Stuart Hay Photography is based in Shrewsbury, Shropshire.  Established in 1986, it has since built up an enviable reputation in Shropshire as being one of the most renowned, trusted and leading professional photography studios in the county. With a wealth of experience, gained over many years working in different disciplines, we can help and advise you in all aspects of professional photography.

About Stuart

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

Stuart’s passion for photography started at 10 years old, where he taught himself the technical aspects of photography.  Stuart continued to develop his interest through his teenage years, including the starting of the photographic society at New College, Telford.  During this time, Stuart covered sporting and social events and also produced photographs and slideshows which were used as educational material in lectures as well as for PR purposes.  This led to him being awarded the Harry Parr Memorial Trophy, which was given to the student who had made the most outstanding contribution to the college during their time there.

After completing his A-levels, Stuart attended the BBC’s college in Wood Norton where he trained as a sound engineer in radio.  After qualifying, Stuart worked for the BBC in London for 9 years as a Group 2 (music) studio manager in national radio, where he primarily worked on live and pre-recorded Radio 1 and Radio 2 programmes.  Through attachments, Stuart also gained experience in working as a sound engineer in BBC television.  During his time at the BBC and as a side-line, Stuart was often asked to do PR photography assignments for various nationally known DJ’s and celebrities.  It was whilst he was at the BBC that Stuart established his current business, which continues to be successful to this day.

Stuart is married to Sue and has 2 daughters, Emily and Melissa. 


If you are looking for creative wedding photography where the images produced look natural and the people within them happy and relaxed, then you have come to the right place!  Recognising and appreciating the various styles of wedding photography that are available namely; classical, documentary, reportage, informal and contemporary, Stuart is able to adapt his style according to his clients’ particular requirements and preferences.

The quality of his work is such that Stuart is recommended by the majority of reception venues in Shropshire, including the prestigious and highly acclaimed award-winning Rowton Castle Hotel near Shrewsbury, where he has been an officially recommended wedding photographer for over 25 years.

Stuart’s other photographic areas of interest include:

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


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

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

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

In addition to his 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. 

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