Hi, I’m John but some people call me Johnboy, I respond to both! I’ve been filming and photographing weddings since 2009 and I’ve now shot over 500 weddings all over the UK and as far away as Italy and Ibiza.
I got married in 2019 to my beautiful wife Mel, in Sorrento, Italy. I wish I could go back and do it all again. I’m glad we had two amazing photographers to record the day – Adam Johnson and David Stubbs. This is one of Adam’s below…
I’m 42, I’ve got three kids and I’d like to say I have hobbies but having three kids removes any spare time! Soft play is my second home for now.
My background is in TV and I still work as a TV editor and camera man and I’ve trained up a team of TV professionals to shoot weddings to a high standard so I can offer photography and videography packages.
At your wedding I will be there to record what happens, not to control the day. I’ll be mixing in with your guests and getting to know your family and friends to make them feel comfortable. Normally by the end of the wedding I’ve chatted to most people which lets me get involved on the dance floor without getting in the way.
One thing I hear from couples is that they don’t want hours of formal photographs. The good news is neither do I! For me, group family photographs are a part of the day but they can be done really quickly so everyone can get on with the party. Or if you’d rather not have any that’s cool too.
I like to create stunning portraits but again this is not a big part of the day. These can be done in 10-20 minutes, it’s up to you how long we spend on it. Normally I’ll take you to a couple of good spots while your guests are being seated for the wedding breakfast when you have a bit of spare time. If there is a sunset later on I’ll ask if you want to take advantage of it and create some epic shots!
So in summary, the vast majority of my day is spent capturing natural moments. The laughs, the tears, the hugs and the smiles. I try to put an artistic twist on it where possible and create photos that will take you back to that moment, years after the event.
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