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Last update: November 2023
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.
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.
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Absolutely Amazing people and Photos!
Thank you both 😁
The best photographers we could have hoped for!
Steve & Sandra are Fantastic
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!
Best Photography Team
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.
Captured our day perfectly and such a professional
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.
Absolutely incredible wedding photographers
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
By far the best wedding photographers
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
Beautiful, professional and friendly
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.
Simply fabulous photos
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
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
My daughter's dream wedding
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
The perfect photographers for 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 :)
Perfect photos capturing a perfect day
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
Thank you SMH
A fantastic couple who made us feel relaxed and comfortable throughout all our photos on our big day and who captured the day perfectly.
We absolutely love the collection of photos from our big day and will treasure them forever. Xx
Thank you Katherine and Gareth
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