Wedding photography in Derbyshire. Receiving line at Shottle Hall in black & white

I’ve received some very kind letters, e-mails and cards  from wedding photography clients (you’re always welcome to view them).  
Here are a few of them:

 

“Wow wow WOW!! You caught us at a good time as Mum and Dad are staying with us for the weekend. I had been checking my e-mails every day to see if you had put the photo’s up! When I discovered them yesterday we all sat down, very eagerly, to view!

We are DELIGHTED!!!! You are AMAZING  We really feel that you caught the whole event exactly as it was and we all relived every moment through your pictures.

I have to let you know… I had been a little anxious. I seriously thought we might be disappointed, as I just simply didn’t seem to see you taking ANY photo’s except for the more organised ones! I now have to think you are some sort of magician. Not one of us noticed how you managed to move around so swiftly to get all the shots. Your eye for detail is brilliant. We are thoroughly happy with your work! And everyone really liked having you about and chatting with you.  AND you inspired little Xavier to take EXCELLENT photos too. The photos are exactly as I was hoping they would be… A job well done I say!

Kindest regards and massive appreciative hugs”

Bethan and Roy, Eyam Church / marquee reception

 

“The photos are absolutely wonderful, thank you so much for doing such a fantastic job of capturing the day. Everyone looks so happy!”

Laura and Dan – St. Thomas, Barnsley / Whitley Hall

 

“Had a first run through of the pictures. Crikey they are really something special! We’re so so pleased!”

Joy and Pete – Ecclesall Church / Losehill House

 

 

Reproduced with kind permission from whatsonupnorth.co.uk :

“When searching for a photographer my wife to be had a very strict criteria – someone who was friendly but could organise people firmly for photos, flexible, imaginative and not restricted to posed pictures (we both wanted the photographer to capture the day naturally). John provided all of this and more. We met him several times before the wedding and what we really appreciated was the engagement shoot. This was included in the price and was done at the venue of our wedding. It allowed us to get familiar with John’s style, decide which sort of shots we wanted and practice our poses (very hard!)

On the day John was superb. He fitted effortlessly into the background of the wedding, popping up to take pictures and then melting away into the background again. He coordinated with the vicar and wedding cars and was extremely organised (he knew all the shots we wanted so we were never bothered.)

The final result was an amazing array of pictures. The album was of the highest quality and we now have a memory of the day we will treasure for a life time.”

 

 

“You’ve been an absolute star. You were great on the day and the photos are fantastic.”

Kate and Simon, Great Longstone Church / The Maynard

 

“They are AMAZING!!! Just looked through them together and for two people who have never been keen on having their photo taken we are so delighted with them, we love them all! Thank you so much.”

Jackie and Joe – Saint Peter’s & Saint Paul’s, Barnby Dun / Mosborough Hall

 

“Thank you so much for being such a fantastic photographer. Our day was perfect and you really captured all the special moments that ollie and I shared, both together and with our friends and family. The photos and album are absolutely spectacular and everyone who sees them absolutely loves them. You really put us both at ease which I think really shows in the photos and made the whole experience so enjoyable.”

Liz and Ollie – Dronfield Church / Hassop Hall

 

“We both really enjoyed our day and to return to the photo’s was fab, they look amazing”

Laura and James – Duffield Church / Pears’ School, Repton

 

“a big thank you for our wonderful wedding photography which we are truly delighted with. You captured our day so well that we will never tire of looking at the pictures / album and I’m sure each time we do it will bring back some amazing memories.

Working with you before, during and after the wedding has been an absolute pleasure. Your personality and professionalism certainly put us at ease on the day and we enjoyed your company too. We will certainly recommend you to our friends and family who get married in the future.”

Sally and David, The Kenwood, Sheffield

 

“Thank you for capturing the beauty & joy of the day; it went so smoothly and rapidly it was impossible to fully absorb the splendour of Emma, David and our surroundings. Your photographs however truly capture a moment in time, combining art with emotion and story telling. Avoiding endless orchestrated line-ups in favour of a more relaxed ‘of the moment’ style brings a breath of fresh air to the whole album. This very special day will live forever in our families, thanks in no small part to your professionalism.”

