From humble beginnings, to one of the East Midlands most spoken about photographers...


  • I'm Ted - a studio portrait photographer in Derby, and also a wedding photographer for referred clients.
  • I've been married for over 22 years and have two amazing kids.
  • I've rescued 4 dogs over the last 20 years, and the latest one is a bit of a tinker!
  • I come from a small town on the east coast of England and have worked from the East Midlands since 1995.
  • I have been a photographer most of my adult life, starting in the late 1980s and professionally since 2007.


My love and commitment to what I do, and how I do it, is rooted within deeply held values of hand craftsmanship, excellence, and creative expression. To work the way I do, where the photographic formation hinges on my every decision and movement, is incredibly fulfilling to me. Think of the tailors of Saville Row, London; the care and attention they offer to creating high-end perfectly fitting suits, not to mention the hard years they spend learning their craft....apply that same ethos of craftsmanship to photography, and that is what I am.


If you want to know more about me or my services, just reach out to me - message me


Where I am:


Dale Road, Spondon, Derby (precise address for booked clients only)


Nearest train station: Derby


Nearest M1 exit : J25 (the studio is literally 5 minutes from it!)


Parking: FREE parking for 3 cars


Nearest Airport: East Midlands Airport (30 minutes drive or less)


Your photographer without his Hasselblad in his hand! A rare scene

Reviews & Recommendations


Below are some screenshots of reviews left on my Facebook page, which you can access directly HERE if you'd prefer.

Review of Ted Smith Photography
Review of Ted Smith Photography
Review of Ted Smith Photography
Review of Ted Smith Photography
Review of Ted Smith Photography
Review of Ted Smith Photography
A photograph of me with my Hasselblad at Kinder Downfall and Kinder Reservoir

Me, photographing Kinder Reservoir in Dec 2023