About this Vendor
Best of Weddings Hall of Fame Recipient
Jonathan Hare's work goes above and beyond just moments in time. His spirited dedication to capturing the true essence of your day is shown in every photo. A photographic style unlike any other where photojournalism meets artistic vision.
Artistic, Documentary, Dramatic, Lifestyle, Modern, Vintage
Bridal Portraits, Day After Session, Engagement, Trash The Dress
Getting Engaged, After Party, Rehearsals + Parties, Wedding
Destination Wedding Packages, Destination Weddings, Digital Files, Online Proofing, Photo, Printed Enlargements, Second Shooter Available, Social Media Sharing, Wedding Albums
It's hard to begin to put into words how incredible Jonathan is, in both his work, and his personality. I have a photography background, so I was extremely persnickety about who I would have for our wedding photographer. I went through 100+ portfolios and found Jonathan's. I was in absolutely awe of his work, so we requested an engagement shoot with him. Our engagement photos were wonderful, people had told me I'd have a couple of hundred photos and there would be only 2-3 I would like. We adored all of them. After our engagement shoot we couldn't wait for Jonathan to be a part of a big day, not just because of how excited we were about his photography skills, but because we got on with him spectacularly, and by the time our wedding finished, we already consider him a great friend. I've had friends waiting weeks and months for their wedding photos, Jonathan sent us previews the next day, so I already had amazing photos to show the people who couldn't make it. When I say the photos were amazing, there is no exaggeration, Jonathan has a very special gift, and I cannot do more than say that he is the best choice you can make. We just wish he would move to the west coast so that we can see him more, he will truly be a lifelong friend to us.
Absolutely best wedding photographer!Reviewed on 12/01/2015
We first used Jonathan as our photographer for our engagement photos. I couldn't be any happier with his work and knew we had to have him for our wedding. Our wedding was a small, fall St. Augustine wedding. Jonathan was our photographer and I couldn't have been more pleased with his work. He IS absolutely, no doubt about it, the best at what he does! He makes you feel like the most beautiful and most important person in the room, makes you feel comfortable (no matter how uncomfortable you are taking pictures), and makes sure everything is captured so naturally. Not only did he capture all of the special moments of our wedding but incorporated historic St. Augustine into his shots. I wouldn't recommend anyone else to photograph your wedding.
Best Decision I Ever MadeReviewed on 11/11/2015 Laura T
I cannot describe in words how SPECTACULAR Jonathan Hare is as a wedding photographer and a person. I have very high expectations and Jonathan amazed us with his personality and photography. He makes everyone feel at easy while capturing the most important day in your life. Everyone and I mean everyone just loved and adored him. He is so calm, cool, patient, friendly and creative. He is passionate about making sure he captures your day perfectly. I am blown away by the photography and I haven't even seen them all yet. Other than who I choose to marry, hiring Johnathan as our photographer was the best wedding decision we made and is by far well worth the investment. After the day is over - he was one of the best parts of our wedding and we feel so lucky that we had him by our side that day. Everyone is asking about him and I am already passing his name along. Every bride deserves to feel like a princess and to have those memories perfectly captured and he is guaranteed to do just that. We are forever grateful for Jonathan and feel that he is part of the family.
Jonathan is a true pro. I'm a hobbyist photographer myself, and I'm generally not so impressed by most wedding photogs' work. But Jonathan light years above most wedding photogs. He got amazing shots for us, and his creativity and hard work makes his photos really special. Rather than snap a bunch of boring and generic photos of us at our venue like most photogs do, Jonathan drove us around town in his car in the hours before our wedding day to get photos of us at various cool spots in St Pete, including in front of some fun street art. Jonathan really loves his job and enjoys shooting weddings; even though he's probably done hundreds or thousands of weddings, he didn't seem the least bit jaded. He totally made us feel at ease on our wedding day, as he is a calm guy who is a pleasure to be around. Many good photogs are a pain to deal with and have that artsy pretentiousness / arrogance / obnoxiousness / snobbery, but Jonathan manages to do great work will being a nice and pleasant guy. All the great reviews he has on this site are indicative of his skill as an amazing wedding photog.
