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Testimonials From My Awesome Couples

 

 

Amy Shale
Jonathan is a fantastic photographer, who took the time to get to know us before the day and what shots were vital. The techniques he used have given us beautiful photographs and memories that will last a lifetime. Nothing is too much trouble for Jonathan and he was with us from the crack of dawn until 11pm in the evening, to ensure we have the best photos of the whole day. Jonathan deserves every bit of recognition he receives, he's amazing: WHY DID I BOOK:
Jonathan was very laid back and friendly from the get go, was willing to answer any questions we had and was the style of photography we were after. We wanted our photos to tell a story and Jonathan does just that. He made us feel at ease and we knew that was the kind of guy we wanted with us on our big day.
 


Amy Shale
Wedding Date - 18/03/2017
Charlie Summerfield
We honestly couldn't have had a better person to be such an important part of our wedding, and beforehand we didn't appreciate that a photographer really is an intrinsic part. Jonathan was warm, friendly and totally reassuring; he became part of the family, perfectly capturing the love & laughter of the day. The pictures are gorgeous; I'll never forget sitting down with Andy with a glass of bubbles in hand, as per J's instructions, watching the slideshow with suddenly wet faces. Our wedding day. WHY DID I BOOK: 
We loved the natural pictures we saw Jonathan had taken before. When I got in touch with him, he was down to earth, human and he seemed to 'get' my request for wedding photos that weren't weddingy. I still follow him on Facebook and still love his work, and feel a pang of excitement for all the couple's who will have the joyful nervousness of getting that message from Jonathan..."Cuddle up on the sofa with your loved one, with a glass of bubbles...your slideshow is ready.


Charlie Summerfield
Wedding Date 13/04/2017
Julia Marino
Jonathan Coates was by far the best decision we made when planning our wedding. He was exactly what we were looking for natural shots with beautiful and stylish editing! What we hadn't expected to get (but were so fortunate to find) was someone we really wanted to have at our wedding, so funny and great with our guests! So many people have commented on what a find he was and 2 of my closest friends have booked him for their wedding after seeibg him at ours. WHY DID I BOOK:
His photographs caught our attention straight away and his communication was great, answered our enquiry within the our but most of all we felt he really cared about what we wanted for our whole day as well as the photography!


Julia Marino
Wedding Date 18/02/2017
Tor Lemon
Jonathan provided us with the most incredible documentary of our day. We cannot stop looking through the photos and smiling from ear to ear. The photos are simply stunning; so natural and completely capture the feel of our relaxed country wedding. On the day, Jonathan and his chosen second shooter blended into the background when needed, and during our couples shoots had us in stitches, and made us very comfortable in front of the camera WHY DID I BOOK:
Jonathan was professional, and his website allowed us to see his beautifully natural style of photography. We felt instantly at ease when we spoke on skype and felt that Jonathan really had our vision and thoughts at the centre of his mind, and we never felt like he was selling us "a package". He sold himself to us, and we never looked back. Every step of the way, he communicated well, and kept us in the loop. We couldn't recommend Jonathan highly enough, and we want to do it all again just to have him there to capture it again!!


Tor Lemon
Wedding Date 27/05/2017
Amy Newton-Alexakis
We could not have wished for a better photographer for our day. Jonathan was able to capture every special moment we could want and more. His attention to detail is second to none and looking through the images he captured enabled us to relive the day and also see those little moments we missed. We would not hesitate to recommend Jonathan, his professionalism was incredible but he was also extremely personable throughout the day. We couldn't thank him enough. WHY DID I BOOK:
We saw the images on both the website and Facebook page and loved them instantly. The style of photography Jonathan has was exactly what we were looking for. As well as this, we had been given recommendations to Jonathan and his work - and how right they all were!
 


Amy Newton-Alexakis
Wedding Date 08/07/2017
Catherine Shaw
We were so pleased with the stunning quality of Jonathan's photography. His warm, intimate, documentary style was precisely what we wanted. He captured all those moments we could not have anticipated, not just the traditional set-piece photographs which define the industry, allowing us to relive our special day like flies on the wall. He was omnipresent but never intrusive. Jonathan is professional and extremely hard working, but at the same time warm and friendly with a great sense of humour. WHY DID I BOOK:
I came across Jonathan's website when I was searching for photographers in the midlands and was instantly taken with his beautiful documentary style. I sent him a message to see if he was available on our date, and he got back to me really quickly with all his information, provided in a very accessible and friendly booklet, We decided to book him there and then. His communication and customer service was top notch right from the start.
 


