Celebrate Good Times!
Life is full of celebrations and good times. And it’s great to keep a record of those times to bring back happy memories and to see the changes. In this day and age videos and photographs are plentiful,easily captured on mobile phones, Ipads and even a good friend’s new all singing-and-dancing camera. Small Weddings are intimate and more and more frequent with second or more marriages. More and more of us are making a special occasion with a party for an Anniversary or Birthday.
Life’s celebrations are about having fun and enjoying the time/day with our loved ones and friends. Why not make the day or Party special for all, bring in a Professional Photographer who will not stress about the end product – (It’s my job!) and through years of experience will capture your memories effortlessly? You’re friend or Uncle Jo can then enjoy the day as much as everyone else. You’ll have peace of mind that you’ll have the photographs that you wish for.
It’s a kinda magic!
I know that your day has not just happened like magic. It’s taken weeks of preparation and thought. At the end of that day or celebration what do you have? A sore head (maybe), a happy heart and a new spouse possibly. The photographs will be there for you to look back on, and taken to help you remember the minute details to the massive shows of love between you all.
A Small Wedding Photographer?
I’m 5ft 4 – not small but I do love a small Wedding! I mean a small number of guests – 20-60ish.
Most Wedding Photographers will want to work for hours on the day, as they want to capture everything. A lot of Weddings run from getting ready to the first or even the last dance. You may want someone to cover the essential parts of the day or just for a hour or so at an anniversary bash and nothing more. Perhaps a first dance isn’t up your street. A ‘Wedding Photographer’ is likely to not want such a small job.
However, I’ve covered hundreds of Weddings and Celebrations and can honestly say that smaller ones are my favourite, and capturing the details in a short time so special. Give me a call or drop me a line and we can talk. Contact Jude or 07759 599134
Hello and welcome to Jenny and Jay’s online gallery of images taken pre- Wedding photography. These photographs were taken at the Jude Gidney Photography studio and then hand edited individually. Please enjoy them ( and Jenny and Jay, if you’d like larger versions they are available for a small cost on request – contact Jude. ) I look forward to your big day and shooting your Wedding Photographs!
Jude Photography is offering a great offer to two couples this February.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your perfect Wedding photographed by a very experienced Professional Photographer and have your images presented in style?
A luxury photography package of Wedding photography on the day (up to 6 hrs) and a selection of images (up to 100) in a 20 page top of the range Mario Acerboni album. All the images taken on the day will be presented on a USB with copyright permissions to the couple. And it’s yours for £600 rather than her usual £1200 *
Two couples that can tell Jude why they deserve such a package will be chosen.
So what are you waiting for? Tell a friend or get in touch now.
*This offer is non-transferrable, and regular T&Cs apply. The offer is for Photography within 15mile radius of the studio. For photography within 2018.
I recently was asked to photograph a Wedding at the Huntsman Inn, Holmfirth, the ceremony at Friezland Church. The day started off with rain bucketing down, and me starting to photograph at the church. Concerns were for my equipment getting wet, but these were unfounded after years of practice, and the use of a very large umbrella left in the porch of the church.
The bride arrived in a ribboned cream Beetle with a smiling chauffeur. She ran to the church protecting her flowing chiffon dress from the rain with a delicate ivory umbrella.
Once the ceremony was over, we ventured outside to clearing skies, which allowed for some group photographs on the steps of the church.
Once at the Huntsman Inn I continued to take photographs of people simply enjoying themselves and then asked the ‘top’ usher to help me gather people for a handful more group images, as requested by the couple, and then one large group of all the guests.
I continued to take photographs of details in the Wedding breakfast room, of the children having a whale of a time skidding and playing with balloons on the dance floor, and then proceeded to photograph the speeches.
I was struck especially with the lighting in the Huntsman Inn, having photographed here a number of times before, I did remember the large picture window that the bride and groom were seated at during their meal and the wonderful natural light and shade it offers, but I really appreciated it this time. It really added strength and clarity to the images, a quality that was very much reflected in the bride and how she organised the occasion and held herself on the day.
White Hart Inn Wedding Photography – a place I’ve been photographing Weddings at for years!
The White Hart Inn has featured highly in my Wedding Photography so far this year with photographing two Weddings there already, another in the next month and handing over the most beautiful album of images at the weekend of a Wedding last year at the White Hart.
