About S J Bourne Photography
Hi, I'm Stephen. I'm married to Anne & have one son, Kevin. Also not forgetting about my beautiful little granddaughter, Emily.
I love traveling and hiking, however, these days more when its warmer.
I used to shoot weddings on film previously before the digital age. Following studying exercise science and rehabilitation and a number of years working for the NHS, I decided to return to wedding photography. That was five years ago.
Whenever I get the opportunity to have a camera around my neck or in my hand, I'm happy. As a matter of fact, this is most of the time. Whether out hiking, traveling or alternatively, a short trip into town, you will find I have a camera in my possession.
I have been taking photographs for longer than I am willing to admit. I had my first 35mm SLR film camera when my son was born, he is now in his 30's.
Having taken images of almost every subject you could think of my interest turned to landscape photography. Travel opened up new horizons. It was when traveling around Asia I began to concentrate on people and street photography. Then a friend asked me to help out with a wedding he was shooting. My whole "focus" changed to wedding and event photography. Having done this for quite a few years now I find it really rewarding. I now however, instead of having huge bags of photographs lying about the house and a computer full of photographs I can share my experience with other people.
About my camera equipment
Having used mainly Canon cameras for many years, this has become my most used brand of equipment: I am currently using Canon full frame cameras and lenses. I also use Fuji equipment. Also, in case of any mishaps I always have at least one backup camera, and multiple lenses and flashguns. I use Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop for editing.
I work in an unobtrusive style capturing your and also your guests special moments and emotions. Capturing photographs from bridal preparation, and make up. Photographs of the wedding dress, rings, shoes etc and the little moments of joy, suprise and tears thoroughout the day and will also capture little moment that you have forgotten about and some you didn't even know occurred.
About my style
There is nothing I love more than pressing the shutter button knowing that I have got the photograph that you wanted. Apart from the ceremony, and a number of group shots if required, you will not know I was there. I may surprise you with a few shots you weren't expecting!
When it comes to the rest of the day, I will be capturing shots of you, your guests, family & friends. Mainly in a candid fashion, showing the smiles, surprises and even the tears. See wedding gallery here.
Bride & Groom shots
I prefer to take Bride & Groom shots/portraits in small sections throughout the day. For example, if there are attractive gardens at the venue or outside in the evening. It is great to escape for just a few minutes to get a few shots. This also means you are not kept away from the quality time you would rather spend with your guests.
It is important to jointly develop a plan to allow time to capture the extra little details of your day to make your memories more precious and special.
When the day is over
The wedding celebrations are over. You have been on your honeymoon. The flowers are gone and the wedding dress is packed away. You will still need to keep those memories alive. Your wedding photographs need to last a lifetime or longer. Your children and grandchildren will be able to keep your memories alive for ever. I can plan your photographic requirements with you. From a pre-event visit to the church, or registry office, to delivering your wedding photographs.
Check out the Gallery and if you like my style of photography email me or even better give me a call.
If you want to check out any of my other photography, click the Flickr or Instagram link at the bottom of the page.
A few recent reviews
Roma & Habi
The Photos are amazing Steve, you've done such a great job. Everyone loved them. Thank you.
Gill & George
The photographs are amazing. We are both very pleased. Brilliant pic's
Debra Morley - FaceBook Review
Just to say thanks Steve at SJBourne wedding photography for the gorgeous photos of my 2 week baby girl Harriet. She was fast asleep all afternoon but you were so patient with us. The album is fantastic and worth every penny. I don't mind if you share the pix on this page as we think she looks amazing in them ha ha! Thanks again Steve x
Viola Dignoti - FaceBook Review
Thank you for the amazing portrait pictures you took of me
Kev & Amy - Facebook Review
Absolutely amazing photographer. We contacted Steve for some photographs of our baby daughter earlier this year. He was super helpful and friendly and from that very first call we made, he put us at great ease. He visited us at our home and asked us what type / style of photographs we would like. Steve took his time to make sure each shot was perfect. He didn't rush through things like we have witnessed with photographers we have used before.
We received the images on a flash drive and we told him which ones we could like in an album. Steve put together a beautiful photo album of our daughter, which we are absolutely delighted with. Some of our friends have now also used Steve for wedding and engagement photographs. Everyone I've spoken to loves his work. I would recommend him every single time and have no hesitation in using him for future events. Great guy, great photographs, great prices! A+
Steve & Nic
Thank you so much for our beautiful wedding photographs, We would definately reccomend.
Michelle & Joe.
Wow, wow wow. Absolutely amazing photos, I don't know how Steve managed to take some of these pictures. We were not even aware he was there.
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