Steve Walton, a Leicestershire and Leicester Wedding Photographer
I’m a creative and my career started at Art College. I was a willing young student, my lecturers themselves were inspiring people who taught me how to load a camera with film and how to make photographs. They were talented and influential and from the moment I first saw an image gradually appear in the darkroom, I was hooked on photography.
Photography is my way of life, it is my profession and my personal deep well of creative expression. I travel to amazing places, I meet amazing people and I photograph amazing weddings and I love what I do!
I work quietly and I’m unobtrusive, I’m observational in my approach and I blend in. I photograph your wedding with the quiet confidence that comes with experience and professionalism. I believe in you and I understand the investment you have made in the planning of your wedding day. I treat your wedding and your guests with respect, I believe you deserve nothing less.
To achieve the position that I enjoy within the professional wedding photography industry is not an easy journey. There are no short cuts. It means years of training, learning, acquiring skills and an unshakeable personal dedication and determination to succeed through a continual cycle of review and refinement of creativity.
UP TO 6 HOURS COVERAGE TO INCLUDE A 9X6″ CONTEMPORARY ALBUM & ALL EDITED HIGH RESOLUTION IMAGE FILES SUPPLIED ON MEMORY STICK
Unlimited photography from bride & bridesmaids in preparation from 2 hours before the ceremony until everyone is seated for the wedding breakfast. Included is a 30-page perfect-bound photo book and fully edited high-resolution files on a memory stick, presented as a personalised boxed set. An extensive range of colours is available to match the theme of your wedding. This option represents excellent value and is craftsman-made in the UK. Coverage can be extended up to 9pm at the additional cost of £260.
UP TO 6 HOURS COVERAGE TO INCLUDE A STORYBOOK ALBUM WITH HIGH GLOSS ACRYLIC PHOTO COVER AND CHARCOAL BINDING
Unlimited photography from bride & bridesmaids in preparation 2 hours before the ceremony until everyone is seated for the Wedding Breakfast. Included is a premium quality 32-page perfect-bound storybook album and fully edited high-resolution files on disc. The album is created and hand-assembled in the UK by craftsman bookbinders. Coverage can be extended up to 9pm at the additional cost of £260.
UP TO 10 HOURS COVERAGE TO INCLUDE A FINE ART 10″X10″ FOLIO ALBUM
ALL EDITED HIGH RESOLUTION IMAGE FILES SUPPLIED ON DISC
Your choice of either a matted 20-page album or a non matted 30-page album of your images printed directly onto 310gsm archival ph neutral cotton rag board and bound with a choice of premium leathers or cotton covers and an extensive range of colour options. Your names can be either debossed or laser engraved on the front cover if your wish. Folio Albums are sumptuous quality and are printed, bound and hand-assembled by craftsman bookbinders in the UK. These are unique and beautiful quality fine art heirloom albums for dscerning couples who want the best.
UP TO 10 HOURS COVERAGE WITH A MAGNIFICENT 14″X10″ QUEENSBERRY DUO ALBUM AND ALL EDITED HIGH RESOLUTION IMAGE FILES ON DISC
Queensberry Albums are handmade in New Zealand and are without question the finest heirloom albums available! Your album will be supplied ina cover material and colour or your choice from the extensive options available. Thirty pages are included and you may add more pages if you wish. Additional pages, whether matted of flush mounted cost £80 each. Please ask to see my Queensberry Duo display albums, I have samples in blueberry contemporary leather and gold silk covers. Queensberry Albums are the worldwide pinnacle of quality in materials and craftsmanship. If you value your wedding photographs as both fine art and a family heirloom, you will appreciate the absolute quality of a hand made Queensberry Album!
