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Wedding photography – Huddersfield and Halifax, Yorkshire

"It's your story, I'm just here to capture it."

Your wedding is important to me.

I understand there is so much to think about on your special day and the last thing you need to worry about is a difficult wedding photographer.

It's your day, not mine. I will do exactly what you ask me to do although of course I can offer suggestions based on my experience if you need some advice. Your wedding is unique and I will treat it as such. I don't have a set template to follow, I go with the flow, take the pictures you want and fit in however suits you best.

I'll be your perfect wedding guest – I'm easy going, friendly and chilled out and deliver beautiful, contemporary wedding photography that you will treasure forever. The images I produce are high quality, fun, creative, modern and (at times) quirky.

At John Steel Photography we pride ourselves on being transparent, open and honest. What you see is always what you get. There will be no surprises or hidden costs. I really want to capture the flavour of your special day and help it to live on forever in your memory.

Wedding photography – What happens when?

Initial briefing session
If you want to have a chat to find out if I'm the right wedding photographer for you, give me a bell, send me an email or text, Facebook or Tweet me. We can arrange to meet up – I'm happy to come to your home or meet you in a café or pub... anywhere that we can get a cup of tea! We can discuss your wedding plans, I'll bring examples of my wedding albums and we can talk through any questions you might have.

Pre-wedding shoot
Wouldn't it be lovely to have some extra pictures of the two of you at a special place that has real significance to you both as a couple?

The pre-wedding shoot takes place a few months before your big day and it could be anywhere you want – indoors or outdoors. No matter where you choose, I'll bring my camera, you bring yourselves – we'll have a laugh and get some great shots. You get used to being in front of the camera, we have a brew (yes, another one, I told you I liked tea!) and chat about your big day in more detail.

If I'm unfamiliar with your wedding venue, don't worry: I'll arrange to pop over and have a recce before your wedding day, speak to who I need to and discover the special places which will become the backdrop to some amazing pictures.

Countdown to the big day
I understand how stressful planning your wedding can be so, from our first meeting to the delivery of the final album, I make a point of always being easy to contact. Whether you get in touch via the phone, email, Twitter, Facebook or text, I'll always get back to you as soon as possible to answer any questions.

The big day itself
We'll have discussed your wedding timings beforehand so you can be sure I'll always be in exactly the right place at the right time. The focus of the day itself is all about you. I take care of the photos, you take care of enjoying yourselves and I promise I won't boss anyone around or get on anyone's nerves.

You'll be glad to hear I won't follow you there! You just relax and enjoy it and I'll be working hard on your pictures, ready for your return.

I aim for your pictures to be available three weeks after your wedding. Once you've seen them, the pictures will be uploaded to a password protected online gallery which can be accessed by your guests who can order any pictures they might want online.

After you've chosen your favourite images, I can design an album layout for you. Once this is done, I'll send the proofs through to you. You will get the chance to make any amendments you need before the album design is finalised (allowing for one complete re-design) – it will be treasured for a lifetime after all – better to get it right! It will then take around six weeks for your bespoke, handmade album to be produced.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long will you be at my wedding day?
    This depends on the package you have chosen. I will provide a minimum of six hours’ coverage, but am happy to be there as early as you need me and stay until the last guest leaves the dance floor if you would like complete coverage!
  • Does it cost extra for you to stay longer?
    Up to 12 hours’ coverage is included in my Assam package. Additional hours can be added on to any of my packages at an hourly rate.
  • When can I view the images?
    I aim to have your pictures ready to view within three weeks of your wedding day, though sometimes slightly longer in the busier summer months.
  • Will our guests be able to view the images?
    Yes, but I always make sure the bride and groom get to see them first. After you've had the chance to check them out, the images will be put online on a password protected site and prints can be ordered.
  • Can I print the images?
    Your images will be uploaded to a password protected online gallery from where prints can be ordered. I use an amazing professional print lab renowned for its print quality and colour management. My Earl Grey and Assam packages include all the edited high resolutions image files. You’re free to get your own reprints done from these files though prints from High Street labs can vary in quality.
  • How far will you travel to photograph weddings?
    I will travel anywhere to shoot a wedding. If it's more than fifty miles from Brighouse (near Huddersfield and Halifax), West Yorkshire, I will have to charge for travel and accommodation costs.
  • What products are available?
    I have a wide range of products available including beautiful fine art wedding albums, framed prints, canvas wraps, parents' albums and lay-flat coffee table books. Please check out my products page for more details.


I like to keep things simple and straightforward so I have developed three wedding photography packages for you to choose from. I have taken the inspiration for their names from one of the big loves of my life - tea!

English Breakfast Package
  • Pre-wedding shoot
  • 6 hours of photography
  • Online password protected gallery
Earl Grey Package
  • Pre-wedding shoot
  • 10 hours of photography
  • 2 photographers
  • Online password protected gallery
  • High resolution images
  • Complementary DVD slideshow
Assam Package
  • Pre-wedding shoot
  • 12 hours of photography
  • 2 photographers
  • Online password protected gallery
  • High resolution images
  • Complementary DVD slideshow
  • 10 x 10, 30 page hand crafted fine art album


10 x 10, 30 page (15 spreads) £800
12 x 12, 30 page (15 spreads) £1000
10 x 10 extra spread £25
12 x 12 extra spread £30
6 x 6 parent album (replica of main album) £375
8 x 8 parent album (replica of main album) £475
Fun booth £300