Surrey Wedding Photography Testimonials from Brides and Grooms
It is so great to get great feedback from my couples. As a creative, I think its always nice to get the reassurance that you are doing something right especially when you work in a subjective medium. I am delighted that the majority of my work comes from referrals and I often receive notes from clients after their wedding. Below are a number of testimonials that I have received from Brides and Grooms and some from other members of the family as well. Click on the names to see a small selection of images from their weddings.
“The photographs are absolutely wonderful – they completely capture the atmosphere and fun of the day. There was so much going on at our wedding yet you seemed to have captured what seems like every moment. Did you actually get time to eat at all during the day?! You were incredibly discreet too – I hardly remember you being there at all. You clearly listened to us (and my mum!) when we said how important it was to have images of as many of the guests as possible and for that we’re very grateful. Thank you too for our gorgeous ‘thank you’ cards – we have had so many lovely comments (and thank yous!). I’m so pleased my sister ‘discovered’ you!
Thank you again for all you hard work.. before, during and after the big day.”
“After looking at the website our expectations were high. We met with Sean a couple of weeks before the day and after that were confident that we would have some great photography. It more than lived up to expectations.
Sean ensured that we had a large amount of time together as a couple to get the best photos, which provided an exceptional way of capturing the day. The result was great quality images which were distinctive and managed to impress all generations of family and friends. Sean managed to get almost every detail of the ceremony that reflected the emotions perfectly and provided some outstanding images – and probably against his creative judgement he even took some requests for wedding kitsch.”
Bettina and Richard
“Thank you so much for documenting our wedding! The photos are fantastic and reflect the day just as it was (without the stressful bits). It is a miracle how you turned a cold rainy day into something that bursts with vibrancy and colours. Always there but never obtrusive, you really did help us remember this day with huge smiles on our faces! By capturing every little detail you allowed us to re-live our wedding and the moments we missed on the day again and again and again. Your calming warm words during the getting ready process were also truly appreciated. Thank you for being such a star!”
“Photography was one of the first things we wanted to organise for the wedding as it would keep our memories of the day alive for years to come. From the moment we met Sean we knew he was the man for the job! He is professional and creative but at the same time personable and witty which makes you feel relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera. Sean knows the wedding business inside out and was familiar with our venue, so he was able to give us an insight to what would happen on the day and gave us the confidence that he had everything in hand. On the day itself Sean really blended in with our guests, his style is very subtle whilst still getting amazing images. We received so many complements of how lovely he was!!
The photos themselves were perfect, we are so happy, thank you so much Sean.
Finding a good photographer to cover our wedding was one of the most important things for us – finding Sean was way beyond finding a “good” photographer! He came recommended by another professional photographer who, in turn, had come recommended to us (she was already booked for our date). I made contact with Sean and immediately felt comfortable talking to him about our wedding details and what we wanted etc. We then met with him prior to our wedding and again felt at ease and in good hands!
On the day, it was almost like he was another guest, he fitted in so well – professional yet informal which was just what we wanted. Our wedding was relatively small so it could easily have been that the photographer stood out like a sore thumb but this was not the case with Sean. He managed to get all the shots we had asked for and many more besides. All our guests commented on how friendly/easy going Sean was and have all subsequently been very impressed with the pictures we got. As for us, we have been raving about him ever since!!
So, we just wanted to say, a big thank you to Sean for capturing our special day so well, for being so accommodating of our requests, for producing some beautiful images that we will be able to look at for years to come when we want to remember our special day and for being so generally talented and fabulous. Oh, and be prepared for a phone call for some more work when we have children!!!
Best wishes, Steph and Gareth xx
We just wanted to say a massive thank you for all you did for us on our wedding day. The photographs were truly gorgeous and we treasure them.
From the moment we met you, you made us feel so special, like we were your only clients. In fact, we didn’t even feel like clients! More like friends. The photographs were stunning which could only have been achieved by making us feel comfortable. Your presence felt so natural and unintrusive that we barely even knew you were there, yet you achieved a really intimate feel to the pictures.
You were so professional but so friendly. The end results are amazing and we would recommend you to anyone who asks. Thanks so much!
Love Cassie and Nick.
“Any one planning a wedding will know what a stressful time it can be. There is so much to sort out, the dress, guest lists, flowers and of course the photographer.
We was so worried about the photos of our big day, how they would turn out, would they be what we wanted?
We could not have been more fortunate to find Sean. Straight away he put our mind at rest, he took time to find out about us as a couple, what we enjoyed and exactly what kind of photos we wanted for our special day.
On the day of the wedding Sean was more like a friend than a photographer, he made us feel at ease and we both really enjoyed having our pictures taken.
The photos that we ended up with were just phenomenal, filled with emotion and joy, he seemed to capture every moment perfectly and managed to get shots without us even knowing he was there.
