Art by Design

Art by Design

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Art by Design locationBridgend, Bridgend

(31 Reviews)

Creative and Natural wedding photography. I cover weddings all over Wales, the rest of the UK and overseas. I offer flexible high quality wedding collections, half and full day coverage and a range of bespoke luxury albums.

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Art by Design Reviews

Art by Design Reviews


Review of Art by Design by James Rees
5 11/03/2018 James Rees

After meeting with Steve and looking at his work we had no hesitation in hiring him for our wedding at Fonmon Castle. His work is top quality and we couldn't be happier with the photographs we got of our special day! He takes great formal photographs but even better is his ability to take shots that are beautiful and so natural. Those are the shots that stand out for me! He has great ideas to bring to any shoot, he also listens to what you want and loves to try new ideas to make your day that little bit more special. I seriously cannot recommend Steve enough if you want to capture memories of your perfect day!

Review of Art by Design by Tiago Caldeira
5 07/03/2018 Tiago Caldeira

Steven is a great professional - We felt very comfortable while he was taking the photos and the results were excellent. We would definitely recommend him. Thank you.

Review of Art by Design by Chloe Forester
5 07/03/2018 Chloe Forester

Absolutely amazing wedding photographer! He did an amazing job of engaging with our wedding guests and our photos are amazing.

Review of Art by Design by Sarah Dix
5 16/11/2017 Sarah Dix

My husband and I had Art by Design carry out our wedding photography earlier this year. From the first meeting with Steve we instantly felt at ease and looking through his work certainly impressed us. Steve was always quick to respond to any queries we had about the organisation of the day and talked us through what to expect. He also asked us what was important to us for him to try and capture on the day. Not only did he capture everything we asked for, he captured so much more than we could have imagined. Looking through the photographs now tell us a story of our wedding day and we get to relive it a little bit every time we view the images.

Steve has a real talent for capturing raw emotion and natural beauty. We are in love with our photographs and shall be forever grateful for his work. Not only is he a fantastic photographer, he is also so friendly, polite and so pleasant to be around throughout the day.

I thoroughly recommend using Art by Design. I believe the service we received was true value for money and second to none. Thank you Steve.

Abi and Chris.

Review of Art by Design by xenelle smith
5 07/05/2017 xenelle smith

Steve was very helpful and friendly throughout the process and listened to what we were after in our wedding photos. All the photos look great! The website access is really good for all our family who live far away and were unable to make it. He was great with our younger guests as well.

Review of Art by Design by Rebecca McCallum
5 22/02/2017 Rebecca McCallum

I would highly recommend choosing Art by Design. We were so pleased with our wedding photos! Steve is very friendly and we felt very relaxed when he was taking our photos which I think was so important for us on our wedding day. He is very flexible and listened to our preferences, not only for what photos we wanted but also for when we wanted photos taken, in the church for example and at the reception. We were really happy with the final result. The online access is also really great. It allowed us to choose the photos we wanted in our own time as well as allowing family to see the photos who live far away. Overall definitely 5 stars!

Review of Art by Design by Esthea Pluck
5 12/04/2016 Esthea Pluck

We hired Art by Design to photograph our wedding at Orchardleigh House in Frome in March 2016, after seeing the wonderful pictures from my parents 25th wedding anniversary a few years prior. Steve did a wonderful job of capturing all those precious moments throughout our wedding day. He has a real attention for detail and creativity; ensuring you have all the pictures you ask for and more, without dragging you away from your guests for too long! Steve really understood what we wanted and we couldn't be happier. We have a stunning album to remind us of memories we'll treasure forever.

Review of Art by Design by Paul Chambers
5 11/07/2015 Paul Chambers

We decided to use Art by Design Wedding Photography because we were looking for creative, fun and unique photos of our wedding day at Nash Point lighthouse. The website grabbed my attention. Steve was brilliant and made us feel at ease. He was very involved and wanted to get the right photo. I could tell he cared and we loved the results. I would very highly recommend Steve as he was very friendly, understood what we wanted and made that happen.

Mr and Mrs Chambers, Nottinghamshire

Review of Art by Design by Abbie Ramage
5 19/06/2015 Abbie Ramage

Art by design photographed our wedding at Pencoed House in Feb. Steve also photographed us for an engagement shoot at Cardiff's winter wonderland. He was incredibly accommodating, understanding and worked tirelessly to get those 'perfect and memorable' photos. I could have not asked for more from Steve. He captured every part of the day and when the photos came through, everyone was shocked at how he had appeared to be everywhere at the same time; capturing every special moment. He is great value for money for the service you receive and the package you get from him. The pictures and his products are to an exceptionally high standard and he can't do enough for you to meet your needs/requests. I would highly recommend Steve and Art by Design to anyone getting married in the South Wales area; I would challenge another photographer to provide the same service.

