“My Father had a profound influence on me. He was a lunatic.” Spike Milligan

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Steven has been a photographer all of his working life. He started as a fresh faced, 18 year old art student photographing weddings on Saturdays.  He has worked in advertising, editorial, fine art and documentary photography. He has an MA in photography from DeMontfort University, and for a time taught the subject at Lancaster University. He was one of the very first UK photographers to photograph weddings in a documentary style.

Josh showed an early interest in photography, as you can see from the picture, throughout his childhood he was exposed to an extensive library of photographic influence. Josh has an inquiring mind, and digital photography is like second nature to him. Even though he was brought up shooting on film and printing in the darkroom, he has taken to electronic photography comfortably and hungrily consumes all that is released on any new development. Following a degree in Contemporary Photographic Practice from 2006 to 2009, Josh completed a further degree in Film Criticism.

 The father and son team have been documenting weddings together since 2005. The two handed approach allows them to capture your wedding day in its entirety. Along with making portraits and stories for magazines and business, wedding photography is Steven and Josh’s full time occupation, and they both have an extensive academic background in the subject. They are genuinely passionate about photography and have a healthy curiosity for the human condition that drives their unique style of documentary wedding photography.

“Fashion is ephemeral, but style is eternal.” Coco Chanel

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“All I tried to do was shed a little light.” Harold Evans

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Lake District Wedding Photographer 

Welcome to the web site of Steven Taylor Photography, leading Lake District wedding photographer.

We are passionate and experienced award winning wedding photographers based in the Lake District but working throughout the UK and beyond. We have been privileged to work at some amazing destinations throughout the world including Australia, France, Ireland and Italy. We have also made wedding photography at top UK venues in London, Cheshire, Norfolk and Scotland.

There are a few ways of describing our approach to wedding photography: we consider ourselves more than just average wedding photographers, who deliberately direct your day and pose your guests. Our method of wedding photography has been described as reportage wedding photography or photojournalistic wedding photography. We prefer documentary wedding photography because we set out to create a cohesive picture story of your wedding day. Our method of photographing your wedding puts the emphasis on creating a visual retelling of your wedding. We will be discreet, respectful and unobtrusive and we will photograph with a compassionate eye, waiting for the perfect moments that work together to form the story. Of course we will make a few beautiful portraits of the two of you, groups of your guests and details of the design elements that make your wedding day unique to you. We will make those tastefully, quickly and with respect for the occasion. Most of the time you will hardly notice us so your memories will be of your wedding day, not of having your photograph taken.

Steven Taylor Photography

Documentary wedding photographer, Lake District, London and Destination