Ahuvi Photography

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  • £1,450Price from
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Hi, I'm Jonathan 👋
Fun
Friendly
Professional
Wedding guests always describe me as a mix of two things: Ninja - I get the shots during the ceremony unseen (as I should). Family friend - I'm very friendly that guests think I'm one of the family
I’m Jonathan, a wedding photographer for many years. I specialise in blending into the background to capture your key wedding moments from start to finish. My aim is to put everyone at ease whilst being friendly and engaging. I’ve even had guests ask me what side of the family I’m from! Because when you’re relaxed, the real magic of your wedding can be captured.
Ahuvi Photography Pricing & Costs
£1,450 - £1,900
I cover the entire day from when you get ready, up until the first dance (but can stay longer if you need me!). You get ALL the images from the day as High Res JPGs - all yours to do with as you wish. No hidden charges, just quality photography and service.
Full day package
From
£1,450
The CLASSIC package covers everything from prep to after first dance - and even beyond!
What's included
All images from the day (except blurry ones and duplicates)
No limit on hours - I stay for as long as you need
All images edited professionally
Images on USB - all for you to share
Travel to anywhere in the UK
PREMIUM Package
From
£1,900
The Best Value package adds a gorgeous leather covered A4 20 page Album, saving you £150 if you were to purchase one separately.
Ahuvi Photography Details

