The School House

With my job I get to travel to some beautiful places and meet some of the loveliest people one could ever wish to meet. I also get to capture some of the most important days and moments of their lives. I am incredibly lucky!
Jenna and Chris were married on a glorious May day in the beautiful church of St Marys in Weeford.  A quick stroll across the country lane took you to the reception venue (The School House Restaurant) with its picturesque views across quintessential English countryside.  I was in heaven!!

I always welcome feedback so please feel free to comment and let me know what you think of my work.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Nailcote Hall

Having the ability to capture and create beautiful, timeless images for couples on their wedding day makes me an incredibly lucky and a very happy photographic artist. When I have the opportunity to do this for friends and people that mean a lot to me, well, it is just simply wonderful.

looking through our fantastic photo album and what can I say except they are absolutely fantastic photographs, taken by a true friend and professional who clearly takes pride in her work. – Rob

This Lady is an absolutely fantastic photographer her dedication to capturing the perfect photos is unbelievable and the effort she made to capture every special moment was brilliant. I can’t thank you enough Steph for the way you were on our wedding day. Thank you from the bottom of my heart xx I recommend to everyone that needs someone to capture those special moments. – Lisa

Rob and Lisa were married on a gorgeous early October day at Nailcote Hall in Coventry.  The day was perfect, and the feelings of love and happiness  were palpable to all that were there to share their special day.
This wedding had such a natural feel to it. Everyone was so relaxed and I was able to take amazing photographs, that truly captured the spirit of the day and the love that Rob and Lisa have for one another.

I always welcome feedback so please feel free to comment and let me know what you think of my work.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Great Alne

Perfect weather, the most gorgeous setting, lots of happy, smiley wedding guests and most importantly, a stunning bride and her handsome groom.
Dominique and Luke’s wedding day was out of this world. The attention to detail, time and so much love that they put into planning their fabulous day was evident wherever you looked.
The ceremony was held in St Mary Magdalene Church in Great Alne, Warwickshire – I love this little church with its views across the fields and its bell tower and gallery; which every year has a hive of bees take up residence (and every year I wonder if this is the year I eventually get stung).
After the ceremony, guests made their way to Dominique’s parents home, where her amazing father had mowed, reseeded and grown the perfect green field, on which they had a stunning marquee, filled with flowers and decorations. Most of which were home grown and hand made.
I was in photographic heaven; with no limit to things and happy, gorgeous people to photograph.

I just wanted to say a bit thank you for the photos. We are so pleased with the results – you captured the day perfectly!!
Also, that one photo (well they were all fantastic but that one in particular) of Luke and I in the field is my dream photo, I will treasure it always. I am not a soppy person really, but it looks and feels almost magical.
-Dominique and Luke

I always welcome feedback so please feel free to comment and let me know what you think of my work.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me

St Mary Magdalen Church / Arrow Mill

Laura and Andrew did not want a full days photography and instead asked me to capture and take as many photographs as I could in 2 hours.  This included the arrivals at the church, the ceremony and a mixture of posed and informal shots of themselves and wedding guests after the ceremony.

The ceremony was held at the lovely out of the way church St Mary Magdalen in Great Alne with the wedding reception at the beautiful Arrow Mill in Alcester.

If you would like to know more about my photography, prices and how I could help you capture your special day please contact me.

Mallory Court – Engagement Shoot

What a lovely afternoon we had shooting at the gorgeous Mallory Court!
With the wedding only a few weeks away and we wanted to get a feel for the location before their big day. The bride-to-be was simply stunning in her dress and heels, so I can only imagine that she is going to be an absolute vision on their wedding day.
We had such fun exploring the grounds; with so many beautiful backdrops and places calling out to be used in photos, it is a photographers dream location.

I always welcome feedback so please feel free to comment and let me know what you think of my work.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Questions to ask your Wedding Photographer

Finding a photographer to capture your wedding day can be a daunting task.

We photographers are ten a penny and trying to find someone who will cater for your vision and your budget can be quite difficult. These days as soon as you type “wedding photographer” into search engines you are given 100’s of search results to choose from, and soon one website starts to blur into another as you spend hours clicking through and waiting for images to load.
Hopefully these questions and tips will help you make the search process and final decision a heck of a lot easier. It is by no means an exhaustive list of “what to ask” but from my experience these are some of the main points that come up during my meetings with clients.

