Testimonials

I’m very proud of the lovely testimonials I receive from my couples on my Facebook and Google pages, and delighted to share them with you here.

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I don’t think I can put into words how fantastic Lee is!

I don’t think I can put into words how fantastic Lee is! We are a couple who don’t really like having our photo taken but Lee made us feel really comfortable from start to finish. Nothing was ever too much and we could ask him anything. The photos that we have are phenomenal and everyone has commented saying how amazing they are! Lee is highly recommended and was the best choice we could have possibly made for our wedding day. We could not be more pleased with our photos (that we had access to really quickly after the wedding) and cannot thank you enough Lee for all you have done from engagement shoot to the wedding day. You are amazing!

Alex & Danny

..one of our best decisions for the day

Having Lee as the photographer for our wedding was one of our best decisions for the day. We loved and really appreciated his relaxed style and it was like having another friend there who was capturing everything beautifully. We met with Lee a couple of times before hand, he was very accommodation and met us at our home. He was professional, to the point, and made sure that how the day went was exactly what we wanted. On the day itself, he made us both feel relax and even as I was having my hair and make up done, made it seem as if I had an extra friend there helping me out! At the venue, he was also fantastic at helping even at the ordering of the day, helping my brother line up the music, and making sure Nick and I didn’t see each other. His photos are beautiful, we are so pleased with them, and he even managed to get some smiling and laughing pictures of one of the children who is notoriously shy. I would recommend Lee to anyone. Thank you again for absolutely everything, we were so pleased we chose you!

Sara & Nick

The way he captured moments was really magical!

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If we could give Lee 10* we would! I remember sitting at my friends house looking for a wedding photographer and stumbles across Lee on google, he had a video on his website and it made me tear up! The way he captured moments was really magical. I messaged him straight away and had my heart set on him being our wedding photographer. He replied to my email very quickly and with a very friendly and professional response. His prices and packages were really good, offering something for everyone! We exchanged quite a few emails discussing dates and other details. Lee then offered to come out and meet Derry and I. This confirmed to me he was definitely the photographer for us, so we booked him for our day! As part of our package we got an engagement shoot that put me at ease as I’m not ‘a natural’ when it comes to be photographed. The pictures were amazing and we were both so pleased and couldn’t wait for the big day! Finally the wedding day arrived and Lee arrived promptly and came up to see us as we were getting ready, he has a natural ability to make himself feel like everyone’s friend whilst almost not even being in the room! Several of the shots I was amazed at as I hadn’t even realised he was there getting them! Throughout the whole day he was amazing, coming up with cool ideas for shots whilst making friends with everyone! I couldn’t even count how many people said how lovely he was. Anyway.. later that evening we already had several amazing images sent to us! We couldn’t wait to see more but thought it would be a week or two! Nope! Lee had all our photos with us within 3 days!! We couldn’t stop smiling as we looked through them all, after sharing them with our friends and family everyone was so happy with all the images! We really can’t thank you enough for capturing our day the way you did. It means we will always have so many of the amazing moments captured! I just hope that we get to come to some more weddings where you’re the photographer so we can get a few more shots haha! But on a serious note you did a fantastic job and we couldn’t rate you more highly!

Abi & Derry

Lee quite simply is one in a million!

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Lee quite simply is one in a million! He was incredible on our wedding day, making us feel relaxed and our photos are stunning. He captured every moment of our day with such perfection! We need more walls for all the photos we want to display now! We have so many gorgeous photos to choose from and we cannot thank Lee enough. Lee not only takes wonderful photos but is a lovely, incredibly hard working and friendly man. We could not have asked for anyone better. Thank you Lee ☺️

Sophie & Alex

Lee is quite simply brilliant!

