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Hi, I'm Shaun 👋
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Shaun was so friendly, helpful and he knew what he was doing. All our guests were saying how nice, polite and professional he was. We were provided with so many magnificent images to cherish.
I'm Shaun, a dedicated wedding photographer with a passion for capturing authentic moments. With a blend of candid and artistic style, I aim to tell your unique love story through timeless images. Let's work together to create beautiful memories of your special day! I specialise in doing photos and videos as a one-person team.
S Howard Photography Ltd Pricing & Costs
£800 - £2,300
All packages include fully edited images available via digital download from your private viewing gallery.
Full day package
From
£1,800
Full day wedding photography with highlight film package
What's included
Bridal prep until first dance
500+ Digital images
3-5 min video highlights film (ceremony & speech audio included)
25-40 sneek peek images available within 72hrs
Post processing of your photos, carefully edited by me in my signature style
A personal online gallery with all your edited high resolution images to share with your family and friends with unlimited downloads
Half Day Package
From
£800
1/2 Day wedding photography package
Full Day Package
From
£1,400
Full-day wedding photography with no video highlight
Full Day Package
From
£2,300
Full-day photography & videography package
S Howard Photography Ltd Details

Photography Style

Documentary
Natural
Classic

Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Online Proofing
Photo Printing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Stay Through Speeches
Large Group Shots
Wedding Albums
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Videography Available
Online Shop
Last-Minute Orders
S Howard Photography Ltd Full Description
With a unique ability to both photograph and film, I provide comprehensive coverage of your wedding day as a single professional. For over a decade, I've been applying my technical skills and artistic eye to create natural, candid, and timeless memories of this important milestone. Here's what you can expect when working with me: Pre-wedding Consultation: I believe in building a strong rapport with my clients to fully understand your vision. This way, I can tailor my services to suit your unique desires. Photography and Videography: As a skilled photographer and videographer, I offer dual services to provide a comprehensive, consistent record of your special day. This avoids the need for two separate professionals and ensures a cohesive aesthetic. Engagement Shoots: This session allows you to become comfortable in front of the camera and lets me capture beautiful, relaxed images in a more informal setting. Full Day Coverage: From the bridal preparations to the first dance, I document your wedding day as it naturally unfolds, focusing on genuine moments and emotions. High-quality Deliverables: You will receive high-resolution, expertly edited digital images, along with a professionally edited highlight film that you can treasure for a lifetime. Bespoke Albums and Films: I offer beautifully crafted wedding albums tailored to your taste, along with a custom highlight film that encapsulates the essence of your wedding day. Professional Equipment: Using top-of-the-line cameras, lenses, and lighting, I ensure each photograph and each frame of the film is picture-perfect. My style is natural and unobtrusive, with a strong focus on documenting your wedding day as it happens. I aim to capture genuine emotions, unexpected moments, and quiet intimate scenes that might otherwise go unnoticed. This photojournalistic approach results in a collection of images and a film that reflects the true essence of your wedding day, preserving the joy, love, and authenticity of

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Shaun Howard
Hello & congratulations on your engagement. Im a full time wedding photographer and been doing 50+ weddings every year since 2012. Im also one of the first photographers int he country who is offering to do both photo & video as one person meaning you get both stunning photos as well as beautiful highlight film all for 1 price instead go hiring two separate suppliers, keeping costs down.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2012
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
(42)
Nin Blundell
Wedding: February
February 2024
Amazing Wedding Day of my 80-year-old Father
Shaun, it was an absolute pleasure to meet you on this exceptional occasion. You were more than professional, you made the Bride and Groom feel at ease, and made sure all of there guests were included in the photographs. You literally couldn't do enough! Thank you for sharing their day with us! We look forward to the Photographs!! 100% recommend Shaun, for any occasion you want to capture forever.
Holly and Lee
Happy couple married in December
January 2024
Absolutely incredible!
We had the most amazing experience with our wedding photographer! Shaun's attention to detail captured every special moment beautifully. He was professional, creative and a pleasure to work with. Our wedding photos and video are beyond breathtaking. He truly captured the essence of our day, and the results exceeded our expectations. Highly recommend you book him for your wedding! Thank you Shaun.
Chelsea & Jordan
Happy couple married in November
January 2024
A day to remember 💥
We are delighted we picked Shaun to be our wedding photographer; he was everything we wanted & more! From arrival Shaun created a calm atmosphere which allowed our wedding parties to simply be themselves! Shaun was absolutely everywhere taking shots but he didn’t seem rushed or panicked; he took everything in his stride. Our family & friends have applauded Shaun, not only for his brilliant photography skills but, for being so kind, friendly & efficient. Thank you Shaun, you really did make our day that extra bit special & we are completely blown away by our photographs & video!
Danielle & Ade
Happy couple married in October
December 2023
The most amazing wedding day
I booked Shaun for our wedding around a year in advance after trawling through Google and social media. We are so happy with the photos and video he captured our day and we have so many amazing photos it's hard to choose our favourites. Shaun was helpful friendly and professional on the day, we had alot of guests and he managed it brilliantly. We can't be more thankful for everything he has done for us, he was worth every penny : )
Grace and Lewis
Happy couple married in October
November 2023
Best. Photographer. Ever!
Where do we start with Shaun! We couldn’t have asked for a better person to shoot our wedding day. He was friendly from the start and made everyone feel so comfortable. All of our guests were commenting on how great Shaun was. Making us all laugh and feel at ease - especially those who were camera shy. The photos came out absolutely perfect to say the least… I’m not sure how we’re going to pick the ones to go on the wall! We picked the package with the wedding video and I can honestly say I‘ve watched it way too many times - so much time and effort was put into that video and Shaun captured the most special moments. Lots and lots of tears were shed. Thank you so much again Shaun for capturing our wedding day in the most perfect way! We will definitely be recommending you to everyone and anyone.
Beth & Chris
Happy couple married in October
November 2023
Shaun is a MUST HAVE for your wedding day!
Shaun did an absolutely fantastic job photographing our wedding in October 2023. My partner and I don’t really like our photos being taken so we had a chat on the morning of the wedding to say what we wanted and what we didn’t. Even though we had some posed photographs, Shaun was super efficient and we had posed photos as well as candid. All came out amazingly! Not only did Shaun take brilliant photographs, he also helped with the general organisation of the wedding. He moved everyone and the timetable along by doing little jobs and offering advice that I hadn’t even thought of as the bride! Shaun has an excellent sense of humour and every guest I spoke to after the wedding complimented how relaxed the day was and how relaxed the photography experience was too. I 100% recommend Shaun - we have nothing bad to say about him at all! Worth every penny!
S Howard Photography Ltd Location & Contact Details

