Published Work & Awards – Wedding Photography

 GoHen Top 50 Wedding Photographers in the UK – 2nd year running

Gohen 2016 Top 50

“The joy, the tears the smiles, it’s all plain to see in David Stubbs’ amazing documentary style photography. Gohen loves genuine emotion, the unique-ness of each happy couple and with pitcures so perfectly timed, it’s hard to believe that not one of them was staged.” – Thank you Gohen!


Best UK Wedding Photograph

best wedding photo in the UK

In February 2014 I was hugely delighted to hear that I had won Best UK Wedding Photograph of 2013. Literally thousands of photographers were entered. A judging panel narrowed this down to a final twelve and votes were cast from previous wedding couples, magazines and industry experts. Carlene & Mark couldn’t have been more please either as it was they that featured in the winning photo you can see above – taken at The Saddleworth Hotel in the September.So pleased to now be able to call myself ‘award winning’.

Fearless Award Winning Photo (World’s Best Wedding Photographers)

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In January 2015, I won a prestigious Fearless Award for the photo above. Over 5000 images were submitted by the worlds best wedding photographers and only 197 images were given an award. So pleased that this photo from Natalie and Neil’d wedding at Briar’s Hall in May 2014 has won!

Fearless Photographer Member

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In 2013, another photographer recommended that I join Fearless Photographers – “a directory of more than 2,500 of the world’s boldest wedding photographers for couples who truly love photography”. This organisation was perfect for me, as i always strive to create unique imagery at every single wedding I photograph. I look for light, composition and most importantly moments, memories captured for couples who want to remember their wedding day for the rest of their lives. I will be entering the wedding photographer awards also.

Junebug’s Best Wedding Photographers

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In early 2014 I received the most exciting email, completely out of the blue. The guys at Junebug Weddings – the worlds largest and most popular bridal blog – had invited me to join their directory. Only 20 photographers in England were invited and joined so it was a complete honour to be asked. I of course said yes in a slit second. I’m proud to say I am a Junebug invited member and regularly receive emails from brides and other photographer from around the world complimenting me on my work.

Fearless Best Wedding Stories 2015 – UK top 3


In January 2016, I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw I had been featured and awarded in Fearless Photographer’s Best Wedding Stories 2015. I submitted just 10 photos from Sean and Corinne’s wedding at the end of last year, along with literally thousands of people from all over the world. Which made it all the better that I had won, and 1 in just 25 photographers, and 1 in 3 from the UK. Click the photo above to see the 10 story photos listed on Fearless Photographer’s website. I couldn’t be more thrilled.

Top 50 UK Wedding Photographer Award – GoHen Blog

top uk wedding photographerOne morning mid-2014 I received a message from a photographer friend that I had been listed on GoHen’s website as one of the 50 top wedding photographers in the UK. Delighted to be featured, and to be among so many idols of mine.

Third and forth International Fearless Award


In February 2016 I was pleased to hear I had won TWO Fearless Awards at the same time. The ONLY UK wedding photographer to do so in 2016 so far. Absolutely delighted. The top image was taken at Tom and Noami’s Eaves Hall wedding at the end of 2015, it won because of complexity, that so many things were happening at the same time in a layered image. The bottom image was taken at David & Caroline’s Deanwater Hotel wedding back in 2013. A powerful moment between bride and father during the speeches. Only 200 photos each 3 months win’s an award, which sounds lot, but there are 3500 photographers entering 10 photos each, so only 200 out of 35000 photos! Couldn’t be delighted. One very happy Manchester wedding photographer.


Wedding Industry Awards

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I was so humbled that some of my wedding couples nominated me for this award. The feedback I received was incredible, also my average score was 69.8/70 – scored by all my 2014 wedding couples – Thank you!

Wedding Magazine Cover

manchester wedding magazine cover photo

I don’t normally submit work to magazines, but Manchester Wedding Magazine asked if they could use one of Becky and Graham’s wedding photos for the front cover.  

