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Jonathan Bickle Photography is a wedding photography company based in Bicester, England. Owner Jonathan is passionate about his craft. He understands that wedding photography is about more than great lighting and composition; it is also about capturing the joy and spirit of the occasion. Jonathan’s documentary approach is designed to allow beautiful moments to unfold naturally. He wants to tell the story of your day in all its wonder and splendour, and he hopes that your collection will bring you joy for many years to come.

Services Offered

Jonathan Bickle Photography approaches each event as a completely unique occasion, blending a photojournalistic approach with creative and timeless portraits. Jonathan covers events throughout Oxfordshire and beyond. Wedding package features include a pre-wedding consultation, up to 10 hours of event coverage, editing services, and a collection of high-resolution images that are yours to print, share, and enjoy.

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Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Photography
Pre wedding
Albums
Mini albums
High resolution photos
Other

What does the wedding package include?

•No obligation consultation meeting •Full day coverage •From 350+ Fully edited high res images •Private online gallery of all your images •Travel expenses within 80 miles of OX26

How far in advance should I contact you?

As soon as you set your wedding date with your venue or just before to check our availability. We occasionally have availability last minute, but in most cases couples book around 18 months in advance

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

No

Can you travel?

Yes, uK

What is the charge for travelling?

I include travel expenses within 80 miles of OX26. Please contact me for a bespoke quote for weddings outside of this area

What style of photos do you take?

Traditional
Artistic
Photo journalism
Other

What kind of technology do you use?

Digital

Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?

I have a photo journalistic approach and will blend into your wedding day, capturing moments without you noticing. Whilst always looking for opportunities to create stunning portraits of you both

What kind of equipment do you use?

I use two camera's throughout the day, one with a wide angle and the other with a telephoto lens. I also have a range of lighting and back up equipment to ensure I am ready for any situations

Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?

Yes

What's the delivery time for a photographic report?

2 months

Do you send all the photos taken?

No

Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?

Alone

In case of unforeseen circumstances, do you have a replacement photographer?

Yes

Do you have the rights to publish the wedding photos?

Yes

Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event

If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?

Yes

How do you charge extra time?

Additional hours are charged at £200

What are the forms of payment?

Bacs transfer or Paypal

How do you work?

My photography is built upon creating great relationships with all of my couples, so we can be at ease on the big day. I am available before, during & after to answer any questions you may have
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17 reviews
Charley
Charley R. Sent on 12/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Honestly the most fantastic guy and such a talented photographer!📸

Jonathan was one of the first things we booked for our wedding, a glance through his website portfolio and a teams call with him was all we needed to know that he was the photographer for us!!
Jonathan was such a delight on our wedding day, he was much more than just a photographer he helped with attaching button holes and fluffing my dress to make sure the train looked lovely!!♥️
Jonathan was so friendly with all our guests, we had almost all our guest approach us to say how lovely he was!
He is excellent at putting people at ease when being photographed, I hate my photo being taken most of the time but with Jonathan it was easy and so much fun!! Amazing to have a photographer you can have a real laugh with!!😂
All in all his passion and love for what he does really does shine through in the final product, we have only had our sneak preview so far and they are breathtaking♥️
Andrew
Andrew T. Sent on 14/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Stunning photographer, wonderful human being.

There will be about fifty thousand seconds on your wedding day. Across a hundred people, that’s a few million moments, from a billion angles, all overlapping and happening at once. And yet somehow to you it will feel as though the whole thing passes in a single click. When it’s over and the guests have gone home, you will be left with the memories you make and the pictures you take and sadly, not much else.

Looking back on our wedding I realise now that more important than the choice of cake or suit or even dress was the choice of who we would ask to weave his way through this mess of a trillion moments and drag the best bits back into forever.

Jonathan was phenomenal. Of course he got the first dance. Of course he got the kiss. Any decent photographer can get a good line-up and force a few ‘candids’ but Jonathan was different; he was like the air itself. He was everywhere yet nowhere, like some kind of omniscient being, emerging where the most joy, the most laughter, the most love was, to seize that one beautiful shot from the perfect angle then dissolve into the background and reappear elsewhere. The toppling jenga, my niece mooning us with her nappy, the heads thrown back in laughter at some now forgotten joke: these are the moments we’ll return to over and over when we think of our wedding day.

Jonathan also gave me the last photo of myself, my Dad and my Grandad together, not long before we lost them both. And after he heard the news, he printed and framed a copy and sent it to me with condolences, which was such a lovely touch. That photo alone would have been worth the fee.

