Fun tipi wedding with humanist ceremony at Berryfields Farm | Candice + Lee

HOT! HOT! HOT! is one way to describe Candice and Lee’s absolutely mega fun festival themed wedding with a humanist ceremony during last Summers heatwave. Their festival inspired wedding took place the middle of a field with a tipi to take shelter, yurts for guests to camp in all weekend, Berryfields Farm was the perfect place for what they had planned for their super fun day.

Relaxed Village Hall Wedding in Wales | Siôn + Sarah

Super chilled out Village Hall Wedding near the beach with all the wine and lot’s of fun. When Siôn and Sarah first got in touch with me about their village wedding in Llansteffan in Wales, I was so thrilled – they were planning a relaxed and laid back wedding with a humanist ceremony, food catered by their amazing friends Stephanie Booth Catering (seriously amazing food might I add) and even all the natural wine anyone in the world could get from Wrights Food.

BID ON A FUN FAMILY SHOOT IN BIRMINGHAM | PROCEEDS GOING TO KINGS HEATH ACTION FOR REFUGEES

An urban brick wall and yellow hard cases used for seats with green crates as tables against a brick wall, a mother with blond shoulder length curly hair has her toddler on her lap and he is giving her a kiss. Photo taken on documentary family shoot in London.

YOUR CHANCE TO BID ON A FAMILY SHOOT WITH ME WORTH £250

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As part of Refugee Week, local group Kings Heath Action for Refugees are running Auction for Action, an online Instagram auction event and I have donated a family shoot with me! All proceeds will go towards supporting the Aegean Solidarity Network (ASN). ASN provide aid and support to refugees in Greece.

A family shoot is a wonderful way to capture your family being their wonderful wild selves. From peaceful (or not so much) new borns cosy at home to toddlers stomping about in puddles, a family shoot can be purchased as a gift for someone else or just for yourself!


WHAT YOU GET

A 1.5 - 2hr documentary family fun shoot with me, Kate Jackson Photography
A ramble in the woods, cake baking at home or a picnic in the park are all fab activities, for babies and little ones yet to walk shoots will take place in your home
50+ high resolution images in digital format to view and download in your personal and private online gallery, with full print rights for personal use plus web resolution images ready to download from gallery

For more info on family shoots head here.


HOW TO BID

Follow me over on Instagram @katejweddings
Tune in at 8pm tonight (Wednesday 19th June) and I’ll post a photo, place your bid in the comments, feel free to bid more than once!
There will be a 2 hour window for bidding, closing at 10pm.
The winner will be announced at 10pm and I’ll be in touch to arrange payment and the shoot!


THE BORING BUT ALL IMPORTANT AUCTION T’S & C’S

Family shoot limited to you and your troupe (i.e. parents, children) not wider family like your Great Aunty Jean (as lovely as I’m sure she is).
Cannot be exchanged for cash alternative.
Shoot to take place Monday – Fridays.
Shoot to be booked within 6 months of auction date.
Shoot limited to West Midlands or travel expenses will apply.


Photo taken at Rutland Water of a mother holding her 3 year old upside down and walking a long the beach at the edge of the water, the sky is very blue and it's a bright summer day. Photo taken on documentary family shoot by Birmingham Photographer Kate Jackson
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Photo in a back garden on sunny day, a child in grey t shirt is having fun flipping up an empty paddling pool whilst inside it, whilst a fluffy grey cat dodges out of the way. Family photography by Birmingham photographer Kate Jackson.

ABOUT KINGS HEATH ACTION FOR REFUGEES

Kings Heath Action for Refugees (KHAR) is a not-for-profit charitable organisation working with local individuals, groups and schools to help refugees. They deliver a range of community fundraising events and promote awareness, befriending, support, and solidarity for refugees and asylum seekers living in Birmingham, and those seeking safe passage across Europe. They are raising funds to support the Aegean Solidarity Network (ASN) and their important work providing aid and support to refugees in Greece. They are part of Action for Refugees, a network of local community groups who are committed to supporting refugees and asylum seekers.

For further information about the work that KHAR and ASN do, and further ways to support them, please do follow them to find out more: @asnteamuk & @kingsheathactionforrefugees

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Kate Jackson is a fun, informal and unposed photographer based in Birmingham in the West Midlands. Family and wedding photography covering Shropshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the rest of the UK.

Fun Clapton Country Club London Wedding | Amy + Matt

Amy and Matt had their informal wedding at the fab Stoke Newington Town Hall with a reception at Clapton Country Club in London last summer. I love London weddings - there are so many awesome venues for a fun and relaxed day. Clapton Country Club is one of my faves!

Snap Photography Festival | More Than A Workshop

If you are a wedding or lifestyle photographer looking for an alternative workshop then you should definitely check out Snap Photography Festival. Snap is a unique festival and creative retreat aimed at wedding and lifestyle photographers. It features an array of workshops, keynote activities which will inspire you and help you to develop your business. 


My Favourite Wedding Readings | Of The Non-Cheese Kind

Quirky and alternative wedding ceremony readings, from David Bowie to Doctor Who. A list of my some of my favourite wedding reading.,

Fun wedding at 92 Burton Road in Sheffield | Hannah + Luke

Sheffield has always been my home away from home, since my cousin went to University there it’s always held a special place in my heart. When Hannah and Luke got in touch and told me their wedding reception was at 92 Burton Road I was so excited, it’s perfect urban venue for the fun and foodie wedding they had planned.

