2012 Wedding Highlights ….. and what a great year it was

2012 was a really exciting year for us; we had the pleasure of photographing 51 couple’s weddings which saw us travel the width and breath of Cheshire and throughout the North West; we met some fantastic people, visited some of the most amazing venues and captured memories that our Bride & Grooms can treasure forever.

We have pulled together a selection of our images from each of the 2012 weddings – we tried to limit ourselves to choosing only one image from each of the weddings we photographed – it was an extremely difficult task to choose just one as there were so many fantastic images from each day but we got there and we would love to share them with you.

For those of you who would sooner watch a video, we have also created a 2012 wedding video highlights blog page.

We are so lucky to have been involved in every one of our bride and grooms special days and we hope you enjoy looking at the images as much as we enjoyed photographing every single one of them.

Martyn & Victoria’s wedding : All Saints Church, Thelwall and the Village Hotel, Warrington – Geof & Rachael’s wedding (view our blog post) : Billinge Family Church Billinge and Rivington Hall Barn, Bolton.

“The pictures are amazing!!! We love them all; we had the most wonderful day ever and were so glad we chose you to photograph it all!” Geof & Rachael.

Village Hotel Wedding Photographer and Rivington Hall Barn Wedding Photographer

 Sue & Jordans wedding : Willington Hall Country House, Tarporley

“Thank you for everything you did for us on our big day. The photographs are fantastic we are so pleased with them”.  Sue & Jordan

Willington Hall Wedding Photographer Cheshire

Will & Jenny’s wedding : St Gregory’s Church, Bollington and Moorside Grange Hotel, Higher Disley – Ian & Emma’s wedding : Pecks Restaurant, Congleton

“The photos are absolutely amazing, we couldn’t be happier with them, just stunning.”  Will & Jenny Ward

“You have really captured the whole event brilliantly.  We are so pleased with the album, it is simply perfect. Thank you both so much for capturing our day so beautifully“. Ian & Emma

Moorside Grange Wedding Photographer and Pecks Restaurant Wedding Photographer

Sam & Elaine’s wedding : St Stephen’s Church, Moulton and The Mere, Knutsford

“From the moment we first met Steve and Sandra we knew we’d found the perfect photographers for our special day. Their friendly, relaxed approach teamed with clear professionalism made us and our guests feel at ease throughout the whole day. And we are so thankful for the beautiful album that Steve and Sandra spent time creating with us, it allows us to remember our wedding day perfectly for the rest of our lives. Thank you so much!”  Sam and Elaine Benyon.

The Mere Wedding Photographer Cheshire

James & Ruth’s wedding : St George’s Church, Poynton and Shrigley Hall, Pott Shrigley

“Both Steve and Sandra were the perfect wedding photographers – very professional, yet they weren’t intrusive or bossy, and just blended in making everyone feel relaxed.  They were also brilliant with the children, who we’ve got some very smiley pictures of!  We wouldn’t hesitate in recommending them”  James & Ruth Carlin

Shrigley Hall Wedding Photographer Cheshire

Richard & Kerry’s wedding : Wychwood Park, Crewe

Wychwood Park Wedding Photographer Cheshire

Matthew & Beth’s wedding : Thornton Manor, Thornton Hough – Ian & Sarah’s wedding : St Laurence Church, Fordsham and Mottram Hall, Mottram St Andrew

“We have been looking through the photos every night, they are amazing“! Ian & Sarah

Thornton Manor Wedding Photographer and Mottram Hall Wedding Photographer

Mark & Helen’s wedding : Crewe Hall, Crewe – Steven & Tracey’s wedding : Newchurch Parish Church, Culcheth and Birchwood Golf Club, Warrington

“Steve & Sandra – just great work!  We love what you’ve done – now we have the mammoth task of choosing the images for our album”. Mark & Helen Smith

” Our wedding day was the happiest day of our lives, but we must say that it was made even better by the work, effort and attention to detail that Steve and Sandra from SMH Photography gave to the day. They really did make our special day just that little bit more special.”  Steven and Tracey Wright, Warrington.

