<h1 class="entry-title">About</h1>
My name is John Paul ODonnell and I’m a classically trained professional photographer with a career that spans 24 years. My passion and excitement for my job has taken me all over Europe, specialising in Fashion and Wedding photography. To date I have over 450 fashion assignments and 1000 weddings under my belt.

The first wedding I shot was a model who I photographed regularly at fashion shows she walked for  Christian Dior, 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 peaks of the French Alps. This involved me having to drop from a helicopter where I had just one chance to get it right. 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 photos.

Laura and Michael's Wedding at Broxbourne Golf Complex

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. But 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 the perfected and adjusted.

It’s my mission to personalise every wedding and event that I’m assigned to, and to deliver breathtaking images. 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.

Each and every wedding or event I photograph is unique, and my photographs 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.

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, please get in touch for a no obligation chat, or to arrange a consultation. I very much look forward to hearing from you.

John Paul.

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 🤍