BEST WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY OF 2018 by John Hope Photography

best wedding photography of 2018

Welcome to my best wedding photography of 2018 annual round up. Is it me or did those 12 months just whizz by? I guess it’s true that time flies when you’re having fun and I certainly enjoyed a great year both personally and professionally. I loved every bit of the weather during the greatest summer of my lifetime (What do you mean I look old enough to have been born before ’76?). Great times with family and friends and some very memorable weddings… And outside of that I still managed to board more planes than in any previous year – some amazing places visited, new friends made and of course no shortage of pictures taken.

You’re here to see photos so I won’t waffle on but I must throw out a few thank yous. Firstly and most importantly to the couples who chose me to photograph the most important day of their lives – the significance, privilege and importance is never lost on me. Thanks SO much one and all. Thanks to all my photographer friends and other supplier buddies in this most amazing of industries that I feel so lucky to work in. I’m a great advocate of networking and you, my ‘colleagues’ add so very much to the enjoyment of this job whilst offering an amazing support network to boot. Shout outs to those I’ve shot alongside this year: Shane, Jon, Phill, Alex, Andy, Jamie, Mark – a massive pleasure guys!

Finally to my perfect little family – the girls always get sad when I have to work away which hurts but it’s all worthwhile for the good times and memories we get to make when we’re together. During the summer Helen and I organised a mini festival as a joint 40th bash. This was one of the best things I’ve ever done. Check out the photos my great friend Matt Long did for us: https://bit.ly/2Mov36F. And in and amongst everything else I’m super proud of Helen for setting up her own HR recruitment business. So yeah…. it’s whizzed by but boy we’ve fitted a lot in!

I’m going to give the final word to some of my clients who have flattered me with some of their feedback this past 12 months (a mix of email thanks and reviews left). Once again, thanks and big love to you all!

Enjoy the photos…

Kind Words:

“John we have opened some wine and sat down to look through the photos and there are just tears flowing!!! They are absolutely amazing! You’ve captured some incredible shots! Honestly can’t thank you enough ?? I’ll send a proper thank you later but just know we’re so happy!”
Nikki & James

“John photographed our wedding in October this year and the photos we have received surpassed anything we could have hoped for. They are utterly incredible and we both shed a tear when watching the beautiful video montage he put together of our day. I can’t recommend him enough. Not only is the end result perfect he is a great person to have as part of your wedding – he’s fun and got on brilliantly with our guests on the day and during the planning he was super helpful and supportive. Listen to any advice he gives – he’s seen it all before. To be honest, we’d like him to be the official photographer for our lives moving forward! Thank you a million times John, I can’t tell you how grateful we are and we already treasure your pictures.”
Liz & Ronan

“I haven’t officially said it but THANK YOU so much for our incredible wedding photos. We love them and can’t stop looking at them! You have captured the day so perfectly. So many friends have said how good you were on the day – chilled/non-invasive but still managing to capture everything and then they have all said how amazing the photos are too. I love that they are not cheesy but relaxed, classy and candid. I hope you win this award. You truly deserve it!”
Rosina & Liam

“We had high expectations and John managed to exceed them, incorporating everything we wanted for the day and beforehand! The photos captured all the emotions & drama as well as our nearest and dearest in their resplendent best, bringing a tear to the eye/lump in the throat whilst leaving us laughing out loud & grinning from ear to ear as we viewed the shots. The full service was exceptional, with invaluable advice helping to make it personal to us with innovative shots the venue have not seen before.”
Isla & Ciaran

“John’s guidance from his great breadth of experience has been incredibly helpful from the start! Communication was excellent – he is based in Yorkshire whereas we live in Cambridgeshire, yet John was always happy to chat on phone/skype. During the wedding day, John fitted in as one of the guests. He was great in organising his arrangements with a difficult church and found some amazing venue photo locations. A great relaxed approach and incredible photos, would highly recommend to anyone!”
Claire & Matt

“John is the complete package. Not only is he an incredibly talented photographer but he is an absolute pleasure to have around on your wedding day. My husband is very awkward in front of the camera but John worked his magic, put us totally at ease and we have the most amazing set of photos from our big day as a result. He was able to guide people for group shots without coming across as bossy, in fact our guests absolutely loved him too! John’s fun, relaxed approach, loud shirts and amazing talent is a really special combo. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him and we’ll be looking for an excuse to use him again in the future if we can!”
Vicky & Matt

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Best wedding photography of 2018 by John Hope Photography. Photos taken at: Askham Hall, Priory Cottages, Slaughters Manor House, Gray’s Court, Schloss Leopoldskron Salzburg, Hooton Pagnell Hall, Manoir De Pontbriand, Dinard, The Manor Barn Harlton, York Minster, The Kingscote Barn, The National Centre for Early Music, The Cotswolds, Severndroog Castle, Sheffield Botanical Gardens, Brocco on the Park, Swinton Park, The Matara Centre, The Yorkshire Wedding Barn, Pembroke Lodge, Stradey Park Hotel, The Tithe Barn Bolton Abbey, Oakwell Hall, The Principal York and The Headland Hotel Newquay, with thanks to all venues and best wishes for 2019!


