About Me

 

My love of photography started on Christmas Day 1975 when I started taking photos with my new Kodak Instamatic 192 camera. My passion for photography has been growing ever since.  

 

I've been shooting weddings for about 17 years. For the first 10 years or so I shot more wedding videos than photos. Shooting wedding videos gave me a wealth of experience in shooting in an unobtrusive 'reportage' style - documenting the events of the day as they actually happened, rather than a series of unnatural poses and fake smiles.

 

My preferred style is therefore the increasingly popular reportage approach, but of course there are always a few posed group shots too.  It keeps the parents and grandparents happy!

I take photos almost every day, but shoot just a handful of weddings each year as I like to approach each one fully prepared, and with as much enthusiam, care & attention to detail as the first wedding I ever shot. This also allows me to focus on just one wedding at a time and to deliver the edited images swiftly. 

My wife Michelle has been assisting me throughout all of my years as a wedding photographer & works alongside me at every shoot.

 

Oh, and yes, I still have that beloved Kodak Instamatic that kicked things off!

Recent Kind Words
These are all genuine extracts from unsolicited emails & texts:

‘Completely overwhelmed by the photos, just been looking through them xxx what an amazing collection of pictures xxx so happy' - Rhiannon & Hugh Davies


 

‘Paschal and I were thrilled to view your wonderful album compiled so beautifully of our special day. The photos are so natural and capture the true happiness of our wonderful wedding day. The memories of our magical day flooded back and brought a huge smile to our faces. So from both of us HUGE THANK YOU STEVE. You are truly gifted at photography’ - Maura & Paschal Corbett

'I am balling my eyes out!!!!!! They are the most beautiful photos! 😭 they are so precious!!!! Captured the day so perfectly!!!!!!. I can't stop crying!!! You are just a dream ❤️❤️❤️ now for more tears! XXXX'  - Lucy H.


'Just seen the pictures of Rhi & Hugh's wedding.... wish you were our photographer they are amazing!!!' - Ruth Bourton

'How wrong some people have gone with photography in the past....These are the pictures you’d dream of!!' Quite brought tears to my eyes... xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx - Charlotte W

 

Steve we both think the photos look amazing. Look forward to seeing them all. Ami is 'super excited' - Simon & Ami 

'Thank you so much for the beautiful wedding album - I can't stop looking through it, driving Alan mad!!' - Sarah

'Wow. Just wow' Jonathan Williams

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