Address

Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire, England

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Nearest Town

Dunstable

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M1 11a

Nearest Train Station

Luton

Nearest Airport

Luton Airport

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S Howard Photography Ltd Press & Awards
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Accreditations (2)

The Guild of Photography
Society of Wedding & Portrait Photography
Frequently Asked Questions
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What is your most memorable wedding?

Bethany and Jamie's wedding at Luton Hoo in Bedfordshire was an affair to remember. The grandeur of the venue, a Grade I listed Mansion House, matched the love and warmth that the couple radiated on their special day. Each detail was meticulously planned, from the elegant floral arrangements that adorned the ceremony to the beautiful reception held in the stately rooms of Luton Hoo. The highlight of the day was the heartfelt vows exchanged under the ornate chandeliers, as their family and friends watched on with love and affection. The joyous celebrations carried on into the night, with the stunning mansion and its extensive gardens serving as a magnificent backdrop. Bethany and Jamie's wedding was not just an event, it was a celebration of love that encapsulated their journey together, making it an unforgettable day.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

My photography style is primarily a fusion of documentary and natural, where I aim to capture the authentic, unscripted moments that unfold throughout your day. This unobtrusive approach allows me to blend into the background, ensuring that each shot remains untouched by any external influence. With a keen eye for candid moments, I strive to encapsulate the raw emotions and connections that often go unnoticed. Amidst these elements of traditional photojournalism, I incorporate a modern touch, ensuring that each frame not only tells a story but also resonates with the contemporary aesthetic of today's visual narrative. Ultimately, my goal is to deliver a collection of images that encapsulate the genuine emotion and unique details of your day in a visually compelling way.

What about your business are you most proud of?

What fills me with immense pride in my business is the privilege of attending the spectacular wedding days of all my couples. Each wedding is a unique narrative of love and commitment, and being entrusted to document these intimate moments is an honour I don't take lightly. There's something truly special about witnessing a declaration of love between two people, a raw and genuine connection that is both humbling and inspiring. Capturing these poignant moments and transforming them into timeless memories is more than just a job to me - it's a passion. Over the years, I've had the joy of experiencing a diverse range of cultures, traditions, and expressions of love. Every smile, tear, and embrace I've captured has reinforced my love for what I do, making me immensely proud of the work I put into preserving these priceless memories for my couples.

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

My top tip for wedding planning is: Prioritise regular, honest, and open communication. Weddings can be tremendously stressful, not just due to the plethora of planning, logistical details and often sizeable budget, but also as they are incredibly emotional events. People often have lofty expectations and there may be considerable pressure from various sources, including family, friends or societal norms. This is why communication is so vital. Here are some key elements to bear in mind: Communicate with Each Other: Before the planning gets underway, take a moment to sit down with your partner and discuss your individual visions for the wedding. This should include the scale, the location, the budget and other pivotal aspects. It's perfectly fine if you don't agree on everything straight away. The most important thing is to understand each other's viewpoint and find common ground. Additionally, divvy up the tasks and responsibilities between yourselves to avoid any misunderstanding or resentment later on. Communicate with Family and Friends: If your families or friends are heavily involved in the planning process, ensure clear communication regarding expectations and duties. They might have their own opinions and ideas, which are valuable, but remember, it's your wedding day. It's crucial that your vision is realised, while also considering their input. Communicate with Suppliers: Make sure you communicate clearly with your suppliers. Be explicit about your expectations, the budget, and the timeline. Ensure that everything agreed upon is put in writing to avoid any confusion or disputes later on. Keep Communication Channels Open: It's quite easy for misunderstandings and tensions to arise during the wedding planning process. Regularly touch base with each other, your families, and suppliers, and ensure that any issues are addressed promptly and openly. By effectively communicating throughout the planning process, you'll not only diminish the stress that can come with planning a wedding, but also ensure that your special day reflects your vision.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

