I’ve been a passionate photographer since the late 1980’s and acting professionally since 2007 utilising the timeless fine art medium of film. Classic colours, accurate skin tones and a photograph that comes alive in your hands.

I was published by the international organisation World Wildlife Fund in 2010, Derbyshire Life Magazine in 2013, and I was a Kodak Alaris competition winner in 2019. I am based in Derby in the UK.

As a family man myself, when not taking photographs, I am usually out and about with my own wife and two children…often, still, taking photographs! I am also a HUGE dog lover, owning rescued dogs for 16 years and currently running a small dog boarding service too. I offer specialist dog photography sessions, capturing emotive photographs of my clients’ dogs that not only look great, but last a lifetime. There’s an old saying about dogs “The only bad thing about a dog is it does not live as long as you do“, so capturing a special portrait of a dog is something I must always ensure I deliver on.

Below are some customer reviews from weddings, portraiture, and pet photography sessions (see Facebook page for more)…


Becca Ragg said : “We had the pleasure of ted doing our wedding photos in Ibiza and they were absolutely stunning! He gave us more than what we ever imagined from our photos and I’m so happy we have these amazing memories forever. Despite the 30+ degree heat and crazy timings, ted did not stop working and put everything into getting the best pictures for us. We would recommend him to anyone and will forever be grateful.”

Susan Spray said : “We had the pleasure of Ted Smith Photography at our Italian wedding. Not only did Ted take the time to discuss our photography wishes in advance of the wedding, he also offered excellent advice to ensure minimal time was spent on the actual wedding day regarding our positioning and control.

Ted’s flexible and personable approach made our guests feel comfortable and we barely noticed the natural shots being taken throughout the day. The outcomes speak for themselves. Highly recommended

Darren Jones said : “A very professional photographer, He very kindly offered to take the photographs for our daughters wedding, and I have to say, we couldn’t be happier, great photos, every thought went into each picture.he’s also an avid user of film, rather than digital, which produce a different, excellent finish

Julie Wall said : “Ted has done two photography sessions for us, one with our pets and one with our children. Ted is professional and passionate about what he does and this shines through in his enthusiasm for photography and the quality of the pictures he takes. We love the fact that he doesn’t just use digital cameras, the difference in the detail in the pictures and the quality makes the pictures stand out from any others we have ever had. We highly recommend ted if you are looking for something unique and top quality.”

Beth Lowde said “We had the pleasure of Ted coming round to take photos of our little pup Blu.. I never imagined the photos to turn out as good as they did.. absolutely amazing.. his patience with my pup was really good too from him having his shoes untied to having him nipping.. thank you so much Ted we are absolutely chuffed to bits!! would 100% recommend!

Andrew Midgley said : “Ted has a great eye for capturing the true essence of a person, scene or group. Passionate about his work I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone that wanted a personal but professional service.”