Steven Bradshaw | Wedding Photographer
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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.
Pricing & Costs
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Products and Services
Bridal Prep Shots
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Images on DVD
Images on USB
Large Group Shots
Personal Online Gallery
Physical Shop / Studio
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
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.
Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Wedding: October 2016
Steven made us feel very relaxed...
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 and my husband. He fitted in very...
Wedding: October 2016
Steve bradshaw made both myself...
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 the time however Steve took this opp...
Wedding: September 2016
We were so impressed by Steven throughout the entire process...
We were so impressed by Steven throughout the entire process, from booking, all the way through to the amazing day and now post production! He has been able to reassure m...
Wedding: September 2016
Steven from start to finish has been superb...
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 very likeable person and both Zoe a...
Wedding: August 2016
Steven is a true professional who captured every aspect of...
Steven is a true professional who captured every aspect of our wedding day perfectly. His unobtrusive approach was appreciated by us and guests alike. The photographs of ...
Wedding: August 2016
Steven was recommended by a colleague...
Steven was recommended by a colleague, when We saw his photos of that wedding we knew immediately he was the photographer we wanted. He is an artist with a camera, what h...
Press & Awards
Press & Awards (1)
Wedding Ideas & Your East Midlands Wedding Magazine
Accreditations / Associations (1)
LBIPP, LGOP, NCTJ
Industry Awards (1)
Multiple National Awards & Regional Finalist in The Wedding Industry Awards
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 No. 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 No. 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.