Meet Jay Emme...

(GIRL NINJOGRAPHER, BRILLIANTLY BONKERS, ADDICTED TO WEDDINGS)

Girl Ninjographer. Brilliantly bonkers. Awesome wedding photographer. Camera-obsessed geek. Bacon Lover. Wedding Junkie. Just a few words and phrases which have been used to describe me!

Life Loves and Claims, in No Particular Order...

Fine dining. Chocolate truffle coffee. Five Guys (those cajun fries!). Silver jewellery. Lush. Lovely friends. Hula hooping. The Smalls. The Mr. Grey’s Anatomy. Weddings. Driving (anywhere). Proper laughter from the belly. Wagamama. Playing the cello. New York City. Gin. Film cameras. Crocheting and knitting tiny things. Proper hugs. Labyrinth. Dubstep. Champagne. Travelling around the world. Politeness. Kraken rum. Dancing. Massages from my chiropractor. Being by the sea. Instagram. Classical music. Bacon and egg cupcakes.

This list is most definitely not exhaustive…

Performed in a choir on Blue Peter! Stroked Bonnie the dog. There’s a Blue Peter badge somewhere on my desk. Squealed and professed my love to Philip Schofield when I saw him at the studios. Performed in various orchestras around the world, including the World’s Largest Orchestra. I can crochet a mean Pokéball. I once ate 14 rashers of bacon for breakfast, nothing else. Managed to embarrass Gordon Ramsay and one of his chefs (turns out, they were new to the phrase “mouthgasm”). Had tea with the Lord Mayor and Mayoress of Sandwell, when I was 4 (they were awfully nice, you know?).

My Family

It’s safe to say, I’m far from dull and traditional; my imagination is fuelled by my 2 adventurous and creative boy kiddos, aka The Smalls. They help me remember the importance in laughing, fun and adventure. Like they do, I dream big and enjoy every moment I can.

They’re a bit eccentric, and hilariously funny! Quite often, they’re insanely bonkers. NO IDEA where the hell they get that from. Ahem.

The Mr, on the other hand, is very sensible. To say we’re “chalk and cheese” would be an understatement. But that’s what helps keep me grounded and in check – he’s my rock in that way. However, I’m secretly pleased that, whilst he still pretends to be the sensible one, I’ve corrupted him enough to be silly on occasion! I think he just mostly tolerates my random experiments though…

Most importantly: he loves me, he totally manages to cope with my creative brain, and he brings gin and tonic to me at my desk when I’m working late into the night.

Girl Ninjographer. Addicted to Weddings!

It’s the truth. I’m addicted. You know when people are all, “oohhhhh I love my job!!!!” but you know that deep down they would jump at the chance to do something else instead? Nope. Not me. I could do something else, but it would have to be alongside my wedding photography. I love the friends I make, the memories I capture, the stories I retell. I love connecting with people, helping them feel at ease so that can just enjoy everything.

I revel in the honour of sharing in such an incredible day that means so much to you.

Cheesy? Maybe.

Truth? 100%.

Photo: Paul Clarke

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