Why Photography and in particular why Wedding & Portrait Photography!

I guess you could say photography has been a part of me most of my life. As a little girl I would have a small point and shoot – cameras totally fascinated me and I would often be seen framing images with my camera even if I didn’t have film in it.

I have been a photographer virtually all of my life, but it wasn’t until 5 years ago that I fell ‘Head over Heals in love with it’ after acquiring my first digital camera, I was not able to put it down, it was by my side every day!

Pretty much all my life I have expressed myself through art whether it be through the medium of painting or photography. I am continually driven to improve and to know and experience as much as I can about photography. The journey over the past few years has been incredibly exhilarating and full of surprises.

It is an incredible feeling to be able to create beautiful images for people and to hear a client in tears of joy when they call to thank me for what I have done for them – it makes me truly happy inside, it’s addictive!

It is such a privilege to be part of a couple’s WEDDING DAY that is filled to the brim with love, emotion, happiness and so many lovely stunning, artistic, things – I have to pinch myself sometimes. I usually have a tear in my eye during the wedding ceremony – I love everything about weddings.

Being part of a bride & groom’s special day, or photographing a newborn child or on a family portrait shoot is not like work to me because I love what I do.

What does Wedding & Portrait Photography mean to you?

Quietly capturing the real moments as they unfold. I create images that tell the story of a bride and groom’s wedding day. But, it is not just about creating images that my clients will want to keep looking at over and over again, it is about supporting them leading up to their special day, providing them with my knowledge and helping a bride and groom find their way easily to their dream wedding day. Giving them the best of me and my business through high quality images, products and professional approach, whilst remaining approachable and warm.

What makes you, you?

My inspiration is my father who was a great photographer who worked fantastically with film and dedication. As a child I was always surrounded by his photographs and would spend hours looking through my parents wedding album which I, still feel to this day, is the most wonderful thing to see.

Photography, for me, is about finding great light and emotion as this breathes such LIFE into an image. Before photography, I was an artist like my mother’s mother. I surrounded myself in art and would paint and sketch continuously becoming more and more able to understand how to create beauty through great light. I am proud of my work and continually push for perfection.

What sets you apart from other photographers in your area?

‘Seeing creatively comes as naturally as breathing to me’. That I continually strive for perfection and to exceed my clients expectations always, that I am in love with what I do and because of this, there are no boundaries, no time limits…it’s about creating a gift for someone – pure and simple!

I hope to make brides feel very special and look their most beautiful so I am very attentive to creating high quality images through my artistic eye, and industry standard top of the range kit. I go to great lengths, when post processing my images, to ensure my brides/client look stunning.

I create images for myself too, I love photography so much that I am driven to do this, it is who I am. Some of my personal captures are included in this gallery.

Gina x

http://www.doverjaquesphotography.com/

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