Photography Style

Documentary
Modern
Artistic
Dramatic
Classic

Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Flexible Hours on the Day
Last-Minute Orders
Stay Through Speeches
Stay Through Dancing
Large Group Shots
Second Shooter Available
Wedding Albums
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Images on USB
Ahuvi Photography Full Description
Do you ever feel uncomfortable in front of the camera? It’s something many of us hate. But don’t worry, I will make sure that you feel relaxed, confident and able to enjoy your special day whilst capturing beautiful images. Your wedding photos will be a joy to share with friends and look back on. My stunning photography captures the spirit of your wedding day with creativity and professionalism and helps you tell your wedding story. I give you the choice of either my classic, vibrant tone of images or my rustic style (no extra charge) - it's about what suits your style. See my portfolio for examples of both. My packages: CLASSIC Package - £1450 All day coverage with ME including: All images edited professionally All images on USB Personalised USB box PREMIUM Package - £1900 All day coverage with ME including: All images edited professionally All images on USB Personalised USB box Stunning Leather cover A4 20 page Album I offer the opportunity to capture engagement photos before the wedding day - great if your feeling nervous and want to get used to being in front of the camera (and for showing off on invites etc.). I also offer the very unique opportunity to create a 'Movie Poster Image'. You choose your favourite theme from a film or book and I will create a spectacular poster image for you by posing you and your wedding party on the wedding day and then digitally editing a tailored image for you. Once the wedding is over, I spend many hours editing your photographs. It's a long process, but I stand by my values of providing images that are of the best standard. Once all the images are edited, I supply them to you in the highest resolution JPG for you to use at your discretion. They are your images, I want you to enjoy them all without restriction and without any hidden costs. Images come supplied on a USB in a unique presentation box, tailored to match your colour scheme and theme.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Jonathan Lockwood
Hi, welcome to Ahuvi! Ahuvi means 'My beloved' and carries the connotations of 'noble character, integrity, value of others is top priority, creative with a tendency to perfection'. My whole ethos is tailored towards people, and my main aim is to give you an experience and service that not only provides quality photographs, but a sense of value. I look forward to chatting with you and discussing your special day.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2010
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
(28)
James & Natalie
Happy couple married in August
October 2023
The best money spent!
From start to finish, Jonathan was the most exceptional photographer! The moment we met him at a wedding fair we knew we’d struck gold and he really did not disappoint! The service that he provides is exceptional: ranging from him taking the time to meet with you at home in order to get to know you and to learn about your wedding to then meeting you at the venue to explore photographic options ahead of the big day. And then on the big day dedicating the day to capturing the most beautiful natural moments. Jonathan is a really lovely person: calm, helpful and always goes above and beyond even down to knotting ties correctly! When we first met at the wedding fayre I read a review from another couple who had said he’d been more than a photographer and infact became more like a guest. We echo this! Jonathans approach makes you feel comfortable, relaxed and despite us both not feeling confident about having our photo taken his personable approach means that any inhibitions are gone. Our guests loved him too as he made the photo taking so enjoyable and ensured he captured lots of them too. Our stunning photos were sent back to us so quickly and we couldn’t love them more! He really is a talented man who has a real passion for what he does. The biggest of thanks yous Jonathan- I’m so glad we found you, everyone needs a Jonathan to capture their magical day to the standard that you do!
Response from the supplier
From the moment I met you and James I knew you'd be a fun couple - and I wasn't wrong! It has been such a pleasure getting to know you guys and to be able to capture your wedding day. I loved the vibe you guys brought, loved your family and friends, and the location you chose just lending itself to the rusticness of your wedding. I'm so pleased you guys made the time for capturing your couples photos - there are SO MANY great images that I'm now using them for promotional material.
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Will & Emma
Happy couple married in October
January 2023
So much fun and high skilled at what he does!
Jonathan is an amazing photography that really puts you at ease when doing a shoot! Everyone at our wedding loved him and his enthusiasm! We loved our engagement shoot and then again on our wedding day! From wedding prep to reception he was so much fun and we got the photos back and we loved them! Would very highly recommend him to anyone planning a wedding!
Will & Emma
Happy couple married in October
March 2023
We had an amazing time with Jonathon, he was so much fun and high skilled at what he does!
Jonathon is an amazing photography that really puts you at ease when doing a shoot! Everyone at our wedding loved him and his enthusiasm! We loved our engagement shoot and then again on our wedding day! From wedding prep to reception he was so much fun and we got the photos back and we loved them! Would very highly recommend him to anyone planning a wedding!
Response from the supplier
Will, Emma, I can't tell you just how much I enjoyed your wedding - and that's all because of you two and your guests!I loved spending time with you both in the Cotswolds for your engagement shoot and even more so on your Wedding day. What a great crowd of people - especially your families! And I'm super pleased we missed the rain for your couples photos cause boy did it tip it down for the group photos! (thank goodness for the covered area).
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Nathan & Rhianna
Happy couple married in September
January 2023
Excellent Photographer and Personality
The quality of the photos speak for themselves but Jonathan is more than just an excellent photographer, he's a great character with lots of personality. It was a real joy to have him around with us on the day. Nothing was too much trouble and he really went above and beyond for us. Even at times when he needn't have, he was there to simply lend a hand - he's seen enough weddings to know when something's needed and you can trust him!
Nathan & Rhianna
Happy couple married in September
January 2023
Excellent Photographer and Personality
I was looking for vibrant but natural photographs with clarity and depth - Ahuvi Photography delivered exactly that but offered so much more than I could have anticipated. The quality of the photos speak for themselves but Jonathan is more than just an excellent photographer, he's a great character with lots of personality. It was a real joy to have him around with us on the day. Nothing was too much trouble and he really went above and beyond for us. Even at times when he needn't have, he was there to simply lend a hand - he's seen enough weddings to know when something's needed and you can trust him! We had a virtual meeting and met at the venue beforehand, both were really good opportunities to build a rapport and this was really good for my wife in particular so she could immediately be relaxed with him in the morning during prep. He's one of life's good guys that can get on with everyone and strike up a conversation with anyone, it's a great skill to have so the day was great fun for all our guests and Jonathan will be there to laugh with you and capture all the moments and memories along the way. If you've got some ideas of what you want in your mind, like I did, then he'll explore them, work through and give you his honest advice. Don't worry if you haven't though, you can trust his intuition and creative eye for some great angles. You get a real sense he loves what he does, your wedding isn't just another job for him and we enjoyed quite a few moments of celebration when we captured some particularly great photos. The cinematic poster picture is a really good valued added bonus as well, we gave it a lot of thought and the result did not disappoint - We can't recommend Ahuvi Photography enough! Great communication, lots of thoughtful touches and little considerations both before and after such as the presentation box for the USB stick. Thanks again Jonathan, it was a pleasure to have you with us and to capture our special day.
Response from the supplier
Nathan and Rhianna, I have loved being your wedding photographer from the very start! It was an incredible how you put your trust in me from our very first meeting and weren't afraid to ask questions at any time before, on the day and after. What I especially loved - from a photographer's perspective - was that you asked me questions relating to layout of the ceremony and what I would recommend from a lighting point of view as well as little details in the room.
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Henri & Joani
Happy couple married in June
January 2023
Just superb
Jonathan was simply incredible. We kept him busy throughout the day, and whenever we needed the next shot, Jonathan was ready. He was great in his interactions with ourselves and our wedding guests and he truly contribute making this a memorable day. Also, the photos he came back with are of very good quality and I wouldn't even consider going to someone for another event. Highly recommended
Ahuvi Photography Location & Contact Details

