Testimonials

Lisa & Craig Woodburn
From the moment we got engaged Craig and I knew that Steve was the photographer for us. Months went by building up to the wedding and we could see Steve's photos from other weddings and we knew we were in safe hands! He really does capture the most natural, stunning photos. This is something we really wanted. Natural snapshots of moments with our friends and family. From the absolute get go, Steve was brilliant. Not only is he an absolute gentleman, he instantly puts you at ease and captures your day perfectly! We've just sat and cried watching our photos and we feel like we have re-lived the whole day again. As a bride, I've loved seeing the moments Steve captured that I didn't quite see! Craig, my husband (eeek!) also said the same. I also love how Steve captures photos of other professional suppliers like the florist, musician, cake etc... all of the work behind the scenes! Everyone comments on how friendly and helpful Steve is. If you're looking for a professional photographer with bags of experience and a good eye for detail, book Steve now! We can't thank you enough Steve - love The Woodburns đź–¤

Lisa & Craig Woodburn
Laura and Ross
"Steve Hillman - What a guy, what a legend. Without Steve, we wouldn’t of had our perfect wedding day. From planning a big weekend wedding for two years, to cancelling and deciding to elope, Steve was with us every step of the way. Eloping is exciting but also daunting - No family or friends around, yet Steve was Bridesmaid, Best Man, Stylist, Coordinator, Photographer and most importantly, that friendly face. The guy who walked in and told me I looked beautiful, who waited whilst I downed my gin, stood with me whilst I stuck my eyelash back on, held my bag and then asked if I was ready to go and get married. This guy is more than a photographer. The kindest man with a big heart. Find a photographer that when soaking wet, lays their jacket on the ground so your dress doesn’t get dirty, balances on the rocks and happily snaps away. It may have been raining stood by the lake in our wellies, but Steve still managed to capture those magical moments ✨ Forever grateful, the privileged Bride & Groom."

Laura and Ross
Rebecca Ball
 
"Steve, Steve, Steve!
This man is an absolute legend.
He was recommended to us from a previous wedding we attended. From originally contacting him, he was so friendly, honest and supportive. He told us from day 1 that we needed to trust him & let him run the day, we did and it was the best decision we made.
We had lots of communication with him after booking, we drove to meet him at a wedding fayre and the bridesmaids loved him & his albums showed us what to expect from our wedding photos.
When lockdown hit we had only just started booking our suppliers, I did a lot of research but was panicking and wanted recommendations from someone I could trust, in came Steve, he recommended so many of our suppliers and everyone of them was perfect and added so much to our day.
When the wedding announcement happened 10 days before our wedding day, Steve was on hand to answer any last minute questions and gave us a call to run through what we were expecting from him and the photographs we wanted from the day, this eased our nerves and reminded us why we picked him.
Fast forward 10 days to our wedding day, Steve arrived and checked in with both Gareth & Myself, he made sure he introduced himself to all our wedding party and was caputring moments of the day from the second he arrived.
He got so many photographs throughout our wedding day, and in all honesty, most of the time we were unaware he was taking them, he captured so many natural photographs of us as a couple, as well as of our family & friends.
Our list of formal photographs was done so quickly and efficiently, yet we all still had fun and laughed throughout. Nobody felt they were waiting around and his attention to detail is second to none.
We received our photographs from Steve less than 2 weeks after getting married, he also created a slide show full of our songs to watch which showcased our whole day. Everybody who has seen the slideshow/photographs so far has been blown away, so many moments caught on camera that we didn't expect, all natural and truly beautiful.
Myself & Gareth cannot thank Steve enough for his support, guidance and friendship, as well as documenting the most important day of our lives in such a beautiful way.
Anybody looking for a wedding photographer, we would 100 million per cent recommend him. He supports in making your day run smoothly & you genuinely feel safe leaving things in his hands.
We cannot wait to see our wedding album & look forward to catching up with Steve when we are up in the Lakes!
Thank you for all your support both before & during our wedding."
 

