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....
Kathleen & Michael | Valldemossa, Mallorca
"We have now looked at our beautiful album, and beautiful doesn’t do it justice, we have relived the day over and over in our minds but with your album it is more vivid and brings the whole wedding to life again, we have had the opportunity to show the album to a few people who came over for mums funeral and they were blown away by it. Everyone has said it’s the best album and photographs they have ever seen, our reply is that we had the best photographer ever!! Can’t thank you and Mary enough for the fantastic effort you both put into our day. Again a massive thank you and an equally massive hug to you both. Michael and Kathleen "
sinéad & tom | Harrow & Northwood, UK
"From our very first meeting Graham impressed us with his professionalism, friendliness and reassuring manner. Neither of us enjoys having our photographs taken but in the more relaxed setting of our engagement shoot he and Mary quickly put us at our ease; we were very pleased with the natural informality he achieved which we felt reflected our personas. Graham was very open to all our wishes and suggestions, never trying to impose his own views but offering insights and suggestions that we would not have considered. He was very discreet in the church, yet still managed to encapsulate the nature of our ceremony. The reception photographs also beautifully captured the reportage style that we were looking for and the few formal group shots still managed to reflect the fun of the occasion.
Overall, and most importantly, we never felt that this was “just another wedding” to him. He went out of his way to make it both unique and special to us. Thank you both so much,
Adrian & Fiona
sinéad & tom | Harrow & Northwood, middlesex
"I read a lot on the reviews on Hitched when planning our wedding so it seems only right to write my own review in return. I'd seen 3 or 4 photographers I liked on Hitched and the plan was to meet with all of them before making a decision. However once we met with Graham and his lovely wife Mary we didn't look any further and booked him straight away! Graham is so passionate about his photography but he was so friendly and personal. Both Graham and Mary put us completely at ease from the first time we met them.
Graham made the whole process easy and hassle free from the booking, to the engagement shoot, to the wedding itself and then editing and selecting photos for our slideshow and album. Graham was constantly at the end of a phone or an email to answer any questions. He listened to our suggestions and helped us make our album really personal. The quality of his work is second to none and we have a wonderful selection of engagement and wedding photos which we will always treasure. Booking Graham was the easiest (and best!) decision we made and we would have no hestitation in recommending him to others."
Sinéad & Tom
Monique & alex | POLLENSA, MAllorca
Wonderful, is the only way we can describe Graham's beautiful photos of our wedding. After months of researching photographers we chose Graham because we really loved the way Graham's photos captured the exact moments without being staged like other photographers, Graham spent time with us before the wedding & this really helped to put my husband's nerves at ease.
Graham has a great way of making you feel really comfortable & relaxed. This meant that on the actual wedding day, we could both relax & enjoy time with our friends & families, while Graham captured some amazing wedding shots of us. Graham was the first to arrive at the villa on our wedding day which allowed Graham to get set-up & get some great photos of us all getting ready together.
Planning a wedding abroad is quite hard work, especially if you decide like us not to use a wedding planner, however I didn't have any fears with Graham, we had constant contact with Graham right up until the big day, which for any bride is a massive weight off your shoulders. After the wedding Graham started to send us a few photo's each day & we were so blown away with just how perfect they were.
We now have a fabulous pre-wedding photo shoot, over 600 beautiful wedding photos, and a wonderful wedding video filled with love of family & friends. We couldn't ask for anything more, it was perfect. Working with Graham has been such a pleasure for us and we now have the most amazing photos for a lifetime to treasure.
xxx xxx Mr & Mrs Gascoyne
Sarah & Matt | chenies manor, hertfordshire
"Graham did our wedding photos back in May and we absolutely loved them! He and Mary were very friendly and passionate about getting things right- nothing was too much trouble. On the day, they helped keep things calm and relaxed and the end product was wonderful. After the wedding, we really looked forward to the ‘photo a day’! 100% recommended!"
Katie & Dan | The Barn at Bury Court, surrey
"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 Dan's 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"
Laura & Sam | Agapanto | Port de Soller, Mallorca
"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!
Carrie-Ann & Fraser | Capdepera, Mallorca
"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.
Kind regards, Mr and Mrs Hunter"
Stuart (father-of-the-groom) Carrie-Ann & Fraser | Capdepera, Mallorca
"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 USB 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"
Helen & John | Taplow House Hotel, berkshire
"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"
Kelly & Chris | Castell Coch | The Ashmolean Museum, oxfordshire
"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"