This afternoon I am thrilled to introduce you to one of WWW’s newest sponsors; Northampton based wedding photographer Casey Avenue Photography.
Hannah captures her couples creatively; with a reportage style which captures all of those little moments you wouldn’t want to miss. I just adore the love and atmosphere in her imagery. Lets get to know Hannah…
Hi Hannah, could you firstly tell WWW readers a little bit about you?
It’s always a tough one to answer, on par with writing an “about me” page for my website, lots of umms and ahhhs pondering what the best thing to say is without sounding like a total plum! Life with two children, a husband, two dogs and my own business is organised chaos and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Photography is and always will be very important to me. I’m fortunate to be surrounded by country bumpkin beauty and never short of inspiration for my creativity. Adventures from the mini to the grand are what I work so hard for, from days out to summer roadtrips across Europe in my campervan… and of course it all gets documented, you can follow me on instagram and vimeo for said adventures.
What do you love/dislike about your job?
Love… I LOVE being a part of so much love. I get to use my creativity, enjoy using my creativity and get to watch other people enjoy my creativity when they see my photos. Accounts are reeeeally boring and tax returns make me weep. So much so I’m going to sandwich that little piece of bore between some more loveliness… I love the places photography can take me, from cool city pubs to rolling Sardinian countryside. Most of all I love the people. I’m an avid people watcher and could while away time taking in scenes around me, probably why photography is my calling. When I’m asked what I do for my job and I say photographer, I’m then always asked what sort of things do I photograph… I simply reply “people”. Weddings, yes, but also babies, families, pregnancy, boudoir and street photography, lots and lots of people.
How did you get into photography and into the wedding industry?
An epiphany had me sign up to a photography course at night college for a year whilst working full time. I set myself the goal of becoming a photographer. I have always been artistic it was high time I used my flare to do a job that gave me something that the rat race never did, fulfilment. I’m not saying it was easy because it isn’t but it was the best thing I ever did. I work more hours and earn less money but it is mine, my business, my baby and brings me more happiness then I could have imagined.
What do you aim to achieve for your clients?
My aim is simple… to recreate their day in images. I want them to be transported back to their wedding day when they peruse their album. I had a bride say to me recently (when looking at another of my weddings) that she felt like she knew them, that she was at the wedding. It was like music to my ears!
What style is your work?
I take a relaxed approach with my photography, I don’t want you to feel like you are a performing monkey. I guess I would say that 80% of my work on a wedding day is reportage, capturing the day as it happens. Then there’s the couple portraits which I LOVE and also try to keep them as natural as possible with a creative, editorial type of twist.
Could you tell us some information about your packages/prices?
Absolutely, my couples on average spend between £1,650 – £2,300. You can have a 2nd professional photographer, an album, parent albums etc. Contact me for a bespoke quote, with as much detail about your wedding as possible.
I’m also very excited to be adding a new service (launching soon!) of a highlights photo/film fusion montage WATCH THIS SPACE! (If you want a sneaky peek then get in touch!)
Do you have any tips for couples in selecting their wedding photographer?
Yes!! Look at their work, if you like it get in touch, if you like the photographer and their work, book them! I say to like their work AND them because it is so important to feel happy and comfortable on your wedding day, a rapport between you and your photographer will breed magic in your photos.
How can we get in touch with you?
Call me 07968 051011
Email: [email protected]
You can also get to know me through:
Instagram & Twitter @caseyavenue
So many gorgeous photographs, to see even more be sure to check out Hannah’s site here. Thank you Hannah for sharing your work today XOXO Lou
*Casey Avenue Photography is a Whimsical Wonderland Weddings sponsor.