Sandra and Steve were an absolute joy to have as our wedding photographers. Until getting married ourselves, I had no idea what a vital part they'd play in the build up to and during the day. They may seem like small things but even being there with pins for the button holes, helping the men to look presentable and organising the girls was such a huge help and they helped remove any stress from the day. With Sandra carrying my dress and drinks and helping me in and out of places I should've provided her with a bridesmaid dress!
They are so professional yet relaxed and friendly and their partnership was a pleasure to observe.
We are of the age where we have been to many weddings in recent years and found photographers to often be a bit bossy and intense in the hope of getting 'the shot' and so we knew how important it was to hire someone who wouldn't distract from our day or our time with our friends and family.
Steve and Sandra were the perfect combination of getting gorgeous photos that we are so proud and happy with that truly reflect the laughter and happiness we experienced on our special day, whilst allowing us to have spent our day with our loved ones with no force or pressure.
We are so grateful for having such lovely, kind, calm, wonderfully creative and skilled professionals to have spent our day with and I would recommend them without any hesitation.
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
Steve and Sandra are both amazing! We booked them to photograph our wedding on Saturday 15th September at Thornton Manor through recommendation and I’m so so glad that we did! They were so lovely, unobtrusive and really professional at all times. They made us both laugh and made the photo experience really fun throughout the day. Not only did they take amazing shots, but they provided me with heel protectors for my shoes in the grass, constantly spent time fixing and puffing out my dress and provided my Mum with a hook to do up the many buttons on my dress - they literally thought of everything! I’m so excited to see the final photos! Thank you both so much for everything!
Dear Steve and Sandra. Thank you so much for the fantastic photographs that you both took of Rachael and Gareth’s wedding at Swettenham. They had a fantastic day and the memories have been kept alive with the photographs. You were both so unobtrusive on the day and blended in with everyone. I hope you enjoyed the day as much as we did and I would recommend you to anyone. Kate
Sandra and Steve were absolutely fabulous photographers ✨ . They made us all feel at ease and kept us laughing and relaxed throughout the day. We cannot wait to see the pictures! Thank you so much. Ellis and Jamie xx
Sandra and Steve are just amazing people, fantastic at what they do 😊 would highly recommend them both, cannot wait to see our wedding photos xxx
Sandra and Steve were amazing for our wedding day at cranage Hall. Thanks for everything!
Steve and Sandra photographed our wedding day in June this year, and what an incredible job they did. They captured every minute from bridal prep to the first dance!
They were so friendly and made us feel so comfortable, which is what we wanted and they of course perfected the angles to take the most beautiful photos!
They took their time out to meet us twice before the wedding, one to show us there albums and another at the venue so they could find out the best places for photos on the day!
Overall, we are extremely pleased and so grateful for their hard work from the first email to receiving our images!
I would 100% recommend them!!!
Thanks again Steve and Sandra
Sam and Steph
Incredibly professional, relaxed pair who offer amazing attention to detail. Steve and Sandra from our first meeting to our wedding day were friendly and attentive to our request and ideas for photos, delivering all of them and more.
I want to say a big thank you to Steve & Sandra for there amazing work... they was both amazing and managed to have everyone laughing throughout the day ... they also kept me and my husband nerves calm and was very professional at what they did... I couldn’t of asked for two better people to capture our big day and help us enjoy creating our memories... the photos are amazing we love them ... thank you once again Christine & alex monks xx
Fabulous to work alongside Steve and Sandra at Naomi and Ross’ wedding in Chester. Both Sandra and Steve were at the Brides Parents’ House during the Bridal preparations and you wouldn’t have known they were there, capturing images discreetly. As a makeup artist, it’s so much calmer when it is like this for everyone involved, especially the Bride. Such a great team to work with. I do hope I get to work with you again. Looking forward to seeing the photographs!
