Creative and Documentary Wedding Photographer – Sheffield and UK.

Beautiful Wedding Photography – Calm, Informal and Unobtrusive on the Day

Sheffield wedding photographer who captures the very essence – the true joy – of your amazing day. Also covers Chesterfield, Buxton, Bakewell and throughout Derbyshire and the UK.

A bride and groom say their vows at a wedding at Peak Edge Hotel, near Chesterfield in Derbyshire
Peak Edge Hotel wedding photographer
A bride walks down the garden steps at her wedding at Thornbridge Hall in Derbyshire
Thornbridge wedding
Lots of confetti at a wedding at Trinity Church in Buxton
Lots of confetti at a wedding at Trinity Church in Buxton
Informal Sheffield wedding photographer shows bride arriving at her wedding ceremony at Curbar Church in the Derbyshire Peak District
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A bride and groom walk joyously towards their wedding reception at the Old Hall Hotel in Buxton
Wedding in Buxton, Old Hall
A groomsman watches the church ceremony from the pews in this black and white photograph
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The bride looks at her groom and wedding photographer at Bakewell Church in Derbyshire, a beautiful church near Matlock and Chesterfield
wedding at Bakewell Church
The bride and groom walking away into the sunset at their Sheffield wedding
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A bride shows her wonderful dress in a bright yellow oilseed field in the Peak District
Wedding photography at Hassop Hall
Signing the register at their wedding at Bakewell Church
Signing the register at their wedding at Bakewell Church
Wedding couple in Buxton
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A Warm Welcome…

Thanks for looking in and, above all, huge congratulations on your engagement!
I hope you’re both enjoying putting together your perfect day. There’s so much to think about – perhaps you’ll see some ideas here. I’ve photographed some really lovely couples!

Qualified member British Institute of Professional Photography

A Natural and Informal Wedding Photographer – for Natural and Informal Couples!

Photography can be such a part of your wedding. It’s really worthwhile spending some time thinking about how you imagine your photographer blending in with how you envisage your day. To get the best out of you and your guests and translate that into beautiful photographs, will benefit so much from a having great rapport on the day.

If you’re looking for a photographer to tell a wonderful story of your wedding, someone who is discreet, courteous, friendly and also fun on the day, perhaps someone who, in addition to photojournalism skills, has the experience and personality to do portraits and groups beautifully, enjoyably and naturally, then I do hope you’ll enjoy having a look through these pages.

Wedding photography in Buxton: a couple are laughing with each other in a vintage car. They have just left their wedding at St Anne's Church in Buxton on their way to their reception at The Old Hall Hotel.

Bride at the door of Wentworth Church near Sheffield and Rotherham. Wedding reception was at Wentworth Woodhouse. Discrete reportage by Sheffield wedding photographer John Mottershaw.

“Just wanted to say a huge thank you for everything, from putting our minds at rest and doing those beautiful engagement photos to your professionalism on the day and how lovely you were – everyone said how nice and unobtrusive you were. 

And the photos, what can we say….wow!! They are truly stunning! We will will always be able to look back on the beautiful photographs and remember our special day.”

R & J – Taxal Church and Losehill House.  More comments

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.”

Becky and Ian

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.”

Kath and Scott

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!”

Frances and Oliver

The Maynard, Grindleford

“We would like to thank you for the amazing wedding photographs that you captured on our wedding day.

The engagement photoshoot was fantastic, we loved the photos and it was great to get to know you better before our wedding.

We are over the moon with our wedding photos, they are so beautiful and capture the day perfectly. We will treasure them forever.”

Hannah and Stephen

Father helps his young son to get ready for a church wedding in Eyam in the Derbyshire Peak District. Documentary wedding photography.

confetti being thrown after a wedding at Taxal Church in Derbyshire. Lively and happy couple taken by Sheffield wedding photographer John Mottershaw.

page boy looking out of the window of a vintage car on the way to a church wedding in the Derbyshire Peak District. Photograph by Sheffield wedding photographer, John Mottershaw.

A little bit of background

I’ve had the huge pleasure and privilege of photographing quite a few hundred weddings in Sheffield, Chesterfield, Buxton, all across Derbyshire and throughout the UK. And at some wonderful venues too, including  Losehill House,  East Lodge,  The Maynard,  The Kenwood,  Thornbridge to name just a few of them. So if you’ve managed to find somewhere that I haven’t been to, it really doesn’t matter as I would always check it out beforehand with fresh eyes.

A qualified member of the British Institute of Professional Photography for some years, I represent the fourth generation of my family to work as professional photographers: a family who have been in photographic processing, film making as well as commercial, portrait and wedding photography in Sheffield since 1870.

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Come and have a chat about your photography..

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch! Even if you would just like a bit of advice and help with your photography, I’d always love to hear from you. It would be great to hear about your plans and ideas! You will always be made to feel very welcome.

I know I describe myself as a Sheffield wedding photographer, but I regularly travel to weddings throughout the UK. Do please fill in the form below just to say hello and make contact. Or just phone or e-mail me.

It would be really great to hear from you!

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If you would like a friendly chat about your wedding photography, then I would be absolutely delighted to hear from you.

Please get in touch using the form below, e-mail or phone me, and I’ll get straight back to you.  Many thanks – I look forward to hearing about your wedding plans!

It’s helpful if you include your wedding date in the message if you know it yet, even the venue(s) as well, but don’t worry if not. Thanks – I’ll get back to you very soon.

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