Stephen McGowan: Manchester Wedding Photographer

Manchester Wedding Photographer Team

Manchester Wedding Photographer

Stephen McGowan Wedding Photography is a Manchester based Wedding Photographer Team covering the most elite wedding venues , Manchester and the North West has to offer.


Creative Wedding Photography

A fusion of reportage, documentary, creative, fine art and alternative photography means we're always looking to push the boundaries with our wedding photography. We enjoy being creative with our portraits giving modern twists on timeless styles of wedding photography.


Documenting your day is our number one LOVE. The day will fly by and will be over before you know it. We feel that it is important to document your story - those laughs, smiles, kisses, holding hands, chatting guests, a little tipple, speeches (always amusing!) - with reportage photography all of this is captured throughout your day giving you timeless memories of those forgettable moments


Along with being my partner, I also work closely with Emma Culbert. Emma's natural, beautiful make-up style sets her apart from other Make-up artists in the North West. Emma's expertise lies in producing beautifully flawless, natural and radiant make-up which is both timeless and elegant. It is her belief that your chosen wedding make-up should ensure you look like yourself, just a prettier, more polished version.

Emma carries extensive kit and is continually testing new products to ensure the highest quality and performance so that your chosen wedding make-up will last all day. Brands include MAC, RCMA, Le Maq Pro, MUFE, Viseart, and consumer products including Illamasqua, Urban Decay and Benefit

Emma is known for her calm and friendly personality which is unobtrusive and will help to put you at ease. She will often go above and beyond to ensure that everything is perfect for you, including helping you into your dress if needs be.

I've worked alongside Emma on many occasions - mainly for weddings and bridal shoots and would highly recommend her for your wedding.


We can combine our packages (MUA + Photography) to suit your requirements

Why not get in touch with us to chat about combining both Make-Up and Photography into a single package?

Combined Make-Up and Double Photography Package


Before the wedding:

A consultation at which we’ll discuss the theme of your wedding, your preferred photography style, any photos you may have seen which you’d like to try and recreate etc. In the same consultation we will also discuss your make-up ideas and needs with Emma.
A make-up trial held ideally 6-8 weeks before your wedding. During the trial Emma will gain an understanding of your specific make-up needs and will consider your skin and eye colouring, as well as what you and your bridesmaids will be wearing on the day.
Assistance planning timings for your wedding day, and production of a photography schedule for the day.
A complimentary engagement shoot to get you warmed up in front of the camera.
Two fully insured photographers, using the highest quality professional equipment to capture your most important moments without compromise to quality even in low-lit churches. 
A clear and concise wedding contract protecting all interests.

On the wedding day:

A fully insured and experienced make-up artist (Emma) with the knowledge to produce beautiful, elegant make-up which looks timeless and elegant.
The morning's make up will be run by Emma with Stephen photographing your bridal preparation. Once make up has been applied, Emma switches over to being a second photographer for your day.
Double the coverage of your day from when you are ready for us in the morning until after the first dance.
Two professional photographers with the knowledge and experience to light, direct, and position you to get the best looking photographs. 
A highly efficient and effective photographic team coordinating your formal group photos so that you have as much time as possible to enjoy with your guests. 
Peace of mind that the atmosphere and emotion of the day will be captured for you and your family to enjoy and reflect upon for many years to come.
The excitement of your wedding day captured in an unobtrusive and subtle manner. 
All travel costs included. 


After the wedding:

Hundreds-thousands of raw images reviewed, with final images hand picked and individually edited in my professional photographic style.   
Your digital images will be provided to you in a stunning engraved wooden presentation box containing an engraved USB stick containing the best photographs of your special day along with a selection of 30-40 6x4 prints hand picked by Stephen & Emma.
A digital slide-show of your images set to music will also be sent to you on a CD. 
Additionally, we can also produce your wedding album upon request.