Welcome to Stuart Hay Photography

Stuart Hay Photography, established in 1986, has built up an enviable reputation in Shropshire as being one of the most renowned, trusted and leading professional photography studios in the county.  Our wealth of experience, gained over many years working in different disciplines, means that we can advise you in all aspects of professional photography.

Based in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, proprietor Stuart Hay LBIPP, is a qualified member of the British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP).  Being founded in 1901, the BIPP is the oldest established professional institute for professional full-time photographers in the UK.

The excellent quality of Stuart’s work has been recognised nationally with several prizes having been awarded in the following national print competitions:

  • Fujifilm Wedding & Portrait Awards
  • BIPP Midland Region Annual Print Competition
  • BIPP National Annual Print Competition
  • British Professional Photography Annual Awards

In addition to having his work recognised nationally, Stuart has gained an enviable reputation locally for his professionalism, excellent quality of his images, reliability and customer service by his peers and local businesses. 

Stuart is particularly well known for his creative Wedding Photography in which he uniquely combines traditional classic, reportage and contemporary styles of photography.  The quality of his work is such that he is recommended by many suppliers within the wedding industry and by reception venues throughout Shropshire, including the prestigious and highly acclaimed award winning Rowton Castle Hotel near Shrewsbury.

Stuart’s other photographic Genres include: 

  • Portraiture & Portfolios
  • Event Photography
  • Commercial Photography
  • Litigation & Insurance Photography
  • Schools & Colleges
  • Album Design & Production Service
  • Video Production & Directing
  • Tuition

To produce the images, Stuart uses only the very finest and latest camera and lighting equipment.  Although primarily a digital based business, commercial clients also have the option to have their images captured on film using medium format (120 roll film) or large format (5”x4” sheet film) camera equipment.

Digital images are captured using full frame (36mmx24mm) cameras.  To obtain images of the very highest possible technical quality, all digital images are captured in RAW format and then subsequently edited and fully colour-corrected prior to converting them to jpeg’s.  As a matter of course, for all assignments captured digitally, the RAW and jpeg files are guaranteed to be kept and backed-up on our computer systems for a maximum of 3 years from the date they were taken.

To ensure continuity of quality control and customer service, Stuart personally oversees all aspects of the business, including the taking of all the photographs through to the editing of the images and to the production of all orders.

Although based in Shrewsbury, Stuart has been commissioned for assignments all over Shropshire and the United Kingdom.  Stuart is available for assignments locally, nationally and internationally.

In addition to his Portfolio on the website, images are available to view on Stuart’s Facebook and Instagram pages as well as in the display albums that are available to view at his studio.

As well as being a professionally qualified photographer, Stuart is also a qualified BBC sound engineer who spent 9 years primarily working on Radio 1 and Radio 2 as a studio manager.  Through attachments, Stuart also has experience in working as a sound engineer on both regional and national BBC television programmes.

For clients’ peace of mind, Stuart has both public liability and professional indemnity insurance.