About John

Our team: John Williamson

I’m John Williamson a Watford photographer – I often with my wife Edna.

Photographing Watford Grammar School prom at Moor Park, Rickmansworth, Herts.

Photographer
john@blueorangeimages.co.uk

T 01923 350596
M 0777 999 1551

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The first time I was paid for photographing an event was a friend-of-a-friend’s daughter’s christening in the early 1990s, like Edna I have photographed various friend’s weddings from the mid-1990s.

I’ve always created images

I’ve been creating images all my life – as a child and teenager I always had a sketchbook and made scrapbooks. At the age of 16 to did an apprenticeship as a printer at a company called Nelson Smith Printing Services in Shetland, where I grew up and lived until I moved to Watford with my wife (and photography partner) Edna.

My work at the printers included designing artwork and cropping and evaluating photographs for use in various kinds of printed material. I bought my first camera in my mid teens. When we moved to Watford in 1991 I went to West Herts College to do graphic & typographic design, part of the course was developing our photographic skills – I loved the photographic side of the course and spent much more time photographing and developing photos than the course required.

Blue Orange Images, John photographing on an engagement shoot at St Albans

Graphic design

I started my own graphic design company, Peter Magnus Design in 1997, which I still run today. I do all the graphic design for Peter Magnus Design – along with my photographic work in Blue Orange Images.

Making photography a business

We bought our first digital camera in 2002 – a Nikon 5000. When we bought our second digital camera a couple of years later Edna (Edna’s profile) and I started considering that photographing events together could be a very good way of capturing a broader range of images and angles of any events that we photographed. I think that having two photographers is a great benefit to any event, we are also often told that we make brides, grooms and families feel at ease.

I believe that we make everyone look their very best, as quickly as possible and with minimum fuss.

Photography for Everyone Active’s staff award ceremony black tie

Blue Orange Images – John, event photoshoot

Photography for Everyone Active’s staff award ceremony black tie