Wedding Photographer Witham Essex Dodds
Tuesday 21st May 2013
Karina Dodds Photography and Videography
16 Baker Way
tel:- 01376 530 042
mobile:- 07710 425 836
web address:- www.KarinaDoddsPhotography.com/
e-mail:- Karina Dodds
skype me:- Karina Dodds
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I have received my Photography Diploma in 2003 and have been working on my own personal photographic style ever since. I have started my own company in 2005. My 1st work was based around Studio photography and with a newborn son, children in particular occupied my lense space. I gradually started photographing Weddings in 2007 and I absolutely loved the experience. This area became my most favourite area of photography. As I started networking in 2008 I have developed other aspects of my skills and advanced into Corporate photography. My most engaging corporate work was for LLR charity in 2010, Dragon Boat Race on River Chelmer in Chelmsford. My photographs were printed in Essex Chronicle for July 2010. At the moment I am photographing a building of the new school in Witham, and after will be creating a wonderful book for the headmistress to keep as a memento, as the current school that is being moved, is over 100 years old.
"not just professionals... Artists"
I am a full-time professional photographer based in central Chelmsford, Essex and am happy to cover Essex/ London areas within one hour drive away from Chelmsford.. I consider my photographic style to be natural, reportage with a touch of styling that I have devleoped over the past 8 years have been in photography.
I started from a small studio from home photographing children and families and progressed onto Corporate photography and Weddings.
I feel I am very good commanding large crowds and groups of people without causing adverse reactions. In fact I was noted on more then one occasion by the Bride and Groom that their guests were wery impressed how calm the photo section of the Wedding day went. Majority of people dread being in front of the camera, but I guess I have a natural touch of putting people at ease, hence I find my job highly enjoyable and easy to perform even under pressure.
I would say I am a private person when it comes to my family life, I try my hardest to keep business and work separate. But when it comes to business I find I open up to clients easy and share many of my past work experiences easy in order to make their day as fulfilling as I know how. I always keep the customer confidential details secret from other clients, as I find in a long relationship that I manage to build with majority of my clients, they tend to share easily with me. I try my best to make choosing a photographer for my clients not a chore but a matter of work and personality compatibility, it is vital that people are happy with both aspects and I think my general welcomeness of character helps there. I let my work speak for itself.
I enjoyed working in Down Hall, Hertfordshire- very atmospheric venue with beautiful features, Orsett Hall, Grays- appeals to me for its mix of modernity and romanticism at places, Leez Priory, Essex- is an outstanding venue for that antique Tudor feel and Hylands House is simply fab because of the vast grounds and always new opportunities to differently depict the weddings, because of the large grounds to explore.
I look for inspiration in my clients, as it's them who I have to depict in the shots, and the beauty of photographing in the same venue but different weddings, for example, is that the shots will come out totally different because of the weather aspect and of course personalities of couples. I always offer a complementary Engagement shoot for every couple and people never turn it down, even when they are not comfortable to be photographed. This allows me to learn about the couple and find out what they are like- making my job on the Wedding day easier and more enjoyable. As well I love incorporating the architecture of the buildings into their Wedding shots. The venue the couple choose will say a lot about their own character too!
I have qualified in 2003 and received my HND in Photographic Studies. I have worked hard at building my own Photo Practice and at times it was very challenging to balance it with my family life and growing children. In 2011 I have decided to expend my business into Wedding Filmmaking and have completed a few courses for Videography in London Academy of Film and TV.
Photographic training: Cavendish college, London, 2003- HND in Photographic Studies
London Academy of Film Media and TV,2011:
1. Foundation diploma in Film Studies,
2. Diploma in 5DFilm School
3. Diploma in Wedding Photography
Outside of photography I am a huge film buff and at home our collection of films spans from 1920 to modern days and exceeds 1000 films. Travelling is one of my greatest weaknesses, recently we spent 5 weeks away travelling from Singapore, through Sri Lanca, Mumbai ,Oman, Dubai, Egypt, Greece, Rome, Monte Carlo, Lisbon and Gibraltar back home. It was unforgettable and coincided with my 30th Birthday.
At this moment I am expecting my 3d child, which came as a complete surprise to us. We already have two boys to enjoy and be proud of and this addition is a girl. Motherhood for me is a very much reflective time and as I am still working and keeping the business candle burning bring, it's been amazing to still go and shoot Weddings. People instantly feel at ease! I guess it's the glow around me!
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