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About Me . . .
As you probably guessed by my website, my name is Stephen Johnson, and I am a full time, professional and award winning photographer . . .
Here’s an introduction video to give you just an idea of just some of the services I currently offer . . . . The music is provided by my good friend and AMAZING wedding singer Hollie Kamel . . .
My aim is very simple, to bring beautiful, creative, professional and above all, affordable photography to everyone.
To me, Photography is a passion, a passion which I hope is reflected in the quality of my work. There is something so very special about having the opportunity (and I hope talent) to be able to capture the people and things around me in such a way that someone would actually want to pay me to do it for them! I love being able to capture a look, a moment or an emotion and freeze it forever on film (well a digital file, but that doesn’t sound quite as romantic as film does it!). Anyway, as I say above, I really hope this passion shows in my work, but I guess that is for you to decide!
My repertoire is fairly broad, from weddings through to product photography and pretty much everything in between. So I guess I fall into the category of “General Photographer” but I have to say that my passion is for people, that of course encompasses Weddings and Portraits/Portfolios, family shoots, newborns and even boudoir. As I say, I just love photographing people and there is no better place than a wedding, the range of emotions, colours and venues is just perfect. I also love the adrenalin rush, knowing full well that I only have one go at getting it right. There are no second chances when you are shooting a wedding, I can’t ask the Priest, Vicar, Registrar (others are available . . .) to do something again because I missed it the first time, or “please stop” while I sort my equipment out. I need to Get it right, first time, every time . . .
Portraits and portfolios are the polar opposite to weddings in that I can take as much time as I need to get a specific shot, adjust the light, move a prop lift an arm etc to get that perfect image, I guess I like it as much for just that reason, total control! I also have a purpose built studio with professional backdrops (not those awful cloth ones where you can see every crease) so pretty much any scenario can be addressed, from a private boudoir session to shooting Aluminium wheels for a car accessories company (yep, done that) . . .
I’m very proud to say that I have now won two awards, the first, from a small wedding publishers in London called LifeStyle Times and their sister publication Southern Voice. I was awarded their “Business Recommendation Award” as Wedding Photographer of the year 2013 and more recently I won a special commendation in Creative Industries Category at the 2015 West London Business Awards and was presented the award by Jason Donovan (see below) at a gala dinner attended by over 400 guests in London. I am also very proud to say that I was also a shortlisted finalist in the 2016 West London Business Awards at Wembley Stadium (hosted by the gorgeous Koni Huq – see below). So I guess I must be doing something right and I must admit it’s really nice to say “Award Winning” . . . I’ll try not to let it go to my head – too much!
I am also proud to say that I am a member of Plan It Weddings, this group is by invite only and so is able to offer reliable and professional wedding service suppliers for many categories so save you the hassle of trawling around the wedding fair circuit. As I said, this group is by invitation only and every member is thoroughly checked out for quality & service before being invited to be a member. Just click the logo below to visit their website.
I could waffle on for hours about photography and probably bore you stupid so if you want to know any more about me or my work, just contact me using any of the methods on the “Contact Me” page.
I recently managed to get on air with James O’Brian at LBC for a light hearted look at a certain potential visit to the UK from a certain “Mr Trump”. James christened me “by Royal Appointment”. I must point out that at no stage did I ever suggest I was . . . .
Thank you for visiting my website and I hope you will consider me to capture your special event.