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Hello.

I’m Steve, a multi-award winning wedding photographer with an emphasis on capturing the fun and emotion during a wedding day.

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.

Genuine joy and emotion can’t be faked. I want you to look back on your wedding photographs and remember how you felt at the time, not what the photographer was telling you to do.

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.

We can set aside a short period on the wedding day for some photos of just the two of you, plus I’ll always do some formal group photos if desired.

But other than that, your day will be photographed organically, leaving you to get on with enjoying the company of your family & friends. Go drink with them, eat nice food, laugh, enjoy!

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!

Wedding Photography Portfolio

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

Zankyou Weddings – 2016

Raw Emotion

There's so much that happens on a wedding day, stuff that you won't notice. I see it as my role to capture that for you and present it back to you as part of the entire story of your day.

I'm a bit of a people-watcher. My approach is to observe; walk around, scan the venue looking for smiles, laughter, tears and fun moments.

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 really see it as my role to interfere or arrange your day, it’s your wedding, so I want you to spend it having a brilliant time with your guests.

Images with Life and Energy

I like to get to know your personalities a little before the wedding.

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 just love people and I like to be prepared. Preparation is crucial to the way I work.

Wedding Photographer Manchester

Joy and laughter can’t be faked. I want you to look back on your wedding photographs and remember how you felt at the time, not what the photographer was telling you to do.

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.

My philosophy is incredibly simple

I’ll capture the essence of your wedding day, the fun and the emotion. You just enjoy your day, mingling with your family and friends; just as it should be.

Pricing and further information

My pricing is straightforward and transparent, I'll 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 – My prices start from £1400. Head over to my prices page for more info.

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.

 Published in Lancashire & Lake District Bride Magazine

My photos have been published in the 2017 edition of Lancashire & Lake District magazine.

 Wedisson Best Wedding Photography Award Winner

I picked up a Wedisson award from the 24th collection in 2016. An international wedding photography competition recognising talented photographers from around the world.

Event Photography Awards 2017 – Finalist

For the second year in a row I was a finalist at the 2017 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.

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.

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

Wedding Photography Portfolio

Have a nosey at some of my wedding photography.

Confetti at Trafford Hall Hotel in Chester

Confetti at Trafford Hall Hotel in Chester

The bridal party doing shots at Inglewood Manor in Merseyside

The bridal party at Inglewood Manor in Merseyside

The ceremony during a Billesely Manor Hotel Wedding

The ceremony during a Billesely Manor wedding in Warwickshire

Sara and Luke's Meal Hall Wedding in Southport

The ceremony at Meols Hall in Southport

The bridesmaids see the bride in her dress for the first time at Browsholme Hall

The bridesmaids at Browsholme Hall in Clitheroe

Father and daughter share a moment at the Saddleworth Hotel in Oldham

Father & Daughter at the Saddleworth Hotel

Hambledon House Wedding in Surrey

Hambledon House Wedding in Surrey

Child playing with bubbles during a Thornton Manor Wedding

Bubble fun at Thornton Manor in Merseyside

Rookery Hall Wedding in Nantwich

Big hug with the Bride at Rookery Hall

A snowy wedding at Stanley House in Clitheroe

Snowy wedding at Stanley House in Clitheroe

Married under the T-rex at Manchester Museum

Married under the T-rex at Manchester Museum

Party time at Browsholme Hall in Clitheroe

Party time at Browsholme Hall in Clitheroe

Confetti at Manchester Town Hall

Confetti at Manchester Town Hall

The bridal party during a Billesley Manor Hotel Wedding

The bridal party during a Billesley Manor Hotel wedding

Party time during a wedding in Preston

Party time during a wedding in Preston

Speeches at the Ashes Barn

The speeches at Ashes Barns in Staffordshire

Grandad enjoying the party at the Grange Hotel in Cumbria

Grandad enjoying the party at the Grange Hotel in Cumbria

Didsbury House Hotel Wedding

Bridesmaid catches the bouquet at Didsbury House

The bride and groom at Eaves Hall

The newlyweds at Eaves Hall in Clitheroe

David and Liam at Victoria Warehouse

Victoria Warehouse Wedding

First dance at Quarry Bank Mill

Watching Mummy & Daddy during the First Dance

Party time during a Cheshire Wedding

Party time during a Cheshire Wedding

Statham Lodge Wedding

Flower Girl in her mummy’s shoes

The bride and groom during a Destination Wedding in Spain

Bride & Groom during a destination wedding in Spain

The guests enjoy the party at Stanley House

The guests during a Stanley House wedding

Clitheroe Wedding

Mother and daughter during the wedding speeches

An emotional father of the bride sees his daughter for the first time before a Saddleworth Wedding

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

Guests raid the chocolate fountain during a Statham Lodge Wedding

The guests hit the chocolate fountain at Statham Lodge

Pre-wedding drinks in Altrincham

Pre-wedding drinks in Altrincham

The bride getting ready at Great John Street Hotel in Manchester

Getting ready at Great John Street Hotel in Manchester

The bride with her flower girls

The bride with her flower girls at Billesely Manor

The speeches during a Wellbeing Farm Wedding

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

The bride & groom enjoy the sunset at Rivington Barn

Sunset at Rivington Barn in Lancashire

An emotional bride during the bridal preparations at Tower Hill Barns in Wales

An emotional bride during the bridal preparations

Bryony & Gary at the Villa in Wrea Green

Bryony & Gary at the Villa in Wrea Green

A stroll at Sunset at Hambledon House in Surrey

A stroll at Sunset at Hambledon House in Surrey

Party time during a Brockholes Wedding

Party time during a wedding at Brockholes Nature Reserve

Little flower girl having her hair done

Little flower girl having her hair done

Lou and Steph during their Rivington Barn Wedding

Lou & Steph at Rivington Barn

Flower Girl at Thornton Manor in Merseyside

Flower Girl at Thornton Manor in Merseyside

Brockholes Wedding Photography

Brockholes Wedding in Samlesbury

Michelle and Chris at the Grange Hotel in Cumbria

Michelle and Chris at the Grange Hotel in Cumbria

Wedding ceremony mobile phone photo

Capturing the Moment

Laura & Sarah at The Wellbeing Farm in Lancashire

Laura & Sarah at The Wellbeing Farm in Lancashire

Swinging flower girl at The Villa in Wrea Green

Swinging flower girl at The Villa in Wrea Green

Dance floor action at Manchester Town Hall

Dance floor action at Manchester Town Hall

Bridal preparations at Crow Hill Farm in Yorkshire

Bridal preparations at Crow Hill Farm in Yorkshire

The groomsmen during a wedding in Warwickshire

The groomsmen during a wedding in Warwickshire

First dance at Browsholme Hall in Clitheroe

First dance at Browsholme Hall in Clitheroe

The speeches at Inglewood Manor in Merseyside

The speeches at Inglewood Manor in Merseyside

Outdoor wedding ceremony in Merseyside

Outdoor wedding ceremony in Merseyside

A nice refreshing post-wedding beer

A nice refreshing post-wedding beer