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, Online Proofing, Digital Files, Printed Enlargements, Wedding Albums, Photo, Second Shooter Available, Social Media Sharing
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.
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!!
Jonathan was absolutely amazing!! I spent nearly a month researching photographers since I felt the photos were the most important part of the wedding day, and my eye kept going to Jonathans portfolio. Even from my first email with him he was so quick to respond, he customized our package to fit our needs. He even took the time to meet with us a few months before the wedding when we flew to the area. We felt like we made a new best friend. The morning of the wedding I was so nervous and as soon as Jonathan entered the room it was like a weight was lifted off me. Being around him is like being around your best friend. He brings such a great presence and is so fun to work with. He is so creative and full of life and takes it upon himself to capture every detail of your wedding day. Our friends and family absolutely loved him and wouldn't stop raving about him. They were so impressed with both his talent and his personality. The night of the wedding he made us a slide show of some of the photos we were able to watch while eating dinner. He is very passionate about his work, and it speaks for itself. I had very high expectations of him, and he exceeded them. We will definitely use him again for any photography we will need in he future. I wouldn't recommend anyone else to photograph your wedding.
We couldn't be happier with our experience with Jonathan!!! I was nervous about finding a great photographer because my groom and I have proven to be awkward in photos, so we spent a lot of time researching for our destination wedding. We chose Jonathan because we loved his eye for colour and his use of light. He was also extremely responsive with emails. He worked with us to create a package that fit our needs and after our engagement photo shoot, we felt like we had a new best friend. We originally felt awkward in front of the camera but he got us to relax quickly and then we were instantly having fun. Our families and friends fell in love with him and his assistant Ashley at the wedding. They were a blast! We appreciate how they both paid close attention to detail and went above and beyond our expectations. Jonathan got in the plants, laid on the ground, and even hung out of his car while driving to take photos. I really appreciate how Ashley straightened my necklace, moved my sweaty hair pieces, got me a fan, and a drink in a sippy-cup so it wouldn't spill on my dress. Jonathan easily worked in the props that we brought and has a very quick turn around with photos. We really feel like we got more than we paid for with the amount of photos we received and the time they spent with us. We love the variety of photos and how he captured so many sweet and fun moments. Jon even had a sneak peek of twenty photos for us during the reception, which was the best surprise! I cannot say enough nice things about Jonathan and his work. He truly is a talented photographer and a fun person to be around. You will be so grateful you found him!
Jonathan Hare was absolutely amazing to work with, right from my very first email to him. He was very quick to respond to my inquiry and review the different collections that were available. He was also able to customize our collection to meet our needs. His prompt responses via email allowed for us to plan out our wedding day so that everything would run smoothly... and that it did! I LOVED finally getting to meet Jonathan. He is very friendly and personable, which made us feel extremely comfortable with having so many pictures taken. Throughout the day I never felt as if we were posing for staged pictures, I just felt like I was hanging out with my best friend, and someone happened to be capturing these special moments for us! The previews I have received are AMAZING.. I can't wait to get the rest of our collection. Jonathan truly loves what he does. You can tell by his excitement and spirit that he puts his heart and soul into his work.Bottom line... if you're getting married in the Tampa area, choosing Jonathan Hare as your photographer should be a no brainer.
Jonathan was fantastic! We had a destination wedding and he couldn't have made it easier for me. He took time before the ceremony to get ideas and was open to a suggestion of a vogue type photo with all our families I had wanted to try. It turned out better than I hoped with his idea of doing it at the tiki bar. He is so talented! It was so fun working with him and he captured creative special moments for us. Jonathan's personality is fun and it was a great experience for everyone. Our families and kids loved having him there. Don't hesitate on booking with him whether your local or having a destination wedding.
I wish there was an option to give Jonathan Hare a MILLION stars! If you are looking for a photographer, stop now and book him. From the first conversation I had with him prior to booking, I knew our experience with him was going to be great. We were planning a destination wedding, and came to town about 5 months before the ceremony to meet with our vendors. He was able to schedule an engagement photo shoot with us, and the pictures were incredible. He sent a few of his favorites to us that same day, I couldn't believe how quick the turnaround was! He has a very laid back, easy going style. We never felt like we were being over-posed (prom picture style). Jonathan has a way of capturing very natural moments as they occur, and the results are beautiful. The day of the wedding, our wedding party and guests literally fell in love with him! You can tell he loves his job and has a blast doing it. He even had a preview of some of the pictures from earlier in the day ready during dinner and had already made a slideshow, so we and our guests already got to see some of the pictures before the night was over! I can't say enough about how happy we are to have chosen Jonathan as our photographer.
Jonathan was absolutely amazing!! He had so many wonderful ideas and we were all so excited to try them out. Jonathan was a lot of fun to work with and the pictures have turned out amazing! Thank you so much for all your hard work!
Book Jonathan now. Just do it. We did a beach photos engagement shoot, both dry and wet! It was wonderful. He made the entire experience easy and fun. When I woke up the next morning I had an email from him with 13 amazing preview photos. He also got the complete set back to me in less than two weeks. He gave me over 150 pictures from my evening engagement shoot. I even emailed him asking for a specific picture to be done in black and white with a color pop detail, and he happily got that done and sent it right back to me the next day. I will definitely be using him in the future. My fiancee said he couldn't believe that a photo shoot could actually be fun. Most people who have seen my pictures were brought to tears with the raw emotions. And if you want sunset pictures, Jonathan is the right choice for you. He does wonderful editing giving soft touches and making colors really pop.
Amazing guy and photos. So fun and creative!
Jonathan did an amazing job on our engagement and wedding photos! He is very relaxed and fun to work with. My husband and I felt really comfortable with Jonathan from the beginning. We highly recommend Jonathan to be your photographer!
Taking photos with Jonathan is like hanging with one of your best friends...really easy and really fun!! Not only is the experience top notch, but the photos he captures are creatively gorgeous and will make all your guests swoon! He is an elite professional in the photography field and a great person too!!
There was never any question about who we were using for our wedding photos, we even worked our date around Jonathan's availability! Not only does his final product deliver, but the experience is amazing as well. I was super bummed that the weather didn't allow for my original vision, but Jonathan found alternatives that was quite possibly even more perfect than my plan. He is so personable and easy to work with, everyone raved about him! It's not a surprise, but we are SO, SO happy with our choice. We are obsessed!!!
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.