Creative Photo-journalistic Wedding Photographer
Sheffield, Manchester, South Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire.
My job on your wedding day is to tell the narrative story of your day through pictures without being invasive or orchestrating your day. I view a wedding as a collection of interactions and moments, each having it’s only unique emotion. This is what drives me through your wedding day, capturing these moments and their emotions as they happen so that your wedding album becomes the storybook of your wedding day, set in print forever. I only do a very small number of formal/group shots, so that your mum can have that picture on her mantle piece, as you should be interacting with your guests and not awkwardly posing for staged emotionless photographs! I will however get you interacting with those key people, which will mean so much more to you.
I do understand though that every couple wants a wow picture, something to hang on their wall that just causes conversation. And I have a passion for creating these images with visual impact. So I ask that each of my couples to allocate some time on their day to achieve this. I use flash and different lighting to emphasise the best of the locations at your venue, all you have to do is look beautiful and act as though you love each other (shouldn’t be too difficult, right?)
So if you do not want cheesy poses, but you want a photographer that makes you feel totally at ease on your wedding day, and that you can trust to tell your story and deliver buckets of WOW, then check website, give my facebook page a like and contact me to discuss your day.
I had the pleasure of meeting Stu when I hired him as our photographer for our wedding. Stu is a talented and creative photographer who knows how’s to engage with people and how to direct you and your party for the best shots possible. He is very professional as well as super funny and kind which makes him easy to work with. I would highly recommend Stu for any event where you want high standard quality photos as he delivers fantastic photos and knows how to capture a crowd with out them being staged. More...
Stu, just wanted to send you a message following our pre wedding shoot. Firstly, neither of us knew what to expect from this and we were a little apprehensive about it. Looking back, there was definitely nothing to worry about and we actually really enjoyed ourselves! We had a laugh and you made us feel comfortable.As for the photos, I couldn't have wished for any better and certainly didn't expect to get as many photos that we both love! I definitely know I made the right decision when picking my photographer. Thank you so much - we cannot wait for the wedding now! More...
Hi Stu,Just wanted to send you a message to say a huge big thank you. I cannot put into words how happy we are that our paths crossed and that we chose you to be our photographer. (And as you know, I searched and searched.. and then searched some more to find our photographer.. thank goodness we found you!) We had so much apprehension and anxiety about the photo shoot - we had absolutely nothing to worry about. Your photos are simply exquisite - elegant, romantic and just ridiculously beautiful, but your work speaks for itself on that front. What I really wanted to thank you for, was for just being you. Being your reassuring, wonderful, completely hilarious, crazy self. Your support and kindness made sure the whole shoot was a ‘laugh a minute’, and the confidence, self esteem and motivation you have given us I can’t thank you enough for. I can’t think of a more beautiful way to remember our time as an engaged couple - seriously, thank you. Can’t wait for the wedding! You’re awesome!Lucy Xx More...
Stu is an absolutely incredible wedding photographer I am so pleased we found him as we are not local but he travelled out to us for both an engagement shoot and our wedding and regularly kept in touch in the lead up to the big day. On our wedding day Stu could not do enough to help us even down to putting my shoes on! We have hundreds of fantastic photos and we did not need to spend hours having them taken as he had scouted the best locations and planned shots so we could quickly capture photos that looked like they had taken hours to set up. Some of the best photos we have are naturally taken from the sidelines and he was totally unobtrusive. Honestly could not give a higher recommendation as he managed to make the two most awkward and unromantic people look fantastic. Our photographs are truly worth a thousand words and we will cherish them forever. More...
Super Stu!When it comes to choosing a photographer you have to choose very wisely. We had Stu booked for well over 12 Months. That should be the end of my review! Speaks for its self really. Totally under control, awesome pictures from a guy who knows just exactly what to capture to get that “wow” factor when you look at the prints. No airbrushing, No Trickery, the experience shows that through attention to detail perfection can be achieved. We had a 1920’s Gatsby wedding where we were in period attire, as were our guests as was Stu. Seriously, if you need a photographer stop reading and get a deposit paid and you will not be disappointed. Thanks for capturing our day,Kayleigh & Russ More...
