As You Like It Wedding,  Jesmond

I am so excited to share this stunning vintage glam wedding.

Julie & Keith live in New Zealand and due to the distance and time constraints booked me online via email! When we met only a few days before the wedding we hit it off instantly, Julie and Keith were lovely and I knew I would just love photographing their big day.

Julie’s fabulous dress was  ‘308’  by Bonny Bridal Couture.

She wore a birdcage veil and her hair and make up was by the very talented Lisa Jones.

I also thought the bridesmaid dresses were divine! From Virgo’s Lounge on Asos.

They married at one of my favourite venues that I know so well! As You Like It in Jesmond

I was so thrilled to see this wedding featured on the amazing blog Love My Dress

Oh and of course I need to mention, I am bridesmaid at As You Like It next February!! Can’t wait for being on the other side of the lens for a change!

“God where do I start with Helen! She was just absolutely incredible. I had seen her beautiful, vintage, original work on Love My Dress and just loved her. Seeing how well she had managed to photograph the fairly low-lighted As You Like It, was the deciding factor in choosing the venue for us. The minute I had paid the deposit to ‘AS You Like It’ I was immediately typing out an email to her to ensure I secured her services, as she’s in such high demand! I jumped for joy when she confirmed. There’s not many ideas or opinions I was dead-set on during the wedding planning, but I was so hopeful she would be our photographer-even before we became engaged!

She was so good about arranging everything over email, even when those emails weren’t immediately returned by me due to the time difference. Her emails were always so warm, and polite. Something that is extremely reassuring when you are planning a wedding over the internet! People, especially small businesses, should never underestimate small pleasantries in an email.

She did so well during our goofy engagement shoot, where we were giggly and jet lagged after only arriving in the UK 2 days previously. And on the day she was a total rockstar. She turned up looking amazing, I really appreciated the effort she had put into her outfit, it was after all a wedding. She caught all the best moments during the ‘getting ready’ process, a time that was so much fun, but hard to remember due to the nerves, and champagne. Throughout the ceremony I didn’t even notice her capturing her incredible shots, but again she’s captured memories I wouldn’t have been able to recall otherwise. It all went so quickly.

I also really appreciated her talents for managing to get some wonderful photographs of our two sons. They aren’t huge fans of getting their photo taken, and I didn’t want to put any pressure on them to pose for photos. Helen was so understanding when I explained this in our pre-wedding meeting, and her background in child photographer meant that she was able to catch some truly precious moments of them, just being themselves.

We don’t have many photos of us as a couple, never mind as a family, so we will truly treasure these photos always” Julie & Keith . New Zealand
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