Rob Clayton Photography

I believe in vibrant, dramatic photography. I believe in unobtrusive coverage. I believe its your big day, and should be spent enjoying yourselves with your family and friends....
Pricing & Costs

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Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Online Proofing
Photo Printing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Last-Minute Orders
Stay Through Speeches
Large Group Shots
Online Shop
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Second Shooter Available
Wedding Albums
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Digital Editing / Airbrushing

Photography Style

Reportage / Documentary
Full Description
I don’t believe in awkward posing of any kind, although I will offer a bit of direction on the very odd occasion if I think it will help make an even stronger image. Ultimately, its just you enjoying yourselves with all your friends and family that I want to capture, and I have no intention of ever getting in the way of that. I believe its really for a photographer's customers to define his/her style, but if pushed I guess I'd (somewhat immodestly) describe my style of photography as exciting, vibrant, creative and modern, with a strong sense for timing, emotion and composition. I love using dramatic lighting to help create impact in my pictures, and like to think I am known for a high contrast, punchy, dramatic style of imagery. I like the colours in my pictures to have the full richness of life without being too overpowering, and whilst I also love the timeless effect turning a picture into black-and-white can have, I’m not the kind of photographer who believes it suits every single picture. I like to think my use of light is a key feature of my work, using it to help shape and craft my images, and adding dimension and depth to the scenes I capture. I am always on the look-out for the best and/or most dramatic light possible (which I believe may not always be immediately obvious to others), and will readily go above and beyond to utilize it for the sake of a better photograph. In terms of my modus operandi, I very much like to fade into the background as much as humanly possible, and just capture events as they naturally unfold (where possible, with a rather big lens that allows me to stand far back, well out of the way!). I believe its the only way to capture the real, raw emotions we all experience, and if I am barely noticed at all, I consider that a good thing. The one time I do like to get in the thick of the action, however, is on the dancefloor, as I believe it’s the only real way to properly pick up on - and capture - the atmosphere.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Rob
Hello, welcome to my profile, and congrats on your engagement....exciting times ahead!! I'm sure you're probably feeling somewhat overwhelmed with all the decisions you have to make, but please do feel free to get in touch if you have any questions at all about the photography side of things. Or, of course, to check availability....looking forward to hearing from you!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Leah & Adam
Married in May 2019
May 2019
Rob did the most fantastic job
Rob did the most fantastic job at our wedding and I would recommend him over and over. He was professional and pleasant to work with through out the whole process; from making the booking and arrangements for the big day to receiving the photographs and the wonderful albums and art work in the weeks following. He was so unobtrusive on the day and managed to take such beautiful photographs. His artistic flare and passion for photography also shone out through out the process. Thank you Rob!
Rob & Louise
Married in March 2019
May 2019
Rob put everyone at ease
We cannot say enough good things about Rob. My whole family fell in love with him as he put everyone at ease, was non-intrusive, yet seemed to capture the essence of our family and friends. And the pictures really do speak for themselves. We are so grateful that we chose Rob to be our photographer for our day.
William & Michelle
Wedding: February 2019
May 2019
Your perfectionism and professionalism shone
Rob, just wanted to say a huge, huge 'thank you' for doing such an excellent job at the wedding. Your perfectionism and professionalism shone brightly…..the pictures are stunning and really capture the mood. And what can I say about the pictures of the Israeli dancing?! Thank you so much
Abigail & Nicky
Wedding: February 2019
May 2019
You're creative style is a credit to you
Just want to personally thank you for the excellent photos from Abigail and Nicky's wedding, and a great job well done! You're creative style and ability to see everything is a credit to you. Well done
Nick & Lyndsey
Married in January 2019
May 2019
We couldn't recommend Rob highly enough
We couldn't recommend Rob highly enough as our wedding photographer. From the initial contact to the production of the wedding album, everything progressed smoothly and nothing was too much trouble. Rob spent the whole day with us, coming along with me (the groom) for early morning photos on our "Wedding Day Bike Club Ride" before heading off to get some snaps of the ladies getting ready at the venue. Rob stayed with us the whole day, getting some amazing photos of the guests and the venue until late in the evening. Yes, we had obligatory "formal" photos which are fantastic, but the ones we enjoyed the most are the impromptu ones of us and the guests enjoying themselves. All in all we couldn't have asked for more!
Jonny & Shoshana
Married in January 2019
May 2019
Rob really enhanced our day...
Rob is the best. My wife does all the photos in our 2 families but obviously at our wedding she was otherwise engaged (hehe). Anyone looking into this dude, my advice is: 1. Check out his work 2. Speak to him And if you decide to go with him, he'll come round, talk about everything to do with your event. By the time our wedding came round I felt fully confident he knew all the dynamics & how to navigate them. And the results speak for themselves. He really enhanced our day & beautifully captured all the important and little moments that we will treasure forever. Thank you Rob.
Location & Contact Details


Prestwich, Greater Manchester, England

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What is your most memorable wedding?

Probably a sprawling 19-hour wedding covering three different cities in Switzerland, and including a limo ride and a boat journey. Was an amazing day!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Exciting, vibrant, creative, modern and unique

What about your business are you most proud of?

My pictures

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Book me for your photography....?!

Describe your typical process with a couple.

They talk, I listen.....

What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?

I don't believe in such silly notions.....your wedding photos should brilliantly reflect your wedding day....its not complicated!

What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?

My couples trust me to use my own artistic interpretation of events, so I don't often get such requests.....its normally just 'do your thing'

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

An umbrella? But seriously, if rain is a problem for the photographer, I'd have to ask if they were professional??

Describe how you got into photography.

It was actually a lightbulb moment at around 5.30am one cold October morning back in 2007 (true story!). Once it had occured to me, life made sense....

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