Catherine Shaw
Wedding Date 10/06/2017
Simeon Pickles
Having sat here thinking for 10 minutes I have found it impossible to score Jonathan anything less than perfect on all categories. Receptive to our ideas and took difficult-to-arrange shots he had not tried before. Guided us through how he could work with the schedule of events. Happy and enthusiastic personality which made the experience a pleasure. Personal web page for our photos with music was perfect for sharing with family and friends. Photos were brilliant and in the style we wanted. WHY DID I BOOK:
His website showed us the style of photos which matched our criteria. We booked him for an engagement shoot as a trial run which we were more than happy with and so we booked Jonathan for our Wedding.    


Simeon Pickles
Wedding Date: 19/05/17
Ben Doyle
When we said goodbye to Jonathan at the reception late at night, he headed for the door after an incredibly long, hot day. A large merry group headed for the dance floor and Jonathan ran back into it, camera in hand smiling. Before the photos came back people were saying how much fun he was to have there.He over delivered on the quality of photos and his ability to truly capture the moments on the day we're just outstanding.It was like having another friend at the wedding,who discretely took pic. WHY DID I BOOK: 
We initially searched around and weren't happy with the style of most London wedding photographers. We hit gold with Jonathan's website, and loved his style of photography. He offered additional things that we wanted such as wonderful albums and engagement shoots. His communications were excellent compared to others and his prices were extremely competitive.


Ben Doyle
Wedding Date: 24/06/17
Louise Farrell
Jonathan was the most amazing photographer I've ever worked with (and I work in corporate events!) his sense of humour instantly puts you at ease, and it felt like we had known him years! We couldn't meet face to face beforehand but a simple FaceTime call was a great solution! The photos were incredible, more than we could have imagined, and his slideshow (with his own music interpretation of us) was out of this world! Thank you for capturing our day as we remember it!
WHY DID I BOOK:
We booked Jonathan through recommendation and he did not disappoint. His presence was infectious- so many guests commented on the crazy positions he would get into just for the perfect shot - he rolled around on the grass, stood on chairs, tables.... anything to capture our day!
 

Louise Farrell
Wedding Date: 14/04/17
Amy Ware
From the moment we first found Jonathan and looked at his work, we crossed our fingers and our toes that he was available! Fortunately he was and after a bit of a chat, we booked him straight away. We had an hour long convo on Skype to discuss our requirements but mainly just had a laugh and talked about all sorts. The day was amazing, so fun and relaxed and the photos are stunning! Always supportive and available if we had any Q's. Fabulous gent and would not hesitate to recommend him! WHY DID I BOOK:
We loved his work and after speaking to him just knew he was "The One" haha
 


Amy Ware
Wedding Date: 20/05/17
Josie Lilley-Byrne
Jonathan was friendly, professional and made us feel at ease. He was fantastic through out the entire process and the photos he produced are both moving and beautiful. He really captured what we wanted, took all of our ideas on board and gave us exactly what we wanted. He blended in seamlessly on the day and took warm and natural pictures that really captured the emotion and energy of the day. He also paid attention to the little details that made the day special. He really went above and beyond WHY DID I BOOK:
His photos on his website are exceptional and his bio reflects his easy-going demeanour. When we got in touch with him he responded quickly and answered our questions. We met him shortly afterwards and we soon realised that he is just an exceedingly warm, friendly and amiable guy who is obviously very passionate about what he does and takes his work seriously. The quality of the work was well reflected in his website, reviews and the portfolio he showed us. We're so glad we booked him!
 


Josie Lilley-Byrne
Wedding Date: 19/07/17
Daniel Stracey
We can highly recommend Jonathan's services without hesitation! He brought tonnes of creativity capturing all of the essential moments and beyond. His passion for photography shines through all the way from shot taking all the way through to post processing avoiding lazy cliches. He worked tirelessly from morning to night, engaging guests exceptionally well. Having our photos taken was always a pleasure, never a chore! WHY DID I BOOK:
We selected Jonathan on the on the strength of gallery shots available via his site - we were impressed by his creativity and the blend of documentary and landscape shots. Jonathan was personable and easy to chat to, he understood exactly what we were looking for, and we felt assured throughout the process.
 


