Phil Smith Photography, Shrewsbury
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Full Time Professional Wedding Photographer From Shrewsbury in Shropshire Regional Finalist In The Wedding Industry Awards for the West Midlands for 2 consecutive years.
Pricing & Costs
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Products and Services
Bridal Prep Shots
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Images on DVD
Images on USB
Large Group Shots
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Second Shooter Available
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Reportage / Documentary
Traditional / Classic
If you decide to book with Phil Smith Photography for your wedding day photography you won't be dissapointed, I am fully trustworthy having never missed a wedding or let a couple down, I always get praised for going above & beyond the call of duty, my talents include tying cravats, putting on button holes, even helping to lace a brides dress apart from that I am there as a helping hand, although I will still do my job I will do anything I am able to do to help your day run smoothly & stress free. Every year I invest thousands of pounds in up to date camera & editing equipment, I also attend regular training with some of the UK's top professional photographers this helps keep me fresh & my style current. In the summer of 2015, I marked my 100th wedding (a relativley small number but a great acheivement), I average anything between 40-50 weddings a year & will only ever cover one wedding in a day, when you book with me, I am yours for the day. I have recently started entering my images into professional competitions & I am starting to win awards for my photography as I continue to better myself throughout my career. I work full time as a professional photographer, this allows me more time to spend in preparation & post production on your wedding, my main income is from weddings as that is what I love to cover, being at such a special occasion in someones life is just something you explain. What all couples deserve from their wedding photographer is choice, so I will approach your wedding day with the following in mind..."It's all about YOU". You tell me the style of photography that you want for your special day, whether it be reportage, traditional or a mix of both and I will tailor the day to suit you.
Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Wedding: July 2016
Phil was absolutely amazing...
Phil was absolutely amazing, so many people commented on the day to say how organised he was. He had everything in motion, there was no hanging about, he knew where to ta...
Wedding: May 2016
Phil was extremely accommodating...
Phil was extremely accommodating and nothing was too much trouble for him. He has a groom to contend with who hates his photograph taken, yet the groom really enjoyed the...
Wedding: December 2015
Right from the start of booking Phil he talked to...
Right from the start of booking Phil he talked to me and my husband about the procedure of how the day would plan out. He was through and very professional the whole day ...
Wedding: November 2015
Phil demonstrated confidence...
Phil demonstrated confidence and understating to capture the detail of our day. He was very easy going to liaise with before, during and after the event. Our day was not ...
Press & Awards
Accreditations / Associations (2)
The Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers
The Guild of Photographers
Industry Awards (2)
Regional Finalist in The Wedding Industry Awards Twice
Award winning images with The Guild of Photographers
What is your most memorable wedding?
I'd have to say a wedding I did in Nov 2014, The bride was a Pinterest addict & decorated the whole venue herself & the groom is a chef & catered the wedding himself, right up till 1 hour before the ceremony he was in the kitchen. The wedding was wonderful simply because the time & the effort the bride & groom had put in to make it so special.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Modern, Fun, Artistic, Relaxed & Beautiful
What about your business are you most proud of?
My dedication, I had wedding the day my son was born I was there for the birth & then traveled £100+ miles to be at the wedding on time, As much as I wanted to be with my wife & new son, I couldn't let my couple down. I have never cancelled or missed a wedding to date.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Do your research on suppliers & get recommendations from friends, other suppliers & even your venue. There are way too many people in the wedding industry who do it for a quick buck, when really you want someone who loves what they do & is passionate about your wedding.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
The Groom who catered the whole wedding, from canapes, warm cider, the wedding breakfast, the cake & the evening buffet. Although he didn't serve it, he had spent many hours getting it all ready.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
From start to finish I will become your friend, from our first consultation right through the wedding day I will be there as your photographer but also as a helping hand to make sure things run smoothly.
What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?
The Bride & Groom Portraits, it's your wedding day so make sure you give enough time to get the special photos of just the two of you.
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
Group Photo from above, always a favorite at every wedding
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Make sure when you book your venue that they have space for photos if it's raining, they will of had rainy weddings so ask your coordinator what the plan would be. Or if you don't mind the rain bring the wellies & umbrellas & lets get some awesome photos in the rain :-)
Describe how you got into photography.
From an early age I always had a camera & just loved getting out & about with it, I got into weddings by a friend asking me if I could do it, it took me another 10 years before I turned it into a profession, I waited until I was ready, had the right equipment & had the confidence needed to be a wedding photographer.