So 2019 is upon us, and what better way to start the year than covering the wedding of Laura and Matthew. It was nice to have a wedding so close to the Christmas break to get the creative juices flowing again and to get back in the swing of things.
For portrait time, we were treated to such glorious light (for 2PM in afternoon) so we made the absolute most of it.
After the ceremony it was off to a pub on the Isle of Sheppey for a few drinks and a bit of dancing.
As always, I’ll let the pictures tell the story of the day.
With the new year under way, it’s an exciting time to look ahead and see what 2019 has in store for TJG Photography.
This year got off to a start pretty quickly after the Christmas and New Year break with Laura and Matthews wedding covered on the 4th January (blog post coming soon!). It was a super chilly day but the winter sun offered some glorious opportunities for some couples portraits after the ceremony. I’m looking forward to my next wedding covering Sam & Darrens wedding at Hadlow Manor in February.
It’s nice to get on top of things both editing wise as well as admin stuff for the year ahead and to complete the dreaded tax return! 2019 on paper will be my busiest year to date, but I’ve still got some room to squeeze in some bookings. I can’t wait to get out and about to meet couples that are booked in with me this year to run through their final wedding plans before their wedding day.
I’m also really looking forward getting out on the road and meeting newly engaged couples looking for their wedding photographer, this is one of my favourite parts of what I do. It’s great to meet couples and see their excitement for their wedding day, even though their wedding plans are normally in the early stages of planning. This part is the start of their journey planning their wedding. It’s always great to offer help and support and point these couples to other wedding professionals should they need some recommendations. I’m currently meeting couples for 2019, 2020 and even 2021 so it’s never too early or late to get in touch to see if I have the date available.
You can contact me via my online form here, if you’re looking for your wedding photographer.
Thanks to all those who have booked me for 2019/20, I’m looking forward to another awesome year as a Kent Wedding Photographer.
Thanks for dropping by and reading this,
I had the pleasure of covering Kelly & Graeme’s beautiful autumnal wedding at the Great Barn, Rolvenden. Kelly got ready at the lodges at The Bull Inn a few miles away from the wedding venue. As I arrived at the Great Barn it was clear how much effort Graeme and Kelly had put into decorating the venue. It looked absolutely stunning (barn weddings are a favourite of mine!). We were fortunate enough to be able to do the group photographs in the orchards of the venue, which we also used for Kelly & Graeme’s first round of portraits.
After dinner was served, the sun was setting and there was some gorgeous colours in the sky so we popped out again for another round of portraits in the soft light. On both portrait sessions I had noticed a barn at the side of the venue and had something in my mind to try when the sun had disappeared for the day. Scroll to the last photograph to see what I came up with.
I wish Graeme and Kelly all the best for the future, it was a pleasure photographing your wedding.
If you want to see more of my work from 2018 head over to my Best of 2018 Blog Post HERE.
What a year it’s been, I’ve had the pleasure of photographing many weddings across Kent and it has been an absolute blast. I’ve met so many awesome people along the way and have delivered thousands and thousands of photographs.
Here’s a short slideshow of a selection of my favourite shots from the past year.
Next year is looking even busier so I’m really looking forward to getting going again (although I still have 1 left for this year!) and visiting some venues I’ve never photographed at before.
So thanks for all your support in 2018, and roll on 2019!
I wish all my past and future couples and all the people that have helped support me through this hectic year, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
I first met Rhys and Morgan at their venue a couple of weeks before their wedding, we took a walk along The Leas after a wander around their venue. When we met, the evening was beautiful, warm and the light was stunning. I remember saying as I left “If we get weather like it would be awesome”.
So the day of the wedding reception came and the weather was exactly like the day we met, beautiful autumn sunshine that turned into some lovely evening light. Rhys & Morgan got married a few days earlier but chose to have an intimate reception a few days later at The Grand in Folkestone. After some group shots we went for a wander along the Leas again to capture some lovely moments together.
As the temperature dropped we popped out to take advantage of the Grand (see what I did there…?) entrance of the hotel for some night time snaps.
It’s not often I get the chance to go over to Essex to photograph, but this was a wedding I’ve been looking forward to for over a year. This wasn’t your typical wedding. It was hosted in the front and back garden of Ollie’s parents place. Not that you’d know from that these photos, the setup was amazing and would put a few wedding venues to shame. Lots of thought had gone into every detail and the result was simply stunning. With music provided by the seriously awesome Three Mile Hill the place was rocking.
The day started in a hotel not far from the church where Loren and Ollie were to be wed. Then it was onto their families local church for the ceremony, which went without a hitch despite Loren running a little bit late. After the obligatory group shots, we were back at the reception and greeted by the band. If you’re looking for wedding entertainment you need to check these guys out. After a full 3 course meal and the speeches we walked out to some local fields as the sun set to get some awesome portraits. Then it was back to the party, and it really was a party! The dance floor was full and some serious moves were happening.
I managed to grab hold of the newlyweds for a few after-dark portraits down the side of the garden and the results were pretty awesome, if I may say so myself!
As always, I’ll let the pictures do the talking!
Apologies for not getting round to blogging much recently, I’ve been super busy over wedding season. But I’ve managed to find ten minutes to share this awesome Nettlestead Place wedding with you.
Nettlestead Place is a stunning house situated in Wateringbury on the outskirts of Maidstone. The house is set in some glorious ground and is perfect for a summer wedding.
The marriage between Dan & Kristie was like two sides of the world coming together for this day. Kristie’s side of the family had travelled over from Australia to celebrate his special day. And, what a day it was. Glorious sunshine (temperatures in excess of 30 degrees!), drinks in the orchard, a marquee reception and then some awesome portraits after dark. On seeing the rear of the house, I knew what I had to do from the moment I saw it.
As always, I’ll let the pictures do the talking.
I don’t hide the fact that I absolutely love black and white photographs, but why?
Black and white strips the picture of all the distractions and just leaves the subject to focus on. There’s no colours, flashy logos, different colour clothing to take your eye away from the subject of the photograph. It’s a great way to really show the emotion in a photograph. You can’t just turn a photograph black and white and immediately it’ll look awesome. It has to be a special type of photograph. Also the black and white conversion has to be done properly to help support the image, a quick black and white filter on your favourite social media channel probably won’t do it justice.
Here is a collection of some of my favourite black and white photographs from weddings, enjoy!
So your wedding has been and gone, and you’re looking forward to receiving your finished wedding photographs. A question I get asked a lot is how are they delivered? As of the start of this year I’ve ditched the USB stick. A Lot of devices like iPads are now without USB slots therefore making USB (as we know it currently) a bit of dying technology. I decided to deliver all of your images on a password protected gallery. The beauty of this is you don’t have to wait for the post man to deliver your USB stick and therefore it’s quicker for you to receive your photographs. You can slo share the gallery amongst family and friends to view, ether they can also purchase prints and wall art through the gallery, saving you from managing all their print orders after the wedding!
I’ve put together a little sample gallery so I can show you how you’ll receive your photographs. The only difference is I’ve turned off the shop option and obviously you would receive a greater number than that currently in the gallery. Once you’ve opened your gallery, you can download all of your images straight to your computer for you to enjoy for years to come!
The password to enter this gallery is SAMPLE GALLERY