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JEFF ASCOUGH

Unobtrusive. This is the word that I like to use whenever anyone asks me to describe my approach to photographing a wedding. The dictionary definition is simple and concise; not conspicuous or attracting attention. It sums up my philosophy perfectly.

 

For me, a wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event that should be photographed quietly, sympathetically, and without the photographer dictating what happens in front of them. As soon as a photographer engages the subject or directs or controls the event, the wedding becomes the photographer’s idea of what the wedding should look like, rather than what it is. Out of respect for the day, I prefer to record it in such a way as to produce images which are honest and truthful and can be enjoyed for generations to come.

 

Over my thirty-year career as a photographer, I’ve covered more than 1500 wedding assignments for people from all walks of life; from the girl-next-door to rock stars and celebrities. My work has been exhibited all over Europe and published worldwide. I am the only British wedding photographer to be included in American Photo’s list of the ten best wedding photographers in the world, and I was voted one of the top five wedding photographers in the world by the BBC. I was also listed as one of the 100 most influential photographers of all time by Professional Photographer magazine and voted ‘You and Your Wedding’ magazine’s wedding photographer of the year three times.

INTERVIEWS & FEATURES

The Washington Post (USA)

Newsweek (USA)

American Photo (USA)

The British Journal of Photography (UK)

Professional Photographer (UK)

Süddeutsche Zeitung (Germany)

Adore Noir (Canada)

Just Married (Italy)

Rock My Wedding (UK)

You and Your Wedding (UK)

Best of Wedding Photography (USA)

Professional Photographer (USA)

Rangefinder (USA)

The Photographer (UK)

Photo Pro (UK)

Wedding Staff (Romania)

London Weddings (UK)

Wedding Photography Select (USA)

Ceci Style (USA)

Wedding Magazine (UK)

The Master Photographer (UK)

CPN (Netherlands)

Crazy Stupid Weddings (USA)

The Wedding Box

B&H Photo

 

EXHIBITED

The Getty Image Gallery (London)

Photokina (Germany)

Visa Pour L’Image – Canon Suite (France)

The Photography Show (UK)

Foro de Fotografos (Spain)

NOTABLE CLIENTS

Radiohead guitarist Ed O’Brien

England cricket legend Kevin Pietersen and popstar Jessica Taylor

The Doors and Elvis Presley bass guitarist Jerry O. Scheff

England football legend Kevin Keegan for his daughter, Laura

Amy Winehouse’s brother Alex

Roxy Music guitarist Phil Manzanera for his daughter, Chloe

Lady Rebecca MacMillan

Leicester Tigers Chairman Peter Tom CBE

Strictly Come Dancing winner Jill Halfpenny

American actor John Allen Nelson (24, Baywatch)

Actor Ian Kelsey (Emmerdale, Blue Murder, Casualty)

BBC TV presenter Libby Potter
Actress Nicola Hughes (Mount Pleasant, Doctors, Eastenders)

Actress and musician Emma Cooke

Journalist Dan Hodges

Celebrity lawyer and TV personality Dean Dunham

Entrepreneur Sir John Timpson for his son, Ollie

Professional footballers Ian Taylor, Scott Dann, Jermaine Beckford, Steve Elliott, Danny Graham, Chris Riggott

MOVIES

Seeking the Light” with Sir Don McCullin

A Marriage Made In Heaven” with Sarah G Ascough

“Masters of Wedding Photography

INTERVIEWS & FEATURES

The Washington Post (USA)

Newsweek (USA)

American Photo (USA)

The British Journal of Photography (UK)

Professional Photographer (UK)

Süddeutsche Zeitung (Germany)

Adore Noir (Canada)

Just Married (Italy)

Rock My Wedding (UK)

You and Your Wedding (UK)

Best of Wedding Photography (USA)

Professional Photographer (USA)

Rangefinder (USA)

The Photographer (UK)

Photo Pro (UK)

Wedding Staff (Romania)

London Weddings (UK)

Wedding Photography Select (USA)

Ceci Style (USA)

Wedding Magazine (UK)

The Master Photographer (UK)

CPN (Netherlands)

Crazy Stupid Weddings (USA)

The Wedding Box

B&H Photo

 

EXHIBITED

The Getty Image Gallery (London)

Photokina (Germany)

Visa Pour L’Image – Canon Suite (France)

The Photography Show (UK)

Foro de Fotografos (Spain)

NOTABLE CLIENTS

Radiohead guitarist Ed O’Brien

England cricket legend Kevin Pietersen and popstar Jessica Taylor

The Doors and Elvis Presley bass guitarist Jerry O. Scheff

England football legend Kevin Keegan for his daughter, Laura

Amy Winehouse’s brother Alex

Roxy Music guitarist Phil Manzanera for his daughter, Chloe

Lady Rebecca MacMillan

Leicester Tigers Chairman Peter Tom CBE

Strictly Come Dancing winner Jill Halfpenny

American actor John Allen Nelson (24, Baywatch)

