Hello and welcome to J S Coates Wedding Photography. I’m Jonathan and I’m an award-winning Derbyshire Wedding Photographer that covers not only the whole of Derbyshire but the surrounding counties of Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire & Leicestershire. To be honest, I have the pleasure of photographing weddings all over the UK and even further afield. For me, it’s all about capturing the feel of your wedding day. The smiles, the laughs, the knowing looks and the awesome party vibes. Weddings by their nature should be fun celebrations and I want my wedding images to reflect that.

Being a wedding photographer that’s based near Derbyshire, I’m perfectly placed in the center of the UK to capture weddings all over the country and I have loved spending my days at some of the most fun wedding days around. Derbyshire itself has some of the most beautiful wedding venues around and I would love to show you some of those venues below. If you’re looking for wedding photography for your Derbyshire wedding day that will blend in, not boss you around and give you fun wedding photos, let’s have a chat.

How I Work as a Derbyshire Wedding Photographer

Some people call in reportage, other documentary photography but essentially my style of photography as a Derbyshire wedding photography is all about storytelling. What I mean by that is I want you to look back at your photos and see the whole day unfold in front of you. I will obviously photograph the big things you would expect from a wedding like group shots, details and wedding cakes however, 90% of the image you receive will be images of you & your guests having the time of your lives. I’m looking for the laughter, the tears, the little touches & those dance moves that will go down in history amongst your friend group. It’s honest wedding photography taken as creatively as possible.

Don’t get me wrong, I love to capture you some epic couples portraits and we will do that too, but even during those moments, I want to photograph the real you and not the silly posed version. I like to split this time into two short sessions so that you are never away from your family & friends for long.

Featured Derbyshire Wedding Venues

We truly are spoilt with the amount of amazing wedding wedding venues we have in Derbyshire and the surrounding counties. From glorious rustic barns, grand manor houses, festival style tipi venues and even castles, Derbyshire has something for all couples. Here’s a couple of my favourite venues.

Warwickshire wedding venue - swallows nest
warwickshire wedding photography at mythe barn

Award-Winning Derbyshire Wedding Photography

I’ve been very fortunate to shoot for some of the most fun and fantastic wedding couples and together we have made some beautiful wedding photos, many at the awesome Warwickshire wedding venues below, that have won some awards along with my business as a whole. The Wedding Industry Awards have seen fit to highly commend me three separate times in their West Midlands category. Your Perfect Wedding Photography have placed me in the top 100 wedding photographers for the last two years. Many of my weddings get featured across some of the leading wedding industry blogs such as Rock My Wedding, The English Wedding Blog & Boho Bride to name but a few. As lovely as it is to win some awards, the best accolades are the words of my past bride & grooms and I would love you to read some of their testimonials.

Photographing Weddings in Derbyshire

Although I do photograph weddings all over the UK and even blessed to photograph weddings in the USA & Europe, there’s nothing like being close to home and being a Derbyshire wedding photographer gets me close to some of the best wedding venues in the UK. Maybe I’m biased, but we are spoilt in the Midlands to have beautiful countryside wedding venues that are surrounded by acres of natural beauty and also have some fantastic city-based venues. I’ve had the pleasure of photographing weddings throughout the whole county in barns, churches, grand halls, manor houses, rustic wedding barns, Tipi’s & just about any kind of wedding venue you can think of.

Real Weddings in Derbyshire & Beyond