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Roo Stain

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Creative, natural, quirky and fun wedding photography

Hey I’m Roo, I live in Nuneaton, a small town in the West Midlands, with my awesome wife Jade and little boy Arthur. I have a degree in filmmaking and an 8 year long career in graphic design which pretty much explains my photographic style, natural story telling with creative compositions. I’m a bit of a chatter box and enjoy a good laugh and dance (probably why I love weddings).

I spent the majority of my teens and early twenties playing guitar in various bands which has left me with blooming terrible hearing but an awesome guitar collection.

I have a completely irrational fear of stickers and can somehow manage to be the most focussed yet distracted person all at the same time.

I love a good brew… because I’m English obvs… and weirdly one of my favourite things to do is to watch ‘Fails’ on Youtube. I spend way too much money on gadgets I don’t need and I seem to be incapable of wearing matching socks.

How would you describe your style?

Storytelling is the main aim of my images, I want to transport my couples back to the wedding day every time they look at them. To feel those feelings all over again, but also to be able to see their day from another point of view and to see all the little moments that they would not have been able to witness in the whirlwind of the day.

What do you love about weddings?

The people are what I love about weddings, there are so many stories that develop like sub plots to the main event. I strive to capture the full story of each wedding, the fun, the laughter, the tears. Each wedding is so different and I want to be able to preserve each awesome story forever with my pictures.

What advice would you give to couples looking for their perfect wedding photographer?

Make sure you choose someone that you really click (lol) with. You spend more time with your photographer than anyone else at the wedding so it is really important that you get on. Look for people who produce work that you really connect to, that create images that make you feel like you were there and tell the story beautifully.

What's your travel policy?

I am always ready for an adventure...where ever that may be.

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Cannot recommend him enough

Apr 19, 2019 by Poppy Ritchie

Roo was our photographer for our wedding last September and we cannot recommend him enough! Our photos are sooooo beautiful, we can't really believe that its us in them! Roo just captured the day perfectly, the whole feel of it comes through in every photo and we couldn't be happier with them.
He was so friendly and helpful at all times right from our first chat. He was really accommodating of all our ideas and requests but also had lots of great suggestions which were really helpful. On the day he was so relaxed and easy going but managed to somehow be everywhere at once without ever being intrusive - the perfect wedding photographer really and his prices were really competitive. He also managed to work around our somewhat erratic wedding timings to get us outside at the perfect time for the most beautiful sunset shots. Basically, if you like his style you should book him now!!


absolutely amazing

Apr 19, 2019 by Kate Groom

Roo was absolutely amazing from start to end. From the moment of first contact, Roo was extremely helpful and friendly and we instantly felt comfortable around him. We knew he would be the perfect photographer to capture our day. On the day Roo had arrived at the venue before any of us. He captured our day perfectly and we felt completely comfortable. We’ve had so many comments on how beautiful our wedding photos are and we will be recommending Roo to everyone!


Phenomenal

Apr 19, 2019 by Jenny Morris

We had Roo shoot our wedding in September this year and he was absolutely first class from start to finish. The photos were so important to both my husband and I, we were not disappointed. The images are absolutely beautiful and the attention to detail is outstanding.
Roo was brilliant on the day and made us all feel completely at ease. It felt as though he was simply another guest and old friend. He’s so easy to get on with, we pretty much laughed and joked all day which was great. We never once felt awkward around him and we were never asked to pose or do anything that didn’t come naturally, which is exactly how we wanted our photographer and photos to be.
I would highly recommend Roo to any couple. His work is phenomenal and I am SO pleased we had him as part of our day. Our memories of the day have been captured perfectly and we are completely in love with the work he has produced.
We cannot thank him enough.


We LOVE our images

Apr 19, 2019 by Debbie Miskimmon

We loved Roo’s work from the moment I found his Facebook page. Then we met him and we knew he was our guy!
On the wedding day it was like he was another one of our guests, he just fits in. He’s helpful, fun, ever present yet never intrusive. One of the main reasons we booked him was he stays as long as he needs to to capture your day. Our wedding completely changed in the evening and he captured it all so perfectly.
We LOVE our images and our slideshow, they were delivered to us so quickly and are presented so professionally. I’m doing a tally of the people that cry watching the video!
I can’t praise Roo enough, I think the biggest thing for me was (unlike my husband) I’m extremely camera shy and not the biggest fan of pictures of myself; there are pictures of me that I love and I feel genuinely beautiful in.
Thank you Roo. We’d like to think we’ll never get married again, but if we do, you’re our guy! Haha, maybe if we renew our vows!


