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Umar Ali recommends John paul ODonnell Photography – 5 star
I have to apologise for not leaving a review sooner but I literally cannot recommend John Paul enough. He was recently a photographer, along with his videographer, at an absolutely amazing wedding this summer. I have not ever come across someone who can be both comfortable and completely professional at all times. On such an important day, John Paul was a centre of clarity and control during a hectic yet beautiful day. He managed to take a huge number of absolutely gorgeous photographs whilst managing to connect easily with the guests. I have seen the photos and am just waiting for the final products to be delivered, but I know that JP has done a phenomenal job. I could go on but ultimately I have to say that I will recommend this amazingly skilled artist to anyone who is looking to hire a professional yet friendly artist. Thank you so much for your amazing service.
Cata Catalin recommends John paul ODonnell Photography – 5 star
High class services.The best photographer ever which I have met at Fanhams Hall Hotel. I highly recommend his services.
Rebecca Aliberti-Burling recommends John paul ODonnell Photography – 5 star
Having JP as our photographer was such an easy decision, as soon as we met him we just clicked with him. He was really able to make us ‘Work it’ on the day. We’ve only seen a couple of official pictures so far but we already know they will be amazing.
Sarah Ballantyne recommends John paul ODonnell Photography – 5 star
We haven’t even had our photos yet from JP, but I already know they are going to be amazing. JP you were fantastic on our wedding day it felt like we had an extra friend there and you made me feel comfortable even though I’m not really fond of the camera.
Fantastic guy to have as your photographer I couldn’t recommend enough
Thank you for helping us make the memories xx
Kimberley Corless recommends John paul ODonnell Photography – 5 star
When people ask how we chose our wedding photographer, the answer is simple, we clicked with JP straight away. We met JP at a wedding fayre (Three Lakes nr Ware) and as soon as we saw his work and he started chatting to us we knew instantly that we wanted him to photograph our special day. Neither of us were very comfortable infront of the camera but JP was full of ideas and enthusiasm and on the day he kept everybody laughing and made us feel really good about ourselves. If you book JP you are in safe hands and we just want to say a huge thank you for our beautiful photographs. We are really looking forward to picking up our album x
Marie Humphreys recommends John paul ODonnell Photography – 5 star
Having JP as our wedding photographer was one of the best decisions we made. Brilliant photographer, stunning photos and a top bloke! 5* service, highly recommend.
Sarah Ayerst recommends John paul ODonnell Photography – 5 star
Eddie Cheek reviewed John paul ODonnell Photography – 5 star
Laura Piazza reviewed John paul ODonnell Photography – 5 star
JP was brilliant on our wedding day. He made everyone feel at ease, it was like having a friend take our photos. Would definitely recommend, I love looking at all the photos of our big day.
Karen Hooper reviewed John paul ODonnell Photography –5 star
We had JP as our wedding photographer 15 years ago this year at Fanhams Hall. He was fantastic and we have a great selection of photos. Would certainly recommend (even though our wedding was years ago lol)
Clive Beal reviewed John paul ODonnell Photography – 5 star
A massive thankyou from my wife and I for our amazing photos. The word legend is thrown around to easily these days but the attention to detail and work ethic by john paul and spotlight weddings makes us feel blessed to have them capture our special day. Individually and together they were superb from start to finish. Absolute legends and we can’t wait to see the final results.
Daniel Jewitt reviewed John paul ODonnell Photography– 5 star
Picked up our album today! Brilliant work by John Paul who took really lovely photos of our wedding day! We felt really comfortable and relaxed around him! We would highly recommend him!!
Ros Charles reviewed John paul ODonnell Photography – 5 star
After seeing the photos taken at my sister in laws wedding in 2006 we chose to have JP as our wedding photographer for our wedding 3 yrs ago today. Lovely man, who puts everyone at ease. JP is a real people person with a passion for his job. He took some wonderful photos and these look amazing in the storybook he developed for us. So following the birth our first baby this year, we couldn’t think of anyone better to take her first photos and our first photos as a family. JP stopped her tears and got her in some lovely poses. I can’t wait to see the photos and looking forward to having some more taken when she is a little older. We would 100% recommend JP as your photographer. You will not be disappointed.
