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Steve Smailes Photography

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As a photographer, it's my job to capture the joy and happiness, capturing those defining moments of your special day so that you have images that bring back the memories made.
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Products and Services

Back-Up Equipment
Bridal Prep Shots
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Images on USB
Large Group Shots
Last-Minute Orders
Online Proofing
Online Shop
Personal Online Gallery
Photo Printing
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Wedding Albums

Photography Style

First Look Photographer
Reportage / Documentary
Traditional / Classic
Full Description
I offer three different packages to suit all your needs. All the packages includes the following: - Truly full day coverage (no time limits). - An unobtrusive documentary style to tell the real story of your wedding day. - An online gallery of all your images you can send to family and friends who can purchase their own prints direct. - A wedding preshoot to get you comfortable being in front of the camera. - Consultations before you book and a week or two prior to the wedding day to discuss your day. - Helpful guides and information to help you plan your perfect day.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Steve Smailes
Hello! Thank you for taking a look at my Bridebook profile. Planning your wedding requires everything to be perfect and in my opinion, a photographer is one of the most important things to find because it's one of the few physical things besides each other and the gifts from guests you will have to keep long after the big day. So choosing a good photographer is essential! Drop me a message to arrange a no obligation chat to learn more of what I offer. Thanks, Steve


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
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Georgie & Alex
Married in January 2020
February 2020
Our guests commented on how great he was
It was such a pleasure to have Steve as our photographer for our wedding, we did a pre-shoot a few months beforehand so he could get to know us as well as getting to know...
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James and Kristen
Married in October 2018
November 2018
A wonderful time
We hired Steve on a friend's recommendation, my now wife loved his portfolio and we thought we'd made a good decision. It turned out to be a great one. We initially met ...
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Charlotte & Darius
Married in August 2018
November 2018
Captured our day perfectly
It was an absolute joy to have Steve photograph our wedding. He captured the atmosphere of the day perfectly. He had a warm and friendly presence; Steve was able to coord...
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Pennie & Andrew
Married in July 2018
August 2018
Absolutely thrilled with the photos...
Absolutely thrilled with the photos from our wedding, we would highly recommend Steve for his skill and his professional but relaxed approach, he put us at our ease and t...
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Andrew & Pennie
Married in July 2018
December 2018
Thank you Steve!!!
Well what a day (and night) we gave Steve a rough brief but it soon became apparent we could trust his expertise and experience to deliver us superb memories of our day, ...
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Abbie & Kate
Married in May 2018
August 2018
He made our day extra special...
Would recommend Steve to anyone looking for a photographer for any type of occasion or event. He covered our wedding and couldn't have been more helpful, friendly and mad...
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Location & Contact Details


Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England

Nearest Town


Nearest Train Station

Lincoln Central

Nearest Airport

East Midlands Airport

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Accreditations / Associations (1)

British Institute of Professional Photography Member

What is your most memorable wedding?

Hard to nail down to one in particular. There are plenty of wonderful moments in every wedding. Each one is very personal to each couple and special in its own way.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Flexible, adaptive, documentary, bespoke, creative

What about your business are you most proud of?

When a couple sees the photos of their wedding for the first time and relive the day.

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

Remember it's YOUR wedding so plan what you want to have.

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

When the couple had Polaroid cameras for guests to pass around at the reception. The guests then stuck the polarioids into the guest book with a message to create a photo book of the evening.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Couples come for a first meeting where I explain my process and find about more about them and their plans. They sign an agreement and pay a deposit and we arrange a preshoot so they get a feel for being my subjects. We set times and a list of must have shots for their wedding before the big day. After the wedding we have another meeting to flick through the photos and hand over their own memory box to take home.

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

Some kind of group shot with everyone in. It doesn't have to have confetti in but it always makes for a great photo.

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

A couple once had a barge to take them from the wedding venue to the reception and I got to take photos on the barge which made for some special images.

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Umbrellas and positive attitude. Rain presents a challenge but doesn't make a photo shoot impossible!

Describe how you got into photography.

I found my passion for creativity almost by accident while at school. I then had lots of work experience before I was getting my own work while still in university which neatly transitioned into setting up my business and getting to where I am now.

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