Josie Gray Photography

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Natural, relaxed, storytelling photography Dreamy romantic fun photographs for authentic adventurous couples, totally in love - for even the most camera-shy! Award-winning qualified photographer
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£1500
Details

Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Online Proofing
Photo Printing
Physical Shop / Studio
Flexible Hours on the Day
Last-Minute Orders
Stay Through Speeches
Stay Through Dancing
Large Group Shots
Online Shop
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Second Shooter Available
Photo Booth Available
Wedding Albums
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Videography Available
Images on USB

Photography Style

First Look Photographer
Reportage / Documentary
Modern
Artistic
Dramatic
Traditional / Classic
Full Description
Do you hate being in front of the camera! Or one of you loves being in photos, but the other hates it, or you just always feel awkward and freeze, when the camera is there. If you feel a little apprehensive about your photography (and I do understand, many wedding couples feel just the same) or you often feel awkward in front of the camera, or you're really quite worried about being the centre of attention on your wedding day, or just don’t know what to do for the best, then please contact me and book in for a no obligation, getting-to-know you chat - because, I can help! Helping you look and feel natural, comfortable and relaxed, in front of the camera, is my speciality. Instead of feeling uncomfortable and awkward, how about a more natural storytelling / documentary style of photography with a few fun prompts, and maybe even a little gently-suggested guidance if required! The fun prompts and suggestions really help you to relax, feel more natural, and bring out your best side! And the gently-suggested guidance can help you look awesome and feel more comfortable. And in no time at all, you’ll probably even forget the camera is there, really enjoy your photo session and love how you'll look in your photos! What’s different about Wedding Photography by Josephine Gray Photography? : Beautiful natural-looking photographs with artistic flare : Capturing the happiness, connections, excitement and laughter, and all the special feelings of your wedding for you, as your day unfolds : Qualified, award-winning, female photographer - a safe pair of hands. : Optional Pre-wedding photoshoot, if time allows : Pre-wedding zoom chats included : 2nd shooter / assistant options : Pre-wedding posing guide available : Optional Post-wedding advice: Album/photobook design and wall-art / framing advice optional : Your wedding photographs available in your own private online gallery with shop for you to order prints, books, albums or simply save and share as you wish.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Josephine
Congratulations! How exciting! You're planning a wedding! Here, the journey is all about you - wedding photography is not just about your wedding day, so I include a complimentary pre-wedding consultation, offer a post-wedding consultation and we keep in touch. I'd love to be part of your amazing wedding day adventure! Josephine x Qualified Master Photographer LMPA

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2014
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
2
Reviews
(15)
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Lizzie and Richard
Married in January 2020
January 2020
Amazing photos even though we were nervous!
We hired Josephine for our wedding in July this year and she was fabulous. She helped my husband and I feel really comfortable (even though we were both quite nervous) and took amazing photos of our magical day. Would highly recommend.
Kate and Tom MacGregor
Married in June 2018
June 2018
We have beautiful photos to look at forever.
Jo was the our wedding photographer. She was just wonderful. She was fun and got everyone looking great in the group photos and was discreet in the natural shots. She contributed hugely to our perfect day, and now we have beautiful photos to look at forever. Thank you so so much!!!
Lyndsey and Chris
Married in December 2017
December 2017
They are lovely - brought back lovely memories
Hello Josephine, Thank you very much for the photos they are lovely It has brought back lots of lovely memories from the day. Thank you for helping to capture our day so beautifully! Many thanks Kind Regards Lyndsey xx
Laura and Simon
Married in December 2017
December 2017
"Thank you!"
Hi Josephine Just getting around to thanking everyone for helping to make our wedding day so special! Thank you for working to get all our group shots. I can't wait to see the photos :) Best wishes Laura x
Stuart and Katherine
Married in November 2017
November 2017
"Brilliant!"
"There are some brilliant photos in there"
Mr and Mrs C Tang
Married in November 2017
November 2017
"Couldn't have chosen a better Photographer"
5 Star Review! "She is really really good. Couldn’t have Chosen a better Photographer"

Meet the photographer

31st March 2020
If you would like to meet up and meet other wedding couples in an informal, relaxed atmosphere, then please message me via FB or IG or here, only limited number of places. Next meet is 31 March 2020.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Uxbridge, Greater London, England

Travel Notes

I travel anywhere I am asked in order to create magic and capture an awesome wedding day story. I live on the Hertfordshire/London/Buckinghamshire border about 10 minutes from the M25, and 30 minutes from Heathrow. This means I am central to cover all areas, London, Home Counties, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Kent, Hampshire, Dorset, Essex, the South East, Devon, Cornwall, South West, North, Scotland, UK, Europe, Australia, USA and beyond.

