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I actually started off in fashion photography rather than weddings. Seemingly this was an ideal career for a girl with more shoes than a shoe shop. From catwalk shoots to editorial work, I got to create beautiful images, that told beautiful stories. But I wanted more. I wanted real stories with full belly laughs and real tears, genuine emotion and moments, that could be brought to life, and retold for generations. And this was how I fell in love with weddings. I set out to make sure all my couples got to have amazing pictures, without needing to pose endlessly to get them. This was something I looked for on my own wedding day. Many of my favourite images are the in-between moments, the little interactions between family and friends, the people no longer with us captured so full of life. These are the moments I treasure. This is why I am so passionate about capturing real stories. Your wedding photos are like magic. They transport you back to the moment and how it felt. Great wedding photographs won't capture your memories, they'll shape them and give you back those moments to relive over. If you want to hear a little more of how I work on the day, check out my approach page.
If you want to know a little more about me as a person, just scroll on down.
My own love story started at a wedding, long before I was a wedding photographer. I met the love of my life, fellow adventurer and favourite chef whilst making small talk at the reception dinner. A few days later he suggested we take my Portuguese water dog puppy for a walk around the lake, and as the saying goes, the rest is history. We dreamt and planned many adventures over the years, but none changed us so much as finding out we were going to be parents.
Our baby was always going to grow up loved, (even when I step on his Lego in the middle of the night or wakes me up with a bazillion questions before I've yet opened my eyes). We decided right then, that we wanted our child to believe in dreams, take risks and pursue their passions. We named our son Chase long before he was born and he is my daily motivation to follow my dreams and passion for photography and why Gemma Chase Photography exists today. He's since been joined by his little brother Sebastian and this awesome little family of mine are my constant source of inspiration and encouragement. (and about 90% of Lego related injuries sustained and 99% of my early morning google searches).
words to live by - Salty kisses and sandy toes
When I'm not photographing weddings, or chasing after two boys and my beloved dog. I love nothing more than being outside and preferably by the sea. Walking along the beach and listening to the gentle crashing of the waves is my idea of heaven.