41 Comments

  • Stunning work as ever boss! So good to finally meet you this year too!!

    on January 30, 2019
    • John Hope Photography commented:

      Likewise – and thank you. Hopefully see you again soon x

      on February 5, 2019
  • Alex Miller commented:

    Boom!!! Amazing work John!! A spectacular year!!

    on January 30, 2019
    • John Hope Photography commented:

      Cheers my man!

      on February 5, 2019
  • Aga Tomaszek commented:

    I loved that! A stream of perfectly executed frames! Loved the use of light in so many of them, great timing & emotion! What an amazing season to look back on xxx

    on January 30, 2019
    • John Hope Photography commented:

      Means a lot Aga, thanks!!

      on February 5, 2019
  • Chris Milner commented:

    Superb work as ever my friend!

    on January 31, 2019
    • John Hope Photography commented:

      Thank you kindly dude

      on February 5, 2019
  • Wow wow wow. Honestly what a set of memories. So many clever shots captured with an artists eye. Well done !

    on January 31, 2019
    • John Hope Photography commented:

      Cheers you bloody legend!

      on February 5, 2019
  • Hayley baxter commented:

    Wow what a stunning sete of images – that shot on the sea edge

    on January 31, 2019
  • Ashley Davenport commented:

    What a year dude! This is bloody amazing work. It is impossible to pick a favourite!

    on February 1, 2019
    • John Hope Photography commented:

      Cheers Ash. All the best for 2019 dude!

      on February 5, 2019
  • Marianne commented:

    Boooootiful work John! Onwards to 2019!!

    on February 1, 2019
    • John Hope Photography commented:

      Cheers MC, appreciate the comment!

      on February 5, 2019
  • Andy Wardle commented:

    Fantastic set dude! Loads of beautiful moments, fun and laughter. Have an ace 2019! ;O)

    on February 2, 2019
    • John Hope Photography commented:

      You too buddy! Thanks…

      on February 5, 2019
  • Bart commented:

    John what a crazy year bro! Totally stunned over the shots you took

    on February 2, 2019
  • Mark Seymour commented:

    Lovely vibrant set of images that really tell the story of your year

    on February 4, 2019
    • John Hope Photography commented:

      Cheers Mark, much appreciated!

      on February 5, 2019
  • Hamish Irvine commented:

    Wow, such beautifully and crisply captured stories. All the golden colour and summer vibes throughout. Can’t pick which one’s the best!

    on February 4, 2019
    • John Hope Photography commented:

      Thanks duuuuude!

      on February 5, 2019
  • Andy Matheson commented:

    What a year, John! Was a pleasure to work alongside you!

    on February 5, 2019
    • John Hope Photography commented:

      Cheers Andy, thanks for your efforts this year and great to see you knocking out some damn fine work!

      on February 5, 2019
  • Tobiah Tayo commented:

    So much greatness! What a fabulous year you seem to have EVERY YEAR!!! Loved the frame in the storm by the sea but they were all excellent!

    on February 5, 2019
    • John Hope Photography commented:

      Too kind my friend!!

      on February 5, 2019
  • matt parry commented:

    So much expression and energy! Cracking set buddy x

    on February 7, 2019
  • Beautiful work Hopey! You have such a nice detail to your photos!

    on February 7, 2019
  • Anneka Ensell commented:

    Really great work! What a great year for you 🙂 Look forward to seeing more of your work this year!

    on February 8, 2019
  • Sam Gibson commented:

    Yes mate!!! Awesome. Really great images, love the lighting and all the laughter. Absolutely nailed. x

    on February 8, 2019
    • John Hope Photography commented:

      Legend – thanks amigo!

      on February 11, 2019
  • Damian Brandon commented:

    Hey John

    What a sublime set, such elegance throughout, beautiful moments and gorgeous editing too, really enjoyed going through this set.

    World class my friend as always, hope to see you for a beer soon buddy!!

    on February 10, 2019
    • John Hope Photography commented:

      Too kind mate! Hopefully catch you at some point this year!

      on February 11, 2019
  • Sam Docker commented:

    A round up of the very highest standard Mr Hope! Moments, portraits, emotion, framing, use of light, edit, all absolutely on point!! Be bloody proud of your work mate, and take a bow!!

    on February 12, 2019
  • Joss Denham commented:

    Beautiful work!

    on February 13, 2019
  • Jordanna commented:

    Beautiful light, gorgeous portraits and some fab moments John. Your work is so timelessly classic. Well done dude!

    on February 15, 2019
    • John Hope Photography commented:

      Ah thanks JM! Hopefully that means I can carry on doing it a while longer ;o)

      on February 15, 2019
  • Lyndsey Goddard commented:

    Lovely collection of images; really timeless and beautiful portraits and great moments too.

    on February 17, 2019
  • So perfect John – you and that golden sunset light! I love how classic but so full of emotion your work is. Stunning.

    on February 19, 2019
  • Adam Riley commented:

    Loved looking through this John, top class portraits and documentary work! Love that tequila shot, and the b&g in church with the Jesus shadow amazing!

    on February 19, 2019
  • Mark Crayden commented:

    Simply stunning wedding photography John!… It certainly looks like you’ve had a Stella 2018 All the best for 2019

    on February 20, 2019

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