Under the Spotlight – Jodie Chapman

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Oh you lucky lucky things, I’ve got another amazing photographer to share with you again today – and it’s yet another one from the UK. I have to say, hasn’t the UK being storming it recently!? There us so much talent out there, I just wish I knew about all this lot when I was getting married! I’ve been lucky enough to feature Jodie Chapman’s work on the blog before, and with features in national wedding magazines and all over Blog Land she is certainly one to watch.

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Who are you and what do you do?

I’m Jodie Chapman and I’m a wedding and portrait photographer who strives to create beautiful and timeless imagery that will still look fantastic ten years from now.

Where are you based and what cities/countries are you available to work in?

I am based in the southeast of England but will travel anywhere in the world! For example, 2010 sees me photographing weddings all over the country as well as the South of France.  I recently photographed a pre-wedding shoot in New York City and am currently in consultations with a client about a bridal shoot in NYC towards the end of the year. I love to travel and consider it a privilege that a bride and groom want to fly me out across the globe to capture their special day.

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Deluxe Boudoir

The vintage boudoir style is everywhere right now and it really seems to be sparking people’s imaginations! I love how different people perceive things in their own unique way… Obviously my recently shoot was miles away in style to this one sent to me the other day by Courtney Wilson, but the brief was the same – to create some stunning boudoir images with a vintage flair.

Courtney told me all about her inspiration behind this shoot:
There was an image from Destry Rides Again (1939) where Marlene Deitrich is posed oh-so-sensually in her deluxe boudoir. I saw this image and was completely inspired to theme a shoot around it (the black and white shot was my interpretation of the actual image). The model is my sister, Eva, and she was a very willing subject on a rainy day at my home. After ransacking the whole house, we pulled together our favorite vintage accessories and went to town! Eva wore all her own clothes and I styled the shoot myself. her amazing shoes were from Shoegasm in Manhattan.

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Speakeasy Swing Wedding

I’ve got a feeling you’re going to love this detail-heavy dance-fest. The moody light, the swing band, the bride in her stunning yellow gown, the cupcakes, the portraits…yep this is one pretty damn cool wedding.

Andrew & Aye got married atThe Thaxton in Louis, MO. They converted the indie venue into their speakeasy and swing-dance themed wedding. Both the bride & groom wore custom made outfits  – the dress was made by Toni Whitaker and his suit was by Duchess Clothier. The fabulousKim Massie band provided the entertainment. 

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So Punk Rock it HURTS! {Part 1}

Oh Lord I must contain my excitement. This is just the type of wedding that Rock n Roll Bride was created for and just the type of wedding that sends me weak at the knees. You’ll see why, believe me!

I was actually lucky enough to be able to share a little sneaky peak of Matt & Danielle’s wedding by way of their photo booth pictures back in November and we all knew from then that this was gonna be a goodie. A photo booth fit to bursting with that many tattooed bodies can never be a bad thing!

Edit: For everybody who’s been asking, Danielle’s (vegan!) shoes were by Bordello.

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We Want Kat to Rock Our Wedding ♥ The Winners!

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The time has finally come for me to announce the winners of the free wedding photography contest with Kat Braman. As always it was too close to call right up to the last minute, and we had over 2000 votes so thank you so much. I am excited to reveal that the winner are…

Neil & Jamie!

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Congratulations guys! You have won your wedding photography PLUS and engagement or day after shoot! How awesome is that!? But wait, that’s not all. Kat loved all out finalists so much that she would like to offer Ashley & Keith and Rachel & John $1000 off her usual package if they still wanted to book her! Please email Kat for all the info on this amazing offer.

ps All you UK peeps, don’t forget about my quickie contest to win two tickets to the Designer Wedding Show in February. I look forward to seeing you all there!