Heeeere’s Jonny! Ok I’ll spare you all those gags (hilarious the first fifty times, afterwards not so much) and get right to it.
You want to know who this random and curiously handsome (ahem) man pitching to photograph your wedding is. Of course you do! I would as well. After all, I want to spend one of the biggest days of your life with you so it’s important to know that we’ll get along. It makes my job a lot more fun and the photography just that bit more awesome.
In a nutshell, I’m a wedding photographer from the Cotswolds who genuinely loves what he does. That’s me in the picture with my wife Rosa and our daughter Margo, or “Her Majesty” to her devoted subjects/parents. Just out of shot is our beloved dog Maisy. Being a Basset Hound she’s stubborn as a mule and on this day having a photo taken just wasn’t on her agenda!
I could bang on about my likes and dislikes or bore you with the story about that time at uni with the Alpaca and a shopping trolley, but I’m more of a talker than a typer so pick up the phone and let’s have a chat. It’s always the best way.
WEDDINGS SHOULD BE FUN!
If you think so too then saddle up, you’ve come to the right place.
WHAT SORT OF PHOTOGRAPHER ARE YOU?
Couples I’ve worked with tell me I’m relaxed, unobtrusive and fun. While I’ll always know what’s going on and where during the day, I actually don’t plan anything in detail. I prefer to be in the moment and capture everything as it unfolds naturally in front of me. For me, capturing the emotion and details of a wedding is best done without bossing people around or setting up loads of equipment. I shoot with two Nikon DSLR bodies and mostly prime lenses (in case you were wondering).
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’s why I love weddings: I like to think I’m one of a new breed of wedding photographers that’s evolved over the past few years who deliver contemporary and creative imagery. Ultimately, my style is ‘very me’. Honest, simple and lovely (if I do say so myself).
WHO ARE YOUR PERFECT CLIENTS?
Couples who book me because they love photography. Simple as that. If they appreciate photography and are passionate about their images, we can collaborate to create something truly great. I love it when my clients and I get along really well and can have a laugh.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A COTSWOLD WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER?
It’s been my full-time job for over three years now but I’ve been taking photos for far longer. I studied Image Production at college (seems like a LONG time ago now) and that’s where it all started.
WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU’RE NOT SNAPPING?
I like to travel to far-flung corners of the earth and plan adventures. I’ve ridden a bike the length of Vietnam, climbed mountains in the Himalayas, seeked out the Northern Lights and travelled Europe extensively in a campervan. I once ran 54 miles in one day, Forest Gump style. My adventure-seeking has slowed down a smidgen since my daughter came along but I still love to plan little getaways with the family.
WHERE ARE YOU BASED?
In a small (tiny in fact) village called Horsley in the Cotswolds- BUT I travel all over the country (and even internationally on occasion) shooting weddings.
WHERE DO YOU DRAW INSPIRATION?
While I can appreciate another wedding photographer’s work, I try not to obsess over my contemporaries too much. I feel it can become counter-productive. Instead, I tend to feel inspired by other genres: travel and street photography, for example. And I draw a lot of inspo from the place where I live; Gloucestershire is gorgeous darling, even if the phone signal can be a bit rubbish.
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