A delightful story of your wonderful day by wedding photographer John Mottershaw.
Thank you so much for visiting my wedding photography website. I’m a highly experienced wedding photographer based near Sheffield and I’ve always been keen to capture the true joy, atmosphere and excitement of your wedding in a natural, informal and friendly way.
Your wedding is all about you and it’s special when your photography reflects your day and your own personalities. A warm hearted portrait of your wedding that reflects the happiness, the emotion and the sheer joy of your amazing day.
Natural and informal wedding photography, telling your real story.
There are various styles of wedding photography. It can range from formal and mainly posed to a more natural and relaxed style, often referred to as reportage. I’m one of the photographers who feel that it’s the more natural approach that is key to bringing out the real story of your day.
It’s always good to do some group photographs. In doing so, it’s important to make sure that the guests all feel involved and that they thoroughly enjoy the photography. The group photographs should never take over or take too long, but rather just be a really enjoyable part of your day.
I believe that so much of the true picture lies in the smiles, the expressions and the interactions of everyone involved. That’s where the story telling really begins.
Whilst I call myself a Sheffield wedding photographer, I do travel to weddings throughout the UK. Wherever I am, I always love to work in that same informal and, perhaps most importantly, natural style.
Losehill House. Ceremony at Hathersage Church
We just wanted to say a huge thank you for being at our wedding to capture all the special moments. You were so discrete and professional throughout the day but also helped to make us both feel at ease in front of the camera.
Everyone at the wedding commented on how nice, calm, organised and professional you were. We knew you were the right person for us but having you there was far more than what we had ever imagined.
We can’t thank you enough.
Shrigley Hall. Ceremony at Taxal Church
Thank you for our wonderful photos, they look fantastic and we can’t wait for the the USB x
From the moment you arrived at my parents’ house in the morning you set all my bridesmaids at ease.
Half of the photos I have seen I didn’t even know you were there. I love the unposed ones.
You have captured some lovely moments throughout the whole day which Scott and I can look at and remember that wonderful day.
Thank you for being so calm.
The Old Hall Hotel, Buxton. Ceremony at St. Anne’s Church, Buxton
Thank you for doing such an amazing job with our wedding photos.
I was filled with confidence throughout the whole wedding process due to your organisation and professionalism. You helped me feel so relaxed on the day as you took control and remained laid back – all our guests commented on how friendly you were.
Our finished photos are edited perfectly and we absolutely love every single one!
We are so grateful for everything you have done and would highly recommend you to every future bride and groom!
Hassop Hall. Ceremony at Hassop Church
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 in Sheffield and the surrounding area, 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.
If you’re looking for a Sheffield wedding photographer (although distance is not a problem!), do please get in touch. Just click on the Contact Page link or fill in the form below. It would be great to hear from you!