Today we hear from the wonderful J Rowlands Photos, I am sure you will agree their photos are simply stunning!
Who are you and what do you do?
Well…where do I start? I am a Wedding Photographer and I have always loved photographs and the memories they bring back.
My husband Karl bought me my first DSLR one Christmas, I got stuck in and made the most of every opportunity that has come my way…from portraits and dogs, to dance shows and christenings. Then, not long after my own wedding, I had the opportunity to assist at a wedding as a second shooter.
And I loved it.
I felt honoured capturing those memories for the bride and groom.
From there, I focused on building up my experience, gaining photography qualifications and then after a few years – my first wedding booking!
And I have been documenting love stories for brides and grooms ever since.
Now, I get to do what I love for a living, meet and make new friends and capture beautiful memories and I couldn’t be happier.
What’s your favourite part of a wedding?
I love love love the bride’s first looks….the room is just filled with love and awe at the bride as she walks down the aisle to her partner!
What’s the best bit of advice you can give to couples in the planning process?
Don’t fall in to the trap of pleasing others! Seating plans – it’s just to eat their meal, times, location, colours, pleasing other people is NOT what YOUR day is all about!!!
Make your decisions as a couple and stick to them – yes listen to other people’s opinions and views but you don’t HAVE to take them!!!
Also – take care with package deals – sometimes they don’t always work out cost-effective…..I offer photography packages as a guide line to couples, but I always point out they aren’t set in stone as each wedding is different so they can be adjusted according to THEIR requirements for THEIR day!!!
What keeps you passionate?
My love for photography, my love for weddings, and seeing client’s faces when they see their sneak-peeks and reading their reviews!!
Do you like to keep up with trends? What’s your biggest trend to watch currently?
Yes and No….
I do like to keep up-to-date with the ‘latest looks’ or ‘in trend’ weddings, styles and colour schemes so I have an idea when couples mention something they’ve recently spotted on social media etc…but I also love it when a couple come to me with something different and a bit quirky and then I get my creativity flowing!
What’s next for your business?
I am excited to be exhibiting at a Wedding Fair in March….I’ve never exhibited before, so prepping for that, in-between wedding meetings, print orders and engagement shoots!
How do we book/use your services?
Send me a quick email via my website on the Contact Page 🙂 or directly to my email address.
- Website: http://www.jrowlandsphotos.co.uk
- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jrowlandsphotos or search for J Rowlands Photography
- Twitter: @jrowlandsphotos
- Instagram: @jrowlandsphotos
- Email address: email@example.com
- Location supplied: Based in North West, but Nationwide & Destination Weddings