Sheffield Wedding Photographer

Welcome to my wedding photography website. If you’re looking for a semi documentary, informal, friendly and highly experienced professional photographer to tell the true story of your wedding, I do hope that you’ll enjoy looking through the photography on these pages. Although based just south of Sheffield in the Peak District, distance is no object as I often cover weddings all over the country.

Wedding photography in Sheffield, including Hassop Hall, Losehill House and other Sheffield venues

Natural and informal wedding photography

Over the years I have photographed over 500 weddings throughout the UK.  I am one of only a small minority of professional photographers in the north of England who specialise solely in wedding photography.

My style is far more informal than most wedding photographers in Sheffield. I believe the photography should be an enjoyable part of the wedding and I aim to make the actual taking of the photographs as special as I want the photographs themselves to be. This is important to me in creating work that is a very special documentation and souvenir of your wonderful day.

A qualified member of the British Institute of Professional Photography, I represent the fourth generation of my family to work in professional photography. There has been a wedding photographer in Sheffield in the Mottershaw family for many decades. The family has been in photographic processing, film making and commercial photography since 1870.

I have worked at many beautiful venues in and around Sheffield and nationwide, including:

Hassop Hall
Chatsworth
Losehill House
Wortley Hall
Whitley Hall
Kenwood Hall
Wentbridge House
The Maynard
East Lodge
and many other wonderful venues.

If you would like more information or maybe fancy a trip out to the picturesque Peak District where I’m based for an informal chat, do please get in touch. You’ll always be made to feel very welcome.

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Portrait of John Mottershaw, a Sheffield wedding photographer
Qualified member of the British Institute of Professional Photography
Bride getting ready at Whitley Hall by wedding photographers Sheffield
Wedding photograph of bride arriving at church in Sheffield
Black and white wedding photograph of exchange of vows in Sheffield church
informal wedding photography of bride at Eyam Church near Sheffield
"We are DELIGHTED!!!! You are AMAZING. We really feel that you caught the whole event exactly as it was and we all relived every moment through your pictures." Bethan and Roy, Eyam Church / Marquee reception

Wedding photography in Sheffield of bride having make up done
weddings at Hassop Hall near Sheffield
wedding photograph of a bride and her bridesmaids at Hassop Hall
Wedding photographers at The Maynard near Sheffield with a bride and groom laughing

I have been in professional photography for over 26 years and have covered commercial, travel and especially wedding photography. I have also worked in the professional laboratory environment, both in film processing and professional colour and black & white printing.

I have done travel commissions for tour operators in France, Italy, Spain and America and have also contributed to a number of books. I set up on my own back in 1989 and in recent years have concentrated solely on the one area of photography that I have always loved the most: weddings.

Processing and printing, both colour and black & white, is a skill that I’ve always been passionate about. I learned a great deal in the fumes and heat of the professional laboratory, much of which is just as relevant today.  I’m certainly not one of the many “straight out of camera” photographers. Processing and printing is an art in itself and is so important in high quality photography. I would always suggest to clients that proper image processing is an integral and essential part of high calibre wedding photography.

If you would like to have a chat about your wedding, view some samples and albums and maybe see if I’m the person that you would like to photograph your amazing day, whether in Sheffield or further afield, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Just click on the Contact Page link at the top of the page or fill in the form below.

Be great to hear from you!

“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.”

Emma's father, Emma and David

Hassop Church / Hassop Hall

“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.”

Sally and David

The Kenwood, Sheffield

“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.”

Liz and Ollie

Dronfield Church / Hassop Hall

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