Jon Cripwell Photography

Stylish documentary photography with a splash of drama and fashion, I capture beautiful images that tell the story of your day, moment by moment.
Pricing & Costs

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Photography Style

Reportage / Documentary

Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Online Proofing
Photo Printing
Stay Through Speeches
Stay Through Dancing
Large Group Shots
Online Shop
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Second Shooter Available
Photo Booth Available
Wedding Albums
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Images on USB
Full Description
I’m Jon and I’m a wedding photographer based in Derby, covering weddings across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and around the UK. I love meeting happy couples, getting to know them, sharing in the most important day of their lives and then wowing them with incredible pictures that tell the story of their wedding day; capturing something of the magic that they can treasure and pass on to their children and grandchildren. Couples I love to work with can’t wait to see their photos and share them with friends and family. All my packages include the high-resolution digital images from the wedding, and I always smile when I see one of my photographs appear as my client’s new Facebook profile picture! Getting to know my couples really well is at the heart of everything I do in my business. Scroll down to find out how I aim to offer the best possible service to every single couple I work with. Your wedding day is just that – a whole day. Therefore your photographs should tell the story of your whole wedding, from those early morning preparations through to Uncle Dave dancing with his tie round his head, Rambo-style, at the end of the evening. All my packages include full coverage of your big day, meaning that you’ll have the complete story of your wedding to look back on, and since there will be two of us, we can capture both sides of the wedding day morning story! In the morning I’ll photograph THE dress, any accessories that you have chosen, and the general chaos and special moments that happen before you leave to get married. Having two photographers is really useful during the wedding ceremony too, as it means we can tell the story from multiple angles without having to run around the venue and potentially distract your guests from the important stuff happening up front! Then, from confetti to speeches and through to dancing, we’ll ensure that we don’t miss a thing.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Jon Cripwell
Hey, I'm Jon. Thanks for stopping by. I'm a husband, father, photographer, writer and teacher. I LOVE shooting weddings because they're such a unique day in the shared life of a couple - plus there's cake, good music and everyone is having a good time; what's not to like? My aim is to tell the full story of your day, from the early morning preparations right through to Uncle Bob's dubious dancefloor moves - preserving memories to last a lifetime.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Jess & Adam
Married in February 2019
February 2019
Jon has not just been a fantastic photographer...
I don't even know where to begin when it comes to writing a review for Jon Cripwell. From the moment we made contact to our current chats (we're on 'designing the album' stage) Jon has not only been the most fantastic photographer but has also been a great friend to us both. Our engagement shoot was the perfect way to get to know each other and to put my camera-shy husband at ease! Our wedding guests have commented that they didn't even notice both photographers at our wedding which was exactly the way we wanted it to be. Jon has been so professional throughout and nothing seems to be too much trouble. Yesterday we received our wedding photos....and I've never smiled and cried as much- they are truly stunning. Jon has captured every beautiful and intimate moment and we will treasure our photos forever. We couldn't have asked for a better photographer and I have now recommended him to my beauty therapist and sister who have both booked him for next year already! Jon topped the whole experience off with a surprise for us both...a tear-jerking video of our best photos along with video snippets we didn't even know he'd taken! Jon- we can't thank you enough for everything and for making our day one we will never forget. Jess and Adam
Hanan & Mark
Married in October 2018
February 2019
...extremely professional, friendly, understanding
We can't recommend Jon enough. From our initial meeting with him until after our wedding day, he's been extremely professional, friendly, understanding and completely put us at ease. We knew we would love our wedding photos after we saw our engagement shoot photos, but they honestly are incredible. Jon is so talented and captured the essence and all of the little details of our day so perfectly. He was great on the day with all our family, friends and guests and we've had so many comments from them on how great Jon was on the day. Thank you so much!
Lottie & Adam
Married in July 2018
February 2019
Jon made both of us feel relaxed...
Jon was photographer at our wedding in July last year. He is such a lovely guy, made both of us feel relaxed, despite being totally camera shy people! He listened to what we wanted and created beautiful photos that show all the emotions of our perfect day. We can't thank Jon enough for the beautiful photos, we just need to decide which ones to use now!
Sarah & Daniel
Married in July 2018
February 2019
Shots of us and our guests that I will treasure
Jon was our wedding photographer in August 2017. He was so lovely as was Ben. They were so easy to have all day and felt like an extra couple of guests. I would highly recommend Jon especially as I have just received my photos and I think we will genuinely struggle to narrow it down for the album. I didn't want to do the engagement shoot as I felt a bit nervous but I'm glad I did as it gave us a chance to get to know Jon and meant that there were no nervous stick up bum photos on the day! He managed to capture natural beautiful shots of us and our guests that I will treasure. Thank you
Emily & Jay
Married in August 2017
February 2019
It was like having another of our mates with us ..
Before we rave about how super talented a photographer Jon is we would like to let everyone who doesn't know him what an absolute legend this guy is! We felt completely at ease with Jon from the start and he really took the time to get to know us and what we wanted from our day and photos. It was like having another of our mates with us on the day, there when we wanted a giggle and a complete ninja when he was off getting the perfect shot from afar. We can't thank him enough. We have the most beautiful set of photos from our autumn wedding, perfectly captured moments of our most favourite people. And a huge shout out to Mel, Jon's sidekick who helped us get one of our favourite 'sparkler' shots of the day. We cannot recommend Jon enough, a superbly skilled, fun and genuine guy. Em & Jay xxx
Kirsty & Jamie
Married in July 2017
February 2019
Put me and my family so at ease...
Jon was our wedding photographer on the 24th June 2017 at Horsley Lodge. Well what can I say, he was absolutely fantastic from start to finish. From the minute we met Jon at our engagement session we felt like we had known him for years, which made it lovely to see him again on the wedding day. From the moment he walked into my room on the morning of the wedding he put me and my family so at ease and he was lovely with everybody. The photos that we have received from him and our second photographer Helen are fantastic and I can't wait to have them printed out and put up. Thank you so much Jon, we can't thank you enough for putting our day into photos and making it so that we will never forget it. I would recommend Jon as a photographer 100%.
Location & Contact Details


Derby, Derbyshire, England

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The Guild of Photographers

What is your most memorable wedding?

It's going to sound cliche, but I genuinely remember EVERY single one of my weddings, because I always take the time to get to know my clients really well - we become friends on the run-up to the big day!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Romantic, elengant, timeless, natural, dramatic

What about your business are you most proud of?

Whenever I see one of my photographs printed at a client's house, or even shared on social media, I always feel proud :-)

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

Do what YOU want to do, not what you feel you SHOULD do.

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

One that springs to mind was from a fantastic wedding at The West Mill where the bride and groom had written a personal note on the inside of each of the guests' table place names.

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Go with the flow - be flexible and don't worry too much. A good photographer will find indoor or outdoor locations that work for you, in the unlikely event that it actually rains ALL day!

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