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.

I’m just as happy shooting in colour as black and white, so if you have a preference that’s something we can discuss along with everything else in our first meeting together.

 

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Kind Words

30 James street review

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
couple kissing

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
couple kissing with a blue sky

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

“No one could of done a better job. Both Freddie’s photos and our wedding photos cover our house. You captured our wedding beautifully and gave us more than we could of asked for. You just fitted in, no awkwardness, just like one of our friends. Our pictures aren’t staged, everything is natural and I love that. From start to finish you always went the extra mile. Making a video of all of our photos, with songs we had in the wedding topped it for me. I still well up, I will never get bored of watching that.”

Stacey Bark

“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

“To say we were blown away would be an absolute understatement, you have captured the most important day of our lives in the most beautiful way. We really didn’t want run of the mill photos, just like everyone else’s we ever seen. You gave us exactly what we wanted. We had seen quite a few of your pictures and the reviews that had been left by other happy customers. You really do have such a gift and a really creative perspective! So lucky we had you xx”

Katy Eason

“Having an autistic little boy, who loves the camera but is nervous around new people and surroundings I was in two minds if we should go ahead or not…BUT.. my gosh I am so glad we did, Ste put us all at ease straight away and did everything to make it easier and comfortable for our little one. We loved the fact he could just play around in the woods and not just have to sit down in a studio. He didn’t even realise he was having pics taken! 100% recommend, and especially to any one with special needs family/friends x”

Emz Thompson

“Was extremely anxious about taking my 2 bonkers boys along to be photographed incase they didn’t want to play along. However, after meeting Ste I was immediately put at ease with his calm, friendly, easy going nature. The boys had a ball being themselves and Ste captured their personalities perfectly. Cannot wait for the prints to arrive and look forward to using him again when our Daughter gets a bit older.”

Lisa Jones

“Had such a great time getting some photos that we will cherish for a lifetime. They really are photos of ‘us’, not staged or pretend. Ste was brilliant with the children and made it so much fun! It’s rare to get a photo of us all together but to have a choice of so many brilliant ones with genuine smiles is exceptional! Thank you so much for the fantastic photos and the memories they represent!”

Anna Martin

“Ste is such a lovely man and brilliant with the kids. It was a really relaxed fun shoot and the photos are great memories of a memorable day. His style, eye for colour and location setting is unique. You can not help but feel emotional when he presents with your family slide show…Would highly recommend him.”

Charmaine Westerdale

Pricing

As I’m a photographer that covers weddings all over the UK and the rest of the world my pricing differs slightly depending on location. You will find however that my pricing is simple and transparent.

If you think we could work together to create some amazing images whilst telling the story of your day then please contact me and I’ll get my pricing information to you right away.

I would like to take the time to thank you for taking the time to look through my work and my website. If your wedding photography is important to you and its something you think you’ll treasure in the future then were onto a good start.

Thank You, Stephen.

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