Nearest Town

Uxbridge

Nearest Motorway & Junction

J17 on the M25

Nearest Train Station

Rickmansworth

Nearest Airport

Heathrow

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Press & Awards
(5)

Accreditations / Associations (4)

The Royal Photographic Society
Master Photographer Licentiate

Industry Awards (1)

The Master Photographers Association Competition: Highly Commended
FAQ
(10)

What is your most memorable wedding?

All weddings are unique, special and memorable for different reasons: I absolutely love being part of your wedding day and capturing fabulous photos for you....Katy for her laughter and sense of fun and being at Pembroke Lodge, Richmond Park, with the deer baying all evening, Sophie serene and pretty at Broxbourne, Chloe in her gorgeous princess gown and train, Carol for her tears and sense of humour, Ian & Jommie for their vibrancy, Caroline and Hannah - we got there in the end after 5 postponements! Each wedding unique and so very special.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Soulful connections, fun and happiness 💕natural, relaxed style. Candid Photos throughout your day that are captured in the moment and include a guided / natural unposed, complimentary photo session for bride and groom with each booking. Group photos if you wish.

What about your business are you most proud of?

I understand planning a wedding can sometimes be a challenge - here you can have photography that is carefree! And I do this by keeping in touch between your booking and your wedding date, by researching/refreshing your chosen venue for light and locations at your particular time of year, and by offering advice and unposed/guidance tips especially helpful to those who are a little camera-shy or not so comfortable having their photograph taken, so that on your wedding day, you can feel relaxed about photography, and just have an amazing day!

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Photographing weddings is not like any other type of photography - there are no second chances, lighting conditions can change by the split second, and you will want to be sure that your most significant and special parts of your wedding can be captured for you. Choosing a full-time professional wedding photographer is the best way to ensure that you have beautiful photographs of your day to cherish for now and for the future. After all, photographs only become more precious as time passes. And allow plenty of time for lacing up wedding gowns! Getting dressed can take a lot longer than you might think!

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

Each wedding I have photographed has been a unique love story, shared among family and friends. Each special day has its own personal touch, perhaps in the way of remembering absent friends or family, or by weaving the hobbies and interests of the bride and groom through the theme of the day, or simply by the choice of colours being the bride and grooms favourites or the choice of flowers in the bouquet, or the bride and groom portrait photo session being in a location that has special meaning for the wedding couple - each one special. Every wedding magnificent and memorable and different from the last.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Please get in touch, I'd love to hear all about your plans for your day. Let's check availability and ask me any questions about the process or any help or advice you may need. When you are happy to go ahead, then the booking can be confirmed and your date held on the receipt of a non-refundable booking fee deposit.

What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?

Just the two of you, (and your photographer), to capture some lovely relaxed photographs of you both naturally just being together, enjoying and being in your moment. It's a good idea to plan to include 30/40 minutes for your personal photography session - it can give you a break from all the whirling excitement of the wedding day and a chance to catch up and relish some quiet moments together as newly-weds.

What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?

Every wedding is unique, and so all photographs are original and a unique capture of those special moments that happen that day. But having Warwick Castle as the backdrop was pretty awesome! I am looking forward to including a fishing theme into the wedding couple photo session soon!

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

No need to worry - rainy days are no problem - I am skilled and trained to capture lovely photographs whatever the weather. Bring flat shoes or even wellies and just hitch up your skirts and we can still capture few outside photographs that won't ruin your shoes! It is all part of your unique wedding day story. Have a few plain colourful umbrellas handy as they can add a splash of fun to the photographs (I usually have some on board anyway)

Describe how you got into photography.

My grandparents and parents were portrait photographers, my cousins, and sister are artists, my children study graphic design and art. My life has always been surrounded by creativity and art. Capturing soulful and special moments with my camera for others has always been a burning passion.

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook Discount10%
Bridebook GiftSurprise!
Bridebook Special OfferExtra Special 20% discount on last few dates for weddings booked in by October 2021 and photographed before the end of May 2022