We met Stu at a wedding fayre in Sheffield and straight away we knew from his photos on display we wanted to book him for our wedding. He was the first thing we booked after the venue so we had him booked a good year and a half before our big day!
We had our connection pre-wedding shoot about a month before the wedding and after getting the photos back from that we couldn’t wait to see what he’d capture on our wedding day!
Stu arrived at the venue on the morning of our wedding and began by taking a few bridal prep shots and he also captured the lads as they arrived at the venue! He even managed to squeeze in a quick boudoir shoot before putting on the dress!
He was very efficient all day and captured some amazing moments! He made sure everyone knew where they should be and had it all under control! Stu stayed longer than he should’ve done just to capture extra shots, which we are so grateful for as they were some of our favourites!
We got on really well with Stu and loved his informal but professional approach. From the very beginning we clicked and had a great rapport with Stu.
We have just received our ‘preview’ images! (Expecting about 20-30 photos) About 250 later, we are absolutely amazed!!! We’ve had the most incredible comments back on them and can’t believe how well Stu captured the story of our day! Some of the comments we’ve had:
“Congratulations! I can honestly say that they are some of the best, most beautiful wedding pictures I've ever seen”
“Gorgeous photos of a perfect day”
“Your pictures are stunning!!!”
“These are incredible!!!!”
“Absolutely beautiful pictures“
“AWESOME! (Made me cry) Fairytale!”
All in all, we couldn’t be happier with our photos! For me to like pictures of myself is a miracle so Stu has done a fantastic job!! And that’s all because he got to know us and what we like! Definitely the best choice we’ve ever made!!! Thank you so much Stu!! Xxx More...
Holly Ann Parker
Where to start? We first saw Stu's work online and loved his style straight away. We then met him at the wedding fayre at The Old Rectory @ Handsworth and instantly liked him. Alongside loving his work, he's really easy to get on with and shares our sense of humour. He's been amazing from the start, not just as a photographer but has helped with everything from my dress, my hair and makeup.. and even down to choosing my husbands watch as a gift!! He mingled in really well with our guests and just went with the flow of the day. He's not pushey or in your face like we found with quite a few photographers... and focused on the shots that we wanted.. on top of all this we absolutely LOVE the photos we have of our special day so far. We're just so thankful that we found Stu! Thank you so much! Love me and Calvin xx More...
Stu is a true professional. He photographed our wedding in May this year and was genuinely a pleasure to have around for us and our guests. His integrity and honesty as to the kind of work he produces was just what we were looking for and the end result is timeless, of the highest quality, beautifully produced and bringsback lots of special memories. He is not a shout at you and organise endless groups of photos kind of artist but one that documents the flow of the day perfectly and captures all the little details which we never want to forget. Thank you!! More...
Sophie Claire Barr
I got married in December 2017.
What can I say. Stu did a fantastic job. Not just with the photos, but with his experience he was able to help me and my husband. I had many family members say how professional he was.
I couldn't recommend he more.
Thankyou Stu for all your hard work that day. More...
We had Stu for our wedding in July this year. We instantly fell in love with his work when we first saw him at our first wedding fayre. He made us feel at ease straight away and was amazing throughout the whole process,even though we were rubbish with decisions and getting back to him on time, he was always extremely patient and understanding. We got our wedding album back and we are absolutely in love with it! Stu is an incredible person and we are both extremely happy that we chose Stu to share our special day with us More...
Stu is more than a photographer, he is a friend, a listener, a supporter and a reliever of stress! Good photographs do not come from simply pressing a button, they come from knowing your subjects and helping them to appear at their best and Stu has this nailed.
Almost wish I could get married again just so I could have more wonderful photos. More...
