SWJ Photography

Relaxed, honest and natural photography that tells the story of your special day exactly as it happened.
Products and Services
Back-up Equipment
Bridal Prep Shots
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Images on USB
Large Group Shots
Last-minute Orders
Online Proofing
Online Shop
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-wedding Consultation
Pre-wedding Venue Visit
Second Shooter Available
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Wedding Albums
Photography Style
First Look Photographer
Reportage / Documentary
Pricing & Costs
Prices start at
  • £550
Thank you for everything!
May 2016
A happy couple
Stephen photographed our wedding in May 2016 and we are absolutely over the moon with the photos! From the moment we booked him, Stephen... 

Thank you for this amazing wedding gift.
Jul 2016
A happy couple
Stephen is an amazing photographer and we feel honoured that he was there to capture our wedding day. We have beautiful memories of our ... 

We are over the moon.
Jul 2016
A happy couple
Stephen captured our wedding day and we have to say the pictures are more than fantastic! We are over the moon with them all. He is very... 

A level head, an upbeat vibe and ready to step in.
Aug 2017
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What can we say, the photos speak for themselves. Stephen managed to capture the joy and celebration of the day in a way that we can tre... 

More than just a photographer
Oct 2017
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What can I say, that hasn't already been said a thousand times.. SWJ Photography is more than just a wedding photographer, he brings out... 

One word....WOW!
Aug 2017
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One word .... WOW!! Stephen is simply amazing... hugely talented and we LOVE his work! He has captured all the special moments and the s... 

Captured every moment.
Jun 2017
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Stephen did an amazing job at our best friends wedding yesterday at Coventry pride, he captured every moment and worked so so hard!! He ... 

Full Description
  • I believe that everybody is an individual, every couple is different and every wedding day is a one of a kind celebration. I aim to make sure that every single wedding I do looks and feels different and completely reflects the story of the day. As a documentary photographer I make sure that I capture the real moments rather than forcing a couple or loved ones into poses they don't feel comfortable with. At the end of the day a natural laugh looks so much better than a forced smile. At heart I am an explorer so this means when I get to a venue I will always look for a little nook, cranny or location which isn't commonly photographed so that it shows your wedding off to the best of my ability. I move mountains for my couples, I wear so many hats on a wedding day to help take the stress of the day away from a couple. I've been a seamstress, a baker, a venue decorator, a hair and make up artist, a babysitter and once a bouncer. I believe that if I can take the stress away from a couple so they can enjoy every moment of the day it is absolutely what I will do.
  • Experience
    # Of Weddings Hosted
    Between 10 and 30
    # Of People In Team
    Public Liability Insurance
Location & Contact Details
  • Directions
    • Address
    • Solihull, West Midlands, England
    • Nearest Town
    • Solihull
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What is your most memorable wedding?
Lucy and Chris's gorgeous festival wedding. A young couple so in love and such a unique wedding. The gorgeous location was turned into a gorgeous festival wedding with tents, a beautifully decorated marquee and just wonderful homemade decor, including candle holders made from copper pipe.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Honest, natural, unfussy, real and creative.
What about your business are you most proud of?
My 5* reviews. Hopefully I won't ever get used to the amazing words my clients say about me.
What is your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Do what you want! It's your wedding day so every detail of your day should be exactly what you want, don't worry about other people. It's your love story!
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
A 'Guest Book Wall' built by the groom to go into their summer house in the garden. All of their guests are now a permanent part of their home.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Everything will usually start via email to get the basic information, I like to then meet up for a coffee or a drink and have a good chat and get to know each other. I like to make sure I have met all of my couples at least twice so on the wedding day they're more relaxed. I think it's vital to get on with a couple on a personal level as this will really reflect in the photographs and will help the atmosphere on the wedding day.
What is the #1 photo that you think every couple should take?
Every wedding I do is totally different and each couple ends up with a shot which is totally 'them'. Sometimes they don't even realise it at the time.
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
A 'stag do' photo. All of the stags had old army figures which they had to recreate whenever anyone shouts "ATTENTION" they had to get into that pose. No one told me this until they were throwing themselves on the floor!
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Don't be afraid of it. I love photographing in the rain, this is why I always pack umbrellas and wellies!
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.
Bridebook benefits
  • Bridebook Discount: 10%