Steven Bradshaw | Wedding Photographer

Steven is one of The East Midlands finest wedding photographers. Based in Derby, Steven captures beautiful, spontaneous, contemporary and classic, documentary style moments of your special day.
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
Physical Shop / Studio
Pre-wedding Consultation
Pre-wedding Venue Visit
Second Shooter Available
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Videography Available
Wedding Albums
Photography Style
First Look Photographer
Reportage / Documentary
Traditional / Classic
Pricing & Costs
Prices start at
  • £995
After our initial meeting...
Aug 2016
Happily married
After our initial meeting,I knew Steven was the right person to photograph our wedding. My fiancé doesn't like being in front of the cam... 

Steven is a true professional who captured every aspect of...
Aug 2016
Happily married
Steven is a true professional who captured every aspect of our wedding day perfectly. His unobtrusive approach was appreciated by us and... 

Steve was a pleasure to work with from start to...
Apr 2016
Happily married
Steve was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. He met with us a couple of times to understand our needs and had some great sugg... 

Fantastic friendly photographer...
Oct 2015
Happily married
Fantastic friendly photographer, outstanding service and thorough in the process to making our day as amazing as it was. We have wonderf... 

Steven made us feel very relaxed...
Oct 2016
Happily married
Steven made us feel very relaxed and the photos we have seen so far are so natural and no way over the top posey which is perfect for me... 

We chose Steven on the recommendation of a family member...
Jan 2016
Happily married
We chose Steven on the recommendation of a family member who had used him for their wedding. Once we saw the quality and style of his ph... 

The service Steven provided was exceptional...
Aug 2016
Happily married
The service Steven provided was exceptional. He went above and beyond to ensure his photography was in-keeping with our vision and cleve... 

highly skilled photographer...
Aug 2016
Happily married
highly skilled photographer, approachable and non intrusive on the day. Beautiful photographs

We were so impressed by Steven throughout the entire process...
Sep 2016
Happily married
We were so impressed by Steven throughout the entire process, from booking, all the way through to the amazing day and now post producti... 

Steve bradshaw made both myself...
Oct 2016
Happily married
Steve bradshaw made both myself and my husband feel so comfortable we forgot he was even around. On our wedding day it raining 90% of th... 

Steven was recommended by a colleague...
Aug 2016
Happily married
Steven was recommended by a colleague, when We saw his photos of that wedding we knew immediately he was the photographer we wanted. He ... 

He was great to work with on the day...
Aug 2016
Happily married
He was great to work with on the day - directed us really well and was very encouraging:)

Steven is exceptionally talented...
Aug 2016
Happily married
Steven is exceptionally talented. His style of photography is second to none. When I first saw Steven's work I wasn't even engaged never... 

From our initial meeting with Steven we were confident that...
Jul 2016
Happily married
From our initial meeting with Steven we were confident that we had chosen the right person. He was able to go through our options and e... 

Steven is an amazing photographer who is very approachable...
Apr 2016
Happily married
Steven is an amazing photographer who is very approachable, relaxed and yet completely professional. He managed to blend into the backg... 

Was very impressed with Stevens work...
May 2016
Happily married
Was very impressed with Stevens work. He was very professional throughout from our first consultation to the actual day. Steven really l... 

Steven is a consummate professional...
May 2016
Happily married
Steven is a consummate professional, and has exceeded our expectations at every step. He was highly flexible and accommodated every requ... 

Steven previously worked at close family...
Aug 2016
Happily married
Steven previously worked at close family and friends weddings and came highly recommended. He certainly did not disappoint and exceeded ... 

It was a day we'll always be able...
Dec 2015
Happily married
It was a day we'll always be able to re-live through the photos Steven took. A day of course can only be physically lived once, althoug... 

We booked steven because he was the photographer at our...
Apr 2016
Happily married
We booked steven because he was the photographer at our parents wedding :)

Stephen was the ultimate professional...
May 2016
Happily married
Stephen was the ultimate professional, he had fresh ideas on the day that fitted in with our wedding - he knew the time of the sunset an... 

