John Colson Photography

Simple, Real and Elegant Wedding Photography. Capturing beauty in special moments.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at


Photography Style

First Look Photographer
Reportage / Documentary

Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Photo Printing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Stay Through Speeches
Stay Through Dancing
Online Shop
Second Shooter Available
Wedding Albums
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Shoot with Film
Images on USB
Full Description
I am Professional Wedding Photographer based in Worcestershire, UK and have been working as such for a number of years. In that time I have developed a real love for capturing the special moments of a wedding day and have found a style that truly reflects how I would wish to have been photographed at my own Wedding. I have worked for many lovely couples and I am truly humbled whenever I am asked to be a part of one of the most important days of their lives. My wedding photography is intended to record your wedding day in a refined reportage style. I like to work in a way that ensures I document your day, without being central to it. I want my images to reflect the love, romance, joy and beauty of the day, together with special moments spent with family and friends.


No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Tarryn and Seb
Married in September 2019
September 2019
John is lovely and beautiful photos
John had a positive attitude and friendliness that lit up the day. My husband and I were totally comfortable in front of the camera with him. John was running around all day capturing special candid moments in seconds. We saw a preview of our photos on his camera and they're stunning. You can really tell he has a passion for what he does.
Married in January 2016
June 2016
A number of thank you notes from last year...
"Dear John,Thank you so much for the beautiful photos. They are the best set of wedding photos I've seen. Your style was totally unobtrusive yet effective, and we feel very lucky to have found you. Thanks for all your hard work. Perhaps we shall meet again one day, for another photo worthy occasion! With our warmest wishes." Helen and Jon, 2016 "Tears of joy tonight as we got to sit down together and go through the photos! Thank you so much John they are just beautiful I'm so so happy with them! You have captured some beautiful (and some rather amusing!) images that we will treasure forever. It has been a pleasure to get to know you and our guests continue to speak so highly of you, I don't think I could of wished for any one better to have been there photographing our day, not to mention going above and beyond fetching me straws! :) I'm such a fan of your photography and feel so happy to have such beautifully captured images of our special day. Thank you again and best wishes" Amy and Nick, 2015 "Hi John, Just wanted to send you a quick email to say thank you so much for our beautiful wedding photos, Matt and I were blown away by how well you captured our special day and are absolutely thrilled we have such amazing photos to remember our day by. Thank you for being so professional and also personal at the same time during the day and thank you also for travelling all the way up to the Lakes for us. We couldn't have asked for a better photographer. Thank you so, so much" Kerry and Matt, 2015 "We met up with John a few months before our wedding and he showed us some of his other work, we immediately knew his style was exactly what we wanted! On the day John was brilliant, he put up with a number of demands from our families and even clambered up to the top floor of our venue to get the perfect shot! When we received our photos we could not have been happier, we spent hours going through them and just loved the natural documentary style, it was like reliving the day through snap shots. Our favourite photos are during the speeches, moments of pure joy and laughter fully documented. We cannot speak more highly of John and his incredible work and would strongly recommend him to anyone planning their wedding!" Ali and Armon, 2015 "Hi John, Thank you so much for our wedding photos. They are so unbelievably beautiful, you exceeded our already high expectations of your amazing work. I have lost count of the amount of times we have looked through them. You have perfectly captured the love, fun and happiness of our special day. Your calm and gentle nature made us feel instantly at ease both on our engagement shoot and our wedding day. Our friends and family have all commented on how beautifully you have captured our day. I can safely say these photos will be cherished and serve as the perfect memory of the best day of our lives. Thank you so much for being part of our wedding experience. We could not recommend you more highly to anyone looking for a wedding photographer. All the best." Lucie and Luke, 2015 "Hi John, Hope you’re doing well. Just a quick email between lessons to say we’re absolutely in love with the photos. They’re amazing, as we knew they would be. In fact, I’m just sneaking another peak right now….every time you look at them there’s something new to spot. Thanks so much for your creative flair, your professionalism and for caring so much about what you do. You’ve given us a very special memento that will last us for the rest of our lives. Thank you!!! Laura and Gaz x" Laura and Gaz, 2015 "Hi John, Just a quick message to say we have received our photos :-) What can we say…. They could not be more perfect! You captured everything we ever could have hoped for and couldn't be happier with the way they turned out. We feel like we have just relived our whole wedding day and all the emotions that came with it! You are so amazing at what you do and we are so lucky to have had you photograph our wedding. From start to finish you have been nothing but wonderful, professional and reassuring. We can't wait to show them off to all our family and friends, we've had tears already from the couple we have sent! Thank you again so much we are so grateful for everything." Hayley and Dominic, 2015 "Hi John, Sorry for the delay, time seems to run away! Thank you so much for dropping the photos over, they are really beautiful! We are very happy with them and are looking forward to printing them out and framing them, my absolute favourite being the final confetti shot! When looking at lots of the photos, we hadn't even realised that you were standing anywhere near us so thanks again for being so discreet and respectful of what was happening in Church. It was lovely to meet and work with you and we wish you the best for the future." Liz and Ben, 2015 “Morning John, Got them yesterday! Wow, some really great shots, we love them :-) … went through them twice yesterday and again this morning. The ones of the speeches….all fantastic. My personal favourites are close up one of the tea cups, putting on my shoes in the morning, Naomi in the church porch, the reflection photo's in the puddles outside the church, at the front of the church, the look on Mandi's face coming out of the church lol, OMG the horse picture (that is amazing in colour and black and white), little Oscar mid flight on the lawn is fab :-) not to mention the beautiful shots of Harlaxton and close up of guests that really capture personalities. You've even managed to get some great romantic shots of two people who are the least romantic couple I know! You've got Marks lions :-) Love, love, love the row of 3, Mark outside pointing, putting his hands