Our newest, unique wedding photographer – Dearest Love Photography based in Worcestershire and covering the UK.
Jim and Kerri have been creating beautiful and unique images for many years, portraying their passion for all things vintage/quirky. Meeting during their photography degrees, they became best friends and it was a natural progression for them to put their experience and natural talent into Dearest Love…
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Hi, we’re Jim and Kerri, also known as Dearest Love! Two best friends with a passion for photography. We love creating photos and memories that are a little bit different. Quirky, vintage, retro and industrial – we love it!
How did you get into wedding photography and what do you love about it so much?
We met at university doing our photography degrees and become best friends. Friends and family began asking us to photograph their weddings and special occasions. We decided with Jim’s technical skills and Kerri’s artsy style, we would make a great team as Dearest Love. We love the passion we have for photography and capturing peoples lasting memories. It is such an honour to be a part of peoples special day, because every picture tells a story.
How long have you been shooting weddings and what has been one of your favourites?
Jim has been shooting weddings for 10 years and Kerri has been for 8 years. As Dearest Love we have been working together since 2012. Kerri’s most recent favourite was from last summer, it ticked so many boxes! Unique, country fete meets industrial barn. The bride looked absolutely stunning and the couple were up for capturing some amazing couple shots – in a corn field and by an awesome shipping container! Ace! Jim’s most favourite wedding was at an amazing wine vineyard. It was a gorgeous summer day the view was like we had gone to Italy not Gloucestershire! The brides’ attention to details was a photographers dream!
How would you define your style?
We love all things vintage, industrial, quirky and retro but with a delicate edge. Our style has a hint of old vintage film.
How do you make the couples feel at ease?
We are none intrusive, friendly, smiley photographers! We like to get to know our couples beforehand, so they will feel relaxed and at ease with us. We also offer pre-wedding photo shoots.
Can you talk us through the process a couple would go through from booking you to the wedding day?
We are happy to discuss details via meet up, email or phone. We arrange to meet with the couple at the venue a month or two before the big day, to run through the day and details.
In your opinion, what makes for great wedding photography?
We absolutely love details- the effort shown to make your wedding YOURS and different. We love capturing the special moment’s others may not even notice – but become a lasting memory.
What is your favourite shot to capture at a wedding?
Our favourite part of the day is taking the couple off for their couple shots, the moment when they realise- WE JUST GOT MARRIED!!
How expensive would you rate your services?
We have a price list, but we are also happy to create a bespoke package to suit our clients day and budget if our price list packages don’t quite fit! Our packages range from £549 up to £1389.
If you could give any advice to upcoming brides what would it be and why?
Remember it is your day and you are making a commitment to one another. Don’t let others take over and don’t sweat the little things. It will all come together on the day, and if anything doesn’t go quite to plan, you won’t even notice or will laugh about it! We strongly advise that wedding photography is important for your day as this is the lasting memory of everything you have invested time and money in.
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