Caroline & Ross (who you may recognise from Goldie Lookin Chain and this Reading Festival performance) were my first wedding of 2013 and oh my goodness, it was about the wettest wedding I've ever photographed! I mud splattered my new car driving down some extremely narrow & sloppy country lanes, the bridal car broke down not far behind me and the rain poured incessantly! But everyone was in such good spirits so thankfully none of that mattered. The couple were married at St Mary's church in Penmark with the reception at Fonmon Castle. Due to the April showers we took most of the bride & groom portraits indoors in the beautiful Rococo library and as a result I think some of the pictures look like a society wedding straight from the pages of Hello magazine! Caroline wore a gorgeous long sleeved dress with a lace appliqué bodice (I will find out the name of the designer asap) and carried a pretty pastel bouquet from The Florist of Cardiff. Oh and many thanks to Andrew for second shooting, assisting and holding my umbrella!
The best kind of surprise is being handed a magazine, flicking through and discovering one of your pictures splashed across a double page spread! Godsticks were featured in the previous issue of Classic Rock Presents Prog and I never even knew. Always super pleased to see work in print though... I knew it was worth trekking through those soggy marshlands to get the shot!
Hey! I'm looking for an extra second shooter for my 2013-2014 wedding photography seasons. Are you interested?
If so, you should be reliable, friendly, self-motivated and confident (yet willing and open to taking direction). You must have your own transport, some experience of wedding photography and be available on weekends. Ideally you will be based in South Wales.
You will need your own equipment and back up gear - at least a Nikon D300 or Canon equivalent - and be skilled and competent. An eye for detail and composition is essential.
Although there will be a few assisting duties this is ultimately a role with more responsibility. You will be required to photograph the groomsmen preparations in the morning, take candid images of guests throughout the day and assist me as a runner. You may also need to help set up and man the ffotobooth so experience of studio lighting is a bonus. Weddings are long and hectic so a positive attitude and the ability to keep on your feet for up to twelve hours is extremely important.
If you're keen, contact me at eleanor(@)eleanorjane(dot)co(dot)uk with the subject 'Second Shooter'. Please include the following information:
• Name & contact information.
• Details of your previous experience.
• Links to at least 20 examples of relevant work.
• List of equipment you own.
• Why you think you would be perfect for this role.
Hello hello hello!
I'm Eleanor Jane and I am a freelance photographer based in Newport. I specialise in hairy metal guitarists, American landscapes and Disneyland. If you ask nicely I'll make your dad a mix CD.