I am a thirty something year old born & bred East Londoner. I have a real eye for detail & equally have a wild wacky fun side. The quirky & unusual is constantly catching my imagination and I’m always seeking inspiration from everything and anything – where ever I go, my camera will go. I have a real panache and am better known for my fashion, beauty & product photography but likewise love capturing images of people right from newborn and toddlers to weddings and corporate events – Street photography is a genre I love too. I hope you have and will enjoy browsing the contents of my website and conjuring up your own stories that the images may tell.
Below is a bit more about me, all of which has played some part in making me the diverse & dynamic photographer I am today.
First things first, I was born in 1982 in Barking Hospital, Essex and have always lived in the area barring the four years I studied Information Systems Multimedia Design at Kingston University, Surrey – oh how I miss the care free party days!! I am a Punjabi Sikh, born to parents who have roots in the Punjab in India although my mother was born in Uganda. I am the eldest of three and have two younger sisters – the youngest is studying to be a fashion stylist and we very often collaborate on shoots together. It’s only myself and her who seem to have an artistic streak in the family! I have always been a creative person excelling in Art and Graphics throughout my school years. I used to love using watercolours & oil based paints, and very often used to create ceramic ornaments out of clay. The human body form has also always intrigued me.
After graduating I fell into an IT related job with BT and it wasn’t until 2008 that I picked up my first DSLR camera. I would regularly attend family events & weddings and continuously be taking pictures. One day I randomly decided to share them on social media sites and the next thing I knew people had started to like & comment on my work – this made me think “hmm – I love taking pictures and people obviously enjoy viewing them so perhaps I should give some thought to doing this professionally”. A few months later I went travelling to Japan and one day happened to randomly capture a picture of an elderly gentleman with an eccentric looking hat and goldfish bowls for earrings who was standing across the road from me and that’s when I thought to myself “Why not approach him and get him to pose for a proper picture”. I was in Japan for a further 2 weeks and I spent the majority of that time not only soaking up and absorbing the culture & scenery but also taking photographs of everything I saw right from the rickshaw driver who would be waiting outside my hotel every morning to photos of the boat that would take locals and tourists to the popular ‘Shrine Island’.
Upon my return to London, I uploaded my images onto my Facebook page and again I received numerous ‘likes’ & an array of positive comments.
This is what prompted me to start getting more serious about Photography and I began to take portraits of people. I knew several people in the Fashion Industry and started to tag along to Fashion photoshoots with them and posed as a second photographer. By attending the shoots I began to feel my excitement & passion grow and organized my own fashion photoshoot concepts. Not only was I taking the images but also I organised the mood boards, locations, models, hair & makeup artists as well as even styling the models! I really enjoyed this as it got my creative juices flowing and I just loved the passion & excitement I felt when doing this.
In 2009 I was finally able to set up my own photographer business and since then I have not looked back. Other than attending a short course in Fashion & Editorial Photography at The London College of Contemporary Arts in 2014 I am totally self-taught and this is something I am incredibly proud of. I have a real passion & flare for photography and I believe this is something that shows in my images.
I hope you have enjoyed learning a little about my journey and how I have got to where I am today – watch out for my next blog which will contain some light hearted & fun facts about myself! Thank you for taking the time to review my website and I hope you have enjoyed its contents – I look forward to hearing from you and working with you soon!
GURPREET KAURGraphics Designer | GK DESIGN / PRODUCTS
"I approached Jasdip Sagu Photography as I required some product photography shot of my wedding invitation stationery. I can honestly say that Jas prevailed at the task 100%, right from amazing photography through to the editing and even providing support through his many ideas. I highly recommend using his services and I will most definitely be using him again in the future! I wish to see him succeed further!"
CHRISTINE & DUNCANClient / Weddings
"We are blown away with your work. Words can't describe our gratitude for what you have done for us. When we were going through the photos we were both taken back to the emotion that we felt in those captured moments on the day. You are an exceptional artist who we will be recommending over and over xx"
AMINAH SAJIDHair & Make-Up Artist / PORTFOLIO BUILD
"One of the most amazing photographers I have ever worked with. Jas is very versatile and creative and made me feel so comfortable on the shoot. He captured my ideas very well. I am hoping to work with you again very soon!"
