Ste photographed my wedding in November at Fulham Palace in London, and was also kind enough to throw in a free engagement shoot in London in September.
What had consistently caught my eye about his photos during my photographer research process was his highly emotional captures (so many laughs and excited faces), very creative use of lighting and angles (e.g. creating beautiful human silhouette shots against epic landscapes, and an eye for finding beautiful pops of colour in the background you wouldn't normally notice) and natural but crisp colour grading (basically as you would actually remember things happening in real life but more vivid, rather than an over-stylised colour filter). These traits were absolutely reflected in our final photos, which captured an array of truly beautiful, entertaining and most importantly, real moments from across the day that we still love looking through three months on.
We received many guest comments along the lines of "you must be so pleased with how these turned out", "wow he really managed to capture everyone's individual traits and personalities" and "how did he manage to get me smiling in EVERY photo?". So many guests also commented - and we wholeheartedly agree - that aside from the quality of Ste's photos he was just a really great person to have around on the day - personable, calming and professional, which in turn led to everyone looking very relaxed and happy around the camera for some great shots. Additionally, when he came to give us a congratulatory hug after signing the registers and chat about the aspects he enjoyed about our day, it really felt genuine and personal.
In terms of customer service, Ste was also so patient with us in the run up preparations when we were bombarding him with questions and indecisiveness about when and where to have our engagement shoot (as we were working with some rather restrictive work schedules). During the morning preparations I also showed him a very hastily drawn up (but quite specific) list of shot requests for specific moments/backdrops etc I wanted captured during the day, in the vague hopes he might be able to accommodate one or two of them. He was more than happy to take this list on board with about 5 minutes warning and miraculously managed to remember and execute most of these, including capturing my husband pulling many secret silly faces behind my back, which still make me laugh so much.
It was an absolute delight to work with Ste and we are so pleased we found him amidst the seemingly thousands of options in this line of work. 10/10 would recommend!