It’s a great venue for a Wedding, with the architecture designed to allow for lots of natural light to flood in but with darker areas to add some intrigue. The gardens are tended and kept in bloom to add that extra colour to the venue, and great backdrop to group photos and to the front of the Inn, views over Oldham, with rolling green fields in the foreground there’s lots to play with to get those all important romantic photographs.
With 11 years of providing a service, clients come back time and time again, and my main clientele are from word of mouth.
To book your Wedding Photography please ring me on 07759 599134 or contact me here.
At last the move to the Queen Anne Gallery is in sight – 8 days to go and I’ll be in. Working on my own, it seems like a big move and so much to do. I need to keep the business running smoothly whilst my head is thinking of curtains and paint, removal services as well as keeping a family fed, watered and accounted for. So I’ve decided to put my thoughts down on ‘paper’ to help to give it some perspective.
It’s been half term this week and although my two boys are now reasonably independent teenagers, suddenly they’ve started to ask for a lot more ‘taxi rides’ and for my attention. Both on the brink of big changes themselves, the younger making decisions about where to study for his A levels, the elder which University will suit him the best, I think they’re beginning to realise what a mum has herself been through and how helpful she can be. Last half term I saw very little of them apart from their backs and noise-reducing headphoned-heads whilst engrossed in computer games in their bedrooms, and the odd grunt when food was put in front of them. This half term they’ve become socialites, and it’s wonderful!! But after this weekend I’m back to me and my business.
So pulling myself back from motherhood, I’m faced with the run up to moving the photography studio. I’ve just popped in to the DIY shop under my new studio to chose paint ready for tomorrow when my decorator will be starting to put my mark on the place. I say my decorator – he’s a close friend that is also a very good handyman and the only guy for the job! I measured the window and so now have curtains to source.
I’m pleased to realise that the flooring of the studio AND waiting area are stripped wood, a lot lighter and warmer looking than green carpet that I thought was down. Next is to get into the ‘studio’ to measure up for the ceiling lighting system that is waiting for me at a suppliers in Manchester. I’m saying goodbye to tripods at last!!!! Years of worry over which child would knock into them will be at an end.
No pictures for now but will post as progress is made.
One job that I can tick off my list today is getting my PDF Price Lists updated. Any with the help of a marketing tutorial recently purchased, advice and suggestions on how to pull them together.
Wedding Price list was lovely to put together routing through years gone by of Wedding images that I have carefully backed up onto external hard drives. The Baby Price lists were as enjoyable to do, but using recent model shoots as well as a few ‘older’ favourite images.
I’d really appreciate any feedback and comments on these – please be constructive as any positive advice is always appreciated. Many thanks.
The Fisherman’s Retreat is a relatively new venue for Weddings having only opened a couple of years ago. It’s a beautiful location in a bowl of hills, so spectacular views from most angles outside. Inside the Fisherman’s Retreat, there is a wonderful warm feeling, and you would be forgiven for thinking you were in Scotland. Staff, architecture, lighting and views are all wonderful to work with to make a wonderful set of Wedding Photographs.
The Wedding ceremony was held in the main dining hall, with fantastic views across the hills, and lending to perfect side lighting, soft and beautiful for Wedding Photography. The guests then moved down to the bar on the lower level and spilled out onto the patio for drinks, canapes and photos.
They then returned to the dining room, that was bedecked with pumpkins and candles, a perfect setting for their Autumn Wedding Breakfast.
The Fisherman’s Retreat has just made it into my top 5 locations for Wedding Photography, and the food definitely top 2!
It’s been a roller coaster of a year, with another move to more suitable and warmer premises within Tanners Mill in September. I have taken the business decision to spend time specialising in the area of photography that I entered the profession in over 10 years ago, portraiture, especially maternity, newborns and toddlers. So far this year since the decision, all sessions have proven to give me a great deal of pleasure, as to for my appreciative clients, as they inform me .
I have had a steady workload of Weddings all proving to be quality and again a real pleasure to be a part of. I’ve also been commissioned for a handful of product photography shoots inclusive of work place head shots for company websites. It’s been great to go into businesses and meet the staff.
The new year sees another move to more permanent accommodation for the studio and business, a daunting but necessary move to take the business forwards. I look forward to working with past and future clients, and fully appreciate your support over the last year.