I’m Jonny – a full time Surrey wedding and family photographer, based in Epsom, Surrey. Apparently I look about 18 but actually I’m an ’82 baby! I have 2 children – Ethan (7) and Alisia (4) who are my absolute super stars and who of course are my favourite subjects to photograph!
I shoot weddings all across the UK (and sometimes Europe and beyond!) and consider myself to have the best job in the world.
Before I became a professional photographer I spent 10 years in the advertising and marketing industry – so creativity has always been important to me. Above all I am a people person! So that’s why wedding photography has from day one felt “very me” as I think ultimately a big chunk of being a great photographer, is the ability to interact with people in a way that makes them feel relaxed and at ease. This definitely I aim to do! I believe having your photo taken should be fun and relaxed!
My photography passion began when I was gifted a DSLR and was subsequently asked to shoot my first wedding in 2011. I remember that first wedding very well. The exhilaration of it all, and above all, the reaction of the couple to their photos won me over instantly. It was amazing to find something that brought such joy and happiness. I can’t quite describe it but it was a really powerful moment when it all clicked (excuse the pun!)
I knew from that point this was my life’s work and it was what I was born to do. I formed Jonny MP Photography a month later. I then went after my dream to make it my profession, and poured my heart and soul into it.
I have now photographed over 150 weddings and I have been fortunate enough this has taken me all across the UK and abroad. In the last few years I have been lucky enough to cover weddings in New York, Ibiza, Slovenia, Santorini, Crete, France and Ireland!
I still have to pinch myself because it really is the most awesome job in the world and I feel very fortunate to do what I do.
I am super proud to have been shortlisted for the leading wedding photography awards for the last 3 years – made particularly special because it’s decided entirely on the feedback, and scoring, from my actual clients. Read more about the awards here.
Ultimately I care a lot about people and doing a great job for them. It’s what drives me. I place great value on everyone I work with and looking back now I am really pleased so many of past ‘clients’ are now friends of mine. You can read more testimonials here.
What inspires me
I get excited by great light (I am a sucker for a sunset), emotion, love, laughs, unique locations, dramatic landscapes, and the opportunity to do awesome creative work. I love it when clients are really passionate about working with me and get excited about what I can produce for them.
If you’re looking for a Surrey wedding photographer do get in touch.
Thanks so much for stopping by!