Actor Ian Kelsey (Emmerdale, Blue Murder, Casualty)

BBC TV presenter Libby Potter
Actress Nicola Hughes (Mount Pleasant, Doctors, Eastenders)

Actress and musician Emma Cooke

Journalist Dan Hodges

Celebrity lawyer and TV personality Dean Dunham

Entrepreneur Sir John Timpson for his son, Ollie

Professional footballers Ian Taylor, Scott Dann, Jermaine Beckford, Steve Elliott, Danny Graham, Chris Riggott

 

MOVIES

Seeking the Light” with Sir Don McCullin

A Marriage Made In Heaven” with Sarah G Ascough

“Masters of Wedding Photography”

For me, a wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event that should be photographed quietly, sympathetically, and without the photographer dictating what happens in front of them. As soon as a photographer engages the subject or directs or controls the event, the wedding becomes the photographer’s idea of what the wedding should look like, rather than what it is. Out of respect for the day, I prefer to record it in such a way as to produce images which are honest and truthful and can be enjoyed for generations to come. Over my thirty-year career as a photographer, I’ve covered more than 1500 wedding assignments for people from all walks of life; from the girl-next-door to rock stars and celebrities. My work has been exhibited all over Europe and published worldwide. I am the only British wedding photographer to be included in American Photo’s list of the ten best wedding photographers in the world, and I was voted one of the top five wedding photographers in the world by the BBC. I was also listed as one of the 100 most influential photographers of all time by Professional Photographer magazine and voted ‘You and Your Wedding’ magazine’s wedding photographer of the year three times.

INTERVIEWS & FEATURES

The Washington Post (USA)
Newsweek (USA)
American Photo (USA)
The British Journal of Photography (UK)
Professional Photographer (UK)
Süddeutsche Zeitung (Germany)
Adore Noir (Canada)
Just Married (Italy)
Rock My Wedding (UK)
You and Your Wedding (UK)
Best of Wedding Photography (USA)
Professional Photographer (USA)
Rangefinder (USA)
The Photographer (UK)
Photo Pro (UK)
Wedding Staff (Romania)
London Weddings (UK)
Wedding Photography Select (USA)
Ceci Style (USA)
Wedding Magazine (UK)
The Master Photographer (UK)
CPN (Netherlands)
Crazy Stupid Weddings (USA)
The Wedding Box
B&H Photo
“Seeking the Light” with Sir Don McCullin
“A Marriage Made In Heaven” with Sarah G Ascough
“Masters of Wedding Photography” with Joe Buissink, Yervant Zanizanian, Denis Reggie, Martin Schembri

NOTABLE CLIENTS

Radiohead guitarist, Ed O’Brien
England cricket legend, Kevin Pietersen, and popstar, Jessica Taylor
The Doors and Elvis Presley bass guitarist, Jerry O. Scheff
England football legend, Kevin Keegan, for his daughter, Laura
Amy Winehouse’s brother, Alex
Roxy Music guitarist, Phil Manzanera, for his daughter, Chloe
Lady Rebecca MacMillan
Leicester Tigers Chairman, Peter Tom CBE
Strictly Come Dancing winner, Jill Halfpenny
American actor, John Allen Nelson (24, Baywatch)
TV and West End actor, Ian Kelsey (Emmerdale, Blue Murder, Casualty)
BBC TV presenter, Libby Potter
TV and West End actress, Nicola Hughes (Mount Pleasant, Doctors, Eastenders)
Actress and musician, Emma Cooke
Journalist, Dan Hodges
Celebrity lawyer and TV personality, Dean Dunham
Entrepreneur, Sir John Timpson, for his son, Ollie
Footballers, Ian Taylor, Jermaine Beckford, Steve Elliott, Danny Graham, Scott Dann, Chris Riggot

EXHIBITED

The Getty Image Gallery (London)
Photokina (Germany)
Visa Pour L’Image – Canon Suite (France)
The Photography Show (UK)
Foro de Fotografos (Spain)

MORE WORDS

"We just wanted to tell you how thrilled we are with the photos. We really do love them. A friend of ours has just rung up crying saying she feels like she is there again as she is looking at the pictures. I think that just about sums it up. We really are over the moon!"

JILL HALFPENNY

"The pictures are great. Thanks for getting them to us so soon. Really happy with them. Really appreciate it you have done a great job."
SCOTT DANN

"Thanks so much for the pictures. We sat on the Spanish Steps in Rome looking at them and both had a little tear in our eyes, we love them - thank you for all your hard work!"

JERMAINE & LAURA BECKFORD

+44 (0) 7545 898 502

jeffascough@mac.com