We have memories that will last as long as our marriage…A lifetime.
Julie-Anne & Brendan Lewis”
Sean really captured the essence of our wedding day on camera. He took a wide mix of photos – the perfect balance of traditional/formal shots and reportage, catching lots of special little moments. Sean was not at all intrusive, we hardly realised he was there. He was both professional and friendly and really put us, and our guests, at ease. We were so thrilled with all of the photos, we have already recommended Sean to several friends and will continue to do so.
Sean has a clear passion for photography which is evident in the quality of his photos. If we ever need a photographer again, Sean will definitely be getting a call!
“Photographs have always been key to us throughout our relationship, so finding the right photographer for our big day was important. And what a photographer we found! From the moment we first met Sean, the trust was there. He was professional, friendly, welcoming and certainly knew his stuff. We instantly felt at ease around him and this continued right up until the big day. Working with Sean during the planning was fantastic. He listened to our needs and made sure they were met and more besides. On the actual day, he put us both at ease and took control. All our guests said that they didn’t notice him there at all. The group shots were done swiftly and professionally and the end result simply blew us away. When we got the photos, it was like we were back there living the day again. All the emotion, love, fun and laughter of the day was captured in each and every one of the photos that Sean took. We can’t thank you enough Sean…..we now have all the memories of the day and more. You are being recommended to everyone we know!!! ”
“During the year leading up to our wedding, Sean stayed in contact with us and we also had a pre-wedding shoot. This was such a good idea, as it really gave us a feel for what it would be like on our big day. We felt so much more confident in having our pictures taken at our wedding, as these pictures were taken in front of strangers on busy London streets, so in front of our family and friends was easy in comparison.
When you are letting someone into one of the most intimate days of your lives, taking amazing photographs really isn’t enough. That person needs to make you feel comfortable and relaxed in their presence, as you really want the emotions of your day to be captured in your pictures. Sean managed to do this effortlessly, not only with us but also with our family and friends. He got himself into whatever position he needed to be in so that he didn’t miss a shot, even laying down in the middle of the gravel driveway, which explains why he goes through so many suits! You can tell that photography is his true passion, as after 15 hours with us he was laying on the dance floor taken the last picture of the three sparkly trainers!
We really can’t thank you enough Sean for capturing the best day of our lives in the most stunning photographs. We have had so many amazing comments and our beautiful wedding album is now proudly displayed in our home and I don’t think that we will ever tire of looking at it.”
Anna & Martin x”
“We could not have wished for a better photographer! Even on a damp, dreary winter’s day, Sean managed to make the photographs look magical. He captured the atmosphere and guests’ personalities masterfully through a mixture of orchestrated group shots and abstract natural pictures.
Sean’s presence was a very welcomed addition to the day. Any photographer that can work with two days notice, bad weather, a dog and deliver to the standard Sean has, is worth their weight in gold.”
“Sean, what can we say, thank you doesn’t seem enough!
We had planned to meet with a few wedding photographers to make sure we choose the right one as capturing our big day was so important to us. However from the moment we met you we felt so comfortable and impressed with your work that we didn’t need to see anyone else. You certainly didn’t let us down, you were really amazing. From suggesting meeting at the venue before the wedding to run through the day, to helping the day run so smoothly and coping in the 30 degree heat, at every step we were so impressed! Getting everyone together for those valuable shots was so difficult in that heat but you managed it so smoothly and I know everyone was really relieved that it was all done so swiftly. You helped advise and calm us throughout the day and were so thoughtful, especially deciding to shot us inside rather than make us stand out in the heat after the ceremony, I know James was especially grateful for that!
Seeing the photographs last week in your new studio with a glass of wine was a lovely touch, we were so impressed with how quickly you managed to get the photographs ready for us and they are truly amazing! I can’t stop looking at them, you’ve managed to capture all the emotion of the day and every time I look through them I am able to re-live the day over again. You managed to capture all of our guests so naturally and they are all so impressed with them.
We were so pleased you were there to share our day with us, it was like having a friend there with us, we can’t thank you enough for all you did. We will certainly be recommending you to all our friends.
Thanks again for everything.
Katie and James”
“Dear Sean ,
After a week or two of showing our wedding album to family & friends, we wanted to write to thank you properly for doing such a wonderful job of photographing our wedding. We were constantly impressed whilst looking through the photos at how you captured the emotions we went through on the day. Also, the eye you have for setting up a scene – the river shots are some of our favourites because we know they are unique to us.
On seeing the canvas, my dad said “that just sums up the whole day”. To be able to capture the essence of our wedding in that one photo is a mark of your outstanding professional skills. They say a picture tells a thousand words (I am sure you have heard that before!) & looking at the album, going through the disks & passing the canvas (now hanging in the landing) brings the wedding so vividly to life all over again.
