Behind the Lens
Hello and welcome! I'm Stephen (the smaller chap is Ben). I guess you're here to have a nosey at what I'm about - and so you should!
Well, to begin with, "I love weddings". There's a certain buzz to weddings which is highly addictive: the anticipation before the big day, friends and family all coming together to celebrate the most special day of your lives, along with smiles and (happy) tears. Naturally I love documenting all of this!
Wedding photography to me is all about creating a timeless set of images which will take you right back to the moment. The aim is to create images which are informal yet intensely atmospheric, with an intimacy that can only be created through a reportage style. I’ll record the excitement of your wedding day by working in a friendly and unobtrusive manner. The more relaxed and subtle the photographer, the more relaxed you will be, resulting in natural and beautiful wedding photographs.
A little about me; I'm based in South Manchester on the border of Cheshire, I'm a big football fan, and I also enjoy cycling out into the Cheshire countryside from time to time. I work alongside my partner, Emma, so you'll be getting double the coverage with both of us as a photographic team.
I don't really want to 'waffle' much here but hope that my photographs show my passion and desire to deliver timeless images.
Emma, my right hand woman! We're pretty much inseparable - we work hard together, play hard together and generally enjoy life together. We actually met when we were both 16 years old! (working at Tesco's checkouts believe it or not!).
I introduced Emma into the wedding industry where she would assist me with weddings (helping with scheduling, equipment, lighting, and 'group shot sheep herding' amongst other things). Since then, I have taught Emma personally and now taken her on as an associate photographer using the same equipment and employing the same techniques as myself. Emma is amazing to work alongside - she's a wedding planner, wedding co-ordinator and wedding photographer rolled into one, she's also been known to give first aid at weddings!
Working together allows us to cover more of your day. We can cover both Bride and Groom preparation in the morning, before meeting together for your ceremony coverage. You will then have double the coverage for the ceremony and reception! This can allow for myself (Stephen) to put together portraits of the two of you whilst Emma captures the goings-on of the guests during the cocktail hour allowing for full coverage of the day. Not bad huh!?
Away from weddings, we love to have active days (walking, cycling etc) along with those bed bound lazy days watching anything from StarWars to GodFather box sets!
If you like the sound of us, and feel we'd fit in with your personality - why not drop us a message?
Stephen McGowan Wedding Photography
Manchester, Cheshire, UK & Destination Wedding Photographers