Hailing from somewhere between Bristol and Birmingham, we create beautiful memories for big wedding days. A perfect mix of artistic, reportage and documentary styles, we honed our style over many years. Shooting to look like film, we style our shots to make them light and airy, with selective focus on the most important parts of the shot. Our images are all about the good times had throughout the day, with stuffy and posed shots kept to a bare minimum.
Super friendly to work with, our photographer Jon has spent many years working at a printing lab, producing literally millions of photographs for other pro photographers, before going it alone and setting up Special Day Studios. With a Masters in Photography, quality and skill is assured throughout. Nothing is too much for the big day, from gathering guests for group shots to even helping out guests with any camera issues they might have on their day. Imagine someone with years in the service industry combined with the skill of a trained and tested photographer.
We also introduced wedding videography in 2015, a perfect addition to any wedding, to ensure the perfect amount of media coverage. Have a talk with us about the savings on booking both services direct through us.
We'd love to meet up or call you one day about a wedding, and hope to hear from you soon with your crazy big ideas for the day!
Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 30 and 50
No. of People In Team
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Amy & Lesley
Married in September 2019
Special day studios, well you certainly made it po
Jon and Scott we cannot thank you enough and also Adam. From our very first meeting you made us feel comfortable and relaxed from what you said you would be able to do fo...
Jack & Amy
Married in October 2018
Jon and SDP couldn't have been more helpful or pro
From arranging the first meeting through to getting the photos, Jon and SDP couldn't have been more helpful or professional. We arranged to meet up one evening for a quic...
Laura & Rob
Married in September 2018
Thank you so much for our amazing photos.
Thank you so much for our amazing photos. Jon & Scott were amazing on our big day too, so friendly and helpful, especially Jon having to step in last minute! I can’t wait...
Jess & Ben
Married in August 2018
Jon was a BRILLIANT photographer.
Jon was a BRILLIANT photographer. We had lots of comments from our guest on how friendly and lovely he was. I hate having my photo taken and he made it all so fun. He wou...
Daniel & David
Married in June 2018
We really can't recommend enough.
We've just got our photo's back and they are amazing, Jon captured some beautiful moments from our wedding and we will treasure them. We really can't recommend enough.
Married in June 2018
All the photos were perfect and captured what was
A year ago we got married and we have been reliving our wedding day through the amazing photos that Jon took of us on our special day! He was amazing from start to finish...
My favourite wedding to date must be when I shot my University friends Liv's wedding. It was in my first 10 or so weddings and was shooting Liv marrying her high school girlfriend Emma. In a field in the middle of nowhere, it was great to be reunited with my friends from years back!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Dramatic, emotional and timeless
What about your business are you most proud of?
I love being able to see all the reviews and testimonials come in, it really helps to show I'm doing something right for others!
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Bring flat shoes, heels will hurt after an entire day.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
My brothers wedding, he had a cube shaped black and white checkered cake with a hundred identical cupcake versions.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
After an email chat, if they live locally I usually meet up at a pub/coffee shot to have a chat and answer any questions. After that I send out a contract for signing and deposit, then wait until a month before the wedding before contacting again to ensure all details are still correct.
What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?
One with your kids if you have them. If not, one with the rings.
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Umbrellas, wellies and a good dry cleaning company
Describe how you got into photography.
My dad was a landscape photographer who was published round the world. I still use his camera today.