Stephen Williams-Jones Photography

(10)
shortlisted
Natural, Honest and Adventurous Wedding Photography.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£650
Details

Products and Services

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

Photography Style

First Look Photographer
Reportage / Documentary
Modern
Full Description
Photography for me is all about connection. I love capturing couples as they are and how they show love to one another, that’s why I always get to know you as much as possible so I know before your big day how to get the best out of you but also so that you’re comfortable being who you are around me. We work together to help plan the day and maximise the time you have with your family and friends making sure you get a good mix of natural, spontaneous moments as well as those kickass portraits you’re going to love forever. I’m not the type of photographer who see’s my couples as another customer, they’re my friends. I want to get to know you and witness the joy you have on one of the happiest days of your lives. I believe a good mix of both of natural moments and beautiful portraits are what make incredible wedding photography that can proudly sit on your Nanna’s mantlepiece, make you belly laugh or ugly cry.

Experience

No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 30 and 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
(10)
Kelly and Anthony
Married in December 2019
March 2017
14 out of 10 doesn't quite cover it!
Straight off the bat, it’s important for you - as a person who needs a photographer - to understand that the word “recommend” doesn’t even come close to what we think about Stephen. Five stars isn’t enough, and 14 out of 10 doesn’t quite cut it. Put simply, Stephen is the best photographer we ever could have found, and we knew this the day we met him
Rees and Jade
Married in November 2019
March 2017
He was just so amazing
We never write reviews but just had to write one for Stephen because he was just so amazing. From the moment we met him we couldn’t wait to work with him. He is so thoughtful, fun and organised. Stephen’s communication is great. He gets back to you straight away or pops you an email first just to let you know everything is in order. The photography was the only thing we didn’t have to worry about on the lead up to the wedding as we knew it was all in hand. He went above and beyond being a photographer. He helped with dresses, with timings, with the venue and became a friend when it all got abit much for me. He made my friends and family feel comfortable and he felt like a guest himself. He engaged with everyone and I had so many people say how great he was. He’s hilarious and just fitted in with everything. Stephen- we honestly can’t even begin to thank you enough for everything. The day would have been stressful without you and for that alone we would give you 10 stars!
Nikki and Ell
Married in August 2019
September 2019
Amazing photos
Stephen is so much more than a photographer. He is friendly, approachable, accommodating, and always willing to help in many more ways than you would expect. His talent as a photographer is incredible and he has a real eye for unusual, beautiful shots and backgrounds. His reassuring presence helped to make our day the relaxed and fun day we had hoped it would be. Thank you so much Stephen
Neena and Steve
Married in June 2019
March 2017
Amazeballs
1 word.... AMAZEBALLS 😍😍😍😍
Beckie and Jack
Married in June 2019
March 2017
We met Stephen as a photographer but got a friend
Where to begin. From the first time we met Stephen we knew that we wanted him to be our wedding photographer and we have not been disappointed in any way. From that moment Stephen was nothing but helpful, always on hand to offer advice, very attentive and personable to ensure that we were set for our big day. On the day, Stephen arrived and instantly calmed my nerves!! He was amazing during bridal and grooms party preparations, nothing was too much trouble and he came prepared with near on everything you may need!! Stephen was with us for the whole day and all of the photos that he has captured truly tell the story of the dream day that we all had! There was nothing but love, laughter and fun throughout the whole day and this is captured in all of our photos! We originally met Stephen as a photographer but at the end of it all not only was he our wedding photographer, I would now say we have gained a friend. We cannot thank you enough, one for being a part of it but two for making and capturing our amazing day!
Annie and Matt
Married in May 2019
March 2017
Stephen felt almost like an extra guest
By the time the big day arrived, it's safe to say that Stephen felt almost like an extra guest. He has an uncanny ability to just blend in and not be seen (much to my detriment on some of the photos I'm sure!) but the results speak for themselves. One final point I feel is worth mentioning offers an insight into Stephen's character. We had an unfortunate family bereavement just after the wedding, and whilst he had no obligation, Stephen managed to get us a few photos of the guest in question from the big day for us to use as part of a memorial gift. This meant a huge deal and we're incredibly grateful for everything he did both before, during and after the wedding. Stephen: looking forward to seeing you again at the big handover and we promise to give you the umbrella back! 😁
Location & Contact Details

Address

Solihull, West Midlands, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Solihull

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station

Nearest Airport

Follow This Supplier On

FAQ
(9)

What is your most memorable wedding?

Every wedding I do is memorable in it's own way, I know that sounds really corny but it's true! Every single wedding I do has a unique identity that is all about the couple who I am working with. The best weddings are when the day is planned to reflect the couple completely, this way I've seen handmade decor, totally different timelines for the day and things that suit a couples tastes. A particular favourite of mine was the 'Bramwell Biscuit Bar' but that's just 'cause I love a good bake!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Natural, Honest, Adventurous, Creative and Real

What about your business are you most proud of?

How successful I have been so far, I'm immensely lucky and unbelievable grateful to do this job and I will never forget that.

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

Do what you want! It's as simple as that. Your day; your way!

Describe your typical process with a couple.

It all starts with a meeting over a cuppa and a good chat. I always keep things very informal and casual and these meetings are FAR from a sales pitch! I think it's vitally important to get to know who I am working with and for them to know who I am as a person so they feel comfortable around me. That's why I always meet my couples at least twice before their big days.

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

I don't go into any wedding with a set group of photographs to take, I capture things as they happen and the kickass photograph people are going to want come from that foundation of friendship and trust.

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

I've never been asked for a specific photograph, all of my couples trust my eye and my instincts.

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Embrace it, it's a part of your day so don't try to ignore it. I've always got wellies and umbrellas with me so there's no stopping us!

Describe how you got into photography.

My grandpa had an old Instamatic 33 when I was a little that I was fascinated with. He left this to me in his will when he passed away when I was 9 and since then I've always had a camera in my hand and a viewfinder in front of my eye. I remember sitting on my mom and dad's bed on rainy Saturday mornings looking through old family photographs and love the idea that in 30+ years time people will be showing their children or grandchildren the photographs I took.