Kind words from couples about their wedding photographs


Kind words from couples about their wedding photography

I’ve received quite a few very kind letters, e-mails and cards from some lovely couples about their wedding photographs and about me as their wedding photographer (you’re always welcome to view them).


The bride laughs at some "kind words" from best man's speech at a wedding at Losehill House, near Sheffield. Black and white wedding photographs.


“Wow! We are absolutely stunned and speechless at these photos! So so incredible! Watching them back you have captured our day so perfectly and we really really couldn’t be happier! Thank you so so much!!! Our families have also loved viewing them and we all intend to order some soon I think!

…..Thanks so much again, we are absolutely over the moon!”

Robyn and Wesley, Buxton  (see their wedding here)


“Thank you for doing such an amazing job with our wedding photographs.

I was filled with confidence throughout the whole wedding process due to your organisation and professionalism. You helped me feel so relaxed on the day as you took control and yet remained laid back – all our guests commented on how friendly you were. Our finished photos are edited perfectly and we absolutely love every single one.

We are so grateful for everything you have done and would highly recommend you to every future bride and groom.”

Frances and Oliver – St. Anne’s Church / Old Hall Hotel, Buxton, Derbyshire.  (see their wedding here)

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The bride and groom walking up the church path. The bride is wearing wellies.

“You were such a wonderful part of the time at Haddon Hall and made everyone feel so relaxed whilst you were taking the wedding photographs including me!….Anyway hope all is well with you and thanks again for helping to make our wedding at Haddon so special.

The photos are amazing!!! We are utterly thrilled. You have captured the wedding perfectly. We will treasure these pictures.”

Sarah and John – Haddon Hall, Bakewell

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“We just wanted to say a massive thank you for being our wedding photographer.

Thank you so much for being keen to get all the photos we wanted and we caught you capturing some shots which we can’t wait to see.

Our guests commented on how great you were and were impressed with your silent camera so they never knew you were there.

We cannot wait to see what you’ve caught and possibly discuss our photo album with you but we wanted to say how thrilled we are that you were our photographer for the day.”

Ciara and Peter – The Maynard


“We have just looked through the photos you took on our wedding day. Wow. Please give yourself a Gold Star.

Our photos are fantastic, we love them. You have exceeded any expectations we ever had.

……From the moment you arrived at my parents’ house in the morning you set all my bridesmaids at ease. Half of the photos I have seen I didn’t even know you were there.

I love the unposed ones. You have captured some lovely moments throughout the whole day which Scott and I can look at and remember that wonderful day. Thank you for being so calm….”

Kath & Scott – Taxall Church / Shrigley Hall.  (see their wedding here)


“We just wanted to say a huge thank you for being our wedding photographer to capture all the special moments. You were so discrete and professional throughout the day but also helped to make us both feel at ease in front of the camera. Everyone at the wedding commented on how nice, calm, organised and professional you were. We knew you were the right person for us but having you there was far more than what we had ever imagined. We can’t thank you enough.”

Becky and Ian – Hathersage Church / Losehill House


Wedding photographs - bridal portrait in doorway by Sheffield wedding photographer John Mottershaw“John took our wedding photographs. We chose John as he had previously done an excellent job for Paul’s sister.

We were really impressed by the quality of his photographs. Through his photos John was able to tell a story of the day which we continue to enjoy and which sustain really important memories.

Some of our favourites: photos of wellies propping up a door; of lots of (small) nephews; and a chicken!

John managed to be everywhere, and has a lovely unobtrusive manner, which got the best out of everyone, even the most camera shy! All of this was much appreciated. We continue to give the photos for gifts for many different occasions! Many thanks again.”

Paul and Kirrily – Lowfield Farm,
Middleton by Youlgreave, Derbyshire  (see their wedding here)



“Thank you so much for the perfect job you did photographing our wedding. The photos are just outstanding!!

You also made us both feel so at ease throughout the day – a feat in itself as we normally don’t rush to have our photographs taken! Everyone loved how you worked on the day and it personally meant a lot to us to have you so involved in it.”

Kate and Mark – Taddington Church / Losehill House, Derbyshire

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“We would like to thank you for the amazing wedding photographs that you captured on our wedding day.

The engagement photoshoot was fantastic, we loved the photos and it was great to get to know you better before our wedding.

We are over the moon with our wedding photos, they are so beautiful and capture the day perfectly. We will treasure them forever.”

Hannah and Stephen, The Maynard


Just wanted to say a huge thank you for everything, from putting our minds at rest and doing those beautiful engagement photos to your professionalism on the day and how lovely you were – everyone said how nice and unobtrusive you were. 

And the photos, what can we say….wow!! They are truly stunning! We will will always be able to look back on the beautiful photographs and remember our special day.

With love

Jamie and Rebecca, Taxal Church / Losehill House (see their wedding here)


“Wow wow WOW!!”……

“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 just simply didn’t seem to see you taking ANY photo’s except for the more organised ones! We 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 (see their wedding here)


“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


Bridal portrait in the Derbyshire Peak District. The bride poses against bright yellow background.“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


“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 wedding 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 Hall Hotel, Sheffield


couples' comments about their wedding photographs by Sheffield wedding photographer John Mottershaw.“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 wedding 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 – Whirlowbrook Hall, Sheffield


“Thank you for helping us make our day so perfect. We are absolutely thrilled with our wedding 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 Dyk, Clowne, near Chesterfield


“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 we would have wanted and you did a fantastic job. ”

Emma and David – Hassop Church / Hassop Hall


“A small card just to say a huge THANK YOU! for our beautiful wedding photographs. 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



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If you would like a friendly chat about your wedding photography, then I would be absolutely delighted to hear from you.

Please get in touch using the form below, e-mail or phone me, and I’ll get straight back to you.  Many thanks – I look forward to hearing about your wedding plans!

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