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...he is like a silent ninja, who manages to capture everything!
— Natalie & Dan | Vines wedding

Documentary Wedding Photographer | oxfordshire and uk

Dale Stephens Photography is an Oxfordshire wedding photographer perfectly located to cover most of the south of England. I have had the privilege of photographing weddings at some of the most popular and grand venues around the south of England such as North Cadbury Court, Somerset and Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire. But I am equally at home shooting weddings at your local village hall too. For me great weddings are made by the guests who attend, and my style wedding photography is about capturing those people in a fashion that will build a narrative and give a real feel of your day.

My style as a wedding photographer is very much documentary, although I prefer to use the term 'candid' as this perfectly describes the way I like to shoot weddings. Being able to capture a wedding this way is not only about observing but also about listening and anticipating moments before they are about to happen.

Its also about discretion. I dress and blend in like one of the guests (without the drinking part) to allow me to be in close to the action and be part of the actual wedding, enabling me to photograph the wedding from the 'inside out' and get a 'guests eye view' of your wedding day without disruption. The result of this will give you a real feel for your day when you look back at your wedding photographs.

Although 90-95% of your images will be 'actual moments' from your day, I am also happy to set aside time for a few traditional family photos (7 or 8) and portraits of the two of you taken around the venue. Although I will not attempt to sculpt your day into a photo shoot or attempt to take control of your day! A common response which I frequently receive from couples is "they did not even know I was there!". My ultimate aim is to provide you with beautiful photographs of the special moments from your wedding day, and do this unobtrusively allowing you and your guests to feel relaxed and enjoy your wedding without the feeling of intrusion.

Take a look through my wedding gallery, and look through some of my recent shoots on my blog pages where you will also see  an incite into why I take certain photographs. And if you would like to discuss further and ask me any questions, or to simply say hi and and make sure I exist. Then please contact me, and I will be happy to arrange an informal chat with you both.

Thank you, Dale.

A little more about what I offer as a wedding photographer....

For £945 I will cover your wedding day from the bridal preparations right through to your first dance (and a little more). I am flexible with my time so if things do not run as planned, I will still be there to cover the important moments of your day - I don't clock watch. A full days wedding photography, means a full days wedding photography! For more details of what is included within my wedding photography package, take a look at my pricing page, or contact me to arrange a free informal consultation from your home. I hope you get in touch to discuss your wedding day with me.

latest FACEBOOK review | Nat & Dan's wedding at the vines, Oxfordshire

Dale photographed our wedding a couple of weeks ago and I can honestly say he was the perfect person to capture all the special moments of our day. His style of photography allows you to enjoy your day without even realising he is there, he is like a silent ninja, who manages to capture everything! His pictures are beautiful and very creative, with a very natural and casual style to them. If you are after a photographer who makes you feel at ease and allows you to just be yourself and enjoy your day without having to stand around and wait for hundreds of posed photos then Dale is the person you want!! Not only does he take amazing photos he is also a very friendly and happy guy who is very easy to get on with and makes the experience of being photographed enjoyable. Thank you again Dale for everything !! 
-Natalie and Daniel

recent weddings photographed in and around oxfordshire...

Email: info@dalestephensphotography.com

Call: 07968698912