New Headshots for Sam Ahmed - TV Presenter, PT instructor and Sports Therapist 

Steve is a very professional photographer who goes above and beyond to make sure your happy. Steve immediately put me at ease with his calming voice and laid back demeanor. He's amazing at small talk and telling funny stories. I'm not sure I'd have relaxed as much without it. Photography is not cheap but Steve's prices are a perfect reflection of his unique talent and effort. In fact, I feel I should have paid more. All the equipment was impressive and showed how he really knew his stuff. 

 

What struck me the most is how Steve was so happy to go above and beyond to get me the best result possible. The pictures were so much better than I could ever have hoped for. But on top of this, he sent me them in black and white too and reduced each image size for easy uploading..... I didn't even ask for this but it has come in so useful for my career. 

 

There's no way I would ever go to anybody else to have my professional pictures taken. Thanks so much Steve, see you soon. 

Review from AA Millinery

I was recommended Steve to do the photography for my millinery collection and have really enjoyed working with him throughout the whole process.  Steve was very responsive, getting back to me promptly after my initial enquiry and to queries since and was very helpful and enthusiastic when we were organising the shoot as well as during it.  Nothing seemed to be too much trouble and he was punctual and professional at all times; setting up without fuss within the space provided and easily adjusting lighting etc when necessary and giving clear direction to the models to get exactly the looks we were after.  Most importantly to me, Steve was very receptive of my desired outcome, making sure that each photo made the most of the hat being portrayed- not always the case as I have known other photographers to sacrifice the image of the product in favour of an artistic all over shot which although good for their needs, it is not ideal for mine!  As a result the final images are just as I wanted them, beautiful clear images of the hats and models looking their best.  The post shoot edit has been an equally positive experience with Steve being very patient with my requests for changing things that were a result of an oversight in the making rather than the photography!

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Steve to anyone looking for a photographer (the added bonus that he can do it without a studio making it very easy to arrange) and I certainly hope to work with him again in the future.

Review from Magenta Make-Up Artistry

As a newly Self Employed Makeup Artist, I required professional and high quality images for my Bridal and Special Occasion portfolio. I have worked with Steve on several photography projects as both a model and MUA and the standard of images Steve can create are astonishing. So, Hiring Steve for my business promotion was a no-brainer! I contacted Steve regarding a date booked for the shoot with only seven days notice, a vague brief of desirable content and a schedule just 48 hours prior to the day. I was very impressed with the way Steve conducted himself both on a professional and personal level working with limited resources provided, allocated space in a small studio and his working relationships with other photographers and the models. I had three photographers working on this shoot, and Steve was my first choice. I couldn't imagine better images, and I can use them for years to come to promote my work. I would happily work with Steve again and highly recommend him.

Anna Randal - Magenta Makeup Artistry

First boudoir shoot for Emily

Working with Steve I found to be one of the best experiences of working with. His creativity and flair is unique and unlike any I’ve come across. His ability to capture the subject and the emotion on display is amazing. The images he took of me were just stunning, the artwork beautiful and the final product I just had to get physical copies of because I loved them so much. 

He knows his stuff, very well equipped and full of ideas! Very professional and chatty, you immediately feel comfortable and excited to work with him. While doing boudoir photography in particular, he was very respectful and professional which is such a relief and a giant plus. I can say without a doubt, if he would like to, that I would very much love to work with him again. He is surely one of the best at what he does. 

Emily C

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Had a brilliant first shoot with Steve at Inspire Studio. 

 

He had some really cool ideas, and knew what he wanted from every set. The whole image told a story, and he covered all bases from lighting and setup, to styling, which is what makes an image amazing. 

 

He doesn't shoot for the sake of it - he takes a quality over quantity approach, and genuinely nailed an image in like, literally 5-6 shots. He wasn't afraid to think out of the box, and knows his way around lighting and kit, and this enabled him to produce some really creative and unique shots. Once I began to see the back of the camera, I knew I could pose with complete ease, knowing he would set things up for the most flattering result in any style.

 

As a person, he's chilled, down to earth, easy to chat to between sets, making for a positive relaxed atmosphere for our shoot.

 

Loved working with Steve today and hope to again soon!

Eliza Watson

Jane C - Make-Up Identiy

Steve is fabulous, we worked together recently on a shoot, it was a 7 hour shoot but the time flew by we had so much fun. 

 

Steve was very professional he had exceptional skills with photography and the lighting and knowing exactly what I needed from my looks, he even managed to bring Broncolor lighting with him on the shoot which was fab. 

 

He has excellent pre-communication skills. We spoke on many occasions regarding the shoot. He was very attentive to what I wanted from the shoot and produced exactly that and more. 

 

Steve goes way and beyond what most other photographer do, which is fantastic, he likes professionalism and organisation so the shoot runs smoothly. It truly does shine through how much he loves his photography, which shows in how brilliant his images are. He has excellent ideas and i really am looking forward to putting many more images together as a team.

 

I would highly recommend Steve to anyone who wants an exceptional photographer, who is fun, friendly and professional. If this is what your looking for, Steve is definitely your man.

What struck me is your drive to get the shot, you know what you want and you know how to get it. Your expertise with lighting and posing and the way you make it seem effortless are the hallmarks of someone who is extremely talented and driven"

Gareth Williams - Flash and Blur

​"Integral with every image Stephen captures is an empathy, an understanding of the art. His composure, subtle use of lighting and timing make him stand out in his profession. Many photographers forget these fundamentals in the pursuit of self promotion, Steve is every bit the opposite, placing the viewer of the image first. He wants as much pleasure derived from viewing the image as he gained taking it. 

Gareth Philips - LuxS

"Accomplished, very professional and all round nice guy"

Chris B - Broncolor

​"Steve is so much fun to work with, professional in every way and one of the most modest photographers I know. His knowledge of lighting/photography is huge, and he's not afraid to experiment with light to create unique and beautiful pictures. Couldn't recommend Steve highly enough!"

Fiona York - Professional Model

​"Steve is a great guy - hugely professional, but with an irreverent sense of humour. The courses run smoothly and the teaching pairing of him and Chris allows you to continue learning whilst a lighting setup is modified instead of the usual stop start style of lighting workshops"

Claire Brown