Hello I’m Steve, I photograph weddings and that’s me you see there with my hands full!
I’m originally from Epsom in Surrey, but moved to Tunbridge Wells in Kent to be nearer to the countryside and to settle with my lovely wife Carla and our two beautiful daughters Bo and Kitty, who needless to say, do a good job of keeping me on my toes!
My sole aim on your wedding day is to photograph it in a completely discreet and unobtrusive way. In other words the idea is that you don’t notice me. I don’t go around all day long getting you to do any silly posing or barking instructions, and I especially don’t ask you to say ‘cheese’.
There is so much love and emotion on this awesome day everywhere you look, that in my view nothing needs to be set up or staged, like….never ever.
For the last 15 years I’ve also worked as a freelance television cameraman which is something I truly love doing. It’s a job that has taken me to the far flung jungles of Borneo filming ‘Survivor’ for ITV, to more local low key productions such as Royal Weddings!
This incredible training has thoroughly benefitted working as a documentary wedding photographer, as 90% of tv shows I do are broadcast live to millions of people so you have only one chance to get it right. The same is the case when I photograph you both walking down the aisle.
If you visit my portfolio page, you will be able to see how I approach photographing your wedding day, that is in a purely reportage / documentary style.
I’m also an an international award winning wedding photographer of the highly regarded Wedding Photojournalist Association, who notoriously have strict entry requirements so was honoured to have been accepted a few years ago.
Also incredibly proud to have been accepted into the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers. Their entry requirements are as equally tough if not more so, requiring you to have shot at least 50 weddings, an existing member to sponsor you and then for current members to examine your work and to take a vote.
Like I say, it’s tough and being one of only 50 or so members in the whole of the UK I’m very happy to be part of a great organisation like the ISPWP.
I’d love to hear from you and about your awesome plans for your wedding day, so pop over and complete the form on the contact page to get in touch.