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Matthew Smith Photography is a stellar wedding photography business located in Edinburgh, Lothian & Borders. Known for his relaxed and candid style, owner Matthew is a talented photographer who loves to capture authentic moments of matrimony. He looks forward to providing you with a collection of heartwarming keepsakes that allow you to relive your wedding memories whenever you desire.

Services Offered

Though based in Scotland, Matthew Smith Photography is willing to serve special days throughout the UK. When he isn't working his camera magic, Matthew will be on hand to help you with other things such as adjusting your dress or even holding your flowers when you go down the stairs. You can work with him to develop a bespoke package that suits your budget. Bundles typically include whole-day services, professional editing, and a gift envelope with a USB stick and prints.

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Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Photography
Pre wedding
Post wedding
Digital album

What does the wedding package include?

Package will include my services for the full day and all images fully edited and supplied in a gift envelope with usb and some prints. I will also be including a printed canvas for 2023 bookings

How far in advance should I contact you?

Ideally the further in advance the better but there will always be a change my availability is free on your requested date!

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

No

Can you travel?

Yes, can travel anywhere in the uk but additional fees would need to be calculated and discussed with clients

What is the charge for travelling?

It would depend on location. Sometimes a flight can be cheaper than driving!

What style of photos do you take?

Artistic
Photo journalism
Other

What kind of technology do you use?

Digital

Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?

Relaxed, Candid, Natural

What kind of equipment do you use?

2 x Nikon D750 bodies with 35mm and 85mm sigma art series prime lenses

Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?

Yes, adobe online gallery

What's the delivery time for a photographic report?

1 month

Do you send all the photos taken?

Yes

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

Alone

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

No

Do you have the rights to publish the wedding photos?

Yes

Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event

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

Yes

How do you charge extra time?

extra time is charged at £100 per additional hour

What are the forms of payment?

Cash, Bank Transfer, Paypal

How do you work?

I take a deposit of £150 for full day weddings and the remaining balance is due when the client views the online gallery and is happy with the images. After final payment , the USB pack is posted
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Do you have any questions?

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Hitched Wedding Awards 2024 Winner
18 reviews
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100% Recommended by couples

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18 reviews
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Guy S. Sent on 09/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent , Matthew caught those precious 1 off memories

Matthew was professional, a pleasure to have around and somehow captured the most precious 1 off moments a studio would have taken hours of attempts and it still wouldn’t have been as good or natural as those taken by Matthew . I cannot recommend him enough .
Peter
Peter C. Sent on 09/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Brilliant photographer who became our welcome guest!

Matthew was recently our wedding photographer, and we honestly couldn’t have wished for a better one! He was so easy to get on with, and kept our guests laughing all day. We had so many comments from our guests saying what a fantastic photographer and just a genuinely nice guy he was! By the end of the night he was more like one of our guests as everyone was getting on so well with him. The photos came out amazing as well, he really did such a good job, we are so happy with them and so grateful to Matthew! We would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a photographer. Thank you so much, Matthew!
Claire
Claire M. Sent on 16/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Highly recommend

We are so glad we chose Matt as our wedding photographer. From the very beginning he was fun and friendly and everything felt so relaxed. He was also very easy to communicate with beforehand and on the day. The photos are beautiful and capture the relaxed atmosphere we wanted. Everyone has commented on how amazing the photos are and we are so proud to show them to our family and friends. The photobook he created is amazing and we will cherish it forever. We cannot recommend Matt highly enough.
Steve
Steve G. Sent on 28/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Delighted with our wedding pictures ❤️

Matthew captured our day perfectly! He’s not only a professional but a perfectionist! His ability to spot the perfect moments that bring back the most incredible memories is perfect! He was a pleasure to deal with before, during and after our big day. He provided us a preview link very quickly after our big day which was great! Absolute pleasure to deal with and would highly recommend him! If you get him confirmed for your wedding, your pics will be amazing!! Thanks Matthew!
Morag
Morag F. Sent on 26/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Relaxed and beautiful photos

Matt was fantastic on the day. We had not had the chance to meet prior to the wedding day because of covid but this was not an issue at all Matt was so friendly and felt like a guest. He really listened to what we wanted from our photos. I hate having my photo taken and was really nervous about spending ages posing. But all we did was go for a little walk together and I was so happy with the result. So many of my married guests commented on Matt and how wonderful they thought he was and his style. The only regret I have is not booking Matt for the full day.
Heidi
Heidi S. Sent on 26/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Friendly and Relaxed!

Matthew was so down to earth and had a very relaxed vibe, his approach was just what we were after! Natural, candid shots that truly reflected our day perfectly!
Seb
Seb C. Sent on 26/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Sharpshooter

Mathew Smith is the All Seeing Eye! Ever present he has a natural talent to unobtrusively capture those candid moments you might never have even realised. He can equally engage with a crowd of any occasion that allows him to professionally orchestrate and stage photos to a masterful degree. You will not be disappointed but rather should look forward to some of the best kept memories that will become your past.
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Jennifer B. Sent on 18/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The best wedding photographer!