Daniel Stracey
Wedding Date: 15/07/17
Emily Grammer
On the big day, he was a real joy to be around as his sense of humour and bubbliness really puts you at ease. He worked tirelessly snapping away, lying on floors, getting in to rugby line outs and the like just to get the perfect shot. He captured such beautiful shots of our day including little touches, such as the homemade centrepieces. He also got really excited about more unusual shots (we had photos taken in a forest) and it was so lovely to see him enjoying his job. The editing was brill. WHY DID I BOOK:
When we were initially looking for photographers for our wedding day, there was a delicacy and attention to detail within Jonathan's photography which really stood out from the rest. We were struck by his sheer love of photography as well as his unique and bubbly personality, and I think this really shines through within his work.  


Emily Grammer
Wedding Date: 03/08/17
Katherine Gillig
Jonathan was an amazing photographer leading up to and on the day of the wedding. He went above and beyond to help us by meeting up with us at the venue, discussing ideas of shoots, helping us understand his photographic style as well as giving us ideas of certain shots. On the day of the wedding he was helping the day flow whilst also capturing those special moments, he even went to great lengths to capture amazing shots like rolling in a field of sheep poo. WHY DID I BOOK:
We decided to book Johnathan as our photographer as he had a varied portfolio of weddings, his shots were varied but artistic and he seemed to be able to capture the characters of people not just document the day. His personality was another reason, he was able to relate with us and understand what we were asking of him at the wedding.
 


Katherine Gillig
Wedding Date: 15/08/17
Beth Gibson
From the moment booked, service was beyond perfect, made to feel like the only couple getting married. On the day, so supportive, nothing was too much trouble. All the guests were raving about him and some of the positions he got into to get the most incredible shots were above and beyond. From start to finish he was faultless, we are so pleased that he was our photographer and that we have the most amazing images of our day to last forever. WHY DID I BOOK:
The service from first contact and the way that we were instantly at ease with him along with the incredible high standard of his previous work


Beth Gibson
Wedding Date: 06/08/17
Jessica Meyrick
Jonathan is amazing. Friendly professional... running around the venue, on the floor in fields until he gets the perfect photo. His humour and kind nature made us feel relaxed like we were being photographed by a friend who knows us not a photographer we have chosen online. He's enthusiastic and has the ability to make people smile and feel relaxed, and is fantastic at blending into the background to get the perfect photos . He communication and professional manner has been perfect throughout! WHY DID I BOOK:
His website and Facebook page was brilliant. His relaxed and amazing photography style and brilliant reviews !
 


Jessica Meyrick
Wedding Date: 19/08/17
Kayleigh Ferguson
Jonathan arrived when hair and make up arrived and did not leave until around 11pm. He captured the day perfectly. He fitted in amazingly with the day and ensured everyone felt relaxed and comfortable throughout. He captured the natural feel of the day amazingly and we are so grateful. He even went the extra mile taking something we had forgotten to the venue. When his photos arrived they were classy, funny, elegant. He was completely professional and caught the day exactly as we wanted. WHY DID I BOOK:
We booked Jonathan after hours of searching and discussing our day with photographers. His website stood out as being professional and capturing the kind of images we had dreamed of. He asked if we would like to Skype and as soon as we did we knew he was our photographer. He was willing to go the extra mile and was a really laugh and comfort to have shooting out day.
 


Kayleigh Ferguson
Wedding Date: 12/08/17
Monique Gomez-Cameron
We love our photos so much and were so over the moon when we saw them. Jonathan did such a great job, it was more like having a friend at the wedding, he made us all feel so comfortable. Our guests loved him and his approach to taking photos really brought out the best in everyone. He was professional, fun and has such a great eye for a good shot, he captured some great moments. The slideshow he sent to us made everyone cry and the music he chose for it was just perfect. We couldn’t be happier. WHY DID I BOOK:
The first time we spoke to Jonathan we knew he was the photographer for us. Not only did we love his work, A LOT, but we really felt like he was on our wavelength and knew exactly the kind of pictures we wanted.


Monique Gomez-Cameron
Wedding Date: 06/07/17