Crewe Hall Wedding Photographer and Birchwood Golf Club Wedding Photographer

John & Danielle’s wedding : Oaklands Country House Hotel, Gorstage

“The album looks fantastic and so lovely thank you x x x x very pleased with it x x x” John & Danielle

The Oaklands Wedding Photographer Cheshire

Neil & Charlotte’s wedding : Willington Hall Country House, Tarporley – Bob & Sharyn’s wedding : Chester Grosvenor Hotel & Spa, Chester

“We have reviewed the album proof design and we love it – its perfect“. Bob & Sharyn

Willington Hall Wedding Photographer and The Chester Grosvenor Hotel & Spa Wedding Photographer

Rob & Rachael’s wedding : Sandhole Oak Barn, Congleton

“Thank you so much, the photographs themselves are fantastic and we just love the album; its just how we imagined it to be” Rachael & Rob Lyons

Sandhole Oak Barn Wedding Photographer Cheshire

Mark & Amelia’s wedding : St Mary’s Church, Sandbach and Moss Mere Farm, Smallwood

“We are over the moon with our wedding photographs – a huge thank you.  Many of our guests have commented on the beautiful photographs.  Thank you for all your hard work over the past 18 months”
Love Mark & Amelia

Wedding Photographer Cheshire Cheshire

James & Victoria’s wedding : Cottons Hotel & Spa, Knutsford

“SMH Photography are a breath of fresh air – we were absolutely delighted (and relieved) to find them. Steve and Sandra are brilliant… punctual, well organised and faultlessly professional, they immediately put us at ease. Nothing was ever too much trouble. Their happy and considered approach gained countless compliments from all our guests. We would have been happy with this, but the photographs taken where also absolutely superb! You do not realise how crucial the photographer is until its your wedding day and Steve & Sandra made our day unfold brilliantly. Wonderful photographers, people and wedding guests in every respect – we thoroughly recommend SMH” James & Victoria

Cottons Hotel & Spa Wedding Photographer Cheshire

James & Christina’s wedding (view our blog post) : St Vincent’s RC Church, Altrincham and Hilltop Country House, Prestbury

“Sandra & Steve made our wedding photography process so easy for us, from their first visit to discuss our requirements, right through to photography on the day and the pictures speak for themselves, they have produced an amazing album for us! Their friendly, efficient and professional service meant we had less to worry about along the way. Absolutely lovely people – a massive thank you”  from Mr & Mrs Lydon!

Hilltop Country House Wedding Photographer Cheshire

Ian & Lisa’s wedding : St Oswald’s Church, Lower Peover and Mere Court Hotel, Knutsford – Matthew & Melanie’s wedding : St Bartholomew’s Church, Wilmslow and Hollin Hall, Macclesfield

“There were so many images we loved it was almost impossible to choose which shots to have in our album.  We cannot thank Steve and Sandra enough for the great job they have done for us”. Ian & Lisa Lenehen 

Mere Court Wedding Photographer and Hollin Hall Wedding Photographer

 Alex & Hollie’s wedding : St Ann’s RC Church, Stretford and Mere Court Hotel, Knutsford

Mere Court Wedding Photographer Cheshire

Mark & Gill’s wedding : Carden Park Hotel & Spa, Chester

“It was clear from our very first contact with SMH photography that we had made the right choice. My wife and I have been completely astonished with the quality of our wedding album and the way these two extremely talented individuals ( Steve & Sandra ) have captured our special day – Thank you”Mr & Mrs Parr.

Carden Park Wedding Photographer Cheshire

Matty & Natalie’s Wedding : Macdonald Portal Hotel, Tarporley

“We just wanted to say thank you so much for all your hard work on our wedding day! You were both fab” Matty & Natalie

Macdonald Portal Wedding Photographer Cheshire

Richard & Hayley’s wedding : Capesthorne Hall, Siddington

My husband and I knew that the memories and photo’s from our big day would be something to treasure forever and as such we couldn’t have been more impressed with the service provided by Steve and Sandra at SMH Photography. They are professional, fun to work with, imaginative and most important provide a quality of photograph and album that makes us want to look at them over and over again! We will definitely use them again for any professional photo’s we want.” Richard & Hayley

Capesthorne Hall Wedding Photographer Cheshire

Rob & Elizabeth’s wedding : St Oswald’s Church, Lower Peover and Belle Epoque, Knutsford – Dale & Vikki’s wedding : Abbeywood, Delemere

“OMG, Amazing, Perfect, Wonderful, Love are just some of words we would use to describe the pictures you have taken for us!!!!!!!!!  We could not be happier you are both so talented!  How on earth were you everywhere capturing every single moment??  THANK YOU so much”! Rob & Elizabeth

“It was quite hard choosing the images for our album and the album design layout looks perfect :)” Dale & Vikki

Belle Epoque Wedding Photographer and Abbeywood Wedding Photographer Cheshire

Steve & Emma’s wedding : Craxton Wood, Chester

“Steve and Sandra, we just wanted to say a big thank you to you both for our fantastic wedding pictures. Considering neither of us like our photos taken and are not at all photogenic, they are so great that it is really difficult to pick out the best ones as we really like them all!!  Many thanks again“. Steve and Emma Ward.

