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Is it just me or does each successive year go by more quickly than the last? 2019 just flew which means it must have been a cracker and on both a personal and business level it most definitely was for me. Plenty an adventure; good times with amazing people; new places visited; new friends made…

As I continue to look for the best life balance I can 2019 saw me set a lower limit on the number of weddings I took on to allow space for other work projects and personal plans. Quite frankly this was great and meant I was always fresh and bang up for each wedding. This pattern will continue going forwards so whilst it’s very much game on for 2021, if you’re reading this as a couple getting married in 2020 please don’t delay getting in touch as at the point of writing I’m only taking on another 5 weddings before closing the books for this year.

Aaaaanyway, I want to keep the chat brief because who’s got time to read a load of waffle? A few thanks and shout outs before I sign off though… To all the couples who placed their trust in me to capture their wedding in 2019 – it was truly a privilege and a pleasure! From the bottom of my heart – thank you! To my many and varied crazy, lovely and passionate photographer friends – you inspire me as artists, as business people and as humans. Wedding photographers are a special breed for sure! And thanks and mad love to my amazing little tribe – it’s never easy leaving you guys to go away with work but the flexibility this job affords means we’re able to go on some great adventures together and the memory cup is brim full from 2019. Love you always x

So here it is: a selection of my best uk wedding photography 2019, capturing all the love, fun, emotions, style, energy, joy and those funny little moments I’m privileged to witness by going to a load of weddings every year! I hope you enjoy and don’t forget to forward this link onto all your lovely recently engaged friends ;o)

I don’t know about you but I can’t to see what 2020 has in store. It’s a new decade and I’m strapped in and ready for the ride to continue. Catch you on the flipside….


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“All the photos are just amazing!! You were amazing on the wedding day and we couldn’t have asked for a better photographer!” Sophie & Olly

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“John was absolutely fantastic from start to finish; not only are his photos absolutely stunning, but he’s so knowledgeable and genuinely a really nice guy. He was such a pleasure to work with and we would highly recommend.” Jessie & Johnny

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“Oh my goodness John, words just can’t describe how happy we are! We’ve had a look through them all tonight together and there have been lots of tears! Going to show the family tomorrow so I’m sure there will be even more then! Honestly John, we are just over the moon. I couldn’t have imagined anything better than these – it’s captured the day so perfectly. Thank you so so much!” Jenny & Dan

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“We couldn’t have asked for a better photographer – honestly – so thank you! As a couple who aren’t necessarily comfortable in front of the camera, you were really easy to work with. In fact, I’d personally say that you were so much more than a photographer, actually. Someone to turn to for advice, super organised, a calming influence, and great fun to be around too.” Charlotte & Rich

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“Wow John, we have just gone through them all and are blown away! You have captured the day so beautifully – they are amazing. Thank you SO much x” Kate & Simon

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“John surpassed all of our hopes and expectations for our wedding photography and the photos we received were so much better than we even hoped for! Tom and I are both awkward people who don’t photograph well and so we were blown away that he managed to make us look so good! I felt more emotional looking back on the pictures than I did on the day as it flew by so I’m so pleased we have such an incredible set of pictures to re-live it.

Photos aside, John gave us some invaluable help and advice when planning the timings for the day and literally saved the day when all the timings went out of the window when the BBQ was late. He’s a genuinely lovely, happy and enthusiastic man which didn’t go unnoticed by our family and friends who also commented what friendly, helpful and great guy he is. I would recommend John without a doubt to anyone.” Eloise & Tom

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“We absolutely love all the photos and just want to say a huge thank you for capturing our Wedding Day so perfectly!” Jack & Eliza

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Best UK wedding photography of 2019 by John Hope Photography. Thanks and best wishes to all the venues I shot at in 2019: The Kingscote Barn, Gate Street Barn, Newton Hall, Stagg Lodge, Macdonald Leeming House, Blackbrook House, Birdsgrove House, The Orangery at Settrington, The Mansion Leeds, Thornbridge Hall, The Craven Arms Cruck Barn, Donington Park Farmhouse, Skipbridge Country Weddings, St Donat’s Castle, Rudding Park, Whitmore Hall, De Vere Cranage Estate, Forest and Vale Hotel, Foxton Village Hall, Notley Abbey, Whirlow Hall Farm, Pendley Manor wedding photography all by John Hope.


  • Martyn Hand commented:

    Incedible collection of images there mate!! So sharp, consistent and clean! Seriously world class!!!

    on January 10, 2020
  • Joe Upton commented:

    Absolutely incredible – such a volume of genuinely stunning shots. Awesome!

    on January 10, 2020
  • Ian Phillips commented:

    Another incredible year’s work. I first looked at one of these when you did our own wedding three years ago – primarily to see if any of ours had made the cut of course! (They did, phew).

