Memories Made Photography

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COVID-19 Update
We are still taking bookings for September 2020 onwards (and well into 2021 & 2022) and working with all couples to ensure that their postponed days are looked after with no extra expense. Stay safe and keep smiling
Professional, Friendly & Affordable Wedding & Events Photographer
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£450
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
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Second Shooter Available
Wedding Albums
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Videography Available
Images on USB

Photography Style

Reportage / Documentary
Modern
Artistic
Dramatic
Traditional / Classic
Full Description
Wedding & Events Photographer. Based in Lancashire but covering most of the UK. Truly personal approach to one of the most important parts of your wedding. Sensible, transparent pricing. All bespoke pricing ensures you can get what YOU want from your wedding day photography, rather than just choosing from what a supplier offers... Get in touch to check availability and to have an informal chat. Thanks. Jon. **Warning** Jon chats to guests, has been known to tell corny jokes, and has a tendency to pinch sausage rolls from the buffet..... :)

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Jon Byles Hardman
Hi. A wedding can be a massively stressful operation ! My aim is to provide a friendly and fun service from booking until way past the wedding itself. I offer a truly personable service and will go the extra mile to look after you. (I recently made a 2 hour round trip to collect some confetti the night before a wedding, as the brides hadn't turned up ! ) Would every photographer do that ? Really hope to speak to you soon. Jon.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2015
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
(18)
Katherine starmer
Married in October 2018
November 2018
The best day we could have wished for
Absolutely amazing made are day so special from running down the prom looking for some one with baby wipes to borrowing kiss me quick hats and drawing heart's in the sand they made are wedding day the best it could have been this is so well deserved
Kimberley Clewlow
Married in September 2018
November 2018
A huge thankyou to a truly fabulous Photographer!!
Thankyou so much Jon you helped make our day extra special Im so glad we found you!! You made everyone feel so comfortable and relaxed, chatting to us and our guests throughout getting to know everyone and capturing some fabulous photos 😀 We Love Love Love the pics!! you have captured so many special memories for us to treasure forever, there are some truly beautiful ones I didn't even realise you had taken!! Id also like to thankyou for making our nephew feel so special he loved spending time with you finding out what you were doing and how your camera worked you even let him take some photos with your camera you were so brilliant with him 😀 We honestly cant thank you enough Thanks again 😁
Alison /Town & Country Wedding Cars
Wedding: September 2018
November 2018
Fab photographer to work alongside
I recently met Jon for the first time, having both been booked for the same Wedding, Jon is a very professional, affable & friendly photographer, dedicated to providing a fantastic photographic service - chats easily with wedding party to achieve his fabulous photographic shots 👍
Donna Roger. Barnacle
Married in September 2018
November 2018
Wonderful day to remember
He was so nice made is relaxed and laugh will recommend him above and beyond for his work
Emeka and Vicky
Married in August 2018
November 2018
Our wedding Day our union
We was literally so so blessed to have found our photographer Jon he literally just was a gift from God I myself am not very good and talking and don't have social skills and have anxiety issues and it's like God knew all this and sent Jon to us for our wedding day pictures he did the most perfect and personal job he was not an employee that day he was a guest. He was very professional whilst at the same time putting me at ease I had every faith in him and I trust him all of my guest also loved him and with without him we would not have had a lovely day of memory because he helped in many many ways
David
Wedding: August 2018
November 2018
So easy to work with
I was booked to make a short video of the couples 1st dances. I found Jon very easy to work with. Unlike some photographers, he was very keen to chat with me beforehand, so we were both able to complete the job together, rather than trying to work individually. Jon is great with the guests, and seems to make everyone feel at ease very easily. I hope to work with Jon again in the future
Location & Contact Details

Address

Warton, Lancashire, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Preston

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station

Nearest Airport

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Press & Awards
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Press & Awards (4)

Belle Bridal Magazine
Blackpool Gazette
Lytham St Annes Express
Lancashire Life Magazine

Industry Awards (1)

Gold Badge of Excellence - Bridebook Wedding Awards 2019
FAQ
(10)

What is your most memorable wedding?

EVERY wedding is memorable for different reasons, and I've been privileged to work at some amazing venues. From a Scottish Castle wedding (with no roof - yes it rained! ) to racing across a golf course with a bride and groom in a golf buggy !

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Friendly. Professional. Artistic. Fun. Visionary

What about your business are you most proud of?

The personable touch. I've stayed in touch with virtually all the couples I've worked with. I love the fact that they get to know me, and trust in what I do.

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

On your wedding day - EVERY hour - disappear with your new husband/wife or 5 minutes, and have some alone time. It goes SO fast on the day - take time for you, and to enjoy the day

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

Probably the most unusual was the Nigerian wedding I photographed recently. I received a towel as a "favour" with the couples faces printed on it :) Plus their first dance involved them being showered with Nigerian dollars A real personal and unusual touch

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Get the proposal together Agree the package Meet up and have a chat about the day - AND take some informal "pre-wedding pictures" Stay in touch constantly before the wedding. Plan every detail so the wedding day goes by without issues, and without me having to keep asking what is happening next Quickly edit a handful of pictures within 48 hours so you can use them on social media, or for thank you cards. Fly edit the rest of the photos and put them onto your online gallery to share, download etc Receive your personalised USB drive with all your images on Discuss albums and prints if you'd like them STAY IN TOUCH :)

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

I think there are several, from the 1st look, to the 1st kiss, to the 1st dance - but it's sometimes the natural candid pictures that really tell the story

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

I've been asked to take pictures on a carousel before now - which is always good when you suffer from dizzy spells....

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Well, I carry around 10 clear umbrellas in the boot of my car to EVERY wedding. you never know what may happen ! If it does rain - don't let it worry you. Go with it - there are some exceptional pictures that can be taken in the rain (or just after)

Describe how you got into photography.

I've always loved photographing landscapes and sunsets from an early age, and used to pinch my dads camera (yes the old 35mm film one) I soon realised that this was the profession for me - but it took a while before I was able to take the plunge and do this full time (kids, family and a mortgage meant a lot planning !) However, it was the best move I ever made