Address

Salisbury, Wiltshire, England

Travel Notes

I cater to weddings across the whole of the south of England - and even as far north as Scotland if required!

Nearest Town

Salisbury

Nearest Airport

Gatwick

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Ahuvi Photography Press & Awards
(6)

Press & Awards (2)

Kent Bride Magazine - September 2019

Industry Awards (3)

Hitched UK Wedding Awards 2022
Guides for Brides - Wedding customer service awards 2014 & 2015 - Shortlisted
Hitched UK Wedding Awards 2023

Accreditations (1)

Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers
Frequently Asked Questions
(10)

What is your most memorable wedding?

Set at the gorgeous Allington Castle in Maidstone, it was the perfect weather, perfect location photographically and best of all the couple and the guests were fantastic to work with - such an enjoyable day.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Contemporary, stylish, creative, friendly and quality

What about your business are you most proud of?

The quality of the images and service we provide - that to us is what it's all about

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Make all the plans you can, give yourself time to organise everything, but on the day make sure you ENJOY IT - ultimately it is a very special day where the two of you celebrate a life-long covenant to each other.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

I myself love to give a personal touch to weddings by helping to open doors, attach flowers to button holes and making sure things run smoothly and on time.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

I love to meet a bride & groom first, as they get a chance to meet me and for me to meet them. We chat about requirements, ideas etc. and make sure we're all on the same page. We take a 50% deposit at time of signing contracts and the final 50% two weeks before the wedding. During the run up we will be in contact to make sure we have all the details we need: Timings for the day Any special requirements for photos Group photo list We also ask for the names of your close relatives - this is because we memorise them to make our interaction more personal, rather than just saying 'hey you, can you come over here?' Once the wedding is over we edit the photos and send them out after 2/3 weeks. We then take time to design your albums, giving you 3 separate edit opportunities after the first draft.

What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?

A good photo of the two of you, looking at the camera, naturally posed. It is the one photo you will look back on to see yourselves and to show others. It's simple - but it is the most important.

What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?

Haha lots of different 'original' images! We've done Star Wars themed images, Avengers style, Fairy tale style. But sometimes the simple photo where people are just posed in a fun way is great!

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Always have a backup plan!! As a photographer I will always have a backup location for photos and will have scouted beforehand to check locations and lighting. It's also worth bringing umbrellas - hey if you know it's going to rain have fun with it!!! Get guests to bring different colour umbrellas, it could make some great shots! Don't be put out if it does rain, a good photographer will have a plan, go with it and just enjoy - it'll be worth it in the end.

Describe how you got into photography.

I studied all the way back when I was in college. i would spend lunch breaks in the darkroom just experimenting and learning - i loved it! As the years have gone by I have managed photo labs, even winning awards for quality of photographs we produced. I kept doing photography as a hobby all these years until I finally decided I needed to pursue my dream of being a photographer - and I haven't looked back! I love photography, I love people - I get up every morning and enjoy the variety and creativity!