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Why I Love Photography

As a child, I remember finding a poppy growing in the drain and rushing home to my mum to explain that I wanted to photograph it with an old 125mm film camera my gran gave me. "Why do you want to photograph a poppy in a drain? There are loads of flowers in the garden", exclaimed my mum. But, in that moment, I saw that beauty could bloom in any place, you just need to see it. Even when I was so young, I understood the capability of a photograph to communicate beyond words. I waited for twooooo whole weeks for the film to come back! I was totally hooked.


How Travelling Inspires my Wedding Photography

Perhaps one of my most treasured possessions is the massive map on my office wall where I document all the places I have visited as an editorial and travel photographer. Maps play an influential role in how we see the world because distortions can appear, and if we don’t question the information we are given we can’t see the world any other way. This ability to observe and investigate is a documentary photographer’s gift, and one that gives you the most personal and unique photographs of your wedding day. 

I love travelling and debunking my own misconceptions about the places I visit. While exploring new countries you see the harmony in humanity and discover that the world is a beautiful place with amazing people. Weddings are like new destinations, and I take my responsibility as a photographer very seriously to uphold my values of sensitivity in representing your day with all the love and care that you are taking on your journey through life. You deserve personal, quality images that tell your story beautifully. 

MY journey through life is not alone

I have some wonderful amazing friends that also are amazing photographers, a powerhouse of talented women to make for some great combinations if you need more than one photographer or I’m happy to recommend.

I have worked with Gin Fizz photographic in London for many years. Helen is a superb fine art photographer and I’m her goto 2nd photographer. Helen won’t trust anybody else to get the job done in the right documentary and candid style. We studied at university together and we now shoot together on double weddings where you get two photographers for the whole day or even two days.

Check out Gin Fizz

In the West Country, I partner with Ibi a Hungarian photographer with such a beautiful and delicate way of photographing that will add that extra bit of magic to your photographs. My trusted 2nd photographer and double shooter. We have worked together on many projects and her good nature and sense of humor is a pleasure to work with.

Check out Ibi Feher

 
 

Natural Romantic Creative Fun….That’s me too.

Look how big this truck is I drove around the southwest of America. I love challenges and succeeding in my plans. Not this desert, but another one I got completely stuck and needed to be rescued by a lovely couple in their pick up truck after digging it out with my bare hands. All the years of watching Top Gear and now the Grand Tour has paid off. I visited San Francisco, las vegas, the great parks of Zion, Bryce and Grand Canyon then headed for a short stop in LA before taking the coast back to SF.

Look how big this truck is I drove around the southwest of America. I love challenges and succeeding in my plans. Not this desert, but another one I got completely stuck and needed to be rescued by a lovely couple in their pick up truck after digging it out with my bare hands. All the years of watching Top Gear and now the Grand Tour has paid off. I visited San Francisco, las vegas, the great parks of Zion, Bryce and Grand Canyon then headed for a short stop in LA before taking the coast back to SF.

I love notebooks, I collect interesting ones from local artists, especially hand made ones. And my friends know how much I love them, so they bring them back as gifts too. Making Lists is one of my favorite things, I even add things to my lists so that I can cross them off, It’s so satisfying.  I also have spurts of making them myself, I have a great planning wedding one, they often find their way to my couples. (Yessss free notebooks!)

I love notebooks, I collect interesting ones from local artists, especially hand made ones. And my friends know how much I love them, so they bring them back as gifts too. Making Lists is one of my favorite things, I even add things to my lists so that I can cross them off, It’s so satisfying.

I also have spurts of making them myself, I have a great planning wedding one, they often find their way to my couples. (Yessss free notebooks!)

The map of the world in my office. The red spots are where I have traveled, as you see there are loads of places to go… The Yellow spots are for my Son and the green spots are where we have been together. He is not a keen traveler like me, probably because I have taken him Hitchhiking around Sardinia & Couchsurfing around Denmark and Sweden. He liked Legoland, that was about it.

The map of the world in my office. The red spots are where I have traveled, as you see there are loads of places to go… The Yellow spots are for my Son and the green spots are where we have been together. He is not a keen traveler like me, probably because I have taken him Hitchhiking around Sardinia & Couchsurfing around Denmark and Sweden. He liked Legoland, that was about it.

 
 

If you would like to see my professional editorial & travel work

www.jennyhardy.co.uk

If you would like to know more about my personal exploits stalk me on Instagram. Roomnoir