked the original way in which the USB was presented. All the little touches showed that Jodie really cares about what she does and takes pride in her products. It was also really nice that she put up a blog and a few choice photographs a few days after the wedding so that we could get a sneak peak of what was to come. All of our family and friends loved the photo slideshow that Jodie created to the song I walked down the aisle to as well, which gave it a real personal touch. We would highly recommend Jodie to anybody who is getting married and is looking for a documentary style photographer who really captures the essence of what the day is about.”
”What made Jodie stand out from everybody else is her infectious personality – after just a few meetings she wasn’t just our photographer she became our friend. We were so at ease with her on the day which made effortless natural shots. Even when she arrived in the morning when I was getting ready she instantly put me at ease – she became my inside women for any advice or last minute panics I had – from keeping me calm when my flower lady didn’t arrive, teaching my chief bridesmaid on how to puff out my dress perfectly (like a duvet!) to generally just being there for advice on what we should do next! So lucky to have found Jodie and honoured to have her there on our special day.”
”From the moment we met Jodie for a coffee when we were deciding on a wedding photographer she put us at ease, had us smiling; laughing and excited about our wedding day. We both walked away feeling like we’d met up with a friend rather than a stranger. We decided to book her that very day.From that moment on and up until the day of our wedding she kept in constant contact seeing how we were, and how our plans were coming on. Jodie is organised and meticulous in her work; but at the same time had us feeling so relaxed throughout. On our wedding day she fitted in like one of our family or friends, and we had so many lovely comments about her from our guests. Our wedding day went so smoothly, and was better than we could have ever imagined it would be. Me and my husband both wholeheartedly would put a large part of that down to Jodie and her hard work on the day. She was more than just a photographer, she helped out with so many things on the day and went above and beyond. Soon after the wedding we received an amazing glimpse of our photos in a beautiful slide show and blog; and it had us both in tears as it captured every moment and emotion of our day perfectly. Needless to say when the package arrived from Jodie a short while after we couldn’t have been hap-pier with the photographs she had captured. Every time I look at them it brings everything flooding back.
we will always be so grateful to Jodie for what she has given us; capturing those memories so perfectly. We would highly recommend JD Photography – she is a gem.”
”Jodie is the most friendliest, down to earth person you will meet. She has been a real pleasure to be around, nothing is too much trouble. We would highly recommend Jodie to everyone, we were over the moon with our pictures and everybody that see’s them always say how stunning they are! All of our wedding guests said what a lovely photographer she was. Jodie works so hard, and ensures she gets to know you as well as she can which makes you feel so
comfortable. You can really see how much her job means the world to her! Thank you so much for capturing a storybook of our day.”
”Jodie from JD Photography was utterly amazing! Our wedding photos were absolutely perfect and we cannot ever thank her enough. The entire day was captured in perfect detail and we have so many amazing memories which we are just delighted with. Jodie was so easy to work with and understood what we were looking for from the very beginning (we loved her so much after meeting her that we actually did not meet up with anybody else as initially planned and wanted to book her straight away!) Highly professional, incredibly talented and generally a very lovely lady – I wish we could do it all over again!”