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Lee is quite simply brilliant! He took the most amazing collection of images throughout our wedding day: lovely natural shots of our dear friends and family (many of whom are now using his pictures for their social media profile pics as he has a great knack for capturing the best in people!!); pictures of the tiny details; pictures of the whole happy big group; and some simply stunning shots of us out at sunset that are photographically brilliant- and way beyond our wildest dreams as to what the images for the day could possibly be. We couldn’t have asked for a more magical or memorable record of the day.
Not only that- he’s an all-round lovely human, great on the preparatory communications and super professional throughout. Trust me -you really, really do want to work with him for your wedding! Very, very highly recommended by us both. Tess and John.

Tess & John

to top it all he is a lovely kind-souled being

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Lee was absolutely amazing at both of our wedding celebrations that were completely different, from a low key family event in a woodland setting to a 250 guest marquee glitter festival party. He captured the events perfectly and worked tirelessly to be in the right place at the right time over and over again! We couldn’t recommend him more, and to top it all he is a lovely kind-souled being xxx

Pippa & Adrian

Lee really captured the magic

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Matt and I met Lee at our first wedding fayre and from the moment we saw how natural and honest his photos were we knew we had to book him for our wedding. We couldn’t believe how much prep work he did before our big day, visiting all the venues and possible locations for photos (even doing a little dancing before hand to ensure he gets the perfect shots). On the day Lee was amazing. He managed to capture every special moment that was shared at our wedding without stealing anyone away from the action. Even my very camera shy bridesmaid was captured in some beautiful photos without her even knowing the camera was there. Matt is very shy and because of Lee’s thoughtfulness and general demeanour he felt comfortable all day, without the pressure of having to pose for photos. As for me, I had lots of ideas but Lee (with his create mind) made them a reality and I can’t thank him enough. All our family and friends have commented on how lovely Lee was and comments like “I didn’t know he was there then” have been the response to many photos. Matt and I would highly recommend Lee as I don’t think anyone else could have truly captured our magic like he has!

Elin & Matt

Absolutely Incredible

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We recently had the honour of Lee as our photographer at our wedding and he is absolutely incredible. Lee has been brilliant from start to finish. He is very professional, creative, efficient and extremely easy to get along with. It is clear he is very passionate about what he does.

On the day of our wedding Lee was very discreet and he captured every special moment. We are both overwhelmed with the images he has taken and we have received so many comments and compliments from friends and family. Words cannot describe how good Lee is. A picture paints a thousand words and one of our favourites is the photo using a smoke grenade. This is just one example of Lee’s creativity. Lee is a true gentleman, an absolute pleasure to work with and someone I would recommend to anyone without a moment’s hesitation. Lee, thank you for making our day complete and providing us with memories that we will both cherish for the rest of our lives.

Kenny & Sarah

Would 100% recommend

I would absolutely recommend Lee to anyone as their wedding photographer – he met with us a couple of time prior to the wedding to chat through things with us, and prompt us to think about a few things that we hadn’t thought about ourselves! Lee checked out the venue and did a lot of research for good photo spots and didn’t hesitate to help us figure out how best to do the wedding reveal when we decided on that at the last minute! We had a lovely impromptu pre-wedding shoot in the snow, and on the actual day Lee was both helpful, there when you needed him and yet also managed to be unobtrusive and blend in. Many of our guests commented on this too. The wedding photos themselves are fantastic and really capture the moments of the day, a few people who weren’t there said they made them feel like they had been. The wedding diary video blog was also a nice extra. Would 100% recommend.

Siobhan & Matt

Down to Earth, Amazing Photographer!

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We are definitely not a couple who like having our photo taken, and generally if we do, we pull faces… so when we were looking for a wedding photographer we really wanted someone who understood that we did not want the traditional and didn’t really want to feel like we were posing for photos. So we found Lee… we met him at a Wedding Fayre and liked his hat (and photos) so got talking to him. Straight away we liked him, the stuffy wedding vibe put me off alot of the wedding fayre(!) but Lee was ‘normal’ and said he would be able to do what we wanted and seemed to like what we suggested. He was so easy to communicate with, speedy emails, it was like talking to a friend. On the day he was so spot on, everyone commented how lovely he was and how you didn’t even realise he was there. The Groomsmen really enjoyed the morning with Lee- apparently he needs to be there every time they meet up now! We have some amazingly stunning shots of the wedding that I never dreamed we would have. We had a lot of fun with Lee and will use him in the future whenever we need photos! Very much recommend anyone to have a chat with Lee if you are looking for a down to earth, amazing photographer!