And on top of all this talent, skill and hard work, he is a deeply kind soul. He was so charming and personable at our small Covid wedding that when he returned the following year for the belated celebration (he bent over backwards to accommodate this), it felt like seeing an old friend.

I’m only sorry it took me so long to write this review and give him the justice he deserves.
So, if you’re reading this, please, don’t leave the lens in lesser hands. Let Jonathan take care of it.
Andra
Andra M. Sent on 03/07/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Highly recommend!

My husband and I had a small ('Covid') wedding in May 2021, and Jonathan did a wonderful job as a photographer. Not only when it comes to the quality of the photos (which were superb), but also as a reliable and supporting presence in the lead-up to the event and during it. His love of photography shines through in his work. I would very highly recommend him to any other couple looking for a wedding photographer!
Simin
Simin C. Sent on 18/12/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Truly wonderful

From the meetings, to engagement photos to the big day Jonathan was truly amazing. He really knew what he was doing and really understood what we wanted. He was amazing at his job and felt like an old friend at the same time with his approach - warm, funny, understanding and really got to know us and what style we wanted. All our guests were also so fond of him. We would recommend him over and over and he made our experience even better for us. Would never hesitate to refer and couldnt thank him enough for everything he did!
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Ruby C. Sent on 02/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

So much more than our wedding photographer

Choosing Jonathan to capture our wedding day was one of the best decisions we made.

From the beginning, Jonathan was fast in communication, and it was clear that he wanted to get a comprehensive understanding of us as people, as well as the day we were planning, so that his work could be as in-keeping with the theme and our vision as possible. His preparation was very thorough, which was very reassuring.

On the day, Jonathan arrived early and stayed late, putting in a real shift to make sure that all of the important moments from the day were captured. He has perfected the ‘fly-on-the-wall’, unintrusive style of photography. This meant that the moments themselves happened totally organically, and this exactly how Jonathan captured them. Nothing felt staged or forced, and this was very important to us.

As for Jonathan himself, he was so much more than our wedding photographer. He used his extensive wedding experience to guide us wherever we needed it. He was always incredibly friendly and warm to interact with, and many of our guests, including children, commented on how wonderful he was with them. He helped secure the buttonholes for several of the groomsmen, and the groom. He felt more like a friend or a guest, and this was so special to have.

We received the preview shots the week after the wedding, and wow, we’re blown away. Jonathan captured a marvellous silhouette shot of the happy couple which is breathtaking. Even just from these preview shots, we couldn’t be happier with the quality, the style, and the intimacy of the pictures. We’re very much looking forward to seeing the full library.

In summary, you shouldn’t hesitate to hire Jonathan for whatever photography needs you have. He will be professional but friendly, unobtrusive but thorough, and a delight to be around at all times.
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Sophie C. Sent on 19/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Couldn’t have found for anyone better

Jonathan was great. Everything was well organised and ready for our day. We’d booked Jonathan along with Rob to do our wedding video and it was great to have such a great team to capture our special day. Jonathan was so kind and helpful during the day and offered great advice and reassurance when needed. He made myself and my husband incredibly relaxed and helped us enjoy the picture taking experience. The photos were stunning, we are so incredibly happy with them. We love that he captured moments of the day in a great story telling manner. He took beautiful photos of our friends and family’s reactions which make them a joy to look back on. Thank you Jonathan.
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Kendal P. Sent on 11/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Great natural photos & friendly service.

From our very first chat with Jonathan we knew he'd be the perfect photographer for our wedding. He was fantastic on the day and understood us so well, to the point some of our guests asked if we knew him before. And, on top of all that we received back the most amazing photos of our day. We highly recommend Jonathan to capture all the special moments on the day that you might otherwise miss.
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Becky B. Sent on 30/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Memorable photos to last a lifetime!

We can't thank Jonathan enough for capturing our special moments over the past 12 months, from our engagement shoot last year to our wedding this summer 2023 and everything in between. We love every single one of our photos and are thrilled with how Jonathan captured the fun, love, laughter and the drama of our memorable day!

