Jenn Brookes photographer portrait
 

 Hi my name is Jennifer (You can tell I was born in the 80’s) My lucky number is twenty, reasons behind this correlate to my birthday (20th May) the day I passed my driving test (20th november) and the fact i see it everywhere, i also got it TATTOOED on the inside of my arm. I have three tattoos in total, a J (take a wild guess what for) on my foot, a teapot on my wrist and my homage to the number 20.

one of my favourite things to do is lay in the grass when its sunny and have an iced mocha.I also love looking at photos taken with disposable cameras from years ago, you know the ones on holidays or from party’s.

i did an ETHNICITY test via my heritage.com it came out that i am 44.7% scandinavian 41.5% Irish, scottish and welsh, 3.7% english and this was the one i liked 8.3% greek!

I am currently a wedding photographer planning my own small wedding for july of this year.the shoe is on the other foot guys, i get to see what it’s really like.

I live in Littleborough near Hollingworth Lake, just outside of manchester, in a Victorian end terrace house with my fiancé Luke and my female, ginger and white rescue cat, Clementine.(she’s rare 80 % of ginger cats are Male).

 Every time I travel to a new place I take a roll of film to experiment with. I took some Lomo purple film to Slovenia in 2017 last year and it worked out really well.

I absolutely adore film, especially instant film. Fancy a peek at my POLAROIDS here?

 

 
My ginger cat Clementine
 

I am going to be truthful i am shy i can be quiet but i also want to be involved and in the centre. being quiet is me and my strength.my work WOULDn’t be mine without it.

My hobbies apart from photography are running, flower arranging, watching documentaries, travelling and listening to podcasts. I completed the C25k running programme back in June 2018. I did a 10k in October 2018. my goal is a half marathon this year. I love walking and travelling to new places. Me and Luke usually go away a few times a year.

Programmes I currently love, Escape to the Chateau, Marie Kondo (my latest obsession) and Black Mirror. My guilty pleasure is Teen Mom, cannot believe I actually typed that.

On weekends off I spend time going to visit family, so we pop down the road and have a brew with Luke's mum, dad and sister with his two nieces. We make dens and eat home made cakes. We always come back with temporary tattoos and our nails done. If we aren’t doing that we are visiting new places, we recently stayed near Port Merion on the coast of Wales in a cabin and it was brilliant.

one of my biggest achievements in life is i went travelling on my own to australia for three months when i was 23. i VISITED the RAIN FOREST, dived in the great barrier reef, did a sky dive over byron bay and held a KUALA. i also drank lots of goon and made loads of friends. i am so glad i did that.

Me and Luke (My fiance) are currently planning our stylish and mega small wedding in July of this year, we are both quite shy when it comes to centre of attention and just wanted to share the day with our nearest and dearest. Also we need more money for our trip back to Slovenia! August 2018.

I cannot wait to get back to those Mountains. So brides I am with you, I am finally experiencing what it is like to plan a wedding. Luke is notoriously laid back, he asked me if he could have something more practical than a wedding ring, such as a wedding belt. I find this hilarious but he tells me it was a joke (I do not believe him!)

We sometimes pop to Manchester on the train as its not far and go for coffee at Man Co Co or Mackie Mayors and have tea out, we like the best street food from the Tiffin Rooms. We also love to go to Art galleries/museums to see the latest exhibitions, there is one at the moment of Martin Parr’s work and I have been three times already. I am TRIALLING out a tiny newsletter if you want to hear about what i’ve been UP TO, where I am with the wedding. You can sign up Here.

What makes me awesome as a photographer is you wont see ,me but I'm getting in the mix and capturing all the moments. I see beautiful things and opportunity everywhere. I can make the most beautiful creative and emotional photos without you even noticing. I also shoot lots of film so I am creative with digital but also polaroids, Instax and my Diana cameras. Chuck a camera at me and I can figure out how to use it. Its my goal this year to shoot more Instax wide as I get beaut results from it time and time again. Oh and I always include film in my wedding photography as its just part of me and something I want to share with you.

You are looking for a photographer who can capture moments who doesn't make you feel uncomfortable or make you do any posing. A photographer who has the same style as you and loves what you love. Most of all you want relaxed photographs of everyone being in the moment. That's me!

I would say my work has a vintage touch, I do strive for timeless, meaning my images can never age. I hope you like my work and we have a few things in common. Get in contact or drop me an email and we can have a chat.

Jennbrookesphotographer@gmail.com