S.R.Urwin Wedding Photography Photographers in Oxfordshire

S.R.Urwin Wedding Photography

Oxford-based wedding photographer covering the UK

22 reviews

Key Facts

Price Band: ££ - £££

Typical Price: £2,300

Price Range: £1,850 - £2,500

Features & Services

Couples say we make them feel relaxed and guests say we are fun to be around!


How far are you willing to travel?

I travel throughout the UK and undertake destination weddings abroad.

Do you edit all images before we see them?

Yes. Every image delivered is post-produced. This involves colour correction, exposure adjustment, selective black and white processing, clarity adjustments, tone-mapping and other corrections. Some wedding photographers do not edit any images, or will only post-produce “select” images from your wedding. This means that you may have pictures that are too dark, have strange skin tones or other common photography flaws.

My venue is dark. Can you handle this?

We shoot in gloomy churches and on very dark dance floors all the time! If the situation allows, we will set up professional lighting to ensure we get sharp pictures. Churches, in general and rightly so, do not allow flash photography and so we will shoot on cameras with superb low-light performance and lenses with low apertures.

What is your wedding photography 'style'?

Whether it is preparing at home for your wedding, the wedding ceremony or reception, my style of wedding photography is best described as authentic and honest. I focus on candid and natural expressions with a hint of direction from me! Please visit My Wedding Photography Style page on my website for more information.

Do you take 'traditional' wedding images?

I do take traditional family pictures in addition to my more natural and candid style. While they may not be as exciting as some of my informal images, I do appreciate the value, and the history, behind traditional family wedding portraits. As each wedding is unique, we will decide between us how much time is spent on traditional group photographs. Please do ask to see our family group images as they demonstrate how we get everyone to relax in front of the camera!

How can I use the hi-resolution images?

The high-resolution images are delivered on a beautifully presented and password protected online gallery and you will also receive them on a USB presented in an attractive wooden box. From the gallery you can download hi-res files, print high quality prints and canvasses, send photos to family and friends, share them on Facebook or use them in any other way you can think of!

Do you have Liability Insurance?

As a professional wedding photographer the answer is yes, both Public and Private Liability Insurance. Many venues require the photographer to have liability insurance. So if you are thinking of hiring Uncle Fred, make sure he’s covered!

How can I set up an appointment to meet you in person and see some of your work?

Call me, send me an email or complete the Contact Form on my website and I will be more than happy to travel to you.

How does the album design process work?

After you have viewed and selected your images, we will design the album layout for you so it accurately reflects the events of your wedding day. This can then be proofed through your password protected online gallery. Once you are happy with the design you can expect to receive your album in around four to five weeks. For more information visit the Luxury Album page on my website.

How do I reserve you for our date?

All dates are reserved once we receive your signed contract and deposit.

Do you charge travel costs?

No, not for UK weddings. Whichever Wedding Photography Collection you have chosen, there will not be any additional costs unless we have explicitly agreed these beforehand. If I choose to travel to your wedding day location the day before, or stay close to the location when you celebrations have finished, any accommodation or meals will be at my cost. For destination weddings overseas then travel and accommodation apply by agreement.

What packages do you offer?

My three Wedding Photography Collections are designed to suit a range of requirements and budgets. I would advise calling me direct to discuss a package that is perfect for you. If you prefer, complete the contact form on my website and I will send you my Pricing Brochure.

How many photographs will I receive?

Typically, at a wedding I will shoot over 2000 photographs. I then spend time selecting and editing the best images. There is no limit to the number of photos I deliver to you but you can expect at least 500 edited hi-resolution images. Generally it’s more. The number increases depending on the flow of the day and how many events and activities need to be captured.

Do you work alone or with a second photographer?

The choice is yours! You can hire just me or I can be assisted by a second photographer. Either way, your day will be fully captured.

How long have you been a photographer?

I started taking photographs on a SLR camera before I was a teenager but became a professional photographer in 2006 after studying photography at university. The first wedding I covered was for a friend. Shortly after, I decided wedding photography was what I wanted as a career. Later, I went on to study, both in the UK and abroad, under some of the world’s leading photographers, to perfect my skills. Now I find it hard to describe how much I love my work.

Have you shot at my venue before?

Having shot at numerous venues around the country, there is a good chance I have. If not, I always find time to check out the best photography locations. Usually this is early in the day, or frequently, I will travel to the location the day before the wedding. I will have also done online research prior to your special day!

Can I see a wedding from start to finish?

Of course! I pride myself on consistency and understand wedding photographers are selective when it comes to choosing images for their websites. That is why, when I meet potential clients, I encourage them to view full weddings I have shot.

About S.R.Urwin Wedding Photography

Hi, I'm Steve, a professional wedding photography. I travel the UK, particularly the Home Counties, Midlands and South, including London. I love travelling abroad and some of my best locations have been in Portugal, Switzerland and the Channel Isles.

I truly believe that to create a good photograph you have to have a real connection with your photographer. In turn, this creates a fun and relaxed atmosphere, leading to a natural result, as you can see from my images. I love meeting new people and photographing them in beautiful, creative and natural ways. I feel lucky to have been able to make this my career. I would love to show you the secret of Good Wedding Photography!

Good photography is more than a fancy camera. I've spent years perfecting my skills and countless hours photographing weddings. I know how to get the shot predictably, every time. I know what makes a great composition and how to capture feelings and show emotions, in a beautiful way. Having photographed many weddings before,l know the flow of the day and so will know exactly where to be positioned for the perfect angle for your first kiss, or when that close family member sheds a tear.

