Creative from the fresh young age of 6, when I took up the cello. Over 27 years, I’ve played professionally as a soloist and within orchestras around the world, formed various ensembles, and worked with a vast array of amazingly brilliant and talented people. 5 years ago, after the birth of my second kiddo, I decided I wanted to take my creativity in a new direction. If I didn’t have one of my cellos nearby, I had a camera instead. So photography was a natural progression for me!
Far from dull, traditional, and sensible, my imagination is fuelled by my creative boy kiddos, aka The Smalls. Big Small is 6, Little Small is 4. They are hilarious and gorgeous and of course I will talk about them given the chance. And of course, they both love photography and music. They’re pretty damn awesome.
In my spare/free time(!), I can be found in a bar with a Cuba Libre. Or gettin’ my swirl on at a Salsa class. Sometimes playing a musical instrument. Or if the weather is good, I’ll be running around doing crazy stuff with my camera. Usually, that will also involve a flashing lightsaber (not even kidding). Sometimes I’ll be crocheting the tiniest amigurumi animals you ever did see.
My ace friends say I’m a little bit bonkers, and a film camera geek; I certainly can’t lie about those facts…(24 cameras at last count. And still searching for more.)
I live in Birmingham, adore travelling nationwide, and definitely squeak with joy over the following, in no particular order:
Eating food, vanilla coffee, shiny silver things, The Smalls, driving, laughing, camera geekery, crocheting tiny things, cuddles, rum, travelling, good manners and bacon. Oh, yes, and when people tell me all about their awesome wedding plans.
Thank you for these gorgeous images! We are so pleased and excited to share them! We had an incredible time in NYC, can’t believe how quickly our time there whizzed by. We do have some photos but haven’t got round to uploading them yet! We’ll have a closer look, we definitely want to order some prints but at the moment it is too hard to choose. I also wanted to say a huge huge thank you for your part in making our day so special. It was such a relief not to be scared of the camera. We just look so happy in the pictures :) All our family and friends have had wonderful things to say about you. My Dad in particular thought you were fantastic. Thank you again.
Emma & Mark - Bedern Hall, Yorkshire
We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Jay’s wedding photography services. During the planning process she provided great advice and was very easy to work with. On the day itself Jay was a reportage ninja, seeming to be everywhere but never getting in the way. As our photos testify, she’d managed to get amazing shots that wouldn’t have occurred to us and covered every aspect of our wedding beautifully. If you’re after amazing photo memories of your big day then give Jay a call – you won’t regret it!
Dottie & Rob Jersey, Channel Islands
Just got the PASS wedding gallery from everyone’s favourite Ninjographer, Jay Emme. I am overwhelmed – the day is there in all its glory. Thank you so much, Jay. You captured the love in that day on film for us and we will always have those lovely memories of our day and our love. I am so grateful. Love you loads xxx
Melanie & Martin - Clay House, Halifax
Oh my goodness Jay they are absolutely stunning!!!! My phone has not stopped pinging with comments about the pics looking like something from a magazine! I absolutely love your style and I was feeling a touch of post wedding blues until I got to see these beautiful pics, they captured our day so amazingly well! We have a few friends who are engaged so as soon as they start planning we will be giving them your details!! Thanks sooooo much you are a photographical genius!
Katie & Ricky - Walton Hall, Warwickshire
I can’t get over these images Jay, keep staring sleepily. They are just perfect in every way and now I’ll stop messaging you and let you sleep too, we can see how very hard you have worked on them and how hard you worked on the day and for that we will be forever thankful xxxx
Hayley & Chris - Hellens Manor, Herefordshire
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It’s always great to hear from people who are planning their big day. Naturally you will be feeling excited about it, and I’d love to share some of that excitement. Many couples book me to do their wedding photography around 18 months in advance. So, even if you’re still not sure of the details, it’s better to put that enquiry in, rather than leave it too late. Once the date is gone, no further bookings are made on that date! I can’t wait to hear from you.
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