shortlisted
Gloucestershire and Cheltenham wedding photographer
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£1499
Details

Products and Services

Back-Up Equipment
Bridal Prep Shots
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Images on DVD
Images on USB
Large Group Shots
Last-Minute Orders
Online Proofing
Online Shop
Personal Online Gallery
Photo Printing
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Wedding Albums

Photography Style

Reportage / Documentary
Full Description
To me weddings are about people. I capture the real personalities and characters. The emotions, the joy, the love, and the humour that is unique to you and your wedding. I don’t dictate, I just leave you to get on with your day and be yourself. In fact the more fun you have, the more you enjoy your wedding day,the better the pictures will be. You only get married once so it makes sense to get it just right. I'm a wedding photographer based in Gloucestershire but I also cover The Cotswolds, the surrounding counties,across the UK and overseas. I can offer full or part coverage, images on a USB stick plus a selection of handcrafted albums and products.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Steve Catcheside of Ketch 22 photography
Welcome Please feel free to look around and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1999
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
(9)
(9)
Liz and Debbie
Married in September 2017
November 2017
Steve captured the emotions of our day perfectly
Steve captured the emotions of our day perfectly. From first speaking to Steve he was professional, friendly and understanding. Organising a meeting prior to the big day to finalise the details and show us the albums that were available. On the day he was non intrusive and went with the flow and energy of the people and location. The photos he produced were natural and full of emotion, exactly what we wanted. He set up an online gallery and provided us with our copy of the photos in a timely manner. We were very impressed and would recommend Steve to anyone.
Hannah and Aidan
Married in August 2017
November 2017
We really couldn’t be happier with the photos and
We really couldn’t be happier with the photos and I know my dad is ecstatic about them. As a bride I felt the day flew by too quickly and I almost felt a bit detached, seeing the photos really reminds me how much fun and relaxed it was.
Jacqueline and Michael
Married in July 2017
November 2017
The photos Steve produced were simply stunning. He
We found Steve's website whilst searching for a photographer to cover our wedding in Bibury and liked his style of engaging and creative photography. He offered to meet us at our venue where he talked passionately about his photography style. We liked that he listened to our preferences and also offered valuable ideas based on his vast experience. We had no hesitation in booking him. Communication up until the day was always prompt and curtious, answering all our questions about timing and where he would be at various stages. On the day he was fantastic. He was sensitive to the ceremony but ensured he got the shots he needed. During the reception he stealthily worked through our guests getting natural, engaging photos without being noticed - these were some of our favorite photos. We then had a few staged photos which are obligatory for any family album! Lastly, he had a repertoire of tricks to entice smiles from our bewildered 18-month old. The photos Steve produced were simply stunning. He captured moments most people would miss. His editing, cropping and use of black and white on certain photos was very creative.
Penelope and James
Married in March 2017
November 2017
Stephen from Ketch-22 captured the day incredibly
Stephen from Ketch-22 captured the day incredibly and really got across our personalities and the quirkiness of the day.
Carly and Adrian
Married in August 2016
December 2016
Truly exceeded our expectations
Our wedding album is gorgeous and truly exceeded our expectations, we would have no hesitation in recommending Steve to anyone who ever tells us they are getting married. I am also sure we will be in touch in the future to have some “family shoots” done. Thank you for our Happy Memories Forever.
Bethanthy and Charles
Married in July 2016
December 2016
I shed a few tears!
We honestly couldn’t be happier with our wedding photos, in fact I think I shed a few tears! – they are all fantastic; Steve is obviously a very, very talented photographer and knows exactly what he’s doing! I highly recommend him to everyone – as well as his distinguished photography skills, he is a really nice bloke and makes everyone feel at ease – a lot of them were taken without other people knowing which has produced some charismatic and natural looking photos; he also covered all of the formal shots that you would expect from a wedding photographer. How he managed to take them all by himself without any other help is beyond me! Thank you Steve x
Location & Contact Details

Address

North Woodchester, Gloucestershire, GL55PG, England

Travel Notes

I'm prepared to travel anywhere in the UK and Worldwide

Nearest Town

Stroud

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M5

Nearest Train Station

Stroud

Nearest Airport

Bristol

Follow This Supplier On

Press & Awards
(3)

Press & Awards (1)

Wye valley Life, Cotwold life, The daily mail, Herefordshire Life,

Accreditations / Associations (1)

WPJA

Industry Awards (1)

Two awards with the WPJA
FAQ
(10)

What is your most memorable wedding?

Most most memorable wedding was a wedding I covered on The Amalfi coast in Italy. It was just such a beautiful setting and wonderful guests!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Natural,relaxed,fun,creative,emotional

What about your business are you most proud of?

Winning two wedding photography awards with the WPJA

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Enjoy your day

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

Bride and groom rowing a boat down a river

Describe your typical process with a couple.

I like to get to know my couple so they feel 100% comfortable with me. That allows me to get amazing natural photos on their wedding day.

What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?

Simply a very natural shot of the couple laughing together.

What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?

Great original photos tend to just happen naturally

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Make sure you have plenty of umbrella's and possibly a few pairs of wellies!

Describe how you got into photography.

I’ve been taking pictures since the age of 11, when my father gave me his old Voigtlander 35mm camera. From that moment I was hooked! I studied art and photography in Liverpool obtaining a BA Honours. This gave me good foundations. It taught me that good images depend on the right light,composition,timing and creativity. After college I went to work as a junior photographer for the magazine Motor sport and the Newspaper, Motoring news. From there I worked as a photographer on the cruise ships for a number of years before setting up my own photography business in 1999.

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook Discount10%