One of the most memorable personal touches that I've witnessed at a wedding involved a thoughtful surprise from the groom to his bride. Amidst the morning's hustle and bustle, the bride unwrapped a present from her soon-to-be husband to reveal a toy Range Rover. The amusement and laughter that followed this quirky gift was soon replaced by sheer astonishment. The groom had arranged for a video call, and as the screen lit up, there sat a gleaming, real-life Range Rover parked on their home drive. The joy and surprise in the bride's eyes, mirrored by the knowing smile of the groom, created an unforgettable moment. This surprise wasn't just about the grandeur of the gift but about the thought and effort that had gone into making his bride feel special. The memory of that moment still brings a smile to my face and is a shining example of the unique, personal touches that make each wedding day extraordinary.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

My typical process with a couple is anchored in building a strong, open line of communication from the outset. As soon as an enquiry comes in, I like to arrange an immediate phone call. This gives both parties the chance to get to know each other, discuss preliminary ideas, and establish a rapport. Once the couple decides to proceed, I email them a booking form to confirm all the essential details. From this point on, I utilise a fully digital process that includes eSignature contracts and streamlined online forms, making the entire experience seamless and efficient for my clients. Throughout this process, I emphasise open and regular communication. I make it a point to stay in close contact, addressing any queries or concerns, providing reassurances and guidance where needed, and keeping them updated on any developments. I pride myself on being always available, ensuring I can lend a hand to solve any problems that may arise, right up until their special day. The goal is not just to provide a service, but to cultivate a trusting relationship, helping to make their wedding journey as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

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

One of the most cherished photos for many couples is what's often referred to as "The First Look" photo. This is the photo that captures the moment when the couple sees each other for the first time on their wedding day. This can happen in different ways, depending on the couple's preferences and traditions. For example, some couples prefer to see each other for the first time at the ceremony when one walks down the aisle. Others arrange a private moment before the ceremony, away from the eyes of the guests. Regardless of the setting, the "first look" photo often encapsulates the raw emotion and excitement of the day - the love, joy, and anticipation in the couple's eyes. It's a snapshot of the intimacy between the couple amid the larger event, which is why it's often considered a must-have photo. Remember, though, that the most important thing is that your wedding photos reflect you as a couple. So, if there's a particular moment, theme, or setting that has deep meaning for you, ensure that this is captured in your wedding photography.

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

I took a photo that was framed between the groomsman's legs with the bridal party in the background, it was a playful and humorous and added a bit of fun to the occasion.

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

While rain on your wedding day might not be what you envisioned initially, it can actually create a unique and romantic atmosphere, as well as provide for some beautiful photos. Here are some tips for a rainy day wedding: Have a Backup Plan: If you're planning an outdoor wedding, make sure you have a backup plan in case of rain. This could be an indoor location, or you could arrange for a marquee or tent. Check with your venue about their rain policies. Embrace the Rain: If it's a light drizzle, consider going ahead with your outdoor plans. Supply umbrellas for your guests (you could even match them to your wedding colours) and embrace the romance of the rain. Rainy Day Photos: Speak to your photographer about rainy day photos. Rain can provide a beautiful and dramatic backdrop, and you could get some stunning and unique shots. Use colourful or transparent umbrellas as props. Footwear and Clothing: If there's a possibility of rain, you may want to consider your footwear. A stylish pair of wellies can be a fun addition and keep your feet dry! Additionally, you may want to consider having a second dress or outfit in case your primary one gets wet. Comfort Your Guests: If it does rain, ensure your guests remain comfortable. Provide towels and blankets if it's cold, and make sure there's plenty of warm drinks available. Positive Mindset: Lastly, maintain a positive attitude. Remember, the most important thing about your wedding day is celebrating your love for each other. Some cultures even consider rain on a wedding day to be good luck! In the end, a rainy wedding day can make your celebration even more memorable, and produce truly beautiful moments and photos. Plan ahead, be prepared, and embrace the day as it comes.

Describe how you got into photography.

My journey into photography began as a deeply rooted passion, an intrigue with the power of visual storytelling and the ability to encapsulate moments in a timeless frame. I was always drawn to the way a photograph could speak volumes, and this fascination compelled me to explore the art more seriously. Pursuing a diploma in photography was a significant turning point in my life, as it not only equipped me with technical skills and a deeper understanding of the art form but also gave me the confidence to transform this passion into a full-time profession. It was an invigorating transition, one that allowed me to blend my love for capturing life's most beautiful moments with the satisfaction of turning a personal passion into a rewarding career. Today, every click of the shutter is a testament to that journey, a blend of passion and education that continues to drive my work.