Beautiful and Memorable Wedding Photography
I am dedicated to provide beautiful wedding photography to capture the memories of your big day.
When you have a million things to worry about you need to be able to trust the people that you book. I make sure that the one thing that you can rely on is the photographer.
Working hard throughout the day I am dedicated to providing a quality service, capturing every moment without being intrusive.
"We are really happy with the photos and how comfortable and relaxed you made us both feel! Thanks again!" - Anna Ward, Bride
Professional and Friendly
I am extremely flexible on tailoring your day and will work with you to make sure that I have everything organised well in advance. Which means you will not have to worry leading up to the event. I provide a very fast turn around of photographs so that you can see how beautiful you looked on the day. They will be available for purchase by your friends and families on the web shop, as well as working with you on extra items such as wedding albums and mementos. I are extremely open minded and welcome couples from any background, wedding style and sexuality.
"How very apt on World Photo Day, to thank Jesse so much for the wonderful photo results from my daughter Anna's wedding to Chris. A wonderful day of celebration captured with beautiful photoshots. Thank you so much Jesse." - Glynis Gay, Mother of the Bride
Jesse did such an amazing job at our wedding in April. The photos came out beautifully and we had such a great time. Jesse was so good at putting us at ease and making sure we made the most of getting the best photos. Thank you Jesse!!
We first met Jesse as he photographed our daughters fundraiser day. we we're so happy with the pictures we went on and booked him up for our wedding too which took place in July this year, the pictures are amazing and I couldn't of asked for a better photographer, nothing was too much for him to do. Very professional, friendly and easy going. Highly recommend!!!!! Also He's great at cake smashes too :) thanks again for our wonderful photos.
Amazing photos from an amazing photographer. Jesse made our day even more special with his amazing work and kind gesture. I would recommend him to anyone who needs a photographer for their big day.
Wedding Photography FAQs
Here are some of the most commonly asked questions from my wedding clients. If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will help in any way that I can.
Why pick JLawrence Photography?
It is always important to make sure that you like a photographer's work. We all have different styles and quality of work, and although we should remain flexible to specific requests, it makes sense to like what they produce.
Professional and Hard Working
it has been commented on by both clients but also other wedding suppliers about how hard I work. Many photographers are there to get the "money shot", but take a limited number of images and leave as soon as possible. I will always try to get there early and leave late to make sure that I capture all of the little moments that make the day special, not just the first kiss or cake cutting.
Turn Around Time
I offer couples a small selection of images from the day to be available for the reception, such as on a tablet by the wedding guest book or on a projector.
The day after the wedding I will provide you with a couple of "first look" photographs digitally
A typical wedding photographer turn around time is in the region of 8-12 weeks. I will typically try and provide images within 4 weeks.
I will work with your requirements to make your day your own, not how I want it to go!
A lot of photographers can take photos with nice studio lights or in fantastic weather. However wedding venues tend to be quite dark places! My experience of photographing live music, which combines high speed movement, very low light and no flash gives me the experience to take beautiful images even in the toughest conditions.
Why pay for a photographer when my uncle/aunt/brother/dog has a DSLR?
It is a good question, to which there are three points to address.
1. Yes everyone does have a camera, either DSLR or mobile phone. But that does not mean that they can take a good photo. It certainly does not mean they can document your whole wedding with great photos. Last year I took over 60,000 images, spent hundreds of hours in seminars, taking low light images, working on best practice, etc. There is a lot of work involved in getting to be a good photographer, certainly more than someone with an expensive camera set to Auto!
2. Weddings are dark places to take photos. Sat in a sunny garden for a barbecue, and your phone or camera will take a nice picture. If you were to try to take photos of action in low light, you will end up with blurry and grainy images - certainly not something that you can fill that frame that you got as a wedding gift!
3. At some point, your uncle/aunt/brother/dog is going to want to enjoy themselves. For me, a whole day of photographing a wedding is non-stop from the moment I arrive for getting ready, to leaving last thing at night when everyone is drunk on the dance floor. My advice is, even if you have a professional photographer in the family, if you want them to be involved with your day, don't make them repsonsible as the photographer, DJ, or anything else!
Can I have a bespoke package?
Of course! The main reason I offer standard packages is to give a starting point. If I said "what do you want?", you probably wouldn't know the answer. But if you want one of the standard packages with a few changes, or a complete bespoke service, I am happy to discuss your requirements.
Is it cheaper without the Engagement Photos?
I realise that people are trying to save money on the very expensive occasion of a wedding.
For all packages I offer a free engagement photo-shoot as this gives us an opportunity to get to know one another. I find that people that have their engagement photos get used to the standard posing, so you know what to do in couples photos on the day, making things more relaxed and go smoothly. It is also a good opportunity to discuss things such as plans for the big day and a list of photos that you would like me to take.
As they make such a massive positive impact on the main event, I offer engagement photoshoots completely free. So it is up to you if you want to take it or not, but there is no charge for having it, and there is no discount for removing it.
Can you photograph group shots?
I am always suprised by this one. Although most photographers dread the group photograph, professionals are well practised and know how to direct groups shots.
Before the big day, I will discuss which combinations of groups of people you want to be photographed, as well as any specific items from around your wedding.
What happens if the plan changes?
I can work with you - do not stress about the photos, I will get them sorted! If you have to change location, can't do the group shots in the right place, etc, I will make sure that you get fantastic images to remember your day.
Can you recommend anyone?
As a photographer, I get to meet a wide range of suppliers, and I know how difficult it is for you to find people who are reliable. Here are some of the people that I have worked with that I can thoroughly recommend. All I ask is that you mention my name on enquiry.
Magician - Paul Newton
DJ - Simon Clarke
DJ - Julian Singh
Band - Mahoosive
Florist - Catkin and Pussywillow (Winchester)
Florist - Florality (New Forest, Lyndhurst)
Florist - Exclusively Weddings
Hair - Evolve Hair Professionals
Hair and Makeup - Sharon Dawson Make-Up Artist (MUA) from Eye Candy Hair and Make-up
Icecream Stall - Brook Tricycle
Videographers - Horse and Cart Videography
Wedding Dresses - Brides of Southampton
Photobooth - Smiley Booth
Caravan Photobooth - Betsy Booth
Everything! From bouncy castles, to bands, to DJs to package deals - Blake Entertainment
Wedding Cake - The Daisy Cake Company - Romsey