up and hugging our old school pal Vanessa. Biggest surprise, you actually got one of my son smiling ;-) oh and the one of our other school friend Michael, in black and white looking out of the window with the light hitting his face and I adore the one of me in black and white next to the sweet table with my son in the distance. I have to say the only ones I'm not keen on are the posed ones for signing of the register and taken with the older family relatives outside late afternoon....Ha ha so I rest my case on posed pictures! The natural one of us laughing with Diane as she signs the register is by far better and the two you have with Uncle Eric and I holding hands capture him perfectly (will treasure those two!) to the one posed and taken on the steps :-) Well that's enough waffling off for another look lol, every time you go through them you notice something else you've missed on previous look throughs. Once again thank you for capturing our special day so perfectly x" Caroline & Mark, 2015 "Hi John, Firstly, let me apologise for us not getting in touch to let you know our photos had arrived! Secondly, what can I say, thank you! Although that doesn't seem enough! Now we have had chance to digest them they still blow me away no matter how many times we go through them we spot something or someone we missed the time before. You captured our day perfectly and just as we had asked. Thank you so much for bringing our day to life again! These images are just so special to us I don't even have the words to do it justice. Unfortunately, Simon one of James best men lost his dad suddenly last week. We are fortunate that you have captured some of Paul (Simons dad) at the evening reception with Simon and his sister Claire and their mum Sue. Moments in time captured to keep. Thank you. If you want a proper review/recommendation please don't hesitate to ask. Thanks again!" Torey & James, 2015 "Hi John, This is terribly late in coming to you, but Tom and I wanted to say a huge thank you for our wedding photos. They are stunning, and every time we look at them it brings back the absolute joy of the day. Your "photo ninja" skills earned many a comment from our friends and family, who were impressed at your sensitivity and professionalism. Thank you for taking time to meet us, to make sure you understood what we wanted, and for giving us a fun trial run to relax the nerves. We had no doubt that you would do a wonderful job, and now we have the photos to prove it! Hope you are doing well & are having a little more time to relax after your summer of weddings. Best wishes" Kat & Tom, 2015 "Hello John! Wesley and I received our photographs from you this week and have spent the last couple of days looking over them (repeatedly!) - they are amazing! We love them so much, and can't thank you enough for agreeing to being our wedding photographer, providing a faultless service and making us feel so completely at ease and calm on our wedding day! You've done a wonderful job of capturing the day and we keep finding so many details in the photographs which make us smile and remember it all! I've already ordered a large print for our home together and have a family lined up waiting to see them too! You've made us a very happy couple :) We can't thank or recommend you enough!! All the very best." Alice and Wes, 2015 "Hi John, Just a quick note to say thank you so much for our wedding photos, they arrived yesterday and we spent the evening poring over them, we absolutely love them, you captured every special moment of the day beautifully. Thank you, will be in touch for the album!" Charlotte and Ben, 2015 "John was our wedding photographer and I have to say that I cannot praise him or the quality of his photos enough. I was originally, perhaps being a typical man, bemused why my wife spent so long looking for a photographer and speaking to them. I was of the view that any photographer, as long as they were technically competent, would do; after all, they only had to point and shoot! I have to admit that I was wrong and that the day would not have gone nearly as well, or been as memorable with any other photographer. His pictures are simply stunning, as everyone who has seen them agrees. That is no mean achievement with such a clash of styles and cultures! But more that that, he has the priceless ability to identify and capture a moment and a mood perfectly. As well as the big picturesque set pieces of the day, some of his most beautiful shots are the ones that encapsulate all the wonderful memories and the emotions of the day that you think go unseen. Thankfully not with John as your photographer! What truly sets him part though is how he is unobtrusive, but engages with everyone, and is superb with people, making everyone feel important and part of the event, tailoring his style according to the person he is photographing. He was very popular with all the guests, and was very patient and good humoured which was no mean feat given the chaos and high emotion all around! He also has a knack of finding stillness amidst the noise, and reminding you the bride and groom, to relax and enjoy your day. The last point is important. He takes a lot of time getting to know the couple, and what kind of people they are at the pre-wedding shoot so the pictures are truly the ones that capture the essence of your relationship. We can’t thank him enough and will undoubtedly use him at our ‘English’ style ceremony later this year. " Pranita & John, 2015 'I just wanted to send you an email to say thank you so much for our wedding photos, they are absolutely brilliant we are so pleased with them they really reflect the feel of the whole day, now we just can't decide which ones to put in photo frames there are so many lovely ones! We are so pleased we used you for our special day the photos are so natural and are just what we were looking for. Thank you again.' Alice & Matt, 2015 'What a fantastic time we had on our wedding day. John's natural ability to capture the emotions in his photos allow us to relive it all over again. His discreet creativity and understanding approach to our requirements made him the perfect photographer for our perfect day. Thank you John' Carys & Will, 2015 For more, please check out my website!
Location & Contact Details


Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England

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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (4)

Your Perfect Wedding Photographer
Various wedding blogs.
West Midlands Wedding Magazine
Brides Magazine (Conde Nast)

Accreditations / Associations (2)


Industry Awards (3)

Your Perfect Wedding Photographer UK Top Ten Photographer 2016 and 2017.
Your Perfect Wedding Photographer image of the year judging panel.
Documentary Wedding Photographer of the year weekly winner 2014 and 2015.

What is your most memorable wedding?

They are all memorable.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Simple, Real and Elegance documentary style photography.

What about your business are you most proud of?

I do what I love to do. That means more than I can possibly say.

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

It's your wedding… no one else's.

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

I don't. A wedding isn't a production line. Enjoy your day… not a copy of someone else's.

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Get married in California! In all seriousness, if you get married in the UK, worrying about the weather is pointless… you will be fine.