award winning wedding photographer bristol

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! ;)

award winning wedding photographer bristol

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. "

award winning wedding photographer bristol

"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."

award winning wedding photographer bristol

"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! "

award winning wedding photographer bristol

"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!"

award winning wedding photographer bristol

"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"

award winning wedding photographer bristol

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.



Top best 100 wedding photographers in the UK of 2016

best 100 wedding photographers uk

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.

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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Photo shoot at Walton Castle

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This week I'm bringing you a look at another shoot, and it's one that's a little more personal to me for a reason I'll explain in just  moment.

Walton Castle is absolutely beautiful, with its bright green grass and the historic brick buildings. It was idyllic, a wonderful day, made all the better by the fact that my very own wife, Anna, was the model. The wedding dress, courtesy of The White Collection, popped wonderfully against the backdrop of the castle, and the styling by Elizabeth Weddings complimented itself. The flowers by Tin Can Floral were, as always, lovely.

Walton Castle will be hosting its first wedding fayre on Sunday the 8th of March, and I will be exhibiting with them there. I'm so excited to be able to share in the day, and hope to see many of you there, too!

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West Weddings Shoot at The Moonraker Hotel

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As much as I love the sincerity of a real wedding day, it's nice to branch out and try something new every now and then. It was a busy year for me in 2014, and I was booked day to day throughout July. Luckily, there was a moment's pause and I was happily able to join forces with West Weddings to bring you this photo shoot. It was a wonderful day all around.

On top of the team at West Weddings, I also got the chance to work with Kirsten of The Little Wedding Helper, who is a truly lovely woman and is brimming with ideas. The shoot took place at the Moonraker Hotel known as The Old Manor Hotel. The dresses were provided by Solitaire Brides, and every one was beautiful in its own way. Flowers came courtesy of Tin Can Floral, accessories by Bridezillas and hair and make up were thanks to Grace Kingsley.

Equally as stunning as the ladies, the menswear came from Anne Harding, and the delicious cakes were of Pretty Amazing Cakes. The two stars of our shoot were Dave and Stacey, and they really brought it all together.

It was such a gratifying experience, and getting to work with all of these wonderful people was so rewarding. In an industry like ours you never stop learning and I, for one, am thrilled to be a part of such an ever-changing world.

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Picture of the month: Stuart and groomsmen at Brympton House

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I just find out that this picture won an International Fearless Award. Thank you to Stu and his groomsmen for allowing me to shoot this image. Click to see more pictures from this brilliant wedding at Brympton House.