Steven was very professional...
Jun 2016
Happily married
Steven was very professional, accommodating (including working with Molly the chocolate Labrador!). The quality of his work was second ... 

Steven from start to finish has been superb...
Sep 2016
Happily married
Steven from start to finish has been superb! He managed to understand our vision for our day and carried out our requests. Steven is a v... 

Full Description
  • Photography is my passion and my sole vocation since leaving school. I have spent the last 18 years as a Professional Photographer, with a background in Photojournalism, I consider myself well versed in the skills required to capture those perfect moments, resulting in natural 'real' images. I am an NCTJ trained photographer, have a Level 4 NVQ in Press Photography & Newspaper Journalism and a qualified and affiliated LBIPP photographer. I am also fully qualified with the Guild of Photographers. I have shot over 500 weddings in the last 16 years, yes that's averaging around 40 a year! Being a great wedding photographer requires not only experience, flair and talent, but a love for the job, good anticipation, not to mention excellent social & crowd management skills. Above all, empathy with the subject and a feel for the moment, is what really helps to capture the passion and ambience of the day. This is what I strive to maintain with every wedding I photograph. I feel it's very important to develop a good relationship before the big day, so it is ideal to meet for a chat before making a booking to discuss your requirements.
  • Personal Message from the Manager
    Name of Wedding Contact: Steven
    I look forward to hearing about your plans for the big day.
  • Experience
    Year Business Was Established
    # Of Weddings Hosted
    More than 50
    # Of People In Team
    Public Liability Insurance
Press & Awards
Press and Awards (1)
Wedding Ideas & Your East Midlands Wedding Magazine
Accreditations / Associations (1)
Industry Awards (1)
Multiple National Awards & Regional Finalist in The Wedding Industry Awards
Location & Contact Details
  • Directions
    • Address
    • 4 Scarsdale Avenue, Derby, Derbyshire, DE22 2JZ, England
    • Nearest Town
    • Derby
    • Nearest Motorway & Junction
    • M1 J28
    • Nearest Train Station
    • Derby
    • Nearest Airport
    • East Midlands
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What is your most memorable wedding?
Well that would have to be my own of course!!! I love every wedding i shoot, each is uniquely wonderful & special in it's own way. One of my most memorable Weddings was at The Mythe Barn in Atherstone, such a stunning venue, a beautiful young couple, we had fantastic weather, the couple had amazing family and friends. It was one of those weddings where everything just came together and we achieved so many stunning images. I have since photographed the weddings of four other couples who attended that same wedding!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Classic, Documentary, Fun, Creative, Professional.
What about your business are you most proud of?
Simply the fact i earn my living taking pictures and being part of so many special occasions. I love my job immensely.
What is your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Always employ a Professional, Experienced, Creative Photographer.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
In a nutshell my approach is to make the process as relaxe, simple and enjoyable for the couple as possible. The initial consultation (chat over coffee) at the studio allows couples to see where i work, may sample albums and to get to know each other is of great importance. I would then hold a final details meeting or pre wedding portrait shoot nearer the big day to go over timings and logistics for the day. The after wedding service equally as important and i have some great workflows inplace to ensure wedding album selections, design and turnaround of all package particulars are fulfilled in a timely and professional manner.
What is the #1 photo that you think every couple should take?
I always try at every wedding to capture something creative, intimate and special, later on in the wedding day, i love to shoot in low light, i use many different lighting devices and techniques to produce some unique and breathtaking imagery of each couple. A real feature image they'd be proud to frame and display.
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
One of my best wedding images was taken on a day on which it rainy torrentially all day. I recommend we go with it, get outside with brollies and wellies and get creative!
Describe how you got into photography.
My first interest in Photography came at the age of 8, when i made a pinhole camera in Science Class at School, since then I've been hooked! I've since gained GCSE & A Level, NCTJ Level 4 in Press Photography, LBIPP, LGOF Qualified Accreditations, BTEC NAT DIP in Media Studies and almost 20 years experience taking pictures! I've worked as a freelance in London, for various picture agencies, I was staff photographer for the largest regional Newspaper in the UK, The Yorkshire Evening Press for 6 Years before starting my own business shooting Weddings in 2003.