Craxton Wood Wedding Photographer Cheshire

Matthew & Amy’s wedding : St Peter’s Church, Lymm and Statham Lodge, Lymm

“We are sorry it has taken us such a long time to decide on our album images, we blame you for doing such a great job HA!” Matthew & Amy

Statham Lodge Wedding Photographer Cheshire

Jonathan & Rachel’s wedding : St May’s Church, Nantwich and Crewe Hall, Weston

“Thank you very much for sending through the images from our special day. It is lovely to re-look through and remember the day again”. Jonathan & Rachel

Crewe Hall Wedding Photographer Cheshire

Haz & Sarah’s wedding : The Bridge Hotel, Prestbury – Gary & Yvonne’s wedding : Crewe Hall, Weston

“We are so pleased with the photos thank you, it was an amazing day and thanks for being a big part of it. Everyone has commented on how fantastic the photos are so thank you again. We will definately recommend you guys! All the best“. Sarah and Haz

The Bridge Hotel Wedding Photographer and Crewe Hall Wedding Photographer

Ryan & Sophie’s wedding : St Boniface Church, Bunbury and Carden Park Hotel & Spa, Chester

“From our first meeting we were really impressed with Steve and Sandra, not just their beautiful pictures and professionalism but their knowledge, ideas and friendly attitude. We feel out of all our wedding suppliers they were the most efficient and always got back to our queries quickly.  The pictures and album are beautiful.  I could go on, I cant speak highly enough of them from start to finish A* service.
Thank you so much”
!!! Sophie & Ryan.

Carden Park Wedding Photographer Cheshire

Graham & Jen’s wedding : Heaton House Farm, Macclesfield

“Thank you so much for being part of our wedding day – we really enjoyed having our photos taken by you!  We absolutely love the pictures and have been showing our families who agree that they are fantastic.  It is going to be a tough job choosing our favourites for the album“.  Graham & Jen

Heaton House Farm Wedding Photographer Cheshire

Nick & Claire’s wedding : All Saint’s Church, Higher Kinnerton and Sandhole Oak Barn, Congleton

Thanks so much for our wedding photos they look fab, we love them.” Nick & Claire

Sandhole Oak Barn Wedding Photographer Cheshire

Craig & Emma’s wedding : Wild Boar Hotel, Beeston -Charles & Jennifer’s wedding : St Mary’s Church, Tilston and Peckforton Castle, Tarporley

“Thank you for our wedding images; we love them and are having great fun going through them all”! Craig & Emma

Thank you very much for the wedding photos- everyone thought they came out fantastic, especially my mom and even my husband! Charlie :)” Jennifer & Charles

Wild Boar Wedding Photographer and Peckforton Castle Wedding Photographer

Daniel & Stephanie’s wedding : Queen Hotel, Chester

Queen Hotel Wedding Photographer Cheshire

Daniel & Rhiannon’s wedding : Nunsmere Hall, Oakmere

Nunsmere Hall Wedding Photographer Cheshire

Chris & Emma’s wedding : Wild Boar Hotel, Beeston – Simon & Gemma’s wedding : Adlington Hall, Macclesfield

“Thank you for our wedding proofs 🙂 THEY ARE AMAZING!!! We are so pleased with them and everyone who has seen them cant stop talking about them, so thank you for capturing are very special day in this way! Chris & Emma

Wild Boar Wedding Photographer and Adlington Hall Wedding Photographer

Tom & Elizabeth’s wedding : Christ Church, St Helens and Rookery Hall, Nantwich

“We both thank you very much for the stunning photographs you took of our wedding. Your professional and friendly approach made the experience of having our pictures taken really enjoyable, adding an extra quality to our day. We were really impressed with the presentation of the album and quality of photos, and we’re sure we will love looking though it in years to come”!
Liz and Tom, Wedding September 2012

