Wedding Photographers Derby, Nottingham & Across The UK
I’m Jon and I’m a wedding photographer based in Derby, covering weddings across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and around the UK.
I love meeting happy couples, getting to know them, sharing in the most important day of their lives and then wowing them with incredible pictures that tell the story of their wedding day; capturing something of the magic that they can treasure and pass on to their children and grandchildren.
Couples I love to work with can’t wait to see their photos and share them with friends and family. All my packages include the high-resolution digital images from the wedding, and I always smile when I see one of my photographs appear as my client’s new Facebook profile picture!
Getting to know my couples really well is at the heart of everything I do in my business. Scroll down to find out how I aim to offer the best possible service to every single couple I work with.
Telling your story.
Moment by moment.
“It was like having another of our friends with us on the day: there when we wanted a giggle and a complete ninja when he was off getting the perfect shot from afar.”
Emily & Jay
5 Star Reviews
Average hours at each wedding
Photographers included in each package
Full Day Coverage
You want to tell the story of your whole day
Your wedding day is just that – a whole day. Therefore your photographs should tell the story of your whole wedding, from those early morning preparations through to Uncle Dave dancing with his tie round his head, Rambo-style, at the end of the evening.
All my packages include full coverage of your big day, meaning that you’ll have the complete story of your wedding to look back on. I can be there to catch natural shots of you getting ready during the morning, and then through the ceremony and from confetti to speeches and right through to dancing, I’ll ensure that you don’t miss a thing.
You want to print and share your wedding photos
We live in a digital world. You may want to share your wedding photos with your friends and family through email, Facebook and Instagram. I make the process very straight forward. Every collection comes with edited high-resolution digital images uploaded to an easy-to-use online gallery. You will also have the right to print and share the images however you wish.
You will also receive your high resolution photographs on a customised USB stick in a beautiful presentation case, and of course there is always the option of choosing one of a range of stunning hand crafted albums.
You want to remember those once-in-a-lifetime moments
Wedding days are often emotional. Tears and laughter are the ingredients of a day to cherish. My job is to capture those emotional moments to help you remember them forever. My style of photography is largely reportage, or photo-journalistic, which means that I photograph the day as it unfolds without trying to influence it too much. Having said that, I’m not just some sort of photo-ninja either, hiding in the shadows. I like to be a part of the day, talking to people and helping out whenever I can. But I’m always looking out for the next shot that will continue the story of your wedding, and preserve a perfect moment for you forever.
Timeless Portraits to Treasure
You want beautiful professional portraits…
… but you don’t want to spend hours posing. As well as telling the story of your day, you’ll also want photos that capture something of the magic of your first hours together as a married couple. 90% of my photographs are completely unguided, documentary-style images – but I also want you to have a selection of beautifully composed, professionally lit photographs of you both which show off both you and the amazing venue you’ve chosen for your wedding day. Even these shots aren’t completely posed, but I’ll guide you and prompt you in order to help you feel comfortable and relaxed whilst getting some incredible photos that you’ll want to show off and treasure.
You want to feel comfortable & relaxed on your wedding day
Whether you’d rather call it an engagement shoot or a pre-wedding shoot, either way it will be included in your wedding photography package with me because it’s such an important part of preparing for your wedding day. How many professional photos do you have of you as a couple? I know that Anna and I didn’t have ANY before our wedding. An engagement shoot is a great opportunity for us to meet up, have some fun and get to know each other. You’ll begin to relax in front of the camera and get any awkwardness out of the way before the day itself, and you’ll receive some beautiful portraits of the two of you. Most of my couples mention in their reviews that they found the engagement shoot to be a really helpful part of the service I provided, and that’s why I include one in all my packages.
You want to tell BOTH of your stories
Of course, your wedding belongs to both of you, and later you’ll want to reminisce together – but I can’t be in two places at once. That’s why most of my couples choose one of my packages which offer two photographers. That means we can be with both of you during the morning, but it also means that during the day we can cover multiple angles of your ceremony – giving you those sweeping wide shots down the aisle, but also closer photographs of your expressions as you see each other for the first time that day – and then later we can make sure that we have even more opportunities to catch natural images of you and your guests.
You care about the details
So do I. I know what it’s like to spend months agonising over all the decisions that have to be made when planning a wedding, and I know how important all the intricate pieces are that go into creating your perfect day. In the morning I’ll make sure that I photograph the dress or suit, shoes, flowers and any special jewellery. During the day I’ll be constantly on the lookout for all your carefully selected objects so that I can make a beautiful record for you to look back on. At our wedding, all the table names were taken as mementoes by our guests, so I’m really glad that we have photos of our hard work!
What My Clients Say
You want a friendly, reassuring face on the day
We can’t recommend Jon enough. From our initial meeting with him until after our wedding day, he’s been extremely professional, friendly, understanding and completely put us at ease. We knew we would love our wedding photos after we saw our engagement shoot photos, but they honestly are incredible. Jon is so talented and captured the essence and all of the little details of our day so perfectly. He was great on the day with all our family, friends and guests and we’ve had so many comments from them on how great Jon was on the day. Thank you so much!Hanan & Mark
Jon was our wedding photographer in August 2017. He was so lovely as was Ben. They were so easy to have all day and felt like an extra couple of guests. I would highly recommend Jon especially as I have just received my photos and I think we will genuinely struggle to narrow it down for the album. I didn’t want to do the engagement shoot as I felt a bit nervous but I’m glad I did as it gave us a chance to get to know Jon and meant that there were no nervous stick up bum photos on the day! He managed to capture natural beautiful shots of us and our guests that I will treasure. Thank youSarah & Daniel
From the minute we met Jon at our engagement session we felt like we had known him for years, which made it lovely to see him again on the wedding day.
From the moment he walked into my room on the morning of the wedding he put me and my family so at ease and he was lovely with everybody. The photos that we have received from him are fantastic and I can’t wait to have them printed out and put up. Thank you so much Jon we can’t thank you enough for putting our day into photos and making it so that we will never forget it. I would recommend Jon as a photographer 100%.
“Yesterday we received our wedding photos….and I’ve never smiled and cried as much- they are truly stunning.”
Jess & Adam
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