A professional wedding photographer since 2008, Paul David Smith specialises in capturing beautiful images which tell your story and preserve the precious memories of your special day. He offers a personal, tailored service which is bespoke to your exact requirements. He will use his own experience to capture beautiful images and ensure he knows your exact requirements prior to the day, leaving you free to enjoy your wedding safe in the knowledge the images you desire are being captured.
Paul’s style of photography would best be described as fun, relaxed and romantic. A man who likes to laugh and get involved with your day whilst remaining unobtrusive, Paul delivers a mixed style of reportage photography which ensures those natural off the cuff moments that really make a wedding aren’t missed, and fun, romantic and creative portraiture which offers the chance to capture once in a lifetime photographs as lasting memories of your wedding.
A non-refundable £250 deposit is required to book your wedding date, this blocks your date out in our diary and ensures we will be there on the day. Your booking isn’t confirmed until this payment is cleared and the remainder of the balance is required 30 days prior to your wedding date.
Paul asks each and every couple to sign a wedding photography contract in order to protect both parties, this confirms exactly what Paul will deliver on your wedding day and what is expected from you. You can see an example of his typical wedding contract here.
Could you imagine if your wedding photographer got to your venue, tried to switch their camera on and nothing happened…. It is every photographer’s nightmare and something they “should” be prepared for. Paul carries two professional-grade DSLR Canon cameras at all time and leaves a third in his car. He has multiple batteries, memory cards and lenses ensuring if the worse did happen and something failed, he could swiftly and easily continue to photograph your day immediately.
When it comes to delivering high-quality wedding photographs, being there on the day to photograph the wedding is only half the job, a lot of the magic happens in the post-processing stage whilst you are on your honeymoon! You get good images out of the camera, you get great images out of post-processing software and that is why each and every photograph is edited by hand individually.
Our half-day package delivers a minimum of 200 photos with the full-day package delivering a minimum of 400. There is no upper limit to the photographs we will deliver, these numbers are a guide and if we take more great images than that on the day then you will definitely receive them
We know that waiting for your images can be frustrating, so we try to turn them around as quickly as we can for you without compromising on quality. At busy times of the year, it will take 3-4 weeks to get your images to you, though we often deliver them much quicker.
Part of what sets Paul aside from other photographers is his creativity and passion with portraits of the bride & groom on their wedding day. Whether you book him for a half-day or to cover your entire wedding Paul will always include a portrait session with you both, making use of your wedding venue and surrounding areas. You can expect a range of shots together, and maybe a couple of individual ones too.
You certainly can, we have a gallery available which shows all stages of a wedding we have shot, from bridal prep through to first dance. You can see this album by clicking here.
We do! Should you be getting married in a stately home or such venue, they will often require your photographer to have insurance in place in-case they swing their tripod around and knock over some priceless Ming vase. Paul has full Public Liability and Professional Indemnity insurance to the value of £5million as required by venues in Peterborough such as Burghley House, Longestow Hall and National Trust venues.
If your wedding is within 70 miles of Peterborough then no, this is included within the price. If it is further than 70 miles then a small fee will be charged to cover our costs.
Luckily this has never happened and Paul is the type of person who will be there unless his leg is hanging off…. but should the worse happen then he knows lots of local photographers and will help you find a replacement without fuss.
Paul is DBS checked and is happy to share a copy of his DBS certificate with any client, no matter whether they are a business, charity, organisation or individual.