Your weddings, my stories, worldwide

Living the dream of every wedding photographer.

Here at Janis Ratnieks wedding photography, we are husband and wife  team of a multi-award-winning wedding photographer and retoucher. Most of our work is done shooting destination weddings in France, UK,  Italy, and Worldwide. With our current tally being over 600 weddings in 36 countries we still haven’t seen it all and are ready for more. 
To me seeing the story and telling it through photographs is the essence of my work, being a careful observer I’ll catch those subtle expressive emotions that only trained eye of mine will see. Be it joy or laughter, kiss or a tear, detail, or venue I’ll be the one who’ll make your wedding day remembered.

Wedding photographer in London

Top London based wedding photographers

Wedding photographer in London


If you’d like to book a wedding photographer in London, you should know that I’m the guy for you. As a resident of this fantastic city, I’m happy to recommend venues and photo locations for your wedding. With lots of restrictions for professional photographers, local knowledge in this city is mandatory.

Our other specialty is doing Engagement photoshoots in London – we’ve put an article together with advice on how to plan your Engagement Photoshoot in London here: London Engagement Photographer

London provides us with so many different wedding venues from luxury hotels, designer boutiques, quirky bars, historical museums, and orangeries. Here are the top 5 of best London wedding venues that I’ve shot weddings in.


Introducing top wedding venues in London:


  1. The Rosewood London
  2. Royal Naval College
  3. The Gherkin
  4. Holland Park Orangery
  5. MC Motors

Wedding photographer in UK

Wedding photographer covering England, Scotland and Wales

Wedding photographer in UK


If a professional wedding photographer in UK is what you’re looking for, then you’ve come to the right place. Here at Janis Ratnieks photography, I’ve been photographing weddings in all UK for past 11 years covering weddings in London, Edinburgh, Leeds, Oxford, Cambridge, Surrey, Devon, Brighton, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Somerset, Hampshire, West Sussex, Herts, Essex Norfolk, Nottinghamshire and Isle of Man.

I absolutely love photographing weddings in England, Wales and Scotland, because of it’s constantly changing weather. You can easily get three different moods of your wedding per day. Foggy in the morning, misty during the day and sunny in the afternoon, like the whole season of British TV mini-series that I enjoy so much.

I’ve a special place in my heart for weddings in the Scottish Highlands. I also provide adventure elopement photoshoots, so if you decide to ditch crowds and elope in the Isle of Skye, please get in touch.


Introducing top wedding venues in UK:


  1. Four Seasons Hampshire – wedding venue in Hampshire
  2. Babington House – wedding venue in Somerset
  3. Blenheim Palace – wedding venue in Oxfordshire
  4. Lemore Manor – wedding venue in Hereford
  5. Littlefield Manor – wedding venue in Surrey

Wedding photographer in France

Wedding photographer covering all France

Wedding Photographer in France


Serving Paris, Pays de Loire, Champagne, Bordeaux, Nice, Cannes, Midi Pyrenees, Cote D’Azur and the rest of France. If you’re looking for a creative, skilled, experienced English speaking wedding photographer in France then Janis Ratnieks Wedding photography is for you.

I strive to create breathtaking images for every bride and groom. Whether it’s battling together in Paris traffic or tolerating the heat of southern France or maybe flying away with winds of Languedoc, I guarantee the outcome of your french wedding photos to be flawless. My French wedding brides and grooms are from all over the world not just residents of France.

Whether we talk via Skype, email, phone or meet in person, I’m here to provide you with the information you need regarding your France wedding photography.

I’ll also help you if you are looking for a mind-blowing wedding band, florist, the perfect venue, wedding planner, or a stunning chateau to get married in, I will make recommendations. Janis Ratnieks wedding photographer been in this for a while.


Introducing top 5 favourite wedding venues in France:


  1. Chateau de Challain – wedding venue in Loire Valley
  2. Chateau de la Couronne – wedding venue in Charente
  3. Chateau de Vaux le Vicomte – wedding venue near Paris
  4. Best South of France wedding venues
  5. Chateau d’Artigny – wedding venue in Tours

Wedding photographer in Paris

Paris wedding photographer

Wedding photographer in Paris


As a wedding photographer in Paris, I have shot countless weddings, pre-wedding photoshoots, elopements, and engagement shoots. I will take you around tiny streets of Montmartre with my eyes closed, I will introduce you with my trusted driver who will lead us through the busy traffic of Paris,  I can get you a professional make up artist and hairstylist in Paris. Just let me know what your plans are and I’ll help you with my advice. Paris is a city you should know someone, who knows someone in, and I Janis Ratnieks wedding photographer am this person.

Weddings in Four Seasons George V, the Shangri La Paris, The Ritz Paris, Chateau de Vincennes and Le Bristol, Chapelle Expiatoire are of my favorite wedding venues in Paris.

But I am always excited to explore something new and am happy to do this with my wedding clients.


Introducing top wedding venues in Paris:


  1. Shangri-La – wedding venue in Paris
  2. Four Seasons George V – wedding venue in Paris
  3. St James club – wedding venue in Paris
  4. Le Bristol Paris – wedding venue in Paris
  5. Le Pre Catelan – wedding venue in Paris


Wedding photographer in Italy

Villa weddings in Italy

Wedding photographer in Italy


If you’ve decided to get married or eloping in Italy and are looking for an English speaking wedding photographer in Italy, Janis Ratnieks wedding photography is just for you. Italian surroundings are perfect for a relaxed bohemian, romantic wedding.

I adore Italian weddings. Surrounded by vineyards and olive gardens your wedding story will last a lifetime through my wedding photographs. I’ve enjoyed the privilege of shooting weddings in Venice, Rome, Florence, Portofino, Sicily, the Dolomites, Lake Como, Amalfi Coast, Napoli, Sorento, Tuscany, and Verona. Italy provides you with a perfect variety of wedding venues – here are my top locations for weddings in Italy


Wedding venues in Italy:


  1. Hotel Splendido – wedding venue in Portofino
  2. Four Seasons Florence – wedding venue in Florence
  3. Capofaro Locanda & Malvasia – wedding venue in Salina near Sicily
  4. Villa Erba – wedding venue in Lake Como
  5. Palazzo Pisani Moretta – wedding venue in Venice

Destination wedding photographer

Your weddings, my stories, worldwide

Destination wedding photographer


I call myself a destination wedding photographer because of my passion for traveling. Cant call this a work, it’s a life style. It’s a lifestyle that has lead me to shooting weddings in 36 countries as far as I have counted them. I’ve shot weddings in Mexico, the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Norway, Ireland, Monaco, Austria, Tunisia, Turkey, Spain, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Luxembourg, Germany and more.

I love exploring new countries, I admire the different ways people are celebrating life,  there’s something magical in the unknown. There’s always something new to look for. Whatever destination you’re planning your wedding at, be sure to get in touch.


My top 5 wedding destinations:


  1. Destination wedding in New Zealand
  2. Destination wedding in Mexico
  3. Destination wedding in Tunisia
  4. Destination wedding in Australia
  5. Destiantion wedding in Ireland

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