Matt captured our wedding day perfectly, I cannot recommend him enough! He was friendly and made us feel at ease which was great as we don't love getting our photos taken. He was always looking for the next shot and got some absolutely beautiful pictures. We love his candid style and he was able to capture lots of lovely moments with our family and friends we'll be able to look back on for years to come. He also sent our photos to us so so quickly. Thank you so much Matt!
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Moyra S. Sent on 22/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A genuinely lovely person to work with

From the moment we started our communication with Matthew he instantly made the photography part of our wedding an absolute delight. From having an introductory chat over FaceTime to meeting in person on the day, he has a professional way of just making you feel like it’s just one of your friends taking your wedding pictures. We trusted his judgement and allowed him to just shoot what he thought best and we were over the moon with how he captured our day. He was super prompt at letting us see some photos a day or 2 after the wedding and just a month down the line we’ve got our prints and album and are so pleased with them. If you’re looking for a wedding photographer to capture the natural beauty of your wedding day, then Matthew is your guy. Plus he doubles up as a wedding nanny at key moments too!
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Caitlin T. Sent on 01/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The photo ninja!

We got married at the start of October and the natural Scottish weather arrived that day. Despite the rain Matt managed to still capture stunning photos!!
We honestly can’t thank him enough. I remember seeing a review saying you didn’t even notice he was there half the time and my goodness was that true! A photo ninja, but when you did see him he had a huge smile on his face & knew how to capture the right moments.
Matt thank you for capturing the day, we couldn’t recommend you more.
Caitlin & Liam x
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Andrew S. Sent on 20/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Captures the natural feel of the day - what a talent!

We had the pleasure of working with Matthew as our wedding photographer in the summer of 2023 in Elie, Fife. From the start, his friendly demeanor and willingness to accommodate made us feel at ease. A pre-wedding call allowed us to discuss our preferences, ensuring he understood our vision.

Matthew's skill lies in capturing the authenticity of the day; it wasn't a staged photoshoot but a journey of real moments. Reflecting on the photos, we were delighted to discover many precious shots that would have otherwise slipped by in the busyness of the day.

His ability to navigate the day seamlessly extended to interacting with guests and orchestrating group photos effortlessly. Matthew's adaptability shone when we shifted locations for unique shots, facing challenging weather with enthusiasm and creative ideas.

What set Matthew apart was the proactive approach in addressing our needs. He checked in before the day, ensuring he captured every desired shot. This proactive attitude, combined with his talent, led to our wedding and his photos being featured in TiedTheKnotScotland—a testament to his exceptional work.

In summary, working with Matthew was a joy, and the resulting photos surpassed our expectations. I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone seeking a talented, personable wedding photographer.
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Zoe F. Sent on 24/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Mr & Mrs Fell Wedding in Cumbria

We used Matthew for our wedding in Cumbria on 15th July 2023, he was brilliant from the word go!

He was brilliant at capturing our day perfectly we are not a couple who like to pose we love the natural photos and he captured everyone perfectly!

You didn’t even know he was there most of the day, a bit like a ninja! Everyone commented how amazing he is thought out the day!
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Kristina Sent on 07/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Couldn’t have asked for better

Hi Matt

I just wanted to take the time to thank you once again for everything you did for us on our wedding day.

The photos were excellent - we love them!! We had such much fun taking them, you really out us at ease with your approach.

Thanks so much for being our witness, driving us around, dropping us off at The Dome and getting the pictures to us SO quickly!

My feet have just about recovered from the 11 thousand steps I took in those heels… and the pictures are already up round the house.

Wishing you all the very best with the business and this coming wedding season.

With love from Kristina and Martin
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Linzi M. Sent on 13/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing, fabulous, wonderful!

Matt shot our wedding on the 29th April 2023 and we could not have chosen a better photographer. He shot our friends wedding the year before and after seeing her pictures we loved his work and booked him. From the minute I started to interact with Matt I knew he was going to be great. Firstly, he always answered messages promptly which was reassuring for us and secondly we loved his excitement and enthusiasm towards our day.
From the moment he arrived he talked me through what we were doing. He worked amazingly alongside our videographer and generally just made me feel at ease. He interacted so well with the guests in a fun but professional manner which everyone complimented. Matthew was able to capture candid photos of us and our guests which really showed the emotions on that day. He also suggested loads of different photo opportunities to make sure we didn’t miss out and he captured shots we didn’t even know we wanted!
Fast forward to after the wedding. Matt’s aftercare is amazing. He sent us some teasers after the wedding to share on social media etc but he was prompt in getting us the full collection (even got it to us quicker than he had originally said which was a pleasant surprise). We were provided with a USB and prints.
He made us an incredible album which really showed his true artistic talent, better than that he’s genuinely very passionate about what he does and has the technical knowledge to back it up!
He’s hands down one of the nicest guys we’ve ever met.
Long and short is book Matt for any occasion photo shoot cause he’s awesome!
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Janna Sent on 06/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing photography

Wow! What can We say! Matthew is absolutely amazing, we were blown away by his communication, he listened to our requirements and went over and above for us on our day. Neither of us like our photos being taken and he knew this and was able to capture beautiful candid photographs. He is a fantastic family man and this comes across in our photos he was amazing with our flower girls!! Absolute star and would recommend him to everyone. Thank you for helping to give us special memories to cherish!
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