Couldn't have picked anyone better

Apr 19, 2019 by Rachael Gilchrist

We have just used Roo to photograph our wedding on 17th November. We are really happy with the pictures and couldn't have picked anyone better. We are really pleased with the quality and variety of our photos. Roo really made us feel at ease in front of the camera.


Fantastic

Apr 19, 2019 by Leah Holder

Roo was fantastic from the word GO!
I came across his website and loved his work. We met up with him in a coffee shop for an informal chat and we knew right away we wanted him to capture our wedding day!
He was in contact with us via email as and when we needed him. Then we had a phone call a week before so we knew exactly what to expect on the day.
He was with with us from early doors for my bridal prep right up until the middle of the evening so he could get some great dancing shots of everyone! He was great at putting us at ease with some funny moments of him disappearing into the bushes to take the perfect photo!
We have just received our photos back and we couldn't be happier! We can re-live the day again and again :)
Thank you Roo! x


Over the moon

Apr 19, 2019 by Caroline Manton

5* just isn't enough. I'm over the moon with our photos, Roo is an amazing photographer. I hate having my photo taken but Roo puts you at ease, he's makes you feel like you've known him for years. we now have amazing photos to look back on for years to come. we honestly cant thank him enough for his hard work. Picking the right photographer is one of the most important things for your wedding. check out his website and Facebook to see his work I promise you wont be disappointed.


Best wedding photographer in the UK

Apr 19, 2019 by Oliver Harris

Best wedding photographer in the UK. Highly recommend Roo! His photos are amazing, great narrative and storytelling ability, as well as his easy going and fun nature on the day. We're delighted to have found him via a referral. Finally, his prices are fair for the top quality work. Lauren & Oli


Captured our day so perfectly and beautifully

Apr 19, 2019 by Danielle Robinson

Having Roo as our photographer was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding.

Everything was faultless from start to finish. Email contact was prompt, informative and friendly. The online payment and pre wedding questionnaire were so easy to use, and made a big difference when we were drowning in wedding admin emails from elsewhere.

A phone call before the day put our minds at ease, we knew exactly what to expect and it meant we could just look forward to the big day.

I’d worried it would be awkward getting ready with my closest friends and family with a photographer taking photos, but on the big day Roo slotted in so easily and was so funny and friendly. It was like he was part of the group.

Throughout the day he effortlessly captured so many perfect moments without us losing time away from our guests. This was so important to us. So many of our guests commented on how he made them feel so relaxed. We didn’t notice we were being photographed half the time, which was exactly what we wanted.

The photos themselves are absolutely incredible, better than anything we could’ve imagined. The slideshow with the extra touches was just the perfect way to relive every little moment. The online gallery for guests is super too, and ordering photos directly from it was so easy.

We cannot thank Roo enough for capturing our day so perfectly and beautifully, and we would thoroughly recommend Roo.


Made us feel so comfortable

Apr 19, 2019 by Eloise Powell

After reading Roo's bio on his website I knew he was going to be the right photographer for my shy husband and our wedding. He is thoughtful and considerate with how you want your day to be captured and made us feel so comfortable he felt like one of our guests instead of the photographer. He went to great lengths to get great pictures even disappearing into the bushes at one point. Without him as well my husband and I would not have spent as much time together on the day so a massive thank you for that. I love the photos and haven't been able to stop looking at them since!


Legend

Apr 19, 2019 by Zerrin Tilan

What an absolute legend! We asked Roo to photograph our wedding in October and was one of the best decisions we made. In the lead up to the wedding, Roo was really communicative and captured everything we wanted from the day. He worked tirelessly on the day from bridal prep through to the party in the evening, but has so much energy and was a laugh having him there. Didn’t feel awkward about having photos at all and had so many compliments from guests on how he just fitted in and felt like part of the wedding. Of course, the photos are amazing; we loved the slideshow as was a really nice touch. Would 100% recommend! Thank you! :-)


The perfect photographer

Apr 19, 2019 by Libby Coppin

We would like to thank Roo for taking such absolutely amazing photos of our wedding day!

