Wedding photographer reviews

Hi Steve, Wow, oh my word. We are so pleased with the pictures, they are absolutely beautiful.




 Steve is the best! We knew straight away we wanted him to capture our wedding. We asked for the reportage style as we didn’t want to ‘pose’ too much, though I know he takes beautiful contemporary shots too! He captured all the silly, fun moments with our guests and also got some nice shots of us alone by the lake. He was also really easy to deal with throughout, helping us choose the right package as well as being really prompt in getting our photos back to us afterwards along with a lovely video. If you want a friendly, unobtrusive photographer who takes beautiful, candid photos, hire Steve!

Ellen & Steve’s wedding:

St Bega’s Church & Ennerdale Hotel



Steve was the exact photographer we had wanted and talked about for our wedding. He was fantastic from start to finish and made everyone feel at ease. We wanted to capture the day in a more natural way and see photos of our guests and wedding party having fun and not just posing. Which Steve definitely did. The more posed photos of us as a couple have a very natural feel and the most stunning landscape. Steve is professional and captured our wedding day in the most amazing way. I highly recommend Steve and we cannot wait to receive the album and relive the day over and over again!!

Jodie & Tom Gardner’s wedding at Three Hills Barn




We got married 500ft up Old Man of Coniston fell, having a Pagan handfasting rather than a typical wedding. We wanted a wedding photographer who would blend in with everyone, take more candid photos than posed ones and embrace the scenery as much as anything else. Steve was the perfect choice! One look at his website showed us that he was the photographer for us, and the photos are amazing – exactly what we wanted. He even ended up lying across a Beck on his back between two boulders to get that ‘perfect’ shot for us. Highly recommended.

Alexandra & Jason’s  handfasting at Coniston Copper Mines



I had searched online for a photographer as we were renewing our vows in the Lake District so wanted someone local to there. As soon as I saw Derwent Photography I didn’t bother to look at any others. We wanted natural photographs that told the story of our day and this is what Steve does. The day was amazing and we hardly noticed Steve was there at all (all the guests commented on this)We had requested a few special photos and Steve obliged with as little fuss and time as possible. The photographs are truly amazing and we were immediately transported back to that magical day with all the memories they brought back. And everyone looks so happy on them – that’s all we ever wanted. I would recommend Steve 100% if you want a truly amazing photographic story of your special day.

Susan & Mike Grimes  Wedding at The Cragwood Hotel



I really can’t recommend Steve enough, he photographed our wedding in September and from our first meeting made us feel so at ease. Steve was so calming on the day and got exactly what we wanted, a perfect mix of documenting the day and getting some great pictures of the little details, capturing guests enjoying themselves, and then some lovely ones of us and family. Our guests commented on how much he just blended in too. Thank you Steve for our amazing photographs, and perfect memories of our special day.

Katherine & Sean’s wedding at Cote How



Very experienced photographer. Blended in to our wedding day and captured wonderful memories. Everyone has been blown away by the images we have. I booked with Steve via email as I don’t live near by, I had to rely on reviews and his website images. Communication was excellent from start to finish. We received over 500 images from our wedding and I really felt as though I was living the day all over again. He says he likes to tell a story with his photographs and I can completely agree. Such a lovely bloke and well worth the money!!

Sadie & Oliver Smith’s wedding at The Inn on the Lake



Steve is a great photographer, he captured our wedding day perfectly. Both Rach and I were really happy with the relaxed way he managed the guests and the ensured all the set photos ran quickly and efficiently meaning we got time to relax with our guests. We love the pictures and how he has captured the scenery of the valley and the lake within them, giving us fantastic shots to look back on for a lifetime.

Kevin & Rachel’s wedding at New House Farm



Steve was fantastic! Really professional, made everyone feel at ease and got some amazing photos of our wedding. He was everywhere and caught so many angles of the day, without being intrusive or under our feet. We would definitely recommend him to anyone needing a photographer! Thanks Steve!

Joanna & Michael’s wedding at The Langdale Chase Hotel



I highly recommend Derwent Photography. Our wedding pictures are wonderfully natural and we barely noticed Steve was there. The service was professional and friendly and on the day he gave lots of tips and helped keep me calm. He clearly knows his stuff and has a lot of experience. The photographs are there forever so it’s important that they’re good quality, and to ensure good quality I would suggest using Derwent Photography.

