Steve has been interested in photography ever since he can remember. As a child he received a classic film camera from his father on his 9th birthday. After that he was hooked. Taking pictures of anything that caught his attention. He set up a small dark room in his parents attic room and spent many evenings developing and printing his pictures.
Steve went onto study Art and photography in Liverpool, obtaining a BA honours. After that he secured a job as a motor sports photographer in London before becoming a cruise ship photographer fora number of years.
Since 1999 to present day he has been covering weddings in the documentary style. Hundreds of weddings all over the UK and overseas.
I'm a documentary wedding photographer. My style is relaxed,natural,fun and creative. That said I'm quite happy to do some family pictures and groups. It's also nice to get a few shots of the couple showing off the location.
People, I love people. After all that's what weddings are really about. I never tire of weddings because every wedding has different people with different personalities. Great wedding pictures are about 30% photographic technique and 70% psychology. You can't really get great photos unless you connect with people.
When looking for wedding photographer firstly decide on the style of photography you want. Documentary,traditional,contemporary? Give yourself a rough budget. Like most things in life with wedding photography you tend to get what you pay for. Hence if you value your wedding photography try to spend as much as you can afford. Now do your research and make a list of photographers you like. Don't be afraid to call photographers directly and ask them questions. Once you have made a short list of photographers, be sure to meet those photographers in person. You may well like their work but if you don't get on with them or they make you feel uncomfortable then they are not the photographer for you. When you find the photographer you really want then book them quickly before another couple grabs the date.
I cover weddings in Gloucestershire, surrounding counties and all over the UK
Starting Price: £999
Free online wedding gallery when you book me
Email Ketch 22 Photography