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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
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  • £1600
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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
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Press and Awards (1)
Wedding Industry Awards 2017
Industry Awards (1)
Location & Contact Details
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  • 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.

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