Gina & Chris’ wedding  at The Daffodil Hotel



I can not express how great Steve was at capturing our day, we didn’t want the traditional group shots but, Steve was able to capture all the important people in a really natural way. The shots in the mountains have stunned everyone they cant believe how good they are. Steve was great with the children and dog and I am so happy I chose him.

Nicola & Gerard’s Church wedding  & Glaramara Outdoor Centre



Steve captured the day in a none intrusive way but still managed to get shots from in the thick of the action. There are pictures that we didn’t even realise he had taken because we never knew he was there. The service offered by Derwent Photography is absolutely second to none! Steve is friendly, approachable, keen to deliver the story of your day and really takes the stress out of the day, not having to worry that the pictures you get from your photographer aren’t what you wanted. He takes the time to get to know you as a couple to make sure he can delivery everything you want and more. Thank you for capturing our day so beautifully. x

Alexandra & Rupert’s Church & Storrs Hall wedding



We can’t thank Steve enough for capturing the magical moments of our wonderful day at Lowwood Bay . Steve was very helpful and great with our two dogs Ben and Macey. Could not recommend Steve enough .The photos he has captured are beyond stunning .

Sam & Helen ‘s wedding at The Lowwood Bay Hotel



Steve was friendly, professional, helpful and extremely easy to get along with. Our initial meeting was excellent and we felt comfortable right from the outset. On the day, Steve was kind, courteous and unobtrusive throughout. He made us both feel relaxed and at ease during our big day. All the guests remarked on his laid back nature and were especially impressed with the effort he had made getting to know the wedding party! His direction to us was clear and helpful and has resulted in some absolutely astonishing pictures. We are delighted we chose Steve to document our wedding day and wouldn’t hesitate in recommending him to others in future. Thank you so much, Steve!

Phil & Jen Shotton’s wedding at The Langdale Hotel



We were referred to Steve at Derwent Photography by our wedding venue, Holbeck Ghyll. Once we saw Steve’s pictures on his website there was no doubt that we would ask him to be our wedding photographer and he did not disappoint. He was very considerate to our needs and we are still getting compliments from our guests as to how amazing our pictures are. He blended into the day so you did not notice he was there and did a fantastic job of capturing all the great moments and atmosphere of the day perfectly. To cap it all off he swept us away from the venue for a a short time to capture some stunning photos of us with the beautiful views of the Lake District behind. We would thoroughly recommend Steve as his work is truly stunning and he made us feel completely at ease throughout.

Andrew & Kerry’s wedding at Holbeck Ghyll




Steve was fab – completely unobtrusive but a great addition to our wedding day. Had lots of useful hints and tips throughout the day and kept it running so smoothly! And then the photos… Fantastic! Just received the online album to view and we keep revisiting it as there are new expressions / things we spot each time. You’ve captured the day very well indeed and we LOVE the album. Couldn’t recommend you more to others. Thank you so much. Soph & Mark x

Sophie & Mark’s wedding at Armathwaite Hall



Steve was fantastic on our wedding day – he was very professional and although it rained on the day he completely adapted the photo taking to make the most of the weather and was very flexible. He was great at guiding our guests to get a large group photo and we didn’t even notice he was taking photos throughout the day. Most importantly he has wonderfully captured the essence of our special day and we now have some amazing photographs to treasure. Thank you! 

Kate & Nicks Church & Armathwaite Hall wedding



I couldn’t recommend Derwent Photography highly enough. Steve is professional and friendly, he put us at ease and did an exceptional job; even more so given the appalling weather. In our opinion he is a true master and artist at what he does and it has been a pleasure getting to know him and his work.

Lesley & Glen’s Church & Langdale Valley wedding



When choosing a photographer we wanted someone with a proven track record, with experience of our venue and someone who took photographs in a particular style where action photos seem his speciality….Steve & Derwent were easily the number one choice in all 3 areas we were looking for. On the day, Steve was outstanding & went about his work without us barely realising he was there which is exactly what we wanted. He ensured everyone was in place when needed & set everybody at ease with his calm, professional approach. Only a few days after the wedding we received our online link to our wedding portfolio and we were simply blown away with the work Steve had done for us. Quite simply, Steve has captured our day absolutely perfectly. We could have asked no more of him. Would we recommend? Absolutely. Would we use again? Without a doubt. Thank you so much to Steve.

