- FAMILY - small business - WEDDINGS -
I'm Gem, a Bristol photographer who captures weddings, small businesses and families!
I've loved being behind a lens since as long as I can remember. As a youngster, I would regularly steal my mum's camera, shooting everything from long exposures of trains to macro shots of bugs! I spent many hours in darkrooms throughout my college days and after continuing to utilise photography extensively throughout my Illustration degree, it became apparent that it was a true passion. After graduating in 2008 with a keen artistic eye, I completed a photography Diploma and have been snapping away ever since!
As you can probably see from my photos, I have a very whimsical nature! This plays a part in my photography and how I work my lens - I love to bring a sprinkle of magic and sparkle to your stories!
When I'm not photographing, you'll often find me exploring countryside, enjoying a glass of wine or planning the next interior design decision for my house (I adore all things interior design!). I'm a lover of the simple things in life and capturing the beauty in every moment, no matter how big or small!
Please have a browse of my website, or do get in touch! I'd love to hear from you!
My ultimate joy is creating storytelling images; whether this is documenting unscripted connections between family members, the narrative behind a business, or heartfelt moments between a couple!
It's natural and real - no fake big cheesy smiles! Just me, capturing you being you.
-Fun, relaxed, crea tive, candid & emo tive -
Sunsets & sunrises (bring on that golden hour!)
Flower crowns (I ADORE THEM)
Fairy lights and festoons
My old Dansette record player (having a little bop to it after a few drinks - especially to Chuck Berry ‘You Never Can Tell’)
Long walks in the countryside and being outdoors
Flowers, especially dried flowers & wildflowers (I'm obsessed)
Spring and Autumn
Sparkly things and sequins
Being by the coast
My favourite holiday to date was a trip to Belize (I swam with a manatee which was pretty awesome)
Being cosy in a cottage snuggled up by a roaring fire
BBQs & picnics
Devon and Cornwall
Some simple pleasures in photos!
"WE ARE OVER THE MOON WITH HOW EVERYTHING HAS COME OUT AND WE ARE SO GRATEFUL FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK IN THE RUN UP AND ON THE DAY. THE PHOTOS ARE STUNNING AND SUCH A NICE TOUCH WITH THE WOODEN BOX. WE WILL 100% BE RECOMMENDING YOU TO ANY OF OUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY IN NEED OF A QUALITY PHOTOGRAPHER IN THE FUTURE!"
"GEMMA PUT MY BOYS AND I AT EASE STRAIGHT AWAY, WITHIN NO TIME AT ALL THE BOYS WEREN’T EVEN AWARE OF HER SNAPPING AWAY AS WE PLAYED. THE PHOTOS THAT CAME OUT OF THE SHOOT WERE SO BEAUTIFUL AND NATURAL. TREASURED MEMORIES OF A MOMENT IN TIME. A FABULOUS EXPERIENCE ALL ROUND. THANKS GEMMA WE HOPE TO HAVE YOU BACK AGAIN WHEN THEY’RE A LITTLE OLDER XXX"
"GEM DID AN WONDERFUL PHOTO SHOOT OF MY BUSINESS THAT REALLY CAPTURED THE FEEL AND ATMOSPHERE OF THE OUTDOOR CAFE AND WALLED GARDEN. SHE LISTENED AND ACTIVELY MET THE BRIEF OF WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR, WORKED WITH ME TO GET A FEW KEY SHOTS THAT I KNEW I WOULD NEED AND THEN USED HER OWN ARTISTIC JUDGEMENT TO CREATE SOME BEAUTIFUL PERSPECTIVES OF THE GARDEN. I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO USE THE PHOTOGRAPHS IN A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT MARKETING AND SOCIAL MEDIA CONTEXTS AND IT HAS REALLY UPPED MY VISUAL PRESENCE. I FOUND IT REALLY HELPFUL TO HAVE A SUITE OF PHOTOS THAT HAD A UNIFORM LOOK AND FEEL TO THEM SO THAT I DIDN’T HAVE TO THINK TOO HARD WHEN GETTING PRESS PACKS TOGETHER"
For all enquiries, please pop me a message using the form below.
If you're enquiring about a wedding, please provide as much information as possible about your big day! If you could confirm how many guests you're having, where you're having both your ceremony & reception, the vibe for your day etc that would be great!
If you haven't heard back from me within 48 hours, please email me directly at 'email@example.com'.
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