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Hi there, I’m Jay!

I am a full time London wedding photographer.

I was born here in this beautiful city and am very proud to call myself a Londoner.

I am married to Sam and we have been blessed with three beautiful children.

I work across the whole of the UK and far beyond.

I offer creative wedding photography that is beautiful and relaxed.

My Family

When I'm not shooting, I love hanging out with Sam and the kids

I LIKE TO CALL MYSELF AN ARTIST

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Since I launched my boutique business in 2009, I chose to elevate weddings beyond the usual run of the mill wedding sphere.

Today fortunately, there are no rules. Anything is possible and I am grateful for the way in which the industry has modernised.

For more than a decade now, I have loved to push the boundaries. When you book me, you are not booking an ordinary wedding photographer.

You are booking someone who will turn up to your wedding and blend in and yet at the same time mingle with you and your guests in a professional and yet completely discreet way.

It is this discretion that allows me to capture some beautiful, creative art for you to savour for the rest of your life.

In the eleven years I’ve been shooting, I’ve been invited to some incredible weddings though what is most important to me are the people and the memories.

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ABOUT ME

I started my career working in TV. Initially I made music programmes for Sky before gradually progressing through Sky TV creating advertising and then directing. Eventually after more than a decade, I became a creative at ITV. Years later I found photography or rather photography found me! I have had an obsessive interest in films, art, fashion for a long time….and now weddings too. As a creator, I have found weddings a fantastic place to create art and weave a narrative through my photography. It is an attempt to document the event in an artistic way and with as little interference as possible. Read more about my philosophy here.

IT IS AN ATTEMPT TO DOCUMENT THE EVENT IN AN ARTISTIC WAY WITH AS LITTLE INTERFERENCE AS POSSIBLE.

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TAKE THE TIME

To read some of the nice things my clients have said about me on my Reviews page, and you will notice a common theme. I love people and people seem to love me. There is no doubt that to be a great photographer, it helps if you can connect with people emotionally. I'm able to do this with anyone, irrespective of their age or background. I'm equally comfortable chatting with your 80 year old granny as I am chewing the fat with the Prime Minister. Irrespective of background, social status, colour, gender or orientation, I treat all equally.

The things is, deep down we are all the same. We just want to love and be loved. But more importantly, everyone wants to look good in a photo. That's a given!

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OVER THE YEARS I HAVE BEEN PRIVILEGED TO HAVE WORKED AT SOME OF THE UK'S MOST PRESTIGIOUS PRIVATE RESIDENCES AND LUXURY VENUES.

I have shot at Claridges Hotel, The Ritz, The Gherkin, The Landmark, The Savoy, RSA House, Syon House and Aynhoe Park to name but a few. I have photographed A-list celebrities, models and actors, world renowned millionaires and billionaires, several Oscar winning producers, Hollywood directors, sports stars, Lords and Ladies, nobility, musicians, fashion designers as well as a Prime Minister.

PICTURES, FEELINGS AND EMOTIONS WHICH WORDS CANNOT DESCRIBE

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FEATURED

I have had my work featured

In many iconic publications across the world including Vogue, Hello!, The Times, You and Your Wedding, Brides, Wedding and Wedding Flowers Magazine as well as a multitude of websites including Style Me Pretty, Love My Dress, Rock My Wedding, Huffington Post and Whimsical Wonderland Weddings.