Steve Holcroft Photography

Documentary wedding photographer based in Cumbria.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at


Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Online Proofing
Stay Through Speeches
Images on DVD
Stay Through Dancing
Large Group Shots
Wedding Albums
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Images on USB

Photography Style

Reportage / Documentary
Full Description
I’ve been capturing weddings for over ten years, but photographs have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. From the images of my family before I was born and of my own childhood, to landscapes inspired by the Lake District and my own holiday memories like the one here. One consistent theme through all of this has been that any photograph is better on paper. In your hands. The tiny black and white prints my dad made in his own darkroom (the cupboard under the stairs), the square prints from my instamatic in the 70s, the boxes of prints from my childhood in the loft, the 300 8x10s from my trip to Nepal, the poster-sized landscapes I hung on the walls of my gallery, and the photobooks of holidays and other adventures. So why wouldn’t you want your wedding photographs printed in one form or another if that’s the best way to show them off? Consequently all my packages include all of your images in printed form as well as digital, whether it’s a high end album, photobook, or just a box of 7x5s. Don’t short-change yourself on the best day of your life.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Steve Holcroft
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding. If you love natural wedding images from a photographer that will let you get on with enjoying your day, please get in touch.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Olivia & Dave
Married in November 2018
November 2018
They look absolutely incredible!
We just wanted to say congratulations on taking the most spectacular pictures of our wedding that are now in the brochure, they look absolutely incredible! We ourselves have hardly had a minute to even choose our favourites yet due to house renovations. Once it's done we plan on filling our walls with them! The brochure really demonstrates how well you captured our day.  Thank-you Steve!
Rebecca & Ian
Married in November 2018
November 2018
We are absolutely made up with them
We have received both our album and print. We are absolutely made up with them and love the design of the photo book. Thank you very much for all you have done, we will definitely recommend you in the future.  Thanks again
Angela & Alan
Married in October 2018
October 2018
We love them
Thank you so much, the photos are fabulous and out of this world, we love them. We will treasure them.
Victoria & Andrew
Married in September 2018
September 2018
They are truly breathtaking.
We don't know what to say- these pictures are amazing. We went from sobbing to hysterical laughing looking through. Thank you so much for letting us see a selection before your holidays. They are truly breathtaking. You are a genius!  It's been an absolute pleasure working with you.  Thanks again so much, these pictures mean the world to us and we'll treasure them.  Can't wait to get an album made.
Darah & Richard
Married in August 2018
August 2018
We love the photos.
We've been pouring through the wonderful photos and reliving the wedding every day since you sent the link. We love the photos. Thanks again
Lisa & Jonny
Married in June 2018
June 2018
We Love them!
The photos look brilliant thank you! We love them. Thanks again!
Location & Contact Details


Backbarrow, Cumbria, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Newby Bridge

Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport


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What is your most memorable wedding?

My own, obviously!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Discreet, natural, documentary, real, unobtrusive

What about your business are you most proud of?

The testimonials from customers, particularly those that hardly noticed I was there

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

Invite the right people and plan a great day for them, and the rest will follow

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

Whatever happens honestly and naturally on the day. No fake news.

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

Original photos come from observation of people behaving naturally, not from being asked to stage something seen in a magazine or website. You can't repeat spontaneous events captured by a good documentary photographer.

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

High spirits

Describe how you got into photography.

A Kodak Instamatic bought for me by my Dad.