A delightful story of your wonderful day by Sheffield wedding photographer John Mottershaw.
Thanks for visiting my wedding photography website.
Your day is all about you and it means so much when the wedding photography reflects your own personalities. A warm hearted portrait of your wedding that portrays the happiness, the emotion and sheer joy of your amazing day.
My aim is to capture the real atmosphere and excitement of your day in a natural, informal and enjoyable way.
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 describe myself as a Sheffield wedding photographer, I often travel to weddings throughout the UK. Whether it’s the Maynard in Grindleford or the grand Shrigley Hall in Cheshire, I always love to work in that same informal and, perhaps most importantly, natural style.
Some recent posts….
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 quite a few hundred weddings at some wonderful venues across the UK.
I’ve been a qualified member of the British Institute of Professional Photography for some years and represent the fourth generation of my family to work in professional photography. There has been a Sheffield wedding photographer in the family for many years, a family who have have been in photographic processing, film making as well as commercial and portrait photography since 1870.
COME AND HAVE A CHAT
If you would like to have a chat about your wedding and view some sample work and perhaps see whether I might be the person that you would like to photograph your amazing day, please don’t hesitate to get in touch, because 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 for your wedding, do please get in touch. I regularly travel throughout the UK. Please fill in the form below or just phone or e-mail me. It would be great to hear from you!