I cannot even begin to explain how incredible Jonathan is! If I had to give up everything except for one thing on my wedding day, the one thing I would keep is Jonathan. I usually hate taking pictures because I feel like the process often takes away from the moments. Jonathan had a way of not only capturing moments but creating them. I'm not talking about awkwardly posed fake moments (there was NONE of that); but rather, he created authentic fun loving moments that you remember even without a picture. It is amazing to me that he was able to capture everyone in this perfect light. All of his photos are just beautiful and everyone in them is beautiful. He was so happy and excited for us that he alone made our wedding day feel special. At dinner, he put his laptop on our sweetheart table so we could get a preview and later on the piano for the guests to see. It was magnificent. We loved him. Our guests loved him. There cannot be a more perfect photographer. When I read a review that said, the person would fly Jonathan across the world to photograph their wedding... all I can say is YES! I agree! I feel beyond blessed to have had Jonathan photograph our wedding!
Jonathan was by far the best choice I made in planning my wedding. Recommended by a friend, his artistry clinched the deal for me in reviewing his work online for other couples. He is warm, gracious and easily blended in with our wedding party and guests. I would recommend him 100 times over.
AMAZING and CREATIVE pictures!!! Jonathan is easy going, easy to work with and has a great eye for beautiful pictures. My daughter loves pictures, but her groom was not a picture happy person. Jonathan made the groom comfortable and even got him to smile in a few of the pictures. I'm so happy Jonathan photographed my daughters wedding.
Where do I begin? Jonathan is an example of professionalism and he best vendor I booked for my event. I picked Jonathan because he is incredibly friendly, laid-back, and is all about what the needs of bride/groom. You can tell that this is more than a business or a job to him. His high energy and enthusiasm was a perfect fit for my high energy and busy Indian wedding. It ended up raining on my wedding day but he was by my side giving me constant updates and words of encouragement. He was so flexible with photo locations changing due to the rain. My guests also remarked on how nice and engaging Jonathan was throughout the event. From the minute I contacted him he was so responsive and professional. Main reason for picking Jonathan is his artistic and fun spin on wedding photographs. And how he takes simple photos and made them visually stunning. Jonathan more than stood up to the task of capturing the family moments but also the essence of our day. My Indian wedding was full of rituals and bright colors...Jonathan did such a fantastic job of capturing the colors, details and the overall vibe. The best part is how fast he worked on sending us the edited photos after the wedding. I became so emotional looking at the photos because I easily relived the day because he was able to capture all the emotions, fun and celebration. I can't recommend Jonathan enough! He is incredibly professional, kind and the perfect photographer to capture the memories that will help you transport back to the day.
My family and I LOVED Jonathan. Including the event planner for our wedding at Prairie Glenn Barn, they loved him, too! He was personable, kind and willing to do the must-have shots my mom wanted LOL His prices are reasonable and even far better than what I had seen from other wedding photographers. His photos are real and charming and we are so blessed to have had him be a part of our big day.
Saying Jonathan did an amazing job is an understatement. We couldn't ask for a better photographer or person to be a part of our wedding day.
One of the most important things about our wedding was having a good photographer... Jonathan was everything we wanted and more and we would have arranged our whole wedding around his schedule to make sure we had him! His work is incredible and he makes everyone feel so comfortable... in the moments that counted we didn't even know he was there but he captured every special moment in the most unique way. Not only do we have the most amazing pictures but Jonathan made our day more special just by being there. He became one of the guest and everyone at the wedding commented both on his work and on his charismatic personally. Thank you Jonathan we love you ! Samantha & Jason
Jonathan is an investment in the most amazing day of your life, being captured exactly as it was, to remember for the rest of your life. Jonathan has an eye most others lack. He is extremely flexible to do what you want but I promise your best shots will be the ones where he just "does his thing." This man is one of the most talented photographers I have ever worked with. I have some "photo-snob" friends and they were in awe of his work. Thank you for capturing every aspect of my day! My photos will be cherished forever!