Absolutely fabulous photographs from Stu. We feel very lucky we managed to get him to do our wedding. Totally innovative in every way. Just wow.
Stuart did my friends wedding he was very perfesional, made us all feel at ease and poduced some fantastic photos would defiantly recommend x
Thank you stu for the fantastic service !! The album is fabulous. We couldn't have wished for anything better ❤️Mr and Mrs langfield❤️
Stuart did my an amazing photo shoot of my kids, the pictures are something I can treasure forever and there so natural I love his style.
Helen Francis Porter
Was lucky enough to meet Stu yesterday and have a chat about his photography and see the results
A passionate photographer with a flair for catching unique moments id recommend anyone looking for stunning memories on film to talk to Stu
Fabulous on the day
Fabulous on the night such a great photographer, the album looks amazing... Will definitely recommend you and your work !!
Amy langfields (mum)
Absolutely an amazing photographer and more. The photos Stu took were stunning. We love every single one of them. He is a truly talented man. Friendly, and easy going, he goes beyond what a photographer needs to do. Thank you so much for being part of our day xxx More...
hi i would like to say that stuart attended our wedding and took our wedding photographs for us, throughout the whole day stuart was friendly but professional, and even stayed longer than planned to gt our pics, the photographs we have from stuart are lovely quality and he captured some special moments for us that we will long treasure, i would have no hesitation whatever in recommending stuart for any couples needing wedding photography, he really is very good, once again a big thankyou to stuart and well done, Jan & Darryl.
I can't rate Stu enough he was absolutely amazing! Everyone commented how good he was for our wedding yesterday, he helped me get passed my nerves and put me at ease. He is amazing!!!
Stuart did the photography for my wedding last weekend. We found him to be very professional and friendly. He knew how to make all of us feel at ease so therefore he got to capture some magnificent pictures. We will look back on these pictures with great pleasure. He definitely captured the best of our day.
Thanks Stuart. You did an amazing job!!
Helen Judge xx More...
Cara Matthews Stevens
Words cannot describe alone, how amazing and talented Stu is. From the moment we saw his work we loved it. On our wedding day he managed to get the most intimate photographs without us even knowing he was there. His eye to detail is outstanding and he had some great ideas. He listened to what we wanted out of our photographs and implemented them in to his fantastic shots.
We are blown away with the photographs he's taken, and any future clients of Stu will definitely not be disappointed. More...
Wai Ho Tang
We got married recently on the 28th August this year. The day itself was really busy as we had a fusion of both Eastern and Western cultures. Stu’s an amazing photographer capturing stunning shots of our day. Very professional, easy to work with and his shooting style tells the whole story of our wedding day. It was actually with the help of his experience and organisation that he managed to direct people around for certain shots. We are so happy to see the final photos. We couldn’t thank Stu enough. Thanks for everything, you did an amazing job! Mr and Mrs Tang x More...
We happened to meet Stu at a wedding fayre last September and we are so glad that we did! He photographed our wedding on the 18th of June and we were able to view our photos a few days later. Stu is a very passionate photographer with a great eye to detail, capturing not just the moments we want to cherish forever but the moments that we don't get to of our guests because we're busy doing something else! Seeing the photos Stu took of our wedding was like an emotional rollercoaster itself of reliving the day all over again which is exactly what you want from your wedding day. We are so pleased we let Stu photograph our day as not only do we get to relive the amazing memories but we had a great laugh shooting the day as well! I don't think we can thank Stu enough! More...
Brilliant, creative photos, professional, very well organised and made the day go very smoothly.
Thanks for the great pictures from our event - they went down a storm
I had a boudoir photo shoot with stu , he instantly put me at ease and made me feel relaxed . I enjoyed the whole experience from start to finish and absolutely adored the pictures. Definitely not the normal , standard photographer, stu has brilliant creativity and eye for creating beautiful photographs to be cherished . More...