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Best Bristol Wedding Photography 2017

Best Bristol Wedding Photography

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A good part of looking forward is also reflecting on the past. I thought to share with you what the last year have looked like – a recap of my favourite images that I had a chance to capture for my lovely couples. It's weird how quick time goes by, it seems not long ago when I did my best of 2016.

From shooting Winter weddings at Brympton House and Bridwell Park to Spring weddings in my favourite Bristol wedding venues - Kings Weston House and SS. Great Britain, then full on Summer and many outdoor and farm weddings all over the country (which I will blog in the coming months). Not to mention unique destination weddings in Portugal and Italy, which were a real blast to capture.

This year for me was busy but amazing, no doubts. The great feedbacks I have received on social media testify to this. Such positive feedbacks warm my heart in a touching way. Kindly follow me on Facebook and Instagram to get regular updates and see what we’ve been up to.

Many thanks to all the beautiful brides and grooms who’ve let me photograph their weddings. It’s been a memorable year indeed, I even got chosen as a finalist as the Best Wedding Photographer 2017 in the South West region with The Wedding Industry Awards. I have worked with the most amazing couples who were incredibly gracious, kind and thoughtful to me. One of the perks of being a friendly wedding photographer is being sent home with hugs and lovely reviews afterwards in appreciation of a job well done. Winks : ))

 Best Bristol Wedding Photography 2017

With that, I am set for 2018. There is something about the New Year that is so full of optimism - a fresh start, a new adventure waiting around the corner. New friends (2018 couples), I can’t wait to meet you all. It’ll certainly be an honour to cover your wedding and lock down the memories of your beautiful wedding day in natural and creative wedding photography. But before then, come take a look at some of the images I created in 2017. Let’s go!

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If you are looking for a creative and friendly wedding photographer for 2019 and beyond (only few free dates for 2018) then please get in touch.


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Feedback from happy 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

award winning wedding photographer bristol

"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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Fern & James' engagement session in Greenwich

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One of the things I love about The Old Royal Naval College Greenwich wedding photography is that there is always something different to set one wedding apart from another.

Lots of my couple clients are based in the London area, so sometimes I go to this venue to photograph engagement sessions on request by couples even if their wedding will be taking place in Somerset or in the Cotswold area – just like Fern and James!

Engagement sessions are undoubtedly a great ice-breaker for couples. They feel relaxed during the session and most importantly, enjoy it. Fern & James’ engagement session was no exception! On this occasion, Fern & James chose the stunning Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich for their Engagement session because of their love for the architectural design of this venue.

The Old Royal Naval College Greenwich Wedding Photography

The Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich London ranks as one of the most visited attractions in the UK. It’s absolutely stunning grounds and architecture attract people from all over the globe and obviously provide an extraordinary backdrop. It offers two magical wedding venues: the grand Painted Hall and the intimate Admiral’s House.

The refurbished Admiral’s House forms part of the oldest collection of buildings on site. The venue is reminiscent of an elegant townhouse, with two floors, joined by a beautiful period staircase. Situated on the edge of the Thames, it affords awe-inspiring, yet tranquil views of the river and across to Canary Wharf and the City. The Admiral’s House is perfect for an intimate wedding filled with charm and warmth. No matter the size of the wedding, this is a venue that is certain to delight your guests and leave you with memories to treasure for a lifetime.

After exchanging a few pleasantries with the couple, we started the engagement photo session in the park just before sunset and finished when it was already dark at the college site. It was a great occasion to get to know one another as we had only spoken on the phone before then.

I look forward to photographing their wedding this June at Brympton House in Somerset

Check out my other Engagement sessions in my favourite spots in Bristol area: Clifton Suspension Bridge and The Forest of Dean.


Top best 100 wedding photographers in the UK of 2016

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I am more than delighted to find out that I was included in top best 100 wedding photographers UK of 2016! I am also thrilled by all the supports from the brides and grooms who love my work and voted for me. Being listed as Top 100 Wedding Photographers in The UK of 2016 by Your Perfect Wedding Photographer (YPWP) is no easy feat.