Thank you JP xxx
We would recommend John Paul to everyone and every occasions. JP definitely has passion for his job and that’s very important and results of all is great!
Thank you so much once again John Paul you are super xxx
Edwina Gambino-Edwards reviewed John paul ODonnell Photography – 5 star
JP is a fantastic photographer! For someone like me, who doesn’t like photos being taken, JP makes you feel comfortable and constantly made me laugh! We absolutely love our wedding album! Would 100% recommend! Thank you JP!
Osman Ibrahim reviewed John paul ODonnell Photography – 5 star
Helen and I got married in July 2017 and JP was our photographer on the day at Greenwoods Hotel & Spa. We can’t thank JP enough for his hard work on the day alongside his extremely personable approach which made all our guests feel comfortable. The photos he took were stunning and equally stunning was the album we received having chosen our pictures we wanted a few weeks after the wedding. We wouldn’t hesitate in recommending JP to anyone and would strongly advise to stop looking elsewhere and go with JP you won’t be disappointed. Thank you again JP!
Tarak Mekni reviewed John paul ODonnell Photography – 5 star
Absolutely brilliant photographer. We had our children photographed amazing! highly recommended!!!
Charlie Nicolini reviewed John paul ODonnell Photography – 5 star
JP takes great photos and makes your big day more enjoyable. I would definitely recommend using him. 2 years already.
Danielle Leanne Jaggers reviewed John paul ODonnell Photography – 5 star
When we first met jp he was so welcoming we felt at ease straight away! He is such a down to earth person everyone felt comfortable around him, he made us all laugh during the day honestly I would recommend him to anyone the photos where lovely and very emotional! All my family and friends at our wedding were commenting on how lovely he was, thank you so much for capturing such beautiful memories for us! xx
Melanie Bray reviewed John paul ODonnell Photography – 5 star
Fantastic photographer that gets the best from your guests to ensure you have the perfect memories of your special day
Fiona Robinson reviewed John paul ODonnell Photography – 5 star
Fabulous photographer. Truly gifted.
AmyWarner reviewed John paul ODonnel Photography – 5 star
Yvonne Lewis reviewed John paul ODonnell Photography – 5 star
Lisa Righelato-jaggers reviewed John paul ODonnell Photography – 5 star
Dawn Howell reviewed John paul ODonnell Photography – 5 star
Amazing photographer, made the whole bridal party feel at ease and took some amazing photos of the bride and groom.
John Oskis reviewed John paul ODonnell Photograph – 5 star
JP gave me some great advice on how to photograph our vehicles. The vehicles photographed on the day were to an excellent standard and really stand out on our website. We will certainly be recommending JP to all our colleagues, family and friends.
Dean Coventry reviewed John paul ODonnell Photography – 5 star
Done our wedding in July just see our final pictures for our album they are amazing would only ever recommend jp now *****
Carolina Luby – 5 star
Hiring JP is a no brainer! Would recommend him to all my friends and family. Literally in love with our wedding photos!
Al Aragon – 5 star
Fantastic!!! Caught every moment, undesirable! Great job John P
Hannah Bellenger – 5 star
From start to end our experience with JP was amazing!! He is the nicest guy you will ever meet, he makes you feel comfortable and is always making you laugh! He gave us some fab advise for our wedding day and we are absolutely in love with our wedding album the end finish is of such a high standard.
Sam Norman – 5 star
Kieran Alston– 5 star
Emma Sammarco – 5 star
Really gets involved great banter, most of all not to shabby with the old speaking Italian!! Really impressive can’t wait to see the photos.
Made everyone feel really relaxed!
Joanna Bukin – 5 star
We had John Paul photograph our wedding over 10 years ago. He was professional, and managed to achieve the best wedding photos. Great memories made into great photos. I have and would recommend John Paul to anyone who wants a fun, friendly and yet highly professional photographer for one of the most important days in their life.
Barry Hamilton– 5 star
Very Professional alway keeps in touch! Great bloke
Clare Feldman– 5 star
John Paul is the best photographer I’ve ever met. He makes you feel so relaxed and comfortable when he takes your picture. His energy and creative skills are un matchable – he’s the best photographer I’ve ever seen. 100% quality and value.
