REVIEWS

Feedback + Thoughts From My Past Couples

 

“Wow. How do I start this review other than by stressing how fantastic, friendly, skilled and precise Ste is, not only with his research of the areas and surrounding areas/of our chosen wedding location but pin pointing exactly why we chose our location and capturing that perfectly in every photo. As I’m sure every Bride – to be feels, I was a little anxious waking up on my wedding day, to say the least. Ste kept in touch throughout the run up to our wedding, which I found put me at ease as I could feel his excitement for us and our big day and knew he wanted to do a great job for us. The day of the wedding he ensured to find out exactly what I wanted, one of the reasons I chose Ste was because of his fabulous natural shots, capturing every moment so perfectly that when we received all our wedding photos I could literally relive the whole day. Ste was willing to travel to different locations, capturing me, my bridal party, my husband and his groomsmen, all getting ready for the biggest day of our lives! He took the time to make an effort with my family, fitting in like a good family friend, taking in who meant the most to me, which reflected in his photos perfectly. As I was getting ready, he was asking me questions, how I felt, why The Lake District was so special to me and my husband, and why it felt so natural to be making the biggest commitment of our lives there. There were tears as the wedding approached, one of my bridesmaids couldn’t be there due to having a very unwell young baby, and was living in hospital with her. We decided to facetime Sarah, my bridesmaid and best friend, so she could see me in my dress, and Ste had the most fantastic idea of capturing this moment, which I am eternally grateful for, so despite Sarah not being there physically, she will now always feel involved in my wedding thanks to Ste. This is just one example of the efforts he makes to ensure he does the best job for you. Throughout the whole day Ste didn’t stop, just constantly capturing every moment, everyone’s facial expressions, tears, smiles things that I didn’t even know were happening as you’re so caught up in your own emotion. I was conscious of not being able to afford a videographer, and thankfully Ste’s photos are so detailed and thorough, I truly thank my lucky stars I didn’t waste my money as his photos tell the whole story of our day perfectly. I feel when you’re planning such a large event it’s easy to get caught up in research, not knowing who’s best and who will do a good job, for less money. But I urge you to contact Ste, he will offer a pre-wedding photo shoot which will prove to you why he’s such a good choice to capture your special day. We had the most amazing time, Ste made friends with all my other suppliers too and has since worked with a couple of them and has kept in touch with me to let me know- going above and beyond. It felt more as if he was a guest, his photos captured every angle, from what the guests saw to what we experienced, to the absolutely beautiful scenery of our venue, I literally couldn’t ask for more! I hope to keep in touch with Ste, and recommend him to every single one of my friends who will get engaged, I have already asked him if he would be willing to do a pregnancy/baby photoshoot when that time arrives! And he said yes! Haha! Thanks so much Ste, for everything and becoming such a good friend to us. Clare & Richard Donnelly xx”
Clare + Richard

 

“We both fell in love with your photography. It was paramount to us that our wedding photographs reflected as much of the emotion of the day, and personalities of the people involved as possible and from seeing your work you can really see that in the faces of the people you photograph. From that point it was very easy to eliminate other photographers we were looking at and focus on you. What really cinched the deal for us was just how down to earth and friendly you are. We trusted you with our wedding because we felt so secure with your portfolio of existing weddings and we felt like you truly understood what we wanted and we felt like you could absolutely deliver on that. We both feel absolutely elated and overwhelmed with the work that you have done. We cant believe how perfect our wedding photos are and how well your photos capture our day. Looking back through all of the photos we can both remember how we felt at that exact time, things we said, little jokes and moments together. Also on our wedding day you were incredible at just blending into the background and getting the most incredible candid shots. I honestly don’t know how you could improve on what you’re doing, you have an incredible talent of capturing raw emotion. I would say to a potential client that if they want to remember their day exactly as it was then they should hire you for their photography. Every single photograph captures a small moment of the day, the tears, laughter, joy, elation and exhaustion, and I know that every time we look at our photos, whether that be tomorrow or twenty years from now, I will be able to remember every second and feeling from our day, and that is what we are so grateful for. I felt like you were exceptional value for money and we absolutely got our moneys worth! You really went above and beyond for us and we are extremely grateful. We’ll always recommend you to anyone who is looking for a photographer and any life events we want captured we’ll be coming to you first! Xx”
Steph + Dearg Obartuin

