Manchester Wedding Photographer Stephen McGowan

The about page of Stephen McGowan Photography which provides personal profile information of Stephen McGowan. The page provides background facts about Stephen contributing into his development into Wedding Photography in Manchester. This allows clients looking to book Stephen the chance to learn more about Stephen as the person behind the camera.

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Hi! I'm Stephen, a professional Manchester wedding photographer.

Photography has changed a lot since the days of awkward poses, cheesey grins into the camera and unimaginative photography. I'd rather be considered as a guest at your wedding with a camera who has the ability to capture special moments throughout the day.

I like to make my images joyful, fun and creative whilst I also live for documenting the emotion and real moments that are true to the two of you.

I would count myself as being very lucky being in such a job as telling the story of a wonderful couple having the best day of their lives surrounded by all of their close friends and family.

A little about me

I'm mid-thirties and live in the lovely Stockport suburb of Edgeley with my partner Emma (we're not married just yet, but engaged to be wed in 2020!)

Emma keeps me grounded and is the 'business head' of the relationship while I spend my time 'playing with my camera'. She's also a keen photographer as well and has helped assist me with several of my double photographer package weddings.

A little about my style

My wedding philosophy has always been about capturing the real, natural moments during the day. Creative portraits are somewhat epic(!) and look amazing on the wall, however 95% of my day is spent striving to be as inconspicuous as possible, creating authentic, meaningful images that you will be able to re-live as a photography storybook.

You're in good hands

I have been a Regional Finalist at the 2017, 2018 and 2019 Wedding Industry Awards for Best UK Wedding Photographer and I've picked up a handful of other awards and publications along the way. I've been featured in some of the biggest wedding blogs in the UK such as Brides Up North, Bride Magazine (two magazine wedding features) as well as being shortlisted in 'Your Perfect Wedding Photographers' Top 100 Worldwide. I am also a proud member of Fearless Photographers and MyWed Weddings who showcase some of the best wedding photography talent in the world.



I absolutely love what I do and hope it shows in the Images I produce.


Photography: From Pastime to Passion

As I generally love photography I've also been successful in other areas of my work, ranging from portraits to food photography and also cityscapes. My work has seen me travel to locations far and wide to fulfil some very interesting briefs over the years. I have been published in nationwide articles, The Manchester Evening News, I have photographed christmas turkeys for the ALDI Christmas brochures, I have mingled with celebrities and shared a kitchen with some well known chefs. I'd say I'm lucky to have been given such opportunities with my work and also the opportunity to allow my passion become my dream job!

See more of my work on my business photography website