John Nelson Weddings
 
 
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a Documentary wedding photographer

I’m not your standard wedding photographer, I’m not going to take you away from the party for 2 hours, pose you on the edge of a cliff waiting for the perfect light. I’m not going to be taking your dress away to hang it in a tree in the middle of a field, I’m not going to be standing you in a line trying to force smiles on your face.

I will get real memories, I will record your day as it happens, we will have a laugh and get some bloody awesome photos!!

No doubt family members will be telling you what photos you should get, BULLSHIT! Get the photos you want, f#ck the rules, get the photos that are going to let you relive the day in 10, 20, 30 years time.

#Bedocumentary



 
Well you have ruined my Wednesday morning ...... I am in tears how bloody amazing the pictures are, totally in love thank you so so much !!!
— Joanne Wilson
 
 
 

John Nelson

Photography

 
 
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about me!

 
Photo cred - Gingerbeard Weddings

Where do I get my inspiration?

I get most of my inspiration from the moment, the venue, and the most of all the, the people!. 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.

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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

. RUNNING/cycling

FILMS - WHIPLASH - STARRED UP - THE DEPARTED (TOP SOUNDTRACK), CASINO. LOVING THE Viking SERIES TOO

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How I do it!..

It’s easy!! I’m not fake, if I’m 100% natural with my couples they realise I’m just a normal guy, someone who could be just another guest at a wedding. There’s no awkwardness, you have to get along with your wedding photographer, it’s the only wedding supplier that will be with you from the start right through to the end and if you don’t feel comfortable with them then that’s going to show in your photos.

Love, love, love our wedding photos. They tell the story of the day as it unfolded, exactly what we wanted!! Cannot not recommend John enough
— Charlotte

 
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You like?

If you think my ethos and the way I go about weddings would suit your day then get in touch and we can meet for a beer and a chat.

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CONTACT US

 

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

  07931-792-384

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,

John.