Eloise & Rich

finding Lee was the best thing I did for the whole wedding!

For being, quite possibly the most unorganized bride in history, finding Lee was the best thing I did for the whole wedding! The day itself goes so quickly, and you miss so much, but Lee makes absolutely certain that he doesn’t miss a thing. He captured every single moment and gave us stunning natural shots of us and everyone that shared our magical day…all of whom have said “they didn’t even know he was there”. I don’t know how Lee did it, but he was everywhere all of the time! As a couple who have never had photos taken of us professionally, Lee took the time to listen and get to know us and truly put us at ease. The photos are fabulous and will never be able to narrow it down to a ‘favourite’. Thank you Lee, from the new Mr and Mrs Wilcox

Ellie & Rob

..captured the heart and soul

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We chose Lee to take our wedding photos last weekend and we know we definitely made the right choice. Everyone really appreciated his energy and company and for us the photos genuinely captured the heart and soul of the occasion. Highly recommended.

Ian and Kirsty

Passionate, Creative & Professional

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Our wedding photos are amazing – they completely capture not only the people and key moments, but also all of the emotions and subtleties of the day. Working with Lee was an absolute pleasure; right from our first conversation we felt completely at ease; he’s passionate, creative and professional when needed but most of the time it felt like being with a friend. He blended into the wedding and didn’t stop throughout the day – we truly couldn’t be happier with the outcome. Thank you so much!

Katrina & Rhys

Genuinely Amazing

Lee was absolutely amazing from start to finish. From our initial call to when we met before the wedding and all throughout the wedding day. We had really wanted the photographs to be natural, capturing guests having a good time. It was important to us that we also got to enjoy our day and we didn’t want to be taken off for long periods for photo shoots. Lee took on board everything we said and he was so discrete during the wedding. He was in fact, so discrete I could hardly believe he managed to take all the photos he did! In just over a week, we had our photos back and they are genuinely amazing and we feel they have really captured the feelings we had on the day. It was great for us to relive some really special moments looking back at the photos. I would recommend booking Lee any day and I suspect he is going to get hugely popular very quickly! He clearly loves what he does and this is key to hiring anybody involved in a day as special as a wedding. You are 100% in safe hands with Lee.

Clare & Dean

We have just received our photo pack and it’s of such high quality

We booked Lee for our wedding last month and were not disappointed! Not only did Lee give us hundreds of wonderful photos but we also got an amazing video which was unexpected and such a special way to remember our day. On the day we hardly noticed Lee at all, his style is so natural and he got some great shots without being in the way! We got a selection of shots by the time we got up the next morning and this was followed shortly by all the photos and video. We have just received our photo pack and it’s of such high quality, at every stage of our interactions with Lee we have been so impressed and the pack of photos and USB is no different.

We would highly recommend Lee, he is so talented and everyone commented on what a great job he did on the day and the standard of photos/video he produced.

Thank you so much 😌😌

Beccy & Patrick

Unique, Artistic & Beautiful

Lee photographed our wedding day. We loved his creativity and clear technical mastery, and our photos were unique, artistic, and beautiful. Lee gave 100% at every stage and his attention to detail was impressive, he managed to capture so many key moments during our wedding day and we are really glad that we chose him to photograph our special day.

Naomi & Tim

Fantastically Creative

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Lee was wonderful; he was on time, professional and full of energy. His photos are fantastically creative, as you can see from the albums, he really knows what he is doing. On the day he was not overbearing like I have seen some wedding photographers, he was working hard in the background. Our youngest bridesmaid is a big fan, Lee had her playing with a sparkler.

