Joab Smith Photography: Wedding Photographer Bristol, UK & Destination 2020-01-09T13:38:11+00:00

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Bristol Wedding Photographer Joab Smith


I’m Joab, a Reportage Wedding Photographer (and have been for around 10 years now) loving living the West Country life in Clifton, Bristol.

I love blending in and shooting in an unobtrusive manner to provide a beautifully told record of your day; you create the memories, I’ll capture them! Most of all I love real moments of emotion, fun and beauty, so I’ll mostly be in the background and unless I’m talking to you feel free to ignore me, enjoy yourselves!


Pricing starts from £1700 and discounts for winter or midweek weddings are often available. If you’re planning a destination wedding or elopement I keep costs down and would be happy to do a tailored quote.

Whether you’re getting married in your garden in Bristol or a cave in Peru I’d love to hear from you, get in touch and tell me about your day!

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Wedding Memories On My Blog


Emily & Oscar

Emily & Oscar

Grittleton House Wedding

Dino & Jess

Dino & Jess

Villa Eva, Ravello, Amalfi Coast Wedding

Lucy & Alvar

Lucy & Alvar

Brympton House, Somerset Wedding

Me & You

After 10 years as a Bristol wedding photographer I couldn’t love my job more but most importantly
YOU need to have the best day possible, and that means just letting you celebrate for the most part!
I’ll be out of the way and shooting candidly most of the time and I’ll organise groups when necessary –
you don’t need to think about a thing.

If you think I’d be a good fit for your day I’d love to hear about you and your plans,
get in touch below and hopefully we can get excited about your wedding over a coffee sometime soon.


Some of my favourite things;

Eating soup using only bread

listening to music on a Sunday morning – loud if it’s sunny

Laughing when editing a wedding and looking back on the day

Walking until I’m uncomfortably tired/cold/wet and then having a Sunday lunch in a pub

Ties on heads by the end of a wedding


Some of my favourite venues;

I regularly photograph at Euridge Manor (The Lost Orangery), Coombe Lodge, Orchardleigh House and Grittleton House and they’re all absolutely fantastic, I can’t fault them. Other venues I love include The Square Club in Bristol, Priston Mill near Bath, The Painswick in the Cotswolds and Villa Eva in Ravello.


What I enjoy most on a wedding day;

The morning atmosphere of excited apprehension, the more nervous the better!

The burst of confetti after the ceremony, you’re married!!! Nerves melt away and it’s time to celebrate.

The speeches – the more tears and face palms the better

The first dance and party, starting with a slow dance and ending with
ties on heads/ripped trousers/grandma pulling shapes.


Get in touch!


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