MEET JONO

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER & CINEMATOGRAPHER

JONO SYMONDS


VISUAL STORYTELLER

I’m a passionate visual storyteller; in other words a wedding photographer and filmmaker. A well-known music & celebrity photographer, having worked with the likes of Jessie J, Kylie Minogue, The Script, Ed Sheran and many more I expanded into documenting weddings in 2010 and haven’t looked back. 

I’m inspired by human connection, contemporary imagery and capturing moments as they unfold. I love nothing more than travelling around the globe documenting destination weddings

I love to create artistic portraits and reportage style moments, which have a strong cinematic feel and are heavily influenced by my work photographing in the music industry. 

ABOUT JONO

ABOUT JONO


MEET THE MAN BEHIND THE LENS

So let me tell you a bit more about myself and why I’d love to be part of your wedding!   As a wedding photographer and filmmaker, I get to party with the happiest people on the planet, eat cake, and do what I love – tell your story. Being a visual storyteller is all about people, love, relationships, interesting places and capturing moments. It truly is the best job in the world.

My home is in the beautiful city of Lancaster on the edge of the Lake District and the Trough of Bowland. Whilst I love where I live, there is nothing better than to travel the world and experience new cultures.  I’m a lover of all animals, especially my best mate Bumble the Caverpoo.  I’m a total geek, and love playing with the latest technology and enjoy nothing better than sitting in the sunshine with a table full of tapas.   

PHILOSOPHY

MY APPROACH TO WEDDINGS


“TRADITIONAL WEDDINGS DON’T EXIST ANYMORE. WHETHER YOU’RE GETTING MARRIED IN A CHURCH OR ON A BEACH IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, YOUR WEDDING DAY SHOULD REFLECT YOU AS A COUPLE.”

My job is to capture the emotion of your day, the laughter, the love and all the bits in-between. Those moments you didn’t even know happened. Timeless images and footage you are proud to share with family and friends. We don’t carry big cameras, lights or equipment. You won’t be asked to do silly poses or fake smiles. We want to capture the love you have for one another. From laughter, love, emotions and those crazy silly moves, you bust on the dance floor.  

My wedding ‘style’ is frequently described as cinematic, classic and editorial. My style creates journalistic imagery that captures your wedding day as it unfolds. This produces more photos and footage that captured a moment and fewer of those staring directly at the camera. That being said, I also know some family members love a shot of you smiling at the camera and have already bought their photo frame in anticipation, so I always include a few of those. 

MUSIC

ON TOUR

MUSIC PHOTOGRAPHY

Music has always been a huge part of my life.  From collecting records as a child to having worked in the music industry for 15 years. Before becoming a full-time photographer I worked alongside major record labels and sat on the Brit Awards panel as an influencer of British Music.

Music runs through my veins.  I’m very fortunate to continue to work with industry leaders and amazing artists. Photographing concerts, and portraits and accompanying some of the biggest names on tour. 

NORTHWEST LOCATIONS

Cumbria + Lake District

Lancashire

Manchester

Merseyside

WEDDING LINKS

Engagements

Elopements

Destinations

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