Memories Made Photography
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Professional, Friendly & Affordable Wedding & Events Photographer
Pricing & Costs
Prices start at
Products and Services
Bridal Prep Shots
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Images on USB
Large Group Shots
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Second Shooter Available
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Reportage / Documentary
Traditional / Classic
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.
Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Wedding: August 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, ...
Married in September 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 thro...
Wedding: July 2018
Jon was the photographer at my Mum's wedding earlier this year, where I was a Bridesmaid. He was with us all day from preparations to the evening reception. He is natura...
Mr & Mrs Leach
Married in May 2018
Mr & Mrs Leach
John was a photographer for a wedding which didn't exactly go all to plan due to caterers not turning up. This made me and my wife to be at the time late for her own wedd...
Wedding: March 2018
I attended Kez & Chris’s wedding earlier this year, where John was the photographer. The rain on the day didn’t help matters, but John didn’t worry. He produced a number...
Wedding: March 2018
5 star wedding
I was a guest at Kerry & Chris’s wedding. It was obvious that Jon is a people person as well as a great photographer. He made everyone feel very much at ease, and it felt...
Press & Awards
Press & Awards (4)
Lancashire Life Magazine
Belle Bridal Magazine
Lytham St Annes Express
Industry Awards (1)
Gold Badge of Excellence - Bridebook Wedding Awards 2019
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