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J S Coates Wedding Photography


Midlands, UK | 6+ Years Experience | Will Travel | From: £1695

Hi, I'm Jonathan

Natural Storytelling Wedding Photography mixed with Epic Portraits

I’m Jonathan, an award-winning Midlands Wedding Photographer. Despite being based in the Midlands, I cover the whole of the country and even had the pleasure of photographing weddings in the USA and in Europe. I’m all about capturing the little moments just as much as the bigger more expected moments. It’s these moments that make your wedding day unique to you. To get these kinds of photos I shoot in a relaxed documentary style…Basically I’m sneaky and capture things without you knowing.

For most of the wedding day I’m shooting what’s happening without trying to pose anything or asking for cheesy smiles. I then bring a little bit of flair to the couples portraits. so we can create some killer images together.

I’ve been honoured to be awarded the ‘Highly Commended Award’ three times at The Wedding Industry Awards and also named in the top 100 UK Wedding Photographers by the team at ‘Your Perfect Wedding Photographer for two years running.

I would love to find out more about your wedding plans so please do get in touch and let’s chat.

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How would you describe your style?

The cool kids are calling it either documentary, candid or reportage but basically I see it as storytelling. I want to tell the whole story of your day. I believe even the smallest of moments need to be captured. I love to get the laughter, the tears and smiles all naturally. We step it up a gear for the portraits and together we can create some epic pictures.

What do you love about weddings?

Being part of of the happiest day of a couples life every single weekend is truly amazing and can't be beaten. I love building friendships with my couples too and having fun on the day. Finally, I love delivering the images and knowing they can relive the day over and over again.

Advice for couples planning their wedding?

Look for a photographer that you get on with and feel comfortable with. As photographers, we spend a lot of time with you on your wedding day so make sure you click with them. I love to meet all my couples before the big day over a coffee and get to know each other and chat about wedding. Im happy to meet before booking if it helps you make up your mind. If we can't do it in personal for some reason, let's get of FaceTime on.

Your Travel policy?

I cover the whole of the UK and beyond

100% quality

Jonathan, from start to finish, was AMAZING. It helps that he is an all round awesome human being, but the ease and helpfulness of all contact prior to the big day was fab, and the day itself- wow. He arrived for the very start of the day, chatted away, laughed with us, got stuck in, and took so many amazing photos! Half of them I had no idea he was even there for. He stayed until practically the bitter end, unlike most who leave after first dance. 100% quality.
Would recommend in a heart beat.

Leigh Danckert-Curtis
Married in January 2019
10 out of 10

I have awarded 10 out of 10 for Jonathon as I couldn’t go any higher. communications were brilliant in between booking and wedding. We booked the package for Jonathons Service’s for the day only, but after seeing how wonderful our photos were, we asked Jonathon to put together an album for us. On the day, Jonathon was a superstar. In a way, he made the day for us! Our guests warmed to him and had comments like ‘photos look like a magazine shoot’. Without a doubt, best photographer ever.

Sarah Rochelle
Married in January 2019
Felt like he was part of the family

Jonathan went over and above in supporting us on our special day. On the day itself it felt like he was part of the family - many guests commented on his brilliant manner. He did not take us away from guests for long periods of time, instead planning photos carefully first before taking us to get the shot. The pictures we have now received are of amazing quality and tell the story of our day perfectly. He has captured our characters and represented all of our guests. We are so delighted.

Katherine Ng-Bell
Married in January 2019
His shots are amazing

Jonathan was incredible in that he was everywhere on our special day but wasn't intrusive in any way.He helped make the day even more fun and exciting and his personality's infectious.His creativity for different angled shots and locations was fantastic.Pre-wedding, Jonathan was great at explaining how he works and spent a lot of time finding out about us, what we wanted from our images and our styles.His shots are amazing-wish we could share some with you! J S Coates, wow, just wow!!

Laura McGregor
Married in January 2019
Jonathan was incredible

Jonathan was incredible. Hi listener to what we were hoping for and created that and more. He fitted into our tiny wedding perfectly and became one of the gang. He was sensitive to our insecurities and worked with us to make us feel happy and comfortable, and managed to get some extra special shots of our
grandparents- something very important to us. We would recommend him in a heartbeat, and many of our guests have already taken a look at his website.

Claire Fincham
Married in January 2019
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