The whole process was seamless and to top it off we received our album recently which also is fantastic! A beautiful memory of our wedding day which we will treasure forever. We cannot recommend Jonathan more highly!
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Teegan J. Sent on 02/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Stunning and wonderfully captured wedding

Jonathan captured our wedding spectaularly, the photos are gorgeous and we will treasure them. Looking through them brought back the emotions of the day. He captured some absolutely wonderful candid photos of our friends and family.
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Francesca Sent on 05/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

November Wedding

Jonathan was amazing to work with from start to finish and made everything feel so easy. His photography on that day was discreet yet he captured all our special moments from every angle. We cannot thank him enough for our beautiful photographs and creating such wonderful memories which will last forever. We couldn’t have asked for more - thank you!

Frankie & Dan
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Bryan Sent on 11/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Attentive photographer

Jonathan photographed our wedding in September 2022. He was more than well-prepared for the job! We had two pre-wedding meetings and a few email exchanges before the wedding and it is clear that Jonathan is very attentive to details. He would firstly look on google street view and then arriving an hour early on the day to look around for great photo spots. He is always observant on the light and where would be a best location for a photo. During photoshoot he has been considerate and well-organised. He would mop away all the water on the floor before the bride stands on it and pays extra attention to make sure that the dress doesn't get dirty. We really enjoyed his service!
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Hazel G. Sent on 14/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Outstanding

We cannot begin to thank Jonathan enough for all that he did for our wedding. From the moment we spoke on Zoom up until the day we received our album,
we could not have asked for a better photographer. We found him to be very professional and friendly throughout the process. As two individuals who
find it awkward in front of the camera, we found Jonathan to be very calming and instantly put us ease. From the kids playing in the garden to the dodgy
dancing and surprise Bridesmaid shots in the evening. He captured all the tears and laughs and got some captivating and natural shots that we will treasure forever.
He was so much fun to have around and he received tons of praise from all our guests. His style of photography and suggestions for our album were
perfect for telling the real story of the day. We simply cannot recommend him enough, he made the whole experience feel seamless from start to finish and is a
genuinely lovely guy.

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Bethany W. Sent on 09/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely perfect!

What can I say… Jonathan was the absolute perfect choice for our wedding photography.

From the moment I booked him he was super helpful, nothing was too much to ask and the communication was always prompt and really informative. The system he uses for the contract, invoice and photography questionnaire (where you can detail which group photos you would like etc) was so straight forward and easy to use.

Onto the actual wedding day, when he arrived he came to find me in the room, said the hellos and started clicking away on the camera. He didn’t get in the way of the other suppliers and was so discreet when taking the photos throughout the whole day, on numerous occasions we forget he was there, which is more a reflection on his professionalism rather than his personality (he is the loveliest guy)!

On one occasion, my niece and her father were dancing on the terrace outside and I caught Jonathan hiding behind one of our flower pedestals to capture the moment without alerting them to his presence. The style of photos I like and the style that Jonathan is great at is capturing the natural moments of people just being themselves and enjoying the day which is exactly what he did throughout, all without intruding into any moments of the day.

On the shoots with my now husband and I, we disappeared onto the golf course of our venue (which Jonathan had already been and scoped out so he knew the best spots) and we had a really fun time including Jonathan! A little race on the golf buggies and lots of laughs and it was really lovely to have him taking the photos but also as part of the day enjoying it with us.

I am truly grateful that I managed to find a photographer that could deliver on my ‘natural off guard’ photos, who not only made himself so discreet we forgot the photos were being taken, but who we also really enjoyed having there to celebrate the day with us.

If you are looking for a photographer, do not hesitate in choosing Jonathan, I am so glad we did, and if I had to do the day again I would choose him again 100%!

Absolutely perfect!
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Krista W. Sent on 21/03/2022
4.8 out of 5 rating

Amazing Photographer

I would highly recommend Jonathan Bickle photography, he is both a fanatic photographer and person overall. He made us feel so relaxed at our engagement shoot resulting in amazing photos. When we had to move our wedding due to restrictions he was fantastic about the date change. Now because of Jonathan we have memories that we can look back on for a life time, he is the perfect choice for a photographer.
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Sophie W. Sent on 19/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

We couldn't have asked for a better photographer!

Jonathan photographed our wedding at the Bay Tree hotel this summer and we couldn't have asked for a better photographer! From the run up to the day itself, Jonathan was incredibly professional and made a lot of effort to find out about our guests, close friends and family - much more than we ever expected! On top of this, Jonathan was relaxed and friendly so it was great to have him there as an extra guest, something everyone there agreed with! The photos he has produced are incredible and they really capture the relaxed fun environment from the day. The full package, don't bother looking anywhere else just book Jonathan!
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