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On Hitched.co.uk since 2022

Last update: May 2024

Winner of the Hitched Wedding Photographer Award 2024. Stephen J Griffin Photography, based in the Cotswolds, offers wedding photography and videography, and drone imagery, to couples across South West England, Wales and more broadly across the UK. With over 10 years experience, Stephen specialises in using a photojournalistic style which allows him and his assistant Joanne to capture natural and candid moments without interfering with the flow of the wedding day.

Stephen says "You won't see us spending too many hours doing formal shots while the wedding story is happening elsewhere. Instead, we will be moving around the venue, searching for and anticipating those ‘one-off’ moments that couples will cherish for the rest of their lives."

You'll see from the images uploaded here on Hitched that Stephen favours bright and vibrant colour grading, which he uses in editing to match the joy and happiness of a wedding event. But he is equally comfortable offering other colour gading and black & white photos.

The booking process and preparation is really simple and coordinated through our Pixieset Client Management System (CMS), as shown below - Stephen and Joanne will be with you at every step of your journey:

  1. Initial phone call or video call (Skype, Teams, WhatsApp, etc) to discuss client requirements and agree to proceed.
  2. Complete simple online questionnaire to collect details for the contract.
  3. Review and sign contract.
  4. Pay 20% securing deposit.
  5. NLT 4 weeks to wedding date pay remaining 80% balance
  6. Approx 2 weeks from wedding date - follow-up phone call or video call to check final arrangements.
  7. Attend Wedding Rehearsal (where applicable).
  8. Photograph (and video where applicable) the happy day
  9. Approx 4 weeks after the wedding, deliver digital images and USBs

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Photography
Video
Pre wedding
Post wedding
Albums
Mini albums
Digital album
High resolution photos

What does the wedding package include?

Depending on package: Full day coverage • 2 x photographers • Hi-res digital images on online gallery • Wedding highlights film (package dependent) • USB & box

How far in advance should I contact you?

Preferable 6 months notice but I will consider last minute bookings

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

No

Can you travel?

Yes, sW England & Wales. Prepared to travel more widely across UK and abroad

What is the charge for travelling?

Outside the Cotswolds - 55p per mile. £100 per night for accommodation where this is necessary. Costs for location weddings abroad will be estimated on a case-by-case basis

What style of photos do you take?

Traditional
Photo journalism
Other

What kind of technology do you use?

Digital

Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?

No

What kind of equipment do you use?

Nikon cameras and lenses plus speed lights for flash. I also use GoPro cameras to capture video and drones for aerial shots. I use LUMIX cameras for video

Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?

Yes, pixieset Gallery

What's the delivery time for a photographic report?

1 month

Do you send all the photos taken?

No

Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?

Team of Professionals

In case of unforeseen circumstances, do you have a replacement photographer?

Yes

Do you have the rights to publish the wedding photos?

Yes

Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event

If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?

Yes

How do you charge extra time?

Extras are priced by negotiation - I typically try to over-deliver

What are the forms of payment?

Bank Transfer or PayPal

How do you work?

As a documentary style photography, I try to blend-in with the crowd and attempt to go unnoticed whenever possible. I want my clients to remember all the fun and emotion

Served in

Cardiff, Gloucestershire, Monmouthshire, Pembrokeshire and Powys

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Reviews for Stephen J Griffin Photography & Videography

5.0 out of 5 rating
Hitched Wedding Awards 2024 Winner
5.0 out of 5 rating
18 reviews
100% recommend it
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Claire B. Sent on 09/05/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Claire & Matthew Taylor

Wow, just wow! I don’t even know where to begin, from the very first initial enquiry through to post wedding, Stephen has been absolutely incredible.

We first made contact with Stephen through hitched, his response was extremely rapid and we had an initial fact find call booked and completed within a couple of days. Stephen was knowledgable and explained everything that we needed to know, followed by help and advice to allow us to make the right choices. The quote was almost instant and extremely competitive. We didn’t need to make any further decisions…Stephen was our wedding photographer!

