I'm wife to Sean, Mum to Jayden and Ella. I'm a super proud Mum - here they are on our wedding day. Look at those little people, they are both taller than me now...sigh! Time certainly flies. I do love watching them grow up, but often look at photos of when they were little and wonder where the time went. I'm also Mum to our full of life English Springer Spaniel, Pluto, yes he's part of the family so he needed to be pictured here.
My journey into photography started in high school when I took an interest in it but as life happens, I didn't pursue it until later. While I was on maternity leave with my baby girl, I started doing kids portraits and eventually moved into weddings. I second shot for another Central Coast photographer and that's how I gained a bit of experience. Things got busy which meant I was able to leave my part time job and commit to photography which has always been my goal. I've also shot preschool photos, (believe it or not, I actually really loved this - kids are hilarious!) sporting teams, a little commercial stuff but my main thing is weddings and portraits.
In 2013 I launched Jodie Reardon Photography . I love being my own boss - I know what's going on with all my couples. As it's only me who runs my business, the shooter, the editor, the marketer, the bookkeeper (ok you get it), I now limit my weddings per year. I want all my couples to receive the same personalised service which is a top priority and one of the reasons my couples refer me so much. When you contact me, you won't be waiting long for an answer. I'm here to help wherever I can.
I never take any wedding lightly and do my absolute best to be 100% prepared. Even if it means driving to check out the locations I haven't shot at that can be over an hour away before the wedding day so I know where I'm going and what I'll be working with. It may sound cliché but it's a real privilege to be chosen to capture such a special day in a person's life. It's not just special for them, it's one of the most special days for a parent watching their child marry. I really am a big softy and I think this is why I have such a connection to images where I've captured the emotion. It may not have been the prettiest location, it's solely about the genuine, heartfelt, sincere, unposed expression of love.
Planning a wedding can be full on. Hopefully it's an enjoyable experience for you but there's certainly a lot to organise. Some days it can feel somewhat overwhelming but I'm here for a chat (or coffee) if you need. My goal is to always make the photography side of things an easy process. From the initial booking to the delivery of your images - I guarantee it will be stress free.
So to all the engaged couples on your wedding planning journey - have fun! I hope I get to be a part of it!
Thanks for visiting! I'm glad you're here!