I spent a long time looking for the perfect photographer. However, when I stumbled across Roo’s website, I was completely besotted by his portfolio, and the humour that he captures in his photos. I didn’t need so spend another minute trawling the internet!

He was relaxed and friendly, but also assertive enough to get people in the right place at the right time (particularly important as herding our families is like herding cats). Throughout the day he managed to get anywhere and everywhere, whilst not being intrusive.

We are both pretty awkward around cameras, and the weather was absolutely awful. However, neither of these factors had a negative impact on the photos. In fact, they may have even enhanced them!

I cannot recommend Roo highly enough. We are so pleased with out photos. I have watched our slideshow over and over again with a massive grin on my face. I’d almost say it would be worth getting married all over again so that we can get Roo to take some more photos!(?)


Amazing Photos

Apr 19, 2019 by Karen Lawrence

Amazing photos . Roo was a pleasure to have a round on our special day . The photos were so natural and captured the day to perfection !!


Wonderful

Apr 19, 2019 by Phoebe Close

Roo was a wonderful wedding photographer. From our initial meeting through to the end of the wedding night, he has been extremely friendly, helpful, professional and most importantly, fun!
Roo helped capture some amazing wedding moments. We hardly noticed he was there at times which has led to some very natural and emotional shots. He also help set up some 'artistic' ones. Both sets of shots we will happily put on display in our home to remind us of the day.
We highly recommend considering Roo to be your wedding photographer.


The best choice for our wedding by fa

Apr 19, 2019 by Isabel Johanson

The best choice for our wedding by far! Roo has been fabulous from when we first got in touch right through to the photos we have recently received which are phenomenal! During the day Roo managed to blend in with the guests whilst capturing the entire day without anyone noticing, exactly as we hoped our photographer would. He also managed to put myself and my husband, who don't usually love to stand in front of a camera, totally at ease and get some great shots which we will treasure forever. Roo is worth every penny and more, he is very friendly, professional, entertaining and great at his job! Thank you so much, we wouldn't be able to relive our amazing day time and time again without your efforts and expertise :)


Friendly, great fun and really approachable

Apr 19, 2019 by Lydia Taylor

Having seen Roo’s photos of another wedding, i loved his style and knew i wanted to get in touch about our own. To us, personality was equally important as the quality of the photography so we met up with Roo before booking and could NOT stop talking - he is so friendly, great fun and really approachable / open to your own ideas! He understood us and our wedding to a tee and on the day couldnt have done more. Family & friends loved him, he arrived promptly and he stayed all day and into the the evening to capture everything. Considering the crazy busy summer he had, we were impressed with how quickly he turned our photography around and DELIGHTED with the results! So much variety, fun and laughter in his pictures and we will treasure them forever! HIRE HIM!!! :) :) :)


Calm, fun, superb!

Apr 19, 2019 by Alice & George

We absolutely loved having Roo involved in our day! He captured amazing shots of every single part of the day that we are so grateful to be able to enjoy, share with friends and family, and relive the happiness of the day through. He was so inconspicuous you'll hardly even be aware that he's snapping away, but at the same time he added an element of stability and calmness (as well as a lot of fun!) from start to finish! We cannot recommend Roo enough - he is a superb wedding photographer. Thanks for helping to make our day so special and for some cracking photos Roo!


Went the extra mile

Apr 19, 2019 by Chloe Lightfoot

Wow! Our images were just AMAZING! We loved our slideshow which told our ‘story’. So many of our friends and family loved it too. Roo has been so professional throughout the whole process and immediately put us at ease when we first met him. A lovely guy who went the extra mile to get the shots we wanted and make our day special. I would highly recommend. We cannot thank him enough. Thank you Roo!


