Have a look at what some of the wonderful couples I’ve photographed have to say about me. If there is a blog post for the wedding then you can click on the couple’s name to go through to it
Rebecca & Adam
We truly struck gold finding Neil whilst searching for a photographer. We wanted someone who knew the area and venue, and viewing Neil’s website, we knew immediately we had found our photographer! Everything we wanted our photographs to be were clearly the way he liked to shoot, and after speaking to Neil we booked him straight away!
In the run up to the wedding we spoke to Neil on various occasions and loved the suggestions he made, he was keen to hear our thoughts and between us we came up with a plan… On the day of the wedding we hardly noticed Neil was there, he mingled with our guests taking some of the most beautifully natural photographs, alongside the “standard group shots”. We wanted Neil to capture natural shots of our guests during dinner, so he sat with our guests and caught some really special moments and some of our favourite photographs were taken during that time.
Our photographs are beautiful and we are absolutely delighted with them, they show a relaxed day with our family and friends enjoying themselves. Every shot tells a story and we continue to look at the gorgeous album we had made by Neil and Sarah, six months on.
I would recommend Neil in a heartbeat, he is professional, friendly and managed everything we asked for. I can honestly say choosing Neil was one of the best decisions we made.
Georgina & Matthew
Neil came highly recommended and did not disappoint! We found him after looking through a friends’ wedding album on social media. We loved how he had captured the sheer happiness and joy of the day and they put us in contact with a glowing reference.
We knew we wanted our photos to reflect our collective friends and families’ enjoyment of the day as well as our own, and looking through Neil’s photos he had absolutely captured that in previous weddings as well as producing stunning visuals of the bride and groom. An initial conversation quickly demonstrated his expertise, friendliness, and good humour. We knew we had found the person we wanted to capture our wedding day.
Neil was a joy to work with from start to finish. He puts 110% effort and care into everything, going above and beyond to make your wedding the best possible day. Neil’s input into our confetti run and entrance into the reception greatly improved what we had planned. Walking across the fields to greet our friends and family was one of our top moments of the day – all thanks to Neil’s suggestions and advice. He was a consummate professional on the day who approached everything with good humour and a calming presence. We placed him on a table with our guests so he could capture photos throughout the meal and he got on with all our guests whilst simultaneously taking brilliant photos!
We were thrilled, delighted and emotional when we saw our wedding photographs for the first time! Can we do it again please? We would recommend Neil without hesitation. A fantastic photographer and true professional. Thank you!
Neil was recommended by the sister of a good friend who is a photographer. We met him and two other photographers before making our decision. We felt that Neil’s passion for photography really shone through and he came across as enthusiastic and experienced. The style of Neil’s pictures was exactly the kind of thing we were looking for – not too intrusive and very natural. Choosing the right photographer was very important to us, as your wedding photos are something you look back on for years to come. There wasn’t a moment when we thought we might have made the wrong decision.
Neil was fantastic in the run-up to the wedding, prompting us for information at the right times and being flexible with our slightly unorthodox schedule. He also arranged visits to the venues without the need for us to be there – very helpful at a busy time.
On the day Neil was friendly, polite, helpful and got every picture we needed quickly and efficiently. His style put everyone at their ease, which also helped get the best photos possible.
We first saw our wedding photos while we were on our honeymoon and they were fantastic. Neil captured the atmosphere of the day, managed to get photos of everyone important and the standard was fantastic.
Without a doubt, we would happily recommend Neil to anyone who is willing to listen. We honestly can’t think of a single negative point to make, even anything tiny!
We found Neil when he photographed a friend’s wedding and were instantly impressed with how friendly and organised he is. He circulated the wedding party, putting people at ease during the formal group photos, as well as stealthily capturing the natural moments without people being aware of the camera.
After seeing our friend’s photos, we booked Neil immediately for our own wedding! We met up with Neil to discuss our day and what we would like. He gave us advice on what would work best, especially how to capture the morning for both bride and groom.
On our wedding day Neil was fantastic! He fitted into the wedding as if he had known everyone forever, remembering all the wedding parties’ names. He managed to capture every single shot, including every frame of a hysterical accident involving our best man, and wonderful photos of my flower girls playing. He also took the time to show my flower girls the photos he was taking of them, so they felt included – a very kind thing to do.
