From the time I was big enough to hold a camera I had a passionate interest in photography that has never stopped growing. Spending my childhood in various parts of Africa gave me the perfect opportunity for developing this and I remember well the excitement of heading out into the bush with my Dad, lugging with us all the gear we would need out there and ready to capture on film whatever breathtaking vistas and wildlife we encountered. The anticipation of what we might see and how to most effectively photograph it to bring it to life for others was immense.
I think being prepared for any eventuality, which is necessary when photographing wildlife, has provided me with the perfect grounding for wedding photography, which is what I am most passionate about and have chosen to specialize in. I feel this instinct enables me to capture all the most spontaneous and natural moments of the wedding coupleís special day. My favourite shots are almost always the ones no one knows Iím taking; the un-posed shots that reveal the collective emotion of the day.
Every wedding is unique, which makes my job extremely interesting! I have experience in shooting all types of weddings, from very large, elaborate celebrations to small and intimate ceremonies with only one or two guests. I have photographed weddings in all sorts of locations which include a lighthouse, a cattle farm, a navy ship, natural beaches, lavish wine estates and hotels, small tucked away guesthouses, and a luxury catamaran. Wherever you decide to say your vows, I am up for the challenge.
Capturing the true Ďessenceí of the day and the individual personalities of the wedding couple and their guests is a fine art that I am always working to master. At the end of the day itís the people that make the wedding and the people that make great photos, and I relish the opportunity to get to know the wedding couple before the big day to better understand exactly what they would like from their wedding photographs and also to put them at ease with the person behind the lens!
Be it at an engagement shoot or at the wedding venue prior to the big day to run through the events of the order of the special day and getting the coupleís input on various shooting options, I find that meeting the couple beforehand allows me to maximize all photo opportunities, deliver successfully and (hopefully) exceed expectations.
By interweaving these various approaches, I provide a combination of both an unobtrusive and relaxed story of the day told through pictures along with classic and creative wedding portraits of the couple and those closest to them.
Emma Jane Photography offers talented videographers devoted to capturing every detail and moment of your special event.
With an unobtrusive manner, flexible style and fresh outlook we are able to connect with couples and guests to allow them to relax and enjoy their wedding while we capture the proceedings in as natural a way as possible.
Each beautiful wedding DVD is professionally and tastefully edited with easy to use menus and chapters, and includes a soundtrack of your choice. The DVD cover is artfully designed to create a stunning end product to show to friends and family.
My packages have been designed around requests from previous clients, but I also invite you to tailor-make your own package - you tell me what you want and Iíll put together a bespoke package that suits your exact requirements.
My end goal is to bring your wedding day to life through photography and capture every moment of your special day. I focus on capturing the traditional portraits as well as the small and finer details; beautiful and spontaneous moments of shared looks, laughter and fun!
I also offer combined photography and videography packages. The reviews from my clients provide insight into the special relationships I build with them and the services I offer. To view my portfolio, for details of my packages and discuss the options for your special day, please get in touch.