Wedding Photography Packages
All packages Include
- A pre-wedding meet up or Skype meeting
- An award winning wedding photographer (Stephen)
- A pre-wedding/engagement shoot at a location of your choice within 25 miles of M20.
- Full coverage from the morning preparation through to the first dance
- All high resolution images for sharing and printing
- Slideshow set to music
- Every photograph individually edited to ensure high quality and consistency
- Guarantee that you will receive top quality photographs
Double Photographer packagE ADDITIONS
- Bride and Groom preparation photography at different locations
- Double ceremony coverage (front & back)
- Photography of guests while you have your natural portraits together
- Double the coverage of speeches, first dance and beyond.
All of my wedding packages include a complimentary pre-wedding shoot, which gives us a great chance to meet up before your wedding day, get to know each other a little more and for you both to get comfortable in front of the camera. Being further acquainted before your big day allows you to be more natural in front of the camera, which in turn allows for more natural photographs taken on the day.
I love fun shoots and have shot at various locations from rural gardens and parks to funky urban shoots in the city centre, feel free to take a look at some previous pre-wedding shoots:
Bespoke Packages and Destination Weddings
I understand that every wedding is different, I've seen weddings in all shapes and sizes! Therefore I understand that not every wedding will fit into my full day structure. Whether you are having a half-day wedding, a small service or even an elopement, I can work with you to provide a bespoke service for your day.
If you are getting married abroad it's actually easier than you'd think for me to join you for your wedding. I've been lucky enough to have photographed weddings in Croatia, Spain and Portugal. The only additional expense you would incur is to cover return flights, any transfers, and secure accommodation for a couple of nights.
I have been shortlisted as a Regional Finalist for the top UK wedding photographers for both 2017 and 2018. This award is run by The Wedding Industry Awards (TWIA), a highly prestigious competition which is based solely on the votes and feedback from my brides and grooms. The testimonials left by my couples along with the TWIA official scores can be found here.
Hi! I'm Stephen McGowan, a professional Manchester wedding photographer.
Photography has changed a lot since the days of awkward poses, cheesy 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.
So a little about me:
I'm early-mid thirties (still clinging on to the 'early side of mid thirties!') and live in the lovely suburb of Didsbury, South Manchester with my partner Emma (we're not married just yet, but watch this space!)
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 too and has helped assist me with several of my 'double photographer package' weddings.
My wedding philosophy has always been about capturing the real, natural moments during the day. Creative portraits are great and look amazing on the wall, but 95% of my day is spent documenting as much of the day for you to be able to re-live as a photography storybook.
you're in good hands
I have been a Regional Finalist at the 2017 & 2018 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.
Recommended wedding suppliers I have worked with in the past and would recommend are listed here
Frequently asked questions
If you have any further questions you may find the answers in my FAQ section.
Awards & Publications
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