Sarah & Nick’s wedding at Langdale Chase Hotel



We booked Steve for our wedding in October and it was the best decision we ever made. When we were searching for a photographer, we knew we didn’t want tons of posed, face numbing shots and Derwent Photography fitted the bill perfectly. Steve was always quick at responding to emails and was great at answering our silly questions. We had a pre-wedding shoot to help with our worries about being in front of a camera and we would highly recommend this. On the day, Steve was unobtrusive to the point that we almost forgot he was there! He was very helpful in the morning when we were getting ready and even had some great tips to help get Stacey in to her dress! The photos are amazing ! Derwent Photography was the perfect choice for us for our wedding day. Thank you Steve

Stacy & Luke’s wedding at The Daffodil Hotel



We could not have asked for a better photographer. Steve was fantastic on the day and captured everything and more that we could have wished for. We would recommend him 100% for any photographic need!!!

Lucy & Jack’s Church & Askham Hall wedding



Steve shot our wedding on 5th March, He was amazing from start to finish, we could not have chosen a better man for the job. Steve was so helpful and supportive before the big day. On the day itself he helped ensure guests where all in the right place, we was professional and charming with our guests, and I hardly ever noticed him apart from the odd occasion he popped up out of nowhere snap snap and then disappeared again. We received our photos after a week from the wedding and everyone is so impressed with them, he has captured the day perfectly. He came and took us off on our own a certain points and now we have the photos we can see why, he captured us in the sunset perfectly.  Would not hesitate to recommend to friend and family, All our guests have spoken so highly off Steve. If you getting married and want a hassle free day with amazing photos to cherish for ever look no further.

Gavin & Becky’s wedding at Langdale Chase Hotel



We chose Steve due to his documentary style photography. This complemented our relaxed wedding day perfectly. We are really happy with our photos which include the capture of all the important moments and the overall atmosphere as the day went on. Steve was always friendly and professional, and managed to get us looking natural in some of the “staged” shots. Our photos take us back to the day and are truly unique.

David & Sarah’s Inn on the Lake wedding



Steve was great on our wedding day. Meeting a few months before hand really settled us as we knew we could fully trust him on the day. He did a great job in difficult weather conditions on the day and he has been very friendly throughout. We thoroughly recommend him for your wedding!

Scott & Emma’s wedding at The Belsfield Hotel 



Steve was undoubtedly the perfect photographer for us, he’s documentary style was exactly what we were after for our low key wedding. It was lovely to be able to relive the whole day in the pictures and see parts of the day that we may have missed. Steve also was very knowledgable and helped in other ways like getting my dress on right and offering some very useful advice. We loved all the pictures and just want to say thank you again for giving us the memories to our perfect day.

Zoe & Gary’s wedding at Cragwood Hotel



Steve was fantastic. We knew we didn’t want many staged photographs and preferred a more observational style so as soon as we met Steve and saw his work, we knew he would do a terrific job capturing our day. He put us at ease on the day itself and was very happy to work around how we wanted to spend our day. He gave us invaluable tips and hints throughout the day and captured the moments that we missed. The result is more a collection of memories than just photographs. We cannot recommend him highly enough! Thanks Steve

Bethan & Stewart’s Church & Lingholm Gardens wedding



Steve of Derwent Photography is a true professional who captured our wedding day perfectly. He went about the job in a totally unobtrusive manner and took many absolutely stunning images. I would definitely recommend Derwent Photography to anyone who is looking for that special touch from a photographer

Tim & Alison’s wedding at The Merewood Hotel



Steve was without doubt the right photographer for us as his documentary style photography is exactly what we wanted to go along with our relaxed, informal wedding day. He not only provides the photography but assists in finer details of the day, which really puts the brides mind at ease! He blended in which ensured all the photographs were natural and caught real emotions and reactions throughout the day. Having looked through all of our photos we are truly amazed at how we are able to relive the day through these. We have selected our favourite photographs for our album and cannot wait to see the finished piece. Thank you so much again you really did contribute massively to our special day.

Nicola & Andrew’s Church & Gatra Farm wedding


My photography studio is in Keswick, in the heart of The Lakes. With ample parking it's only 20 mins off the M6 from Penrith,  20 Mins from Ambleside, or 30 mins from Windermere. For southern based clients wedding planning from a distance, we can arrange to meet at our other studio in Essex, Studio Rochford