I'm Steven, a full time professional photographer and I'm lucky enough to photograph some beautiful weddings in the cotswolds but I also cover pretty much the rest of the UK and have even been lucky enough to be booked to cover some destinations overseas...
After completing my studies at Oxford Brookes University I started Squib photography in 2002 and have photographed in excess of 450 weddings to date... I like to provide a professional, yet flexible service offering a mixture of formal and reportage photography to perfectly capture the atmosphere of your wedding day.
Your wedding is important to me and I will strive to tell the story of your wedding day using photography... I will do so in a relaxed, informal way so you can enjoy those special moments and leave me to document that for you...
I am always open to new ideas, input from couples and understand that ever wedding day is different, so will always work carefully with you to make sure you receive a personalised, bespoke service.
About your wedding
Preparations... This is a great place to start with all the detail shots and capture the excitement of the morning with your bridesmaids and those close to you! Consider setting some time aside for some portraits with family and your bridal party before you depart for the ceremony? If it’s possible to meet with the groom during his preparation, it can make for some great images… This is easy if everyone is getting ready at the same location as it’s normally easy enough to pop back and forth during bridal prep. Slightly more tricky if the other party is getting ready further afield, so you may want to consider booking a second photographer as part of the package if this is the case.
Ceremony... Sometimes this is where I will first meet the groom on the day and arrival around an hour prior to the wedding gives us a chance to take some informal portraits… Consider any grooms party/family shots you might also like here? Then once everyone is seated and the bride arrives, it’s a lovely chance to photograph the bride and the bridal party before the ceremony. You may want to use your ceremony location for some group pictures afterwards and the confetti shot – if you do then remember to factor this into your timings.
Drinks reception & pictures... Try to allow 1 ½ to 2 hours for your drinks reception as then you won’t feel rushed when shooting your groups and couple portraits. It will give you plenty of time to chat with your guests and enjoy your canapés and drinks.
Group shots... These should only take around a maximum of 30 minutes, as although they are lovely to have, you don’t want to spend most of your drinks reception posing and missing out…
Couple portraits... This is one of my favorite parts of the day as we can go for a walk with the two of you for your couple portraits… A lovely part of the day with a chance for you two to catch up with yourselves and chat over the days events so far… Again, I would suggest a max of 30 mins so you are back with your guests asap!
Wedding breakfast This is a perfect opportunity for candid shots of guests and also wonderful to capture your introduction as bride & groom…
Speeches... Always a fun part of the day! Great chance to catch the laughter, smiles and tears! Such a great job to capture the reactions of the wedding party and guests… From experience I have never known a speech to run to time, but that’s half the fun!
Evening reception... Brilliant! This is the part of the day when your guests really let their hair down and so much fun capturing the cake cutting before you take to the dance floor for you first dance! That followed by the guests showing off their dance moves, make for great images!