Introducing OMG Sponsor Jonny Donovan

Good morning OMG readers! Hope you are having a lovely weekend and have some nice plans for your Sunday afternoon. I am continuing on from yesterday’s sponsor feature with another great photographer intro today! Meet Jonny Donovan! What I really love about Jonny’s work is the way he uses architecture to frame his shots. I’m a bit venue person and love it when a photographer manages to capture the great ceilings, columns, or details in a wedding venue. Anyway, enough about me and onto the fabulous Jonny Donovan! Here goes…

1. OMG Tell us a bit about yourself?
Hi. My name is Jonny and I’m a wedding photographer.

I love photographing emotion. When my images make other people happy, it makes me feel good. I’m really lucky with how much travel I get to do with my job and I love meeting new people. Photographing weddings is a real privilege because everyone looks fabulous and there’s so much feeling around – plus with everything going on nobody notices the camera – it’s basically a photographer’s dream scenario.

2. Describe yourself in 3 words
Friendly. Fun. Adventurous.

3. What do you wish all couples knew about you?
I speak fluent Swahili. I learned it whilst working abroad as a journalist for the BBC World Service, which is where I got into photography. A few years after I came home I realised that I was photographing quite a few weddings, and that I was really enjoying it, so I thought I should take it seriously. Now weddings make up a large portion of my work, but I also photograph portraits, children and families and editorial commissions. Anything with people in it.

4. If you could give brides 1 tip, what would it be?
Budget more time into the day than you think you need. It’s better to enjoy a few things properly, than many things only partially.

5. If you could give grooms 1 tip, what would it be?

6. Any wedding / wedding industry pet peeves?
When people don’t write their own speeches.

7. Where do you see your business in –
1 month – I have a couple of fantastic winter weddings to shoot so that will keep me busy.
1 year – I would like to be noticeably better at what I do.
5 years – I’d like to be the go-to guy for available-light weddings in the South East.

8. Anything else you want to share?
Please view my portfolio at and And you can contact me at or call me on 07702 785 004.

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