“I have always loved looking at Jon’s photos. He has a really special talent for capturing precious moments that I didn’t even know happened and makes them look extra beautiful with the way he incorporates natural lighting. His documentary style of photography makes every photo a genuine reflection of the event.
Jon also has a big heart and has kindly donated his time two years in a row to capture our charity walk for Save the Mothers. His photos were loved by everyone at the organization. The photos are beautiful and captured so much joy in all our participants.”
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Alex and Vania - Blue Water Cafe
“Jon was our photographer for our engagement photos and our wedding day. From the beginning, he was friendly, engaging, professional, and most importantly, we felt that he genuinely cared about capturing who we were as individuals and as a couple through the photos. Jon was very organized, planned out the logistics well ahead of time, and communicated with us regularly to discuss how our plans were coming together for the big day.
When we received our wedding photos (very promptly by the way considering he welcomed his first child a few weeks after our wedding), we were so impressed by how well he captured the soul and essence of our day. His documentary style perfectly portrayed the big and small moments that made up our day and we will always be able to re-live them through his photos. Thank you, Jon!”
Mike and Selina - Chinese Wedding Banquet at Dynasty Seafood Restaurant
"Jon was our photographer for our Chinese wedding banquet. I loved his portfolio and wanted a candid look at our fairly unstructured night of eating. He also included a printed photo book as part of his package - it's so nice to have a physical object to flip through to bring back all our memories. He was very accommodating with our (read: my parents') special requests and gave us suggestions as to how best capture the evening. He's very personable and friendly, and easily won over all my aunties and uncles. I loved working with him and I loved the end results. He was quick with delivering our photos too - I think he only took a month to give us our shots!"
Stanley and Jen - Burnaby Alliance Church and Westwood Plateau Golf Course
(See their wedding here)
"We were blessed to have Jonathan Desmond Photography photograph both our engagement photos and our wedding (with Juliette of Ivory and Gold seconding at our wedding). Working with Jon was a pleasure throughout both experiences.
Early on, we determined that Jon's passion for documentary-style photography as well as his love for the art of photography suited our goals well. Jon has a calm, pleasant and engaging demeanor which helped to put us, our wedding party and our guests at ease by providing enough direction for everyone to know what was going on while leaving plenty of room for himself to capture the spontaneity of the day. Jon's discrete attentiveness also enables him to pick up on little things that add depth to the memories captured in his photos.The ease of our experience with Juliette at our wedding is also a testimony of Jon's professionalism, character and the company that he keeps."
(See their wedding here)
"Jonathan was wonderful to work with. He brings great creativity to his work, he is flexible and he listens to your needs. It was a great experience. We were very happy with all of Jonathan's work. We consistently tell our friends about how great our photographer was at our wedding. I would recommend Jonathan to my entire network of family friends."
"Thank you for capturing this memorable day for us.
Not only are your creativity and photography skills reflected in our beautiful photos, but your warmth, patience and kindness just made our cherished day extra special! 😊 You are very talented!! Thank for for the outstanding photography:)"
- Nick and Dayna
“Jonathan's photography is technically excellent and artistically inspired. He is a pleasure to interact with. Photography was a top priority for us and we shopped way way ahead. We had our pick of the best of Vancouver and met with several of the best-known, award-winningest wedding photographers in the city. In the end, Jonathan came out as our first choice.
To our surprise, our engagement shoot ended up being one of the funner dates of our relationship so far, thanks to Jonathan's creativity and cheerful nature. Prior to the wedding day, he communicated effectively and reliably to make sure we got exactly what we wanted, and his hard-won experience and expertise put us at ease.
When it comes to wedding photos, couples want LOTS of photos, and that is what we got, but more importantly, every shot was beautifully done. He unobtrusively captured a lot of great , intimate, documentary-moments as well as take the obligatory posed photo shots with friends and family (still beautiful though!). Another plus, he did some wedding photographer-style magic with his ladder and various angles to capture all of our wedding guests in a super-tight venue space.
Turnaround for final products was within the promised time, and the pictures knocked our friends's socks off. I couldn't recommend him more highly.”
"Jon shot our wedding alongside Jody Nay, and up until our wedding we hadn't met him. That isn't an issue when you're working with him - he's friendly, warm and so easy to work with. He immerses himself into moments, and captures incredible images doing so. We had a multi-day wedding, and by the end of it, Jon felt like family. We love looking back at his photos, as they bring back so many wonderful memories. It was such a pleasure working with him, and we were so happy that he was a part of our wedding. Thank you so much for everything, Jon - we're so grateful for your amazing work!"
-Irfan and Sajeda
"We recently used Jonathan to shoot photos of our cat (and us at times) and the experience was absolutely wonderful. Our cat is quite shy and I was worried that she'd literally hide for the entire session. Instead, the exact opposite happened. Jonathan has such a warm, calm energy that our little beast was following him around the condo making sure to get photos in all her favourite spots.
Jonathan himself was extremely friendly and very easy to talk to. He uses a documentary-style of photography which leads to photos that capture the genuine emotion of the moment (as opposed to posed shots). He was respectful towards both us and our home and just a pleasure to be around. Most importantly, the photos he took turned out to be absolutely wonderful. I've already recommended Jonathan to my friends and will continue to do so.
- Tyler and Elizabeth
Ross and Lynn - Wedding Reception Dinner - Vancouver
"We had eloped to the Sunshine Coast, BC but had a small reception dinner back in Vancouver and wanted a second photo shoot in Gastown and of our guests at the dinner so we commissioned Jonathan Desmond Photography to document this part of our celebration.
We met Jonathan to view his previous work and was impressed by his ability to capture the candid moments and the rich colours of his photography. This influenced our decision to commission him for our wedding function. With his ability to really hear the aesthetic we were going for, we were able to have a set of photos that were fun, creative and that instantly conjure the precious memories of our special occasion whenever we look at them now. We were absolutely confident in his choices and were left to enjoy the experience of the event."
- Ross and Lynn