Dan Paternoster – 5 star
As soon as we met J-P it was an easy choice to go with him, his work was excellent and made us feel comfortable from the first meeting.
Me, my wife and anyone involved in our wedding thoroughly enjoyed working with him and he made it fun and gave us all the direction we needed for the best shots.
J.P is a top bloke and I would recommend anybody to use him for any event, some of the photos produced were cool, unique and above and beyond the expectations of what we imagined could have been done with our shots. Thanks for a great day and some excellent work John Paul!
Amy Webster – 5 star
Jodie Tuck – 5 star
What a star, even when you have temperamental children, masses of bridesmaids, reluctant brothers and large crowd to deal with Jp still gets those shots! Made us all feel at ease, had me in fits of giggles! We now have photos that will create everlasting memories that we can share with our friends and family. Well recommended! And Pleasure to do business with.
Sophie Webb – 5 star
Amy Webster – 5 star
Tracey Paget – 5 star
JP I just wanted to say a huge thank you for making us all feel so at ease at Kirsty & Dan’s wedding on Saturday. Your unique banter kept everything light hearted throughout the entire day and was very much appreciated, I feel confident that you managed to capture some great shots and we all can’t wait to see the photo’s. Thanks again!!
Richard Heywood – 5 star
A brilliant Photographet who “captures the moment” and, as a Toastmaster, JP is a dream to work with.
Cannt be commended highly enough.
Louise Watts – 5 star
On the day JP did an amazing job and lots of our guests commented on what a lovely guy he is!
JP….we literally have no words! The blog you have written is just so lovely and you have everything down to a ‘T’! Then the photos, we started scrolling down and each photo we came to we both let out a gasp! They are just beyond anything we could ever have hoped for! Truly truly stunning, they took our breath away! It was a complete blessing that we were able to have you with us on our wedding day taking our photos! A million thank you’s are not enough!
Lots of love Mr and Mrs Watts x
John Kennedy 5 star
Having worked with JP a number of times I can safely say you won’t be disappointed. His enthusiasm and attention to detail is first class whilst keeping the mood lighthearted and ensuring everyone is relaxed (pictures look so much better when everyone is relaxed). Look no further…..
Keeley Hoskins 5 star
We had been to quite a few wedding fairs and seen a lot of photographers, thats were we first met JP. JPs personality shone through and instantly I knew I wanted him to be our photographer! He checked his diary and our date was free! so we made an appointment with him to run through his work and what he does. At our meeting JP made us feel at ease and wanted to get to know us which made it feel special and his work looked amazing! I came out of there happy and confident. On the run up to the wedding we had contact with JP to run through the day with timings etc. On the actual wedding day JP arrived and went about doing what he does best, taking photos! Making all the girls getting ready feel great and comfortable. Throughout the whole day he just made it feel so personal, and professional! He got involved with all of our guests, not just the wedding party, they all commented on how nice/good he was. JP we cannot thank you enough for making our day and memories so special. If you are thinking about booking JP you will not regret it!
Daniel Moore – 5 star
Daniel Griffiths Borrow – 5 star
By chance I worked with this talented photographer at two weddings in succession, The Royal Chase and Hanbury Manor. John Paul is a true professional with bags of personality! Highly recommend.
Heather Marshall 5 star
Fantastic photographer. Great fun to work with and made us feel really comfortable. He Encouraged our personalities into all the shots and yet produced such elegant pictures which we and family members alike love as a keep sake. Would definitely recommend !!!
Rachel Wiles 5 star
7 years on I looked through our wedding album again today. What a wonderful photographer we had. Could not fault a thing and you have left us with wonderful lasting memories for the years since and for years to come. Thank you
Joshua Haley 5 star
Hi John Paul,
It’s been 7 years now sins you were at our wedding and what a great day it was. Myself & Lucy just wanted to say we have been to a number of weddings in those 7 years and have realised what a great job you done not just on the day at our wedding but also the after care. I think what stood out for us was how you dealt with certain situations on the day. You never lost your cool and made everyone feel relaxed.