We were truly blown away by Jonathan. He was SO personable, professional, and fun to work with!!!! He left a little sneak peak of some pictures he had taken by dinner and we were truly blown away!!!! He has an amazing God given talent for photography. Thank you Jonathan!!!!!!!!!!! I promise you will NOT regret booking him!!!
Jonathan was, simply put, awesome to work with; his easy-going, confident attitude helped take the edge off of what could have been a stressful process (especially with multiple families vying for photo time). This is not to mention his photography itself, which was absolutely fantastic. We highly recommend his services.
Marrying my now husband was the best decision I've ever made. Having Jonathan shoot my wedding was the second best. The passion he has for photography is palpable, and he truly made the photo sessions relaxed and fun. I would recommend him a million times over!
Jonathan came to me as a referral from a co-worker who had been in many weddings with Jonathan as the photographer. She had glowing reviews of not only his outstanding and creative work, but of his interactions with the bridal parties and families. Choosing Jonathan as our photographer was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. After booking, Jonathan traveled 3.5 hours and spent an entire day doing our engagement shoot in the city and spots we wanted and the pictures were absolutely stunning. On our wedding day, Jonathan arrived early to scope out the most perfect locations, lighting and picture ideas in order to capture the most beautiful moments with our families, bridal party, and guests. Rooftop ceremony, beach photo shoot and ballroom reception-he captured it all elegantly and creatively to produce breathtaking photos that we will cherish for the rest of our lives. On top of it all, he was an absolute pleasure to work with! Jonathan lives up to all of his excellent reviews and then some! HIGHLY recommend!
We could not recommend Johnathan enough! The pictures are amazing and he is so much fun to work with. All of our wedding party complimented how easy he made the picture process and he timed it perfectly so we didn't feel rushed but still got all the shots we needed. We are so happy we used him for our wedding 😊
I had spent a lot of time looking at other wedding photographers. I liked their work, but it all seemed very posed, very airbrushed, and with not many candid moments. Plus, many only offered their services for 6 or 8 hours on the wedding day at a high price. Jonathan came recommended to me by a friend. Within minutes of looking at his photos, I was interested. He had a true eye for capturing incredible moments when no one was looking. Nothing about his work look posed or forced. I gave Jonathan a call and felt like I was talking to an old friend. Jonathan was incredibly easy, flexible, and professional throughout our entire time working with him. He stayed with us the entire day of our wedding. From morning to the very, very, very end of the wedding reception. The previews I have seen thus far are out of this world. Unique, fun, breathtaking are all words I can use to describe each photo. He even prepared a slideshow for us that we could watch at our reception. Our guests could not stop praising the moments he had captured! Jonathan was also a huge hit with our guests. He somehow managed to capture every moment of our day while blending in (without seeming like he was snapping photos in everyone's face, as we've seen some photographers do at weddings!) and befriending everyone. My husband is not one to feel comfortable in front of the camera and Jonathan had us laughing and at ease the entire day. So much of the wonderfulness of a wedding day comes down to the people you surround yourself with, and that goes to the vendors. We already are looking forward to hanging out with him in the future and feel so lucky to have found him. If you hire him, you will not regret it!!! He is amazing!
We really cannot say enough good things about Jonathon. The pictures are out of this world! We also had so much fun taking them. It was the highlight of our night. All of our friends and family can't stop raving about the pictures. He made our wedding day look like a million bucks and we can't thank him enough for the memories. He is a true artist and an all around awesome guy!