“Ste is genuine & down to earth,it felt like he was part of our tiny party of 8 guests! We have seen some guest photos & videos where you can see Ste shoot and we have all said ‘I didn’t even notice Ste shooting at that point or in that space at the time!’ I think this is a really sure sign of an excellent photographer,especially in a party as small as ours. it is clear that Ste has such a passion for his work and this is evident in his work. We honestly cannot express our appreciation enough! We’ve sat here too long, we honestly have nothing to say here genuinely and given we’re both teachers we always find something for others to improve on but when it’s a 10/10 What else can you say?”
Joanne + Mark Little 

“I dont know where to begin! Stephen put me and my husband at ease throughout the whole process. we had meetings beforehand and he took into consideration exactly everything that we wanted. On the actual day he was very reassuring and you wouldnt of even known he was there he just let us get on with it. When we saw our photos we were stunned. I never in a million years thought my wedding photos would look like that. He made our day beyond special and we will always have our beautiful photos.”
Kerri + Gary Burns

“Ste is the easiest of guys to get along with. Our wedding was extremely intimate with only 13 of us attending – Ste felt like a guest as he was so pleasant with my family and children. We chatted prior to the wedding and Ste totally understood what I was after. I knew I was in safe hands and had chosen the best person to work with. Our photos are beyond beautiful and the perfect representation of our wedding day to treasure forever. Ste can capture those hidden precious moments.”
Anna + Karl Nickisson-Pugh

“From start to finish, Stephen was friendly, approachable yet extremely professional in his approach to our wedding photography. He is so creative & we trusted him completely to give us the photos we wanted. The photos we received were perfect in every way & we couldn’t be happier with the beautiful images of our special day. When we booked him he was fairly new to the industry and since then I can see from his digital platforms he has flourished into a world class wedding photographer!”
Jayne + Gregg Weir

“An excellent service from a very professional person who knows exactly what works best. He made our day a memory in pictures we can never forget. Top top photographer!”
Simon + Emma Ormand

“For Richard and I, we wanted a photographer we could trust and the most important thing for us was that you caught moments of our family, as well as us. And you assured us this would be the case. If anyone is on the fence about hiring you I would say; If you want the best photos without having to spend hours posing then he is 100% your guy. He makes you feel at ease and takes the most beautiful pictures. And another thing we definitely felt during the booking Phase was that you genuinely care! Every couple should know that the money spent on photos is an investment 100%! You have a day and it goes so fast and these are your memories captured so worth spending money on! You love what you do, and that shows!”
Rachel + Richard Buxton

“Myself and Dave felt totally at ease when we met Ste. Ste is a fantastic photographer with a real personal touch. He gets to know about you, your family and friends and that helps him to capture key shots on the day. I also loved how he asked my dad to take me to one side and recall a story from my childhood whilst capturing our emotions and love.  I loved the way Ste mixed with our guests and everyone commented how friendly and lovely he was.”
Sara + Dave Yates

“Couldn’t be happier with Stephen’s Work, he captured the day exactly how we wanted but even better than we expected.  Just Perfect.”
Hannah +Paul Marsden

“Stephen is extremely talented and very passionate and dedicated. On many occasions Stephen has spoken to me about his job and he truly loves his work he is a perfectionist in whatever he sets his mind to and we knew he would capture our day perfectly which he has. He has blown it out of the water exceeded all expectations and looking at our photographs takes me right back to our magical day and every emotion I felt. What I loved about ste as a photographer is that you hardly noticed he was taking the pictures which made the day feel more laid back rather than spending hours posing for stage photographs. Ste had a brilliant way of making us laugh on the day.   I honestly don’t think ste could improve he is so friendly everyone at the wedding commented on what a nice guy he was even the staff at the venue!. For anyone looking for a wedding photographer look no further you’ve found your man!! Not missing a single magic moment he will capture every shot. Things even you didn’t see on the day, massive thank you Stephen you were brilliant x”
Lauren + Leon Hegarty-King

