JohnStead Photography

About John

My passion for photography is something that drives me constantly to refine and reinvent my style and creative skills. My experience can be grouped into 3 main areas; social photography (events, parties, wedding and portraits), commercial photography (hotels & resorts, product and interiors) and lastly I have also exhibited & published a number of fine art landscapes.

For more infomation on my social photography see

My strength is in having a broad base of photographic experience such as photographing Indie musicians on the streets of London, family studio portraits, large formal parties (Berkeley Dress Show, Queen Charlottes's Ball), weddings throughout the world (India, Italy, France, Scotland and England), full hotel photoshoots (Maldives and Mauritius), retail interiors and many different commercial products.

This breadth of experience combined with a consultative, warm and friendly approach to my work is key to producing stylish images that truly reflect the wish of the client.

For more information about my work, to purchase prints or to discuss a commission please send me an email or call me directly Tel: 07971.460.788 or +44.7971.460.788 (if outside UK).

John Stead


John worked on a charity ball I ran in October 2008. He gave his time for free, sourced all the photography and printing equipment, found two volunteers to help him and even donated a framed print to the auction.
On the night, he was an absolute gem to have around: unflappable, very professional and courteous, but also so friendly that he completely put the guests at ease. The photos he took were fun and creative and people loved them: we ended up selling over £400-worth of them.
I can't recommend John highly enough. He's got the two essential skills you need in a photographer: he takes great photos and he's got the social skills to make him a pleasure to work with.
John was recommended by the venue where we were holding our company's 15th anniversary party - and we were so pleased with the work John did for us.  From the first phone call I made, right through to the evening itself and his after party distribution of photographs - he was truly a delight to work with.  John made our evening so special - with over 500 guests he captured the occasion magnificently.  A memory for us and our clients that will now last forever.
Exciting and innovative photographs! John has a fantastic eye as to what makes a truly memorable photograph. From landscapes to party scenes, I think his pictures capture the precise feel of the moment. John did a fantastic job at our charity event and the photos were loved by everyone who saw them.
We were thrilled to have John photograph in our home. He was very flexible over email about where to do the photographs and organising the timings was very smooth. His manner was extremely friendly and relaxed which made us feel very comfortable. He did fantastically well in photographing our five month old and captured lots of excellent shots. John struck a great balance in advising us and taking on board our wishes. I would definitely recommend him. His correspondence post photography was also very efficient and helpful.
John was great. He made sure we had everything planned in advance, so that on the day we could just relax. He was so discreet we were hardly aware of him during the ceremony. The photographs are gorgeous, and really capture the mood of a very happy day.
It’s a pleasure working with John.  He’s calm, creative, can take a brief really well, and the end result is great.
All images © John Stead 2009