With almost 10 years experience, Jonathan has been photographing & documenting both weddings and events throughout the UK and overseas. Beginning his career with stock & street photography he soon learned that it was the people who make the picture, further still it’s the people who make the wedding, the festival, the party; they make life.  Jonathan dedicates his work to capturing these simple moments.  Now with a cherished collection of manual focus Leica lenses, which when combined with the latest digital camera bodies, he produces results which both are unique and stunning.
When not taking photos, Jonathan works as a freelance product design engineer. Working mainly for Bristol Braille Technology, he is focusing on bringing the worlds 1st multi-line braille reader to the market in mid-2018.

“Jonathan Taphouse photographed our wedding at the beginning of February this year and I would highly recommend him to all. The day was beautifully captured. He has an artistic awareness of light and composition that many wedding photographers fail to possess, and is highly professional, reliable and discreet. We asked to have the usual formal shots, but my favourite pictures are the many intimate and informal moments that Jonathan captured without us knowing he was there. It was an absolute pleasure working with Jonathan, and I wouldn’t hesitate to use him again.”

– Rose & Joe –

“Thank you Jonathan, for the totally fabulous photographs you took at our wedding. I hate having my photo taken and am never happy with the result, but I have to say I love how I look in all your pictures and I didn’t notice you taking them even once! You managed to be everywhere all at once but never interrupted anything or got in anyone’s way. All the pictures are so natural and really capture the wonderful fun atmosphere of the day. Such great vibes from the church to the party. Great memories. We would highly recommend you to everyone. Thanks again!”

– Jane & Charles –

“Thank you Jonathan for the fabulous photographs of our wedding day – you really managed to capture the whole day, from Sara getting ready in the morning through to the first dance. We are delighted with the photos and cannot stop looking through them. We had a number of formal shots, however, our favourites are the natural photos captured of people enjoying the day unaware that their photo was being taken. It was a pleasure to have you at our wedding day, you were very professional yet unobtrusive and we would thoroughly recommend you to anyone.”

– Sarah & Tim –

“We would both like to thank Jonathan for our wonderful wedding photos. They are so beautiful and each photograph has given us a precious memory of our special day. Jonathan was fantastic leading up to the wedding in helping us plan the photographs and on the day itself, Jonathan blended into the background and took many breathtaking photos.
When we returned from our honeymoon our photographs had already arrived!
We absolutely love going through each and every quality shot; they bring the day back to life for us whenever we fancy looking at them. If you are thinking of booking a wedding photographer then look no further than Jonathan Taphouse. You will love the results!”

– Ellie & Greg –

“Jonathan was everything we wanted from a wedding photographer. He talked us throughout the process and insured he understood ours and our family’s needs. He was flexible with timings and remained very professional even when put under pressure. He was unobtrusive in the church yet got into the right places for the magic shots which we will treasure. Alongside his excellent big traditional family pictures, Jonathan’s key skill is capturing a moment. He was always observing the wedding party looking for those special glimpses which so often get lost in the mix. We would highly recommend him to anyone.”

– Jules & Steve –

“Jonathan photographed our wedding at Coombe Lodge and we are absolutely delighted with our choice and the resulting shots. We wanted someone who would catch the little moments of the day and not just your standard posed wedding photos.

Jonathan did a fantastic job and we and are thrilled with the shots he took. He is completely professional and we felt very comfortable being photographed by him. We can’t recommend him highly enough!!”

– Jordana & Andy –

“We had Jonathan photographing our wedding at Pristol Mill, really happy with our choice! We wanted someone that was able to blend in with the guests, get great candid shots, and capture the more natural side of our event and he did it perfectly. Jonathan is such a friendly guy that our guest all raved about him, had no problems asking for him to take certain photos, and felt entirely comfortable being in the viewfinder, making it easy to get those great photographs.

We were also pleased about the flexibility Jonathan had with providing us with the final shots, and the care he took with retouching the images to bring the best out of them. All in all I’m not sure we could have found a better value photographer for our wedding!”

– Emma & Lee –

“I really cannot recommend Jonathan highly enough. He has been a pleasure to deal with right from the first email enquiry. We are so glad we found him and that he was available for our big day. The photos are stunning, we couldn’t be more pleased with them. He has such an easy, relaxed style that everyone was perfectly at ease and we have the candid, mostly non-posed record of our big day that we wanted. Thank you so much for capturing our day in such a perfect way”

– Lizzie & Ed –

“Jonathan was the photographer for our wedding at the Berkeley Square Hotel and we are absolutely delighted with the photos he took. We met him on a couple of occasions prior to the wedding day, which allowed us to discuss our requirements and to understand his approach and he really managed to get exactly what we were looking for. On the wedding day he got the specific photos we’d asked for, but he also used his skills to pick up lots of lovely details, which have provided us with a fantastic record of the day. Jonathan stayed well into the evening after our first dance and we love the way he captured the party atmosphere we wanted on our wedding day. His candid shots picked up some really amazing moments which we have loved sharing with our family and friends.”

– Jess & Paul –

“We just wanted to thank you so much for photographing our wedding on the 5th October, they are wonderful shots that we can cherish forever. You are a true professional, a complete inspiration and have captured the joy and many details that we would otherwise have no reminder of. I love that you have caught our guests unaware and have taken photographs from creative angles. We are super pleased with the photographs and will continue to recommend you to future couples.”

– Molly & Ben –

“So so happy with the photos of our wedding day! We were very impressed with Jonathan’s portfolio and he didn’t disappoint – capturing every moment of our special day with photographs that were a million miles away from the ‘cheesy’ wedding photos we’d grown up with and wanted to avoid. Many of our guests have also seen the photographs and have been blown away by them. Would definitely recommend to anyone!
Ooh, and Jonathan is also a really lovely bloke!”

– Charlotte & Michael –

“Jonathan photographed our wedding in May and we are so glad we chose him. He is a lovely guy and very talented. We have some amazing photographs, some made us laugh and some made us cry, they are brilliant and I would recommend him to anyone!”

– Sian & Terry –

“We had such a wonderful day and your pictures have made us laugh and cry and we are so happy that we got them. We really feel honoured that you were there on our wedding. We wish you all the best and know that you will be so successful with your work. Thank you ever so much”

– Chrissy & Thomas –

“We got back this morning after the most brilliant trip – such a bummer to be back…

Your photos arrived in the post today, thank you so much for getting them done so speedily. There are some great ones in there, thank you, we’re really pleased.

Brilliant work, thank you. You were an absolute pleasure to have at the wedding, and fitted right in. A number of guests commented at how friendly but un-intrusive you were, so many many thanks.”

– Anna & Gray –

“We just wanted to say thank you so much for all of the wonderful photos of our wedding. You have done a fantastic job – the photographs are beautiful, and we are very happy that you agreed to be our photographer. Our family and friends have been equally impressed by work.”

– Gemma & David –

“Thank you for all your creativity and flexibility which & has contributed to making our day even more special. We absolutely love the photos, and wish you lots of luck and success in your future.”

– Michelle & David –

“Thank you so much, the photographs are wonderful, we absolutely love them, they capture the moments perfectly. We have looked at them several times and can’t say they are any that we want you to edit any further.”

– Marianne & Adam –

“Jonathan photographed our wedding in June 2009, and I cannot put into words how much we love the photographs that he took that day. He captured the romance, fun and happiness of our wedding day, and has left us with a set of photos that are a joy to look at. He is an incredibly talented and professional photographer. I also cannot recommend him enough.”

– Tracie & Luke –

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