Regional Finalist The Wedding Industry Awards

Wedding Photographer Regional Finalist The Wedding Industry Awards

Wedding Photographer Regional Finalist The Wedding Industry Awards

I am honoured and proud to be a Wedding Photographer Regional Finalist At The Wedding Industry Awards Again. This is now 4 years in a row 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. These are very prestigious awards and to be a finalist is a huge achievement in itself.  The most important part for me personally is that all our bride and grooms take the time to vote for me. Without their votes I would never be nominated and make the final.  The Wedding Industry Awards vote is so important and I would like to thank each and every person who takes the time to Vote for John Paul Donnell Photography.  I am very lucky in my job I get to meet some amazing couples, see them marry each other, get to meet all their friends and family and get to enjoy the party too.  Having comments like these below – I know that I’ve already won.  There were 27,000 votes cast so it was very close at the last one.

Wedding Photographer Regional Finalist The Wedding Industry Awards 

My Latest Scores.

Out of the 7 Scores required a maximum of 10.








Exceptionally high marks for the hardest category. So here’s to next years awards and thank you so much for your votes, reviews and constant recommendations.  John Paul

General Comments

Wedding Photographer Regional Finalist The Wedding Industry Awards

“The man’s a Genius with a camera!” Mr Dwain Stephens

“His personality on the day of the wedding fayre was what won me over. He was very warm and had a cheeky chappy way about him which made me feel very comfortable”
Mrs Alison Peruga (Cruse)

“We liked him as a person and loved his photos.” Mrs Amy Schmiedecke

“He was recommended by a friend and as soon as we met him we knew he was the guy that we wanted” Mrs Kirsty Cowell (Paget)

“We went to a wedding fayre at Fanhams Hall, got talking to John paul odonnell, we got on really well, loved his portfolio and ideas. So we booked him there and then xx” Mrs Jessica Samuel ( Greenhalgh)

“He done such a fantastic job at a friend’s wedding” Mrs Michelle King

“Photos were fantastic” Mrs Sophie Webb (kew)

“Instant click at a wedding fayre at mine and my husbands wedding venue” Mrs Lois Knight (Savage)

“because everyone I had spoken to were praising JP’s work (it’s amazing)” Mrs Donna Speroni

“Through reccomendation, then once we met him we knew he was the one!” Anonymous

“We had a loads of recommendations from people, not necessarily the bride and groom but people who have attended weddings where JP was the photographer. Loads of people had commended have fantastic he was.” Mrs Christina Tungatt

“As soon as we met him we knew straight away he was the one. Such a likeable man and very easy to get on with.” Mr Dwain Stephens

“JP was a brilliant photographer. He made us all feel at ease on the day and relax. He is fantastic, funny and an absolute amazing guy. The photos that we have seen so far look stunning and we cannot wait to see the final pictures.” Mrs Kirsty Cowell (Paget)

“Could not fault JP, fantastic communication pre and post wedding. Everything we wished for, for our wedding pictures On the day of our wedding JP was brilliant got everyone where they needed to be, very personal remembered loads of people’s names. Made everyone feel very relaxed in front of the camera. Which is just what we wanted for your wedding. Gives great advice and his option in the right way Highly recommend JP for people’s wedding” Mrs Christina Tungatt

“Fantastic photographer who produces some absolutely gorgeous photos” Mrs Sophie Webb (kew)

“Myself and my new husband, Giuseppe, are not the most natural when it comes to having our photos taken but JP made both of us feel at ease and relaxed. All of our friends and family said how great he was on the day, he was a big hit with everyone! We also loved how he wrote a blog about our big day, it was lovely to read it from another persons perspective. We would highly recommend him.” Mrs Laura Piazza (Butler)

“JP was amazing! He had all the patter on the day, kept me calm and organised the guests brilliantly. He ensured we got All the photos we wanted and I never saw him Without a smile on his face. He was patient and very professional! Couldn’t of asked for anything more.. Thank you!”
Mrs Alison Peruga (Cruse)

“John Paul was excellent from the start to finish. We do not particular like the camera being focused on us all day, but John Paul made us feel relaxed. His photography skills were excellent and it felt like it was a friend taking the pictures at our wedding which was perfect. John Paul has a great personality which is required, photos came back brilliant and very quickly. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing a photographer in the future” Mr Chris May

“John Paul is friendly and professional, he made everyone feel at ease and he is genuinely such a nice man.” Mrs Michelle King

“We had a fantastic wedding and our photographer John Paul fitted well into the day. He went above and beyond to ensure that we have pictures of the whole journey, visiting the groom and his men first, then to the ladies getting ready and capturing the rest of the day’s memories. We have some fantastic shots that we look at regularly and we appreciate the hard work he put into making something to lay a life time.” Anonymous

“JP was an amazing photographer for my husband and I. JP made me feel so comfortable and I couldn’t stop laughing! There were also 4 children in our wedding party under the age of 2 and yet the quality and amount of beautiful natural pictures he was able to get amazed me. Our wedding album was stunning and the amount of time it must have taken shows how much he cares about his customers. I am so grateful for having JP at my wedding.” Mrs Amy Schmiedecke

“Amazing,professional, understanding,patient and fun! are the best words to describe John Paul, he helped to make our wedding day the best day of our lives by conducting himself in such a way that made everyone feel comfortable and at ease. John Paul came up with some fantastic ideas for photos that will give us the most amazing memories.” Mrs Jordane Bayes (Arthur)