Rebecca Ball
Rachael
"Mr Steve Hillman.
Where do we begin?
We initially booked Steve in 2019 for our 2020 wedding, which of course we had to postpone until 2021. Through each date change Steve accommodated our day, without hesitation.
Finally the wedding day was here, Steve arrived early doors for our morning ceremony and stayed until the very end. Steve is not just a photographer, he was a guest, a friend. A guest who just happened to have a camera. A friend who gave us the upmost privacy, but at the same time captured the moments that mattered. The people, the details, the laughs and happy tears. We were at our most comfortable and our happy place with Steve.
We are forever grateful for what you have created for us, a timeless album of our day, built with memories and a source of reflection to relive our day, over and over again.
Thank you Mr H."
Mr & Mrs Kaighan x


Rachael
Alison & Martin
"We have been guests or part of the wedding party at so many weddings where Steve has been the photographer that it was only ever going to be Steve when the day finally came to it being our turn!
Steve is part of the 'group', it's just like having a friend with you on the day that you don't actually see the camera which gives the day a relaxed feeling which was perfect for us.
Steve mingles, mixes, chats and unassumingly goes about his work, capturing the most perfect images - it really is like re-living the day all over again when you are given your USB and DVD.
Steve goes above and beyond, helping throughout the day, not just taking photographs! It's lovely to see the relationship he has with the other suppliers and staff at the venue.
Thank you Steve for being part of the day, it is always an absolute pleasure to see you and we will be forever grateful to you for capturing the day and keeping the memories alive through the amazing images."
Alison and Martin xxx


Alison & Martin
Mr and Mrs Quinn
After a couple of years of ups, downs, highs and lows, trying to plan a wedding abroad, our dream wasn’t meant to be. So, with short notice we managed to put together a local wedding, followed by a night do already had planned as an after-celebration. One of the first names we mentioned, with regards to planning the local wedding, was Steve’s. Having known and worked with Steve a lot over the years working in the wedding industry, there was no doubt Steve was the right guy to capture our vision of the day. As a couple, we only requested a specific handful of photos to be taken on the day, going with a more chilled and relaxed vibe; we left the rest up to Steve. We put 100% trust in him and never looked back; what we got was beyond what we could have ever imagined. We also had a videographer booked, from away, and these two got on so well it was as if they had known each other and worked together many times before. Steve has such an eye for capturing the most beautiful moments naturally, and he’s a pleasure to have around on your special day; he makes everyone feel comfortable and relaxed. He works tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure your day is shot perfectly, and nothing is too much trouble. Not only an amazing photographer, but also someone to call a friend. Our memories and pictures will last a life-time and our day would not have been complete without Steve there. Thank you and forever grateful,

Mr and Mrs Quinn
Alison & Andy
'We had rescheduled our wedding four times before finally tying the knot....usual 2020/2021 excuses apply thanks Boris. This was the fifth attempt....and we still didn't believe it would actually happen - so when it did Steve captured the 'at last' joyful mood perfectly. We requested informal/candid photographs and he delivered that beautifully. The shots are all so very real and included some solemn moments during the Nuptial Mass and when we remembered my Dad during the speeches. And also the unexpected funny moments....price tags left on new shoes/a split blazer......It's wonderful to be able to look back on the day - as it was - authentic and not staged and especially the bits we missed ourselves.
If you are wondering about booking Steve - save yourselves the time/bother and stress on other wedding-related administration and book him quickly before another couple does!'


Alison & Andy
Sarah and Aaron
What an amazing wedding photographer! Would highly recommend Steve for wedding photography! From the moment Steve arrived on our wedding day, he made us all feel so comfortable, introduced himself and got stuck in. All our photos looked so natural; most of the time we wouldn't have known Steve was there! He absolutely flew through our list of formal photos, so we didn't lose our day to taking pictures! He thought of wonderful picture ideas and made sure we were completely happy before he left! He thought of some amazing shots- some we never would have thought of, and the entire time we were getting our pictures, we all had such a laugh! We received our photos within 3 weeks of our wedding. They came on a lovely USB which included over 900 stunning photos, copies in black and white, and also copies sized for social media! In the time between receiving our photos and our wedding, Steve would keep in contact and randomly send us pictures he had edited! Massive thank you to Steve for being part of our special day and leaving us with amazing pictures to look back on forever.  Many thanks, Mr & Mrs Barker


Sarah and Aaron