Francis J Smith Photography

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I’m an Award Winning Wedding Photographer based in the Southside of Glasgow.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£795
Details

Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Online Proofing
Photo Printing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Stay Through Speeches
Images on DVD
Stay Through Dancing
Large Group Shots
Online Shop
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Second Shooter Available
Wedding Albums
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Images on USB

Photography Style

Reportage / Documentary
Modern
Artistic
Full Description
My approach is to create natural, relaxed and candid images without you and your partner having to lift a finger. I go for a documentary style so I can capture the real emotion moments from your day without being too invasive. I’ll be there to guide you on your wedding day without you feeling like you need to pose or stand a certain way, I’ll be there to make sure you need a moment if everything is too stressful, and I’ll be there to make sure you get all the memories captured so you’re not missing anything.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Francis J Smith
Hi, I'm Francis and I'm a photographer. I'm genuinely quite laid back and don't like the thought of you getting stressed on the day. My favourite photos are the ones that happen in the moment. If you are wanting to find someone that will blend into the background and not get in the way, or someone who can natter at you with popular culture trivia from the 80s and 90s then i'm your guy.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2015
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
1
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Location & Contact Details

Address

Glasgow, Glasgow City, Scotland

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Glasgow

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M8

Nearest Train Station

Glasgow Central

Nearest Airport

Glasgow Airport

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FAQ
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What is your most memorable wedding?

Probably my first. You never forget your first time. The stress, the panic, the fear of mucking up. It was my friends wedding so I didn't actually know a lot to expect. So I would photograph EVERYTHING. My friends were so understanding and allowed me to have full creative control, and got some amazing shots that I look back and feel proud of to this day. It was in the beautiful (and sadly no longer with us) Glue Factory in Central Glasgow. It was so wonderfully laid out with some amazing rustic and huge rooms and I wish I could relive that day again.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Filmic, dynamic, engrossing, storytelling, and nostalgic.

What about your business are you most proud of?

That I'm the sole business owner and work for myself. Plus winning Photographer of the Year at the Confetti Awards was a huge moment for me.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Always get wedding insurance.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

For one wedding I saw that each table was named after a classic horror movie, and each table was decorated with old worn VHS tapes. I definitely want to try something like that when I get married.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Every process is different. I prefer to chat about what you like and don't like. I'd rather we spoke to see if we are a perfect fit. It's best we get along first and

What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?

One photo of you together sitting down having a breather. Cause you won't have a moment alone until you go to sleep. It's best to take that moment just to chat about what you felt that whole day.

What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?

I once photographed inside Edinburgh Zoo and the couple posed beside the Penguin pen. There must have been about 50 penguins all in the background of the image and was something I'd never forget.

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Flat shoes. Especially if we go out in the grass once it's dry. Wouldn't want to get your feet all muddy!

Describe how you got into photography.

I studied photography in college and my interest took off from there. I was naturally quite creative growing up and loved making things. I learned to sew quite early age and used to love mending any clothes or items that were worn or ripped. I used to always draw comic book characters like Spider-Man and Batman on my school books. Even now I still try and learn something creative every year. So far I've learned; barbering, film making and script writing. Who knows what I'll learn next.