Your Wedding “Stephen specializes in contemporary, documentary style wedding photography. His unique and relaxed style involves taking natural, informal photographs of you and your guests combined with a small selection of more traditional group and family shots. One of the best new wedding photographers to enter the wedding photography field in many years”
Modern Bride Stephen ‘s vibrant enthusiasm, creativity and raw talent as a wedding photographer enables him to produce thought provoking and memorable reportage images of your event with out compromise on the traditional. Whatever the occasion, he will provide you with a very personal service, and endeavor to spoil you for choice with a diverse range of images of the highest standard
An Essex Wedding Stephen was recently featured as one of the finalist photographers for Wedding of the year. “Maintaining his usual relaxed style, and continuously pushing the boundaries of portraiture in the wedding environment, How his mind finds such wonderful pictures is only trumped by the question of how he manages to capture them in camera?
Quality affordable Wedding photography in Essex, Kent, London and UK
Some years ago (a few to many to mention), following my eventful stay at university studying fine art and modern photography, and the subsequent apprenticeship, I decided the I would focus my attention on photography, wedding photography to be more precise. My intention like all aspiring wedding photographers was always to be rich and famous, the next David Bailey even, and it was with this intention I agreed to photograph my friend’s wedding some 17 years ago, 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.
At the same time as the birth of the internet, I was lucky in that I happened across a lovely gentleman Essex wedding photographer who would give me the encouragement to go on to realize my ambition (and this is an ideal time to give credit to the most supportive parents anyone could wish for ). I built my first web site (still running today) and photographed weddings for free, much to the annoyance of the wedding photography community. I worked as a shop assistant, a lorry driver, a retail manager, designer and progresses in to senior management, but photography was the route I always wanted to take and the more Senior I became in the “Real world” the less time I had for my passion. My first paid wedding photography assignment was at Gosfield hall, I have the wonderful thank you from the bride and groom on my desk, it the office. My company Desiredimage was born, it would be many years of week end wedding photography and learning before I would find me writing this.
Taking the leap to quit the day job was the bravest and most fool hardy thing I have ever done! Like you I have my rent to pay and bill and Not being crazy I took on yet another Real job just in case, this Job was the turning point and opened doors and gave me the drive an determination, as well as the skills to finally make this jump for real. The Last Real job I held before becoming a full time wedding photographer was that of Professional Photographic consultant to Harrods of Knightsbridge, I had reached the pinnical that a combined love of photography and retail could possibly take me, I was a Professional photographer and I worked for Harrods. I was in a position where I had enough experience to train photographers in wedding photography, I was paid by the countries top shop to part with my knowledge It was at this point and with a deep breath I quit the day job. In 2011 I set up this website, I toyed with the Idea of “wedding photography by Stephen Minett dot com” a little vain I thought, so settled on GetMyPhoto.co.uk
Building on the ethics and experience I, Stephen Minett, have gratefully and widely reviewed as one of the best wedding photographer s, and the choice for those couples who truly value great wedding photography shot in a relaxed and professional manor. Asked how I describe my style of wedding photography “its a mix of a life time of experience, a love of light and shade, I try to tell your story in images, and the whole story in each single image. I capture your day from the view point of a wedding story teller. I bring together this experience, my formal education in photography, my passion and my background in fashion to give you a mix from the relaxed, candid, to the beautiful portraits and formals” Quite simply “I shoot romance”
My family, My parents and my long suffering partner Aimie, Thank you for your Love and continued support and belief. I couldn’t do this with out you x