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Lou and Andy had a heartwarming, intimate wedding in the beautiful St Margaret’s Church in the historic East Sussex village of Ditchling. I really love photographing this sort of wedding, and in the same way Lou and Andy warmed to me the instant they met me, I felt the same about them. They were getting married around a month before I married my wife, so we even exchanged a few wedding ideas.
Afterwards, Louise said “I really cannot speak highly enough of Jon and his photography. We weren’t going to have an official photographer at all for our wedding since neither of us are particularly comfortable in front of the camera. However, when I stumbled across Jon’s website and read about his more ‘natural’ approach to wedding photography, we thankfully reconsidered. Within moments of first meeting Jon we were not only bowled over by his stunning photos, but also warmed by what a thoroughly nice bloke he is! Jon understood exactly how we wanted the day captured and completely empathised with our reluctance to pose for a full-on photo shoot. On the day Jon was an absolute pleasure to have around. The guests all loved him and he managed to beautifully capture the essence of the day without us even noticing the shots being taken. Needless to say, I would highly recommend Jon to anyone wishing to have their special day captured on camera. Especially those who, like me, are usually filled with dread when asked to strike a pose for the camera!” and her friend Bonnie said “Totally didn’t even notice there was a photographer! Like a photo-taking ninja!!”
Anthony & Dianne come from near Sunderland, a long long way from Brighton, and booked their wedding photographer at very short notice compared to some. They were originally going to get married very differently, but after serious illness put everything on hold, they made the decision to go all fun & frivolous! So it was out with the white dress & wedding car, and instead they took a small group of close family & friends to Brighton for the weekend, hired a Tuctuc, and a very relaxed, laid-back wedding photographer… and had a very touching little ceremony at Brighton Registry Office in the capable hands of two of my favourite Brighton registrars, Dr Trevor Love and Rebecca Roach. I met Dianne at the Brighton Holiday Inn, just as there was a fire alarm & full evacuation – luckily she recognised me as her wedding photographer due to the large camera, and I recognised her as my bride due to her unusually bright dress! Our excellent tuctuc driver zoomed through the streets of Brighton, along the seafront, all the way up Madeira Drive, giving Dianne the grand tour of Brighton’s promenade in the brilliant sunshine before heading back towards the town centre & Brighton Registry Office. Then after the ceremony we all went off to Brighton seafront in the tuctuc again for some excellent shots down at the carousel and deck chairs on the beach. Finally to Al Duomo for some excellent nosh in a beautifully decorated upstairs room. A splendid day full of genuine emotion, with a small bunch of lovely people who I sincerely hope to see again whenever they return to Sussex. Thank you both!
This was a three-hour wedding photography booking including all images on CD and cost just £649
Zeeta & Michael got married in their home town of Witney, Oxfordshire. Zeeta had previously hired me for photography so it was an easy choice to book me for her wedding. It was a happy, jolly, fun day with loads of laughter. If you’re having a fun, relaxed wedding and want beautiful photos captured without interruptions to the natural flow of the day, please explore further the wedding photography services I provide, and please get in touch.
As a Sussex-based wedding photographer, most of the weddings at which I’m the official photographer are, unsurprisingly, around Brighton, Lewes, Crawley, Burgess Hill and Haywards Heath. However sometimes a referral from couple who have already had me as their wedding photographer can lead to a job outside my usual areas – the furthest of which was Sydney, Australia – but that’s another story for another time. On 9th July 2010, Zoe & Sam engaged me as their wedding photographer at a beautiful wedding in the elegant surroundings of Pembroke Lodge, which lies inside Richmond Park – that’s the Royal park with the Queen’s deer roaming around.
As a surprisingly confident and nerve-free Sam warmly greeted the guests on the sunshine on the terrace, the nervous bride, Zoe, arrived looking gorgeous, leaving her brother wondering out loud what had happened to the sister he’d grown up with. A wedding photographer always hopes for sunny weather, though it brings with it its own challenges, such as meltingly hot bride & groom, people squinting into the sun, and red shiny faces. This was no exception – the day was incredibly hot, the marriage room inside Pembroke Lodge was sweltering, and the video man and I were sporting very lovely semi-transparent white shirts by the end of the ceremony.
Still, the wedding photographer wasn’t disappointed with the splendid blue skies & backlighting which resulted in some lovely wedding photos from a not-so-Sussex wedding.
I used this company because they were recommended by 2 other couples who liked casual photos. Jon arrived at the venue early and stayed after his time had run out, the gallery photos are excellent and he didn’t prove any bother and we weren’t tripping over him all the time. The pictures are natural with some posed, as we had asked. Jon obviously takes pride in his work as he emailed me once the gallery went up. I have recommended him to 2 other couples who are planning a wedding. Thank you Jon x – Zoe & Sam