I love shooting weddings. The happiest day of a couple’s lives, surrounded by family and friends, every single one of them with a great big smile on their face. What’s not to love?!
Every single person is different, every bride and groom has different things that are important to them. For me, it’s about getting to know the bride and groom, not just as a couple, but as individuals too, so that I fully understand what they want, not only from their wedding photographs, but from their day in its entirety. That way, I know exactly how to shoot their wedding, capturing all the moments and details that are so important to them and ensuring that I deliver the perfect set of wedding photographs for them.
I love what I do and I love the fact that my brides and grooms love what I do too. But don't just take my word for it, click on the arrows to the right and see what some of my couples have to say about my contribution to their day...
“We couldn’t recommend Jonny highly enough. He’s down to earth, personable and listens to what you really want. 'Breathtaking', 'Stunning' and 'Unbelievable' are all words our friends and family have used to describe our wedding photos and we couldn’t agree more. The guy is a genius behind the lens!"
Carly & Ian
Sandhole Oak Barn
"Jonny really understood exactly what we wanted from our photos. He was so helpful on the day, even helping us keep our timings on track!! I loved the fact that we got to see some of our photos on the blog whilst we were away! Even the hotel staff on our honeymoon were excited to see them!"
Bex & Matt
Lytham St. Annes
"From start to finish, Jonny's service has been top class. From our initial emails, to meeting up a few times at local wedding events, to our pre-wedding shoot, our wedding day and the communication after, we have enjoyed every bit and are so glad we booked Jonny.
Our wedding was on one of the hottest, sunniest days of the year, in a giant greenhouse, and we had 2 ceremonies on the same day so it wasn’t the easiest wedding to shoot..! But Jonny was superb on the day and our photos totally reflect our day perfectly."
Kavita & John
Sefton Park Palm House
"Jonny Draper is an exceptional photographer, but equal to that, is his fantastic personality and likability... We truly couldn’t be happier with our beautiful wedding photographs. Many of my friends had been disappointed with their wedding photos as they were too traditional with a 'set up' feel. I wanted to choose a photographer with artistic vision, whose photos would be a piece of art on my wall as well as being a true reflection of the day.
... (Jonny's) drive to be the best he can be results in some of the best photographs I have ever seen and his ability to capture all of the emotions of the day (no matter how fleeting the moment) amazes me every time I look at my photographs. I chose to book Jonny within 5 minutes of meeting him, which says a lot as my wedding photographs were my absolute priority and I immediately loved his style, vision and brilliant charisma! I knew that everyone at the wedding would be completely at ease being photographed by him. I cannot praise him enough!"
Hannah & Ian
Heaton House Farm
“My pictures looked like nothing I have seen before, so beautiful I couldn’t have been happier! Everyone commented that they didn’t even notice him on the day! He also acted like a wedding coordinator on the day and helped me with everything!! Even managed to get some amazing photos of my 2yr old!"
Suzie & Mark
“After only a few minutes in Jonny’s company it was clear that he completely understood our brief of what we were hoping to achieve in our wedding photos. I didn’t lose one minute of sleep over whether the results would be to our satisfaction which coming from a bride is testament in itself! We have been left with truly amazing memories of our wedding day brought to life through Jonny’s stunning photography. Jonny Draper Photography - an absolute must have for all brides and grooms to be."
Vicky & Jamie
The Lowry Theatre
"We found Jonny to be incredibly enthusiastic and professional. He not only understood our crazy ideas but interpreted them perfectly and even added to them! He blended into the background on the day yet produced stunning, quirky, beautiful photos with the retro edge we wanted."
Hayley & Matt
Midland Hotel, Morecambe
"The photographs from our wedding were more beautiful than we imagined. The groom was camera shy so didn’t want to pose for many but after the wedding said he wouldn’t have minded as Jonny made him feel so comfortable. The presentation of the photos on a slide show has me in tears everytime I watch. We booked Jonny as we love his photography style and are so glad we did! The images are amazing and truly capture the emotion of the wedding day!"
Katie & Mark
The Lowry Hotel
"Jonny was both very professional and flexible when it came to the planning of the day. We gave him a list of shots we wanted and he fitted them into the day as the moment presented itself, meaning we had time to enjoy the whole day without the ‘pushy photographer’ phenomena. Fantastic service and photographs."
Allie & Matt
Sandhole Oak Barn
"Personal, professional, organised and relaxed. When Jonny was taking photos it was as if he wasn’t there so no awkward posing just beautiful genuine story telling photos. He captured our children stunningly and kept very calm trying to organise us all, not easy with a baby and a three year old."
Jess & Matt
"The quality of Jonny’s work on his website/blog was the first reason we booked him. Secondly, once we had met him in person, his enthusiasm blew us away and we realised that he totally “got us” and would deliver what we wanted from a photographer. We wanted a non-intrusive photographer where we didn’t feel we were being taken away from our guests and this is exactly what Jonny delivered. After the first meeting, we rang him within half an hour and booked him as we knew there was no point in seeing anyone else and it was the best wedding decision we made."
Gemma & Dave
The Lowry Theatre
"... We met a number of photographers, however Jonny was the only one to spend some time getting to know us as a couple and trying to understand what kind of photos we wanted from the day. He spent time getting us used to the camera with a pre-wedding shoot and the photos were beautiful. We were sure from the way he was able to understand how we wanted our day to go that he was the photographer for us.
As the photographer ultimately spends time being part of your day I think you also need someone who is easy to be around, polite, and attentive and Jonny is all those things and more. He took the time to deliver the photos in person and made a DVD of images to music for us as well. He chose beautiful shots and the music brought both me and my partner to tears with emotion. I could not recommend Jonny highly enough."
Andy & Seb
"From the first enquiry email I sent to Jonny he has been nothing but friendly professional and courteous, he has gone above and beyond anything we expected from a photographer and we are overwhelmed with the images he produced for us. We couldn’t have hoped for any more!
We booked Jonny Draper Photography as we love his photography style and are so glad we did! The images are amazing and truly capture the emotion of the wedding day!"
Pam & Ged
"Jonny was very knowledgeable, professional, friendly and experienced. He captured our special day in the exact way we wished and asked for. He really did a fantastic job and we were over the moon with the results. Jonny's style and approach was superb and we wouldn't recommend anyone else to friends or family."
Helen & Graeme
Alderley Edge Hotel
"When I received my wedding photographs, what amazed me more than anything was not just the quality, but Jonny’s ability to capture every single emotion, from tears, to laughter and the overall atmosphere during the speeches, welcome drinks, service. It was literally like re living the moment again."
Rebecca & Paul
Peover Golf Club
"Jonny was AMAZING – he was very professional and personable in everything he did for us and we enjoyed having him as part of our big day. His photography speaks for itself and we loved the blog and our finished prints.
Jonny is the sort of guy who you could imagine going for a drink with and having a really good night – personable, fun and creative. We “clicked” from the first moment we met and we booked him straight away!"
Kerry & John
Davenport Green Hall