Kind Words

We can't even begin to say thank you enough for our gorgeous photos! We sat and went through every single one of them last night, and I am pretty sure I am going to spend most of today looking at them again at work on my dual screen! :-p Then we will undoubtedly spend the next few days arguing over which to get printed!


You captured every moment, and the entire day, just perfectly. The style of your work really compliments the venue and is exactly what I wanted when I imagined my wedding photos.


You blended in so well on the day and even when we were going through the photos last night we were both like "when did he move round there?... I didn't see him get that shot..." (especially during the speeches)

Thank you so so much.


Memories that we will cherish forever x


Krystene & Ross, Larchfield Estate.

"Jonathan was just fantastic at our wedding. He captured it all so beautifully and so seamlessly you would never have known he was there. Jonathan's style is so natural and the photographs really show everyone so comfortable and happy. The preview arrived quickly (I think within a week!) and the gallery allows you to view, share and download easily. I'd recommend Jonathan to anyone!"


Claire & Ruarc, Ardgillan Castle.

"Casey and I are so thankful for the amazing memories Jonathan created for us on our wedding day. His work captured the true essence of the day, and of us as individuals. I was already a fan of his beautiful photography, but after speaking with him on the phone I was a fan of him too. I got off the phone and immediately told our families, "this is our photographer''.


Planning a wedding abroad wasn't easy, but Jonathan made sure to help us in any way he could. He helped us with location ideas, putting in phone calls if we weren't able, etc. It put us both at ease to know we had someone in our corner who kept the communication open through the entire process. He was so kind to us though everything, really listened and understood what we envisioned our day to be like, and made sure we were able to achieve something we were all happy with. We also very much appreciated his sense of calm during a day that seems to fly by. Our images will be treasured forever and are the perfect blend of our vision, his esthetic, and profound gift of storytelling.


I couldn't recommend Jonathan more highly. You definitely get a talented photographer, but you also get a great person. Our wedding day was more than we ever dreamed possible, and that's because wonderful people like him helped create it."


Heather & Casey, North Antrim Coast.

"From the bottom of our hearts, thank you. We got to relive our day when we saw your beautiful photos ... You were wonderful on the day and made us feel at ease."


Ash & Colly, The Clandeboye Lodge Hotel, Bangor.

"Jonathan, we both love the photos SO MUCH. They are so beautiful. We can't thank you enough ... Everyone really enjoyed meeting you and it was wonderful having you be a part of the day!"


Jess & Eoghan, The Portaferry Hotel.

"Your talents are just superior! ... How did you find the time to go through all those photos? Soo many amazing shots. A lot of feeling and emotion. Great work!"


Steph & Jonny, Orange Tree House, Greyabbey.

"The photos are incredible. Thank you so much. We love them."


Mairead & Matt, Orange Tree House, Greyabbey.

"Both of us are in tears (happy tears!) The photos are amazing, thank you so much."


Ruth & Stephen, Belfast Castle.

"Jonathan, the photos are amazing!! We are blown away! ... Thanks so much, we are so delighted with them!!"


Sinead & Conor, The Mill Park Hotel, Donegal.

"Thank you so much for our beautiful photos! We are both so happy with them and could not have asked for a better photographer or a nicer person to take part in our special day. You put us both at ease and we'll recommend you whenever we can. Hope to work together soon!"


Kathryn & Tim, Galgorm Resort and Spa, Ballymena.

"Thank you for such beautiful images of our wedding day. We are delighted ... we can't stop looking at them, remembering back to what was happening at the time and what we were thinking. The day went by so quickly but you captured so many special moments... Your use of natural lighting is superb. We are definitely going to treasure them and are looking forward to moving house so we can get them framed and on display."


Brian & Deborah, The Merchant Hotel, Belfast.

"Thanks again for the photos. We honestly couldn't be more happy with how you captured our day. Our friends and family remarked all day on how you would already have the photo before they even knew you were there, which is exactly what we wanted! The photos are honestly perfect, you really captured the feel of the day and we will definitely be recommending you."


Katherine & Adam, Limepark Arts & Cottages, Co. Antrim.

"The photos are amazing!!!! Thank you so much ... We've been at three weddings since our own, with the last on New Year's Eve, so I thought I would message you to say thank you once more for our wedding photos. The last photographer delayed us all 20 minutes coming out of the church because he was taking photos and wouldn't let anyone leave. I was starting to lose the will to live until John leaned over & whispered 'he's no Jonathan Ryder'. "


Amy & John, Cliff at Lyons, Co. Kildare.

"We received a lovely surprise in the post today! Thank you very much for the gorgeous parcel. We love the prints, they're great, and the fancy USB! ... Thank you so much for your fantastic photography ... we love them all!"


Grainne & Mat, Lough Eske Castle, Co. Donegal.

"Jonathan is a great family man and an unbelievable artist in how he sees and captures precious moments. The pictures were whimsical, yet dramatic and not posed, he captured the most perfect day of ours lives in a way that I don’t think many others could."


Emma & Neil, Limepark Arts & Cottagers, Co. Antim.

Kind words

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Based in Belfast.



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