Award winning London Wedding Photographer
Named as one of the 50 Best UK wedding photographers of 2019.
Watch the Video about Adam – Behind the scenes.
“The Champagne and the flowers will be gone,
but the pictures will last for ever.”
My name is Adam, and I am the owner of Adams Wedding Photography. Why Adam S. ?
Well, my full name is Adam Szczepanski, and I thought it might be easier for all of us to call me just Adam S.
But if you still would like to be nice to me and learn how to pronounce my last name it’s Szczepanski, something like sh-che-pan-ski
sh for shake
che for che guevara
pan like for pancake
ski like for ski
Try it :) …and if you still can’t get it, give me a call on 079 4458 1986
When you invest in wedding photography, you also invest in the photographer, so I’d love for you to know a bit more about me.
I studied English Literature and Culture Studies in Krakow where I wrote my Masters thesis on Photography.
I then worked as an English teacher in Poland for three years before moving to London in 2002. When I came here I treated it as an adventure, and planned to go back to Poland after six months to set up my own English School. But life sometimes has different plans for us and I’ve now been here for 16 years! And I even became a British Citizen by Naturalization (what a strange word ! :)
I have had various jobs in the UK but one of note was as an International IT trainer for clinical trials software.
I lived a luxurious jet setter life for 5 years and travelled all over the world from Tokyo, to Miami, Istanbul, Buenos Aires and many many more. Although it was a great job it didn’t fulfill my creative and artistic side.
Photography has been my secret dream since I was eight years old when I was given my first camera as a present. However, I did not dare to think that it might be a career opportunity until I photographed my first wedding in 2007. Both the bride and the groom loved the pictures so much, it encouraged me to pursue this dream. So I eventually handed in my resignation and became a full-time wedding photographer. Why? Simply because I love photography and I love people. To date I have shot over 200 weddings!
Besides loving London, the English language and the UK, I also love the Latin/Spanish language, culture and cuisine (and that includes red wine – Argentinian Malbec is my favourite!).
I also love exploring our beautiful planet and meeting new people, so far I have been to around 40 countries. I am fluent in English, Spanish, Polish and am competent in Russian. I also run remotely a small motorhome rental business in Poland, so if you are ever in this part of the world and would like to hire a motorhome, let me know – camperemzahoryzont.pl . My last little secret to reveal here is my love for motorbikes, the old and slow ones as “the speed is the enemy of contemplation” if you know what I mean? Few years ago, I really wanted to feel like Che Guevara and committed this amazing trip in Argentina and Chile, please have a look if you like nature and landscapes.
An old Chinese proverb says ‘Find yourself a job that you love and you will never have to work again’…So, here I am. I love people, their stories and photography. This is why I am a Wedding Photographer.
Q: What is your style of photography?
In short – FUN. The longer answer is that my photography is natural and documentary style. I follow the events of the day, photographing unobtrusively to capture real moments as they happen. I tend not to pose our shots unless you would like me to. The goal is to tell the story of your Wedding Day, capturing all the fun and emotions through beautiful images; that is my style.
Q: Do you photograph posed group shots?
Yes, I do take photographs of groups. People usually like to gather for their pre-planned group shots with close family and friends right after the ceremony. It is rare for a couple to have no group shots, with most couples getting towards a few portraits with family members.
Q: Do you direct and pose couples?
My style is reportage and I follow the day unobtrusively … but I also do pose couple at certain stages, although I do not like the word POSING, I prefer “action-reaction” IDEAS that evoke emotions and natural poses.
Q: Do you shoot the dress, shoes, flowers etc?
Yes, although I am primary a reportage photographer I always shoot all the details just like most other photographers as my ultimate goal is to provide you with breathtaking images of the entire day.
Q: Can you travel to Cambridge/Italy/Spain or The Bahamas?
I am London Based Wedding Photographer but I am able to photograph your wedding at any location. Expenses for travel and accommodation are recovered at cost.
Q: What equipment do you use? Digital? Colour or black and white?
I use two professional Canon 5d MK III digital camera and prime lens systems (24mm 1.4, 35mm 1.4, 50mm 1.2 and 85mm 1.8), these lenses are top quality and allow me to photograph most situations without the need of using the flash (but I obviously have them for special situations). Canon cameras sit very well my inconspicuous style and I love the colours the Canon cameras deliver. The nature of digital means that each image starts life as a colour photo and I shoot in RAW format. Any changes to black and white or sepia tones are conversions done in a later process.
Q: Do you carry spare equipment?
