SMH Photography

SMH Photography

SMH Photography locationMiddlewich, Cheshire

(27 Reviews)

Highly sought after Cheshire based husband and wife wedding photographers Steve and Sandra Hargreaves love weddings and love photography.

Known for their stunning wedding photography, gorgeous bridal portraits and the ability to capture those precious, timeless, genuine moments in the most natural and authentic way. They both love to have fun and keep things really relaxed when photographing weddings and this is how they ensure they get the very best images.

SMH Photography Reviews

SMH Photography Reviews


Review of SMH Photography by Heaton House Events
5 05/07/2015 Heaton House Events

Steve and Sandra are an amazing team! They are such a pleasure to work with, and really 'add' to the couples days. The memories that they capture are amazing! You only have to look at their blog to see the quality that you will get for your money - it will be the best investment you will ever make!

Review of SMH Photography by Craig Smith
5 26/12/2014 Craig Smith

We can only praise the service we received from SMH photography, run by Steve and Sandra. They were extremely professional yet personal throughout the entire process. Both Steve and Sandra are clearly highly skilled as photographers; our wedding pictures could not be more perfect (they especially managed to capture the stunning colors of the sunset and countryside, as well as delicately directing us to ensure that they obtained the best pictures of my wife and myself).

Steve and Sandra blended in perfectly with our day; while never being too intrusive, they were always willing to go beyond the role of photographers by helping with things such as button holes (Which none of the ushers knew how to do). Their calming influence was also very welcome for all those in the wedding party.

Both before and following the wedding we were well informed by Steve and Sandra, they were always trying to tailor things to exactly what we wanted. They ensured that we met in their studio for a pre-wedding shoot to get used to having our pictures taken, and at the venue itself to discuss where and when we would like photos. In addition, they were very prompt in making sure our wedding album was all ready and received in time for Christmas.

We could not rate SMH Photography more highly; there is no way we can think that they could improve their service and would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone planning a wedding. Thank you Steve and Sandra.

Review of SMH Photography by Frances Woodgate
5 08/06/2014 Frances Woodgate

Steve and Sandra captured so many wonderful moments of our special day, and produced a stunning album of beautiful photographs that we love and shall treasure forever. They worked very effectively as a team and having the two cameras meant our day was covered from a range of viewpoints – they took time to visit the venue with us to plan the best locations and were creative with their shot selections. They were professional and personable, being discrete and unobtrusive on the day in taking all the shots we had asked for whilst also being fantastic with our guests.
We really enjoyed working with them and whole-heartedly recommend their services.

Review of SMH Photography by Valerie Ross
5 11/02/2014 Valerie Ross

Having reached an age where I thought it might be sensible to get some photos before deterioration completely sets in, I had to find someone who could put me at my ease to get some reasonable shots.
I am not comfortable being photographed at any time!
I couldn't have chosen any better - Steve and Sandra you are a brilliant team!
Not only did you put me at ease but you made the photo shoot FUN! GREAT FUN!!
Just to complete the wonderful experience I now have some of the best photographs ever taken of me.
I am thrilled, my family are thrilled...
You have done a fantastic job.
Thank you so much.
Valerie Ross a delighted client.

Review of SMH Photography by Clare Boardman
5 10/02/2014 Clare Boardman

From our very first meeting with Steve and Sandra we were very impressed by their professional yet friendly manner. On our wedding day they were unobtrusive, calm and fun. What Steve and Sandra provided went way beyond a service, as they ensured they captured every single precious moment. Our wedding album is amazing and it reflects the emotion and detail of the day exactly as we remember it. We have no hesitatation in recommending SMH Photography.

