We’ve done a lot on our blog and social media about the Wedding Industry is coping during the pandemic and series of lockdown – but we’re going to extend that beyond the venue, and bring in some suppliers to see how they’ve been coping, support each other, and just talk generally about the industry we’re so passionate about.
This week, we’re releasing our conversation with photographer Jules Fortune, who recently gave us the stunning front cover image for our revamped Wedding brochure!
The Wellbeing Farm: Please tell us a little about yourself and your wedding business
Jules Fortune: Hello – I guess most people would say I’m a romantic, arty type, who LOVES all things creative. My photography style is full of colour, always joyful, very natural & I guess a little quirky too – which I think would sum up my personality.
Wedding Photography for me is not just about turning up, taking photos & delivering a service, it is much more personal. I genuinely care about every wedding & couple and getting to know you and what want on your big day from me is important too.
My kind of weddings are the ones that don’t take themselves too seriously, with lots of laughter, personal touches, built on family, friends & good times. I always bring the energy & passion to every wedding I have the pleasure to photograph, so I close my book at 40 weddings per year. Quality over quantity. I become mostly booked through recommendations from past couples, their guests & local wedding venues which is always a great compliment.
TWF: How long have you been trading as a business?
TWF: Where are you located?
JF: Edenfield – Rossendale – Lancashire
TWF: How have you adapted your business throughout coronavirus?
JF: I was busy with family shoots last summer & styled shoot – include one at WBF! I was lucky enough to have 11 micro weddings too.
This really helped to keep me upbeat, motivated & positive. I think I have been extremely fortunate be supported by other wedding suppliers, my couples, and my family throughout this whole time.
January has been tough, but after the news of the February roadmap, I am back in the game. Excited and positive for 2021.
TWF: What is the one thing that you have missed over the last year?
JF: Family – Friends – Work – Live Music – Hugs – Routine – Money!!)
TWF: What are your 3 top tips for wedding couples?
JF: Be true to yourself (not what think you should have)- when planning the day, you want. Research suppliers/ meet them, or video call them – to see if they fit with you. Do not skimp on video or photography- they are your everlasting memories of you big day!
TWF: What are the current upcoming trends for weddings for your business?
JF: My couples / target bride is wants to have the best party which all revolves around her all her family and friends. Wanting candid, natural photography. She wants a photographer she really gets & gels with.
TWF: What is your personal favourite wedding trend at the moment?
JF: They would be:
- LOVE flower crown brides
- Outdoor weddings
- Relaxed bridal wear
- Festival weddings
- Live Music rather than DJ
- Unconventional brides
- Relaxed & simple table styling
TWF: What can you not wait to do when weddings are back to normal?
JF: Shoot for a FULL DAY! – get home knackered but HAPPY! Buzz off my editing: Cry at first dances: Laugh with happy couples: Bring happy memories to my couples
TWF: How can couples get in touch with you?