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



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.


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 teaching other photographers and producing fine art prints, 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


“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 two passionate and experienced award winning wedding photographers based in the Lake District, UK. Whilst we primarily consider ourselves to be Lake District wedding photographers, we have been privileged to be the wedding photographer at some amazing places. We have provided destination wedding photography in  Australia, France, Ireland and Italy, as well as top UK venues in London, Cheshire, Norfolk, Scotland and venues across the Lake District and Cumbria.

There are a few different ways of describing our approach to wedding photography: we consider ourselves more than just your average wedding photographer, who deliberately directs your day and poses 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. This method of photographing your wedding puts the emphasis on creating a visual retelling of your wedding. Whilst being as discreet, respectful and unobtrusive as possible. 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, that you ask for and details of the design elements that make your wedding day unique to you. We will make those on colour film for an extra special feel, we’ll also do them 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.

Get in touch and let us know the date of your wedding, if we are available you can book a free shoot to see if you like us. More details here…

In addition to the more usual digital coverage, for a limited number of couples each year we are able to make an extra special, hand printed wedding album. When we call on our in-depth knowledge and experience of working on film and hand printing albums. We have over 35 years of experience of making fine silver gelatin prints from film negatives and Steven is an Ilford Artisan Partner. To find out  more about how we do this, and how it can add to the way we tell your story, please see our page on wedding photography on film.

If our Lake District wedding photography or our destination wedding photography sounds like something you’d be interested in or if you would like us to document your London wedding read more about documentary wedding photography on our philosophy page, and have a good look of some of the wedding picture stories we have made before.

Steven Taylor Photography

Documentary wedding photographer, Lake District, London and Destination

01539 737 497