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.


Since then I've worked with a wide range of public and private sector clients to create strong imagery that illustrates and reflects the individual qualities and strengths for their organisations and brands. They have been used across major marketing and PR campaigns, new websites, in national press and magazines and to ensure businesses are able to maintain a strong, professional presence on social media channels.


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.