Steph Barry Photography
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Professional team of photographers providing a high-class service to couples across South Wales and beyond at an affordable price.
Products and Services
Bridal Prep Shots
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Images on USB
Large Group Shots
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-wedding Venue Visit
Second Shooter Available
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
First Look Photographer
Reportage / Documentary
Traditional / Classic
Pricing & Costs
- We specialise in natural, unobtrusive photography which our clients absolutely love. It allows us to capture your day perfectly with minimal interruptions, allowing you to focus on enjoy the day with your loved ones. Also on offer is a wide range of albums and prints, with something to suit all budgets. From hardcover storybook albums right through to large leather-bound luxury albums, everything can be customised to suit you. We also offer coverage for weddings further away, including those couples getting married abroad. To date we have booked weddings for Cyprus, Spain and across the USA! Booking us to join you abroad means that you have a photographer you are comfortable and familiar with, and can all of your pre-wedding consultations and image/product delivery done close to home. Ask us about our special international wedding packages - it's not as expensive as you think, and often works out cheaper than using a photographer at your destination!
ExperienceYear Business Was Established2009# Of Weddings HostedMore than 50# Of People In Team2Public Liability InsuranceYes
Press & Awards
Location & Contact Details
What is your most memorable wedding?
My most memorable wedding actually has to be my first! I was incredibly nervous, but I remember knowing without a doubt that it was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. That was years ago and I still remember it very fondly, and the couple have become great friends since!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Pure, natural, captivating, true, fresh
What is your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Enjoy it! I tell every couple this. Don't get stressed, don't worry about everything because it will work out in the end and you will have the best day ever. Enjoy the planning process, take in everything that's on offer but make it about you (not about having something just because someone else does!)
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
It's impossible to choose, every wedding I've been to has had such wonderful personal touches! From personalised M&Ms, to mementos from their parents wedding, to personalised champagne glasses for each guest!
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Once the couple have made contact with me, whether it be by email, phone or at a wedding fayre, we will often meet up for a coffee to chat properly about what they are looking for, both for their wedding in general and from their photographer. I am always honest, and if I feel that I may not be the best fit for them I will gladly offer suggestions of other photographers I know in the area who may be better suited to their needs. This initial meeting sometimes takes place via Skype if the couple are unable to meet in person (usually due to them living far away or due to other commitments). Once the couple have booked, we do a pre-wedding consultation roughly 4-6 weeks before the wedding to run through timelines and photo lists with family members. If it's not a venue I'm familiar with and it's within 50 miles of Swansea, I will also do a venue visit with the couple. This can be done at any point during the wedding planning process and is simply a means of us knowing what the photo option locations are and where the couple would prefer to go. This part is not compulsory however, and if they would rather not do the venue visit I will go alone.
What is the #1 photo that you think every couple should take?
A photo together! As unbelievable as it may sound, so many couples are too shy to have photos taken alone and I think it's an incredibly important part of the day. Your wedding photos are something you will not only look back on for years to come, but will also pass onto the next generation. If you're camera-shy, please don't worry! Just let us know and we can work through it with you to make sure that you have beautiful portraits that you're comfortable and excited about.
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
The couple jumping on the bed in the bridal suite right before the meal was served!
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Brave it! With umbrellas anything is possible. So far (touch wood!) we have never been rained out of doing outdoor photos - where there's a will, there's a way! If it's truly too wet or windy even with umbrellas then we have the option of either finding a perfect space indoors (every venue has one!) or waiting to see if the storm will pass.
Describe how you got into photography.
It's always been a passion of mine, from the time I had my first camera for my 8th birthday I've taken photos everywhere I've gone and taken great pleasure in it. My passion turned into a hobby in my twenties, and my hobby turned into a business in 2009. At the start of 2014 I gave up my full-time job and became a full-time self-employed photographer, and haven't looked back!
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