SMH photographed our wedding at Owen House Wedding Barn in September 2017.
They photographed my sister’s wedding 7 years ago and we had no hesitation when it came to booking them for our wedding (the first supplier we booked after the venue). Their communication was the best from any supplier we had, emails were answered at lightning speed which was refreshing when you have so much to coordinate always chasing suppliers for answers.
Steve and Sandra photographed from the getting ready, through to the first dance. Several guests (especially the bridal party) commented on how lovely they both are and what a relaxed atmosphere they effortlessly create. They are excellent at the stealth photograph you don’t even notice they are there so they capture little moments you don't expect to see, which is a lovely surprise when you get to review the photos.
The weather was pretty bad on the day (heavy rain almost all day) but they adapted and worked to ensure it didn't affect our day. Their enthusiasm and commitment for achieving great photos was undeniable with several things to contend with- due to the weather we had to stay inside which made logistics much harder trying to organise 110 noisy guests. Sandra in particular was quietly persistent making sure we were on track with timings in a careful, unobtrusive way was was very helpful when we had to make our excuses to get away from guests for our photos together.
They hadn’t photographed the venue before and it was clear to see, at our planning meeting a few weeks before, that Steve was inspired and looking forward to the challenge. We had a couple of ideas we liked which he gladly made work on the day. Our concerns about not wanting to be too posed were really taken on board and we felt like the photos were really tailored to suit exactly what we wanted from our wedding photos. We were absolutely delighted with the (over 800!) photos when the time came to view them. The photos were on the website two weeks after the wedding, which was much speedier than we had expected. The website is great and very easy to use- the client area with passwords to access your album works well and being able to set up a profile and ‘favourite’ photos to narrow down for the album is invaluable. Now we need to try to narrow down from 200 to the 90 that can fit in the album- we expected this would be the case so went for the option to buy all images on a USB (which is beautifully presented in a branded SMH box!) which means we can keep them all and print more whenever we want to.
Overall, Steve and Sandra’s professionalism never waived throughout the whole process, maintained constantly with a level of warmth and care that can be hard to come by in the wedding industry. We would recommend to anyone getting married in the future and we cannot wait to see our final album. Thanks so much Steve and Sandra.