    However I’ve found myself coming back to look every year since too. I’d never have thought the pictures of someone else’s wedding, most of whom I’ve never met, would capture my interest, but the pictures you take aren’t just photos, they manage to make the story and the personalities shine through in a way that completely sucks you in.

    I’d highly recommend you to anyone looking for a photographer for their own wedding and can’t wait to see what 2020 brings.

    on January 11, 2020
    • John Hope Photography commented:

      This means a lot – thanks my friend!

      on January 11, 2020
  • Katie & Shaun commented:

    I never thought our wedding pictures would be as stunning as they were….John you were the best, you captured the most precious moments and I still tear up seeing our pictures. So pleased we had you as our wedding photographer, can’t wait for the album.

    on January 11, 2020
    • John Hope Photography commented:

      Ah thanks Katie! Big love to you both!

      on January 11, 2020
  • John Clowes commented:

    John’s gift is capturing those unique moments and turning them into unforgettable memories. A real wow factor!
    Another impressive year’s catalogue of photos from a photographer at the very top of his game.

    on January 11, 2020
  • J and T commented:

    Fabulous pictures as always! Would highly recommend

    on January 11, 2020
  • Alex Miller commented:

    Amazing images from what looks like an amazing year!! It’s always such a pleasure looking through your work John & I hope we manage to catch up in person in 2020!

    on January 12, 2020
  • Maria Assia commented:

    Looks like you had an excellent year and captured some great moments. Really well done.

    on January 13, 2020
  • Marek commented:

    Such an amazing set, a true joy to look through!

    on January 13, 2020
  • Maria Assia commented:

    Looks like it was a cracker of a year!

    on January 14, 2020
  • Lucy Turnbull commented:

    Total rockstar.
    Every single frame is epic.
    What a year you’ve had

    on January 14, 2020
  • Pure Photo N.I commented:

    Wonderful work John, best wishes for 2020.

    on January 15, 2020
  • Aden Priest commented:

    The shot with the bride looking out the car, absolutely beautiful lighting. Such an incredible set of images.

    on January 16, 2020
  • Luke Hayden commented:

    Dude, seriously fantastic set of images. It’s been great following your work over the years and watch you smash out weddings consistently.

    on January 16, 2020
    • John Hope Photography commented:

      Thanks my man – appreciate it!

      on January 16, 2020
  • Steve Gerrard commented:

    So much life in your images mate, and they’re so sharp!
    Looks like you’ve had a mega year. Hope 2020 is equally as great.

    on January 18, 2020
  • lee allen commented:

    Nice work John – looks like a fun year

    on January 19, 2020
  • Damian Brandon commented:

    Wow, I absolute love your work, such clean sharp vibrant images with an incredible consistent flair that is very John Hope – Amazing mate!!

    That shot of the bride in the car with that insane light bringing out those eye’s – Incredible!!

    on January 20, 2020
  • Lee Dann commented:

    Amazing body of work and all in one year…..stunning

    on January 21, 2020
  • Sam commented:

    Great stuff John, what a cracking bunch of images! Really beautiful work.

    on January 22, 2020
  • What a pleasure it was to see you twice in 2019! Smashing round up JH. Adore it all.

    on January 24, 2020
  • Matt Parry commented:

    Really enjoyed looking through these Buddy!! so much character, joy and emotion!!!

    on January 25, 2020
  • Laura Babb commented:

    All killer, no filler. Congrats on another awesome year, John.

    on January 29, 2020
  • Igor Demba commented:

    So many good vibes homie! You absolutely smashed 2019 and I can’t wait to see what you do with 2020.

    on January 29, 2020
  • Paul Keppel commented:

    such an amazing set of images, killer portraits with perfect timed candids. Have a awesome 2020

    on February 2, 2020
  • Andy Wardle commented:

    Fantastic dude! So much emotion and capturing all that is great about weddings! Hope you have an ace 2020 dude!

    on February 11, 2020
  • lee allen commented:

    What an enjoyable romp through a year with Mr Hope

    on February 13, 2020
  • Adam Riley commented:

    So glad I finally got chance to check this post out dude. Totally amazing as always!!

    on March 3, 2020
  • Lyndsey Goddard commented:

    Cracking set of pictures. Lots of comedy gold and really beautiful portraits. Lovely stuff 🙂

    on April 20, 2020
  • Andrew Stonier commented:

    Well that looks like it was a fun year?!?!? Great mages and great light too 🙂

    on June 17, 2020
  • Krystian commented:

    These are truly magical John! Love the way you use an off-camera flash!

    on May 18, 2022

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