J S Coates Wedding Photography

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36 Reviews
168 The Long Shoot Nuneaton Warwickshire Warwickshire CV11 6JW

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About J S Coates Wedding Photography

I love to tell the story of your wedding day and to do this I capture the tears, the smiles, the big moments and the little ones. Whether you call it candid, natural wedding photography or documentary, for me it's all about your wedding story. I then like to mix in some epic & beautiful portraits. For me, mixing the storytelling with the protraits is what makes the perfect wedding photography package.

The best thing about how I approach my wedding photography is that it doesnt turn your wedding in to a photoshoot. Most of the day I blend in with the guests. Even during the portraits, I want natural smiles and laughter rather than overly staged cheesy poses.

I'm lucky enough to have one a few awards and recently was blessed with being highly commended at the Wedding Industry Awards 2018. All this is cool, but getting kind words from my couples once they have received their images is the best feedback I could get. 

I would love to hear about your day and how we can make some kick ass images so drop me a message and let's talk all things weddingy :) 


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  • "Captures memories and emotions"
    Jennifer on 9 July 2018

    Jonathan is a one of a kind photographer. He does not just take photographs he captures memories and emotions. Everyone commented on how friendly and good natured he was. It was like we had known him for years. I felt completely at ease during the day, Jonathan is stealthy - like a ninja- you never notice him taking photos which is great as that’s when the magic happens. I would not hestitate to recommend him to friends or family.

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  • "Fantastic addition"
    Charlotte on 9 July 2018

    Jonathan was a fantastic addition to our special day and worth every penny. Everyone commented on how well he integrated into the party and put everyone at ease; it felt like we were spending the day with a good friend. I feel that he went above and beyond our expectations, no demand was too small or too great. The finished results only prove we made the right choice and would happily recommend his services to everyone. Need to get our renewal sorted so we can book Jonathan again!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the price of your service?

I only offer a single package, me all day (I mean very early to very late). Get in touch and I will send you a pricing brochure.

What services do you offer?

The main package is me, all day. Thats from when hair and makeup begin until everyone is drunk and dancing. I don't put a limit on my time and don't charge any extra for staying late. The only extra I offer is a second shooter if you feel you need that.

What does the wedding package include?

My price includes the following; 1. Me all day capturing those amazing moments 2. Any pre-wed meeting we need to make sure your day is amazing 3. A highlight Slideshow reel set to music.....I want tears here :) 4. A private online gallery with all your images that you can view and download 5. Full print release so you can print your images anywhere

How far in advance should I contact you?

Most couples tend to book between 1 year and 18months in advance however, I have bookings up to 2 years in advance too. With that said, just contact me when you are ready to chat.

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

No, my package is all day only. I don't do half days or multiple weddings. I am J S Coates Wedding Photography and it is me that shoots every wedding. I can't, and don't want to be in two places at once. You get my full attention :)

Are you able to travel?

Yes, Ive shot weddings in every corner of the UK and lucky enough to have booked weddings abroad too.

What is the charge for travelling?

This truly depends on where the wedding is. Being in the Midlands I'm blessed to be pretty local to most places so most of the time I do not need to add on travel. On the rare occasions I do, we can discuss the options.

What style of photos do you take?

Storytelling is the best way to describe it. Some people call it natural, candid or reportage...Whatever the cool kids call it, It's about capturing the small moments, the big moments and all the smiles and tears in between. I then create some beautiful kick ass portraits for you too. Blend the two approaches together and you have my style.

What kind of technology do you use?

All of it :) DSLR cameras, multiple lenses, laptops....everything I need to take cool pictures and run my business.

Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?

I just stay focused all day to make sure I get as many moments captured as possible in a creative way. I try and blend in with the guests when I can and get close to make sure you feel like you're in the moment when you view the pictures.

What kind of equipment do you use?

On a wedding day I use 2 x Canon 5D MKiv cameras with a verity of lenses. It's not about the equipment, it's about making cool pictures

Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?

Yes, you get your own online gallery to view and download from. It is password protected so you can choose who sees it and there's a pin number on the download end so you can choose who sees it and who can download from it.

What''s the delivery time for photographic report?

I try to deliver your images within 4 weeks. At the height of the wedding season this may extend to 6 weeks. I want your images to get the attention they deserve and they are all edited by myself.

Do you send all the photos taken?

No, I send all the good ones :) You don't need to see the ones that miss focused, or the the ones where everyone blinked, or 10 of the same photo of hubby doing up his tie or the ones that just didn't work. Part of booking me is trusting me to capture your day in my style. I won't hold back anything good, that's for sure.

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

most of the time I work alone however, If you wish to have a second shooter, this can be arranged. I only use other professional photographers and I guide them in what I want them to capture. I also only use people with a similar style to me. I edit all their files so that our images blend together.

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

I have a close group of photographers that all help each other if the worst happened. You will be happy to know that as yet, I have never missed a wedding I have booked and would have to be hospitalised to do so (If I could turn up with a drip, I would). I'm also part of a nation-wide emergency cover group if I need to call on that.

Do you have the rights to publish the wedding photos?

Like all photographers, the copyright of the images belong to me however, you get a full print release so you can print the images wherever you like. You can also post them online, share them with your friends. All I ask is that you do not sell them.

Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per wedding.

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

I don't put a limit on my time. If there is exciting things happening right at the end of your day, I will want to be there anyway to capture it.

How do you charge extra time?

No charge, see above

What are the forms of payment?

Bank transfer

How do you work?

With a massive smile on face because I do the best job in the world :)

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Where Can I Find J S Coates Wedding Photography?

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

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