Steve Taberner L.S.W.P.P.
My photgraphy started in the late 80’s, I was coming out of a long successful career in kickboxing and had always shown an interest in photography. At the time I also shared an interest in motorcycles and due to this passion I had agreed to go to Oulton Park to watch a round of the British Super Bikes with a fellow photographer friend. We had formulated a little competition between ourselves of who could take the best photographs at the races. Anyway much as I hate to admit, my friend managed to get the better shots and it was this experience that inspired me to create better photographs. Fortunately it didn’t take long for me to expand my photographic talents following this little learning competition and in no time at all I was producing work that I could sell at following competitions through out the rest of the season. Of course as you can imagine I had really got the bug especialy as some of the motorcycle racing stars were interested in buying my work. I wasnt satisfied with what I was achieving as a race photographer and wanted to further my experience, so when I was presented with my first wedding appointment I couldnt wait to get stuck in so to speak.
I attended my first wedding as a photographer in 1990 and found this to be a great challenge, but strangely enough although I was a little nervous (as you can imagine) I really enjoyed it and decided immediately that I wanted to do more weddings and create a style that would not only to leave a great photographic memory with the bride and groom but also one that they would remember me by and treasure for years to come. Things rolled into place really quickly and I always came away from the wedding’s hapy that I had given my best and that I had captured memorable images. Not only that I knew that I had also performed well on the day which always left me and the wedding party involved with a smile on their face and a memory to last.
The years have rolled by and I can honestly say that I have never attended a wedding I have disliked. I consider every wedding a privilege to be asked to photograph and as of that I throw everything I have into the event knowing that I have contributed to the memory of that day. I can only hope when the bride and groom get their wedding album out to remind them selves of that day, they also will remember me and how I helped to turn their special day into that extra special day.