Interview with: Jodie Brennan
Company Name: Jodie Brennan Photography
Location / Coverage: Staffordshire and the Midlands, but will travel throughout the UK
How did the business get started and who works at Jodie Brennan Photography?
The business, which began in 2010, is run by myself, Jodie Brennan. I also have a group of ‘second shooters’ who I call upon, on a freelance basis, to assist me during weekend wedding shoots. I attend all pre-wedding meetings to discuss photography directly with my clients so they can meet me face to face prior to the big day. Jodie Brennan Photography grew slowly and organically to begin with; each year is getting busier and I have more and more client referrals, which is great.
Had you always wanted to be a photographer?
When I was very little I wanted to be an archaeologist, but enjoyed Art and Design so much at high school I went to University to do a Design and Art Direction degree (graphics). It was here I started to specialise in photography (and really fell in love with it). I started out by constantly photographing my favourite models – my very patient younger brother and sister.
Can you remember how old you were when you took your first picture? What was it of?
I started out using my Dad’s old Pentax 35mm camera and printing my own images. Then I was very lucky to be one of the first of my friends to get a digital camera; it was 2 megapixel and very cutting edge at the time! I can’t remember what my very first image was of, but I used to photograph my pet cat ‘Kitten Kat’ and my family… a lot.
Which areas of the UK do you cover?
I am based in Staffordshire and the Midlands but I am happy to travel throughout the UK.