More about Jonathan...
Where are you from originally ?
Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire
How long have you been a photographer?
Since forever, studied G.C.S.E, A level, HND Photography, Degree in Photography and Digital Imaging, Masters in Photography. Professional weddings for 4 -5 years
What other kinds of photography do you like to do?
How would you describe your photography style?
Documentary, I don’t interrupt the bride and groom during the day as then this doesn’t reflect the true story of the day!! If the dress isn’t out then I cant shoot in during prep, I don’t like set up shoe/flower shots as these look too much like product shots from a magazine. Photograph as it happens, what happens.
How do you work on the day?
I like to get involved but not orchestrate the day or whats happening. I feel I need to be amonst the action to truly photograph the emotion and feeling of whats happening.
Have you been published anywhere in magazines or online blogs?
Publised into East midlands Wedding Magazine a few times, Fujilove 8th place in world wide competition, Save the Date Magazine, Wonderful Whimsical Weddings, Boho Weddings.
Are there any parts of the day you especially like photographing?
I love photographing the bridal prep, the hustle and bustle of getting ready and the natural moments that go on. Lots of detail and variation for me to set the scene for the wedding, also I like to get there for the bacon cobs and lots of tea.
How many images do you normally shoot on a typical 8 hour wedding?
Typically in a 8 hour period wedding I would shoot around 2000-2500 depending on how busy the wedding is. If there is a lot going on then I will shoot more images and capture more moments.
How much post production do you do?? What is your style?
I like my processing to be very colourful, natural to life like colours but with my signature finish to them. A slight blue overlay for the finished effect.
Do you have a favourite, must-capture moment for every wedding?
The first kiss is the must capture, everybody loves that first moment and the reaction that the couple share as soon as they are married. So much emotion and joy.
What’s the most unique photo you’ve ever taken at a wedding?
I don’t know where to start, I capture so many special moments for so many different couples, I have favourites and brand images but could not choose just one.
What piece of advice would you give brides and grooms to ensure that they get wedding photos they love forever?
Id would advise that they have a beautifully printed album form a quality supplier. This way images will never be lost on the computer and forgotten about or out dated as technology advances – I mean tablets have overcome computers so CD’s have to be written off and digital download/USB the way forward.
If you weren’t a wedding photographer, what would you be doing?
Id like to think that I d be a F1 race car driver, having worked for a company who makes the car components, and built relations with the companies we supplied to Id like to think that I would have had the personality to at least get a trial!!