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 at Quarry Bank Mill so amazingly!! xxxx
Steve and Sandra provided the photography on our wedding day last month at The Manor House Hotel in Alsager. We cannot praise them highly enough. Having now received our photographs, we have been thrilled with the quality and style in which they shot our wedding day. It has been wonderful to relive our special day through the eyes of these 2 highly skilled professionals. Not only are Steve and Sandra extremely good at what they do, they are also both lovely people, who are so friendly and easy to deal with. We would strongly recommend them. Many thanks. Bev & Phil
My husband Alex and I recently got married at Heaton House Farm, and chose SMH Photography to photograph our day. We cannot speak highly enough of Steve and Sandra, they were professional and helpful at every stage of the process. On the big day, they put us at ease and played a huge role in the day running smoothly. We have now received our photographs, and can honestly say we cannot imagine anyone capturing our day more beautifully. Steve & Sandra - thank you so much, for everything!
i have worked with these guys a few times and i have found them to exceptionally amazing and rather good at what they do 🙂 .. hope to see you again soon x
Steve and Sandra are amazing! From our first meeting to collecting our album we received a professional but friendly service. With their years of experience they helped us arrange the timetable for the day and made it run smoothly. At one point on the wedding morning Sandra turned into our wedding planner when there were last minute glitches.
The photographs are amazing, they captured so much of the day and really captured our emotions. I highly recommend them!
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 shots.
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. We can’t wait to see all of the finished photos – we know they’ll be amazing!
Mr & Mrs Rankin 🙂
Where do I start, Steve and Sandra were just brilliant helping our wedding run so smoothly, they are lovely people and fantastic photographers! They were so attentive and professional and made us feel very relaxed. We are delighted with the photographs and can't recommend them enough.
Firstly I must start by saying just wow, wow, wow I cannot even begin to explain how amazing Sandra and Steve are. From the moment we met with them we just knew we both wanted them to share in our special day, they were not the first photographers we met with but as with your husband or wife it's true what they say when they say you've met the right one. We cannot think of anybody better to have captured our special day. Sandra and Steve were so professional and attentive and captured all those must have shots we wanted as well as working with us to create some additional must have shots. They even went the extra mile to ensure our day ran perfectly by handing out confetti to guests who had forgotten theirs so they could join in the 'confetti shot' as well as helping with the buttonholes for the bridal party. As someone who is not traditionally at ease in front of a camera Sandra and Steve made us both feel completely relaxed and at ease. You truly became a part of our special day and we cannot wait to receive our photos in a few weeks time and relive the day all over again.
"We would like to say a massive thank you for being such wonderful and professional photographers on our wedding day. From the moment we met at our house we felt comfortable, and confident that you would be superb photographers. We could immediately tell that you both had a special bond together which works perfect for wedding photography!
My guests commented on how professional and unobtrusive you both were and how wonderful you both worked as a team to get the shots we required and also the relaxed shots that were just fab!! From the moment you both arrived whilst we were getting ready was also fun....our new saying when taking pictures is...."HAPPY! HAPPY! HAPPY!" thanks to you guys!!
Our DVD slideshow is just beautiful and I cannot believe how many pictures we have obtained from the day, of which every single one is stunning. Its just how do we decide to make an album from all those photos, as its so so difficult to choose from such a wide variety?!
Once again thank you both ever so much and we cannot sing your praises high enough. You will definitely be recommended to family and friends.
"Thank you so much for the amazing photographs you have done for us. We enjoyed every minute of working with you. We are truly grateful for such personal service. You captured so many special moments so perfectly...The results of your efforts are spectacular and we can not recommend you highly enough.
Your amazing photographs left us speechless.They bring back all the emotions of the day, our laughter, tears and joy. Our wedding album is fantastic! We couldn't ask for anymore.
Thank you both so so much"
Dear Steve & Sandra
Where do I begin to Thank You for your contribution to our day.
Our initial meeting was a positive one. We never had any doubt about the service we would receive. However you more than lived up to our expectations.