Neil was incredibly prompt in editing and sharing our photos with us. His photos were beautiful, charming, witty, and really captured the essence of our day. You can tell by the outcome of the photos that he is constantly aware of lighting and the best angles to catch the perfect natural photo. I remember feeling completely overwhelmed at how amazing each shot was and we couldn’t have been happier with the outcome!
We both wholeheartedly recommend Neil as your wedding photographer and have been lucky enough to attend two more weddings since that he has photographed. Thank you Neil for all of your incredible hard work and stunning photos.
Bryony & Bhavan
We loved having Neil shoot our wedding – in the lead up he was very professional and put us at ease through Skype calls to ensure we were 100% happy with the plan. This also gave us a chance to outline our preferences for shots when/if it was raining for example. After the day we had so many comments from guests saying that he was brilliant at organising people when needed and blending into the background. At one point I wondered where he had gone but that’s exactly why we booked him – to blend into the background and get the best natural shots as a result! Neil also sent us a message to pass on to our guests just before the wedding to outline his style of photography and I think this made a difference to how comfortable people felt.
We booked Neil because we loved the work on his website, and were looking for a photographer who likes to get the best natural shots. As we were having an ‘East meets West’ wedding, traditional Indian photographers prefer very posed shots and we knew this was not what we were looking for. We wanted someone who was able to shoot from the background and get beautiful shots because people don’t know they’re being photographed.
In the run up to the wedding Neil was very professional and happy to take our ideas and thoughts on board. He was also useful at advising us on the best ‘flow’ of the day, given the venue. On the day Neil was friendly, calm, professional and unobtrusive. We were very happy that he was able to be flexible given that our timetable shifted.
It was lovely to see our best photos on a slideshow – we were able to share this with our close family and friends. The photos are beautiful and Neil managed to capture some lovely moments. There are a few photos in particular which I absolutely love because I thought we had stolen a moment alone and I had no idea Neil was there! There’s a great mix of black and white and colour images, and the lighting was perfect. We are very happy to recommend Neil!
Lizzie & David
Neil was recommended to us by Farbridge, our wedding venue. After talking to him we both came away with such a great feeling about Neil, his work, calmness and attitude. We left really wanting Neil to be our wedding photographer as he had put us at ease straight away.
In preparing for the wedding Neil was fantastic. Every email was replied to quickly and every question answered thoroughly. A few days before the wedding, Neil phoned us and spoke to us in greater depth about specific family photos we wanted and timings of the day. He also recommended buying a bridal umbrella…as he recommends this to every bride and then they don’t get rain on their day! We had beautiful sunshine!!
On the day Neil was a true professional! Calm, assertive manner, approachable with everyone. A delight to have on our wedding day. Just brilliant! Also amazing with advice on getting pollen off a grooms suit jacket after capturing some amazing photos in the rapeseed…he even managed to capture that on camera too!!
When we saw our wedding photographs for the first time we were happy, delighted, pleased, amazed, wonderful memories – too many adjectives! Just stunning! Neil had captured moments of the day we missed and took photographs from different angles, rather than ‘staged’ shots. There are some gorgeous photographs of our bridal party getting ready and my dad walking in to see me in my dress for the first time. Just gorgeous! Neil also travelled over to the pub to see the boys beforehand – these are lovely photos and great to see how David prepared in the morning!!
We would definitely recommend him…. wish we could do it all again!!
Emily & Tom
Our venue recommended Neil and we felt so comfortable with him from the very beginning. On our wedding day Neil just blended into the background, he wasn’t intrusive at all. He captured the feel of our day perfectly and he didn’t miss a single special moment. We received our wedding photos the day before we flew home from our honeymoon and we just couldn’t stop looking at them. They were truly perfect. There were some that our family said “we don’t even remember seeing him there taking that” that’s how good he was!
We would obviously recommend Neil to any of our friends getting married. Who doesn’t want natural, beautiful photographs that will forever remind you of the best day of your lives?!
Katie and Patrick
Neil was absolutely fantastic. Our wedding venue recommended him to us and we loved the style of photos on his website. After having a Skype call with him from Australia we knew he was the right person for our wedding. He gave us such a buzz about what our wedding photos could be like and was so friendly and genuine.
His preparation in the build up to our wedding was fantastic and he made us feel completely at ease that everything on the day would run smoothly and the pictures would be perfect. His research on the venue, the weather, our important family and friends attending on the day was brilliant – we didn’t need to worry about a thing!