“Our wedding was amazing and mostly because of Stephen. The photos we now have from our day is something we can keep forever and show our children in the future and know they will see exactly how our wedding day was. You were more like a friend than a photographer. You laughed with us, were there for us if we needed something. Without sounding over the top you were everything we could have asked for in a photographer. You weren’t like any photographer we had ever met at a wedding. You wouldn’t have even known you were there.”
Alexandra + Jason Sutton

“We loved your documentary style of photography. From your previous shoots on your website and Instagram we could see how you capture raw emotion instead of staged happiness and that’s exactly what we wanted. From the first point of contact you were professional yet completely approachable. You listened to what we wanted and added your own twist on things. You were more than flexible and everything seemed so personal; from phone calls to emails getting to know us as a couple and what we wanted from a photographer. There are no words to describe the work you’ve done. You’ve delivered everything we could have dreamed of and more. You’ve gone above and beyond to ensure we have the photographic memories we wanted. We loved how you made us feel at ease while capturing some amazing shots, the instructions you gave us were so simple with incredible outcomes. We love how you captured so many special moments without being at all intrusive. I would bet my last penny that you would deliver another excellent service to any bride. I can guarantee he will go above and beyond and the end product will be everything you’d wished for. Excellent value for service, although I don’t think you can put a price on pictures like yours! We are in awe of your work and will cherish them forever.”
Joanna + Matt Crowther

“Ste was our photographer for our wedding and also our engagement photos. We clicked straightaway and felt totally at ease with him. He was completely on board with our desire for natural shots and the photos he took were absolutely stunning and really captured the feel of the day and the memories we will enjoy looking back on forever. We can’t thank Stephen enough!”
Chloe + Terry Ogdin

“Stephen was amazing, I asked him to be creative and involve our cars. Which he did perfectly. I was also poorly half way through the wedding and he took me a side and gave me his sunglasses and told me not to worry. I suffer with severe migraines, and lost my sight, however looking back at pictures you would have never guessed I was poorly. I am thankful for everything. His imagination is amazing. I recommend him to everyone. Such a kind man, and also wasn’t afraid to get down in the grass for a pic. There is absolutely nothing that I could say for him to improve on. Some people are just simply gifted in photography, and Stephen is Definitely one of them.”
Lauren + Stephen Potter

“Could not recommend Stephen enough, his skills were outstanding nothing was too much trouble. Stephen was very much part of our special day. He really captured our day, the emotions and vibes. Stephen took the time to get to know us as people and this shines through with his work!”
Kate + Michael Cleavley

“Very pleased with the overall service provided by Stephen in the lead up to the wedding, the engagement shoot and throughout the day. We feel that Stephen really captured just how it felt to be there on our special day with his candid style shooting.”
Aynsley + Becks Gray

“Not only did Ste listen to what we wanted from our wedding photos, he guided us to think about them in a way we wouldn’t have got to on our own. He cared about the story, emotions and the people in the photos to capture the day rather than just posed shots. He worked tirelessly and so many people commented on how he never stopped. He took the time to get to know us and was a massive support on the day, especially helping to keep people calm when things started to go a little off plan at times!”
Carly + Dale Pealing

“Steve was an excellent choice for our wedding. He was very attentive to our needs and gave brilliant advice on what we should do to make great pictures. He arrived at the venue looking very smart and clearly had confidence in his own ability. Steve took time not only do our pictures but also for my sister and new born nephew, which went a long way. Overall a fantastic experience and would happily recommend Steve to a friend in the future.”
Gareth + Serena Richardson

“Excellent all round personalised service. We are so pleased with our outstanding photos. Ste’s professional and approachable manner made it incredibly easy to put across our ideas and for him to realise our vision. Went the extra mile before the wedding (with timely communication) and on the day itself. The weather in Liverpool was not the best- but Ste again put us first and offered to do an extra shoot free of charge to get the photos we wanted. We can’t recommend StephenWalker Photography enough!”
Steph + Ross Little