You made us instantly at ease with the camera and yourselves. We had many comments about how unobtrusive you were. Yet for Paul and myself, we felt like we’d known you for ages and you were a member of the wedding. It was fabulous that we could talk at ease and share a laugh.
And it’s a credit to you both how well you worked as a team. You were not only professional but due to your relationship as husband and wife, you conveyed an understanding that is unique only to you. You should be very proud of the service you deliver.
We would like to say a massive thank you for being so great, understanding, organised and such a good laugh. You were both wonderful and very professional. After we met at our house we knew you would do a great job. We really enjoyed you doing the photography and being around the whole day, blending into the background when appropriate and running the show when you could! Belle Époque commented on how good you were and I hope you took my advice and left your contact details for them to recommend you to future weddings.
We will definitely be using you in the future for other photographic requirements, both personally and work based.
Words can’t describe how happy and overjoyed we are with our pictures and album, A huge thank you to you both for our amazing pictures and album; everyone has commented on how beautiful they all are and we are made up with them all!, not only are our pictures better than we could ever imagined, you were also amazing on the day and leading up to the big day!
We can’t thank you enough, we are truly grateful for everything you have done, always professional, very friendly and approachable, thank god we found you! We feel like we have made two friends for life, I’m sure you will be getting many of our friends and family bookings soon! any excuse we may fine to use a photographer again, you are number 1!
Thank you so so much!
Having reached an age where I thought it might be sensible to get some photos before deterioration completely sets in, I had to find someone who could put me at my ease to get some reasonable shots.
I am not comfortable being photographed at any time!
I couldn't have chosen any better - Steve and Sandra you are a brilliant team!
Not only did you put me at ease but you made the photo shoot FUN! GREAT FUN!!
Just to complete the wonderful experience I now have some of the best photographs ever taken of me.
I am thrilled, my family are thrilled...
You have done a fantastic job.
Thank you so much.
Valerie Ross a delighted client.
Steve and Sandra’s wedding photography is very unique and it is for this very reason that we chose them to be our wedding photographers. They bring something to pictures that nobody else does : feeling. I got a physical response from looking at our pictures (tears of joy)
We had so many amazing pictures from our wedding that we had trouble choosing which ones we wanted in our album and to frame!
If you are looking for a traditional wedding photographer - these are not your photographers. If you are looking for modern, fresh and unique and romantic photographs, SMH is the one. They are also very good fun to work with …that’s an added bonus!!
Steve and Sandra are an amazing team! They are such a pleasure to work with, and really 'add' to the couples days. The memories that they capture are amazing! You only have to look at their blog to see the quality that you will get for your money - it will be the best investment you will ever make!
We can only praise the service we received from SMH photography, run by Steve and Sandra. They were extremely professional yet personal throughout the entire process. Both Steve and Sandra are clearly highly skilled as photographers; our wedding pictures could not be more perfect (they especially managed to capture the stunning colors of the sunset and countryside, as well as delicately directing us to ensure that they obtained the best pictures of my wife and myself).
Steve and Sandra blended in perfectly with our day; while never being too intrusive, they were always willing to go beyond the role of photographers by helping with things such as button holes (Which none of the ushers knew how to do). Their calming influence was also very welcome for all those in the wedding party.
Both before and following the wedding we were well informed by Steve and Sandra, they were always trying to tailor things to exactly what we wanted. They ensured that we met in their studio for a pre-wedding shoot to get used to having our pictures taken, and at the venue itself to discuss where and when we would like photos. In addition, they were very prompt in making sure our wedding album was all ready and received in time for Christmas.
We could not rate SMH Photography more highly; there is no way we can think that they could improve their service and would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone planning a wedding. Thank you Steve and Sandra.
From our very first meeting with Steve and Sandra we were very impressed by their professional yet friendly manner. On our wedding day they were unobtrusive, calm and fun. What Steve and Sandra provided went way beyond a service, as they ensured they captured every single precious moment. Our wedding album is amazing and it reflects the emotion and detail of the day exactly as we remember it. We have no hesitatation in recommending SMH Photography.