Review of SMH Photography by Liz Hurrell
5 15/01/2014 Liz Hurrell

Steve and Sandra’s wedding photography is very unique and it is for this very reason that we chose them to be our wedding photographers. They bring something to pictures that nobody else does : feeling. I got a physical response from looking at our pictures (tears of joy)
We had so many amazing pictures from our wedding that we had trouble choosing which ones we wanted in our album and to frame!
If you are looking for a traditional wedding photographer - these are not your photographers. If you are looking for modern, fresh and unique and romantic photographs, SMH is the one. They are also very good fun to work with …that’s an added bonus!!

Review of SMH Photography from the Web
5 13/05/2009 Dennis Small

Dear Steve & your Charming Assistant,As father of the Bride, My lovely daughter Elizabeth(Liz) have good reason to be delighted with your photographic work at her wedding. I must firstly thank you for the Fantastic Wedding Album that you produced in record time after the Wedding. The work was of he highest order and it was in my view a totally professional piece of work, artistically put together in such a way to be a lasting family record of what was a most joyous occasion. Your photo's were so well crafted and when bound together now provides a spell binding reminder of that happy event. To you both, my thanks for a superb job well done, where nothing was left out and just about whole of the days events were captured for posterity. In addition, friends & family now have the musical CD to bring back those precious moments that we can now never forget.My compliments to you again and Thank You. Dennis Small(Father of the Bride Liz)

Review of SMH Photography by Andy Jenkins
5 Andy Jenkins

Steve and Sandra are fantastic and my wife and I cannot recommend them highly enough. From the moment we met them they made us feel at ease, our first photo shoot with them was great, we both felt so relaxed, and we had so much fun!! When Steve and Sandra came to photograph our wedding they were simply brilliant, then never rushed us or took us away from our guests for too long, all throughout the day they were extremely proffesional and a pleasure to work with! We could not have met a nicer couple, thank you!!!!

Review of SMH Photography by Louise Platt
5 Louise Platt

Steve and Sandra are what I can only describe as a truly awesome team! Nothing is too much trouble and due to their experience they could give us really great advise from start to finish. When I first met them I instantly felt a great sense of trust which made the decision even easier! On the day they were extremely efficient especially when some rain came, and they knew the venue so could guide us with making decisions. I would highly recommend SMH as not only are they a professional team, they are are absolutely lovely and we loved having them as part of our day. Thank you so much, can't wait to see the photos!

Review of SMH Photography by Hannah O'Driscoll-Hope
5 Hannah O'Driscoll-Hope

Couldn't recommend Steve and Sandra higher! Such lovely people who made us feel relaxed and me like a princess! All of our wedding guests commented on how friendly and professional they were. They really focus on what you want out of your day and go the extra mile for example by learning everyone's name. They were not bossy or controlling and worked so hard all day. Thank you so much Steve and Sandra for everything - our day wouldn't have ran do smoothly without you!!!! Hannah and Graham
Crewe Hall, Sunday 7th Feb 2016

Review of SMH Photography by Laura Fuller-Khairul
5 Laura Fuller-Khairul

Where do I start, Steve and Sandra were just brilliant helping our wedding run so smoothly, they are lovely people and fantastic photographers! They were so attentive and professional and made us feel very relaxed. We are delighted with the photographs and can't recommend them enough.

Review of SMH Photography by Alice Palmer
5 Alice Palmer

We have just received our wedding album and parent albums from Steve and Sandra, and could not be happier with them. The images are incredible and give us the memories we wanted from the whole day. They were incredibly professional, thoughtful and a joy to work with from start to finish and could not recommend them more. Alice and Harry

Review of SMH Photography by Lauren Gibson
5 Lauren Gibson

I don't know where to begin. Steve and Sandra are just amazing. Absolutely perfect. Thank you so much guys, you were the best. Lovely, lovely people and the best at your job. If we ever need professional photos again we will definitely come to you. Thank you! Xxx

Review of SMH Photography by Helen Jones
5 Helen Jones

Steve and Sandra are not only amazing photographers but lovely people too. They made us feel so relaxed and really added to our day. It was a pleasure to have them with us. We are totally blown away with the photos, it is hard to pick our favourites. (Also Sandra can tie and mean cravat)!!
Do not get married with out this couple.

