Here’s a little about me, Jonathan Owen, my photographic style, my background and some frequently asked questions. If you are ready to book my photography services simply hit the button below!

Lovely to meet you! I’m Jonathan Owen, a 43-year-old event photographer who finds immense joy in capturing life’s candid moments. Currently soaking up life in the picturesque seaside town of Leigh-on-Sea, Essex with my wonderful partner, Suzy, our two dogs Rolo and Chip, and our little bundle of joy, Charlie.

Born and raised in Leigh-on-Sea, with childhood memories filled with never-ending summers spent in Devon, I was nurtured in an environment where photography was a beloved tradition. Thanks to my father, John, an accomplished award-winning amateur photographer, and supported by my deeply creative mum, Pamela, my passion for seizing life’s fleeting yet beautiful moments through the lens runs deep.

My photography style is a blend of authentic, spontaneous moments captured to reveal the radiance in the everyday. From lively local events to the exhilarating pulse of sports gatherings, I embrace an approach of documenting life as it unfolds, in its truest form. It’s about grasping those genuine, ephemeral moments and turning them into enduring memories.

To me, life provides the inspiration – the unexpected smiles, the sudden bursts of laughter, the quiet, tender moments. I’ve embraced photography not just as a profession, but as a way to immortalise those easily missed yet poignant snippets of life.

So, if you’re in Leigh-on-Sea, anywhere in Essex, London, or the surrounding areas, and you’re looking for an event photographer to authentically tell your story, let’s connect. Together, we’ll make sure your moments aren’t just photographed, but truly remembered for years to come. Let’s make some memorable magic!

What Photography Services do I offer?

Event Photography, including:

  • Festival Photography
  • Promotional Photos at live events
  • Private Event Photography
  • Wedding Photography (reportage)

Stopping Time Since 2003

“Stopping Time Since 2003” is more than a tagline; it’s been a fundamental part of my life since I first embarked on my professional photography journey in 2003. Ever since, I’ve been capturing moments that are preserved through my photographs, allowing stories that might have been overlooked or forgotten to be cherished indefinitely. Through sharing these photos, moments that might have faded away are saved and remembered for a lifetime.

Who I've worked with

Just a few of the event brands and venues I have worked with, want to work with me? Get in touch!


Where Are You Based?

I live in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex. Just on the mouth of the River Thames, close to Southend-on-Sea.


What is Your Event Photography Style?

My event photography style is deeply rooted in the reportage tradition, which originated from photojournalism. This approach is all about storytelling through images. As a photographer, I adopt a hands-off method, allowing the day’s events to unfold naturally. My aim is to capture candid, un-staged moments, thereby telling an authentic and genuine story.

I focus on capturing not just the action but also the reactions, immersing myself in the atmosphere and setting of the event. This method isn’t just about snapping what I see; it’s about considering each image thoughtfully, looking for elements that add depth and narrative to the story being told. In doing so, I maintain a friendly, unobtrusive presence. My goal is to blend seamlessly into the background, ensuring that everyone feels comfortable and relaxed. This relaxed approach helps in capturing the true essence of the event, the spontaneous and heartfelt moments that often go un-noticed.

In essence, my photography is about capturing the spirit and emotion of your event in a way that feels genuine and unforced, leaving you with a collection of images that truly encapsulate the essence of your special day.


What areas do you cover?

Leigh-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea, Chelmsford, Basildon, Colchester, and Rayleigh. I also cover the rest of Essex, and beyond. Please get in touch for a bespoke quote for your location.