We cant thank you enough for all the work you put in to capturing our day so perfectly. Thanks to you, the memories will live on more brightly. We wish you every success in the future and are confident we will see you again for more “important events”
Tom & Ali
“Having Sean as our wedding photographer was a great pleasure. From the first call he was extremely friendly and helpful, and once we had our initial meeting we felt totally at ease with him. He was happy to listen to what we wanted and took it on board, and having our engagement shoot prior to the wedding was beneficial especially as neither of us are comfortable in front of a camera! We had no issue with recommending him to some of our friends who were getting married before us, and so we got to know him quite well before our big day. Meeting him a few days before the wedding also added more comfort as we felt totally relaxed in his hands, and knew we could rely on him 100% to do an excellent job. Despite a couple of panics from us on the day he remained totally calm and professional and in the end it felt like we had a friend doing the photographs. All our guests complimented us on our choice of photographer as he kept them all in order in a friendly manner, he didn’t over take the running of the day, and the results were fantastic. We really cannot thank Sean enough for making the memories of our special day so wonderful and have made a friend along the way. We are certain to contact him for any future “family” photos!
Amy & Richard”
“We hired Sean for our wedding, and were extremely pleased with the results. Not only was he very personable and friendly, but he fitted precisely into our plan for the day and produced some expert photos at the end. He worked well with the videographer and fitted his work within a strict set of rules set down by our church venue. We would definitely recommend his work.”
Thank you so much for making our special day so much more memorable with the beautiful photographs that we will always have to look back on. You managed to capture every special moment of the day with each picture telling its own story. The problem we face now is choosing a selection to go into an album. We have received so many comments about the photographs. You were great on the day and felt like one of our guests. You even managed to capture Carl smiling on film, which we were most impressed with! A great photographer, we would definately recommend!
Debbie and Carl Bailey
“Sean was our photographer for our civil ceremony at LSO St Luke’s in May and from the moment we met Sean, we felt completely relaxed with him. He filled us with confidence that he would absolutely deliver some fantastic memories of our day – and that he did.
From the call the day before the ceremony just to reassure us he was all set, which was a lovely touch, he added his experience and advice to help both of us enjoy our day. We felt completely at ease and we had such a laugh with him – within minutes he felt like one of our closest friends and we had no idea he was snapping away. He blended in so well, interacting with our guests such that they actually thought he was one of our closest friends, which all resulted in some fantastic, natural photos that have truly captured the story of our day. We would absolutely not hesitate to recommend Sean for any event – and we still take time out when he uploads new blogs to look at his work.”
“Thank you so much for our wonderful wedding photos. You made the photography fun which is just what we wanted, from messing around with leaves in our autumnal pre-wedding shoot to spinning around on the dance floor on our wedding day. We enjoyed every minute and have a some pictures to cherish forever. Thank you!”
Jo & Miles “
I just wanted to thank you so so so much for our wedding photo’s. They were ALL quite simply FANTASTIC. I have shown them to so many people I’m sure they’re really bored by now, but I’m not! I could look at them all day, every day. Many many guests commented after the wedding how amazing you were and that you just slotted right in to our wonderfully different day (in your shorts!) without being bossy but got things done. Me and Keith loved the fact that you took natural shots, as we are really not keen on the standard posed group shots, but yours were artistic and beautiful, and you even caught my nan smiling which is a huge rarity when camera’s are about.
Also many many people I have shown them to just love them and I have passed your number on so many times. You yourself were friendly, fun and brilliant, and took excellent photo’s capturing everything I wanted of our day… more than I could ever have imagined. I cannot thank you enough, as so many friends recently have commented that their wedding photo’s have been just OK or nice, and then they look at mine with great envy!
Thank again so so much,
Julie & Keith xxx
“We were delighted with our wedding photos, which were a mixture of classic shots and some very arty ‘wow’ pictures that impressed all of our family and friends. Sean worked tirelessly on the day, and was focused entirely on capturing the essence of our big day. We would recommend Sean to anyone looking for a beautiful representation of their wedding.”
“Sean travelled a long way for our wedding, so there was no time for any pre-wedding meet or shoot. This did not matter one bit. Sean put us at ease from the moment we met him. He ensured we all had fun getting our photos taken and somehow he seemed to manage to capture every step of the day, without ever being intrusive or getting in-the-way. We had an amazing wedding day and Sean captured all the best bits for us to relive every time we look through the images. We couldn’t have been happier with Sean’s service and the results. The images were truly breathtaking and we are still receiving compliments on the photographs more than six months after the wedding.
We highly recommend Sean as a wedding photographer to anyone looking for a high quality, modern wedding album, which is sure to have a sense of ‘fun’ running through the theme.”
Thank you very much!