Second Fearless Photographers Award

second fearless award

In July 2015 I was so pleased to receive my second Fearless Photographers award for the photo above taken at Bec and Den’s Castlefield Rooms wedding late last year. With over twenty thousand enteries and only 229 winners, it is a complete honour to have won.


English Wedding Blog Feature

english wedding blog feature

Chris & Louise’s summer wedding at Rivington Hall Barn was featured on the national wedding blog – The English Wedding Blog.

Whimsical Wedding Blog Feature

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Mark & Ruth’s beach wedding on Anglesey was featured on national wedding blog – Whimsical Wonderland Weddings (WWW).

County Bride Magazine Feature

Becca & Jack’s wedding at Shrigley Hall, photographed by myself is featured in the 2015/16 addition of County Bride magazine. Here is what they wrote: ‘We were keen to find the right photographer as neither myself nor Jack particularly like being photographed, so we didn’t want to spend all our big day posing. When we met David Stubbs we saw he creates beautiful photographes and we booked him straight away.’

Folio Albums Interview


Folio albums are my main wedding album supplier, and I was super pleased that they asked if I could be interviews for other wedding photographers to read. If you wish to read the interview, just click on the image above.

Liverpool Wedding Magazine Feature

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Lauren & Brian’s Knowsley Hall Wedding had a 5 page feature in County Brides Liverpool Wedding Magazine.

Brides Up North Feature

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Masha and Xiaoxiao’s Lake District day long engagement shoot was featured on wedding blog – Brides Up North

So You’re Getting Married Feature

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Tom & Robin’s wedding at Hilltop Country House was featured on national wedding blog – So You’re Getting Married.

County Bride Magazine Feature #2

Pilar & Jamie’s wedding at Mere Court Hotel, photographed by myself is featured in the 2015/16 addition of County Bride magazine. Here is what they wrote: ‘Our photographer was David Stubbs. We chose David because of his signature style, which is to remain almost entirely unnoticed and capture beautiful moments as they really happen. Jamie and I barely remember seeing David but our pictures capture all of the key moments and many unexpected ones, all in high definition.’

Wedding Photography Select Wedding Feature

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Neil & Natalie’s wedding was featured on Wedding Photography Select (Inspirational Wedding Photographers), and I gave a short interview about myself.

Wedding Photography Expert for Go-Hengo hen wedding expert

In summer 2015, I was delighted to be asked by the amazing people at Go-Hen to be their wedding photography expert on their website.


Beautilicious 40 Bride Wedding Blog Feature

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I wrote a piece for Beautilicious 40 Bride – 10 reasons why you should hire a professional photographer.

Spare the Detail: Image of the Day

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A photo from Steve and Jennii’s wedding was featured on Spare The Detail as image of the day.

Secret Wedding Blog Feature

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Claire & David’s Stirk House Wedding was featured on the Secret Wedding Blog last year.


Invited to join World Wedding Photographer Society

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In August 2015, I was chuffed to receive an invite to join World Wedding Photographers Society.


English Wedding Blog Feature

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Matt & Jo’s Storrs Hall Wedding was featured on the English Wedding Blog.

Brides Up North Feature

great john street feature

Graham & Becky’s Great John Street Hotel featured on Brides Up North wedding blog.

Bella Niaja – Eniola & Kome Mofe-Damijo’s Photos Featured

Eniola Abiodun & Kome Mofe-Damijo’s Wedding

Eniola & Kome Mofe-Damijo’s pre wedding photos were featured on Nigerian Blog Bella Niaja.


Invited Member of WEP – World Elite Photographers


In the summer of 2015, I was delighted to receive an invitation to join WEP – World Elite Wedding Photographers, at the time of writing, one of only 10 photographers in the UK.


Carol + Dougie – Country House Blog

In April 2015, Country House Wedding Venues asked if they could feature Carol and Dougie’s wedding from Sandhole Oak Barn – here is the feature.