Can't thank Roo enough

Apr 19, 2019 by Gary

We hired Roo for our wedding day in April and he did an incredible job! Roo is really easy to get on with and we felt like we had known him for years. Throughout the process his communication was brilliant and made things we weren’t sure about easy to understand. He has lots of inspiring ideas and is always enthusiastic about ideas we threw at him. This man will really go the extra mile and back for you and he exceeded our expectations! On the day we barely even noticed him as he was so discreet. We knew he was good from looking at his photos when enquiring. But when we received our slideshow, it really was an amazing piece of work that really captured the story of our big day and really did take our breath away. The final photos also came back looking stunning and really tells the story of our day. We are so happy with them all! They are amazing memories and can’t thank Roo enough for this. Probably the best decision of our wedding was made by hiring this guy. We were so lucky to have hired him. We highly recommended him to anyone.


Bloody brilliant

Apr 19, 2019 by Zarah Snelling

Roo was bloody brilliant! From first meeting him we knew he was the photographer for us. He was amazing on the day and for one person he managed to be everywhere! All our guests have commented on how great he was. We've just got our pictures back and they're beautiful. Would always recommend roo! Thank you again!


An absolute genius

Apr 19, 2019 by Jazz Skidmore

Choosing a wedding photographer was something I lost so many nights sleep over and I’m glad I did after finding Roo’s website at 3am. As soon as we met we were put at ease straight away, we were chatting for about 20 minutes before we remembered we had wedding photography to discuss. We had a questionnaire to fill in before the big day so Roo knew what shots we did/didn’t want and had a phonecall a few days before so we were all on the right page. From start to finish Roo made us feel comfortable, and most of the day we barely knew he was there snapping away. I was really anxious about having the posey pictures taken but we were all instantly laughing away and he made sure there was absolutely nothing to worry about. I’ve never met somebody so passionate about anything than Roo is taking photos on a wedding day. He knew it was important for us to spend our day enjoying the wedding rather standing with forced smiles and we spent the perfect proportion of time getting our all important golden hour snaps and then letting him capture the candid moments of the rest of the day. There’s not a photo I wish I had- he must have been everywhere all of the time. The photos we have capture so much emotion, looking at them we feel like we are back in the moment, reliving it all again. If you do nothing else make sure book Roo as your wedding photographer- he’s an absolute genius.


Truly Epic

Apr 19, 2019 by Danny Warren

I'm a photographer and this was a simple choice for me and the first thing we booked for our wedding! From the moment I saw Roo’s work we knew he was perfect to capture the story of our day (even before we were engaged!) From the outset of contacting Roo (18 months before the wedding) he was very professional and friendly with great communication, making the whole experience stress free! As the wedding day got nearer, there was a potential clash of dates with the birth of his first child. Roo was totally up front with us about this; however, he was so organised he even planned for a back up photographer to step in at a moment’s notice if needed or offered to refund the deposit.

On the lead up to the big day, Roo met with us to go through a questionnaire agreeing on what shots we did and didn’t want. As the venue was local we called in so that he could see the set up in advance; even at that stage he was really enthusiastic and full of creative ideas!
On the big day Roo took a huge number of fantastic shots and seemed to be everywhere all at once (maybe he has a Bill and Ted’s phone booth!) He wasn’t intrusive at all and managed the timing perfectly to take some epic portraits of the two of us, without us feeling we were missing from our wedding.

Just as were getting the wedding blues, Roo surprised us with an awe-inspiring slideshow which we were blown away by and immediately invited our nearest and dearest round to share the experience. It was simply WOW and there were lots of happy tears! This was promptly followed by all of our images on a password protected online gallery, to share as we wish.


Just Amazing

Apr 19, 2019 by Giles Dearn

We found this review extremely difficult to write as we struggled to describe just how amazing Roo was as our wedding photographer. Roo captured our 'story' beautifully and we now have some amazing photos to look back on and remind ourselves just how perfect our wedding day was. Right from our very first meeting Roo put us at ease, our guests also commented on how amazing Roo was with his friendly, laid back and professional approach. We would 100% recommend Roo to anyone getting married.


Superb!

