I love to step back and capture you at your happiest. My approach is unobtrusive while giving gentle direction only when it's needed. I'm a firm believer that the best moments are the ones that happen naturally, the photos taken when you're not aware will be your most cherished ones.
One royal biographer sums it up succinctly: ‘In public and in private, Ian Jones is one of the finest photographers of his generation’.
Be it a country churchyard or a gathering of world leaders, Ian’s philosophy remains the same: when photographing a landmark occasion, you must be rigorously prepared, unsparing with the details and as unobtrusive as possible. And there is no landmark quite like a wedding.
During a career spanning more than three decades, Ian‘s award-winning photography – in every field from portraiture to war – has been published and admired around the world.
It is for his royal work that he is best known. During 15 years as the Daily Telegraph’s royal photographer (from 1992 to 2007) he not only covered all the major state occasions but was also invited inside to capture private ones too. His images of the Queen and the Royal Family, at home and in more than 100 countries overseas, earned him many of the industry’s highest awards * . Such was the consistency and calibre of his work that he also received the rare accolade of Royal Photographer of the Decade.
His bridal commissions have ranged from spectacular weddings for Hello! Magazine to intimate ceremonies with a handful of guests. Ian enjoys making the most of every setting, be it a civil ceremony in a small marquee or a family wedding in a magnificent stately home like Alnwick Castle. No wedding or ceremony is too big or too small.