Today I have some very exciting news to brighten up this rather grey, dull January day!

I’m delighted to share that in November 2020 I was crowned Best Wedding Photographer for the South-East of England at the Wedding Industry Awards and last week at the National Awards (for all of the UK) I received Highly-Commended, which is essentially is the silver medal position!! I’m still buzzing and can’t quite believe it!


These awards are the only ones I’ve ever entered (and dreamed of winning) as they are the most respected in the industry and decided on the back of a personal submission (lots of questions and of course photos!), feedback questions and scoring from over 30 of my couples and then a panel of highly-respected fellow wedding photographers. This makes them far more than just a popularity contest based on number of votes and so instead they are highly credible and those awarded Best Wedding Photographer can know they’ve gone through a credible contest. And being in the biggest region (that includes London!) makes it arguably the toughest region to win.

Ever since I started shooting weddings in 2011 I always looked at these awards and thought would be something to aspire to be the Best Wedding Photographer. I made the regional finals every time I’d entered but never been the winner. So to finally win is an amazing feeling and something I’m super proud of!⁠

Hopefully this goes to show you can follow your dreams and hard work year on year pays off eventually (even if it does take many years!)

So most of all I want to say a big big thank to all my awesome couples who took the time to vote for me and of course to all the judges!! Quite literally I wouldn’t be able to do what I do without all the couples who trust me document their days and give me the opportunity to do something I love doing.

And also a special thank you to all those who have backed me and encouraged me over the years! I remember well those who were in the early days and who gave up their time to answer my questions and give me a chance in the industry.

Overall this has been a nice little boost at the start of 2021. There is lots of uncertainty still around for the wedding industry, however I do believe the tide will turn before too long and things will be looking up. We just need to ride out this tricky time!

One of the best things about Wedding Industry Awards is that once concluded you are able to view feedback from my couples and so I thought I’d include some of the comments here:

Quite honestly, not only the nicest, most genuine guy you will ever meet, he will make you feel the most comfortable but also captured the most amazing photos and moments. We can’t recommend him enough to friends and family. Having Jonny capture our day is without a doubt, the best money we have ever spent, ever. Particularly this year when wedding businesses have been hit so badly, this guy deserves some serious recognition for his talent and his never failing happy joyous spirit !!

Camilla & Joe, August 2020

Jonny is amazing. We ended up bringing our wedding forward, with just 4 days notice Jonny dropped everything to be there (we’d booked him for our original wedding date(s)). He was a delight to have on the day – our friends & family all loved him. He managed to capture everything without being too intrusive. And the photos were incredible, he’d even sent one over by 2am the day of the wedding! It was an honour to have him as one of our 30 people, and it wouldn’t have been the same without him!

Victoria & Tom, September 2020

Jonny was the photographer you dream of having. He makes everyone in your party feel comfortable and relaxed and is a natural at making people laugh to get the natural shots you want. He has the right balance between listening to what you want and advising what works. He is also the king of sunset shots. He always looks smart. He knows exactly how to get the shots you want without being intrusive of the ceremony or party. We would recommend Jonny again and again. We love our photos so much!

Gemma & James, June 2019

There is no doubt that Jonny is the best Photographer around. I’d look at his photos pre getting married, dreaming of being one of the brides in his shots. I look at them afterwards still every week because they are so stunningly beautiful. The way he captures the lighting, the atmosphere, and the characters on the day show you how talented he is. We loved having Jonny as part of our day. He didn’t feel like just another professional, but a friend, making us feel relaxed in front of the camera.

Bella & Josh, October 2019

There is no doubt that Jonny is the best Photographer around. I’d look at his photos pre getting married, dreaming of being one of the brides in his shots. I look at them afterwards still every week because they are so stunningly beautiful. The way he captures the lighting, the atmosphere, and the characters on the day show you how talented he is. We loved having Jonny as part of our day. He didn’t feel like just another professional, but a friend, making us feel relaxed in front of the camera.

Emma & Simon, June 2019

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