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On since 2019

Last update: November 2023

Wedding photography for couples who want to capture the real story of their day.

Relaxed, editorial and documentary style with a focus on the little moments and real emotions.

I鈥檒l mingle with your friends and family and just happen to capture it all as the day unfolds. I鈥檒l never ask you to smile, but we鈥檒l have loads of fun and smiles along the way.

I鈥檝e shot all over the UK, from castles to beaches, tipis to churches - and also a nice mix of destination weddings in sunny climes. I love the uniqueness of every wedding, so whatever the size, theme or flavour, I鈥檓 down for it all.

My goal is to capture your day in all its glory so that you can look back in years to come and be right back in it.

If you want amazing wedding images that tell the story of your perfect day without all the stress, I鈥檇 love to talk more.

Cheers, Stu

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Pre wedding

What does the wedding package include?

Pre wedding consultation, full days photography, from morning preparations until after the first dance 500+ hi-resolution images. All images supplied on a USB stick and ready to share as you wish

How far in advance should I contact you?

1- 2 years in adavance

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?


Can you travel?


What is the charge for travelling?

FOC within 50 miles of Manchester, happy to discuss if your wedding is further a field

What style of photos do you take?

Photo journalism

What kind of technology do you use?


Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?

Bags of fun, a bucket load of creativity and a keen eye for the little details!

What kind of equipment do you use?

Mainly Sony based

Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?


What's the delivery time for a photographic report?

1 month

Do you send all the photos taken?


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


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


Do you have the rights to publish the wedding photos?


Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event

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


How do you charge extra time?

Happy to discuss if the timings are to be extended in anyway

What are the forms of payment?

Deposit to be paid in order to make booking, then one extra payment pre wedding and final payment post wedding

How do you work?

I want my couples to have an amazing day and not to worry about anything, I'm not there to add extra pressure. For me it's all about having fun and capturing amazing images that tell the real day
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Do you have any questions?

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Reviews for Stuart Hornby Photography

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100% recommend it
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Claire R. Sent on 06/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Book him, you won't regret it!

Hi Stu,
We have just being going through our wedding photos again and I just had to write you a review! They are amazing! You are amazing! And you made us cry... again!
You truly captured the spirit of our day and we are over the moon with them. From the moment we met you at Capesthorne Hall to the moment you jokingly announced yourself as 'the man from the electricity board' on the morning of the wedding (in the middle of a power cut!), we knew we had made the right choice and you did not let us down.
You were friendly, relaxed, you put us all at ease and you totally got 'us' and the vibe we were trying to create. We cannot fault you and wanted you to know that we think you are brilliant and will never forget the 'not so little part' you played in the best day of our lives.
Thank you so so much.
Claire and Mike and kids
Matt B. Sent on 15/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Holmfirth September 2023

Stuart was the consummate professional and understood what we wanted perfectly. He is a charming and charismatic photographer with a flare for just bringing the best out of his subjects. I would recommend him in a heartbeat to anyone,
Jenn S. Sent on 18/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The best photographer!

Stu was absolutely amazing, from the moment I met him right through to now. He was super quick and responsive with any questions we had and spent time with us before the wedding running through our photo "shopping list" and how it would work. On the day, Stu was simply incredible. He was making everyone laugh, made everyone feel super comfortable and was just all round amazing. Everyone still comments on how much fun Stu was! Fast forward to us getting our photos back with a really quick turn around time, Stu has done an unbelievable job. Not only are the photos he took stunning, they also perfectly capture the emotion and the vibe of the day. I have always been nervous that wedding photos can be too 2D, however Stu really brought them to life and we can't thank him enough. Each photo tells a story and you can feel the emotions in the picture as if it was the day all over again. Plenty of tears have been shed watching the video and photos! I'd highly highly highly recommend Stu and we are forever grateful for him capturing our day so perfectly so we can relive it all over again whenever we want to. Thank you so much Stu!
Kevin R. Sent on 26/04/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Right man for the job.

From our very first zoom call with Stuart we immediately felt at ease and comfortable that he understood what we were looking for. The contact from him was superb. He listened to what we were looking for, gave excellent suggestions on locations and types of photos. Everybody throughout the day commented on what a nice guy he was (not bossy or pushy). He鈥檚 got some fabulous photos of everything throughout the day. From getting ready, walking to the venue, the wedding, breakfast and evening party. We鈥檙e over the moon with the pictures, he鈥檚 got photos of all the guests looking naturally happy. He was brilliant. We鈥檇 definitely recommend him to anybody. Thanks for a super job!
Hayley B. Sent on 10/11/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding photography

Stuart is simply amazing at his job!!
He captures the day in a beautiful, natural way.
All our guests commented on his fun energetic manner which made us all feel so at ease and not staged at all.

