ABOUT

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Cotswolds wedding photographer Jonny Barratt with wife and dog

Hi! I’m Jonny. I guess you are reading this page to find out more about me. Well, that’s me in the picture with my wife Rosa and our Basset Hound Maisy. I‘ve never been one for writing about myself. 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. I realise it’s very important for us to have a connection and to share some common ground. After all, I want to spend one of the biggest days of your life with you! 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.

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. Two photography heroes of mine past and present are Henri Cartier-Bresson and Martin Parr. In my eyes, they are the true masters of candid photography.

WHO ARE YOUR PERFECT CLIENTS?

Couples who book me because they love photography. 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 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; this year I have weddings in France and Cyprus.

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.

Cotswolds wedding photographer Jonny Barratt with his wife

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