Stylish wedding photography capturing all the magic and moments of your special day with a mixture of natural, reportage and more formal group photography to create a wonderful storybook of your most memorable day.
Leave us to take care of all the organisation of locations and guests to get the best photos with the least disruption leaving everyone to enjoy the moment. We will also arrange more intimate shots of the wedding couple for prints and use as key album shots.
We offer a wide range of wedding photography packages to suit your needs, budget and taste. Available for the full day or just ceremony, reception and speeches, we can offer a package to suit any occasion or budget.
Within a few weeks of the ceremony we will set up a private web gallery of images for you, your friends and guests to view. From there we can edit, crop any favorite photos to black and white and create beautiful artistic prints ready to be arranged in an album of your choice.
Stephen is a friendly, creative and courteus professional wedding photographer with a talent for producing clean, stylish and contemporary photography in natural reportage imagery or more formal or dramatic fashion inspired styles.
With a strong passion and enthusiasm for his work which comes through in his friendly yet focused attitude. Also an appetite for making sure he is capturing all the magic and moments of your special day without getting in the way! With a smart, friendly yet non intrusive approach he enjoys politely mingling with guests to catch those little moments and the more natural and relaxed interaction.
Stephen has over 10 years experience as a full time professional photographer and also works on many commercial fashion shoots and personal works for exhibition. Examples of his other photographic work can be seen on his fine art and commercial websites below.
We offer a wide range of flexible wedding photography packages and services to suit your needs, budget and taste. These will generally vary depending on the amount of time required on the day and final presentation, delivery of images and amount of prints required for the wedding album.
We can also organize larger framed prints and set up a private web gallery of images for you to invite friend and guests to view, share, upload and comment on the photos and share there own. Creating a virtual guestbook.
If you would like to know more or for me to tailor a package to your specific needs please let me know your requirements and I will be able to give you a more accurate final price.
“By managing all aspects of our couples most special day, we are able to take the hassle out of
organising people and locations for the key group shots leaving you to smile and enjoy the moment.
This is the Velvet Hammer philosophy.”
Booking – Firstly get in touch to find out if I am available and organise a meeting to discuss your plans and ideas, view prints and hi res photos and choose the style of wedding album you prefer. 50% upfront payment is required to secure your choosen date.
Preparation – Make a photo wish list of all the shots you would like and make us aware of any extra or out of the ordinary arrangements you have made so I don’t miss out on anything! I also find it is useful if you can send a list of main wedding party names and timings for reference. I will also try to find time before the wedding to have a look around the venue beforehand (if I don’t know it already) to find settings for group and couple portraits. Please check with the minister or registrar about any restrictions on photography during the service.
On the Day – Make sure to plan enough time on the day for group photos if required but also for yourselves (usually around 30-60mins) to escape from the guests and find some private settings or locations to create some more intimate shots of the newly wed couple!
After – Photos will go onto an online web gallery within 1-2 weeks of wedding for you to share with friends and begin to choose any photos you would like printed for the album. We can also do this as a dvd slideshow or selection of standard proof prints posted to choose layout and any photo treatments and image ammendments for album layout. We can then meet to discuss and finalise any layout and image choices for your wedding album.
Stephen is creative photographer with 15 years commercial experience producing clean, stylish and contemporary shots in both reportage and formal styles.
With a passion and enthusiasm for his work which comes across in a his friendly yet focused attitude.