A Brief Introduction

Never was one for talking about myself!  Let’s start with me being a well established Sheffield wedding photographer. I live in the Peak District village of Grindleford with my wife, 14 year old daughter and barking mad young labradoodle Alfie.

Situated just a few minutes south of Sheffield, Grindleford is ideally placed for some fabulous wedding venues such as Hassop HallLosehill HouseThe Maynard and so many others. It’s also perfectly placed for my other passion: I absolutely love walking and the great outdoors.

Sheffield wedding photographer John Mottershaw Photography

I’ve been in photography and photographic processing all my working life.  I’ve undertaken commissions covering just about everything from steelworks in Sheffield to landscapes in New England. However for quite a few years I have specialised solely in wedding photography. It’s a real buzz and over 500 weddings later I’m still every bit as enthusiastic about wedding photography as ever.

I’ve also spent time in the professional laboratory environment, including film processing and colour and black & white hand printing. That’s why I’m so obsessive about the processing side as I am about the photography itself.

For your peace of mind I am a qualified member of the British Institute of Professional Photography.

Going further back…

There has been a Sheffield wedding photographer in my family for many years. The family have been in professional photography and film making since 1870 and I’m now the fourth generation. I think you can safely say it’s in my genes!

Just for fun here’s a short and amusing example of the the Sheffield Photo Company’s early film making from 1905. This is held in the Yorkshire Film Archive along with many others.

Anyway, I can’t take credit for history but I hope you’ll enjoy my passion for wedding photography. If you’d like to arrange to come over some time and have a chat about your wedding, take a look at some albums and a slideshow of recent work, do please get in touch. It would be great to hear from you.


British Institute of Professional Photography