Yes, I always carry back up cameras, lenses, batteries etc… to make sure your wedding day goes smoothly from my end.
Q: Do you do your own printing?
Yes, each couple will get the access code for their private secure gallery from where (if you like) you can order very high quality printouts both on paper and canvas.
Q: Do you design and create Wedding Albums?
Yes, I design all the Albums myself, and they receive lots of attention and love as well as all my pictures. The printing is done by a professional Lab and they are available in different sizes and with various covers. I will bring with me and show you my sample wedding Albums when we meet.
Q: How do we hire you?
We sign a contract and I ask for a 20% booking fee to secure your date.
JULIA AND ROB
Thank you so much for all your hard work, capturing such stunning photographs on our wedding day ! You + your assistant were wonderful – always in the right place at the right time, never intrusive and so friendly + funny ! We loved having you both there on our wedding day and thank you so much for staying late.
Most importantly we just love you images, they are absolutely fantastic, varied, striking + romantic. We are slowly building up our collection of favorites for the album but its so tough to narrow down!
Julia and Rob
VERONICA AND STIVA
We have had a first opportunity to look through the photos together and are looking forward to doing so again over the weekend. I must say we are both in admiration at the quality of your work. You have captured so many artistic and opportunistic shots. Some of the framing of the photos is amazing given how quickly you took the photos!
The whole day passed like a flash for us and by looking through the photos we feel we can access, understand and enjoy the day again. We really enjoyed your friendly and informal nature on the day but you have backed this up with photos of the highest quality.
Needless to say we are very grateful for your input on such an important day for us!
LAURA AND KARL
We would not hesitate to recommend Adam to another couple looking for a spectacular photographer, who will very much tailor his craft to your own personality. He knows how to add that individual touch that will highlight all that is unique to you and your day.
Instantly Adam grasped our interests, he knew what we wanted, and he didn’t let us down.
He was the first photographer that we arranged to meet and as soon as we saw his portfolio we knew that we had found the one. His photography is beyond just a still photograph, each one capturing the special moments you share with all your loved ones. Magical Moments that you’ll treasure and look back on forever. With no fuss, Adam ensured he captured that natural moment, like a fly on the wall he was experimental and a truly creative individual.
If you want an album that will not only stand out beyond belief, but one that will tell your journey from dawn till dusk then Adam will do that. He is extremely talented, friendly and a real pleasure to have at the wedding, he was passionate and we really couldn’t have asked for anything more.
Thank you Adam, for such a beautiful album it was a pleasure to have you there on our special day and we will continue to relive our wedding day through your stunning photography.
With our deepest gratitude and warm wishes,
Laura and Karl
NADIA AND MARCELO
Adam was recommended to us, I saw some of his work and was impressed with with the quality and range of photographs, we also saw a few examples of his albums which were absolutely beautiful. On the day, he was was very considerate and understanding. All our friends and family commented on how smoothly Adam managed to get the best photo opportunities as well as socialize and be friendly with everyone.
The day ran so well and we had time to be with everyone and take so many photos.
When we received the photos we were absolutely amazed with how beautiful they were, they were everything we hoped for and more. He captured all the highlights of the wedding incredibly well and collated them into a album in a perfect order. We would like to thank Adam for helping us on our special day, for the beautiful photographs and the album he put together.
I would highly recommend Adam as he combines the skills of making the photos happen, capturing them and making it all feel seamless.
Nadia and Marcello
SAMANTHA AND TOM
First off I just wanted to say a massive thank you! You where utterly amazing at the wedding and you really made Sam so happy!!!! You made her feel so happy and safe and she actually said she enjoyed having you around!!! Everyone spoke so highly of you and said you where so lovely and friendly and even the budding photographers amongst them said how amazing they thought your eye for a good photograph was and how great you where!
We really couldn’t have asked for anymore from our wedding photographer!
We’re very lucky to have met you! Thank you!
Even the staff at the Carlton said how friendly you where and Daniela even asked after you and said she hopes your well and looks forward to seeing your pictures so fingers crossed!!!!
Thanks so much again for all your hard work and will send everyone your way if anyone ever asks me for a great photographer! you really did make our day so amazing! thank you so much!
Looking forward to hearing from you and hope your well and having a much deserved rest!!!
Thanks again for everything!
KRISTEN AND TOM
Tom and I wanted to say thanks so much for all your efforts at our wedding in July- so many of our guests commented that you seemed to be everywhere all at the same time.
Thanks so very much- especially for being a great laugh at the same time as being a photographer.
