Category archives: Weddings

I absolutely loved Charlotte and Steve’s Granary Estates wedding last September! I remember coming away absolutely buzzing – having had such a great day, with such a brilliant group of people!

Charlotte and Steve chose the fabulous Granary Estates for their wedding, which is near Newmarket. It made for a brilliant location for their day and from a shooting point of view I always really appreciate when everything is in one place as I was able to capture both Steve and Charlotte in the morning and jump between them. With the ceremony on site too it in the Flint Barn it made for a very relaxed day and everyone had a cracking time. The main barn, where they had the wedding reception, was just stunning and so well done. It was definitely a wow moment as everyone entered and saw it for the first time!

Charlotte and Steve were fantastic to work with and they really made me feel very welcome. That relationship with my couples is really important to me as it allows me to really get close and capture all the action. All their family and friends were so warm and a great laugh which makes such a difference. I really enjoyed shooting their day. Thanks Charlotte and Steve for having me along!

I will hand over to the photos now to tell the story!

 

I’m just starting to blog a few of last year’s weddings and I thought had start with the most beautiful day at Cripps Barn, which is just the most perfect wedding venue and a real favourite of mine.  This Cripps Barn wedding with Lexi and Ben was on a dream June day – blue skies, warm, but nit too hot! Lexi and Ben put on the most awesome day at Cripps Barn and one I loved every minute of it and wow Lexi just looked incredible. At times it felt like I was shooting a model – she was effortlessly stunning.

As the weather was very kind to us their Cripps Barn wedding was outside and it made for a great setting. After they shared the vows, exchanged rings and shared a kiss, it was an epic day of celebration and high spirits!

Cripps Barn is an idyllic venue in the Cotswolds – with trademarks Cotswold stone interiors and a classic English countryside feel.

The light was just brilliant come the evening and I loved being able to get out as the sun went down for some portrait magic. This is the ideal time for getting the epic photos you will want for your wall and to display with pride for years to come. I love it when my couples are up for it too as it does make for such a special time for them too to have a quick break and a bit of time just the two of you.

A big thanks for having me along Lexi and Ben. A cracking day and a real highlight of 2018. I hope you enjoy these Cripps Barn wedding photos and if you’re planning a wedding there do get in touch as I’d love to shoot there again! You can contact me here!

 

 

 

2018 review

It’s still January so I’m just about squeezing my 2018 review before 2019 properly kicks off and another year of awesome weddings begins!

2018 was another corker for me and yet again I was able to work with so so many incredible couples, travel to some amazing places and witness so much joy and happiness! In many ways human beings at their best and that is simply why weddings are so special and unique. Where else in life do you have every single person you love the most all in one place with you? When you also get to dress up to look your absolute best, hear incredibly touching words from people, and get to eat and drink all day long?!

Last year saw me travel as much as ever with trips to Tuscany, Santorini (for the 3rd year running) and Germany! Destination weddings always have an edge and are always extremely memorable. I am looking forward to heading to France, Scotland and Nothern Ireland this summer. Lots to look forward to!

Of course most of all a huge thank you to all my 2018 couples! I wouldn’t get to do what I do without you! People might say “ah we love your photos” and I respond by reminding everyone “I can only shoot what happens in front of me.” All the moments you see below are all real. I was just there to capture it all as it unfolded!

Here’s to 2019!









                   

Hampton Court House is a highly regarded private school come wedding venue and makes for a stunning location for your wedding. I’ve shot a couple of times at Hampton Court now and this Hampton Court House wedding with Emily and Rob was an absolute corker. Held in the middle of the Autumn in October we were fortunate to get wonderful Autumn light, which made for a great time shooting portraits in nearby Bushy Park (which is literally in the back garden!)

Here are a few of my favourite Hampton Court House wedding photos!

 

 

I’ve been meaning to blog Annabel and Will’s wedding from April for a long while – so this is very over due! It was one of my first weddings of 2018 and it was a really lovely day, and one I loved shooting!

Annabel and Will got married in Elstead, Surrey and had the reception at Annabel’s Mum’s very own Cherry Orchard Farm nearby in Churt. It made for such a relaxed and happy day and best of all we got to take a few photos with Annabel’s beloved horse. That was a pretty special moment and it became one of my favourite photos of the entire year!

Annabel and Will’s whole wedding was a lot of fun, relaxed and just very happy!

A big thank you to Annabel and Will for having me along. They were an absolute pleasure to work with you and I felt so very welcome from the moment I arrived!

Back in July I had the absolute pleasure of shooting Emily and Will’s wedding at Millbridge Court near Farnham, Surrey. It’s a relatively new wedding venue and I can see why it’s been so popular since it opened. It provides a beautiful surrounding for a wedding and when the weather is kind (as it was for Emily and Will) the outside ceremony space for your Millbridge Court wedding is really lovely! The staff are super helpful and welcoming and the catering by Kalm Kitchen is first class! I would recommend the team highly!

Emily and Will were awesome to work with and I loved shooting their Millbridge Court wedding. They had a great (and lively!) group of friends and being on a warm July day everyone could enjoy the outdoors well into the night. Everyone had an awesome day at and I am really looking forward shooting there again next September – and hopefully we’ll get another beautiful day with a cracking sunset!

