I'm Jill. I'm Scottish born and bred & I love to travel. You'll generally find me curled up with our beautiful little cocker spaniel, Poppy, hanging with my hunk of a hubs, drinking margaritas beside a clear blue sea, lighting endless candles, kitchen-dancing whilst cooking or camera-in-hand noseying around people's weddings.
When I was little, I could look at photographs for hours, removing them from their carefully placed sleeves (much to my Dad's dismay) and pouring over them for hours at a time. I've always loved photos. I think they're precious, integral and important. They gather value as time passes and have the ability to bring a memory back in a moment.
From around 17, I knew, somewhere deep down, that I would one day be a photographer of real people and families. I always wanted to capture love, naturally. For me, natural light and settings are a huge part of that: genuine laughter, relaxation, silliness with those we love... connection, more than anything is what makes the best memories and, consequently, the best photos.
One photo from my childhood really stands out to me when I think of this. It was one of those rushed jobs, with the timer set up. Dad was never in photos as he was always the one taking them, so it was rare to actually have one of all of us. My brother is only a baby and our beautiful family dog, Candy, is right there alongside Dad, as she always was. It's a photo full of love and no-time to think too much. It gives me the same feeling my work does now and I'll always cherish it, for all those reasons.
I am, as you would expect, an Instagrammer (that's a word now, right?) so please feel free to connect with me: @jillcherryphoto for more insight in to my world.
And that's pretty much me! Now, let's talk about you. I'll grab my camera and travel anywhere so if you're getting married soon and fancy me there to capture it all, I'd be delighted! Check my availability and tell me all about it here.
Alternatively, click below to either hear a little from those who've been there and done it already or take a peek at how their beautiful wedding days unfolded...