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?
Rings!

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 www.jonnydonovan.com and And you can contact me at jonny@jonnydonovan.com or call me on 07702 785 004.

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