John Watson Photography, Southampton

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A quality, professional and friendly wedding photography service with a proven track record.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£800
Details

Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Online Proofing
Photo Printing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Last-Minute Orders
Stay Through Speeches
Stay Through Dancing
Large Group Shots
Online Shop
Second Shooter Available
Wedding Albums
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Images on USB

Photography Style

Reportage / Documentary
Modern
Full Description
My style is a blend of documentary wedding photography, formal photos and natural portrait photos. I want to photograph your wedding and tell a story, watching and waiting for moments to unfold, capturing the emotions of the ceremony. It’s your wedding day so the last thing you want is a bossy photographer messing up your day, that just isn't me. Why not contact me to arrange an informal meeting, where I can show you some more examples of my work, and we can discuss your wedding day photography requirements.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: John Watson
My style is a blend of documentary wedding photography, formal photos and natural portrait photos. I want to photograph your wedding and tell a story, watching and waiting for moments to unfold, capturing the emotions of the ceremony. It’s your wedding day so the last thing you want is a bossy photographer messing up your day, that just isn't me. Why not contact me to arrange an informal meeting, where I can show you some more examples of my work, and we can discuss your wedding day photography

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2012
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
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Pete and Nikki
Wedding: January 2019
June 2016
Absolutely delighted with the results
We hired John to do our photos for our wedding in September of last year. Originally we had the pre wedding shoot which, if being honest, we dreaded a little as we aren't great at having photos done. However, John put us at ease immediately and it certainly helped come the wedding day. John was professional, friendly and we have been absolutely delighted with the results. We both could not recommend John enough. Pete and Nikki xx
Paul and Laura
Wedding: July 2018
June 2016
beautiful photos
John was amazing from first contact until the end of the wedding. John made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera and that showed in our photos. We had a pre wedding shoot with John which we thought was a lovely idea and meant we could get some beautiful photos before the special day. John went over and beyond on our wedding day and all our guests commented on how amazing John was. We cannot thank you enough and will defiantly be recommending you to all our friends and family! 5 *
Daniel and Claire
Wedding: January 2018
June 2016
We're absolutely thrilled with the final photos
We recently had the absolute pleasure of working with John as he photographed our wedding in November 2017. I (the groom) was in charge of finding a photographer, and with our budget being fairly modest I was nervous about finding the right person to capture our special day. I am so pleased we chose John! He was friendly, professional, accommodating and it goes without saying: very talented. After chatting on the phone about our requirements, we met in September for a pre-wedding photoshoot. This really broke the ice and helped us to know what to expect on the day. We also got some lovely photos out of it to use on our social media accounts etc. He also met with us a couple of weeks before the wedding to chat in more detail about particular moments that we wanted to capture, and some logistical challenges that we'd need to overcome. On the big day he was perfect. Helping to coordinate and arrange people as needed, but fading into the background and becoming "invisible" when appropriate. We're absolutely thrilled with the final photos. He managed to capture some really special emotional moments, along with a great big dollop of our personality. We even had our portrait photos taken at the local Santa's grotto! Weird and wonderful yes, but very "us". I couldn't recommend John more highly!
Rachel and Dom
Wedding: November 2018
June 2016
John was amazing
John was amazing from first contact until the end of the wedding. John made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera and that showed in our photos. We had a pre wedding shoot with John which we thought was a lovely idea and meant we could get some beautiful photos before the special day. John went over and beyond on our wedding day and all our guests commented on how amazing John was. We cannot thank you enough and will defiantly be recommending you to all our friends and family! 5 *
Tony and Agnes
Wedding: May 2018
June 2016
Highly recommend, go the extra mile
I highly recommend John. He photographed our Wedding last August and did an excellent job, he likes to go the extra mile and generally gives you more than you expected (ours also included a engagement photo shoot). On our Wedding he even managed to bring an extra photographer along at no extra cost. He is very friendly and great at directing the kids and older members of your family, He creates nice bright clear photos and sends them to you quickly (we had ours after one month). he also sent us a few teaser photos with the first two weeks and a really nice slideshow. Great work John!
Sam and Hannah
Wedding: October 2018
June 2016
absolutely love the beautiful photos
Sam and me absolutely love the beautiful photos that John took on our special day! All of our guests have commented on how lovely our photos are and we couldn't be more pleased with them. John was really professional and he made us feel really comfortable on our engagement shoot and he knew the exact kind of photos that we wanted. We thought we were going to be very unlucky with the weather on the day but John was very organised and we managed to go out side during a dry few minutes and get all our photos done before the rain returned! I would recommend John to anyone looking for a wedding photographer! He was fantastic! Thank you so much John!
Location & Contact Details

Address

Southampton, Hampshire

Travel Notes

Southampton

Nearest Town

Southampton

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M27 / M271

Nearest Train Station

Southampton

Nearest Airport

Southampton

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Press & Awards
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Press & Awards (1)

SWPP wedding photo competitions

Accreditations / Associations (1)

Licentiate of the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers

Industry Awards (1)

http://www.swpp.co.uk/qualify-Licentiate.htm
FAQ
(10)

What is your most memorable wedding?

Poole-de-vin hotel. What an amazing day, glorious sunshine all day, relaxed atmosphere, lovely couple.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Im just a bit of a nerd who loves photography

What about your business are you most proud of?

informal, relaxed, friendly, professional photographer.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Meet up 2 weeks before the day and lets work out what you like?

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

Difficult one to answer as I look for one original photo for each couple

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Singing waiters during the food

What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?

Puddle reflections

What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?

a relaxed photo of the couple by them selves in a lovely area

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Plan your day with your photographer, then plan again :)

Describe how you got into photography.

I love the feed back from my couples and the reaction when they see there photos.

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