  • What is their style of photography?
    Make sure this fits with what you both want. Your wedding photographs will be reminders of your special day and you want to be able to look at them with love and pride over the years to come.


  • Do they offer set packages, if so how many hours are included and would they be willing tailor the package to suit you?
    Most photographers offer a few set packages and couples have to pick the one that is the closest to suiting them and their budget. I believe wedding photographers should be willing to tailor their offerings to individual clients as every wedding is different and every couple unique.


  • Do they work from a shot list and can we provide a list of photographs ourselves?
    Every wedding photographer will have a list in their head of the basic shots that they will take on any wedding day. Give them a list of any photographs and combinations of guests that you want photographs of, ensuring that they don’t miss anyone out.


  • How many images will be taken at our wedding and how many will we receive?
    Dependant on how many hours the photographer is with you on your special day, they could take anywhere between 1000 and 1500 images. You won’t get all these images as the best ones will be picked and edited (typically between 150 and 500 images). Set packages will tell you how many images you will receive.
    I don’t offer set packages and therefore I do not dictate how many images a couple will receive. I believe that even if it takes me longer to edit them that they will receive all the good images that I take on their wedding day. This means that for a whole days photography they could receive anywhere up to 800 images.


  • Do they have a limit on the amount of images that they edit and how do they edit them?
    The answer to the first part of the question should be NO!
    Many photographers will use bulk editing methods, which are easy to use and save a lot of time. Although these work well and allow for uniformed photographs; I prefer to individually edit each photo and give them the care and attention they deserve.


  • How long until we receive our images?
    You don’t want to be waiting months and months. All my clients receive their photographs in time for their first months wedding anniversary.


  • What format will they come in and is an album included?
    Always double check this with your photographer. You want to be able to easily access your photographs and download them to your own personal devices for your own use.
    If you have chosen a package from a photographer that includes an album, double check the amount of photographs that will be in the album and if you get to choose the photographs yourselves.


  • What restrictions are on their on the images and their use.
    Many photographers will watermark and have you choose a certain number of photographs. If you then wanted more or full use of the photographs, they will charge you extra per image.
    I don’t do this. I believe that as you are paying me to photograph and capture one of the most important and special days of your life, you are entitled to all the good photographs that I take. I do not watermark images and you are free to use them as you like.


  • How many weddings will they attend on our wedding day?
    Weddings are a lucrative business and some wedding photographers will try and squeeze a couple in on the day, especially in peak wedding season.
    I will only accept one wedding booking per date.


  • How much time should we set aside for our main photographs on the day?
    No less than 40 minutes. It is amazing how quickly the time flies by. Before you know it you will be sitting down for your meal or having your first dance and you will wonder where the day has gone.
    I have shot weddings where the bride and groom have had certain photographic requests and a list of photographs that they wanted but we were hampered by time as they had not set enough time aside.


  • When is the best time to have photographs taken?
    Depending on the order of the day and the ceremony time the normal thing for photographers is to take the bulk of the main and group shots immediately after the ceremony, before any meal or speeches, when all the guests are together in one place.


  • In the peak summer months if this is in the middle of the day the light can be quite harsh. If you wanted softer, more romantic shots of yourselves, it is always worth setting a little time aside later in the afternoon / early evening where the two of you and your photographer can slip away from your guests for a short while and capture the lovely romantic shots.


  • Do they visit a venue beforehand?
    The answer to this question should be YES!
    Any good photographer will familiarise themselves with their shooting location beforehand and speak to the venue to see where they can / can’t shoot and ask simple questions like “where can we have the confetti train” or indeed “are we permitted to throw confetti”.


  • Do they offer a pre-shoot or engagement shoot?
    This is a great way to familiarise yourselves with the photographer and their style of shooting. It gives you the opportunity to try different poses and practise ones that you like before the big day.


  • Do we have to pay a deposit to book their services?
    This is always typically YES!


  • How long will they keep our images for?
    Many photographers will keep images for a fixed amount of time then contact the couples asking if they would like to buy them before they are deleted. This can send some couples into panic mode and they will spend exorbitant sums of money buying images that they really should have had in the first place.
    I do not set a time limit on how long I keep images for. If anything untoward did happen to your original copies I would send you replacement disks with your images on, free of charge

The list of questions that you can ask your photographer is endless and I could go on and on, but it can get rather boring. My best advice is to have a darn good chat to any prospective photographers. You should like their style of photography, their work ethos and them as a person. After-all, they are going to be spending a lot of time with you and your guests on your wedding day and you want someone that is friendly, outgoing and will put you and your guests at ease in front of the camera.

