Welcome to my web site and blog. I’m glad you’ve found me, whether by design or by chance! I live in sunny St Albans, and although I am a London and Hertfordshire wedding photographer, I also photograph a great many beautiful weddings in the surrounding Home Counties, all over the UK, and occasionally abroad.
My style is a sensitive combination of documentary wedding photography and contemporary portraits and is all about telling the story of your day. I work without influencing the proceedings, simply observing and recording moments as they happen. My role is to show in images the unique quality of your wedding, the love you celebrate between you, with your families and friends surrounding you. I am very much a people person, and I happily engage with your guests to put them at ease as much as you. I am respectful of ceremony, and know when to photograph, and sometimes just as importantly, when not to. With instinct and experience, my images show those magical moments of love and emotion, memories that will be treasured by you and your families.
My background is in editorial photography for magazines, and as a portrait photographer I love to have some time with the two of you to create some stunning portraits of you. For me this is the cherry on the cake, the opportunity to sum up, in an image, what you as a couple mean to each other – the keystone to the complete story of your wedding day.
My portfolio images are available for you to see in the menus above. I am always adding posts featuring my lovely wedding clients to my Blog, so you might like to go straight there to see what I’ve been up to recently. Do have a look at my Wedding Photofilms too, these are a new and exciting addition to our photography presentations, in which recorded speech adds another level of emotion to our imagery.
Please subscribe to my web site and call back often to see my latest wedding stories. I’m proud to say that luxury wedding venues including Auberge du Lac, Brocket Hall, Luton Hoo, Shendish Manor, One Great George Street, Chancery Court Hotel, 116 Pall Mall (IOD), Wrest Park and St Michael’s Manor are all pleased to recommend me. At least half of my clients choose London wedding venues. I have recently photographed beautiful weddings in St James’ Palace, The Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, The Lanesborough Hotel, St Paul’s Cathedral, and Babington House in Somerset.
So get yourself comfortable, and enjoy exploring the images, slideshows and blog posts you’ll find here. I hope you’ll gather all the information you need to make a decision about booking us to photograph your wedding. I accept only a limited number of bookings each year, so please call soon to avoid any disappointment. If there is anything you need to know, or you’d like to meet up and chat about your wedding plans, please contact me here, call me on 01727 865873, or you can email me directly at steve[AT]steveshipman.com.
Quite simply you are fantastic! You have provided us with the best possible record of our Wedding day. We can feel the fun, love and laughter every time we look at your beautiful pictures. You added a happy, positive vibe from the very moment you arrived. You made us feel relaxed and confident, and certainly managed to bring out the best in us all. We are so SO glad that we found you. We will cherish your photographs for the rest of our lives and for that we can’t thank you enough.
With Love and Kind wishes,
Poppy and Boz“
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14 Corinium Gate, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 4HX 01727 865873 07831 355966 email@example.com