Photography in North London and the south east UK

Photos for your special occasion.

Specialising in weddings, parties, Bar and Bat-Mitzvah’s, schools and commercial photography, Jon Jaffa is a well seasoned professional photographer based in North London.

Whether you are looking for a photographer for a small party, family portrait or full scale wedding Jon has the equipment, knowledge and personality to deliver great photos for every occasion.

Wedding photography

Your wedding is a special day that you will never forget and it’s important that you have a professional wedding photographer to capture those special moments during the event. Jon will be there, camera in hand to shoot before, during and after the ceremony giving you those all important memories to keep forever.

For your Bar and Bat-Mitzvah photography

Let Jon capture all the fun and excitement of your son or daughter’s Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah. Fun, relaxed and informal Bar & Bat Mitzvah photography at it’s best.

Shul or home sitting is included and Jon always stays right to the end of the party.

Fundraising for schools

Family photo days are a great way to raise money on the weekends. Class photography in the new style with children’s individual portraits as well.

Commercial Photography

Personal PR headshot and portraits, shots for small businesses and companies.

Photography for parties and special events

Jon gets to photograph a wide variety of events, from royalty and the emperor of Japan through to local community events. He will quite often get involved in whatever is going on !

Photography North London Functions Weddings Parties

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About Jon

Jon is one of life’s incredibly lucky people. He has been able to devote his working life to photography and make a success of it.

Combining state of the art equipment with a lifetime of experience ensures quality and quantity and every image gets the full Photoshop treatment.

He knows the importance of value and you will always receive more photographs than the package says – sometimes a lot more – at no extra cost. Amongst your images you will receive a range of special effects, including colour picked out in a B&W image , B&W, spins and creative blurs.

Whether in the thick of it on the dance floor, capturing expressive faces during speeches, or capturing any one of those other unexpected happenings that go to make up your special day, he seems to radiate calm in any situation.

Jon always stays right to the end of the evening.

First steps into photography

I was 8 years old, on holiday in Cornwall, in front of a mechanical grab machine in an amusement arcade with a hand full of pocket money.

I pushed a coin into the slot. Up to this point I had only ever won a handful of dried peas – the usual ‘booby’ prize. I span the handles furiously trying to aim the miniature crane at the nearest toy. Any prize would do! And wow!

I did it! I won!……….. a cheap plastic camera!?!

The man in the nearby chemist shop explained that it was a roll film camera and that it would probably work. I shot the first roll in about 5 minutes. I was hooked!

A few months later a friend called me round to his house to show me something ‘really amazing’.

He was really into model trains so I guessed it was that.

It wasn’t. He put a negative in a small picture frame, turned out the room light, and turned on a dim red lamp. He placed a piece of paper behind the negative and put the board in the back of the frame. Then he held the frame up to the room light and told me to turn the room light back on for a few seconds and then turn it off. He took the paper out of the frame he plunged it in a dish of liquid. I watched in amazement as the positive photographic image of the negative slowly appeared.

After that I spent much of my time photographing everyone and everything around me; and many hours developing and printing in a tiny cupboard under the stairs. As I inevitably out grew that cramped space I converted my bedroom into a darkroom and studio.

Turning Pro

Amateur photography was fun but it was only after my first professional assignment that I realised the difference between a pro and being an amateur.

One of my earliest assignments was photographing three poets at a book store in the West End.

I researched ‘interesting’ poses for 3 people. But the problem really was how to make them look like poets. And when I got got there only 2 of the poets had shown up. I then had an idea.

I took the poets outside into the street and asked them to stand slightly back to back on the busy pavement. Standing well back with camera in hand, I waited.

They soon obliged – without realising.

The images I captured showed the poets, seemingly unaware of each other, observing the lively busy street going on around them.

Poets observing life. I had the shot.

The difference between amateur and professional is the need to tell the story successfully. To ‘come up with the goods’.

Photography in North London UK

This is what I can bring to your special day.

I now specialise in parties, bar and bat-mitzvahs, weddings, and schools.

I am married and live with my wife in Totteridge, North London and we have three grown up children.

GDPR and Data Protection policy

The data protection regulations which came in to force in 2018 require all data collected from clients to be stored securely and disposed of as soon as it is no longer required. Also data must not be sold or made available to a third party without the clients permission.

To comply with these regulations Jon Jaffa Photography has now adopted the following policy.

1. All images are stored on devices which are not accessible via the internet.

2. All documents relating to the ordering and purchasing of products from Jon Jaffa Photography will be shredded 30 days after delivery thus giving clients 28 days to raise any issues arising from an order.

3. Images relating to schools photography (individual portraits and class photos) First Communions and Confirmations will be kept for 6 months. Images relating to Family Photo Days will be kept for 1 year. Commercial, wedding and function/party images will be kept for 6 years. These different periods are in recognition of the varying importance of these occasions as family and lifetime landmarks. In the case of commercial and wedding images contractual obligations also require that these images are kept for longer.

Please contact Jon if you have any concerns.

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