Neil captured our day perfectly from start to finish, we love every single photo he took! He made sure he got shots of everyone we wanted and also spent extra time getting some photos of our daughter on our special day which we are absolutely thrilled with. He was great at getting everyone organised and was extremely approachable, we even had some of our guests comment on how down to earth and friendly he was.
We are so glad we chose Neil as our wedding photographer and would highly recommend him to anyone that wants to get natural perfect wedding photos. Thank you so much Neil.
Lizzie & Christian
We found Neil through a Google search; we looked through many different photographers that had shot at our venue previously and Neil’s work stood out for us. As Neil shoots so naturally and this is what we were looking for, it seemed like a perfect match especially after meeting him in person for a chat.
Neil’s preparation for the big day not only showed his professionalism but also his attention to detail. On the day it almost felt as if Neil wasn’t around but on reflection when viewing our photographs he had caught every single little moment. We could not recommend him more highly!
Katie & Tristan
We were looking for a photographer that captured all the special moments of our wedding day without us knowing. Neil was recommended by another professional photographer and when we saw other wedding photos he had taken we knew he was the wedding photographer for us! The style of his photography was exactly what we were looking for. Neither of us feel overly comfortable in front of a camera so the fact that Neil captures most of the wedding day without the need to do many staged shots was perfect for us. The photos of the previous weddings Neil had done also speak for themselves, He is fantastic at what he does!
Neil was brilliant to work with from the initial booking. We met him at our venue in advance of the wedding and had a look around to discuss what kinds of images we would like. Neil immediately put us at ease and was really easy to get along with. He was always very responsive to any questions we had and was happy to accommodate any requests we had!
One of the best things about booking Neil is that on the day he completely blends in with all of your guests! We had multiple comments from our guests about how lovely he was. He wasn’t obtrusive and is just genuinely a lovely person. It rained on our wedding day but as soon as we had a dry period Neil got us outside and got some beautiful shots of just the two of us that we had requested. He works around any situation so you get the perfect shots.
We absolutely loved our wedding images. They were so natural and captured all of the special moments of our wedding day, not only of us but of all of our wedding guests. They are beautiful, we can’t thank him enough! Looking through them brings back all the memories of what was the best day of our lives! We would 100% recommend Neil to anybody looking for a wedding photographer, you won’t regret it!
We met Neil at a friend’s wedding. We loved his approach to wedding photography and got great feedback from our friends whose wedding it was. Neil was actually the first supplier we booked after getting engaged.
We found Neil to be excellent and a pleasure to work with. He got on board with what we wanted to achieve and gave invaluable and honest suggestions on how we could get the best out of our photos. He blended into our day capturing real emotions from our guests as opposed to endless ‘staged shots’. On the day Neil was first class – very relaxed and un-stressful which is was very important to us. Our wedding photos and our wedding album are the highest quality I have seen and they really tell a story of the day. We would absolutely recommend him.
We found Neil through our venue and saw some of his work and liked his style. We were keen to get a photographer who would not only get natural shots but wouldn’t impose themselves too much either.
As we live in Manchester we had a Skype call a few weeks before the wedding. We were really impressed that we didn’t have to chase this up, in fact Neil made us more organised! He also took the initiative to go to the locations ahead of the wedding, which showed a really high level of dedication and professionalism. There is enough to worry about the morning of the day, without a lost or late photographer adding to the mix!
Neil was great on the day, he was very relaxed and let us spend time with our guests but also made sure we were outside to make the most of the light when it stopped raining. We even had a rainbow on the day! We had to have some pictures inside but as Neil knew the venue really well it meant that we still got some great group shots. Neil was also super-patient with our very enthusiastic guests who took a while to organise themselves for the group shot.
We loved our wedding photographs! It was great getting a taste while we were on honeymoon but then seeing the full set when we got home meant we could re-live the day even after the post-honeymoon come down! There were so many moments that we weren’t aware of that Neil had captured brilliantly, and he really caught the fun atmosphere of the reception.
We’ve recommended Neil to two of our friends who also used him, and we would recommend him to anyone else as we think he was a great addition to our day.
Lisa & Tom
Neil was recommended to us by two other photographers and met him at one of our venues, The Museum of Water and Steam. We really liked his approach to wedding photography and his excitement at shooting at our venue and wedding.