Review of Art by Design by Dan Hayes
5 21/02/2014 Dan Hayes

I would recommend Steve to anyone for their wedding. He was a friendly guy who knew exactly how to get the best pictures from our day. He incorporated the location's best features into our photographs, making for some great pictures that we will cherish forever. Steve was also willing to try out our suggestions and as a keen photographer myself I liked that we could talk tech and share ideas.

Steve knew exactly when to get involved to capture the moment but also how to hang around in the background catching natural shots of me and my wife and also our guests - those photos are my favourites. He got some stunning pictures of my wife in her dress - she doesn't normally like having her picture taken but she said he made her feel comfortable.

The photo book, prints and digital copies provided by Steve were of very high quality.

Review of Art by Design by Marian Cantrell
5 21/06/2013 Marian Cantrell

Our wedding was in April 2013. We chose Steve based on the reviews and his online gallery but only met him on the day when he turned up and got straight to work. We couldn't have asked for a better photographer and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend him! He's a lovely guy who made our photo session feel fun and informal rather than time away from guests. He was great at getting the guests into the group photos and he found some great locations around the venue for some stand-out photos. We got to see some photos very quickly after the wedding which was really nice and have had great comments on them from everyone. Most importantly the photos were absolutely fantastic.

Review of Art by Design by Jenny Kimber
5 Jenny Kimber

Steve was amazing as our wedding photographer. He listened to our needs and produced such fun and relaxed images which really highlighted our day. Would recommend so highly.

Review of Art by Design by Aled Williams
5 Aled Williams

Thank you Steve for the wonderful wedding photos and album, we love them. We had a fantastic day and cannot thank you enough for capturing it so perfectly.

Aled and Lucy

Review of Art by Design by Dai Warren
5 Dai Warren

Steve did a superb job for our wedding photo's in May. He made us all feel really relaxed and as a result we've got some great natural photos. We'd recommend him to anyone.

Review of Art by Design by Rachel McJames
5 Rachel McJames

Received the link to our photos yesterday, of our wedding. Couldn't be happier. Steve was really easy to work with, I didn't know he was there half the time. Photos are beautiful, will certainly recommend him to anyone.

Review of Art by Design by Kelly Anthony
5 Kelly Anthony

Steve captured our day perfectly we couldnt have asked for anything better. The photos are amazing and we would highly recommend him to future brides and grooms xxx

Review of Art by Design by Hayley Beck
5 Hayley Beck

Steve was the first and only wedding photographer we met before booking, there was no need to look any further. Thoughtful and creative approach alongside a lovely manner. Absolutely thrilled with our wedding photographs, a perfect day beautifully captured.

Highly recommend.

Review of Art by Design by Suzy Harniman
5 Suzy Harniman

Steve was very relaxed and captured our wedding perfectly.
We wanted natural pictures of us and our guests having fun and this is exactly what Steve did.
Thank you very much, I can't wait to see the album!

Review of Art by Design by Nikki Ford-Jobbins
5 Nikki Ford-Jobbins

The most amazing photographer you could wish to find! His kind & friendly manner allows you to relax & have fun whilst snapping the most fantastic pics! You're one in a million Steve! Thanks for being such a big part of our special day! xx

Review of Art by Design by Ria Buckley
5 Ria Buckley

From the moment we met Steve we knew we had made the right choice in wedding photographer. Steve makes you feel relaxed and takes amazing natural photos. The comments we have received about our photos have been amazing and we absolutely love them. One of our photos even won wedding photo of the week (yourperfectweddingphotographer)

Review of Art by Design by Charlotte Davies
5 Charlotte Davies

Steve was absolutly amazing on our wedding day. He was brilliant, everyone commented on how great he was. Nothing was too much trouble and we received great service.The photos are stunning and we have just received our album which is beautiful. I cannot recommend him enough!