UP TO 10 HOURS COVERAGE WITH A MULTIPLE WEDDING ALBUM BUNDLE AND ALL EDITED HIGH-RESOLUTION IMAGES ON DISK
To include unlimited photography from two hours before the wedding ceremony until 9pm and a 14x10″ fine art wedding album in landscape format, two 10x7″ parent’s albums and four 7x5″ keepsake albums. Take advantage of the discounted cost by pre-ordering your parents albums and keepsake albums with this magnificent 7 album matched set. Each album in the set is a resized copy of the main 14x10″ album with the same selection of images, layout, cover material and colour. The album set is printed, bound and hand-assembled in the UK by craftsman bookbinders. There is an extensive range of cover materials and colours to mach your wedding theme
PRE-WEDDING LOCATION PHOTO SHOOT
INCLUDED WITH ALL OPTIONS
The pre wedding portrait photoshoot is included in all options. It is important that we have this time together before your wedding day so that you can experience how I will work with you on the day. It’s also an opportunity for me to observe how you interract with each other and this is important to me. Ideally, it will take place on location at your reception venue, it’s casual, it’s fun and you will be welcome to select a complimentary mounted print from your private gallery on my website. The print will be supplied in a 10x8″ bevel cut board mount ready for placing directly into a suitable frame when you collect your finished wedding album.
Please contact me to arrange a consultation, weekday evenings are available and some weekend daytime or evening appointments are also available. I would be delighted to meet you to discuss your wedding photography requirements and provide you with full details of my services, with no obligation for you to book.
TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATION
I will travel anywhere and I photograph destination weddings regularly. For destination weddings, I pay for my accommodation and the client typically pays for flights, car hire and fuel costs. Located between East Midlands and Birmingham Airports and major road networks, I am ideally situated to accept commissions throughout the U.K., E.U. and beyond. I frequently photograph weddings in the Republic of Ireland, all airports are well-served with regular low-cost flights. Typical costs for return flights from EMA or BHX is around £200.
Where car travel only is required within the U.K., this is charged at 50p per mile if the return journey is over 200 miles. Accommodation, if required, is charged at cost based on Premier Inn, TraveLodge or similar tariffs
As a qualified member of both MPA and BIPP, it is a mandatory requirement that I have all relevant professional insurances. I hold Professional Indemnity, Third Party Liability, and Employer’s Insurances. I will be pleased to provide copies of my insurance certificates if requested.
I prefer to work alone at weddings. However, one or more assistant photographers can be drafted-in if required. The cost is an additional £475 per assistant photographer.
Venues, Outside Caterers, Stylists, Videographers, Florists, Car Hire, Cakes, Entertainers, MUA’s, Hairdressers, etc.
I am happy to recommend a number of other suppliers who I regularly work with and whose professionalism and quality of products or service complements my own. Please ask!
Don’t worry about it. To put your mind at rest, please ask to see my ‘Mike & Katie’s Wedding in All-Day Horizontal Torrential Rain’ sample album. You may even hope for horizontal torrential rain all day after seeing it!
To book my services I require a £300 non-refundable booking fee and my completed contracts. My contracts have been written by the Master Photographers Association and approved by the Office of Fair Trading. The booking fee is deductible from the balance and I will supply copies of my contracts for you upon request. The balance is payable one calendar month in advance of your wedding date. Payments may be made by bank transfer, cash, or cheque.
All of the options I offer include all high resolution jpeg files supplied either on disc or memory stick. The images are edited to the same exacting standards as the images that will be printed and bound in your choice of wedding album and you will be provided with written permission for personal use of the files. As the creator of your wedding images, I own Copyright and my permission extends only to yourselves. Image files must not be passed on to anyone else or subjected to further editing or used for commercial purposes.
To put a little perspective on these conditions, please be aware that if you pass your wedding image files to anyone else, you effectively lose control of them and you may find that they are being used by unauthorised people to advertise their businesses, venues, products and services. Do you really want to see your wedding being used to advertise something you dislike or someone you have never met?
Please be very careful with your wedding images. They are priceless!
With my background, I am very discerning about my own suppliers, those professional print labs, framers and album manufacturers I have carefully selected to complement my business. It is my name that goes against their products and I am confident that those suppliers and their products are as dedicated to the same high standards of quality as my own. All my albums, prints, frames and other products are guaranteed for life against manufacturing defects.
I will create a bespoke fine art heirloom album for you. Because you are amazing!