SADIA AHMADCLIENT / makeovers
"A very professional photographer and a most humble friend. Always impressed by your work Jas"
MIN SANDHUHair & Make-Up Artist | MIN MAKEUP / PORTFOLIO BUILD
"I love working with Jasdip. Some of my favourite shoots have been with him. He's one of the easiest people to work with and always makes the models and the rest of his team feel as comfortable as possible. He is flexible and has always allowed me to express my creativity - he is always willing to share his ideas with me too. His work is great and he is forever evolving as a photographer"
DALJEET KAURclient / Events
"We hired Jasdip to shoot the photography at my cousin's wedding. He was very professional and we were all very impressed with the way he worked and even more impressed with the end results. I would definitely recommend him for any occasion. Keep up the good work Jas!"
KINDER SHERGILLClient / makeovers
"I had some self-portraits shot by Jas and he was a pleasure to work with. He was very professional and just has a very natural flair for photography. As I have never had anything like this done before I felt at ease very quickly as Jas naturally brings the best out in people. I would highly recommend Jasdip Sagu Photography any day. I wish you every success!"
AVI VIRDEEHair & Make-Up Artist / PORTFOLIO BUILD
"Jasdip is very professional and on point. Enjoyed working with Jasdip. Photographs turned out very good even before retouching and he helped me polish a few images I had retouched. I would recommend working with Jasdip"
AIMEE BASSIHair & Make-Up Artist / PORTFOLIO BUILD
"I found Jasdip to be very professional, hardworking and flexible. He was happy to work with us as a team to try and achieve the desired end result. He went out of his way to travel to a different location mid shoot with all his equipment and made no fuss about doing so! I do not hesitate recommending Jasdip to all who wish to book him for a photoshoot. Friendly, professional and personable! Thank you Jasdip"
ADITI JAINFashion Designer / portfolio build
"Great to work with! Jas is very understanding and adapted easily to my requirements. He is one of the best photographers I have ever had the pleasure to work with and would throughly recommend his services to anybody!"
ROOPA BHUDIASkincare Specialist | LISSER MOI / PRODUCTS
"Jasdip is a great photographer and shot my latest cosmetics product range. He understood the brief of what I required and excelled in providing high-quality images which I can't wait to use in my up forthcoming marketing campaign. I would not hesitate to use him again!"
HARPREET & GURPALCLIENT / FAMILY PORTRAITS
"We used Jasdip for our maternity shoot. I remember the day well, it was really hot & I was only a week away from my due date; both my hubby and I were feeling really nervous. Jasdip & his team did everything possible to make us both feel at ease including serving us up ice cold drinks & getting an extra fan in for me! We were after very specific kind of pictures & poses and Jasdip really listened to what we wanted & we were amazed with the end results. We have also since used Jasdip Sagu Photography for a number of family occasions including my daughter’s first birthday. We have no hesitation recommending Jasdip Sagu Photography to all our family & friends and think his charges are most competitive!"
LISA TAYLORCLIENT / FAMILY PORTRAITS
"I booked a photoshoot to take family pictures of my child with Jasdip Sagu on the recommendation of a friend. He suggested that we shoot in a setting that was natural to my child for their comfort. The naturalistic setting chosen allowed my child to feel comfortable & relaxed, and as a result I got some fantastic pictures in different styles from standard posing. It was an easy, pleasant experience that did not take as long as I expected and I have some fabulous pictures of my son."
RUPI & DEEPAKClient / Events
"The photos are really amazing, everyone has enjoyed looking through them. You have done a great job at capturing everyone and the whole event. It is nice to have so many to look though, you have been generous with the no of photos - not many photographers do that much for a small event, so thank you!!"
RUPIClient / Events -Albums/Canvases
"Thank you so very much for the album it is very well put together. It flows just like a story book. You have compiled it beautifully for us. We are so very happy with it. The colours have come out so nice printed too. Thanks again so much and we will be in touch in the future"
Kitty SajjanBody Painter / Beauty
Jasdip is a great photographer and has a great eye when it comes to the camera lens. He is friendly, professional and has delivered a great piece of work for me. I would recommend him to anyone as he is the best!