All the best,
From the moment when Sean insisted he was happy to travel all the way to the Midlands to show us his work, we knew we’d found a dedicated photographer who was literally willing to go the extra mile. Not only that, Sean also showed us that he is a highly competent photographer who consistently produces high quality albums. During our pre wedding shoot Sean was quick to put us at ease and get us used to being ‘papped!’ By the time our wedding came round we were really looking forward to the couple of hours we had set aside for photographs. Ever the professional, despite his second baby being nearly a week overdue, Sean put our minds at ease by arranging a backup photographer but luckily he was able to be with us the whole day and captured some fantastic images. We have already recommended Sean to many people and wouldn’t hesitate to use him again in the future.
Sean, we can’t thank you enough for capturing such amazing memories in your photos – they really captured the essence of our day, and we will treasure them. Neither of us are quite sure how you got so many fab shots of us and our guests, as you seemed to blend into the background most of the time! We were particularly impressed at how you managed the group shots – there was no waiting around or military-style orders, you seemed to just coordinate everyone seamlessly. Friends and family have all been so impressed by the photos, and we’ve recommended you to all of our engaged friends!
We both thought your photographic service was fantastic and made having the wedding photos taken much easier than expected and we actually had a good laugh too, as well as a few tears in the church. Coming from my bride who doesn’t enjoy having her picture taken and a groom who was worried about her not enjoying having her picture taken, that is more than a job well done! Will definitely be recommending you to our friends in the near future when they take the leap!!
“Sean was a really calming influence on me as a bride throughout the planning process and the wedding day itself. He gave me complete confidence in him as a photographer and made sure that we got the shots we wanted whilst also taking the time to enjoy our wedding day. The pictures themselves are out of this world and I couldn’t be happier. He comes highly recommended by myself and my entire family.”
We would like to offer our enormous thanks for your part in making our big day so special. The photos are exactly what we wanted – a combination of traditional, artistic and modern. You really did capture the essence of our wedding and we are truly amazed at the range of pictures you took – and the unobtrusive way you got them! A number of our guests commented on how you seemed to be everywhere without ever getting in the way.
We were expecting good photos but were particularly grateful for your manner throughout the whole process. Before the wedding your sensitive advice on how to ensure we captured our day properly was most welcome; on the actual day you were like an additional friend to both of us and we really appreciated your support (and the way you always diffused any tension with a well-timed joke!)
Thank you so much for everything
Paul & Victoria
“Jerry and I were very lucky to have stumbled across Sean. We invited him over for an preliminary chat and to view some more of his work and immediately liked both his attitude and photography style, it was obvious we were on the same wave length when talking about our love of black and white photography which was great. Sean very kindly agreed to shoot our legal wedding ceremony in Guildford as the pre-wedding practice. We weren’t that bothered about documenting it as the real deal was in Capri but it is only now, looking back that we really treasure those photos, they were wonderful. The most important thing for us over the wedding weekend in Capri was the photographer blended into the crowd, took shots without having to arrange everyone into groups and was professional but fun. Sean managed to pull this off with flair. We have had so many comments on the photography, not only in respect of the pictures themselves because they are indeed fantastic, but the fact Sean felt like just another guest (with a rather large camera albeit) but for that we are most grateful”
We want to thank you Sean for the fabulous job you did photographing our wedding day. You have been extremely attentive throughout the whole process, from our inital meeting where you spent a whole evening with us showing us some of your work and discussing the various options through to our pre-wedding shoot and then on the day itself. You are so easy to get along with it made us and our guests feel completely relaxed and happy to be photgraphed on the big day. Your alternative to the traditional guest book, where our guests sign a frame, was great because we not only get to admire a great wedding picture every day but also all the lovely messages our guests left for us. The pictures you have produced for us are both beautiful and unusual which was exactly what we were looking for and we will treasure them forever.
Tracy & Matt – Married at St Nicholas Church in Cranleigh, Surrey
‘We are so pleased with the service we got from Sean: from the initial consultation, to the pre-wedding shoot, which got us used to the camera, to the wedding itself.
Sean managed to get exactly the right mix of candid wedding shots to the more informal shots of us and the guests. The photos were worked on in Photoshop and tweaked where necessary, and then over 500 great photos were sent to us, all included in the price. We could not be happier with the service and value for money and we would not hesitate in recommending Sean.’
Vicki & Glen – Married in Abergavenny in South Wales
From our first meeting with Sean, we were impressed by his knowledge, technical skill and importantly, his ability to put us at ease. The pre-Wedding shoot was a great opportunity to experience having our photographs taken – and we loved the final result.
On our Wedding day, Sean was everything we hoped he’d be. He took so many fantastic pictures that we don’t know which ones to put up! Everyone has commented on the brilliance of the photographs. Sean was unobtrusive yet captured our day perfectly. We would heartily recommend Sean (and already have!).