A wedding photographer in Sheffield: a brief introduction

Portrait of Sheffield wedding photographer John Mottershaw.I’m probably not the best person to talk about myself, but anyway here goes!

I’m a well established wedding photographer in Sheffield and the surrounding areas. I live in Grindleford in the Peak District with my family and barking mad labradoodle Alfie. I love living here and get involved with village life. I’m on the parish council, I help out with the youth club and of course absolutely love my photography.

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

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, from English stately homes to houses in the hills of Tuscany. 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.

Black and white wedding photography at Bakewell Church in Derbyshire. An atmospheric winter wedding photograph showing the bride's happiness, by wedding photographer John Mottershaw.

Going further back…

There has been a wedding photographer in Sheffield for many years in my family. 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, do please get in touch. I’d love to show you some albums and a slideshow of recent work. It would be great to hear from you.


British Institute of Professional Photography