Jonathan Hare Photography is the absolute BEST. We used Jonathan for our engagement photos prior to our wedding and then hired him for our wedding day based on his work. After our wedding day, we will use Jonathan for anything and everything. His work is absolutely amazing. He really has an eye for lighting and color and he can envision beautiful photos and make them come to life. He was professional from day one, but added so much fun and energy to our wedding day. I had tons of guests coming up saying that they loved Jonathan and his team. We've gotten so many compliments on our photos and we are highly recommending him to family, friends, and anyone who asks. We can't even choose which photos to put up in the house because there are SO many great ones. I've worked with other photographers for friends weddings, cheerleading photo shoots (as a cheerleader and college coach), etc. and no one in the business compares to Jonathan. I honestly just can not say enough about him. We could not have chosen a better photographer for our wedding and we will be using him for all of our photography needs from here on out. HIGHEST recommendation for Jonathan Hare Photography!!!
Jonathan helped make our wedding and wedding planning experience everything it was. Not only is his work UNREAL, but his personality and passion for what he does makes his work even better. Jonathan is one of the nicest people we have ever met. He made every single person at our wedding feel comfortable as if they have known him forever. He made us feel so special, loved and excited for everything that was to come. He was super accommodating to our schedule, budget and special personal touches we wanted to include in our photos. The list can go on and on about Jonathan and his work...absolutely AMAZING!
Look no further, because you will not find a better photographer than Jonathon Hare! Jonathon is just absolutely amazing!!! Not only is he the most artistic photographer, he is also a fun-loving, caring and compassionate person. Our wedding took place on 11/5/16 Unfortunately at our wedding, a mistake was made that resulted in my new sister having to be transported to the hospital via ambulance. My new husband and I were in shock, beyond sad and angry, and were unable to take a lot of the photos that we wanted to as new husband and wife. During this tragic time though, Jonathon put his camera aside and instantly became a friend. He comforted the bridal party as we were all devastated. He ran upstairs inside the venue and brought down waters, and asked what he could do to comfort us. In that moment, he showed his true colors of the person he is, and you couldn't ask for anyone better. Our families were beyond grateful for his help during that trying time. My new in-laws headed off to the hospital with their daughter but instructed us to continue with the wedding, so we did. Jonathon helped get the party started with his fun energy and amazing spirit. He even pulled my nephew to the side and let him take pictures alongside him with his other camera. So much fun! Jonathon showed us previews on his laptop of some of the photos from the ceremony and during the times we were getting ready , and we were in awe of the beautiful pictures he had captured. It is difficult to even describe to you the quality of his pictures... simply stunning! His candids are priceless! Just one meeting with him, and you will be hooked. His personality and photography skills will capture your heart. So once again, look no further for a photographer, because Jonathon Hare is your man!
Jonathan was the absolute BEST. We feel so very lucky to have had him as part of our day. If you are looking to have a professional who listens to your vision for pictures Jonathan is your person. He made our day wonderful! From the time he came to meet us to our Sparkler send off Jonathan was capturing every moment. He takes in the scenery and each picture has its own message for the bride and groom. Throughout the day he would catch moments without posing everyone creating very natural pictures; he is a true artist with the camera. Our guest enjoyed having him around, he blended in and our guests enjoyed his company. We LOVED HIM and would recommend our new friend we have made through our planning process!
What can I say about Jonathan...his work is stunning, his smile is infectious, the care he takes with his clients is unmatched. He was absolutely a joy to be around on our special day. If you need a photographer...look no further. This guy is THE GUY!!!!
Jonathan Hare is truly an artist. Not only is his work amazing, he is genuinely EXCITED to be a part of your occasion & his enthusiasm has no bounds!! We fell in LOVE with his photography & hired Jonathan to be a part of our wedding day - ALL guests at our wedding thought he was a part of the family, or that we had known him for years. FIVE STAR SERVICE all around!!
Meet The President
Working with couples on their wedding day is something that brings me great joy. I absolutely love my job and I am so thankful to be able to fulfill my passion each and every weekend. I pride myself on making sure I bring something different to the wedding day each and every time I shoot. The unique style of my photography combines a fun, artistic vision that is unlike any other. I've been blessed with meeting so many amazing people on this journey and I cannot wait to meet you! Look forward to making your day truly one of a kind.