A group of leading local businesses has teamed up with a well-known Warwickshire photographer to recreate a couple’s wedding day after their original set of photographs reduced them to tears.

warwickshire-businesses-save-day-newlywedsNewlyweds Tom and Anneka Geary hit the headlines in April when some of their original wedding images were published across countless social media sites and in the national press as examples of how NOT to photograph a wedding. See the pictures here.

Happy times

Luckily for the new Mr and Mrs Geary, Jems Photography heard about their plight and offered them a fantastic GraphiStudio storybook album package and reshoot free of charge. To recreate the day as realistically as possible, Jems’s owner, John Fox, enlisted the support of his close network of wedding suppliers, including Salter’s menswear store from Rugby, Black Orchid florists and Dunchurch Park Hotel. And as for the pictures? Well – no blurry shots, no random compositions and a group shot of the groom’s mum and dad. “We’ve finally got the wedding pictures we wanted,” says Anneka. “We are on cloud nine and are so grateful to Jems Photography and all those who helped us to relive our special day – it’s great to see local suppliers working so well together and with such kindness.”

Wedding suppliers who made the reshoot possible…

  • Jems Photography
  • GraphiStudio Storybook Albums
  • Salter’s of Rugby Menswear
  • Black Orchid Florists
  • Sticky Fingers Cake Creations
  • Mix Disco
  • Millhouse Events
  • Sarah Yeo make-up artist
  • Rugby Register Office
  • Dunchurch Park Hotel



  1. Very nice to see a happy ending to this story, every couple deserve great wedding photos and nice to see this couple finally got theirs. Kudos to the photography company and all who stepped up to make this happen. A true passionate professional attitude by all concerned with the happiness of the clients being foremost…Luv It

  2. Thank you to Gardner Hamilton for those kind comments. We are passionate about photography at Jems and were thrilled when so many of our contacts could help this couple out. It was a great experience and we are delighted that the couple are thrilled with their images this time round.

  3. This story touched my heart and without hesitation, I offered to re-create their original wedding cake to help with the re-shoot. I was fortunate to be part of a very generous team of local suppliers, who all played a vital part in making Tom and Anneka’s day, special.


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