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A Year On Film. Supplier Showcase: Jonny Draper Photography

January 14th, 2014 | Julia Braime

Jonny Draper Photography

Jen & Jim

This afternoon I’m letting my great friend, Brides Up North Featured Supplier and absolutely amazing (jah-mazing!) wedding photographer Jonny Draper Photography hijack these pretty pages with his round up of the year that was.  What do I mean “letting him”?!  This man would find some way to do it anyway!  

In any case, it’s a win-win, since for me, Jonny’s favourite selection of images from 2013 brings home what a fantastic year the last one was here on the wedding blog too.  I spot more than a few Brides Up North Real Weddings in his selection!

So many love stories, so many gorgeous brides, handsome grooms, happy families, beautiful settings, touching moments, rip roaring celebrations, hi jinks, laughter and excitement.  I’m all about a recap, but here’s hoping that 2014 has even more of all that good stuff (And even more of it) to come:  behind Jonny’s lens, on Brides Up North and in your very own wedding days and special times too. 

Let’s get going. 

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Abi & Tom

Jonny says:  2013.  What a year.  I shot some of the most amazing weddings you could ever imagine, LOVE Bridal Boutique had an immense first full year and I launched Jonny Draper Photography Training, which was absolutely brilliant.

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Ella & Lee

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Ash & Paul

Jonny Draper Photography

Jenny & Ross

I’m so excited for 2014 – I’ve got a diary packed with incredible weddings, there are some VERY exciting plans where LOVE Bridal is concerned, I’m just about to release dates for spring Masterclasses in wedding photography along with one or two other very exciting things that are in the pipeline – it’s going to be an awesome year! 

Jonny Draper Photography

Ange & Mark

Jonny Draper Photography

Emma & Chris

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Fiona & Giles

Jonny Draper Photography

Jenny & James

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Karin & Joe

So before I get properly stuck into 2014, I wanted to look back on 2013, on the weddings that I’ve shot and the wonderful moments I’ve been lucky enough to be involved in.  And who better to share that with than Brides Up North?

Jonny Draper Photography

Anitha & Nick


Becki & Jamie


Anna & Mark


Suzanne & Jamie


Gem & Mike


Carly & Andy

I’ve done a review of the year for the last few years now and I like to make it difficult for myself.  I only choose one single image from each wedding.  And it’s entirely from my perspective.  The images I’ve chosen below reflect my experiences, my enjoyment and my interpretation of each wedding.  They remind me of how I felt at all of these wonderful weddings and they make me happy when I look at them.  So please enjoy looking through my 2013 weddings in less than 50 images!

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Charlotte & Jon


Laura & Dave


Lauren & Carl


Clare & Ian


Emily & Nick


Leighanne & Aidan


Leona & Ed


Rachel & James


Charlotte & Paul


Gemma & Ben


Luciana & Mike


Caroline & Freddie


Lisa & James


Lucy & James


Faye & Alec


Clare & James


Sarah & Andrew


Ruth & John


Sarah & Paddy


Maria & Logs


Laura & Keir


Louise & Chris


Talia & Martin


Kirsty & David


Zoe & Suikei


Donna & Wayne


Tina & Chris


Pollyanna & Matt


Chloe & Mark

To see more of Jonny’s work on Brides Up North click here (there’s lots of gorgeous to look through).  You can also contact Jonny via his website at


Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © 2013 Jonny Draper Photography

Jonny Draper Photography is a Brides Up North Featured Supplier and this is a sponsored post

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  • January 17, 2014 | Permalink | Reply

    Amazing shots from an amazing year!
    Love the way that no two shots are the same.

    All the best to you and LOVE Bridal for another epic year! <3 x

  • January 19, 2014 | Permalink | Reply

    Top job Mr D! Love being part of your’s and Emma’s world.. True talent and true friends.. xxxx

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Julia Braime
Former lawyer and bride to be Julia founded Brides Up North in 2010 with a chip on her shoulder. Frustrated by the poor Northern presence in glossy bridal magazines and online, she decided to do something about it herself. Astounded by the rapid growth of her blog and brand, Julia now manages Brides Up North’s online content alongside their busy wedding exhibition season, industry events and related commissions. And she’s always, always, got a new project on the go…

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