Hi I’m JOhn, a Documentary wedding photographer based in Yorkshire
They say "Like attracts like", the type of couple that usually book me are the laid back ones, the ones who aren't too fussed about the table centre pieces or if they're running 10 minutes late. The couples that usually book me have a full glass all day!
I was brought up on the outskirts of Liverpool on a council estate, I think this has influenced my work considerably as my documentary work has been described as looking like a Shane Meadows film (This is England, Dead Man's Shoes) Honest and natural, a true account of your wedding day. That's what I want to create, a honest, natural, account of your day with photographs that have soul and meaning to you.
Where do I get my inspiration?
I get most of my inspiration from the moment, the venue, and the light. I don’t set out to emulate any other photographers, I try to create my own style. That’s not to say I don’t look at other photographer’s work, I’m really loving Saul Leiter at the minute, he’s a New York street photographer who’s work is stunning!
Before I shot weddings.
When I was a kid, I wanted to be a soldier, a chef and a photographer. At 17 I left home and joined the Army where I had the pleasure of having James Blunt as my troop leader for a short time. After 7 years in 2004 I left the Army and trained to become a chef. After 15 years of hard graft in hot and sweaty kitchens, I’m 5 years in to shooting weddings and I’m ready to permanently hang up my chef knives in next year.
Things I lIKe...
. 80’s retro/nostalgia
. VINYL COLLECTION
. HENRY WESTON’S VINTAGE CIDER
. CURRY WITH THE MRS
. WHEN THE KIDS SLEEP THROUGH
. A GOOD MOSH PIT
. ART MUSEUMS
FILMS - WHIPLASH - STARRED UP - THE DEPARTED (TOP SOUNDTRACK), CASINO. LOVING THE Viking SERIES TOO
Since you've come this far they why not send me a quick email to see if we are available.
I would love to hear your plans for your big day, you can get in touch via the contact form below or give me a call on
I only shoot a limited number of weddings each year and I usually get booked 12-18 months in advance, so please be fast!
I try to reply to all my messages within 24 hours, if you haven't heard back from me in that time, check your junk email folder.
I look forward to hearing from you,