Let me be your Photographer and I will do my very best to make every shoot a special one for everybody. Being a photographer is not just about taking photos. I will help you to make sure you look at your best in each and every photograph. Most of us don’t have much experience in posing, but believe it or not, it’s actually not that difficult!
Photography has really changed over the last few years. Now with all the modern equipment and a lot of creativity, it has been taken to a whole new level. I love finding true emotions and I believe they are the key photographs. Real interactions and natural moments are what every photographer should be looking for. They only last for a split second and it feels absolutely amazing to make them last forever! Those are the photos that tell the real story. My style is fresh and relaxed and I keep things simple and with one main objective…to tell your story as it unfolds and to leave you with amazing memories from your big day. Take your time to look through some of the images and I would love to hear from you about your wedding plans and how we can work together to capture your wedding story.
During photoshoots, guests often comment to me at how unobtrusively I work, which I always take as a huge compliment. I am there to capture this beautiful day and to remain in the background as much as possible, letting things happen naturally and not to dominate the day.
Portrait photography for me, is about taking arresting images and natural shots. I like to shoot in your normal habitat; in your apartment or place of work, not a studio. Natural light is a lot more flattering, so I prefer outside shots to prevent nasty shadows & overexposure. Portrait images need to be full of life and character, capturing your personality! Creating beautiful portrait photography is a subtle art: a balance of artistry, technique and mostly a sense of humour!
I get lots of comments that my pictures have captured the essence of the day, people look relaxed and unaware of the camera. That’s when I know I’ve done my job properly. Photography involves looking for the angles, light and also pressing the shutter at the right time. A fraction of a second can make the difference between a great and a mediocre picture.
Are you an aspiring model, actor or actress who needs to start or to add to your portfolio? I can help by photographing you in a variety of poses, outdoors on location anywhere in or around Dorset.
Great scenes that make the viewer wish they were there, that show a rare moment that not many see, and that are among the best I’ve ever seen of my location in the Isle of Purbeck, Dorset.
Photographer Judy Ives