Danielle S. Sent on 31/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Outstanding Photographer

We cannot recommend Stu enough as a wedding photographer, Stu listened to our suggestions and gave great insight into what would look good and not great in our photographs. Stu was very accommodating as we had a lot of request on the day and we have a very large family to coordinate. Stu was exceptional with the younger members of the family capturing very natural photographs. The end product that Stu gave us was amazing, we had so many Photographs and a video at such high quality and we have been able to share all of this with our family as Stu gave us the electronic copy.
Elizabeth C. Sent on 22/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Made the day!!!

Stuart made us & our family feel comfortable.
He was funny and kind. For those that didn鈥檛 like having a photo taken, you wouldn鈥檛 know he was even there.
Stuart captured the day perfectly, with all the moments and reactions you don鈥檛 want to forget.
He was extremely quick in delivering all the images from the day, and was so helpful with albums etc.
On a wedding day you want people around you who you can trust and for this and a million other reasons I couldn't recommend him enough!!
Kevin M. Sent on 11/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect photographer for our Wedding!

Stuart was the perfect photographer for us.
His friendly, open and relatable personality meant that it was so easy to work with him at every stage of our wedding. He genuinely cared about our wedding and wanted to add to the spectacle of the day.
We had lots of comments from our guests about how good and friendly he was as he buzzed around and got the pictures we wanted.
The finished product that we got from Stuart was better than we expected and extremely prompt.
Rebecca S. Sent on 06/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Fab wedding photographer!

From meeting Stu at a wedding fair up to getting our final images, our experience with Stu was top notch.
Both myself and my husband were a little nervous about wedding photographs as we both dislike having our photo taken and did not want them to appear staged. Stu made us feel relaxed and kept in touch throughout the planning stage to find out exactly what we wanted.
On the day, he made everyone feel at ease and mingled in with the guests, snapping the best images.
We could not be happier with the result, they are wonderful and I could not believe how quickly Stu edited and for the images back to us!
If you鈥檙e looking for someone who is going to enhance your day and capture amazing memories - Stu is your man!
Mr Christopher F. Sent on 06/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

A really professional and friendly service

I hadn't quite realised how important a photographer is; I was slightly na茂ve. They are your eyes for the day and capture all the little things you miss on what is a really busy day. Stuart was FANTASTIC - he was relaxed and easy to work with and captured all the little moments. You need to chose a photographer you are comfortable around and who you trust. I can say with confidence that Stuart was the right choice for us and would highly recommend to family and friends.
Tim J. Sent on 06/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Great friendly service

Stuart made the memory of our day unforgettable. His attention to detail is great, capturing the best shots we could ask for. He effortlessly directed us around without being overbearing which was really great.
Chelsea M. Sent on 06/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Great photographer!

Stu was fantastic! I hate having my picture taken but he made me feel at ease! He captured everything you can think of and more, we would highly recommend Stu to anyone! He鈥檚 a great photographer and the pictures are amazing
Tanya B. Sent on 06/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic Photographer

Stu was fantastic, he is clearly passionate about what he does and we could tell he genuinely cared about making our day extra special and capturing even the smallest persal details in very creative ways. We would not hesitate to reccomend him to anyone!
Collette O. Sent on 06/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Exactly what a bride needs!

I met Stu at a wedding fair and was instantly impressed with his approach. He was very easy to talk to on what I wanted from our wedding pics and the relaxed, informal approach I wanted to take. I really don't like my picture being taken, but Stu really listened & understood. On a hectic day he was exactly what we needed. We have some great pics of our day, our family & close friends all capturing everyone's personalities. We have really good memories of the day and the pics only add to all our brilliant moments.
Highly recommend Stu to capture any event. 10 out of 10 service from the initial meeting, pre wedding prep & follow up from the day.
Jack C. Sent on 06/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Highly recommended

Stu made us feel completely at ease and took the most amazing photographs for us on our wedding day, he captured it so wonderfully and completely understood the relaxed, candid feel we wanted.

Jenny & Jack
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