Kristen & Tom
SUSANNE AND DARREN
Adam was the icing on the cake on our special day. He made everyone feel very comfortable for all the photos we had to pose for but the best thing was all the natural photos. You did not even know he was there most of the time but he captured every moment.
The album was absolutely amazing and I loved every photo! He had every moment in there and presented it beautifully, every time I look at it I can relive every step of our big day.
Thank you Adam!
EMILY AND PETE
If you are reading this then I’m guessing you’re in the market for a wedding photographer as I was over 18 months ago, my advice… look no further! You’ve found him…
Photo’s are very important to us and we have quite a few professional and decent amateur photographers in the family but we didn’t want them stuck behind a lens so we did what you are probably doing and trawling the internet. You’ve no doubt already seen what fantastic photo’s Adam can take but that’s not the main reason why you’re going to and why we asked him to be our big day photographer.
I was not happy not to know the person going to take our photo’s and I don’t think Adam would have been either, we met on a cold wet afternoon in a pub and whittled away a good few hours – not talking shop, in fact anything but!
Adam is a great bloke who seemed to be able to talk to everyone with ease on the day but most importantly blended seamlessly into the background so much so that we barely noticed he was snapping away. If you’re looking for a Sergeant Major sort of camera man then he’ll do it for you but his skills lie more in the moment shot.
A man that just has an eye, to catch that moment that you probably had no idea was happening and will laugh and maybe cry a bit months after as you flick through the photos for the umpteenth time!
Finally, the stamp of approval, the cherry on the top – both mother’s received their wedding albums for Christmas and both had a tear in their eye… they are simply amazing! Adam, thank you for capturing the best bits of the best day of our life!
Emily & Pete
ABI AND KIM
Wonderful afternoon going through my wedding album with the amazing Adam Szczepanski.
Brought back so many memories and truly fabulous photographs, we where very lucky to have him as our photographer,
Abi and Kim
DANI AND MARC
We received the wedding album yesterday… 1 word…. AMAZING!!
It’s gorgeous & even though we’d already seen the pictures we were blown away all over again – The layouts really sum up our day perfectly (Thank you!)
You’ve been great from beginning to end & I still can’t believe how lucky we were to find you after our long search –
Good luck in the future :)
Dani & Marc x
HANNAH AND OLIVER
Adam Szczepanski was recommended by a friend, and after the amazing photography he produced from our wedding I will certainly be recommending him to all!
The best thing about his photographs from our special day, is he captured who we are…so many people have commented on that aspect and I am so happy we have pictures that are unique to us.
Thank you Adam!
ANNIE AND CHANG
I spent a month looking for a professional wedding photographer and finally found Adam Szczepanski online. I was impressed with his portfolio of work. Adam did our engagement photo and wedding photo. The whole photoshoot experience was truly amazing and we both felt comfortable in front of the camera! The outcome of the photo is fantastic.
We both love our wedding album! I can’t wait to show off my lovely pictures to my family and friends.
Thank you so much for capturing our unforgettable moment on our wedding day!
In addition to the wedding package, the post wedding customer service was also very good. I was impressed by Adam’s attention to details. Adam is a very talented photographer with good personality that can be easy to work with. He was really committed to his work, which helped me a lot in terms of wedding planning. From the moment I booked Adam, I felt totally stress free! I would definitely recommend Adam to everyone.
TASHA AND ASHLEY
It was my sister who discovered Adam’s website. We wanted pictures which caught the feelings and emotions of our special day. This definitely was portrayed in all the pictures we saw on the website. We knew this was the photographer we wanted to capture our special day.
We met up with Adam to look at his portfolio in person and was immediately drawn to his personality. We felt we knew him for years and we felt so comfortable with him. we were so excited about the photos he would be taking! During our wedding day he fitted in with the family, just mingled like a life long friend would. We never even knew he was taking pictures.
When Adam gave us the link to view our photos we were absolutely amazed by all the pictures he took. We were reliving the day, I cried , I laughed at some of the scenes he captured! Amazing!!
It was very difficult to choose certain photos for the album. When we saw the final album, again we were stunned by how wonderful, sophisticated and beautiful the album looked! You don’t actually realise the beauty of his pictures until you see it , in front of you! Stunning absolutely stunning!
He is truly an amazing and talented photographer and we think of Adam as a life long friend!
He’s fantastic! Thank you Adam
My husband and I love looking at our wedding Album! Every time we look at it, it brings back such happy memories
Lots of love
Tasha and Ashley
ALISON AND CONG
I saw his work online through typing London photographers. It was instinct when I saw the photos that I didnt have to worry if he’d be any good or not.
