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Feedback from my wedding couples

Award Winning Wedding Photographer Bristol

This year I was entered into the Wedding Industry Awards and was delighted to find out, after my 2017 couples had placed their votes, that I had got through to the regional finals! Now the competition is over, I have received all the voters comments through and I am absolutely blown away!
I am so grateful for all the lovely feedback and just had to share some of them. Would love to share all of them, but I would end up with the longest blog post ever! ;)

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award winning wedding photographer bristol

"Martin made everyone (even the camera-shy!) feel comfortable, so that all the photos are both beautiful and natural. He photographed the many emotional moments that made our wedding so special, but without interrupting the ceremony or any of our conversations with our guests. Martin has an amazing ability to single out small details or interactions that were important to us - our wedding album really captures our relationship with each other and with our friends and family. "

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"Everyone at the wedding loved the way Martin worked, he was professional, yet fun and took some lovely pictures. We were so very happy with what he did and now we’ve got a fantastic album created by him to remember it by. Martin was very thorough with his work and made sure we had all the pictures that we wanted out of the day but made sure he did so in a nice relaxed way, we couldn’t recommend him enough for anyone else looking for a photographer for their special day "

award winning wedding photographer bristol

Award Winning Wedding Photographer Bristol

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"I was very pleased with our wedding photos as Martin took some stunning artistic shots. He also captured the key moments of our day perfectly. I was impressed at how he didn't get in the way of our guests but still managed to photograph everything that we wanted."

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"Martin is a very experienced photographer. He is cheerful, professional and has lots of great ideas to take the best pictures. He liaised with us before the wedding day in a very effective manner so we would be on the same page. We loved our wedding pictures. Highly recommended! "

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"Martin was a true professional throughout and had us all at ease with having our photos taken instantly. Michael and I have never had professional photo's taken of us together and were slightly worried about the experience. Martin took away any worries we had straight away, he guided us effortlessly when needed others times he just blended in the background. Martin had fantastic ideas for capturing the perfect shots in the best lighting. We are absolutely thrilled with our photos. Stunning!"

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"From the very beginning from meeting martin to the big day, he was so friendly, answered all my stupid questions professionally and set my mind at ease and I knew with planning my wedding day, the photography was one thing I did have to worry about, martin had it all covered and put my mind at ease. On the day, he was brilliant and all my guests loved him. I also loved every single photo so choosing only 90 for my album took me a few days!! Great photographer and I will always recommend him"

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If you are looking for an Award Winning wedding photographer Bristol for 2019 and beyond (only few free dates for 2018) and would like to have similar experience as the couples above please get in touch.

 

 


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Bristol Mansion House - Karen & Richard

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It was thrilling shooting Karen and Richard’s Bristol Mansion House Wedding. The couple was recommended by the Mansion House to their wedding planner based on my experience in Bristol Mansion House Wedding Photography.

The Mansion House in Clifton perfectly incorporates the romance and grandeur of the Victorian era with luxury, style and exclusivity in a cocktail mannerism, making it the perfect setting for a perfect Clifton wedding.

Speaking of Karen and Richard’s Bristol Mansion House Wedding, here’s how it went down…

The day started out with Karen getting ready in her bridal suite. Her bridesmaids were her three beautiful daughters who kept her company and helped her as she got ready. The atmosphere was fairly calm and relaxed. Karen’s unique and beautiful short bridal dress was supplied by Veils of Berkeley.

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I love the entire atmosphere of their outdoor wedding which comes across so perfectly in their images. All the elements made the day great but everything came together with the hard work of their wedding planner – Caroline of  The Planning Lounge.

The flowers were supplied and beautifully arranged by Megan of Megan Lilly Flowers. The simple posy style bouquet of mixed roses and astrantia in pale dusky pinks, blush and ivory with soft green foliage were elegant yet subtle. The delicious food and drinks was supplied by Parsnip Mash, which is well know for the quality of their food in the whole of South West.

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There was plenty of great music throughout the day, starting from guitarist Matt Bee who played at the ceremony and drinks reception to DJ (Tom from Crossfade) and Bristol based band called The 45’s”. Friends and families evidently enjoyed the great music. They swayed nicely to the blend of beats.

Karen and Richard’s Mansion House wedding was perfect and they were full of smiles all day long. Their lovely wedding was also recently feature on The English Wedding Blog.

