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On since 2020

Last update: May 2024

SMH Photography is a wedding photography company based in Middlewich, Cheshire. Husband-and-wife team Steve and Sandra are passionate about their work. They love the buzz and excitement that are part and parcel of every wedding celebration. Steve and Sandra want to help you enjoy your day to the fullest. Their relaxed, unobtrusive approach is designed to give you the freedom you need to make memories that you will cherish for the rest of your life. Your wedding is an occasion for joy and celebration, and Steve and Sandra can’t wait to help you tell your story. Couples often compliment them on how they are able to put them at ease during photos so there won’t be any awkward moments. They will want you to feel like yourselves when you look back at your wedding photographs.

Services Offered

SMH Photography is looking forward to your big day. Steve and Sandra photograph weddings throughout the United Kingdom. Wedding package features include full-day coverage, two photographers, an online gallery, and a 40-page luxury album. Bespoke packages are also available.

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Pre wedding
Mini albums
Digital album
High resolution photos

What does the wedding package include?

We offer two packages; both include full-day coverage with two photographers. Opt for the digital download only or digital download and luxury wedding album package

How far in advance should I contact you?

As soon as possible. Its never too early to book your key suppliers

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?


Can you travel?

Yes, north West

What is the charge for travelling?

UK only. Depending on distance

What style of photos do you take?

Photo journalism

What kind of technology do you use?


Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?

Our couples often compliment us on how we are able to put them at ease during photos so there won’t be any awkward moments; we want you to feel like yourselves when you look back at your photographs

What kind of equipment do you use?

We use Canon professional camera and lenses and bring full backup equipment with us on every wedding

Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?

Yes, all our couples have access to a secure, password protected online gallery to view their images - they can share the password with family & friends if they wish

What's the delivery time for a photographic report?

1 month

Do you send all the photos taken?


Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?


In case of unforeseen circumstances, do you have a replacement photographer?


Do you have the rights to publish the wedding photos?


Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event

If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?


How do you charge extra time?

We charge on an hourly basis after the standard coverage has ended

What are the forms of payment?

Bank transfer

How do you work?

We keep everything relaxed on the day and work in the background with your wedding coordinator to ensure you are where you need to be when you need to be there so you can just relax and enjoy your day
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Reviews for SMH Photography

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Shelley S. Sent on 18/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Absolute Perfection (and I’m also a photographer)

It was soooo hard choosing our wedding photographer as I’m also a photographer! However I am so glad we picked Steve & Sandra, from the first point of contact we felt at ease like “they had us” they know exactly what they are doing and work seamlessly! They weren’t only photographers they were helping with all sorts and answering all my questions about what happens now, where do I go, how do we fasten buttonholes, these guys know EVERYTHING wedding! Honestly, there’s a lot of people who say they are photographers… but SMH are the real deal!! We are blown away with our photos and what nice people they are and how they fit into our wedding so well ! They even managed to get shots they knew we wanted despite the weather! We can’t thank you enough Sandra and Steve and wish you all the success for the coming years! Everyone …. BOOK SMH photography!!
Heather J. Sent on 27/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely Amazing people and Photos!

Sandra and Steve were honestly incredible and I could of imagined having anyone else to capture our special day! From the beginning they were so helpful and if I had any questions they answered them straight away. On the day they were both so calm and friendly and new exactly what to capture. They took amazing photos of family and friends which I never knew about until I recieved my photos back which was so lovely to see! They asked me what photos I wanted and remembered to take them all on the day! And they took such perfect pictures of me and my husband and I'm so grateful! I honestly couldn't recommend these enough!! I'm so glad I went with them!
Thank you both 😁
Button Sent on 09/11/2018
5 out of 5 rating


We have loved looking through our wedding pictures and re-living the day. Steve and Sandra are an amazing team. So personable yet professional. They truly captured all the emotions and special moments of the day. Especially given they had to travel to various locations. I really don’t know how they managed to do it. They worked tirelessly and still had smiles on their faces at the end of the night. Fabulous pictures. Memories we will cherish forever. Thank you Steve and Sandra. Cannot recommend you enough. Rick Vere-Hoose
Sarah Sent on 16/06/2018
5 out of 5 rating

The best photographers we could have hoped for!

Steve and Sandra were the best wedding photographers we could have hoped for!! They were an amazing team together, and were really professional and organised - they kept the day on track but never in a way that felt rushed. Our photos of the day are amazing and we will cherish them forever! Thanks Steve and Sandra for capturing our special day for us so amazingly xxxx
Anonymous Sent on 27/05/2019

Steve & Sandra are Fantastic

We recently got married and have to say that Steve and Sandra were absolutely fantastic. On the day, they were professional and approachable all whilst getting amazing shots. They knew the group photos we wanted so were able to easily get our guests in to position without them feeling like they were waiting around. This was all down to the preparation Steve and Sandra did with us before the event. They made sure they captured every moment without putting pressure on anyone. Sandra always ensuring my dress was right throughout the day!

