All our family and friends are still raving about Adam and the photographs he captured of our wedding! We first met Adam at Hotel Van Dy...
Hi, I’m Adam, owner of AES Photography. I'm an experienced wedding and portrait photographer based in South Yorkshire but I capture beautiful wedding memories across the whole of the UK and abroad.
I provide couples with documentary style photos with a small selection of dramatic portraits using both natural and off-camera lighting. Why do I do this....well, I believe every image is unique and should be composed and creatively edited based on its look and feel. Therefore clients get a mixture of styles including documentary and modern dramatic portraits in both colour and b&w.
For every wedding I work tirelessly to ensure every client is 100% satisfied with the end results. This includes fully understanding the couples story, their photography needs whilst making sure I'm fully prepared for their big day. I'm passionate about capturing images that emotionally connect with people and making best use of the surroundings to add interest to the photos. This is my goal for every wedding, its about providing couples with something that is better than expected.
I use all the latest Canon DSLR cameras, lightening equipment, lenses and have extensive experience of digital editing software.
When I’m not running around with a camera I love to travel, long walks, cycling and spending time with my family and little boy.
Please contact me with any questions and for a free no-obligations quotation.
Personal Message from the Manager
Name of Wedding Contact: Adam Sendall
Please get in contact for a free non-obligations quote for your special day. I'm always happy to come and meet couples and discuss the most suitable package and show some of our beautiful handmade Italian albums. I'm a super relaxed and friendly chap who always provides 100% commitment to every wedding.
Year Business Was Established
# Of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
# Of People In Team
Public Liability Insurance
Press & Awards
Press and Awards (1)
Hitched.co.uk, Ido Magazine
Industry Awards (1)
Ido Wedding Photographer Finalist 2015
Location & Contact Details
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
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What is your most memorable wedding?
Difficult question, there's so many yet every wedding is unique. I would say one last December when we had torrential rain (I mean horizontal and gale force winds) all day!! When I arrived for the bridal preps the bride was a little downbeat about the weather, but I ensured everything would be great and we got some amazing creative photos (with brolleys) and in the Church arches, although I got very wet!!! :) The photos turned out great and they were over the moon.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Roughly about 70-80% documentary (candids) capturing the day unfold and 20% creative off-camera portraits for added punch and magazine worthy photos!! The perfect balance. I also do a few formals/groups if requested but try and keep these to a minimum if possible.
What about your business are you most proud of?
Setting up whilst working full day, renovating a house, doing all my own design work, having a child and losing my dad - its been an emotionally rollercoaster but I'm very proud to have established a successful photography business.
What is your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Allow enough time to break away from the pack and try and enjoy the moment as its over in a flash. Getting your times right is key but this is where I also help (I'm a wedding planner too don't you know!!).
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
I did a big gospel wedding and the groom and his groomsmen had perfected one of the best dance routines I have ever seen - the whole room was dancing away and they nailed it. The groom pretended he knew nothing about it at first before bursting into an amazing body popping move that had everyone in stitches!! It took them a full year of practice to get it right!! Now thats effort!!
Describe your typical process with a couple.
I'm very understand, patient and organised. I'm not bossy but assertive. I like to get to know the couple and become friends - after all I'm with them all day. I like telling a bad joke or two!! :D
What is the #1 photo that you think every couple should take?
I don't think there is one...photos are memories captured in time and you have to see what unfolds. Often the favourite photos are ones that are unexpected and show raw emotion. That said I think every couple should take the time to have creative staged portraits and I love doing these in front of old doors, trees, and anything that adds interest to the final photo.
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
Well formals are pretty original photos but I think the three generations (hands) photo has been one that I've had a lot of requests for recently.
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
I always bring some white brollys and off-camera flash so we can get creative if the rain gods are against us. My advice is simply not to worry about the weather rain or shine, and in fact rainy days can make for better photos that glorious sunshine. Let me worry about the weather.
Describe how you got into photography.
My sister. She was a travel photographer and gave me all her old polaroid cameras when I was in my teens. Been hooked ever since!!