Colourful Warehouse Wedding in Hackney | Nancy + Lusea

Nancy and Lusea got married in an amazing blank canvas warehouse venue called the Old Dairy in the heart of Hackney in London and it was one fun and colourful shindig. When they first got in touch and we discovered we had a mutual love of hamsters, tattoos and Disney we knew we were going to get on like a house on fire. With enough balloons worthy of a feature in Up, neon details and all of the inflatables I felt like I'd walked into my own personal wonderland.

Pub Wedding in Dublin | Bek + Tim

Bek and Tim got married on chilly but beautiful Spring day in Dublin. Yes folks, I got to go to the land of Guinness, and a place special in my heart since it’s where most of my family hail from - Ireland! I love pub weddings, and a proper Irish pub like the Storehouse was an amazing setting. In the heart of Temple Bar with beautiful brickwork, and colourful graffiti back drops a-plenty on it’s neighbouring streets. I danced my socks off and laughed a lot too, it was so much fun.

2019 MEANS PRIZES!

Happy 2019! PRIZES TO BE HAD WHEN YOU BOOK ME AS YOUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

January means New Year and newly engaged couples, and that means prizes! Yes folks. Prizes.

All couples who book their wedding photography package with me in January for their 2019/2020 wedding will be entered into a prize draw to win one of the following:

1st prize: Free wedding highlights film added to photography package, includes a second shooter (basically the best prize yeah?)

2nd prize: £150 off wedding any package

3rd prize: £100 off wedding any package

All other couples that book with me but don’t get lucky in the draw will receive a £20 print credit added to their final wedding gallery, yes, everybody wins!

Hackney Town Hall + Clapton Country Club Winter Wedding | Clare + Phil

I love shooting in London, and the industrial setting of Clapton Country Club is probably one of my fave places for party fun times. With a late 4pm ceremony in November that meant it got dark quickly and the party started sooner, going on until well past 1am because Phil bribed the band to stay later (legend). Being fans of good food, music, coffee and beer it was basically my own wonderland too and I was so glad I was there till the not so bitter end (unless you count the beer, the best of ways of course).

Outdoor DIY Festival Barn Wedding in Sheffield | Helen + Tom

If you love festivals then you’ll love this DIY festival wedding!

When Tom and Helen decided they wanted to get married they knew they wanted to do it differently, and they succeeded and then some with their 2 day extravaganza. It was a super fun festival wedding, with wildflowers everywhere and an epic DIY photobooth that was a car spray painted gold. YES.

Choosing Your Photographer | Wedding Planning

Choosing a photographer can of the most important wedding details. In the digital age we live in it often feels like there is a never-ending list of options. This means that selecting a photographer can be a bit overwhelming, so how can you choose?

Just Engaged? | Wedding Planning

When it comes to planning your day you have probably got naff all clue where to start. Although I haven’t yet been engaged myself, I’ve had plenty of experience in seeing couples (and my friends) panic, usually because they have so many people telling them what they should (and shouldn't) be doing the second they get engaged. But wedding planning doesn’t have to be that way (and I promise I'm not telling you what to do).

Fun Beach Destination Wedding in Skiathos, Greece | Kirsten + Dan

Dreaming of fun Summer days and relaxing on the beach? I know I am, which is why I thought it was about time I shared Kirsten and Dan’s gorgeously relaxed destination beach wedding at Kassandra Bay Resorts on the island of Skiathos, Greece.

DIY Humanist Festival Wedding in Scotland | Emma + Toby

Right as promised earlier this week, here is wedding number one fresh on the blog. Let's rewind to August, in the beautiful wilds of Scotland, at Knockengorroch Farm, where two lovely people had a festival wedding like none other I'd attended before.

2018 Goals

Happy New Year everybody, I know I'm a week late but it's taken a while to sink in. I'm seeing so many amazing 2017 round up's from my wonderful wedding photographer pals, and I am sitting here thinking about all of the things I really should have got around to. Like posting my best of 2016. And blogging something, anything at all.

Outdoor Summer Wedding at Hyde Barn | Lauren + Clayton

Last Summer Lauren + Clayton had a beautiful DIY outdoor wedding at Hyde Barn in the Cotswolds. With Pimms and a bouncy castle on the cards I knew it was gonna be a really relaxed fun summers day.

Relaxed Chateau Wedding in France | Lucy + Damien

Lucy and Damien got married last autumn at the spectacular Chateau Lasfargues, which is a stunning venue in in the Lot et Garonne region in South West France.  I loved photographing at Chateau Lasfargues, it was a total dream to shoot in. The surroundings are completely stunning and the building is so pretty. They chose to elope to France for the nice food, wine and weather and because it meant they could have a holiday with everyone they love too. Even when things didn't go to plan, like all that unexpected rain, everyone was super relaxed and having so much fun all day.

Do I need a second photographer? | Wedding Planning

Thinking that you may need a second photographer included in your photography package? Two is better than one right? The answer totally depends on you, the size of your wedding and what you want covered, and what is possible with the time and venue(s). I usually work alone but I'm always happy to add a second shooter onto any of my wedding photography packages.