If you are planning Clifton wedding or you are getting married at The Mansion House, please get in touch to talk about your requirements in more detail.

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Coombe Lodge - Gemma & Ash

Somerset Wedding Photographer Coombe Lodge

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I had an amazing day shooting Gemma and Ash’s Somerset wedding at Coombe Lodge last Autumn.

I came recommended to the couple by one of the bridesmaids whose wedding I photographed at Priston Mill few years back. We connected easily.

Being a Somerset wedding photographer comes with a lot of excitement, especially when you get to work with a great couple like Gemma and Ash. Add lovely guests and a stunning venue like Coombe Lodge to the mix and you have the perfect conditions for shooting a Somerset wedding photography.

I have photographed weddings in Coombe Lodge a lot of times and I always love returning to this finest Somerset wedding venue as it is such a spacious and beautiful place. But like I always say – every wedding is different to photograph.

So let's start at the beginning of Gemma and Ash's day.

When I arrived at Coombe Lodge, first what I saw was a gorgeous cake created by very talented Lauren (bride's sis) from The Extraordinary Cake Company. It was probably the tallest wedding cake I have ever seen too! Later on I caught up with Gemma who was getting ready in spacious bridal suite. Her fab bridal party kept her company and helped her as she got dressed. Lauren from Beauty & Make up Bristol and Hair by Kansas did great job, as the bride looked just amazing.

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I then caught up with Ash who was getting ready in another room with his mates and was looking rather dapper in his suit.

You see, this is one of the many things I love about Coombe Lodge. It is so big that the bride and groom can get ready at the venue without bumping into each other. What this means for a Somerset Wedding Photographer Coombe Lodge is that you can photograph bride & groom prep at the same time!

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When we got to the ceremony, Gemma’s father proudly walked her down the ceremony room. She looked stunning in her wedding dress from Alison Jayne Bridal. Ash looked on in awe and couldn’t wait to have her by his side.

Shout outs to Vocal Works Gospel choir and Christian Fletcher who entertained guests throughout the ceremony and the reception.

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We were lucky to find a gap when it was not raining and we did all the group shots and couple shots. After the speeches we did a few evening shots in the rain (my white umbrella always comes handy) and some inside Coombe Lodge too.

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The Watermill at Priston Mill - Sarah & Tristan

Priston Watermill Wedding Photography

priston watermill wedding photography

Sarah & Tristan’s wedding at Priston Mill near Bath was a stunning wedding and I felt honoured to be selected to handle their Priston Watermill Wedding Photography – a gorgeous dress, many bridesmaids in shades of red, beautiful flowers, a romantic church ceremony and all the sunshine anyone could wish for on their wedding day!

The couple found me on Priston Mill recommended supplier list. The bride's dad, who is also a photographer, helped Sarah to pick a Priston Watermill Wedding Photographer for her day. No pressure :)

I started that morning at Chelwood House where Sarah and her bridesmaids were getting ready. The atmosphere was fairly calm and relaxed. Sarah’s unique bridal dress was supplied by The White Room. Rebecca Green Bridal did her make-up and the stunning flowers were supplied by Emma Norton.

Sarah’s Dad looked so proud of her when he saw how utterly stunning she looked as a Bride. It was such a beautiful father-daughter moment.

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Priston Church Wedding

The couple decided to held their ceremony at stunning medieval church of St Luke and St Andrew in Priston village which is also known simply as Priston church. It was my first Priston church wedding and I hope to photograph more wedding ceremonies in this lovely church in the near future.

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After the ceremony, the reception took place at The Watermill at Priston Mill. The lovely thing about the Watermill is that you can opt for an outdoor drinks reception should you be graced with fine weather on your special day – so this is exactly what they did.

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A few tear jerking moments during the speeches produced some great shots for me before guests relaxed fully. After the speeches, we headed off to a nearby field for some couple portraits in the field nearby before heading back to the venue. In Summer time I always do the main photo session after speeches when the couple (especially groom) is more relaxed and the light is much softer and pleasing.

Lounge Cat Ideals provided great gypsy-swing like music and the dance floor was full in no time. Amazing!

"We spent a long time looking for photographers for our wedding (my Dad is a photographer and so was fairly fussy about this aspect of the wedding!). We were so happy to have chosen Martin, not only because his photography skills are fantastic but also because he is organised and great to work with on the day. Capturing all good bits and sentiment of the day without over imposing or taking up too much of the day with photos. We are happy with our photos as are all our guests. A beautiful momentum of the day. Would recommend him to everyone."