Rookery Hall Wedding Photographer Cheshire

James & Jennie’s wedding : St James’ the Great Church and Shrigley Hall, Pott Shrigley

“Without SMH photography our wedding day wouldn’t have been the same. From our first meeting we knew we had made the best decision – our stunning wedding album proves that even more”!
Mr & Mrs Wain

Shrigley Hall Wedding Photographer Cheshire

Chris & Katy’s wedding : Sparth House Hotel, Clayton le Moors

Sparth House Hotel Wedding Photographer Cheshire

Mark & Andrea’s wedding : Arley Hall, Arley

“Firstly, may we say thank you for being such a huge part of our day. We both felt that you contributed so much to our day, by your both your presence and subtlety of presence. You way exceded our expectations and it was an absoloute joy having you there. We have both been to so many weddings where the photographers have either been too intrusive, or have been simply not present and you both had a great way of being neither of those things  …..and then, we see the photos!  They are absoloutely amazing! I don’t know where to start and how to pick them…..but we’ll have a wonderful time trying. Thank you again for making us feel so comfortable and for helping to make our day as wonderful as it was – lots of our guests commented on how great you both were.  Thank you again”.  Mark & Andrea

Arley Hall Wedding Photographer Cheshire

Andy & Sarah’s wedding : Wild Boar Hotel, Beeston

“Thank you, Steve and Sandra, for our wonderful wedding photos and your excellent service and we were absolutely delighted with the album – each and every photo was lovely” Andrew & Sarah

Wild Boar Wedding Photographer Cheshire

James & Francesca’s wedding : Peckforton Castle, Tarporley

“We wanted to say a huge Thank You for all your help on the Wedding Day, you really made our day so special by being so lovely and friendly. We have had a look through all the photos and they look so wonderful; we’re going to have difficulties picking the ones for the album! You have also captured so many wonderful moments we’d never have seen, thank you”.   James & Fran

Peckforton Castle Wedding Photographer Cheshire

Shaun & Emma’s wedding : Wild Boar Hotel, Beeston

Thanks again for the wonderful job you did at our wedding, we really couldn’t be happier.  The photographs are amazing, it will be hard to pick the ones for the album“.  Shaun & Emma

Wild Boar Wedding Photographer Cheshire

James & Claire’s wedding : St John’s Church, Knutsford and Cranage Hall Hotel & Spa, Holmes Chapel

You’re dvd proof slideshow arrived today and had me in floods of tears! (In a good way!)  You two blow me away”  James & Claire

Cranage Hall Wedding Photographer Cheshire

Daniel & Dominique’s wedding : St Columba’s RC Church, Chester and Rowton Hall, Rowton

Rowton Hall Wedding Photographer Cheshire


We really hoped you enjoyed looking through our 2012 wedding collection and a special THANK YOU goes to all our wonderful Bride & Grooms who we wish every happiness for their future together.

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  • James - January 31, 2013 - 7:29 pm

    Steve and Sandra you’ve had an amazing year! Brilliant hard work as usual.


  • Steve - January 31, 2013 - 7:51 pm

    Thanks James, we really appreciate your commentsReplyCancel

  • Asian wedding photographer London - February 2, 2013 - 2:57 pm

    Some amazing images. Love you work. keep it up.ReplyCancel

  • Brian Harte - March 1, 2013 - 6:35 pm

    Lovely to see some nice photography of the lovely Cheshire venues. Great use of video light and flash as well as reflections. I look forward to seeing what you come up with in 2013!ReplyCancel

  • Cornwall Wedding Photographer - March 2, 2013 - 3:15 pm

    What a year indeed… sounds like you had a good one and particularly like some of your off camera flash work. here is to 2013 from Cornwall. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Rob Dodsworth - March 9, 2013 - 12:39 pm

    Nice work guys. Looks like you had a cracking year! Fave shot from Daniel & Stephanie’s wedding and that last shot – fab stuff!ReplyCancel

  • Steven Bradshaw - March 16, 2013 - 12:11 am

    Some stunning work here Steve & Sandra, really beautifully lit! Beautifully composed and directed. Excellent work!!

    P.s. Thanks for your comments on my blog too!ReplyCancel

  • Becky & Geoff - March 21, 2013 - 12:42 pm

    Lovely images taken at some great venues!

    Becky & Geoff
    Dennison Studios PhotographyReplyCancel

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