Emma’s father, Emma and David – Hassop Church / Hassop Hall

 

“Thanks so much for the photos, they are wonderful! We are both so happy with them and are looking forward to looking through them in more detail. Couldn’t stop smiling as we were looking through them!”

Laura and Mark – St. Andrew’s Church / Whitley Hall

 

“Just wanted to say a huge big thank you for all your amazing hard work on Saturday at our wedding. You were brilliant and even without having seen the photos yet I know we will not be disappointed. You were a great calming influence at many points in the day when time was ticking by and yet you managed to work through everybody and get all the pics we wanted. Everyone commented on how lovely you were and how nice and normal you were too.”

Sarah and Paul, Bakewell Registry Office / Grindleford (marquee)

 

“Thank you so much for our wedding photos and for all your fantastic work on the day. We absolutely love the pictures and really appreciate you taking the time with us before the wedding to take test shots and make us feel relaxed.  Many of our friends and family have commented on your good humour and professionalism on the day. We had an absolutely fantastic time and loved every minute!”

Amelia and Andrew – Losehill House

 

“Wow! We absolutely love our photos, you have captured the day perfectly, everyone is commenting on how natural it all looks which is exactly what we wanted! ”

Laura and Paul – The Maynard, Grindleford

 

“Thanks for the photos. We absolutely love them. My parents are ecstatic.”

Katie and Stephen – Burbage Church / Hargate Hall

 

“We just wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you so much for the amazing job you did photographing our wedding. We are absolutely thrilled with the pictures and so pleased that you managed to get so much out of the time you were with us. You really captured the atmosphere of an amazing day and we are so pleased with the reminder of it. We’ll recommend you to anyone who’ll listen!”

Becca and Tony – Whirlowbook

 

“Thank you for helping us make our wedding day so perfect. We are absolutely thrilled with our photographs. They are everything we could have hoped for and more.

Everyone who sees the wedding album has a tear in their eye and says it is the best they have ever seen! All of our guests commented on your warm and friendly approach on the day and your non-intrusive style.

You captured the atmosphere completely with your mix of personal and natural shots.

Words can’t describe the service we received from you and we have had no hesitation recommending you already!

Thank you always..”

Ellen and Richard – Old Brampton Church / The Maynard

 

“We have received the album and it is fantastic! Thank you for all your hard work you made us so relaxed on the day and in all stages of the process.”

Kerry and Adam – Donnington Park Farmhouse Hotel

 

“Thank you so much they are just amazing!! I Can’t stop looking at them! ”

Gemma and Adam – The Maynard, Grindleford

 

“We just got back from our honeymoon the other day and have seen the wedding photos – they look amazing! Thank you so so much for being patient with us all and capturing some wonderful moments of the day.”

Abi and Liam – Old Brampton Church / Chatsworth

 

“We just wanted to thank you again for how fantastic you were last Saturday. While not being too obvious you seemed to be there every time something happened.”

Jenny and Matt – The Ashes, Endon

 

“Thanks very much for being our wedding photographer. We enjoyed you being there on the day and the photo’s look amazing.”

Clare and Derren – St. James’ Church, South Anston / Hotel Van Dycke, Clowne

 

“The photos are stunning, thank you so much!  Individually they capture us and our friends and family perfectly;  and collectively they tell a lovely story of the day and reflect all aspects both the formal and informal.”

Carolyn and Alan – East Lodge

 

“I wanted to say how happy Emma and I are with the wedding album.  Its exactly how would wanted and you did a fantastic job. ”

Emma and David – Hassop Church / Hassop Hall

 

“Chris and I both wanted to write and thank you so much for the big part you played in making our wedding so special. You were brilliant on the day and have captured some very special moments, all beautifully displayed in the album you put together for us.”