Review of SMH Photography by Joanna Louise
5 Joanna Louise

We have just received our wedding album and all I can say is it is absolutely stunning!! I've never seen photographs like it, especially the stunning sunsets that Steve and Sandra managed to capture at the exact perfect moment on our wedding night. We are delighted to have found Steve and Sandra, they are just fantastic from the initial consultation all the way through to picking up the finished products. They really are so talented at what they do and work so hard to make sure everything is perfect. Super fast email replies to any queries, very calming on the day, and the photographs are just out of this world. We can't thank you enough Steve and Sandra! Jo and Tom xx

Review of SMH Photography by Katherine Llewellyn
5 Katherine Llewellyn

Absolutely loved having Sandra and Steve for our wedding photography and I couldn't recommend them highly enough! From the first meeting I knew instantly that I wanted them on our special day, they made me feel at ease with their relaxed manner and friendly personalities. On the day they were fantastic and lots of our guests commented on how great they were. The photos are absolutely incredible and done so quickly and they are just what we wanted!! � Perfect service and we can't thank you enough xxxxx

Review of SMH Photography by Francesca Rampeearee
5 Francesca Rampeearee

What can we say... we cannot thank Sandra and Steve enough for being a part of our special day. They were made us feel so relaxed and at ease whilst making us laugh st the same time. They weren't bossy or intrusive but just slipped into the day like they were meant to be there. We couldn't have asked for better photographers and we are so excited to see the pictures. Just wish we could do it all again. Thank you for being so lovely. You are amazing xxxx

Review of SMH Photography by David Twigg
5 David Twigg

Incredibly professional, relaxed pair who offer amazing attention to detail. Steve and Sandra from our first meeting to our wedding day were friendly and attentive to our request and ideas for photos, delivering all of them and more.

Review of SMH Photography by Laura-Louise Cheers
5 Laura-Louise Cheers

Fabulous to work alongside Steve and Sandra at Naomi and Ross’ wedding in Chester. Both Sandra and Steve were at the Brides Parents’ House during the Bridal preparations and you wouldn’t have known they were there, capturing images discreetly. As a makeup artist, it’s so much calmer when it is like this for everyone involved, especially the Bride. Such a great team to work with. I do hope I get to work with you again. Looking forward to seeing the photographs!

Review of SMH Photography by Jenny Daniels
5 Jenny Daniels

My husband Alex and I recently got married at Heaton House Farm, and chose SMH Photography to photograph our day. We cannot speak highly enough of Steve and Sandra, they were professional and helpful at every stage of the process. On the big day, they put us at ease and played a huge role in the day running smoothly. We have now received our photographs, and can honestly say we cannot imagine anyone capturing our day more beautifully. Steve & Sandra - thank you so much, for everything!

Review of SMH Photography by Kate Green
5 Kate Green

Steve and Sandra are amazing! From our first meeting to collecting our album we received a professional but friendly service. With their years of experience they helped us arrange the timetable for the day and made it run smoothly. At one point on the wedding morning Sandra turned into our wedding planner when there were last minute glitches.

The photographs are amazing, they captured so much of the day and really captured our emotions. I highly recommend them!

Review of SMH Photography by Siobhan Mead
5 Siobhan Mead

Firstly I must start by saying just wow, wow, wow I cannot even begin to explain how amazing Sandra and Steve are. From the moment we met with them we just knew we both wanted them to share in our special day, they were not the first photographers we met with but as with your husband or wife it's true what they say when they say you've met the right one. We cannot think of anybody better to have captured our special day. Sandra and Steve were so professional and attentive and captured all those must have shots we wanted as well as working with us to create some additional must have shots. They even went the extra mile to ensure our day ran perfectly by handing out confetti to guests who had forgotten theirs so they could join in the 'confetti shot' as well as helping with the buttonholes for the bridal party. As someone who is not traditionally at ease in front of a camera Sandra and Steve made us both feel completely relaxed and at ease. You truly became a part of our special day and we cannot wait to receive our photos in a few weeks time and relive the day all over again.

