Semi documentary and reportage wedding photography throughout the UK by Sheffield wedding photographer John Mottershaw.
– Natural and informal wedding photography, telling your real story –
There is something very special about being asked to photograph a wedding. I love portraying the happiness and emotion of a wedding. Most of all I want to see the true atmosphere of your beautiful day really shining through in your photographs.
There are different ways of approaching wedding photography. This can be anything from the more formal and mainly posed and then there’s the more natural and relaxed way. I personally feel that it’s the more natural approach that is key to bringing out the real story of your day.
It’s great to do some group photographs. In doing so, I love to make sure that the guests all feel involved and that they really enjoy the photography. The group photographs should never take over the day or take too long though but rather just be a really enjoyable part of the day.
However, I believe that so much of the true picture lies in the smiles, the expressions and the interactions of everyone. That’s where the story telling really begins.
I travel to weddings across the UK. Wherever I am, I always love to work in that same informal and, perhaps most importantly, natural, style.
Thank you so much for being such a fantastic photographer. Our day was perfect and you really captured all the special moments that ollie and I shared, both together and with our friends and family. The photos and album are absolutely spectacular and everyone who sees them absolutely loves them. You really put us both at ease which I think really shows in the photos and made the whole experience so enjoyable.
A big thank you for our wonderful wedding photography which we are truly delighted with. You captured our day so well that we will never tire of looking at the pictures / album and I’m sure each time we do it will bring back some amazing memories.
Thank you for capturing the beauty & joy of the day; it went so smoothly and rapidly it was impossible to fully absorb the splendour of Emma, David and our surroundings. Your photographs however truly capture a moment in time, combining art with emotion and story telling. Avoiding endless orchestrated line-ups in favour of a more relaxed ‘of the moment’ style brings a breath of fresh air to the whole album. This very special day will live forever in our families, thanks in no small part to your professionalism.
A BIT OF BACKGROUND…
I am one of a relatively small number of full time professional photographers who specialise solely in wedding photography. Over the years I have had the pleasure and privilege of photographing more than 500 weddings at some wonderful venues across the UK.
My style is less formal than the typical Sheffield wedding photographer. For my clients this is particularly important, especially on the day itself. This is why I work so hard to make the actual photography on the day just as special as I want the photographs themselves to be. As a result I aim to create work that is a beautiful and evocative story of your day.
It’s so important that you can feel complete confidence that the photography is in good and capable hands. Someone who shows as much good humour and calmness organising a group of 100 people as when taking informal photographs of the guests.
Just to give you some sort of idea of what I mean, a recent bride and groom just sent me a really nice card. They had their wedding reception at the Old Hall Hotel in Buxton.
“I was filled with confidence throughout the whole process due to your organisation and professionalism. You helped me feel relaxed on the day as you took control and remained laid back. All our guests commented on how friendly you were.”
I’ve been a qualified member of the British Institute of Professional Photography for some years. In addition I represent the fourth generation of my family to work in professional photography. The family has been in photographic processing, film making and commercial, portrait and wedding photography in Sheffield since 1870. That’s almost since the beginning!
COME AND HAVE A CHAT
So, if you would like to have a chat about your wedding and view some sample work and perhaps see if I’m the person that you would like to photograph your amazing day, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You will always be made to feel very welcome.
Meanwhile please do have a look at the gallery.
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