If you have any questions of would like me to add to this list I would love you to contact me.

Heart Warming Family Moments – A Family Shoot

Warning – the following images are too cute for words and I will not be held responsible for the “ooohs” and “ahhhs” that follow.
A few weekends ago I had the pleasure of spending a lovely few hours with Sarah, Anthony, Charlie and baby Isabella, in their gorgeous home. They are such a wonderful, warm family and I was made to feel so welcome. After being initially shy with me (who’s this strange woman taking my picture) Charlie was soon, smiling, laughing and showing me his giant teddy and his toy cars.
We had an hours booking but I was there for nearly 2, as I just could not stop snapping away.

I always welcome feedback so please feel free to comment and let me know what you think of my work.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kings Court Hotel Alcester

It has been a little while since I had the pleasure of shooting the wedding of the lovely Adam and Jennifer.
It was such a fantastic day. The sun came out (even though the forecast had been dodgy and we were planning for the worst), the bride and groom both looked gorgeous, and I am sure everyone went home with aching cheek muscles from smiling and laughing so much.

Kings Court Hotel Alcester

I was initially recommended to Leah and Jordan by a mutual acquaintance , who’s cousins wedding I photographed last year. Unfortunately they had found themselves in a bit of a pickle, after the photographer they originally hired (and paid a deposit to) vanished into thin air.

They have just celebrated their first months wedding anniversary and sent me such a beautiful bunch of flowers and a lovely note to say thank you for helping to capture their special day.

Now that the honeymoon is over and I’ve settled back in at work, I wanted to take a moment to say thank you!
After what happened with our first photographer, I really did not think we had a chance of having someone to capture our special day until Jodie gave me your number – you were like our fairy god mother and saved our day!
 You are such a kind, lovely, slightly bonkers lady who brought a lot of laughter and happiness to our day and also managed to capture it at the same time and for that, my husband (eek) and I are truly grateful!
 All of our guests commented on how amazing you were throughout the day and I have no doubt that when we see the photos, you will have captured all of the special moments that we didn’t see and if the engagement pics are anything to go by, they will be beautiful!
 I will 100% recommend your services to anyone in need of a photographer who puts you at ease, is so inspired and captures all of the little moments of your day.
 Thank you again Steph.

Mrs and Mrs Banner,  have since received their photographs and are over the moon with them.

Here are a selection of images from their day:
I always welcome feedback and comments on my work, so please feel free to send me a message.
If you would like to know more about my style, costs or availability for your special day please contact me.

Newbold Pacey / Stratford Armouries

When I first met Katherine and Richard I was struck by how connected they were. The looks that passed between them and how often one or the other would reach out and gently grasp the others hand while they talked.
They are also two of the most down to earth and natural people I have ever met. Their wedding day was about celebrating their love for one another as well as showing their loved ones a wonderful fun time and giving them a day to remember – and boy did they!
There were, bouncy castles, balloons, tug of war games, gladiator sticks and of course a delicious chocolate fountain. (Remembering it all as I type this has made me grin from ear to ear!)
It was a dream day for any photographer, the weather was perfect and the locations stunning.
The ceremony was held at the gorgeous St George Church in Newbold Pacey, and after the wedding ceremony guests left for the venue, (The Stratford Armouries) the three of us went  into Oakley Wood for a quick and more intimate shoot. This gave the new Mr and Mrs Salisbury time to relax and take a breather before starting the next stage of their days celebrations.
Once we arrived at the armouries the party really got started and the games commenced! The set up was lovely with the marquee set in a beautiful field overlooking the Warwickshire countryside. Guests sat in the open air and bathed in the golden sunlight of the day.
Later on as the sun started to dip, the three of us again slipped away to capture a few more shots in the beautiful surroundings. The final highlight of the day was the lighting and setting free, heart shaped lanterns into the gathering dusk. Katherine had arranged this as a surprise for Richard.

Hi Steph
The photographs are AMAZING! Thank you so much! – Katherine and Richard

I always welcome feedback so please feel free to comment and let me know what you think of my work.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me