Hello & Welcome
I’m Aimee and my middle name is Joy.
I'm Aimee, a Professional Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer based in the South Coast of Dorset. I love to work locally as well as throughout the UK and abroad!
The name Aimee, rather wonderfully, means Love and Joy means, well . . . Joy! I feel these two names are rather apt for my personality and outlook on life. I enjoy encouraging and supporting others, whilst bringing a slice of laughter and fun!
A perfect day out would be exploring somewhere new, having a dip in the sea, followed by relaxing in front of a fire with a large G&T! Sound good?!
‘ Creativity is intelligence having fun ’
– Albert Einstein
Creativity has been a theme throughout my life, from devising dance shows as a child and working in the performing arts, to designing vintage inspired fashion collections. However, it was during my Fashion and Textiles degree that my love for photography really flourished which in 2015 then developed into a career!
As a hopeless romantic (and rom-com enthusiast) I feel very fortunate to have found a job that incorporates my adoration of awesome love stories along with my desire to create. How to describe myself. I would say I’m approachable, lighthearted and professional.
I offer natural photography for fun romantics, captured with
real heart and devotion.
My Photography Approach
Photography is an art of observation. My style is unobtrusive. I aim to blend in during your wedding day whilst being a welcomed addition, enabling both you and your guests feel relaxed and comfortable. Part of my approach is getting to know you as a couple. I so love to hear your love stories, your adventures, your funny moments, and what makes you both tick. This enables me to capture your unique relationship, personalities and genuine expressions.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to fully enjoy your day, knowing I am working behind the scenes, capturing those all important moments as they unfold? However big or small they may be.
When possible I will always choose to use natural light and avoid those cringe awkward poses, I can give subtle direction when needed whilst creating a fun relaxed atmosphere to enable you to be you! I desire to create a balance of romantic and elegant imagery, enthused with fun and feeling!
Chasing beautiful, intimate moments in which to create treasured pieces of art.
‘ It felt like you were part of the family ’ - Father of the Bride
My longing is for you to look back at your photographs and for them to bring back the emotions of that time, whether it be tears, excitement or ‘laugh out loud’ joy. I aim to capture the feels, the environment and those all important decorative details. I get a real buzz from photographing weddings and can't help but celebrate with you. You will most likely find me teary eyed during your vows and laughing out loud at the Best Mans speech.
I’m a storyteller, a button hole helper and a bobby pin fixer. I am a calming presence during the busyness of bridal prep and an encouraging friend cheering you on as you whip off your shoes before showcasing your best dance moves!!
Through gaining valuable insight on how to ensure a wedding runs smoothly, I look forward to supporting you during your wedding planning process as well as being a reassuring voice on your wedding day.
Weddings are a beautiful celebration and unique
expression of a couples love story.
To be able to photograph memories for wonderful people who are full of joy and
love for one another, really is
such an honour!
What does photography mean to me?
I believe photography to be heartfelt pieces of art.
It is an essential part of enjoying life, they allow us to relive those precious moments time and time again. Documenting fun filled occasions, cherished times with loved ones and key milestones in our lives is so valuable. They give us the priceless gift of capturing ones character, enabling us to feel close to that special someone even when they may have moved on.
What brings me Joy?
I come alive whilst shooting in unique locations and within natural beauty. Dramatic landscapes; especially coastal, and the opportunity to create authentic yet creative imagery.
Imagery that is full of romance, emotion, joy and artistry. I love hunting for interesting compositions and beautiful light - you’ll know when its found as it results in random outbursts of excitement! It’s also wonderful when clients get excited with me about what we create together.
But most of all I love authenticity. People who LOVE to live life to the full and who are FULL of love for each other, their family and friends!
Documenting one of the most important days in a persons life and witnessing two families coming together as one, really is an absolute honour and privilege. I so enjoy what I do!
As well as weddings, I love photographing you and your life experiences. These can include portraits and headshots, families, maternity, newborns, parties, anniversaries and engagements!
So, to start a conversation please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we can then chat over the phone or meet locally for a coffee (and cake!) where I will be happy to chat through any of your questions and ideas.
Hopefully you now have a bit more of an insight into who I am.
I look forward to getting to know you and meeting you soon!
“Wedding photography is like
tiptoeing into the kitchen late at night and
stealing Oreo cookies.”