We then met Stephen in person to talk through more detail, he wanted to really get to know us as a couple so that he could fully understand what we wanted from our day. After this meeting, Stephen was constantly in contact with further ideas and updates and ensuring everything he had was correct. This take us to the most magical day…the wedding!

Of course, you’re anxious about what the final photos/videos are going to come out like, well there is no need to worry about that! Stephen and Jo (cannot forget Izzy too) were amazing with both myself and my now husband, from the moment we arrived to the venue. They all kept us feeling calm and everything was in order, you didn’t have anything to worry about. It was just the most amazing service. Not only for photography, but for little things like helping with button holes and putting shoes on! They don’t get in the way, to be honest you don’t even know they’re there half the time, they just work their magic!

The photos/videos…can it get any better than the service above…the simple answer…YES! The time frames of receiving everything back was just incredible. We were kept fully updated on timeframes and had first look photos, which just made you want more! The mini video was just amazing and captured all of the important parts.

I can not honestly recommend Stephen enough, he will not disappoint. His professional and personable service throughout was out of this world, and we will forever be in debt to Stephen for not only making our special day so amazing, but for the beautiful memories he has provided us with!

Book Stephen now!!!
Tania
Tania H. Sent on 10/06/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Absolute professional

Steve and Jo really went above and beyond for us on our special day. From the first communion with Steve I knew he was the one I wanted for our day. Meeting him I knew he completely understood what we wanted. His professionalism and commitment to making iur day the best it could be was endless. He was patient and kind and inclusive of everyone. And what can I say about Jo! She is a complete delight. From meeting her on the morning of my wedding to her support and kindness throughout was something I’ll never forget and always appreciate. The photos we have already had are amazing. I cannot wait to see the rest. Thank you both from the bottom of our hearts ❤️❤️
Tiffany
Tiffany G. Sent on 16/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Outstanding photographer

We had such a wonderful experience with Stephen, So professional yet very amusing. All out guests raved about how lovely he was. The shots and videos were absolutely beautiful. Do not hesitate in booking him at all, He made the shots seems like a breeze and worked with you throughout the day.
Harriet
Harriet Sent on 10/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing, beyond expectation

Steve and Jo are exceptional individuals, not only are they extremely talented photographers but they are good people to have around. From the pre-wedding prep, to the wedding day itself and the follow up Steve has been super responsive and clear and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him and his services. The shots we have to keep will stay with us forever and I’m so very grateful at the moments he captured.
Sam
Sam W. Sent on 07/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Steve was friendly, very professional and unobtrusive.

Steve was so friendly but very professional. He listened to our brief but was flexible when the bride changed her mind about certain pics, as they do! His photos depict our day perfectly, relaxed and fun!
Elaine
Elaine C. Sent on 01/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Professional and friendly

Stephen and his assistant Jo captured lovely photos for our big day. Stephen paid attention to the key moments we asked him to capture and also came up with some great suggestions of his own. His style is such that he likes to catch things in the moment, rather than staged photos, and that is one reason he appealed to us so much.

His manner was very professional and friendly, we enjoyed having him and his lovely assistant Jo photograph our wedding.

After I received the photos, I asked for some additional moments that were originally left out of the album. However, Stephen sent me those moments that were missed at my request and still managed to get the shots looking good with editing. We appreciated this very much and highly recommend his services.
Aisling
Aisling H. Sent on 21/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Matt & Aisling

Steve was an incredible photographer for our wedding in July! We have such a lovely mix of photographs; from portraits to more candid shots to drone shots of the venue. He captured the day perfectly and we couldn't be happier with the results!!
Thank you very much Steve!
Megan
Megan F. Sent on 15/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful photographer

Steve made everyone feel so comfortable on the day and was amazing at organising the formal shots as well as taking photos discreetly throughout the day. Steve got the photos to us really quickly and we are so happy with them. They are beautiful! Thank you Steve!
Lisa
Lisa E. Sent on 15/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Mr & Mrs John

Absolutely a fabulous photographer - definitely would recommend. Captured our Special Day with moments to treasure
Thank you so much
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Helen Sent on 28/06/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect with amazing photos and video to look back on!

