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Please check out my reviews from some of my great couples. You can read more reviews on my Facebook, Freeindex and Google pages.

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Viv and Sarah

We genuinely can’t recommend Steve highly enough. If you want a stress free fun day that flows with virtually no interruptions, and what minimal “allocated” photo time there was,was made fun and relaxed …easy…totally enjoyable then Steve is the photographer for you .The reality is you won’t even know he’s there capturing those priceless special moments.

His powers of observation and skilled eye for detail means he catches with his lense not JUST a photo but a split second in time which will bring flooding back all the fantastic atmosphere and emotions of that moment ….but not just for a one off …every photo has been captured as he’s blended in with your guests and observed your special day unfold preserving the finer details,  the glances, smiles, tears, belly laughs touching of a face, embraces …..just all the tiny jigsaw pieces that make up your totally unique Day / night.

When I first met Steve he said he strives to ” tell the story of your Day ” ….if I’m totally honest I didn’t fully “get it” but I instantly liked his enthusiasm. Then we saw our wedding photos and NOW I totally 100% “get it ” ….Steve told our story ! And what I think is testament to his talent is if you look through his wedding story each is completely unique and individual …Not a one size fits all ….Steve is a skilled taylor of a photographer. Steve we are so glad we found YOU.

Thank You
Sarah & Viv xxx

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Kate & Mike

From the slightly tipsy initial phone call, to the downright messy end of the wedding night, Steve was a star the whole way through. Managing to cope with torrential weather, dogs, and a whole lot of wedding guests with a lot of cider in them, he took everything in his stride.
The photos don’t even vaguely suggest the horrendous weather we had, they just glow and look amazing. Our specific request for lots of in focus reception shots as well was managed amazingly, something a lot of other photographers we looked at didn’t have, honestly we love so many of them!

Everyone at the wedding has marveled at the photos I’ve shared with them, as they’ve just said…I didn’t even realise he was there taking that picture! A real star and a lovely guy to work with! Thanks so much Steve!

Love Kate & Mike

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Myfanwy & Dean

Beautiful, thoughtful, magical photos that are the perfect memento of a wonderful day.

I found Steve ( Art by Design) at a wedding fair and was blown away by his big, panoramic wedding photography. We hired him for our wedding after our first meeting, where he really impressed us with his professionalism and creative thinking.

Having a winter wedding, well any wedding in the UK, the weather is always a worry, but Steve was so relaxed about it all, he instilled us with a sense of confidence that it would all be ok on the day itself.

Before the day he sent a very comprehensive questionnaire that actually helped me plan the day itself.

On the day, he couldn’t have been more helpful or accommodating and as you will read from other reviews, at times he took charge but most of the time he was invisible, taking beautiful, candid shots of us and our friends and family that I will treasure for a lifetime.

I was terribly worried and self conscious beforehand but he put me at ease and that is priceless.

In short, Steve was worth every penny we spent and more, as we now have hundreds of perfect, beautiful memories of our wonderful day that we can share with our friends and family.

Thank you Steve, from the bottom of our hearts,

Miff and Dean

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Imogen & Celyn

We couldn’t speak more highly of Steve – he was brilliant! The photos completely capture the day in such a natural and relaxed way and we are absolutely delighted with them, he did such a good job.

We loved chatting to Steve before the wedding and meeting him on the day, and all of our family and friends mentioned how great he was and how he got on with everyone. A totally unforgettable day and we’re so grateful to Steve for being part of it and for capturing it all. Massive massive thanks!

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Joey & Alex

I just realised we haven’t thanked you for our beautiful photographs yet! They are absolutely   stunning and we are completely over the moon. We can’t thank you enough, and promise to leave lots of good feedback on your website when we get a chance. We love them and have no idea how we are going to pick a few for an album.

A million thank you’s,

Joey and Alex xx

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Rhi & Carl

Thank you so much Steve on behalf of myself and carl. we had our wedding in may and now we have finally picked our photos after us taking our time picking them. After seeing our album we are over the moon and couldn’t be happier. Throughout the process of planning, Steve was very helpful and professional. On the day, our venue was very disorganised which left me very stressed. luckily for us, steve took charge and was very helpful. all our guests commented on how lovely steve was. We are thrilled with the photos and would definitely recommend him.

 Thanks again steve!

Frankie & Liam

Steve is absolutely brilliant – The photos from the day are Iconic! Even 1 year down the line he is still answering my questions!! He was brilliant on the day and if I am honest in the best possible way we didnt know he was there which is what you want for a photographer! Couldn’t ask for anymore!!


Thank you very much… Frankie and Liam x

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Tara & Neil

Steve you made our day!!! The photos for everyone to see, speak for themselves – amazing!! You captured the day perfectly along the way, in every way! Thank you for being so creative, brilliant and genuinely one of the nicest people we’ve has the privilege to meet.

Thank you from the both of us, Mr and Mrs Llewellyn x

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Abi & Chris

My husband and I had Art by Design carry out our wedding photography earlier this year. From the first meeting with Steve we instantly felt at ease and looking through his work certainly impressed us. Steve was always quick to respond to any queries we had about the organisation of the day and talked us through what to expect. He also asked us what was important to us for him to try and capture on the day. Not only did he capture everything we asked for, he captured so much more than we could have imagined. Looking through the photographs now tell us a story of our wedding day and we get to relive it a little bit every time we view the images.

Steve has a real talent for capturing raw emotion and natural beauty. We are in love with our photographs and shall be forever grateful for his work. Not only is he a fantastic photographer, he is also so friendly, polite and so pleasant to be around throughout the day.

I thoroughly recommend using Art by Design. I believe the service we received was true value for money and second to none. Thank you Steve.

Abi and Chris – May 2017 – Tretower Court

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Gemma & Craig

Fantastic photographer. Made us feel totally at ease on the day. Very professional. Photographs are beautifully finished and huge variety of shots taken giving us such a great timeline of the day. Goes above and beyond to get that “that perfect shot” . Would recommend to all. Will definitely use again in the future

Chris & Emily

Steve was fantastic from start to finish. Pre-wedding he was very open and helpful having worked at our chosen venue on numerous occasions, and it made a real difference on the day. He came to the house on the morning and got some great shots, and the ceremony and post-ceremony photos were absolutely fantastic.

He stayed late into the evening and the range of photos he got from staged, to reportage, outdoors, indoors, speeches and evening entertainment were all great. We had a hard time whittling down our favourite shots!

Highly recommended, and a really nice guy as well, which makes having him there on your big day a pleasure.

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Gary & Bekky

Steve from Art by Design was absolutely fantastic on our special day. We wanted a photographer who would make us feel at ease, was creative and also was able to direct the audience to allow him to capture the best shots possible. We cannot thank you enough for capturing our day and we feel it was money well spent. I would recommend him without any hesitation. All the best, Gary and Bekky. x

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Dale & Ceri

We wanted unique photos that was also natural , an absolutely amazing photographer all the different types of photos we wanted and much, much more. 100% Recommend to any other bride and groom.