Has an obsession with technology, is always taking electronics apart to fix them and drinks far too much monster energy than he cares to admit. Aside from getting married to his best mate and wife Chantele, the biggest milestone in his life was the realisation that he’s too old to stay up all night playing video games and should really start acting like a grown up.
Loves baking, crafting and reading a good book. When she’s not reading baking or sticking things in albums, she can be found on her laptop writing blog posts about said activities and will never say no to a cup of tea – no sugar with a splash of cold water please. Chantele loves the theatre and singing to her favourite show tunes in the car, much to Jon’s disgrace.
Also known as lovingly a Opie-dokes, and rather unaffectionately as the little terrorist. Opie currently spends most of his puppy life sleeping on the living room rug, or on his favourite spot of the sofa with his head facing out the window. When he’s not snoozing, he’s running round trying to play with every single one of his balls at the same time, or letting off world ending puppy farts. People lover, window licker and gas machine we love him to bits.
We are Jonathan & Chantele Cross-Jones, and we live in neath with our amazing son Elian and our adorable bouncy puppy Opie. We absolutely love photography so much, we decided to make it our business too. We cover all of South Wales but we do love an excuse to travel so even if you’re not local, we can be. We have travelled as far as Birmingham for a Wedding, and Dorset for a family session – did someone say road trip!?
Our passion for photography started with buying our first DSLR for our honey moon. Photographing our way around China for 28 days, we fell in love with creating beautiful images and making our own memories. Fast forward to today, and we quite possibly have one of the best jobs in the world. We get to share some of the very best days of your lives with you, whether it be your wedding day, baby’s first few precious days, a birthday celebration or a family reunion. We’ve met so many wonderful people along the way and even made a few friends.
Black and white images are our absolute favourite! It can take and image from beautiful to “wow”, and if we thought we could get away with editing an entire wedding in black and white we would.
What makes us different.
Honestly, we’ve absolutely no idea, but if you’ve read this far, maybe you know the secret! We try our best not to compare ourselves to other photographers, we just do what comes naturally and photograph what our mind sees. Our style is very relaxed, elegant and unobtrusive. We like to chat and have fun with everyone we meet, and we photograph together on most occasions because its always handy to have a spare pair of hands! Our clients often comment on how patient and friendly we are which is such amazing feedback, but to be honest thats just us, we don’t know how to do it any other way 🙂
You both are really easy going and caring people and it really felt like you were part of our big day, i didn’t feel bossed around with stand here or do this type thing, you even made Gavin feel comfortable in front of the camera even cracking a smile 🙂 The whole experience with cross-jones photography has been more than we expected and we will cherish these photos forever. We didn’t just pay for photographers we had two extra guests at our wedding that got along with everyone from our older relatives to crazy bridesmaids and flower girls and hopefully you guys enjoyed yourselves as much as we did ! i kind of feel sad we wont see you again hopefully our paths will cross for a family photo shoot or Esme and her funny faces but me and gavin would just like to wish you all the best for the future in the great business you have built together, and say a huge thank you to you both.
-Natasha & Gavin Prosser
We recently used Cross-Jones Photography to take the first professional photos of our 3 month old baby girl. Jonathan and Chantele are very friendly and work great together. They came to our house fully equipped with props, backdrops etc which was great so we didn’t have to disturb the baby and could have photos taken in the comfort of our own home! Cross-Jones Photography provided an extremely professional service at a very competitive rate. They were very patient and it was evident to see that they wanted to get the best shots and with that, captured some gorgeous images of our little girl. I would definitely recommend Cross-Jones Photography and hope to use again in the future!
Thank you for capturing priceless precious moments of my little princess. Although the photo looks so peaceful with baby sleeping in the basket…I appreciate the hard work and patience until we finally got her to sleep ! The photos have received hundreds of compliments..which one should I enlarge is the question! Most conveniently was the fact that the photo shoots were taken in the comfort of my home. Reasonable prices too. Highly recommend Cross Jones and can’t wait for the 6 month baby & family photos 🙂
Highly recommend Cross Jones photography, they were brilliant with my three wild kids, loads of patience and amazing photos! Amazing!
I’ve used Cross-Jones Photography a number of times for professional headshots and I’m always more than pleased with the result. Excellent photographs at outstanding value for money. They’re a fantastic husband and wife team with a unique artistic eye and the ability to help you relax in any situation! Superb.
Cross-Jones Photography set up the photo booth in a family party I attended last night. They provided an amazing service, making lots of memories and giggles for everyone! Can’t wait to see the photo’s, THANK YOU! X
Thanks to Cross Jones Photography for taking the pictures at my wedding. They did a fantastic job and I loved the pictures, they really captured some precious moments. My guests also loved the photo booth, lots of fun. Thanks guys, I would recommend you to anyone xx
I had the pleasure of working with Jon and Chantele for our newborn baby photo shoot. As I had just had the baby, it was imperative for me to find someone who could capture beautiful moments and also have the patience to work with the new parents and newborn. Jonathan and Chantele exceeded our expectations and gave us photos we will treasure forever. We were so pleased with their work, we booked them again for our family reunion photo shoot a few months later, and once again they did not disappoint!