Kelly J Photography – Alternative Somerset Wedding Photographer » Alternative wedding photography and natural outdoor portraits in Somerset, UK

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    I'm a documentary style wedding photographer who proudly calls Somerset my new home. Originally from North Wales I have travelled all over the country for work. I love getting to know couples and being involved in a little piece of their story. My style is unobtrusive, relaxed and natural. I like to capture moments as they naturally unfold in front of me. Quirky and bohemian weddings are my ultimate favourite.

    In addition to weddings I also photograph portrait sessions on-location, so if you'd like a family/couple/baby portrait shoot please get in touch.

This event was something else and definitely one that I won’t be forgetting in a hurry. The Vampyresque Summer Salon took place in Arnos Vale Cemetery in Bristol where guests were given a guided walking tour full of history and interesting stories about the graves. Then it was a tea and cake reception by Ward and Williams alongside a surprise Victorian horse drawn hearse for the photo corner.

Dinner catered by Kates Kitchen took place in the Anglican Chapel of Rest by candlelight – Not only was the food amazing but so was the company. We  enjoyed an atmospheric reading followed by a beautiful and haunting performance by violinist Paul Mercer who for me was the highlight of the entire evening.

To finish, guests enjoyed a minuet dancing lesson and bat watching with a bat expert!

So much went into this event and I feel very lucky that I was both asked to photograph it and join as a guest. I met so many lovely and interesting people and had an amazing experience I will never forget.

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If you’re a dog person, you’re going to love this post.

These two are the sweetest & SO easy to photograph. They wanted their engagement pictures with dog Lottie (who just couldn’t wait to show me her bum in every picture) to add to the cuteness. Rebecca & Tim picked out this little woodland spot, which despite having lived in the area for more than 24 years before I moved to Somerset – I had NO idea it was there. I’m so glad they picked it because it was beautiful. Even the sheep wanted their picture taken!

Rebecca & Tim get hitched this weekend and I can’t wait to see what they have in store.

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This session involved three things that I love; 1) A couple who likes to do things their own way 2) fun props and 3) Oddfellows as a location! If you’re gonna have a quirky engagement shoot, there’s no better place to do it. With eccentric design, stag heads, an upside down room, Alice in Wonderland decor and animals dressed up in people clothes; You really can’t go wrong.

Danielle and Andrew are also tying the knot here in August and if the engagement shoot is anything to go by, I can’t wait to see what they have in store for the big day!

 

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Nature is amazing, I love it so much. Nothing really makes me happier than being in a forest with the sound of the wind whistling through the trees, or running around like a crazy person in heavy summer rain.

When I take peoples pictures, I try and bring the environment into those photographs too, as the location is an important part of any shoot and inspires me in lots of ways.

I didn’t want my love for nature to stop at just the photoshoot however, I wanted it to translate through the whole experience a couple has with me. I desperately wanted to bring nature in to my products while keeping them as eco-friendly as possible. So here’s my brand new natural photography packaging for wedding clients..

As you can see, I’ve ditched the plastic casing and filling and replaced it with a beautiful engraved wooden box which contains a wooden USB. The box is filled with natural moss and scattered rosebuds and a few sample 6″ x 4″ prints are carefully tied together with twine. A little selection of chocolate treats are sent in a small hessian bag and all cards are made with recycled paper.

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I ordered the gorgeous wooden box and USB from Wooden Banana – who specialise in natural photography packaging. They have several box options, including USB only boxes, square boxes and a box for USB and discs. You can even order a sample to see how your logo would look on a box.

The business and thank you cards were ordered from Moo.com (get 10% off your first order with this link) who have recycled paper options on lots of their printing products. Look for their ‘Green Business Cards’.

I found the Hessian Bagsfrom a UK company on Amazon and the Moss/Rosebuds came from florist in Hampshire.

If you have any more ideas on how I can keep my business as natural and eco-friendly as possible, please let me know. I’m always open to making positive changes that will help the environment.

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  • 05/02/2015 - 18:00

    Jenny Storment - What a great packaging for your wedding clients. So nice you give them a thank you gift!ReplyCancel

  • 04/30/2015 - 19:16

    Melissa Avey - I absolutely love your packaging and branding!!!ReplyCancel

  • 04/30/2015 - 00:42

    Larianne - Oh my goodness, I’m so in love with this packaging!! It’s so beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • 04/29/2015 - 16:40

    Courtney - Beautiful packaging! I’m a big believer in providing customers with something tangible, especially in this digital world. This packaging is so gorgeous!ReplyCancel