Steve and Sandra were amazing throughout the day and it was a pleasure to have them both as part of our wedding
Our photos were ready less than 3 weeks after our wedding and the pictures were just amazing. We are so pleased with the result and our families are struggling to pick pictures they want as there are so many to chose from!

We would absolutely recommend Steve and Sandra for any wedding photography!
Anonymous Sent on 23/05/2019

Best Photography Team

SMH photographed our wedding at Owen House Wedding Barn. They photographed my sister’s wedding 7 years ago and we had no hesitation when it came to booking them for our wedding (the first supplier we booked after the venue). Their communication was the best from any supplier we had, emails were answered at lightning speed which was refreshing when you have so much to coordinate always chasing suppliers for answers. Steve and Sandra photographed from the getting ready, through to the first dance. Several guests (especially the bridal party) commented on how lovely they both are and what a relaxed atmosphere they effortlessly create. They are excellent at the stealth photograph you don’t even notice they are there so they capture little moments you don't expect to see, which is a lovely surprise when you get to review the photos.

The weather was pretty bad on the day (heavy rain almost all day) but they adapted and worked to ensure it didn't affect our day. Their enthusiasm and commitment for achieving great photos was undeniable with several things to contend with- due to the weather we had to stay inside which made logistics much harder trying to organise 110 noisy guests. Sandra in particular was quietly persistent making sure we were on track with timings in a careful, unobtrusive way was was very helpful when we had to make our excuses to get away from guests for our photos together.

They hadn’t photographed the venue before and it was clear to see, at our planning meeting a few weeks before, that Steve was inspired and looking forward to the challenge. We had a couple of ideas we liked which he gladly made work on the day. Our concerns about not wanting to be too posed were really taken on board and we felt like the photos were really tailored to suit exactly what we wanted from our wedding photos.

We were absolutely delighted with the photos when the time came to view them. Steve and Sandra’s professionalism never waived throughout the whole process, maintained constantly with a level of warmth and care that can be hard to come by in the wedding industry. We would recommend to anyone getting married in the future and we cannot wait to see our final album. Thanks so much Steve and Sandra.
Anonymous Sent on 23/05/2018

Captured our day perfectly and such a professional

I can only say positive things about Steve and Sandra! From the first time we met them until receiving our finished albums they were nothing but professional and friendly.

I was a very organised Bride and I was always sending emails to everyone involved in the wedding, Steve and Sandra were always the quickest to respond to any emails that I sent! I was always so surprised with how quick my questions were answered and I felt like I was made a priority. I was very grateful for this as the photographs were so important to me.

I would regularly send ideas to Steve and Sandra and they always took on board what I was saying and understood exactly what I wanted. I was made to feel even more confident in Steve and Sandra during our pre-wedding shoot. Steve and Sandra had met us at our venue, they had never done a wedding their before so I appreciated them taking the time to look at everything and plan what photographs they would take. They kindly agreed to take our photos in a garden near to our venue. During this shoot we felt so comfortable with Steve and Sandra and we really enjoyed it! We were thrilled when we got to view the photos. There were so many great ones and I was so excited to show them off!

I really appreciated how organised Steve and Sandra are, they helped me plan out the whole day and gave me tips about how things should run and on the day everything ran so smoothly.

On the day itself I hardly noticed that Steve and Sandra were there when they were taking their candid shots. They were not intrusive and I was so pleased about this as I wanted to get gorgeous photos but still enjoy the day without having to leave to get photos taken all of the time. Throughout the day they were so professional and made everyone feel so comfortable.

I was so pleased with the photos when we got to view them online. I found it incredibly hard to only choose the photos for our album! They were all so lovely and it was so nice to see moments from the day that I had missed. When I did eventually decide on the photos for the album we were so happy with the finished product. Each of the albums are absolutely gorgeous and we have had nothing but positive comments from everyone who we have shown it to.

I am so pleased that we chose SMH photography and I have already recommended them to a friend. Jessica and Conal.
Anonymous Sent on 23/05/2018

Absolutely incredible wedding photographers

Steve and Sandra were absolutely amazing from our very first meeting to creating our albumn.

They were wonderful on the day and made sure that everything ran smoothly and to time. They took so much stress out of the day and we hundreds of beautiful photographs to treasure forever!

Thank you so much Adam and Kate x
Anonymous Sent on 23/05/2018

By far the best wedding photographers

From the first meeting Sandra and Steve were so warm and friendly.

They took the time to get to know us and what was important to us so that they could capture all the important parts of our day.

On the day it was very effortless, we had a laugh, my guests loved them and they guided us through the day so smoothly. We had so many photos from the day and trying to narrow it down was a task and a half as they were all incredible!

I would not hesitate at all in recommending Steve and Sandra, they are fantastic!!

Melanie and David
Anonymous Sent on 23/05/2018

Beautiful, professional and friendly

From the start of the process Steve and Sandra were professional and friendly. They had a personalised and flexible approach which was reasuring to us.