Shame I can’t say the same for some of the other photographers we have come across at other weddings. Most photographers are very annoying and get quite stressed!!
I would highly recommend you to all my family and friends. Even after 7 years we are so grateful for the job you done and are still doing for us even now.
Thanks again John Paul.
Josh, Lucy & Family
As soon as we met JP we had decided that we wanted him to photograph
On the day JP made our guests feel at ease and everyone has compliment
A very talented man with a really great personalit
It was so lovely to have JP at our wedding, he was a big part of making our day so perfect. We cannot thank him enough.
He has already shown us some of the photos too and they are amazing!!!
Thank you JP for being a part of our special day and for all your hard (and amazing) work!
A very talented, lovely, patient, polite guy with an awesome sense of humour….
Samantha Hiscott – 5 star
My sister first used JP at her wedding where he captured such beautiful photos through out the day. He captured so many beautiful memories that will last forever. We had a last minute brain wave (literally last week) to get a photo of us all done for my mum for her 60th and JP managed to squeeze us in last minute and take some stunning photos that made the perfect gift for our mum.
JP is a genuinely lovely guy who will always go that extra mile to ensure you are happy with your photos – Completely professional, always makes you feel totally relaxed and will ALWAYS deliver the most perfect photos. Thank you again JP for your amazing photography and service xxx
Lois Knight – 5 star
Amazing photographer!! Couldn’t of had anyone better for our wedding! Not just a great photographer but also an amazing man! Thank you so much John Paul for capturing every perfect moment at our wedding! Would highly recommend you to anyone!! More than 5 star! Thank you so much xxx
Zoe Louise Plume – 5 star
Was the photographer for one of my oldest friends wedding and we travelled all the way from Manchester to be there and he is one of the nicest, most accommodating and friendly people we have met! Not to mention his amazing work!xxx
Jade Richmond – 5 star
JP is not only a brilliant photographer but also a really nice guy!
he fitted right in with our group. had such a giggle… Loved all the photos!
Maria Messina Bridgeman – 5 star
JP was the photographer for our wedding 6 years ago. The best wedding photographer I have seen, great personality, excellent job!
Boe Wright – 5 star
Tracy Howell – 5 star
Omg John Paul ODonnell u have done it again steff and chas’s wedding photos are amazing. How u capture them special moments in a photo so time stands still . Very talented man with a great personality xxxx
Denise Buck – 5 star
John Paul was the photographer for my daughter and her husbands wedding, Keryl and Daniel Hunt, on 6th June 2015. Lovely man, lovely photos. Everything about John Paul is excellent he makes you feel totally at ease whilst taking your photos. He has a wonderful knack when working with children as well as adults. He has an eye for wonderful natural looking photos. When you see the photos he has taken you are totally surprised at the lovely images he manages to capture especially of the children. He fills the day with humour whilst being 100% professional. I would recommend John Paul every time. Thank you John Paul for the wonderful memories of our daughters wedding that you captured for us. Kind regards Denise Buck
Carly Wright – 5 star
Dan Sparks – 5 star JP is a must for any event he recently done our wedding and the guests loved him we loved him and the photos are priceless we could not recommend him enough the effort he puts into the work he creates is second to none this guy is a true professional and a has become a good friend. Thanks for everything JP we really appreciate it.
Deanne Whiting – 5 star I ridiculously have a fear of having photos taken as you can imagine on a wedding day, photos are a big part of that and I’m sure I was a nightmare! We searched for a photographer who I clicked with, so on the day I felt as comfortable as possible. As soon as we met JP I knew straight away he was going to be perfect and we weren’t disappointed. On the day he was careful and discreet and captured all the amazing moments of our incredible day and we didn’t even know he was there!! Our family and friends adored him and had some great banter. We now have grea memories we can keep forever of our special day. Thank you JP, you were wonderful!
Tony Smart – 5 star Yet to see our pics as we only got married a few days ago but JP was great, he put everyone at ease and went along with the banter and made everyone laugh. A true professional.
Sarah Kempthorne – 5 star Great photographer, nice guy and will enhance your day by taking the photos YOU want!. 100% recommend.
