Bride and groom standing in front of ruin wall - Picture by Emma-Jane Photography

Getting to Know – Emma-Jane Photography

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Company Name: Emma-Jane Photography

Interview with: Emma-Jane Lewis

Location / Coverage: London, Devon rest of UK and abroad

How did your business get started and who works at Emma-Jane Photography?

I started in Devon photographing weddings and fashion, relocating to London just over three years ago. Weddings and fashion is now my business focus, and love the overlap that the two provide.

I am behind Emma-Jane Photography, but I hire second shooters and creative teams when needed, and I also have the backing of a PR team.

Bride and groom standing in front of ruin wall - Picture by Emma-Jane Photography

Had you always wanted to be a photographer?

Not originally. I was looking at becoming a vet, but I did some work experience and just wanted to cuddle everything rather than cut into it! It wasn’t right for me. A bit of faffing later revealed a talent in photography and I have never looked back.

Bridal party with coloured smoke flares - Picture by Emma-Jane Photography

Which areas of the UK do you cover?

I mainly cover London and Devon, but I do travel the whole of the UK. I also have weddings in Malta and Atlanta this year.

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Getting to Know – Libra Photographic

Nathan Eames of Libra Photographic

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Company Name: Libra Photographic

Interview with: Nathan Eames

Location / Coverage: Based in Dorset, UK but cover internationally

How did the business get started and who works at Libra Photographic?

Libra Photographic started in the Millennium, when all I could think of was making my mark and a change in Y2K.

The business consists of myself as primary photographer and a few select second shooters who work alongside me at times.

Bride and groom on jetty at Christchurch Harbour - Picture by Libra Photographic

Had you always wanted to be a photographer?

I’d wanted to be a photographer ever since I picked up my mum’s Kodak Instamatic (which I still have on a shelf in my office). I can remember picking my first roll of processed film up from the lab – it was a magical feeling.

Wedding sack race - Picture by Libra Photographic

Can you remember how old you were when you took your first picture? What was it of?

I was seven years old using the Instamatic I mentioned earlier and it was of my friends skateboarding. I still have the image now.

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Smiling bridesmaids with sunflowers - Picture by Toby Lowe Photography

Getting to Know – Toby Lowe Photography

Toby Lowe of Toby Lowe Photography

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Company Name: Toby Lowe Photography

Interview with: Toby Lowe

Website: www.tobylowephotography.co.uk

Location / Coverage: Based in Cornwall. Cover Cornwall, Devon, UK

How did Toby Lowe Photography start?

My background was originally in editorial and journalistic photography. Over a period I slowly drifted into weddings. I love taking my editorial experience and applying it to weddings. Toby Lowe Photography is now pretty much focussed on wedding photography.

Bride and groom holding hands in front of sea - Picture by Toby Lowe Photography

Had you always wanted to be a photographer?

I come from a photographic family so it has always been in my life. It is such a fantastic art form, that can be approached from so many different angles. Every day with a camera opens up so many new possibilities.

Smiling bridesmaids with sunflowers - Picture by Toby Lowe Photography

Can you remember how old you were when you took your first picture? What was it of?

I can’t remember my first picture, but I always had a camera with me when I was a kid. Back then I used to take weird abstract pictures. I remember going on holiday and just taking pictures of random things like old bottles and road signs. When we got the prints back there wasn’t a single picture of a person. My mum just did not get it. To me though every picture had a story behind it.

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Getting to Know – Rocks and Frocks

Vanessa Harness of Rocks and Frocks

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Interview With: Vanessa Harness

Company Name: Rocks and Frocks Ltd

Website: rocksandfrocks.co.uk

Location / Coverage: Located in St Neots, Cambridgeshire, with nationwide coverage

What does Rocks and Frocks do?

Rocks and Frocks are creative wedding planners. We pride ourselves on interpreting your requirements in a professional, methodical manner to provide a seamless, elegant, stress free wedding.

Couple sitting on wedding car

How did Rocks and Frocks come about and how long has the business been going?

Rocks and Frocks started after I had to retire from my Account Director role within the design and print arena due to health reasons. With a solid project and account management background working on global accounts my skill set was transferable to the event industry. I spent three years working for a production company on worldwide events before launching Rocks & Frocks Ltd.

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Who works at Rocks and Frocks and what are your roles?

There is myself, Vanessa, and I am Co-Director and Wedding Planner, and I’m lucky enough to work with my husband, Dominic. He is also a Co-Director and not only assists me on my larger weddings but runs our premium 5ft letter hire side of the business. We also have the lovely Sue and Lizzie who form part of the planning team on our larger weddings.

What is the inspiration behind your name Rocks and Frocks?

I’m afraid several bottles of champagne on a girlie night in led to the name. The two things that most girls focus on at the beginning of their wedding journey are the engagement/wedding rings and the wedding dress. Hence the name Rocks and Frocks Ltd.

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Getting to Know – Live Music Quotes

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Interview With: Ella

Company Name: Live Music Quotes

Website: www.livemusicquotes.com

Location / Coverage: London based but cover Nationwide

Who are Live Music Quotes?

Live Music Quotes is an innovative booking and event management service providing high-end live musicians, DJs and performers. Couples, or venues of any size, can book their ideal entertainer without agents or agency fees.

String Beans - Live Music Quotes Act

How did Live Music Quotes get started and how long have you been going?

We started in 2015 with a team of pro musicians and event planners who aspired to make it easier for people to book quality entertainment. Collectively we have decades of experience working in the entertainment industry. Our network of contacts means we can handle almost any request.

Tom Wardle - Live Music Quotes Guitarist

Where do you cover?

At the moment we cover towns and cities nationwide. As there is a trend for weddings abroad we are looking to expand into Europe in the future, starting with Spain. We want to provide the reassurance that comes with booking through a reputable company.

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