It's a difficult decision to take when picking your wedding photographer.....we are so happy and pleased that Stephen was able to capture our wedding.

From the initial moment we asked for a quote for our wedding, Stephen was enthusiastic and fully committed to providing the best photos we wanted for our wedding.

He was reassuring, relaxed, approachable and incredibly professional.

Always contactable, with meetings over what we wanted and he and his assistant Jo have the perfect balance in being around when needed but staying in the background and getting perfect shots of our guests.

Throughout the day we were never rushed or felt pressured for photographs and they caught so many moments that we hadn't seen, really capturing the whole day itself.

Bonus of both a photographer, videographer and drone pilot meant we were given the best video of our wedding to look back on, capturing the real essence of our day.

The real test though is when the photos arrive......will they live up to what you want or expect.

To say we both were emotional whilst going through them says it all. They were beautiful.

Thank you Stephen and Jo for capturing our wedding with such care and dedication. We're so glad our paths crossed.

Helen and Chris
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Amy Sent on 08/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Picture perfect

Steve we honestly can not thank you and Jo enough. From initial contact to the wedding day to the final photos you have been nothing but amazing. Your responses were prompt and you kept in regular contact. You listened to our vision and what photos we would like. You blended in so well ourselves and the wedding guests often did not notice you were there!
You both made the process fun and enjoyable. The photos and videos you managed to capture are more than we could have ever asked for. Anyone looking for a talented, fun and laidback photographer that just blends in to capture them perfect shots then book Steve and Jo you will not be disappointed!
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Claire Sent on 05/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Picture Perfection 📸

From initial contact and quote stage, all the way through to sending across the finalised photographs, Steve has worked tirelessly to help us put together our perfect day on print!
Communication has been prompt and professional, with helpful hints and ideas as and when needed.
Steve and Jo were instrumental to the smooth running of our special day, happy to get involved and lend a hand, and by the end of the day they felt like part of the family.
We are over the moon with the finished pictures and can't wait to show them off to our friends and family - we wouldn't hesitate in recommending team S & J and can't wait to work with them again soon ❤️
J
Junior Sent on 03/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent and professional service

Stephen provided a professional and excellent service . He went above and beyond to create perfect photos for our special day . We would highly recommend using this service . From start to finish Stephen was on hand to support , advise and guide us through and even on the day Stephen and his team gave us all the support and reassurance to get us through our day . Would highly recommend using this service which was second to none . If you want a professional one to one service then look no further .
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Echefu O. Sent on 09/08/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Perfectly delivered

I met stephen within a short period of time and he didnt disppoint. He was very professional and arrived at the venue in great time. The pictures were beautifully shot , capturing every monent from different angles that I smiled all through while watching them. I would recommend Stephen anytime or any day.
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Lesley H. Sent on 08/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful memories beautifully captured.

Steve promised a lot - and he delivered every single promise he made!
He was professional, friendly and knowledgeable from the very first phone-call contact, throughout the initial meeting and then during the whole day he spent with us filming and video’ing our son’s wedding to our new daughter-in-law.
The quality of his pictures and videos is excellent; he and his colleague Jo captured a wonderful day and their work has raised many smiles and happy tears.
Steve kept his promise to ensure the couple got all the memories they wanted; despite a few heavy downpours during the official photographs hour, Steve delivered. He organised the whole wedding party inside the venue and kept his eye on the weather to time it so the outdoor shots could be taken. He even got the drone airborne to capture the aerial shots that we were all so looking forward to. He and Jo stayed with us until after the first dance and the candid shots they captured totally sum up what a wonderful day we all had.
Steve delivered the photographs and videos within the time scale he promised and he was regularly in contact with our daughter-in-law to keep her updated on the progress.
From start to finish, the service we received was exemplary.
Thank you, Steve, for being the one to record the wonderful day. It was fantastic to have you and Jo be with us on the couple’s “once in a lifetime” day.
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