Apr 19, 2019 by Matthew Crowe

Roo was absolutely superb on our wedding day. His energy, desire to get the best shots (which sometimes involved him diving in and out of bushes) and attention to detail was just insane, it’s exactly what we wanted and some! Our wedding was a very informal affair, a summer fete themed day, set in a wooden barn conversion / village hall location. With lots of outdoor handmade games: hook a duck, tin can alley and a Victorian helter skelter as the main feature. With this in mind, we wanted very candid photos of our friends and family, enjoying the day and activities, nothing too staged. Roo couldn’t have captured our day any better. The shots we have received are next level wow. Can’t thank and highly recommend Roo enough.


Photos we have we will enjoy for a lifetime

Apr 19, 2019 by Anna Todd

We chose Roo after looking at his previous work and liking his relaxed, arty style. I cannot recommend Roo highly enough. If you're looking for an awesome wedding photographer who will take the most incredible photos without you even noticing he was there then look no further.
The photos we have we will enjoy for a lifetime. Thanks Roo!


Exactly the type of person you want to have around on such a special day

Apr 19, 2019 by David Yates

We chose Roo for our photographer because we love the way he captures such fantastic atmosphere in his work.
His performance on the day was everything you would want, energetic but not intrusive, the right balance of professional and friendly and now we have our photos I can say he didn't miss a moment.
The slideshow that Roo put together tells our story perfectly and we can't stop watching it.
He was exactly the type of person you want to have around on such a special day.
Thank you Roo!


Fun & Relaxed

Apr 19, 2019 by Simon Bennet

Booking Roo was the best decision we made in all of our wedding organising!
He was great fun and we really felt relaxed around him so he got the best shots of us as a result. His documentary style captured the essence of our day and all the key moments that we were too busy to remember- we've now got so many amazing shots that we'll treasure for ever. His post wedding surprise present to us was incredible and picked it up from the depths of our post wedding blues....but I won't spoil it for you now!!


One of the best decisions we made when planning our wedding

Apr 19, 2019 by Jonathan Fenn

We booked Roo for our wedding after seeing him at a friend's the previous year, and being really impressed with how hard he worked throughout the day to get great photos of everyone without getting in the way or taking over.

We weren't disappointed- we had an initial chat with him to talk about what we were after, and he was completely happy to accommodate everything we wanted for the day. He also came with us to check out the venue beforehand to get some ideas, and was really enthusiastic about exploring the place to find the most interesting and picturesque spots for photos.

On the wedding day itself Roo was fantastic. He managed to take a huge number and variety of photos throughout, and really captured the spirit and atmosphere of the day. He also managed to organise our fairly large families together for the traditional shots when we were running late from the ceremony, with minimal effort.

We are thrilled with the photos and will be getting a lot of them framed for the house. Many of the guests also commented on how impressed they were with him. Roo couldn't have been nicer to deal with, and booking him was definitely one of the best decisions we made when planning our wedding.


Ninja Photographer

Apr 19, 2019 by Lucy Hackett

A few weeks on from my special day and people are often still mentioning one thing, not my dress or the beautiful bridesmaids/flowers/venue - but our "ninja photographer'". Andrew certainly manages to work a venue and a group of guests, he has a unique talent of getting anywhere and everywhere without being at all intrusive, and by very quickly making people feel relaxed and happy - which made for some beautifully natural photos. By the end of the day Andrew felt part of the family, he's such a lovely genuine person.Having been up bright and early at my mothers house to take some photos of us all getting ready, right through to the late night dancing Andrew was able to capture all stages of the day, and the result was a truly magical story in pictures, we were so pleased with our final photos. I would without a doubt recommend 'Roo Stain' to anyone, he will exceed your expectations.


Passionate & Professional

Apr 19, 2019 by Rowan Hawksworth

Weddings are stressful enough to organise, and the one thing my husband and I wanted was someone who could capture our day without us having to worry about what the end result would look like. We were really impressed with what we'd seen on Roo's website, and after meeting him, were really impressed with his passion for photography and his friendly manner.
Our guests, and even our wedding coordinator, all commented on how professional and discreet he was when taking photo's.

We opted for a relaxed and informal style of photography with just a small number of group shots of family and friends. When we received the final slideshow we were blown away. The quality of images were amazing and the attention to detail was impressive. He'd captured things that as a bride I hadn't seen or noticed because I was so busy with everything else.

We honestly can't recommend Roo highly enough. 5 gold stars!!!


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