Meet the Supplier with Joanna Cleeve

January 20, 2017 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Hampshire,Meet the suppliers,Sussex

This week we would LOVE to introduce you to our Sussex wedding Photographer, Joanna Cleeve Photography! We first met Joanna at a wedding fair hosted by The Bridal Planners. Joanna is a lovely, personal and professional photographer and we hope you enjoy finding our more about her love of photography and weddings. 

When did your love of photography start?

I’ve always enjoyed taking photographs since a young age but it wasn’t till I brought my first DSLR in 2011 and started photographing wildlife and landscape that I discovered my true love for photography.

What is it about weddings you love? 

I love weddings as I love capturing the special memories on a couples wedding day that they will have to last forever and look back on.

Do you have a favourite venue that you like to work with?

There are so many amazing venues in the radius I cover plus locally so it’s difficult to choose just one favourite. Just a few of the local venues (within 10 minutes of me) I enjoy working at as so close by are Grittenham Barn, The Walled Gardens at Cowdray and Southdowns Manor.

How do you make couples feel relaxed on their big day?

I find by myself being relaxed it makes the couple relaxed and just casually chatting to them.

What style of photography do you use?


I offer a natural, romantic and fun style of photography with some romantic and fun posed shots. I capture the day as it happens except for the traditional group shots and posed couple photographs.

If you could work with any photographer who would it be?

There are so many photographers work I love but just to name a few they are Jasmine Star, Chris Chambers, Kerry Jordan, Sal Cincotta, and Marc Billingsley.



How do you prepare for a wedding shoot?


I ask the client for a group guest shot list that is personal to them of family, bridal party etc as every wedding is different. I also ask the couple if they have any specific shots/poses they would like doing that they’ve saved on their Pinterest or seen on my website/Facebook page or online somewhere, as some couples love to recreate these posed shots they’ve seen and we have fun and giggles doing them. I also prep all my equipment and check it multiple times to make sure everything is packed and working.