We offer a complete wedding service from first meeting and pre-wedding shoot to fully post processed images and album delivery with optional select video to capture the romance of your special day.
Products and Services
Bridal Prep Shots
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Images on DVD
Images on USB
Large Group Shots
Personal Online Gallery
Photo booth Available
Pre-wedding Venue Visit
Second Shooter Available
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Reportage / Documentary
Traditional / Classic
Pricing & Costs
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We are two professional photographers who use our experience in a variety of photographic fields to provide the best wedding photography package tailored to meet your personal needs and taste. Beginning with a free pre wedding shoot to get to know each other, we remain at your service through the preparation for your big day, being available to attend the wedding rehearsal and visiting the venues beforehand to ensure that we are completely familiar with the best opportunities to create memorable photographs.
On the day itself, the benefit of having two photographers comes to the fore with one each being able to visit the bride and groom's preparations. It also gives us twice the opportunity to capture the service itself and those little moments that make the album so much more special afterwards whilst the formal photographs are being taken.
Our service extends into the evening to capture the all important first dance, the cutting of the cake and a few informal shots to capture the celebrations into the night.
For those not wanting a comprehensive all day video, we are able to offer a discreet video service which captures the key moments of the service itself, along with the speeches and perhaps some other video and still snatches of the day presented to you on DVD.
After the wedding, we meet with you to go through the full range of photographs - it's always interesting to see your faces when you see what the other was getting up to in the morning! - and then upload them securely to our website, from which you can choose your favourites to go into our deluxe photobook or grand G F Smith Expressions wedding album. You, your family and friends can also order prints, canvasses (ask to see our metallic prints - they're beautiful!) direct from the website too. We aim to keep the images available to you for a minimum of 5 years afterwards too, in case you want to order again in the future.
Alternative number: 07825 221284
Personal Message from the Manager
Name of Wedding Contact: Anton Rawlinson
Thanks for dropping by to take a look at our wedding services. I'd love the opportunity to have a chat with you to share the passion and enthusiasm we have for wedding photography so please do pick up the phone and give us a call!
Year Business Was Established
# Of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
# Of People In Team
Public Liability Insurance
Press & Awards
Accreditations / Associations (1)
I'm a member of the Society of Wedding and Portrait Professionals, the SWPP.
Location & Contact Details
Derby, Derbyshire, England
We're based in Chellaston, on the Southern edge of Derby
Nearest Motorway & Junction
We are about 8 miles down the A50, off junction 24 of the M1
Nearest Train Station
Derby Railway Station
East Midlands Airport is only about 12 miles away so don't worry about booking us for international weddings :-)
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What is your most memorable wedding?
Easy - the lovely Kelly & Justin at the Dovecliffe Hall Hotel. A great couple anyway but the horse and carriage and helicopter just makes it a standout one. The guests and the venue too all combined to make it a special day.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Engaging, romantic, documentary, modern, flexible
What about your business are you most proud of?
The level of professional service we provide at an affordable cost. Two experienced photographers with comprehensive kit, fully insured full coverage on the day for less than £1,000 represents excellent value.
What is your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Book everything early - including us! Time flies by when you're preparing for a wedding and when we get together with our couples maybe a month before it's always the more prepared ones that are happy and enjoying the whole experience rather than stressing over the details.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
It was actually a wedding I attended rather than photographed. At my god-daughter's wedding, the couple gave each couple a little pouch containing some annual flower bulbs that we would be able to plant and be reminded of them every year. A lovely touch.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
At the first contact we discuss the wedding overall and show some of our previous work so that the couple can appreciate our style and the products we offer. We then offer a pre-wedding shoot and arrange to get together a month or so before the big day so that we can fully understand the schedule, who needs to be where and when. Having scouted the venue(s) we attend the wedding rehearsal to gain an appreciation of the technical aspects of the job, including talking with the person taking the service. After generally a full day photographing the wedding, we post process the images and meet up with the client, usually but not always at their home to present our work. The couple can view the photos online via a secure website to select which images to go into the album. We put the album together in the agreed format and preview the final album with the couple before it goes for printing.
What is the #1 photo that you think every couple should take?
I believe every wedding couple should take half an hour out with just their wedding photographer, not only to get 'that photo' that everyone loves and wants a copy of but also because it gives the happy couple a moment's breathing space after the ceremony to be just with each other (and us!). There is always so much for them to talk about and we often get some great informal shots of just the two of them away from the masses. There is usually a signature full length photo opportunity for the couple at most venues - a fountain, a staircase, whatever, that we take because it's the one that stands out in the mind. I've had my own in my lounge for 20 years, just replacing it for my anniversary because it had faded so much. Good job we were still in touch with the photographer!
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
Photographing a couple at Twycross Zoo (yes, they do weddings there) with elephants in the background was pretty original! I've not done that before or since but would love to go back there in anyone's up for it. The penguins are next on my list.....
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
There's a saying at our local Scouts that if it's raining at camp then plan B is the same as plan A, except wetter! Seriously, if you're still up for it then we are. There are some great photographic opportunities available in the rain and I always tell people our gear will put up with worse weather than you or we will! However, of course when we are scouting the venue we have rainy backup locations in mind too. You'd be surprised how many people you can fit into a relatively small space if you're prepared to climb a ladder to get everyone in shot! It's partly why we ask how many people are invited on our wedding form.
Describe how you got into photography.
I've always been a keen photographer although mostly just for my own amusement but I had shot weddings for family members in the past. Andy had photographed weddings in the old film days (sounds scary now!) and we got together after discussing a mutual friend's wedding I had been asked to photograph so much that Andy's wife jokingly suggested we set up in business together - so we did! Our first job (after our friend's wedding) was to photograph and video something like 14,000 bikers doing a charity ride so don't worry about coming a long with a mere couple of hundred! We've both always been people photographers and it's been great to work with various charities and event work but our first love remains wedding and portraits.