John Paul ODonnell Photography

Classically trained professional photographer with passion and excitement.
Products and Services
Bridal Prep Shots
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Images on DVD
Images on USB
Large Group Shots
Personal Online Gallery
Photo Printing
Pre-wedding Consultation
Second Shooter Available
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Wedding Albums
Photography Style
Reportage / Documentary
Traditional / Classic
Pricing & Costs
Prices start at
  • £1600
JP made the bridal party feel relaxed...
May 2016
Happily married
JP made the bridal party feel relaxed and comfortable, you wouldn't even know he was there. He just got on with doing what he does best'... 

I can only say that as well as an amazing...
Oct 2015
Happily married
I can only say that as well as an amazing photographer JP is an amazing guy and I have honestly got a friend for life now! He was like m... 

JP helped to make our wedding day perfect...
Apr 2016
Happily married
JP helped to make our wedding day perfect! A great guy, very professional! He took some beautiful pictures and made us feel so relaxed i... 

We had great service from the moment we contacted john...
Sep 2016
Happily married
We had great service from the moment we contacted john paul, he did a home visit as we were unable to get to his studio. The photos from... 

Aug 2016
Happily married
Myself and my new husband, Giuseppe, are not the most natural when it comes to having our photos taken but JP made both of us feel at ea... 

JP was an amazing photographer for my husband...
Dec 2015
Happily married
JP was an amazing photographer for my husband and I. I feel so uncomfortable having my photo taken but JP made me feel so comfortable an... 

Aug 2016
Happily married
Amazing,professional, understanding,patient and fun! are the best words to describe John Paul, he helped to make our wedding day the be... 

Hojohn Paul helped me get over my panic attack in...
Jul 2016
Happily married
Hojohn Paul helped me get over my panic attack in the morning

From our initial meeting with John Paul we felt he...
Jul 2016
Happily married
From our initial meeting with John Paul we felt he was the right photographer for us and our wedding. He went through the whole process ... 

I hate my photo being taken...
Nov 2015
Happily married
I hate my photo being taken, JP was very talkative and funny which made me relax. He went round chatting to all my relatives before taki... 

JP was punctual...
Aug 2016
Happily married
JP was punctual, polite, well presented and a calming influence on the day. He carried out any requests we had and controlled a very la... 

JP was a brilliant photographer...
Sep 2016
Happily married
JP was a brilliant photographer. He made us all feel at ease on the day and relax. He is fantastic, funny and an absolute amazing guy. T... 

The man's a Genius with a camera...
Jun 2016
Happily married
The man's a Genius with a camera!

JP was amazing...
Aug 2016
Happily married
JP was amazing! He had all the patter on the day, kept me calm and organised the guests brilliantly. He ensured we got All the photos ... 

Fantastic photographer who produces some absolutely gorgeous photos...
Aug 2016
Happily married
Fantastic photographer who produces some absolutely gorgeous photos

JP captured every moment...
May 2016
Happily married
JP captured every moment and more with our wedding and he took us to all the best areas of our venue to have our photos taken. A lot of... 

We had a fantastic wedding...
Oct 2015
Happily married
We had a fantastic wedding and our photographer John Paul fitted well into the day. He went above and beyond to ensure that we have pict... 

Could not fault JP...
Jul 2016
Happily married
Could not fault JP, fantastic communication pre and post wedding. Everything we wished for, for our wedding pictures On the ... 

Full Description
  • My name is John Paul ODonnell and I’m a classically trained professional photographer with a career that spans 24 years. My passion and excitement for my job has taken me all over Europe, specialising in Fashion and Wedding photography. To date I have over 450 fashion assignments and 2000 weddings under my belt. The bride at my very first wedding was a Christian Dior model with high expectations, and it was this assignment in particular that taught me the importance of creating timeless images where attention to detail is paramount. At a later assignment for a film production company, I was tasked with photographing pro skiers on the couloirs of the French Alps. This involved me having to drop from a helicopter where I had just one chance to get it right. And that’s what drives me forward: One spectacular event, and just one opportunity to be the best I can possibly be in order to deliver exceptional, creative and unique photographs. Clicking the shutter is just a small part of what I do. Meeting people, having fun, and building a rapport is an essential part of my work. In fact, many wedding guests assume I’m a family friend when they see the way I interact with my clients. I love this part of my job – I love talking to and hearing about them, and I love watching their stories unfold on what will be one of the most important days of their lives. But when the day is over, there’s still so much more work to be done. With up to 800 beautiful moments captured, the editing process begins. Each chosen image is perfected before printing commences, and as I started my career as a printer, my standards are extremely high. My style is very much fun, natural, and candid, with my classical roots evident. But if there’s something in particular you have your heart set on, that’s fine too. So, whether you’re looking for contemporary or classical images in either colour or black and white, please get in touch for a no obligation chat, or to arrange a consultation. John Paul
  • Experience
    Year Business Was Established
    # Of Weddings Hosted
    More than 50
    # Of People In Team
    Public Liability Insurance
Press & Awards
Press and Awards (1)
Wedding Industry Awards 2017
Industry Awards (1)
Location & Contact Details
  • Directions
    • Address
    • Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, England
    • Nearest Town
    • Cheshunt
    • Nearest Motorway & Junction
    • Junction 25 M25
    • Nearest Train Station
    • Cuffley
    • Nearest Airport
    • Stanstead
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What is your most memorable wedding?
A wedding I photographed in Arezzo Tuscany in 2012
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Fun Laughter Happiness Ever After
What about your business are you most proud of?
Started it from nothing now set a high standard in the industry
What is your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Don't go for the cheapest - go for quality
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
A bride speaking at the wedding wedding breakfast
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Initial meet then book - meeting 4 weeks before then take the pictures on the day and see them after the honeymoon for the private viewing of their wedding pictures.
What is the #1 photo that you think every couple should take?
One with all the guests at the wedding together - they've all made that effort to be there and it should be seen in the picture
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
Confetti shot
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Be prepared - if its forecast to be wet then you put a plan in place and it will all be fine. Photos in the church or use the hotel areas available to you.
Describe how you got into photography.
Art teacher at school.. I was a very gifted artist and took two pictures whilst out with my camera.. I mounted them both took them in to school to ask the teacher which one I should paint. She couldn't believe how good the pictures were and framed them in the school reception of which they are still there now.
Bridebook benefits
  • Bridebook Discount: 5%