It’s not good enough to just be there with a camera. A wedding photographer must be able to get into the heart and soul of the wedding to produce images that truly represent the wedding day and the people involved. A good photograph can provoke emotion, raise questions and rekindle memories. A good photograph has the power to bring back the thoughts and feelings of a moment in history. I want you to love your wedding photographs. But not because they are all shiny and are heavily photoshopped, but because they arent. I want you to love your photographs because they show the people you love on what will be one of the best days of your life.
Whilst what I offer is 100% professional you will find that I’m quite a laid back kind of guy and I offer an very personal service. I will be there for your whole wedding day and I want you to be comfortable, relaxed and able to be yourselves. I like to blend in with the wedding, talk to your guests and get involved in the day. I do all of the usual wedding type photos but aim to be creative as well. Most of what I do is documentary so I won’t take you away from your guests for any great lenght of time. In fact, having me shoot your wedding is more like having an extra guest that you don’t have to feed!
So what do I look for at a wedding? – moments, emotion, reactions, crazy dancing and all of the bits and pieces in between that tell the story of the day. From the detail in the flowers to the intoxicated friend of the family dancing with his tie around his head. A wise man once told me ‘Steve, you’re a passionalte guy. Shoot from your heart and you won’t go wrong.’ So that’s what I try to do.
My style of photography is mostly journalistic, but decide what it is for yourself by taking a look at my recent work on my blog.
I work all over the place. In the UK and abroad. I love to travel and my photography has taken me far and wide. Closer to home I have a couple of favourite venues. These are Meols Hall, which is within a few minutes walk from my houseand The West Tower. I’ve shot at so many great venues recenly that I can’t name them all here. Some of my favourites are: The Hillbark Hotel, Coombe Abbey, Bartle Hall, Hogarths Hotel in Sollihull, Adlington Hall, Sefton Park Palm House in Liverpool and Eaves Hall in Clitheroe.
Recognition: In the past few years Steve has won 8 Fearless Awards and been asked to judge the Wedding Photography Select International Excellence Awards, from which he has also received 4 awards. In 2014 he was listed as one of the top wedding photographers in the UK by American Magazine blog, Wedzilla.