J S Coates wedding Photography

Hey, I'm Jonathan & I'm a storytelling wedding photographer that also likes to create some epic portraits. I want to tell the whole story of your day which means getting there early & staying late.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at


Photography Style

Reportage / Documentary

Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Online Proofing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Stay Through Speeches
Stay Through Dancing
Large Group Shots
Second Shooter Available
Wedding Albums
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Images on USB
Full Description
I'm a storytelling & natural moment wedding photographer that loves to capture weddings as they happen. No forced smiles or cheesy poses. For most of your wedding day I document the day and make sure I capture all the smiles, the tears and the love. I also like to bring it for the portraits and create some epic looking images that you will treasure forever. As standard, I like to get there early and stay until late to make sure I tell the whole story of your day. I offer second shooter packages also and have albums available. Take a look at http://jscoates.com for plenty of full wedding stories and hopefully I'm exactly what you are looking for :)

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Jonathan Coates
Hey, thanks for checking out my profile. I love weddings, I love wedding photography and I would love to have a chat with you about your wedding day.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Josie Lilley-Byrne
Married in August 2017
August 2017
Fantastic through out the entire process
Jonathan was friendly, professional and made us feel at ease. He was fantastic through out the entire process and the photos he produced are both moving and beautiful. He really captured what we wanted, took all of our ideas on board and gave us exactly what we wanted. He blended in seamlessly on the day and took warm and natural pictures that really captured the emotion and energy of the day. He also paid attention to the little details that made the day special. He really went above and beyond
Amy Ware
Married in August 2017
August 2017
Fabulous gent and would not hesitate to recommend
From the moment we first found Jonathan and looked at his work, we crossed our fingers and our toes that he was available! Fortunately he was and after a bit of a chat, we booked him straight away. We had an hour long convo on Skype to discuss our requirements but mainly just had a laugh and talked about all sorts. The day was amazing, so fun and relaxed and the photos are stunning! Always supportive and available if we had any Q's. Fabulous gent and would not hesitate to recommend him!
Louise Farrell
Married in August 2017
August 2017
The most amazing photographer I've ever worked wit
Jonathan was the most amazing photographer I've ever worked with (and I work in corporate events!) his sense of humour instantly puts you at ease, and it felt like we had known him years! We couldn't meet face to face beforehand but a simple FaceTime call was a great solution! The photos were incredible, more than we could have imagined, and his slideshow (with his own music interpretation of us) was out of this world! Thank you for capturing our day as we remember it!
B Doyle
Married in August 2017
August 2017
Just outstanding
When we said goodbye to Jonathan at the reception late at night, he headed for the door after an incredibly long, hot day. A large merry group headed for the dance floor and Jonathan ran back into it, camera in hand smiling. Before the photos came back people were saying how much fun he was to have there.He over delivered on the quality of photos and his ability to truly capture the moments on the day we're just outstanding.It was like having another friend at the wedding,who discretely took pic
Simeon Pickles
Married in August 2017
August 2017
Happy and enthusiastic
Happy and enthusiastic personality which made the experience a pleasure. Personal web page for our photos with music was perfect for sharing with family and friends. Photos were brilliant and in the style we wanted.
Catherine Shaw
Married in August 2017
August 2017
Professional and extremely hard working
We were so pleased with the stunning quality of Jonathan's photography. His warm, intimate, documentary style was precisely what we wanted. He captured all those moments we could not have anticipated, not just the traditional set-piece photographs which define the industry, allowing us to relive our special day like flies on the wall. He was omnipresent but never intrusive. Jonathan is professional and extremely hard working, but at the same time warm and friendly with a great sense of humour.
Location & Contact Details


168 The Long Shoot, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV11 6JW, England

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Press & Awards

Industry Awards (3)

2015, 2016, 2017 Weddison Internation Wedding Photographer Award
2 x Master Of Wedding Photography Awards
Highly Commended at 2018 Wedding Industry Awards

What is your most memorable wedding?

Every wedding I shoot is unique because of the couple. I can't pick a favourite

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

adjectives (totally googled that to make sure I don't look stupid) - Fun, vibrant, Epic, storytelling, beautiful

What about your business are you most proud of?

Building relationships with my couples and actually enjoying my job

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

Strong coffee :)

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Lets meet over a coffee, become friends and create amazing images :)

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Wellies :)