In all seriousness that about sums it up, I hate to be pigeon holed in to a type of photography, its your day not mine, and i’m as happy at the high art photography end as I am at the reportage end of wedding photography. Left to my own devices, your photographs will be a mix of, candid, staged groups and a few stylish high end portraits .
My wedding photography was described in a magazine as “a mix of a life time of experience, a love of light and shade. A wedding story teller with the ability to tell the whole story in each single image. A man who truly knows when to press the button and how to present those images at there best”
I quite simply I say “I shoot romance”
Our wedding photographs are sooo lovely thank you, you've captured our day perfectly we love them Kind regards Franki and Darrell Minns
Thank you for your outstanding work during our wedding to capture truly memorable photos. You ensured that we all felt comfortable during every photo taken.I have to say that your service and quality of pictures have been superb! Will definitely be recommending you to all my friends and family.
Hi Steve, we have just returned, it was amazing! We love the pics thank you so much. We are going to go through the pics properly over the next few days to pick the ones for our album.Thank you for being part of our special day. Love Mr & Mrs Stokes xxxx
Just wanted to send you a BIG thank you for all our lovely photos, It was a pleasure to meet you and we would definitely recommend you to anyone.
Oh thank you, thank you the photos look amazing and I can’t believe how many there are!
Hi Steve we got them yesterday they are absolutely gorgeous, thanks Steve, I love them all..
Im old enough to have followed a traditional route in to professional wedding photography, both studying at college and the subsequent apprenticeship, learning under the tutoring of an established professional. My intention like all aspiring young photographers of the time was always to be the next David Bailey, to be the household name when it come to photography and of course to be both rich and famous at the same time!
22 years or so ago having this experience and training behind me, I was asked to and agreed to photograph my friend’s wedding, this was my first taste of wedding photography, I earned a grand total of nothing for this first assignment, but was bitten by the wedding photography bug. Shorty after this photography was about to change dramatically with both the Internet and digital cameras were around the corner, I’m thankful I cut my teeth on film cameras, without the instant preview, unlimited shots and photo editing they made me learn quickly what a great photograph looked like and how to capture it.
I’m very fortunate to love what I do, and have managed to stay on trend and at times drive the trend for many years. Although wedding photography has evolved great imagery has stayed the same.I’m incredibly lucky to have also worked outside of weddings on both books and movies, but weddings and capturing your day remains the most diverse, enjoyable and challenging still.
If I know anything after some 500+ weddings is that no two weddings are the same, there are no do overs, and you cant control the weather. Weddings are unlike any other kind of professional photography, a once in a lifetime event and one chance to capture it on film, I was lucky in that when i started I happened across a lovely gentleman wedding photographer who would give me the encouragement , and skills to do this reliably and repeatedly and still love it after 20+ years.
Not done it alone:
My first camera as a gift, (and the many rolls film developed) from the most supportive parents anyone could wish for. My partner Aimie for her continued support and the time spent living in what can only be described as a large extension of my office. And to the Bride and Groom from my first paid wedding photography assignment more than 20 years ago and for the wonderful thank you from the you both still on my desk ..