A big thank you to Adam for all his hard work and loveable character :) Communicating with Adam has been very easy and always responds to questions in good time and puts you at ease. He has great ability for good inspiration to provide great shots of your big day, in a less uniform and contemporary way. I didn’t have a clue how to pose but he guided us to make more than great photos.
He created photos that reminded me I had non stressful moments for our wedding. I told him the different kinds of photos I wanted him to do and has not failed to impress us and those who have seen them. He had patience with those who can make his work difficult and maybe more time consuming than what it could have been, and didnt once pull a face of complaint.
Professional all the time and very warm personality. If you want an organised, professional, friendly, contemporary non boring photographer who’s work inspires him, Adam is your man. An opinion you can trust:)
Alison and Cong :)
NIKI AND CRAIG
From the moment we met Adam, we knew that he would be the man for the job. We got on really well with him and we were very impressed with his portfolio of work. On our wedding day Adam was there throughout the whole day and was very professional.
He made everyone feel comfortable, and all the guests loved him. Instead of doing an engagement shoot we did a post-wedding shoot at South Bank which was lovely. Our photo albums and gallery were beautiful, we were very impressed with them.
Adam is a talented photographer and a very nice person and we would recommend him every time.
Niki and Craig
NIMA AND KARAN
I can honestly say that Adam made my wife and I feel confident and comfortable that he would be able to encapsulate what was important on our day. From the moment we met adam and looking at the natural and personable style of photography Adam has, we knew he was the choice us which was reflected in every shot taken making it difficult to pick for our albums.
I would like to thank you for being a part of our day not only as a photographer but as a friend.
Lots of love Karan and Nima.
RACHEL AND KEVIN
While vacationing in London this past Christmas, I wanted to surprise my fiancé by having professional pictures taken to help document our trip and engagement. We had just gotten engaged two days before our trip and I thought it would be a wonderful idea to have professional pictures taken in London. I knew it was a long shot, since it was the week of Christmas and I wasn’t sure if anyone would get back to me.
I found Adams Company by simply googling “best London photographers”. After viewing the works of many different photographers I chose to reach out to him and to my surprise he responded right away!
Adam Szczepanski was professional, courteous and a pleasure to work with. He knew the area very well and came up with many original ideas.
Upon viewing his work, we really saw his ideas come to life and couldn’t be happier.
Everyone who’s seen the pictures, love them! We only wish we lived closer so we could use him more often! We love our pictures so much and we can’t wait to use them for our “Save the Date” cards and to frame a bunch of them.
Thank you for everything Adam!!!
Rachel & Kevin
TIFFANY AND HAN
“ADAM!!!!!! The pictures are absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!! We never know we can look THAT natural and happy in pictures!!! What you captured will be a very good memory for us and I’m sure when I’m 80 years old I will still be going through them over and over again :) I cannot tell you which one i love the most because all looked so good and sweet and romantic !!! I’m just so happy that we found you!!!!
Thank you so so much, for the lovely pics and making us feel so at ease during the day!!! Not only did we received a set of good pictures, but we have also earned a friend, and a fun afternoon together. Too bad our wedding later this year is going to be in Hong Kong, otherwise you will definetely be our wedding day photographer!
All the best!!!
Tiffany & Han
REBECCA AND DUNCAN
From the very first meeting with him to the finalisation of our photo album after the wedding, Adam has been a consummate professional. He is approachable, understanding and patient, and an incredibly skilful photographer.
He did a brilliant job on the day of getting all the key shots, plus some unexpected ones, while not dictating the flow of the day in any way. The combination of locations, styles, colours and composition, as well as a commitment to capturing as many guests and moments as possible, created a perfect source for recalling the many happy memories of our wedding.
The results were truly stunning and we are hugely grateful.
HESTER AND RUDOLF
Adam Szczepanski was our wedding photographer and we couldn’t have wished for a better one. He was there from early-morning-preparations until the first dance and we’re very happy with the pictures he took.
Adam’s very professional and also a very pleasant person (kind, friendly, good sense of humour) which we found important as he did spend the whole day with us and our friends and family.
Adam provided fantastic customer service: he met us before the wedding to discuss our wishes and needs and we met again after the wedding to go through all the pictures and there was regular email and phone contact as well.
Friends of ours who got married a year later also booked Adam, as they were very impressed with our pictures.
I couldn’t recommend him more!
Hester & Rudolf