Wedding Photographer in Hertfordshire

Hello! Welcome to the home of John Paul O’Donnell, I’m a classically trained professional  photographer in Hertfordshire with a career that spans 24 years. My passion and excitement for my job has taken me all over Europe, specialising in Construction, Fashion and Wedding photography Hertfordshire being our location. To date I have over 60 completed construction sites, 450 fashion assignments and 1000 weddings under my belt. The wedding Photography packages that we produce are without doubt the best around for quality and value. Just take a look at my wedding photography hertfordshire page and see for yourself.  

Sally MartoranaSally Martorana
15:38 24 Dec 23
John took photos of my children with Santa. Photos were amazing - thank you so much!
John Paul photographed my son at his school when they had Santa's Grotto. Such lovely photos! And they were available swiftly, great website which allowed us to easily download the photos. Thank you.
Patrizia FerraraPatrizia Ferrara
11:16 15 Dec 23
Lovely photo, thank you 🙏
serena ciraoloserena ciraolo
11:15 15 Dec 23
Francesca GuecciaFrancesca Gueccia
10:56 15 Dec 23
Wonderful job…very professional!
Rosa AdamoRosa Adamo
10:24 15 Dec 23
JP kindly donated his time to take our Santas grotto photos at our school. Not only is JP always professional, and on point with everything. He is lovely, kind and fantastic with the kids. We all had a great morning. Photos were fabulous and really quick service. He provided our link so all the children got to see their fantastic photo with Santa within days. Thank you again so much for your help and kindness. 100% recommend John Paul. Did my wedding photos 15yrs ago and we will always use JP. Have over the years asked for a few different tasks and he has always provided what I’ve asked for. He is Always happy to help and makes you feel so comfortable even if your camera shy.Great photographer, great man. You will not be disappointed with his amazing work.
Shabree StraughnShabree Straughn
09:39 27 Oct 23
From the very first conversation with JP, we both knew we wanted him to do our wedding photos.JP has such a great calming demeanour and really put us at ease on the day. He really understood what we wanted and was also able to give us some really good ideas. Other than for the posed photos, we didn’t even know he was there! The guests all commented on how professional he was too, such a great guy!JP was not only immensely talented but also incredibly punctual. He respected our timeline, ensuring that we got all the shots we wanted without feeling rushed. His experience was evident as he smoothly guided us through various poses and settings, making the entire process effortless and enjoyable.The photo album is just gorgeous, JP really has an eye for positioning, it was well worth the wait!JP, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you again for everything, you have captured our most treasured day beautifully. S&D xx
Mikey ClarkMikey Clark
22:43 09 Oct 23
Absolutely phenomenal! Our wedding photos turned out stunning, thanks to the talented JP. His expertise, creativity, and attention to detail truly shone through. We couldn't be happier with the results. 5 stars all the way!
Charis AndrewsCharis Andrews
11:49 29 Sep 23
John Paul photographed my good friends wedding this weekend and honestly wow! The photos I’ve seen are amazing but how he was on the day was what made it, he joined in with the banter and had to put up with us rowdy bunch! He truly fit in and felt like part of the wedding party whilst still being so professional. Would highly recommend!
Laura BurtonLaura Burton
20:45 19 Aug 23
JP is absolutely fantastic!Choosing him as our wedding photographer was hands down the best decision we could have made.He made us feel incredibly comfortable on our special day, which meant so much to us!Since he had already captured beautiful moments at weddings for our family and friends, picking JP for our own wedding was a no-brainer. His skill and friendly nature made everything effortless and enjoyable.We would highly recommend JP to anyone!!Thanks again JP 🤍

Popular Venues

Some of the wedding venues I attend regularly

Real weddings – just click on the image.

Fanhams Hall

Emma and Jonathans wedding at Fanhams Hall Ware

Quendon Hall

Forty Hall

Kelly and Dean Wedding Forty Hall Enfield 29

Hanbury Manor

Matt and Rosies Spring Wedding At Hanbury Manor

Brickendon GGC

South Farm

Donna and Jacks Wedding At South Farm Herts

Essendon CC

Down Hall

Rhiannon and Ryans Wedding Photographs at Down Hall

The bride at my very first wedding was a Christian Dior model with high expectations, and it was this assignment in particular that taught me the importance of creating timeless images where attention to detail is paramount. At a later assignment for a film production company, I was tasked with photographing pro skiers on the colours of the French Alps. This involved me having to drop from a helicopter where I had just one chance to get it right. The Best Part. And that’s what drives me forward: One spectacular event, and just one opportunity to be the best I can possibly be in order to deliver exceptional, creative and unique photographs.

Clicking the shutter is just a small part of what I do. Meeting people, having fun, and building a rapport is an essential part of my work. In fact, many wedding guests assume I’m a family friend when they see the way I interact with my clients. I love this part of my job – I love talking to and hearing about them, and I love watching their stories unfold on what will be one of the most important days of their lives. As a hertfordshire wedding photographer I am a frequent visitor to and can show you some of the best wedding venues in Hertfordshire. When the day is over, there’s still so much more work to be done. With up to 800 beautiful moments captured, the editing process begins. Each chosen image is perfected before printing commences, and as I started my career as a printer, my standards are extremely high. I love it when couples come here to choose and select their wedding photography packages.

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It’s my mission to personalise every wedding and event that I’m assigned to, and to deliver breathtaking images that will be treasured forever. I don’t do mediocre; my aim is to give you not only an exceptional service, but a stunning storybook of incredible, once-in-a-lifetime memories. I don’t want you to merely smile when you see my work; I want you to be in awe. It’s what you deserve, and it’s what I’ve spent half of my life striving to deliver.

My wedding photography packages and events I photograph are always unique and my photographs always reflect that. It has never been my intention to tell a single story – I want to tell your story. If you give me the opportunity to provide you with an incredible, bespoke service, where I capture all the joy and emotion of your special day, I know you won’t be disappointed. Being the leading hertfordshire wedding photographer has always been my ambition and my dream.

My style is very much fun, natural, and candid, with my classical roots evident. But if there’s something in particular you have your heart set on, that’s fine too. So, whether you’re looking for contemporary or classical images in either colour or black and white, please get in touch for a no obligation chat, or to arrange a consultation. All the wedding photography packages are on our website. Also on the website is a page called wedding photography hertfordshire with lots of current wedding photographs on it. I very much look forward to hearing from you.


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5 thoughts on “Wedding Photographer in Hertfordshire

  1. By far the best photographer around . We booked JP 2 years in advance, and even changed our wedding date so we could have him. He made the photo posing fun and energetic. Everyone love it. The pictures were fantastic, capturing the fun and laughter when people least expected it. JP now remains a friend of our family. Top guy.. Thanks JP xxx

    1. Kelly, thats a very nice and beautiful message. You are a great friend now and you were an absolutely radiant bride. Your family are amazing and i am so pleased that you booked me to do your wedding and now remain a great friend x

  2. Good morning JP

    Our wedding album has arrived and as we expected it is absolutely perfect ! Myself and Avril still talk about how good you were on the day and we are so glad we met you and chose you to picture our special day. We would like to wish you all the luck in the world in your career and I will recommend you to anyone we know needing a top draw photographer in the future ! Hopefully we can catch soon, take care and good luck Emmet & Avril x

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