Lovely to meet you! I'm Stewart - an experienced and relaxed Wedding Photographer based in North Yorkshire. I'm passionate about capturing weddings in an authentic way! Some people know it as Storytelling Wedding Photography, while some people use the term Documentary Wedding Photography. Whichever you prefer, I work closely with couples to ensure that their wedding day is relaxed and fun. I have a mindful & unobtrusive style, that will capture your wedding day in a way that truly expresses who you are as a couple.
Based in North Yorkshire, I live about half-way between York and Harrogate, in the gorgeous countryside. When i'm not capturing weddings across Yorkshire, i'm very lucky that my work also takes me to the Lake District, one of my favourite places in the world. Whether you’re getting married at a historic venue in York, a gorgeous barn in the Yorkshire Countryside, or a stunning farm nestled in the Lake District fells, I’d love to hear from you about all of your amazing wedding plans.
Wedding photos are such an important (and sometimes overlooked) part of a wedding day. Each image is a snapshot in time, a memory that can be looked back on for years to come. But this doesn't mean that the photos should take over your entire day! That's why i'm a big advocate for a natural, laid-back & unobtrusive approach to wedding photography.
By working closely with couples and their guests, I ensure me and my photography doesn't intrude on their plans. I'm proud to deliver galleries of beautiful images of relaxed & happy couples and their guests. Weddings are amazing and incredibly exciting, but the last thing I want is for you, or any of your guests to be stressed out by the photos. I take the time to get to know each and every one of my couples, and pride myself on being a calming influence throughout the wedding day. I'm incredibly blessed to be welcomed into so many weddings by lovely family and friends, and often feel like an honorary guest! But that's what I love about my approach - it allows me the time to get to know your wedding guests, which makes my job an absolute pleasure, and my images authentic.
I believe strongly that every couple should have the wedding that they want to have. Unfortunately some people feel they have to conform to other people's expectations and traditions. It can be hard work trying to meet other people's demands, and ultimately not result in the kind of wedding you've always dreamed of. Weddings are an incredible celebration of love, life and family, but they can also be stressful. This is why i'm proud to be a Mindful Wedding Photographer - but what does that mean?!
It means that I aim to be a calming and relaxed presence on your wedding day. I'll bring my creativity and suggestions, but won't push you out of your comfort zone. I go with the flow and love trying out new ideas, but i'm honest & transparent about if the photos work! I try to make my booking process as stress free as possible, and i'm always open to questions. I'll always encourage you to have the wedding that both of you want to have. And finally, I'm a very strong advocate for openness and discussion around mental health.
Both planning a wedding and being a wedding photographer can be stressful. But I want to play my part in helping to break with these traditions. Let's bring the focus back to what weddings are really about. The love between two people. The joining together of two families. To spending a lifetime of happiness together!
—Sarah & Martin
I've honed my particular style of storytelling/documentary wedding photography over a number of years. For the majority of your day, i'll blend in with your guests, chat with them, and capture the natural moments of your day, as they happen. For the couple portraits, I take a relaxed approach to posing, focusing instead on the interaction between couples - the love, laughter and romance. And for all of those little details that highlight just how incredibly personal a wedding is - I take the time to set up gorgeous detail shots.
My editing style is slightly light and airy, while keeping the colours natural and simply emphasizing each image's natural qualities. I like every gallery to be timeless - so you won't find any filters or presets here. When you look back on your wedding photos in decades to come, I want you to be able to love them just as much as the day you first saw them.
You can count on me to be honest, super organised, highly adaptable and the utmost professional. But I also guarantee i'll be right there with you laughing with your guests, having an amazing time and singing along in the evening! If you're looking for a photographer who is relaxed, you can have a laugh with, will take the time to get to know you and your guests, and will tell the story of your wedding day in a romantic, natural and beautiful way - then I would love to hear from you!
—Becky & Duffy
I could talk about weddings all day, and i'd love it if you got in touch to tell me all about your amazing wedding day plans.
I usually photograph weddings in York, Yorkshire and The Lake District, but i'm more than happy to travel. I love meeting new faces & seeing new places!