“From our initial meeting with John Paul we felt he was the right photographer for us and our wedding. He went through the whole process with us allowing us to see his vision for our day. We had a pre shoot with him at our venue which helped me enormously as I’m shy when it comes to having my picture taken. JP made me feel at ease and enjoy the experience. On our wedding day he was brilliant with all our guests, who all thought he was fabulous. Our pictures look amazing. Massive thank you to JP” Mrs Lily Dowling ( Chinnick )

“JP captured every moment and more with our wedding and he took us to all the best areas of our venue to have our photos taken. A lot of our guests commented on what a great job they thought JP did, and many thought that he was a family friend due to his relaxed, friendly and approachable manner. We have so many amazing photographs from our day and are truly grateful to JP for his hard work and skills in producing the images. Ozzie and I honestly couldn’t have chosen a better photographer.”Mrs Elisabeth Hassan (Oliveri)

“JP helped to make our wedding day perfect! A great guy, very professional! He took some beautiful pictures and made us feel so relaxed in front of the camera! We have had so many compliments about our wedding day….and most of those have been about JP. I adore the album he put together for us! We met him before we booked our venue and booked him as soon as we had a wedding date! JP went above and beyond for us… even emailed me with some venues to look at! AMAZING PHOTOGRAPHER ….LOVELY GUY!!” Mrs Natalie Cook (Cato)

“Amazing from Start to finish, such a lovely man and made us all feel at ease and comfortable on the morning of our wedding! He has a great sense of humour, got to know everyone’s names and their personality. I would highly recommend John Paul to family and friends. Everyone at our wedding commented on how great he was and the finished pictures are an excellent standard. 100 excellent xx”
Mrs Jessica Samuel (Greenhalgh)

“I first knew of John Paul from a friend’s wedding and loved the look of the pictures unbeknown to me who he really was, my sister in law had him for her wedding and recommended him and that’s where it all started, and he has now done many of my friends weddings that I have attended. I wanted a certain traditional look to my pictures and that’s what John Paul delivered.”Anonymous

“JP was punctual, polite, well presented and a calming influence on the day. He carried out any requests we had and controlled a very large wedding party extremely well. He went about his business without causing any issues and we are still getting comments on how much they liked his way of working.” Mr Giuseppe Piazza

“john Paul helped me get over my panic attack in the morning” Mrs Charlisse Dent (Wilson)

“JP made the bridal party feel relaxed and comfortable, you wouldn’t even know he was there. He just got on with doing what he does best’ taking photos! He got all of our guests involved. He made it feel personal, but very professional at the same time. Everybody commented on how nice and good he was. To me that is very important on the day! Everyone happy!” Mrs Keeley Hoskins (warrender)

“I can only say that as well as an amazing photographer JP is an amazing guy and I have honestly got a friend for life now! He was like my wedding planner who helped me with any questions or worrying things I was unsure on. He is amazing and I have spread the word and got newly weds on board with him also! Can’t thank him enough for what he has done. Worth every single penny!!” Mrs Lois Knight (Savage)

“I hate my photo being taken, JP was very talkative and funny which made me relax. He went round chatting to all my relatives before taking any photos. He suggested because I hate photos of myself he would take natural ones without me knowing they look amazing!!! I feel so much better about having photos taken of myself now and I owe that to JP.” Mrs Donna Speroni

“We had great service from the moment we contacted john paul, he did a home visit as we were unable to get to his studio. The photos from the day are brilliant. On the day 3 of my friends commented that there photographer did not give them the attention we got. Overall i felt our experience was superb.” Miss Carrie-Ann Humphries

Why They Booked (in random order)

“JP made us feel confident and comfortable about our day. I knew I had nothing to worry about.. We knew instantly we wanted him to be our photographer.” Mrs Keeley Hoskins (warrender)

“From our first introduction at a wedding fair to our wedding day JP was an absolute pleasure to deal with, professional and clearly very passionate about his photography.” Mrs Elisabeth Hassan (Oliveri)

“He has a fabulous personality and works in a professional manner. He is friendly and a fun guy. He knows what works for you and how to create the best shots for you. I will be recommending John Paul to all our friends and relatives.” Mrs Lily Dowling ( Chinnick )

“We met him at a wedding fair and fell in love with his work… and his great personality which is very important too!” Mrs Natalie Cook (Cato)

“Recommended from a family friend” Anonymous

“First impression he gave us was exactly what we wanted. Calm and confident in what he does” Mr Giuseppe Piazza

“Because a lot of my friends had recommended him and I saw him at a wedding date and he was the best one I had seen” Mrs Charlisse Dent (Wilson)

“We met JP two weeks after we got engaged at Theobald’s Park at a wedding fair. We booked the venue and JP that night. He was so enthusiastic about photography and showed us some of his previous work. He was a regular photographer at Theobalds so knew the venue so well, we would have been foolish to have chosen anyone else!” Mrs Laura Piazza (Butler)

“Instantly he was friendly an approachable, I could see he would be an asset on the day. His wedding albums looked beautiful were cost effective and fanatic value for money!….also what a great guy! )” Mrs Jordane Bayes (Arthur)

“He was recommended by a friend who had met him at a wedding fair and she said he was the best one there and he certainly was.” Miss Carrie-Ann Humphries

Thank you again everyone – really does mean so much. 🙂

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