Hello, I’m Steve

I’m an optimist and humour plays a huge part in my outlook on life. Positivity is at the very heart of my style of photography. I’m looking for happiness in my images; your happiness, the happiness of your family and friends. That’s what makes me tick.

During a wedding I’m professional, but informal. I love people and I’m always happy to chat with your guests, being surrounded by happy people is incredibly infectious. I absolutely love what I do.

Who am I?

I live in Failsworth, Manchester with my wife. I’m a dad to twin boys and two dogs called Lars Ulrich & John Michael Osbourne (Lars & Ozzy for short). I’m lucky that I have a loving family and great friends; that’s all I need, I think everything else in this life is a bonus.

Away from photography I enjoy sport, music, art, history and travel. I also appreciate simple things like a well-made cup of tea and sitting down with my head in a book.

How did I end up photographing weddings?

It kinda just happened. I studied Graphic Design and Photography at Salford University in the mid 1990s, and before that, I went to art school at Oldham College. A few enjoyable, but ultimately unfulfilling office jobs followed, before I decided to quit in 2014 and take photos of people at weddings instead.

I’ve been fortunate enough to work overseas, most recently in Hungary where I photographed members of the British Royal Family. I’ve also photographed in Rwanda on two occasions for UK-based children’s charity, Chance for Childhood, of whom I’m an avid supporter, donor and fundraiser.

Keeping It Real

I’m also the co-owner of Photographers Keeping It Real, a worldwide community celebrating all things documentary wedding photography. The ethos of this venture underpins my style of wedding photography.

See my wedding photography portfolio

3 times Masters of Wedding Photography Award Winner

Showcasing the most exceptional and innovative wedding photographers in the UK & Ireland. I’ve won 3 awards during 2017 in the UK & Ireland category.

Event Photography Awards 2017 – Finalist

Recognising the best event photographers in the world, I was a finalist in the 2017 Event Photography Awards held in London.

 Published in Lancashire & Lake District Bride Magazine

I’ve had my work published in Lancashire & Lake District Bride magazine.

 Wedisson Best Wedding Photography Award Winner

I was an award winner in the 24th collection of the International Wedisson Awards.

Recommended by Zankyou Weddings

Zankyou Weddings called me an “inspirational documentary photographer” and one of Manchester’s Top Wedding Photographers.

BPA Award Winner
2015 & 2016

I was an award winner in the International Weddingscategory during 2015 and 2016. More information is available on the BPA Website.

Event Photography Awards 2016 – Finalist

I was a finalist in the 2016 Event Photography Awards recognising the best event photographers in the world.

Featured on
Brides Up North

My work has been featured on Brides Up North, one of the UK’s leading wedding blogs.

Published in Your North West Wedding Magazine

My work has been published in Your North West Wedding Magazine, part of the County Wedding Magazines group.


I’m a member of Fearless Photographers. A directory showcasing the best wedding photographers in the world.

Published in Cheshire Bride Magazine

Often referred to as the bride’s bible, my work has been published in the 2017 edition of Cheshire Bride Magazine.

Published in Rock n Roll Bride magazine

I’ve been featured in Rock n Roll bride magazine. I’m an approved Rock n Roll Bride vendor. The ultimate guide for alternative brides