As a UK leading directory of the Best Wedding Photographers and Photography with over 1000 listed on their website, Your Perfect Wedding Photographer has round up the top 100 wedding photographers in the UK, based on the number of views and the amount of times favourited. The aim is to help couples find a photographer that matches their style and vision for their big day because every couple wants everything to be perfect on their wedding day. All photographers are manually approved ensuring they are of the highest quality in the league of the best professional wedding photographers in the UK.

Best 100 wedding photographers UK

As an award winning wedding photographer based in Bristol and working throughout the UK, I have been capturing incredible memories for my couples since 2009 and have since then photographed over 200 weddings. I am a member of the prestigious International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers and my work has been featured in many wedding blogs and magazines.

While I am more than delighted to find out Martin Dabek Photography is listed in the best 100 wedding photographers in the UK list of 2016, I am equally thrilled by the supports from wonderful brides and grooms all over who have supported me.

If you are getting married in the UK and wedding photography is your high priority then please get in touch I would love to hear about your wedding plans and ideas.

Below are some of my favourite shots featuring wedding photography in lovely locations all over the UK and abroad.


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Engagement session in the forest of dean

Today I would like to share some of my favourite images from Jen & Mark's engagement session in The Forest of Dean. We headed to Wenchford picnic site were you could find spots with bluebells. Truly magical place!

Engagement session in The Forest of Dean

I look forward to photograph Jen & Mark's wedding this Summer at Clifton College in Bristol.


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Wedding Photographer Bristol - Best of Weddings 2015

Bristol Best Wedding Pictures 2015

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To those looking for Wedding Photographer Bristol in 2016 and beyond, here's the best wedding photography from this last year. To all of the wonderful people I had the pleasure of spending such incredible weddings with - thank you from the bottom of my heart for asking me to be your photographer, for all of the kind messages and cards. It was a privilege to be there to witness the emotion and all the amazing moments. I had a chance to photograph lots of weddings in Bristol, Somerset, Devon, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire ,Worcestershire , Oxfordshire and London.

Below are some of the feedback I received from my happy couples:

"What an amazing photographer Martin was! His professionalism and dedication throughout the day was unmeasurable. He stayed longer than was asked of him and was so good at what he does, I don't recall even seeing him during the day, yet the photos were there! " -  Gemma & Neil

"Martin photographed our wedding at Elmore Court, he took great family pictures but then also took some beautiful photographs around the grounds of us together. I could not be any more pleased with the results, the album created is brilliant and there are some truly unique images.
Martin is great at putting you at ease and getting some lovely images without your realising he is there, he is a by calming influence and for someone who doesn't love having their picture taken, he did brilliantly. Thank you Martin!!" - Natalie & Jay

Bristol Best Wedding Pictures 2015

2015 was a fantastic year for me, I witnessed some truly fantastic and emotional moments and the highlight was an arrival of my baby boy in August.

So here is my selection of my Bristol wedding photography from 2015. I really hope you get as much pleasure from these moments as I did from capturing them and I look forward to hear all about your wedding plans.

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Dillington house wedding photography

Dillington House wedding

Dillington house wedding photography

Dillington House wedding venue is a beautiful historic house surrounded by glorious gardens, sweeping lawns and magical woodland. It is set within the parkland of the Dillington Estate and is regarded as one of the most romantic and magnificent wedding venues in Somerset.

That was the main reason why Wedding Whispers magazine choose Dillington House to do a photo shoot for their new magazine cover. Thank you very much for all the fantastic suppliers involved, without you this wouldn't be possible:

Menswear: Anne Harding
Hairstylist: Tracy Pallari
Bridal accessories: Bridezillas
Models: Andrew & Katie
If you are considering a Dillington House wedding please don’t hesitate to contact me to discuss your wedding photography requirements.

Dillington House Wedding

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Bristol Harbourside enagement session

 

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Today short and sweet! Fiona and Andy's sunny engagement session at Bristol Harbourside. I look forward to photograph your wedding at Aldwick Court Farm & Vineyard this weekend!

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