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A Hastings based husband and wife photography team
We're Andrew and Isla Smith, a freelance husband & wife photography team based in Hastings, East Sussex. We met at work, got married 4 years later in 2017, and have been capturing weddings since 2019. We’ve been living on the coast since 2022, and by sheer coincidence, we now live only 10 minutes down the road from where we got married in Rye! We are most often complimented on our professionalism and relaxed style.
Photography by Smiths Pricing & Costs
£1,995 - £2,495
All bookings include: an in-person or video consultation meeting over a hot beverage (or something stronger), all pre-wedding communications and meetings, a wedding questionnaire, a downloadable gallery of high-resolution images + a shareable gallery link for friends and family
Full day package
From
£1,995
Our full package includes everything for 2 photographers. From getting ready in the morning, until after the first dance - we've got you covered
What's included
Pre-wedding consultations
Full day coverage (2 photographers)
Portraits & Group Shots
Post Wedding Service (editing and "taster shots")
Ceremony Only
From
£349
Ceremony only coverage (including confetti, group and couples portraits shots) at either Bexhill Town Hall, Rye Town Hall, Eastbourne Register Office, Alfriston War Memorial, Hastings Register Office
Photography by Smiths Details

Photography Style

Documentary
Natural
Classic

Products and Services

Second Shooter Available
Images on USB
Large Group Shots
Stay Through Speeches
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Personal Online Gallery
Stay Through Dancing
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Wedding Albums
Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Last-Minute Orders
Flexible Hours on the Day
Photography by Smiths Full Description
We're Andrew and Isla Smith, a freelance husband & wife photography team based in Hastings, East Sussex. We met at work, got married 4 years later in 2017, and have been capturing weddings since 2019. We’ve been living on the coast since 2022, and by sheer coincidence, we now live only 10 minutes down the road from where we got married in Rye! Andrew massively got me into art after we met which I’m really grateful for, and Isla introduced me to Ibiza, where we’ve now shot a couple of weddings and still visit every year! We love shooting together and bringing out the best in each other. We are most often complimented on our professionalism and how comfortable and relaxed our clients feel in front of the camera. We believe that the best wedding photos are the ones that tell a story. Our approach is simple; achieve intimate, stunning pictures telling yours. We shoot mainly reportage-style which means we blend in and find the candid moments that happen throughout the day to capture the uniqueness that makes your wedding special. We highlight the different energies and subtle magic that each wedding brings, and also ensure more structured elements like family photos run smoothly. There can be such overwhelming expectations around a wedding day, so we do our part to make the process as calming, easy, and natural as possible, and make sure you get the photos you've always dreamed of. We have complementary styles, so you get a variety of shots. One of us capturing the big moments, while the other capturing small, intimate details. We're able to blend in and capture those candid moments that you might not even notice. We're not just a photographer and an assistant. We're a couple who live and work together, so we know how to work together seamlessly.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Isla & Andrew
We look forward to learning more about your wedding, getting to know you both, and discussing the photography services we offer!

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2019
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
2
Reviews
(31)
Chloe & Paul
Happy couple married in January
January 2024
Amazing photography
We were lucky enough to have Isla come and take photos of our special day and we couldn't be more happy - she is a true professional and the pictures are amazing
Claire and Steve
Happy couple married in January
January 2024
Wish we could do it all again!!
We are so so happy with the results! We couldn't have done it without you both! We love the photos xxxxxxx
Ellie
Happy couple married in September
November 2023
THE GREATEST DUO for our day!
What can we say? Me and my husband couldn’t have been any happier with the outstanding professionalism, and the love and joy that Mr & Mrs Smith were able to capture on our day. Everybody always hopes that their wedding photos capture the key moments and ours truly did. Isla and Andrew were amazing and even helped calm my wedding day nerves and helped to create our dream wedding with our family and friends. Literally cannot rate them enough and they work so well as a duo, Andrew captured some amazing intimate photos of my husband and the groomsmen before the wedding. Thank you again Isla & Andrew for making our day so special and capturing all the love and laughter of the day. 5 star service
Chloe & Paul
Happy couple married in July
December 2023
Amazing service!
Isla & Andrew were incredibly professional throughout the day and made everyone feel at ease. We were incredibly happy with the results and couldn't recommend them highly enough to anyone else.
Pip & James
Wedding: June
December 2023
So much fun
We had so much fun at the wedding. Thank you for all of your hard work throughout the day
Philippa Wellls
Happy couple married in May
December 2023
Amazing!!
ISLA. These are amazing!!!!!. Thank you sooooo much,
Photography by Smiths Location & Contact Details

Address

Wellington Square, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1PB, England

Travel Notes

Fully mobile

Nearest Town

Hastings

Nearest Motorway & Junction

A21

Nearest Train Station

Hastings

Nearest Airport

Gatwick

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Frequently Asked Questions
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What is your most memorable wedding?

One that definitely stands out was where the bride and groom had so many amazing personal touches, including hand made keepsakes around the church and reception. Rather than bouquets and floral centre pieces, they had fresh vegetables, which were all donated to a refuge the following day. The guests were incredible from start to finish, and we felt we were guests as well as their photographers. We had so much fun with smiles on our faces all day

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Natural, relaxed, fun, professional, dedicated

What about your business are you most proud of?

We get to work together as husband and wife, and bring out the best skills in each other

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

Listen to each others needs/wants, so you that you can plan effectively together

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

Fresh veg rather than flowers!

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Before the wedding we like to meet the couple; ideally at the venue, but we can be flexible with Zoom calls/coffee meetups etc. We will have a chat about needs and wants and get to know each other better. Ahead of the wedding we are on hand to answer any questions, and provide support/advice where needed. a few days before the wedding, we send out a questionnaire to ensure we have all the details covered (portrait shots, confirmed guest numbers, any unique requests, who our main point of contact is on the day etc.) One of us will shoot with one wedding party before the ceremony, and the other with the other wedding party. We then join up and shoot together from the ceremony onwards for the rest of the day/evening. We then work through the order of the day (including portrait and group shots).

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

Apart from the ceremonial kiss (of course!) some unique portrait shots of the couple, together, away from the crowds and noise. It is also one of the only times during the whole day/evening, where you get the take a breather for 10 minutes just the two of you - so we always recommend stepping away whilst the guests enjoy the canapes!

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

Bride and groom portrait shots with their gorgeous pet ferret!! If you have pets and you can find someone who can take responsibility for bringing them briefly to the wedding for photos, or stay with them for the day at the wedding, then we highly recommend including them in your photos. They often create fun and natural images without much effort!

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Umbrellas, wellies, and a planned backup internal space where we can take the portrait and group shots, should outside be too damp/stormy.

Describe how you got into photography.

Andrew started in landscape and moved to real people, and I started in nightclubs back in the 00's shooting for the likes of "Dont Stay In" and "Tillate"

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook Special OfferPre-wedding shoot included + meet and greet at venue (if location permits)