I’m Jude, a wedding storyteller and lifestyle photographer covering Birmingham/Worcester/Shropshire and surrounding areas. I love taking photos which capture those little moments in life that make me smile. Most days you will find me, at some stage, with my camera in my hand. I was introduced to photography at an early age by my Dad but it wasn’t until I became a mom that I found myself constantly reaching for my camera and capturing my children as they grew. I still love to capture them now - when they allow me too!
I’ve always been artistic and photography has become an extension of my creativity. I really love weddings so it has been a natural route for me to enjoy capturing this very special occasion. Over the years I’ve become very aware of the detail and planning which goes into a wedding. What I love about capturing them are the different opportunities that are presented to me at each and everyone. No matter how much I plan ahead for the day there's always something new and exciting. From the bridegroom who said, "I don't like having my photo taken" (he actually turned out to be a real natural on the day!) to a five-year-old bridesmaid who decided enough was enough, I love it all. I try to capture the moment rather than trying to re-create an image from a magazine or a photograph from someone else’s wedding. I limit the number of weddings I capture each year, each one is different and by choosing to capture a selected number it allows me time to focus on yours. I select and retouch the very best images to tell the story of your day. I choose to capture you naturally, only giving you some gentle guidance and no un-natural poses - I'll certainly never ask anyone to say cheese or sausages!
Modern day photography has opened up so many opportunities but I feel it’s important to capture the moment and keep it real. In my lifestyle sessions, I aim to record people in a relaxed manner, using natural light. Whether it’s capturing a tear, smile or a gesture. Life isn’t perfect; it can rain at weddings, babies cry, toddlers have tantrums. You may think that some of these situations are difficult to work with. As a photographer I’ve learned to work with them - they can create some really lovely memories.
If you like my photography, I’d be delighted to hear from you. Please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Both me and Lawrence can’t thank Jude and Sarah (her second shooter) enough! We went to view our photos yesterday and I can honestly say we love every single one!! Jude and Sarah made me and Lawrence feel extremely comfortable in front of the camera and put everyone else at ease too! Thank you for capturing our beautiful day!! Jessica and Lawrence
Thank you so much to our fantastically talented wedding photographer for capturing the laid-back and love-filled vibe of the best day of our lives so perfectly. Jenny and Jack
From the moment we met Jude we knew she was the one to capture our big day. Her wonderful, quirky photographs speak for themselves! Not only this but she is a genuinely lovely lady and was 100% dedicated from start to finish throughout our wedding planning. We had numerous meetings and a pre-wedding photo shoot so by the time our wedding day arrived everyone was comfortable and relaxed. Jude was easy-going and so much fun from start to finish on the day and all of our guests commented on how great she was! We have ended up with beautiful unique photographs that have totally captured the magic of our day that was littered with happiness, romance and laughter. If I'm honest I never imagined we could look so good haha! Check out our album and see for yourselves! Thankyou again Jude, you are the best! Love from The Merryweather's xxx
"Oh Jude - you are just the best! We are so so happy and overjoyed with the pictures. Also thank you for the beautiful box and prints - so lovely and unexpected. xxx" Kacie
"We had the best day and Jude (and her second shooter - Sarah) captured every part of it perfectly. They made us feel at ease the whole time and really helped us relax. We didn't even know they had taken half of them! Thank you so much! We just keep looking at them and can't wait to choose some to put around the house and in an album. Xxx" Katy and Mel
"We were lucky enough to have Jude photograph our wedding at Grafton Manor. She captured some amazing emotions and we are overjoyed with the photographs. She was professional and reliable taking all the stress of me on my big day. I would recommend her for any occasion. She is a very talented lady, her photographs truly show off her passion." Becky and Taz
"Where do I start. Thank you so much for being part of my sister's big day. She was over joyed how you and your second shooter blended into the day, we had feedback from everyone from the hairdressers saying how you were a breath of fresh air, to Nunsmere Hall themselves saying how it looked like friends were taking the photos. You were incredible, thanks for everything." Chris the Groomsman.
"We had a lovely session with Jude! She was brilliant with our 2 year old & 4 month old girls, put us all at ease and captured so many beautiful images of us. We're thrilled with our pictures and wish we could frame them all!" Amy
"We are so happy with the two photo shoots we've had for our babies at 4-5 weeks with Jude. She is so patient and good with our children and really goes the extra mile to get the best photos for you. Our house is now covered with beautiful images and we can't thank her enough!" Kirsty