Katie & Phil

We are so pleased we decided to choose Lee to capture our wedding

We are so pleased we decided to choose Lee to capture our wedding last month.
His work is faultless, he managed to capture every single emotion and each moment of our wedding day perfectly.
His organisation throughout the day was also impeccable, his method of getting the staged photos done and dusted within a short amount of time meant we could relax and enjoy our day spent with our closest family and friends, rather than posing in front of the camera!
His style of photography suited us down to a tee – natural, candid and expressionate, allowing for personality to shine through the photos.
Needless to say, my husband and I would high recommend Lee’s services to any couples looking for a wedding photographer.

Thanks again Lee!

Katie & Daud

Absolutely Fantastic

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Lee was absolutely fantastic; our photos came out amazingly and he couldn’t have been more helpful or professional. We would recommended him to anyone for all events. We had four dogs at our wedding and the pictures of them are stunning too!

Liz & Jonathan

Perfect

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Thank you Lee, the photos you took of our wedding were perfect and you produced the photos really promptly so that we could share our photos with friends shortly after coming back from our honeymoon!

Richard & Andy

Fantastic photographer who fits right in

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We met with Lee prior to the wedding to talk about what we wanted etc, we mentioned a few pictures we’d like to be captured, and Lee also suggested a few other ideas, which we are so glad he did, as they all turned out perfect. Lee is a fantastic photographer who fits right in. We honestly cannot thank Lee enough for what he done for us. And all pictures on DVD / USB was received as advised within two weeks of the wedding.

Wishing you a successful 2018 Lee.

Kelly & Mark

Everyone commented on how nice Lee was

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Being a keen photographer myself I was keen to choose someone who would take the type of informal photos I would take as well as the standard group shots. Lee met up with us at the venue a week before the ceremony to understand our requirements, he had also taken the time to look around the grounds to find some good spots for couple shots.

The weather on the day was unpredictable but Lee was flexible and got all the outdoor shots we wanted done in the dry. We have over 500 lovely photos taken during the ceremony and the early part of the reception that really captured the mood.

Everyone commented on how nice Lee was and how unobtrusive he was getting the more candid shots. Lee also asked us if he could use our wedding to do a video log which you can see on his website blog. We would thoroughly recommend Lee.

Louise & Martin

5* photographer with a 5* service

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Really a 5* photographer with a 5* service, Lee took shots of a family celebration with 9 adults and 3 young kids, he captured some amazing candid moments and posed a handful of photographs perfectly We were very happy with him and recommend him to everyone.

Ben Judah & Family

Fantastic Family Shoot

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Had a fantastic family shoot. Lee had great ideas for shots and the end results were brilliant! We were so happy with all the photos. Absolutely fantastic service!

Kate Pickering

We need more wall space for all the pictures!

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Not only does Lee do amazing wedding photos but he kindly helped us get some pictures of our pups last weekend and they are spectacular! Thank you so much for your help – we’ve never managed to get any decent pictures of them and now we have loads! We need more wall space for all the pictures! Can’t thank you enough!

Kirsty Juggins

great with our kids and popular with our guests

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Lee was amazing at our wedding! He put us at ease, was great with our kids and popular with our guests. Thanks so much for capturing the parts of our day that we didn’t see!

Leanne & Jon

great results!

Lee photographed our wedding and we were very happy. Friendly, discrete – but most of all of course, great results!
Thanks, Lee

Sara & Daniel

His eye for a great shot is superb

Lee did a bridal flowers wedding shoot for our new business and the photos were excellent. He had thoroughly researched the location and created a diverse portfolio of unusual and eye-catching images for me. His eye for a great shot is superb and he’s a really lovely chap too!

Corkeys Flowers

Farm 491

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FARM491 has used Lee to photograph many business and networking events as well as to do the photos of buildings and facilities for marketing materials. Every time the photos have shown buildings to their very best and the event photography has been creative and natural. The turnaround of photos is always extremely quick and the prices very reasonable. We look forward to continuing to work with Lee in the future.