WHEN JENSON MET DELILAH

HELLO I'M GEMMA

Thanks for taking the time to look through my website.

I suppose the very first question you have for me is: So why When Jenson Met Delilah? It’s a funny name, huh.

I get it all the time, and its not a quick answer… but its one that defines me. It’s honest and it’s what I hope to be – my point of difference.

When Jenson met Delilah isn’t a story of when boy meets girl, it is about human connection. Its a story of survival, determination, passion and love.

I fell into photography later on in my life just 9 years ago. Photography was my creative fuel, my saviour. It helped fill my emotional pot of wellbeing so that I could continue to care for the people in my life that needed me. At that time it was my two daughters Chantelle and Niamh.  Life was difficult for me and I struggled to sometimes make it through the day. I experienced grief and I battled with the aftermath of loss. My life changed in a blink of an eye and I really didn’t know how to handle it – so I kept busy.

I went back to college and I gained qualifications in photography. I studied both digital and traditional film photography and the energy that I invested in learning repaid me by reigniting my soul. It helped me return to me. I worked hard in the photography industry both to build my own business and in a local studio but somehow, I still felt a void. I didn’t feel truly satisfied with what I was creating. It wasn’t until I had my two youngest children Jenson and Delilah that I discovered the true power of connection, emotion and love contained in photography. The power of capturing real emotion. Real moments.

Delilah was my fourth child and when Jenson met Delilah something happened that changed photography for me forever. I watched them develop this sweet innocent relationship and I was in awe of the simplicity, the love, and the wholeness. I wanted to capture their relationship in a raw and honest way. I wanted to show the beauty in the little things. I didn’t need to spend hours posing her for a newborn session or buy her cute headbands. I just wanted to document her and their bond. Our bond.

I want to make images for you like that. Ones that show real moments and real love. I am not afraid of tears or laughter. I am not afraid to sometimes bring a little creativity to your session. I am afraid, however, I won’t be staging your session and nor will I bring props. If you are looking for highly styled, posed images, you’re probably in the wrong place! If, like me, you treasure the little things – then hooray! I think you have found your match.

You can see that photography is more to me than just pressing the button and a whole heap of photoshop. If you want real,  relaxed and want to open up and share with me your best times – I am 100% there. I am there with all the compassion, empathy, joy and love that I can give. This is more than my job, this is what keeps me going. This is what makes me, me.

‘To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.’

ELLIOTT ERWITT