about me

Thanks for dropping by. My name is Steve Barber and I’m a photographer based in the beautiful English Lake District.


The first 20 years of my full-time photography career was spent as a press photographer and picture editor. I left in 2006 to embark upon a freelance career mainly concentrating on editorial, public relations and commercial photography.


In addition to my editorial work I began to shoot more and more weddings. I decided to distance myself from traditional wedding photography and the endless lists of stage managed group shots. The press photographer in me felt the best pictures were being missed so I started to shoot weddings the way I wanted to, recording real moments, real reactions and real emotions in a creative way. The majority of my wedding pictures are unposed, real-time events as they happen. I still shoot formal groups if asked, up to a maximum of three, then I like to spend about 20 mins with the bride and groom, away from the distraction of guests, to get some creative portraits.


My aim is to create a truthful record of your wedding day that you and your family will treasure forever. If you’re looking for a Lake District Wedding Photographer then please have a look through my photographs, all taken at real weddings. It’s important to stress I’m NOT a traditional wedding photographer and my style may not suit everybody. If it suits you then please call if it’s safe and legal to do so.