Before the wedding Neil talked through some ideas which was helpful and he was also respectful about what we ultimately wanted from our photos. We received questions beforehand about who was who at the wedding which I really liked as it meant we’d ensure we would get photos of those who were the most important to us. He also took the time to take a look round our other venue before the big day – this reduced time away from our guests as Neil knew exactly where we were going to shoot photos of the two of us.
On the day we hardly noticed Neil which I liked as I hadn’t wanted someone in my face all day. We’d agreed on a few ‘staged’ photos but had kept these to a minimum as we wanted the photos to be natural and a real reminder of the day and Neil captured this very well. We’ve had such great comments from friends and family about our wedding photos and also about Neil on the day, which is a testament to him and the way he works.
Neil kept in touch with us after the wedding whilst we were on honeymoon to keep us in the loop about when we’d see our photographs and a few days after we got back we had them, which was lovely to come back to. A year and a half later I still love looking through our photos and we have some lovely reminders around the house of our wonderful celebration thanks to Neil.
Olga & Bhavin
Olga met Neil at a friend’s wedding about two years before our own wedding and the friend was very happy with her photos and recommended Neil to us.
We contacted a handful of wedding photographers and had video calls with them all. Neil was very friendly and professional in explaining his role in our big day. We discussed the vision of our wedding day and Neil’s style of photography that involved natural rather than posed shots which captured real emotion. His easy-going nature and natural style was exactly what we were looking for. After looking at his previous wedding photography work we were more than happy to have Neil photograph and capture our own big day.
Neil is very thoughtful, friendly and professional in his approach. We discussed the outline of the day, including all the details of the day. Closer to the wedding date we confirmed the order and logistics of the day with Neil to ensure it went smoothly. He was always easily contactable by email or mobile phone (as well as Skype) and went the extra mile by contacting our venue in advance to discuss further logistical questions such as the best place to take a large group photo. Neil also contacted our videographer and they worked extremely well on the day together.
We were very pleased with the photos – they beautifully captured the emotions of the day. Our wedding was particularly eventful as we combined Russian and Indian traditions and games. Neil never missed a beat and captured moments of the day that we missed in person on the day.
Neil was very discreet and professional and managed to effectively organise large groups of people. He captured all the key moments yet still managed to blend into the background. He had a great idea of a second private photoshoot between us as the summer sun was setting – producing stunning photographs. We never felt rushed or unnatural. In all, everything we could ask for in a great wedding photographer.
We highly recommend Neil as a wedding photographer especially for those people who wish to capture beautiful natural and emotional moments.
Jodie & Gareth
We booked Neil because we felt his style of photography would suit our wedding and our guests. Preparing for the wedding photography was much easier than I thought, very stress free. He gave us great guidance about the group shots and made sure we knew exactly what would happen. On the day we barely noticed he was there! Neil made us feel relaxed on the day, especially whilst I was getting ready in the morning and feeling rather nervous! We found Neil very approachable, honest and he made us all feel completely at ease. All of our guests commented on how lovely he was and how they didn’t feel like they had to pose for the photos.
We couldn’t wait to see the photos to relive the day and they exceeded all of our expectations. Very emotional! We have had many people comment on how happy and relaxed everyone looks in the photos and that is purely because of Neil. We would absolutely recommend him.
Becky & Adam
We knew we needed a photographer we were going to feel relaxed around and who we were happy being with our family and friends for a whole day, so Neil’s friendly and relaxed manner made this easy. Of course we were also really impressed with his style of photography – capturing the real moments throughout the day as they happen.
Working with Neil leading up to the wedding was really easy, he communicated with us whenever we had a question and the meetings at our house really helped us feel confident we’d chosen the right photographer. On our wedding day his style of capturing moments by subtly being in the background put everyone at ease and meant that guests could feel comfortable and enjoy the day without waiting around to be in a photo. When we saw our photos we loved looking through the lovely moments Neil managed to capture that we didn’t even know had happened throughout the day. We would definitely recommend him.
Sarah & Chris
Neil is someone who combines a detailed knowledge and love for quality photography, and this came across when we met for the first time to discuss our plans for our wedding day. He is very professional – he manages to combine being efficient with a friendly and personable manner with guests.
We were delighted with the photos and thought that they captured the spirit of the day (and the perfect weather!) – we have had lots of compliments on our wedding photos. We have been recommending Neil for our friends’ weddings.