As a documentary wedding photographer, it's an amazing privilege to be chosen to capture one of the most special days in a couple's life. It's an emotional journey for everyone and it doesn't just finish on the day. There's nothing quite like hearing back from the couple after they first see their photos and wedding slideshow. Here's a selection from some of my amazing clients....
"We would just like to say thank you so so much for our photos. We were completely blown away by the slide show - we showed dans family this eventing and his mum and nan were in tears (like me) The day is caught perfectly! We are now sitting down with a bottle of wine to watch the 'lot'. Thank you 'a thousand times' and to Mary for her help and support. We loved the whole experience of ‘working' with you both and honestly you feel like old family friends.
Much love Katie and Dan xxxx"
"Hi Graham, Received the photos this morning and just wanted to say a massive thank you, they are amazing, I couldn't be happier. The slideshow is a real tear jerker too! you really captured some moments there, that I would have missed otherwise. Thank you so much, I can't wait to show everyone!
"Hi Graham, Well what can we say!! Thank you so much! The photos are amazing! I cried when we watched the slideshow! The slideshow is such a good idea it shows off the pictures so well and tells the story of the day perfectly, I particularly love the part where you made us dance!
Some of the shots you have taken are breath taking - the shots of fraser hugging his grans almost had him in tears and set me off! We can't believe the detail you have managed to capture and the emotion in everyone's faces!
I knew from the first time I spoke to you on the phone you wouldn't let us down and you certainly didn't! We are so so happy with the photos! You and Mary are such lovely people and everyone at the wedding who spoke to you were very complimentary about you.... And they haven't even seen the photos yet! I have already given out one of your business cards today and I will recommend you to anyone in the future.
Please pass on our compliments to Mary too,
Kind regards, Mr and Mrs Hunter"
"Dear Graham, Just a short email to say how delighted I was to see your excellent work last night with Fraser and Carrie-Ann going through the DVD and the full range of wonderful photography. Your work really has brought out the wonder and excitement of the day from start to finish and I know that everyone who has seen your work is very impressed indeed.
As you know as someone who owns and operates 8 hotels, a major part of our business is in relation to weddings and I have struggled to find the same quality of wedding photography from all the various photographs taken across these hotels when compiling our wedding brochures.
You really have produced a significant range of superb shots. Thank you very much indeed for not only great work but being very much an integral part of the team on the day through your professional approach and wonderful personality.
Needless to say, if I can recommend you home or abroad, I will do so. Keep up the good work.
Kind regards, Stuart"
"We just wanted to say a heartfelt “thank you” for capturing such a beautiful set of photos to remember our wedding day by. You were so good with our guests and did a fantastic job organising group photos under less than favourable weather conditions! Everybody has been telling us how impressed they are with the quality of your work and how you really captured the spirit of the day. Thanks also to your assistant, the lovely Mary! You were both an integral part of making our special day such a memorable occasion and we are so grateful.
With love and best wishes, Helen & John xx"
"A note to future couples embarking on the challenge of finding a wedding photographer…
Graham’s documentary style of wedding photography is extremely unobtrusive which enabled us to enjoy our intimate wedding in addition to having a fantastic record of our day.
The night before our wedding I had a few last minute nerves and reservations about the ‘getting ready’ photos but Graham immediately put us all at ease to ensure we felt relaxed. I’m very appreciative that he convinced me to go ahead as looking at the photos now transports me back to the excitement of the day. Graham takes great pride in capturing the sentiment of the day but also in seeking out more creative shots. This was demonstrated in the photos taken during our ‘wedding party’ at the Ashmolean Museum where he even spotted shots using reflections that the venue’s event team hadn’t seen before!
The time and effort invested by Graham, before our wedding and after, is most likely unrivalled by other photographers. This included sending us a photo each day during our honeymoon which became something we really looked forward to receiving and was a really nice touch.
Finally, if Graham mentions the word ‘slide show’ to you when talking about how you would like your photos, definitely say yes. You will not be disappointed!
We can’t recommend Graham enough. His photos are brilliant and have received fantastic comments from our family and friends.
Thank you Graham! Kelly and Chris"