Sarah and Chris

 

“A small card just to say a huge THANK YOU! for the beautiful photographs of our wedding. We really did have the most wonderfully happy and magical day, and your pictures capture the happy atmosphere brilliantly. Thankyou for all your hard work and for bringing your smiles too, and all the very best wishes from us both. Huge thanks.”

Elinor and Rob – The Maynard

 

“It was a pleasure having you at our wedding, you are the utmost professional and really helped us feel at ease. We are delighted with your work and would be more than happy to recommend you to our friends and family.”

Holly and Nigel

 

“The photos are absolutely amazing!! We LOVE them. Not sure how we’ll ever pick! you’ve captured every moment of the day so perfectly! I can’t stop looking at them and am absolutely beaming again this morning, reliving it all! Thank you thank you thank you!! Also don’t know how you managed to take so many perfect shots without us being aware that you were there. I didn’t notice you once, but yet you’ve managed to capture everything, from every different angle! Are you sure you don’t have magical powers and able to teleport?!”

 

“Thankyou so much for the wonderful photos you took and the brilliant album we have as a result of it. We are glad you were our photographer and will definitely recommend you.”

 

“These are absolutely fantastic, we are so pleased with them! They really capture the feel of the day and are also the perfect style that we were looking for. It is great to have the photos of the moments that one of us missed – getting ready in the morning and at the venue – and people have commented to us on how unobtrusive you were, yet managed to capture some great moments. Thanks very much!”

 

“We have just looked through the photographs and we are absolutely delighted. They are stunning. Thank you VERY much.”

 

“We’ve all been impressed by the way you so discretely took the photos.”

 

“I cannot believe how amazing the photos are – they are fantastic. Thank you so much for giving us such a brilliant record of our special day.”

 

“The album is fantastic. You made us both feel very relaxed on the day and your good humour kept us smiling.”

 

“Thankyou for doing such a marvellous job with our wedding photography. Your relaxed approach, appreciation of the unconventional and expertise in organising the formal photographs helped set everyone (especially me) at ease and your experienced eye has helped us put together a wonderful album of photos. You were great!”

 

“Thanks for making our wedding a very special day.”

 

“We received our wedding album on Friday – it is absolutely stunning!  We are so pleased with it and just wanted to say a huge thankyou.”

 

“Thank you for the wonderful wedding album. It’s a brilliant record of the day and the photos look fantastic.”

 

“Thank you for the wonderful album you put together for us and making Sarah and Chris’ day so special.”

 

“Thankyou very much for the gorgeous wedding album. Thankyou also for everything on the day itself and everything since.”

 

“You were wonderful! Everyone said how unintrusive you were and that it was so nice to be able to chat and not hang around waiting for the bride and groom to be photographed.”

 

“Thank you so much for the photos, they are brilliant.”

 

“We had a wonderful wedding day, which was all the more enjoyable because of your relaxed and professional manner. We now have a gorgeous album to remind us of the day. We will not hesitate in recommending you.”

 

“we have really enjoyed choosing the photos; they are beautiful..”

 

“….thank you so much for taking such wonderful photographs…”

 

“we are absolutely thrilled to bits..”

 

‘Thank you once again for the fantastic photographs. You have captured our day perfectly.”

 

“We are all absolutely delighted”

 

“Chris and I wanted to write and thank you so much for the big part you played in making our wedding so special. You were brilliant on the day and have captured some very special moments.”

 

“All our friends and family absolutely love the photos, as do Martin and I. But also we thought your non-intrusive style suited our day perfectly.”

 

“Thanks for doing a fantastic job and making the process very easy for us. ”

 

“Thank you so much for being a fantastic photographer. You have been a joy to work with throughout the planning, on the day and afterwards…..you have really put us at ease…..John, thanks for everything on the day. It was a joy to have you there and you really made the photos very relaxed and fun…we certainly would be the first to recommend you…..Thanks for capturing the moment and giving us some fantastic photos to cherish for years to come.”

 

 

 

 

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