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.