Review of Art by Design by Kirsty Knight
5 Kirsty Knight

Steve was absolutely fantastic on our big day! Got some excellent creative shots as well as capturing special moments from the day when you weren't expecting him to take pics! We are so pleased with our photos, they tell the story of our day and bring back the feelings and memories perfectly! The hardest part is choosing photos from such a large selection of fantastic shots! Thank you Steve! Xx

Review of Art by Design by Chloë Paglionico
5 Chloë Paglionico

Steve was our photographer for our wedding day and did an absolutely amazing job!
We love absolutely every photo and we've had so many people comment on how good the photos are! Thanks Steve xx

Review of Art by Design by Nia Elinor Macey
5 Nia Elinor Macey

Steve was absolutely fantastic from the first meeting to the last dance! He is so professional and his calm demeanour is exactly what a Bride needs on her big day. The photos are absolutely gorgeous and Steve understood exactly what we were looking for. I couldn't recommend Steve highly enough the pictures speak for themselves.
Thank you Steve! From Nia and Matt Macey

Review of Art by Design by Ffion Williams
5 Ffion Williams

Steve did a great job with our wedding photos. We were very pleased and glad that we chose Art by Design Photography. The entire booking process was very easy and we liked that all family and friends could view photos they wished to buy afterwards. On the day Steve captured some really great natural shots and was great throughout. Thank you very much for everything :)

Review of Art by Design by Paul Chambers
5 Paul Chambers

We decided to use Art by Design Wedding Photography because we were looking for creative, fun and unique photos of our wedding day at Nash Point lighthouse. The website grabbed my attention. Steve was brilliant and made us feel at ease. He was very involved and wanted to get the right photo. I could tell he cared and we loved the results. I would very highly recommend Steve as he was very friendly, understood what we wanted and made that happen.

Mr and Mrs Chambers, Nottinghamshire

Review of Art by Design by Sabine Whyman
5 Sabine Whyman

Steve was absolutly amazing! He made us feel so relaxed on the day! His pictures are amazing, really imaginative and we're really pleased with our photos. Communication all the way through has been brilliant and I would highly recommend him! Keep up the good work! ��

Review of Art by Design by Mel Clarke
5 Mel Clarke

Steve is an absolute amazing wedding photographer, on our wedding day he made us feel so relaxed, nothing was too much effort! Such an easy going person! Would highly recommend to family/friends. We have received our wedding album tonight and we are over the moon with it! So pleased, such time and effort put into it. Thank you so much Steve! :)

Review of Art by Design by Amy Rees Wilkins
5 Amy Rees Wilkins

Steve was our wedding photographer, the photos he takes are amazing and sometimes even a little surprising😂 half the time you haven't even noticed he's there. He's adventurous and will give anything a go, even to climbing on to window sills and up trees. Up for anything and was a great comfort, taking your ideas in his stride and perfecting them. Great personality and felt like we had known him for years. There's so many great photos that it will be hard choosing between them. He's brilliant to have a round especially if something goes wrong as he will try to help and support you when things don't go as planned. Would definitely recommend

Review of Art by Design by Gary Fielding
5 Gary Fielding

Steve from Art by Design was absolutely fantastic on our special day. We wanted a photographer who would make us feel at ease, was creative and also was able to direct the audience to allow him to capture the best shots possible. We cannot thank you enough for capturing our day and we feel it was money well spent. I would recommend him without any hesitation. All the best, Gary and Bekky. x

Review of Art by Design by Chris Cadogan
5 Chris Cadogan

Steve attended the taster night for hogfather.

Was a great addition, interacted with guests and provided us with some great photos of our food and the evening.

Thank you.

Art by Design


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Art by Design Location

37 Leyshon Way, Bryncethin, Bridgend CF32 9AZ, UK

Art by Design Q&A

Art by Design Q&A

What do you love most about your job?

Capturing those one in a lifetime moments that a couple will remember for ever. If I bring a tear to the eye or a smile to the face then I have done my job and I am one happy photographer. I love being there on a couples special day to experience the love and laughter of their day.

What inspired you to start your own business?

I have always been a keen photographer, artist and designer. After shooting photographs all around Wales I started shooting a couple of friends weddings. Once I felt confident I could deliver high quality images and a good service I decided to set up Art by Design so I could show my work to the rest of the world. Running your own business gives you pride and satisfaction in the work you produce.

Why should our clients choose you?

Most couples who book with me say they chose my work over everybody else’s because of the unposed natural and relaxed style of my wedding pictures so I guess that is one reason. I take pride in my work and spend hours editing each couples photos to insure that they receive high quality images. I have over 20 years experience so I can help couples with advise with timings on their day, wedding venues etc. When you book me you just don't get a wedding photographer, you get the full package.

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