If you are considering a Priston church wedding or Priston Mill wedding, please don’t hesitate to contact me to discuss your wedding photography requirements.

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Brympton House Wedding - Fern & James

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As a seasoned Brympton House wedding photographer, I had a chance to get to know the couple at the engagement session at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich.

Fern and James are the kind of couple you just know are truly made for one another, so capturing their Brympton House wedding was a real honour!

The bride, her bridesmaids and flower girls got ready in Cerne Abbas in Dorset where Fern grew up. It was the perfect moment to relive growing up years. Fern looked lovely in her dress and was so excited to see her gorgeous husband to be when she approached him down the aisle. The ceremony was incredibly touching as it really was obvious for the world to see how much this lovely couple adores each other.

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The ceremony took place in stunning and majestic Sherborne abbey while the wedding reception took place at Brympton House, where I photograph weddings on regular basis as a renowned Brympton House wedding photographer.
When I arrived at Brympton in Somerset for Fern and James’ wedding, it was obvious that the years of planning and saving for the day really paid off as the place looked stunning. I love Fern and James’ choice of colour scheme, it suited the venue perfectly!

Brympton House Wedding Photographer

No doubts, Brympton House is a beautiful romantic wedding venue & understandably, one that I love working in as a Brympton House Wedding Photographer. The house and its grounds ooze class and gentle English charm, a delicious mix of the historic and the modern. After the wedding breakfast and brilliant speeches, all the guests moved to The Stables for the evening entertainment which included a carousel, fire dancers, ice cream stands, etc. The venue turned into a funfair park!

Many thanks to the wonderful vendors such as Cakes by Samantha who made the couple one of the most beautiful cakes I’ve ever seen; Caroline Castigliano who made the bride’s gorgeous wedding dress, the Brympton House team who handled the Flowers and Lucy from Malt & Marble Events for a flawless co-ordination on the day.

I loved the time I spent photographing them together as their official wedding photographer Brympton House because their natural and gentle affection of each other made my job an absolute breeze!

"We appointed Martin as our wedding photographer after having heard great things about the quality and professionalism of his services. Martin could not have done a better job of capturing both the organised photos and the atmosphere of our day. The photos are spectacular and I could not recommend Martin highly enough to anyone looking for a wedding photographer!" - Fern & James

If you’re considering hiring Somerset Wedding Photographer for your Brympton House wedding photography, please don’t hesitate to contact me to discuss your requirements.

 

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Villa Eliana wedding - Becki & Jamie

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When Beckie and Jamie a lovely couple from Wiltshire which I met at wedding fayre organized by WhiteWed invited me to be their Villa Eliana wedding photographer, I was really excited to be privileged to capture the beautiful memories at their destination wedding on the Amalfi Coast. I love photographing destination weddings, so I have been very much looking forward to this wedding since January when I photographed wedding in Algarve.

Being my first time as a Villa Eliana wedding photographer, I arrived the day before the wedding to scout the location and immediately fell in love with gorgeous town in the south west of Italy with a lovely view into Capri, Mount Vesuvius, and  Gulf on Naples. This scenery is the delight of every photographer including a new Villa Eliana wedding photographer like me. With gorgeous views from the cliffs, a pretty marina where you can watch the sunset on the beach and a lively town center, Sorrento has everything to offer.

Set atop the rolling hills of Sorrento, Villa Eliana is a dream wedding venue, boasting incredible views all the way to Capri. It is one of the best spots around if you enjoy magnificent sunsets while sipping cocktails poolside, and let’s be honest, who doesn’t enjoy sunsets & cocktails!? Villa Eliana was the ideal location for Beckie and Jamie’s very relaxed wedding and with gorgeous weather, most of the reception took place outdoors.

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Just after Sunset, there was cutting of the cake and first dance then party. The outdoor ceremony with only close friends and family present where they were treated to delicious food and high standard of service – very Italian!

After dinner guests were serenaded with live music which is definitely the best way to open the dance floor! Beckie & Jamie, thank you for taking me on your Italian adventure with you as your Villa Eliana wedding photographer.

If you are considering wedding at Villa Eliana (or anywhere on the Amalfi Coast) please don’t hesitate to contact me to discuss your wedding photography requirements.