We were concerned about stories we had heard about photographers changing the order of the day in order to get the best shot. They explained to us how they would operate to ensure that this didn’t happen. For every meeting they were well prepared and organised for us.

On the day they were almost invisible when we were getting ready and they managed to capture fantastic pictures and key moments. They helped us to keep time and organise other guests also. Throughout the day I was really thankful to have them from the start until the end.

They were also fantastic at making my nephews laugh and getting some lovely smiley pictures from them.

Afterwards they were in contact about the album and allowed us full control of how the album would look. They continued to offer us options to change and amend things on the album to ensure that we had the album that we wanted.

Of every element of our wedding, we felt that the photography was the best organised. Thank you Steve and Sandra.
Anonymous Sent on 23/05/2018

Simply fabulous photos

We are so glad that Steve and Sandra were our Wedding day photographers. They were so professional and friendly from the moment that we first met them and we immediately knew that we wanted them to photograph our Wedding after seeing examples of their fantastic work!

Their great organisation and relaxed approach was commented on by all of our guests on the day and everybody felt so at ease with them.

We absolutely love all of our photos and are struggling to choose which ones to have in our album because Steve and Sandra have done such a fabulous job of photographing each stage of the day. We have had all of our photos on a USB stick due to this lovely problem! Their eye for detail is wonderful and we feel so lucky to have such beautiful photos to treasure and to look back on in years to come.

Thank you so much Steve and Sandra! Jenna and Chris x x
Anonymous Sent on 23/05/2018

Amazing photos

Sandra & Steve photographed our wedding this year and I am so glad I chose them.

They are an absolutely lovely couple and nothing is too much trouble for them. They worked so hard on the day! Everything was planned very well.

They made a list of all the photos I wanted and everything ran very smoothly. I told them I didn't want to spend loads of time having pictures taken which they listened to me. They worked very fast and took some amazing photos.

I couldn'tbe happier with them. They made me feel very at ease on the day and captured some lovely moments. I didn't even notice they were there most of the time!

Thanks so much Emma
Anonymous Sent on 23/05/2018

My daughter's dream wedding

From the start SMH photography were simply the best! from the moment they arrived at 8am in the morning to capture those first few images of my daughter and bridesmaids getting ready they were truly amazing, both professional but also warm and friendly and never in the way ! the whole day they managed to capture some very special moments for the Bride& Groom which they can now share with friends and family and totally understood the kinds of images that we wanted for the day .

They worked extremely well together and we hardly noticed that they were there!

Looking back at the images that we now need to choose from shows a true testament to the quality of their work and commitment to providing exactly what we asked for ...They deserve every success and i feel extremely lucky to have had SMH Photography capture all of the special moments throughout my daughter's wedding - thank you Julie
Anonymous Sent on 23/05/2018

The perfect photographers for our special day

My husband and I got married and Heaton House Farm on 22nd October 2017 and are so happy that we chose SMH Photography to capture our special day.

We first met Sandra at one of Heaton House Farm’s experience events. She was really friendly and we were impressed with the photos that we saw. After researching other photographers, we knew that SMH were the ones for us and booking them was really easy.

We met with Steve and Sandra at the venue a few weeks before the wedding to go over all of the details and discuss any particular family/group photos that we wanted taken. As they are one of Heaton House Farms recommended suppliers, they knew the venue really well and suggested all the different places there that we could have some stunning shots taken.

The big day soon came round and they got to the venue bright and early, before we arrived, to get some photos of the ceremony and wedding breakfast rooms all decorated. During the entire day they were organised, professional and calm. We weren’t made to do any awkward poses. It was all very natural and made us feel very calm and relaxed.

Apart from when we were having the group shots and our photos taken, you wouldn’t have known they were there, they blended in to the wedding well. Both were professional and charismatic. Steve going above and beyond to even get the children to smile during the bigger shots. Sandra even worked on her birthday and helped with my husband and best mans button holes and cravats.

They worked with us to fit in some last minute group shots that we hadn’t planned for and worked well to get all the guests together for the confetti shot. During the evening they were able to pull us aside for some quick evening shots with some beautiful sky backgrounds without interrupting the flow of the evening reception They braved the horrible cold weather and always had our best interests at heart.

We would absolutely recommend SMH Photography/Steve and Sandra to any couples planning their wedding. A huge thank you once again. Mr & Mrs Rankin :)
Anonymous Sent on 23/05/2018

Perfect photos capturing a perfect day

I hate having my photo taken especially being told to smile - mainly due to an illness which left me with a slight frozen nerve in my mouth. Steve and Sandra were so friendly and natural that nothing felt forced or posed which put me at ease.

The wedding photographs are absolutely stunning. All the guests commented on how good they were on the day - how enjoyable they made the photos and this shows in the natural happy pictures.

Professional and helpful (Sandra laced my dress as we were struggling and Steve announced us into the room as the venue hadn't covered this).

Comments about our album have included more than one person saying it is the best album they've seen.

We can't thank Steve and Sandra enough for capturing the love and happiness on film so perfectly on our special day - Julie and Steve
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