When I shoot a wedding I’m not a ‘fly on the wall’ shooting from the outside in. I shoot your wedding organically, from the inside out. That way you’ll feel the emotions in your wedding photos whenever you look back.
Your wedding photographs are not just for you – the moments and memories they preserve are for people who don’t even exist yet. Having your story told intimately and naturally will make sure those memories are there to be treasured forever.
As well as telling your story I can work with you to make artwork that will stand the test of time. By taking a less traditional approach we can create images that stand out from other standard wedding photographers.
Your wedding day will go faster than you can imagine. Your photos will help ensure you can relive the best moments you had, as well as seeing and feeling the ones that you missed.
Most weddings follow a similar routine and tradition. What makes your wedding unique is the story unfolding throughout, and the people that make that story happen. I’ll be tuning in to that narrative, so I can tell the story of your wedding in a way that won’t look like anyone else’s.
Whenever I meet a couple who are thinking of choosing me as their wedding photographer, one of the first things I ask them is “Who is most important to you?”
It’s essential to me that I understand you and your relationship, as well as the other key relationships and personalities that will be present on the big day. This is how I’ll be able to see your story – the anticipation, the emotion, the surprises – and capture it.
I usually begin that process with a face-to-face meeting, either in person or via Skype. On the day itself I like to be able to mingle with your guests as if I were family member, recognising people and what they mean to each other. My style isn’t fly on the wall. I don’t want to shoot your wedding from the outside. I want to shoot it organically, from the inside, and this is something I’m very passionate about.
I believe the skill of a great wedding photographer comes both from camera craft, and the ability to read people and really understand and feel the moments that are occurring.
I’ll make sure that when you look back on your photographs, you’ll always feel like you are right there in the moment. Living it all over again. Every wedding is unique, and this is – I believe – the only way to ensure that you do justice to those unique details.
The emotions that come to the surface during a wedding day can be intense and surprising from the very first moment. I set out to create wedding photographs that deliver a double whammy. Each one should have a visual wow-factor that anyone can appreciate. But there should be a second wow, one that you and your family can really feel.
The way I shoot is very relaxed. I don’t like stagey setups (unless its subtle, non-stagey direction for portraits) and I often get mistaken for a guest because I don’t like to carry too much gear around with me. My perfect shot is one that makes the most out of an individual moment, exploiting natural light and real human reactions, whilst giving a sense of the space you’ve chosen, wherever that may be.
Hilarious, Thoughtful, Amazing.
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.Mr + Mrs Sutton
Creative, Professional, Trustworthy.
Our photos are exactly what we wanted and more. They capture all the fun, laughter, love and enjoyment of the day. They brought a tear to everyone’s eye and was an unexpected, lovely surprise to open from you so soon after the wedding. When we got all our photographs, we were thrilled with the quality of every single one. It was important to us not to have a photographer who bossed everyone around and ‘got in the way.’ You were like a wedding guest on the day and got on with everyone. You were unobstrusive and professional. ‘Hire him!’ Good value for money, modern beautiful creative photographs and a complete professional throughout.Jayne & Gregg Weir
Friendly, Talented, Professional.
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
“We always knew you would be able to capture our day the way we envisaged. I could not be happier with the results. You really did capture the day perfectly and you have given us memories to share with everyone for the rest of our lives. We will forever be grateful for that. You couldn’t ask for a better photographer than Ste. If you want someone who will give it his all and produce the most amazingly creative yet naturally beautiful images of your day then you need to pick this man. Before our big day we had every confidence in Ste, and he did not disappoint.”Steph Belfitt