Hello

I’m Steve, a documentary wedding photographer and I love taking photos of people enjoying themselves. I mainly cover Manchester and the north-west of England, but I’ve photographed internationally and am available for wedding commissions all over the UK and the world.

I’ll photograph your day uniquely. I won’t interrupt you, ask you to pose unnaturally or suggest that you do anything just for the sake of the camera. Your wedding day is likely to be the only time you’ll have all of your favourite people together in the same place, so I want you to be relaxed and enjoy your day partying with your family and friends – just as it should be. No fussing or dated clichés – just fun, spontaneous & genuine images.

I genuinely love what I do: photographing your wedding day in a natural, unposed way creating images with life and energy. I adore photographing people interacting, capturing real and unselfconscious moments as they happen.

See more of my wedding photography by hitting the button below.

Wedding Photography Portfolio

More of my portfolio can be seen by feasting your eyes on the video below. The video contains music so if you’re at work you might want to mute your speakers to avoid getting in trouble off the boss!


“Steve is an inspirational documentary photographer and one of Manchester’s top wedding photographers”

Zankyou Weddings – 2016


Lancashire and Lake District Bride Magazine

 Published in Lancashire & Lake District Bride Magazine

My photos were published in the 2017/2018 edition of Lancashire & Lake District Bride Magazine.

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 Wedisson Best Wedding Photography Award Winner

I was an award winner in the 24th collection of the Weddison Awards 2017.

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Event Photography Awards 2017 – Finalist

For the second year running I’m a finalist in the Event Photography Awards in London
recognising the best event photographers in the world.

Recommended by
Zankyou Weddings

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

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BPA Award Winner – 2015 & 2016

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

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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.

Fearless
Photographer

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.

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 Real moments

I take my couples aside for a short period for some photos of just the two of you, plus we can set aside a little time for some group photos if desired. But other than that, your day will be photographed organically, leaving you to get on with partying with your family & friends. After all, it isn’t everyday that you have all your favourite people in the same room.

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Smiles and laughter

From the preparations to the first dance and beyond, I’ll photograph the story of your wedding day. I love people and I place great emphasis on capturing the emotions expressed by you and your guests. I don’t see it as my role to interfere or arrange your day, it’s your wedding, so I want you to spend it having a ball with your guests.

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Raw emotion

I work hard to photograph your day as I see it; walking around, scanning the venue looking for smiles, laughter, tears and tender moments. All of my couples are completely unique and I therefore believe your day should be photographed as it happens with no silly poses or tired old clichés.

My philosophy is incredibly simple

 

I’ll capture the essence of your wedding day. I’m all about the fun and the emotion on show. You just enjoy yourself and trust me to tell your story through my photographs.

 

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Wedding Photographer Manchester

For most people wedding photography is a once in a lifetime expense and I take the honour of being asked to photograph someone’s wedding very seriously; from your initial enquiry right through to the delivery of your photos I’ll be on hand to ensure everything is perfect.

 

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 Images with life & energy


 

I’m happy to meet with my couples as many times as is necessary in the run up to your wedding day, just to ensure everything is perfect. If you wish, I’ll visit your wedding venue with you around a couple of weeks before the big day, or we can set up a Skype meeting if that is more convenient for you. You’ll find that I ask you lots of questions, this is not me being nosey – I love people and I like to be prepared. Preparation is crucial to the way I work. I like to get to know your personalities a little before the wedding.

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 The moments you don’t see


 

My prices are completely transparent, I will not try to sell you any extras after your big day. You’re paying me to photograph your wedding day so it’s only fair that you get access to all of your photos without being expected to pay anything above the price I gave when you booked me. If you later decide that you want an album or any prints/canvases, I can help with that, but I assure you I’ll leave this down to you; the option is there but I won’t mention it unless you ask me. I prefer to keep things simple – I charge between £1,400 and £1,800 depending on how much coverage you require.

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Genuine storytelling


 

I take commissions on a first come first served basis and in order to secure your date I require a completed wedding booking form and a booking fee of £300. With these, I’m yours for the day! For clarification, the remaining balance is payable 28 days prior to the big day. Of course, there is absolutely no obligation to book. I encourage people to do their research and make sure they are 100% happy before booking, so feel free to contact me and we’ll meet for a chat about your wedding day. No pressure at all.

Timeless images

 

From the preparations to the first dance and beyond, I’ll tell the story of your wedding day with images full of life and energy.

 

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Wedding Photography Portfolio

Take a look at some of my wedding photography.

You can also view some of my latest weddings by clicking the button below.

Recent Weddings

Sunset during a wedding at The Villa in Wrea Green

The ceremony at Meols Hall in Southport

Excitement during the bridal preparations

Father & Daughter at the Saddleworth Hotel

Barn Wedding in Staffordshire

Video call to Australia during the Bridal Preparations

Big hug with the Bride at Rookery Hall

Sparklers at the Midland Hotel in Manchester

Steph & Paul at Trafford Hall in Cheshire

The newlyweds during a Durker Roods Wedding in Holmfirth

Party time at a wedding in Wales

The speeches at Ashes Barns in Staffordshire

India & Paul at Stanley House

Bridesmaid catches the bouquet at Didsbury House

The newlyweds at Eaves Hall in Clitheroe

Victoria Warehouse Wedding

Watching Mummy & Daddy during the First Dance

Party time during a Cheshire Wedding

Flower Girl in her mummy’s shoes

Bride & Groom during a destination wedding in Spain

The guests during a Stanley House wedding

Mother and daughter during the wedding speeches

An emotional father of the bride sees his daughter in her dress

The guests hit the chocolate fountain at Statham Lodge

Speeches at the Hilltop Country House

First Dance at Tower Hill Barns

Father & Daughter at Hilltop Country House

Father of the Bride speech during a Barn Wedding at Wellbeing Farm

Rainbow at The Ashes in Leek

An emotional bride during the bridal preparations

Outdoor Wedding in Gibbon Bridge

Father of the Bride speech during a Swettenham Wedding

The bride with her dad and stepdad at Mitton Hall

Party time during a wedding at Brockholes Nature Reserve

The bride makes her entrance at Manchester Town Hall

The Groom with his Best Man & Ushers

Confetti shower after a church wedding

Brockholes Wedding in Samlesbury

Emotional groom during a Gorton Monastery wedding

Capturing the Moment

New Lanark Mill Wedding in Scotland

David & Liam’s Victoria Warehouse wedding