Hi everyone we are Reuben & Jay Photography!
We are a small photography business trying to get started at a difficult time. The global COVID-19 pandemic has created a very uncertain landscape for millions of small businesses like ours, as well as other individuals and businesses needing our services. By paying into this crowdfunder, you are helping get a small ethical business off the ground, while also getting a great deal on your photoshoot!
You will be getting two photographers for what would usually be the price of one and a fantastic relaxed experience with boutique images tailored to your wants and needs. We are an experienced duo and photograph weddings, civil services, portraits, celebrations, pets, conferences, and arts events. Take us to your workplaces or homes, from your garden to the great outdoors, the sky's the limit where you can dream it, we can photograph it!
We are Brighton based and if your photoshoot is outside of the Brighton and Hove area there will be travel costs incurred, but we will keep these to a minimum. Please drop us an email to discuss before booking on one of the packages and we'd be happy to speak to you about this [email protected]
You can view more of our images and read about us on our website: www.reubenandjayphotography.com
We are starting out on this new partnership together to make our dream business into a reality and would like to take you with us. We want to help you all in planning for the future and trying to make ends meet. All of our packages we are offering as part of this fundraiser are at a 25% discounted rate from those offered on our website. We are offering a further 30% discount for NHS and care staff, people whose income has been significantly impacted by COVID-19, anyone with low income, or with disability. If people want to pay in installments for rewards then please get in touch and let us know [email protected]
We will keep you posted soon with some special offers and photo challenges we are working on. We are taking bookings from September this year, any changes to this we will let you know.
- Weddings and civil services
- Celebrations - parties, birthdays, engagements, retirements, births, and baby showers
- Events Package - charity events, conferences, fundraisers, festivals
- Art Events - gigs, exhibitions, performances
- Portraits - personal
- Family and Friends Shoots
If you are interested in working with us please drop us a message on Facebook or via email [email protected]
Our Personal Approach
People we work with love our personal photography style!
Photography is a big part of our lives, individually and as a family (it's a big part of everything we do) and we want you to feel as comfortable in front of a camera as we do behind it. Together we create a friendly, relaxed atmosphere whilst being professional and maintaining a high standard of service.
We want to know the story you are trying to tell. It is important to us that your wishes are represented faithfully. We spend time before, during, and after the shoot making sure that the photos we are producing are the photos that you want. It’s important to us to build up a good rapport with you before the shoot, so we are capturing things you really like, and that are unique about you.
We work as a seamless team, maintaining professionalism while making people feel at ease. While we can get those traditional shots spot on, we are also experts in bringing people together for an intimate photo when just the right moment arises. We are there when you need us for the big classic shots, but also working quietly in the background, capturing the small things.
We love working with people but know that sometimes having professional photographers around can make people nervous, especially during big celebrations when the pressure is already on for the perfect day or celebration.
We're here to provide a comfortable and accessible experience and specialise in photography for people who don’t like being photographed. Booking us, you will have professional photographers at your disposal who are sensitive to your needs, and to the needs of anyone else at the shoot.
Our Visual Style
You will have a boutique set of pictures that speak for you, your special day, or event. Our finished images look vivid and effortless, because of the work that goes in to make everyone feel relaxed and at ease. We love to seize on the details, noticing the small things, and capturing the big things.
Our visual style is warm, vibrant, and intimate, and ensures those special moments last a lifetime, leaving you with something unique and beautiful. We are experts in working with atmosphere and light, bringing scenes to life, producing images that are magical and enchanting and emotive. Our aim is to capture the emotion and depth of the people and events we are photographing, the essence of who you are or what you are doing.
Our finished images are vivid and effortless, because of the work that goes in to make everyone feel at ease. We seize on the details, noticing the small things, and capturing the big things. Our style is warm, vibrant, and intimate, and ensures those special moments last a lifetime, leaving you with something unique and beautiful.
We are always happy to work with clients on images after the shoot, making sure that we choose the best pictures by understanding how you want to be seen rather than making assumptions. We can spend time fine-tuning the lighting, positioning, and framing, and work with you on specific requests to move or change things. We can give the most casual picture a professional edge.
Our clients often find that we’ve added something extra by quietly complimenting your event and understanding your inspiration.
We strive to be an ethical business, part of this is offering flexible fees tailored to your financial circumstances. We have a selection of package options available, but if these are outside of your budget please get in touch and we can see what can be arranged at a lower cost.
Our desire to create comfortable photoshoots is borne from our own experiences of queerness and chronic illness, which can make these experiences difficult and uncomfortable. We bring an awareness of access needs and recognise the diversity of the clients we work with, being sensitive to language, ability, and cultural needs. Always feel free to let us know any personal or access requirements you or anyone you will be working with has.
We have complete respect for your confidentiality and are happy to talk through your contract in detail to make sure you are comfortable with the terms and conditions. We are always keen to share any fantastic shoots with our followers but will never use any images without your explicit permission.
We have a network of supporting photographers that we have quality assured, to make sure you are never let down in the case of illness or unexpected circumstances.
We are both engaged in our own artistic practises alongside this venture, concerned with queer community engagement and working with marginalised groups. You can view more of our images and read about us on our website: www.reubenandjayphotography.com