Review of SMH Photography by Caterina Rankin
5 Caterina Rankin

My husband and I got married and Heaton House Farm on 22nd October 2017 and are so happy that we chose SMH Photography to capture our special day.

We first met Sandra at one of Heaton House Farm’s experience events. She was really friendly and we were impressed with the photos that we saw. After researching other photographers, we knew that SMH were the ones for us and booking them was really easy.

We met with Steve and Sandra at the venue a few weeks before the wedding to go over all of the details and discuss any particular family/group photos that we wanted taken. As they are one of Heaton House farms recommended suppliers, they knew the venue really well and suggested all the different places there that we could have some stunning shots taken.

The big day soon came round and they got to the venue bright and early, before we arrived, to get some photos of the ceremony and wedding breakfast rooms all decorated. During the entire day they were organised, professional and calm. We weren’t made to do any awkward poses. It was all very natural and made us feel very calm and relaxed.

Apart from when we were having the group shots and our photos taken, you wouldn’t have known they were there, they blended in to the wedding well.
Both were professional and charismatic. Steve going above and beyond to even get the children to smile during the bigger shots. Sandra even worked on her birthday and helped with my husband and best mans button holes and cravats. They worked with us to fit in some last minute group shots that we hadn’t planned for and worked well to get all the guests together for the confetti shots.
During the evening they were able to pull us aside for some quick evening shots with some beautiful sky backgrounds without interrupting the flow of the evening reception.

They braved the horrible cold weather and always had our best interests at heart.

We would absolutely recommend SMH Photography/Steve and Sandra to any couples planning their wedding.

A huge thank you once again. We can’t wait to see all of the finished photos – we know they’ll be amazing!

Mr & Mrs Rankin :)

Review of SMH Photography by Sarah Atkin
5 Sarah Atkin

Steve and Sandra were the best wedding photographers we could have hoped for!! They were an amazing team together, and were really professional and organised - they kept the day on track but never in a way that felt rushed. Our photos of the day are amazing and we will cherish them forever! Thanks Steve and Sandra for capturing our special day for us at Quarry Bank Mill so amazingly!! xxxx

Review of SMH Photography by Chrissy Monks
5 Chrissy Monks

I want to say a big thank you to Steve & Sandra for there amazing work... they was both amazing and managed to have everyone laughing throughout the day ... they also kept me and my husband nerves calm and was very professional at what they did... I couldn’t of asked for two better people to capture our big day and help us enjoy creating our memories... the photos are amazing we love them ... thank you once again Christine & alex monks xx

Review of SMH Photography by Phil Templeton
5 Phil Templeton

Steve and Sandra provided the photography on our wedding day last month at The Manor House Hotel in Alsager. We cannot praise them highly enough. Having now received our photographs, we have been thrilled with the quality and style in which they shot our wedding day. It has been wonderful to relive our special day through the eyes of these 2 highly skilled professionals. Not only are Steve and Sandra extremely good at what they do, they are also both lovely people, who are so friendly and easy to deal with. We would strongly recommend them. Many thanks. Bev & Phil

Review of SMH Photography by Kylie Saxon
5 Kylie Saxon

Steve and Sandra are both amazing! We booked them to photograph our wedding on Saturday 15th September at Thornton Manor through recommendation and I’m so so glad that we did! They were so lovely, unobtrusive and really professional at all times. They made us both laugh and made the photo experience really fun throughout the day. Not only did they take amazing shots, but they provided me with heel protectors for my shoes in the grass, constantly spent time fixing and puffing out my dress and provided my Mum with a hook to do up the many buttons on my dress - they literally thought of everything! I’m so excited to see the final photos! Thank you both so much for everything!

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