the harris’

MY LIFE AS A WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT

I’m Jason, Dad to three, husband to one, Labrador lover, pizza maker, cocktail shaker, and wedding photographer. (note to self: need new family photo)

I live on the Isle of Wight with my best friend and wife, Sarah (aka HarrisFilms), our three wonderful little girls, and our Labrador Baloo. I grew up on the Isle of Wight, so I try to share my childhood with the girls every chance I get! Taking them to the beach on the weekends, or going for walks in the woods together, Baloo bounding around in the bushes. It’s a simple life, but it’s pretty perfect. 

I love a good cocktail. And after years working behind the bar I’m a bit of a demon with a cocktail shaker! Give me an Aperol and spritz on a hot summer’s day, or an espresso martini if I’m feeling swanky. And I’m a sucker for pizza, too. I’ve got a proper pizza oven in my garden, and I love getting the girls involved, making all our own pizzas as a family and watching them bubble as they cook. I don’t know if you’d call it a hobby but I’ve got quite a few tattoos. I love ‘em. But don’t worry, they’re all grandparent-friendly! 

But my most favourite obsession has always been photography. I was always ‘the lad with the camera’. I even have a photo of myself clutching a 101 Dalmatians camera when I was around 8! And now I feel so lucky to get to do what I’ve always loved, capturing beautiful photos that my couples will be looking at for the rest of their lives. 

Think we’ll hit it off?

I was a documentary wedding photographer long before it was TRENDY!


When I shot my first wedding, wedding photography was all about pre-planned shot lists and ‘say cheese’ poses. There was the day that actually happened, and then a separate, cardboard cutout day created for the camera. 

But it didn’t make sense to me. We were missing all the best bits! Moments of love and friendship, joy and sadness, affection and intimacy. All these incredible moments lost to memory while we cycled through generic poses for the sake of a frame.

So I branched out and started doing my own thing. I wanted to give my couples photos of their day as it actually happened. I wanted them to be able to look through their wedding album and get to experience their day all over again. 

If that’s what’s important to you too, we might just be the perfect fit. Check out my weddings or stories page to find out more. Or if you love me already?


It’s not unusual for me to book out a year in advance, so if you love my work and think we’d be a good fit, please get in touch today via my online form to check if I have your date available. Having said that, I do sometimes have last-minute availability, so even if your date is next week, it’s always worth asking!

book me now!