Here are a few of my favourites from their day – I hope you like them! If you’re looking for a wedding photographer for your Millbridge Court wedding do get in touch – I’d love to hear from you! I am now taking bookings for 2020, which is proving to be a very popular year to get married.

Back in July I headed down to Somerset (during the crazy heat wave) for a brilliant day at Jodie and Alex’s wedding at Brympton House! Brympton House weddings are stunning and their day was an absolute joy to be at and document. We were blessed with some dreamy evening light which left me well in my element!

Here are a few of my favourite Brympton House wedding photos! Sit back and enoy!

A couple of weeks ago I headed west to the amazing Elmore Court for David and Katie’s wedding! It was an absolutely awesome day and an absolute pleasure to be at and shoot!

David and Katie are such a lovely couple and couldn’t have made me any more welcome!

The amazing story about these guys is that their Dad’s are life-long best friends – so it really is proof your children do sometimes get married!

Here are a few of my favourite Elmore Court wedding photos! Such a brilliant day – thanks for having me along David and Katie!


 

I’ve just got back yesterday evening from Italy where I had the absolute pleasure of shooting Phil and Emily’s Tuscany destination wedding at Il Castagno! Il Castagno is an amazing place to get married and it was one incredible day (and weekend!). Italy really is the destination wedding dream – amazing food, stunning scenery, beautiful Tuscan architecture and those dreamy sunsets! I would recommend a Il Castagno wedding to anyone looking for a venue is Tuscany for sure.

Phil and Emily put a huge amount of time into planning their Il Castagno wedding and it totally paid off – with the best time for all their guests! The weather held off and they had a lovely outdoor ceremony on the lawn, before it was drinks and glorious Italian food (oh the food was SO good!). The four course wedding breakfast was a true feast in every way! The speeches were awesome and then the party was something else! Being a DJ (amongst many other talents he has!) Phil pre-mixed a corker of a party set which it’s safe to say got everyone well in the party mood! Definitely up there with the best I’ve ever experienced!

Phil and Emily were so good to work with and get to know! Emily looked so amazing (see photos below!) and Phil scrubbed up well too in his blue suit! Phil’s energy is pretty impressive too – I don’t think I’ve seen a groom so pumped all day (and night!). They were both so happy which made being theirIl Castagno wedding photographer a real treat! Thanks to all their friends and family too – it was great to hang out with you!

I thought I’d share a few photos that caught my eye – so sit back and enjoy these Il Castagno wedding photos.

Thanks Phil and Emily for having me along to your Il Castagno wedding – an absolute blast from start to finish – and a very memorable weekend all round! Enjoy your honeymoon!

If you’re getting married abroad I’d love to hear from you! I shoot a few destination weddings each year and would love to return to Il Castagno and Tuscany again before too long!

 

A look back at 2017!

So here’s my 2017 look back!

I won’t write loads here as I think the photos do the talking but it’s safe to say it was a brilliant year and one I will always remember fondly. Aside from getting to shoot in Santorini and Mexico (my furthest location to-date – thank you again Steph and Nick!!) it was a year of amazing wedding after amazing wedding! I met so many awesome people, witnessed so much love, heard the most incredible speeches (that made me laugh and cry in equal measure!!) and most of all I got to work with such a mighty fine set of couples who entrusted me with their wedding photos! I’m so grateful for each and every one of them and now it’s winter, and wedding season is over, I miss them all very much!

In the Autumn I was shortlisted for the finals of the National Wedding Industry Awards. These awards are based on actual feedback from those who have had me shoot their wedding.

I received full marks in half of the categories and 9.98/10 for the rest so I will take that as a pretty good good result!

I was blown away by some of the comments so I thought I’d share a few here!

“Jonny MP is a legend! When I asked my friend what she would’ve done differently about her wedding, she said she would’ve booked Jonny MP! So I contacted him, loved the sound of his ideas and ethos – & even changed the initial wedding date we had pencilled in so we could book him. We didn’t regret it – Jonny was fantastic, he fitted in with the wedding party & got to know everyone, my family actually wanted to adopt him! He caught some amazing moments and really captured the joy of the day.”

Alice & Tino, June 2017

” Jonny was fantastic!! His presence on the day was perfect, he felt like a member of the family and close friend, knowing all the bridal party and close friends by name and making everyone feel special. He got to know us before the event making us feel relaxed. His eye for capturing light, emotion and moments is outstanding. Jonny has a fantastic eye for detail and a talent capturing photographs that are imaginative, different and unique in such a beautiful and personal style.”

Rachel & Darren, August 2017

” Jonny was an absolute privilege to have as part of our wedding, although he came for his job, by the end of the evening he became more of a member of the party. Absolutely outstanding service from beginning to end, he made us feel comfortable and confident from the first to last photo he took. He is not only an unbelievable photographer, whose ability to capture every single moment is spot on and remarkable, but a genuine and professional man, who myself and Chris, family and friends adore!”

Emma & Chris, October 2017

“We can honestly say Jonny was one of the biggest parts of our day. From the minute he arrived, he was so well rehearsed and professional he knew all of my bridesmaids names, both mine and my husbands family too and other important guests. He is very friendly and laid back but captures the most incredibly photos that we will treasure forever. The quality of them are stunning, many people have told me they’re the best wedding photos they’ve ever seen. Would recommend him to everyone!”

Zoe & Brett, August 2017

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