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Kings Weston House wedding - Hollie & Jimmy

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Kings Weston House wedding photographer

Hollie and Jimmy, a totally sweet couple, had their dream Bristol wedding at the historic Kings Weston House in the presence of their excited family and friends. The joy in the air was palpable and I was able to capture the positive vibes on camera.

As a regular Kings Weston House wedding photographer, I love to photograph at the KWH because of its beautiful décor and how spacious it is. Built many centuries ago, the Kings Weston house boasts of a plethora of 18th-century features, including magnificent ceilings, marble fireplaces, and a stunning suspended central staircase. It is elegant and characterful, yet retains the charm of a lived-in and loved family home.

On the big day, the bride and her seven bridesmaids got ready in a spacious bridal room at Kings Weston House. Hollie’s hair and Make-Up were done by the talented Emma Dawson. Her gorgeous dress was by Bride at Home. I also had a chance to capture groom with his two best men before the ceremony.

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The ceremony was held in the Great Hall while the wedding breakfast took place in the stunning Vanbrugh room. After the ceremony, we all went outside where the drinks reception and group pictures took place, thanks to the lovely weather coupled with the lovely surrounding which created a romantic ambience. This provided the perfect setting for the guests to enjoy their drinks reception while I clicked away.

After the speeches and after the cake was cut, we had some time for evening pics. The guests also hung out in the Portrait gallery where the couple had set up DIY photo booth and obviously at the bar. We finished the Kings Weston wedding photography with some awesome night time shots.

Many thanks to Elizabeth weddings that did the styling, Rachel from The Rose Shed who supplied the flowers and lastly to the band, the Shuffles, who serenaded the guests with good music in the Oak room where the first dance also took place. These amazing vendors were very easy to work with and made my experience a smooth one.

Big congratulations to the amazing couple, Hollie & Jimmy, who liked my last wedding at Kings Weston House and got in touch with me to photograph theirs! I worked with them to create beautiful memories just to ensure their Kings Weston House wedding was as they have always imagined it would be.

If you are looking for Kings Weston House wedding photographer, please get in touch. I would love to hear all about your wedding plans.


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SS Great Britain wedding - Laura & Alex

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As a recommended SS Great Britain wedding photographer, I photograph weddings at this venue on a regular basis. Launched in 1843 as the world’s first luxury ocean liner, the SS Great Britain is a truly unique venue for wedding ceremonies and receptions. This unique wedding venue is also the first wedding venue in Bristol where couple could get married outside the Bristol register office.

Laura and Alex didn’t only have perfect weather for their wedding at SS Great Britain; they had an incredibly unique day all together. It was a spring wedding with summer weather. A dream wedding on board one of the world’s greatest historic ships, creating memories to cherish and last a lifetime.

SS Great Britain Wedding Photography

The bride with her bridesmaids got ready at her parents’ house near Bristol. Her hair was made by Broad St. weddings, her make-up done by Kathryn from Powder & Paint. Abigail Westrup Bridal handled the Dress alteration while the bride’s gorgeous head piece called Maui was handmade by Abigail Grace design. On the other hand, the groom with his groomsmen arrived at SS Great Britain in style by ferry from the city center.

The ceremony was lovely and I especially loved the unique flowers supplied by Emma Petersson. After the ceremony, guests enjoyed the sunshine on the weather deck where drinks reception was held. It was lovely to have a quick chat with parents of one of my brides whose wedding I photographed few years back, it turned out that there are bride's parents friends.

The speeches were downright hilarious! Right after the speeches, we manages to catch the last rays of Sun and took some portraits just before the sunset. The wedding at SS Great Britain wouldn't be completed without some evening portraits as the ship looks incredible at night. After that, it was back to the party to spend time with friends and family to celebrate the happiest day of their lives. The Jacks through Warble Entertainments serenaded the guests with good music

If you are considering wedding at SS Great Britain (or anywhere in Bristol) please don’t hesitate to contact me to discuss your SS Great Britain wedding photography requirements.

"Dear Martin, thank you so much for amazing pictures you took on our wedding day. We are so grateful to you-the day goes by in such a blur, but we have a fantastic set of picture memories. You captured key parts throughout the whole day and we are so pleased. We will be singing your praises to anyone and everyone. Thank you Laura & Alex"

To see my previous wedding at SS Great Britain click here.