A professional wedding photographer won't be fazed by bad lighting conditions - whether it be a dark church ceremony or an overly bright reception. I will know within seconds where the best light will be and the best spot to stand.

After the flowers have wilted and your guests have gone, the only thing you'll have are your wedding photos. It would be a shame to have them anything less than perfect.

When you book me, we will make time to talk, to get to know each other and plan your special day together. I would love to tell your story!

Customer Reviews

We just wanted to say thank you so much to you and Tony for capturing our special day. You were both truly sensational. We could not have asked for anything more! We had so many compliments and amazing feedback about you and how professional you were. We couldn’t have asked for anyone better to be part of our day! You will be highly recommended.

Thanks so much, Steve - the photo's are fantastic and we love them. Exactly what we wanted. We are so pleased you were part of our day and captured it all in such a candid way."

We just wanted to say thank you for the photos! There are so many beautiful photos and lots of magical moments captured. We've spent a lot of time looking at them this week and it brings the day back to life. We can't wait to share them with all our family and friends. Thanks again.

You and Andrew were brilliant. You made the day relaxed and captured some truly wonderful moments for us as a couple, and for our guests. We have had numerous people tell us how brilliant, funny and charming you both were, so thank you for making them all feel so comfortable having you capture the day.

Steve photographed our wedding in March 2021. Considering the limited number of people we were able to have due to the pandemic, Steve definitely helped make our day extra special. The relaxed and friendly but professional approach was everything we could have asked for. We are over the moon with our photos and would highly recommend this service.

We had an amazing day and everyone said how brilliant our photographers were, they couldn’t praise you enough. Thank you for the exceptional service, it was so fun to try different things. I felt so relaxed and was put at ease immediately.

Steve photographed our wedding in September 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic. We cannot even express our gratitude. Steve was absolutely lovely and did everything that he could to make our day special. Many guests commented on how friendly and efficient he was, no one was left waiting around and Steve blended into the background throughout the day. He was so easy to talk to, we highly recommend.

Thanks for playing a vital role and making us feel super comfortable on our special day. Steve; the pictures taken by you are truly amazing.

Steve came to us back in June 2019 to photograph a wedding we hosted. The whole day he was highly professional, worked great with the guests and with the couple. The couple and group shots that he did were so incredible and he definitely went above and beyond to get unique photos for them (like standing on a gate to get the best view!). Steve worked tirelessly throughout the day and was there from start until finish. He captured great natural photos of everyone during the dancing and speeches. He was really helpful towards all of our staff and so polite! I cannot recommend Steve enough! Thank you so much! Manor Hill House, Swan Lane, Upton Warren, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire

WOW! You have done such an amazing job, we are so so thrilled with the pictures at Manor Hill House. There are quite a few contenders for our feature wall picture! Thank you so so much for everything that you have done for us.

Thank you so much for Friday, you are amazing! We really loved having you there and everyone was saying how fantastic you were.

We want to thank you so much, for making our day so perfect. You really made our day so special! People say, having photographers on your wedding day feels awkward and imposing. We can, hand on heart, say the complete opposite. You both really made our day, and now thinking back, it wouldn’t have been the same without you. It’s hard choosing suppliers; we are so proud of ourselves for choosing you. Thank you so much.

We had our engagement shoot with S.R.Urwin Wedding Photography in the summer. We had a wonderful afternoon walking around Oxford and Steve was great! He made us feel comfortable and we all had a good laugh. We can’t wait to have him photograph our wedding next summer!!

The day was just perfect from beginning to end and the weather was the icing on the cake. Everyone has been talking about the casino, magician and how professional you and Ben were. It was an honour for us to have you both there. It was so nice getting to know you too, over the past 2 years, and I think that helped with taking the photos on the day, as we were just so relaxed.

We want to say thank you so much for last Saturday. We had so much fun with you and think you have captured our day exactly as we imagined!

I just wanted to send you an email to say how grateful we are for all your help on Thursday, you put everyone at ease and half of the time we didn't even know you were snapping away! I'm so glad that we found you at the show and chose you as our photographer, you are professional and know your job, (you're a really nice guy as well!)

We are very pleased with our wedding photos, thank you. You have done an amazing job.

What can I say? This man is absolutely incredible, talented and goes above and beyond to make your photography the most precious that it can be. I know that when I receive my wedding photos that me and my husband will be absolutely over the moon because of all the skill and thought behind his work! Steve has made us feel so comfortable since the moment we met! Over a year ago!! I can’t thank him enough and would recommend him to anyone! Truly incredible.

WOW, what an amazing day from start to finish. We truly thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything you did for us. You literally didn't stop all day.

Thanks for the photos - they look brilliant! We think you really captured the day, and got the 'documentary' and atmospheric style we were looking for.

We absolutely loved the wedding photos! Thank you for your commitment, enthusiasm and professionalism you have shown in working with us on our wedding photos.

Josh and I had an incredible day last week and that was in part thanks to you for making us laugh and for making us feel so comfortable. Thank you for fitting in so well with our friends and family - everyone commented on how brilliant a photographer and friendly you were.

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S.R.Urwin Wedding Photography

6 Grandy Crescent, Milton, Headington, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX13 6GL