Jon Cripwell Photography

Stylish documentary photography with a splash of drama and fashion, I capture beautiful images that tell the story of your day, moment by moment.
Pricing & Costs

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Photography Style

Reportage / Documentary

Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Online Proofing
Photo Printing
Stay Through Speeches
Stay Through Dancing
Large Group Shots
Online Shop
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Second Shooter Available
Photo Booth Available
Wedding Albums
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Images on USB
Full Description
I’m Jon and I’m a wedding photographer based in Derby, covering weddings across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and around the UK. I love meeting happy couples, getting to know them, sharing in the most important day of their lives and then wowing them with incredible pictures that tell the story of their wedding day; capturing something of the magic that they can treasure and pass on to their children and grandchildren. Couples I love to work with can’t wait to see their photos and share them with friends and family. All my packages include the high-resolution digital images from the wedding, and I always smile when I see one of my photographs appear as my client’s new Facebook profile picture! Getting to know my couples really well is at the heart of everything I do in my business. Scroll down to find out how I aim to offer the best possible service to every single couple I work with. Your wedding day is just that – a whole day. Therefore your photographs should tell the story of your whole wedding, from those early morning preparations through to Uncle Dave dancing with his tie round his head, Rambo-style, at the end of the evening. All my packages include full coverage of your big day, meaning that you’ll have the complete story of your wedding to look back on, and since there will be two of us, we can capture both sides of the wedding day morning story! In the morning I’ll photograph THE dress, any accessories that you have chosen, and the general chaos and special moments that happen before you leave to get married. Having two photographers is really useful during the wedding ceremony too, as it means we can tell the story from multiple angles without having to run around the venue and potentially distract your guests from the important stuff happening up front! Then, from confetti to speeches and through to dancing, we’ll ensure that we don’t miss a thing.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Jon Cripwell
Hey, I'm Jon. Thanks for stopping by. I'm a husband, father, photographer, writer and teacher. I LOVE shooting weddings because they're such a unique day in the shared life of a couple - plus there's cake, good music and everyone is having a good time; what's not to like? My aim is to tell the full story of your day, from the early morning preparations right through to Uncle Bob's dubious dancefloor moves - preserving memories to last a lifetime.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Kirsty & Jamie
Wedding: July 2017
February 2019
Put me and my family so at ease...
Jon was our wedding photographer on the 24th June 2017 at Horsley Lodge. Well what can I say, he was absolutely fantastic from start to finish. From the minute we met Jon at our engagement session we felt like we had known him for years, which made it lovely to see him again on the wedding day. From the moment he walked into my room on the morning of the wedding he put me and my family so at ease and he was lovely with everybody. The photos that we have received from him and our second photographer Helen are fantastic and I can't wait to have them printed out and put up. Thank you so much Jon, we can't thank you enough for putting our day into photos and making it so that we will never forget it. I would recommend Jon as a photographer 100%.
Emily & Jay
Wedding: August 2017
February 2019
It was like having another of our mates with us ..
Before we rave about how super talented a photographer Jon is we would like to let everyone who doesn't know him what an absolute legend this guy is! We felt completely at ease with Jon from the start and he really took the time to get to know us and what we wanted from our day and photos. It was like having another of our mates with us on the day, there when we wanted a giggle and a complete ninja when he was off getting the perfect shot from afar. We can't thank him enough. We have the most beautiful set of photos from our autumn wedding, perfectly captured moments of our most favourite people. And a huge shout out to Mel, Jon's sidekick who helped us get one of our favourite 'sparkler' shots of the day. We cannot recommend Jon enough, a superbly skilled, fun and genuine guy. Em & Jay xxx
Lottie & Adam
Wedding: July 2018
February 2019
Jon made both of us feel relaxed...
Jon was photographer at our wedding in July last year. He is such a lovely guy, made both of us feel relaxed, despite being totally camera shy people! He listened to what we wanted and created beautiful photos that show all the emotions of our perfect day. We can't thank Jon enough for the beautiful photos, we just need to decide which ones to use now!
Jennifer & Joel
Wedding: July 2016
February 2019
We literally couldn't have asked for any more
We literally couldn't have asked for any more out of a photographer! Jon was super friendly, put everyone at ease on the day, kept on top of my many lengthy emails and was just generally a really great guy to have around. Added to which we now have the most beautiful set of wedding photographs we could have wished for, they're perfect! Thank you so much! Would recommend to absolutely everyone.
Katie & Jon
Wedding: August 2016
February 2019
The photos were all stunning
The service that Jon provided was fantastic from start to finish! Jon was always easy to contact when needed. He made a could-have-been-awkward engagement shoot fun and enjoyable, at a setting of our choice. On the big day, Jon and Ben were both everything we could have wished for in a photographer! Jon was brilliant with all of our guests and offered some top banter along the way!! The video of photos brought a tear to my eyes and has had amazing comments and feedback from our friends and family! The photos were all stunning and have given us such wonderful memories to keep forever. I would recommend Jon to any B&G! Thank you again Jon!! 10⭐️!!
Kelly & Kevin
Wedding: October 2016
February 2019
Our wedding photos are out of this world
We could not of asked for more from a wedding photographer. Jon was great from the start, he is very genuine & friendly and put us at ease straight away. His style of photography was just what we wanted - relaxed, natural & timeless. Leading up to the big day, Jon was always on hand to answer any questions we had and give us help & advice. It really is worth doing an engagement shoot to get to know each other & see how you work together. On our wedding day Jon (& Geoff) was just like another friend at our wedding - going above & beyond the call of duty, we spent lots of time together had lots of fun with our photo’s. Jon (& Geoff) made us and our guests feel relaxed, we had nothing but compliments about them! Our wedding photos are out of this world, they truly captured the essence of our wedding day & are beyond what we had in mind. Looking at them brings back all of our memories and thoughts from the day. We received over 700 beautiful, quality images and have had nothing but compliments about them - everyone has really enjoyed looking at our album! Its great to see what everyone else was doing throughout the day as you miss so much! Being able to see what your bride/groom was doing prior to the ceremony is also lovely. We are so grateful that we picked you Jon! Thank you so much, Mr & Mrs Greene!
Location & Contact Details


Derby, Derbyshire

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Accreditations / Associations (1)

The Guild of Photographers

What is your most memorable wedding?

Go with the flow - be flexible and don't worry too much. A good photographer will find indoor or outdoor locations that work for you, in the unlikely event that it actually rains ALL day!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Do what YOU want to do, not what you feel you SHOULD do.

What about your business are you most proud of?

One that springs to mind was from a fantastic wedding at The West Mill where the bride and groom had written a personal note on the inside of each of the guests' table place names.

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

It's going to sound cliche, but I genuinely remember EVERY single one of my weddings, because I always take the time to get to know my clients really well - we become friends on the run-up to the big day!

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

Romantic, elengant, timeless, natural, dramatic

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Whenever I see one of my photographs printed at a client's house, or even shared on social media, I always feel proud :-)

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