Frankie De Graag – 5 star Great photographer! Amazing pictures of my beautiful friend! Cannot wait for u to do mine next year xxxx
Lucy Gross – 5 star We had jp for our wedding day and he was amazing makes you feel totally comfortable but is fun with it! Loved our photos was so hard to choose from!our album is still something I look through and am still in love with it!
My mum got married few years after me and of course had jp as she thought he was top notch!
Defo recommend this photographer you won’t be disappointed!
Anne Riches – 5 star Great Photographer fab photos great man! Xx
Barbara Bond – 5 starJohn Paul did a fantastic job of my son’s wedding photography, every photo was just perfect. Plus, he’s such a lovely guy and will instantly put everyone at ease. Can’t recommend him highly enough xx
Luke O’Donnell – 5 star I go in to my dads studio all the time and see the beutiful photographs that he takes, I know he’s my dad, but he really is the best of the best
Maxine Starling – 5 star A FIRST CLASS PHOTOGRAPHER – DEDICATED – SINCERE – A CREDIT TO THE INDUSTRY
WOULD HAVE NO HESITATION IN RECOMMENDING FOR WEDDINGS – CORPORATE – MODELS – AND THAT SPECIAL DATE
ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO WORK WITH.
DAISY VENUE DRESSER
Claire Thompson-Charles – 5 star Brilliant photographer, great guy, joins in with the crowd. John-Paul, has done two of my kids weddings and I hope he does more x
Kate Carter – 5 star Amazing photographer would recommend to anyone!
Kylie Savage – 5 star Amazing photographer!!! Made my sisters wedding day that extra bit special! Made us all laugh and made us all feel at ease would highly recommend!!!
Sarah Fenton – 5 star John Paul is a brilliant photographer and has a great personality to go with it! I work with him a lot and would have no doubt recommending him to anyone especially for weddings!
Thank you also for being so willing and enthusiastic to photograph our charity football match at Fanhams Hall you really captured the day so well and everyone now has their team photos on display!
Stephanie Curtis – 5 star The best photographer I have ever met. We have used John Paul a number of times and would highly recommend. Not just our photographer but now a friend!!! Amazing photos, so friendly and quick to answer any questions. X
Ross Price – 5 star Great photographer who got everyone involved and made the day even more special!!
Claire Sweetingham– 5 star
We would both like to thank you for not only being a top photographer but a top man too.
When choosing suppliers and people to ensure everything is perfect for our wedding day we admit it was a little hard, I guess because we are literally putting the responsibility of someone taking our shots for our big day that we will never regain again.
When reading magazines beforehand as you do, we both decided that photos and a good video we would invest in the most to hold the most value ,which is our memories.
When we met you at your studio it was like a breath of fresh air, all that anxiety just disappeared it felt like we had known you for 10 years and you seemed to just fit in like a jigsaw puzzle and understood what we wanted.
We knew right from the start we had the right person for the job ( apart from you being a spurs fan of course) we wanted someone we could trust, cares about what we wanted and without being overly priced.
Personally I hate having my picture taken but you reassured me it will be ok! and it was.
On the day you were so calming and even though I knew you were there taking photos and chatting to family and friends,but also in a nice way I didn’t notice you were there, but somehow somewhere you managed to be hidden and appear from a tree,log or building to capture the natural shots and not miss a trick however you did make us laugh.
You also picked up and sensed the type of guests, crowd and atmosphere and mingled in.
Right from the start I said to you ” please do not feel uncomfortable I want you join in with us and feel you are part of the family” to which you did and we knew this because of how many family and friends commented and said what a fantastic photographer you are and how funny you were too.
Your moments and captures were spot on and even took shots that we wouldn’t have even thought of.
You accommodated every little detail from tears, emotion, laughter,the old and young generation,silly moments and even the natural drunken ones too!! , it literally was a story book!Everyone says “Your wedding day will go too fast so make sure you take a step back and try and take it all in” and now I know why people have said that to us because it’s true, but having said that once we see the photos you did capture every little detail and with this we re – lived the whole day again so thank you!
We just like to thank you personally for an amazing job your work is impeccable, your personality , friendly but overall professional character we will never forget! Thank you JP – Claire and Craig X