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.
Since turning professional, I’ve been fortunate enough to undertake commissions in several countries including Italy, Spain, Ireland, Hungary, Turks & Caicos Islands, Portugal & Thailand. 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.
Business Mentoring for Creative Creatures
As well as photographing weddings, I also work as a Business & Photography Mentor for creative people all over the UK.