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On Hitched.co.uk since 2022

Last update: February 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
15 reviews
100% recommend it
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    5 out of 5 rating
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    5 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.9 out of 5 rating
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    5 out of 5 rating
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    5 out of 5 rating
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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 ❤️
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.
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
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!
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!
A
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!
E
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.
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 .
L
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.
M
Megan L. Sent on 20/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding photography

I cannot put into words how amazing Stephen and his photography is. From the first point of contact to the end he has made sure he fulfilled what we wanted. My husband doesn't like his photo taken however, Stephen made him feel at ease and the photos we have received are better than we could have imagined.

The service after was also amazing, doing everything he can to ensure we have everything we needed and that we were happy with his work...which we were.

We didn't want overly staged photos and Stephen fulfilled this, we didn't feel like we had photographers because they weren't pulling everyone away for pictures and were taking pictures from slightly further away.

Jo his assistant was equally as amazing, everyone needs a Jo on the morning of the wedding and for the day, she went over and beyond being a photographer, helping me with my dress, passing me things, keeping hold of things and just being super helpful.
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William G. Sent on 15/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful photographer

Stephen and his assistant, Jo, were both very lovely and friendly people to work with. They were very reassuring throughout our day (which we needed!), and you can see that paid off in the photos. Stephen was very helpful before the day, capturing our ideas and preferences ahead of our wedding. We didn’t exactly know what we wanted outside of a few key shots, but Stephen was able to make some brilliant suggestions based off our venue. We also really enjoyed the candid photographs that captured the smaller moments of the wedding.

The final results of the photos are amazing. Stephen’s framing and editing of the photos has a very romantic style. Looking at the photos really brings back the emotions and memories of our wedding.

The drone photography was a real highlight. Stephen was able to capture some great images of our venue, as well as getting terrific large group photos. Our guests also really enjoyed watching the drone! He also took some videography and produced a 4 minute highlight reel, which is the perfect way for us to remember our day.

Overall, I highly recommend working with Stephen.
A
Amy Sent on 07/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

So much more than a just a photographer

We can't recommend Steve enough! He saved our day after we were severely let down by our original photographer, mere weeks before Our Big Day. His support and passion to make sure we captured our special day will be something that we'll always remember. He made everyone feel relaxed and at ease, he kept people laughing and fit in with the whole family and friendship group. His friendliness and professionalism meant that he offered so much more than just a guy taking photos, he created a whole memorable experience and we have a wealth of photos to show for it. Thank you Steve. Amy & Luke
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