Hi! I’m Jonny. I guess you are reading this page to find out more about me. I get that. After all, I want to spend one of the biggest days of your life with you so it’s only right we know each other as best as we can. Well, I’m a Cotswold wedding photographer and that’s me in the picture with my wife Rosa and our Basset Hound Maisy. I will say if you’ve ever tried writing about yourself it’s pretty hard! I find it much more natural conversing in person & I’d love for you to call me on 07788550622 or use the contact page and we can get a conversation started. It’s very important for us to have a connection and to share some common ground. So, here’s a little Q&A:
WHAT SORT OF PHOTOGRAPHER ARE YOU?
Couples I’ve worked with tell me I’m relaxed, unobtrusive, fun. Whilst I’m always informed on who’s going to be where and the timings of the day, I actually don’t plan anything in detail. I prefer to be in the moment and capture moments as they happen. For me capturing the emotion and details of a wedding is done without bossing people around or setting up loads of equipment. I’m not a photographer that’s really into all the gear and the technical stuff but if you have any interest I shoot with two Nikon dslr bodies and mostly prime lenses.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE?
It certainly has its roots in photojournalism. It’s the photography that tells true stories, shows real life and genuine emotion. That is why I love weddings! I like to think I’m among a new-breed of wedding photographers who deliver clients contemporary and creative imagery. Ultimately, my style is ‘me’ and it naturally evolves over time. One word that I believe sums up my style is honest. The photography I love is simple and honest with no gimmicks thrown in.
WHO ARE YOUR PERFECT CLIENTS?
Couples who book me because they love photography. Simple as that. They have to place it as one of the most important factors of the day. If they appreciate photography and are passionate about their images we can collaborate to create something truly great. I love to laugh and to get along with my clients, it’s really important that we connect in this way.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A COTSWOLD WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER?
It’s been my full-time job for three years now but I’ve been taking photos for far longer. I studied Image Production at college (jeez this seems like a looooong time ago now) and that’s where I discovered a love of photography.
WHERE DO YOU LIVE?
In a small village called Horsley in the Cotswolds. I’m very lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the country. I love a city break but will always be a country bumpkin! As a Cotswolds wedding photographer, I get to work at some amazing venues plus I travel all over the UK and internationally for weddings. In fact, most of my weddings are throughout the UK and not too near my home address. I love that I get to travel and I’m not shooting in the same venues time and time again.
WHAT ARE YOUR INTERESTS OUTSIDE OF PHOTOGRAPHY?
Exploring far-flung corners of the earth and going on true adventures. I rode a bike the length of Vietnam, climbed mountains in the Himalayas, seeked out the Northern Lights and traveled Europe in a Campervan. I love to plan little UK getaways with my partner Rosa and our dog Maisy. We’re pretty food orientated so will often go somewhere based solely for the food! I have to say a perfect day would be spent at home, though; a country walk, great food, time spent with family and catching up with friends over a pint or two down the local.
WHERE DO YOU DRAW INSPIRATION?
Whilst I do admire other wedding photographer’s work I try not to look too much. I feel it can become counter-productive. Instead, I love to feel inspired by other genres of photography. I love travel & street photography. If the image speaks to me, makes me feel, it’ll make an impact and that is exactly what I inspire to achieve with my own images. Outside of photography I have to say where I live has defined who I am and how I work. I love the countryside’s simplicity and tranquility. I can walk Maisy for miles and not see a soul. It allows me to slow down and see the beauty in everything, no matter how ‘ordinary’ it may become.