Today’s modern bride is looking for more personality, more uniqueness and more passion. As it so happens, that’s what I want out of my photography! When paired together with the same vision, you’ll be amazed at what we can accomplish! My hope is to bring a sense of energy and movement that showcases your relationship in a way that highlights your interests as well as your heart.
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Hi! I’m Jon
I’m not very good at focusing on myself. And the thought of a bio that is just about me, and not necessarily my work, is unnerving. But if we’re to become friends, the flow of information has to begin somewhere; that might as well be with me! But you have to promise to go next (thinking positively).
I live in the middle of nowhere. Sounds like the opening line to a book, but it’s true! The village of Swaffham Prior has about 700 people. I love the solitude of remote living because It’s a great place to think and sketch out ideas for new imagery. But I don’t stay in solitude for long! My love, Dee, and our little boy, Jacob, happily fill the quiet with laughter (amongst other various and sundry noises).
I love meeting people, hearing their stories, asking them questions and basically being a good listener. It’s amazing what I’ve learned just by keeping my trap closed. When I travel alone this is a favourite passtime. You should try it sometime!
I have a background in Mechanical Engineering. This strengthened the part of my brain that loves analyses. I guess that’s why I can’t walk through a mall without looking at the window shop art and breaking down their lighting set-ups. If you think that’s a bit odd, let me chase that thought by letting you know I also love to build things with my hands. That makes me more of a man’s man, yes?
Basically, I’m just a regular chap who who enjoys people and enjoys creating. And that’s what I’d like to offer you. Your turn.
What do i do?
There aren’t a lot of photographers who can say that they truly love corporate work, but I’m one of them. I think it’s because I’ve taken a different approach than many. The face of a business should be as individual and unique as that of a bride. I bring my creative, modern approach into all areas of my work, not just to weddings. When it comes to business head shots, I work in a fun, relaxed way in order to bring out the real personalities of you and your employees. When photographing your products or work site, my goal is to bring a 21st century feel, rather than maintaining the status-quo. Whether through lighting, angles or simplicity, my services are geared to showcase your business in the best way possible.
What else do I love?
DeeShe's my home. There's nothing like having a supportive partner when you're in an emotionally charged job like once-in-a-lifetime event photography. She's like the beautiful little foamy leaf that baristas put on the tops of coffee. She softens my bite and makes me look good.
JacobHe's my heart. Nothing can make a grown man turn into mush like his child. He's the very remake of Peter Pan: loads of fun and imagination with the ability to be as stubborn as they come. It's the most wondrous thing to watch this boy grow. I couldn't be more proud than to be his Dad.
TravelThere's nothing quite like boarding an airplane and heading to someplace new. I don't care if it's to a tiny, quiet countryside or a loud, over-crowded city. Getting out and experiencing new places is a huge part of how I'm wired. I've been lucky enough to experience 30+ countries over the years, but there's still no place like home.
CoffeeWhat can I say. I love the stuff. It gives me energy, keeps my mind moving, and meeting others for it is one of the best ways to build friendships. A day without coffee is like... well, I don't really know. And I don't plan to find out.
My 1967 VW CamperLove it. Love it. Love it. Love it. Love it. Love it. Love it. Love it. Love it. Love it. Love it. Love it. Love it. Love it. Love it. Love it. Love it. Love it. Love it. Love it. Love it. Love it. Love it. Love it.
DIYMy home has looks like a wood cutters mill at times. Whenever I get time I'm out there building tables, go-carts for Jacob or bomb proof sheds (look at this one above). Engineering will always be part of me.
From The Blog
A Day in the life - Kelley Family
“Yet again you’ve wowed us. Thank you for capturing such priceless memories on such a beautiful day! Would I hire you again! Yes, Yes, Yes! Hands down Yes! now you’re stuck with us! Thank you Jon, you really do make it effortless. We love having you around. These are memories will be cherished forever! Eternally grateful.”
Kelley/Tran familyYou might remember Dee & Drew from a few years back when I shot their Lake Como Wedding? If not check it out, it was beautifiul and an honour to be involoved.
Since then Dee & Drew have been blessed with the cutest baby daughter, Alyssa. Dee emailed me asking when I would next be over in the USA. As luck would have it I was scheduled to be in Phoenix for the Foundation Conference early November. So we organised that I would fly out to San Jose to spend a day with them and their extended family for a photo shoot.
It was amazing to see them again and meet Alyssa, she is adorable. It was great seeing familiar faces too from their wedding in Italy, brought back so many great memories. Good times. Here are a few photos from the DAY IN THE LIFE session I did in California with The Kelley’s.
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