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.

To give you a feel for what my couples think, this a word-cloud of all my reviews, which automatically sizes the words based on how frequently they appear.

What an absolutely incredible human being you are

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Lee, where to begin? What an absolutely incredible human being you are. We cannot even begin to thank you enough for what you did for us by donating your services, and how you made our wedding day that extra bit special.

Having a photographer at our wedding was such an important part for us, and knew the memories held in the photos would last a lifetime. The photos you produced were like nothing we had ever seen before, with such natural emotion being captured in each shot. The photos caught the emotion, detail and mood of the wedding day, and having such a personal feel to them.

Your style was exactly what we were looking for, being candid and natural, but capturing small details and heart-felt expression. Your communication throughout the entire wedding process has been impeccable, and shows how much you care about what you do and about us. The printed photos are gorgeous and the photo box is such a lovely gesture.

We must apologise again for not contacting you on the day you came to visit, and thank you for being so understanding.

It is people like yourself which make us realise how kind, selfless and generous people can really be, and how complete strangers can be so willing to help others out of sheer kindness. Our wedding day was perfect, and it was thanks to you. We wouldn’t have wanted any other wedding photographer. Thank you, from the absolute bottom of our hearts.

Thanks a million,

Natasha & Oscar

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

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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

You have captured two very happy souls to perfection

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Wow Wow Wow Unbelievably beautiful, You are very very talented. You have captured two very happy souls to perfection. The photo pack is just so lovely, what a super way to give them too us. I look at the photos on my phone everyday, they are seriously amazing. It was a wonderful day and you have captured it beautifully.

Debs & Lee

What can we say other than wow!!

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What can we say other than wow!! We did a lot of looking for the right photographer for our wedding in October 2018. We loved Lee’s website and he was shortlisted along with three other photographers. In the end Lee was the only photographer that we met, and we were certainly not disappointed.

From our very first meeting with Lee, we knew he was the right photographer for us – friendly and personable he certainly made us feel at ease on the first meeting and on the day of the wedding.

We met with Lee a couple of times and corresponded regularly on the lead up to our big day. We had a clear vision of what we wanted and what was expected and Lee delivered over and beyond this.

We had a final pre-wedding meeting with Lee, so we were very clear on what we did and didn’t want. Lee already knew the venue but would have done a site visit if needed.

On the day, wow, Lee worked so very hard. He worked with us to get the best of our guests and ourselves and never felt like he was in the way, everything felt so very natural.

We were delighted that we had a sample of photos to look at the next day, and were even more impressed when all our photos were available to view online within 2 weeks. Lee really did capture the magic of the day and how he managed to capture literally ALL our guests was just amazing.

We recently received our datastick with all the photos wonderfully packaged in a wooden carved box along with a selection of photos.

We have only been married 2 months but are repeatedly looking back over the photos – Lee did an amazing job! I’ve recommended him to others already and delighted to know my friend has booked him for her wedding.

We cannot praise Lee enough for the amazing job he did on our wedding photography, and couldn’t recommend him enough – and Lee is also a really great guy!!!

Steve & Alan

We’re so glad we found you Lee. Thank you so much!

Following a recommendation from a work colleague, Colin and I searched for Lee’s website and knew instantly that this was the type of natural, beautiful photography we’d like to have capturing our own wedding day. Looking through Lee’s galleries and watching the amazing highlights films, we crossed our fingers and emailed him in the hope that he’d be available on our wedding day. Within no time at all (as is always the case when it comes to any form of communication with Lee) we received a reply and we arranged to meet a few days later. We were extremely impressed with the high quality of the samples of work he brought along to show us and, equally importantly, having met and chatted to Lee, we knew immediately that we would all get on well together. From the outset Lee took the time to talk to us, get to know us and discover what was important to us when it came to our wedding photographs.

We selected a package which included an engagement shoot and were delighted with the fabulous shots he took on that occasion; we couldn’t wait until the big day itself. A couple of weeks before the wedding Lee visited us again to talk through the order of the day and get an idea on timings.
On the morning of the wedding he arrived at the venue and instantly struck up a great rapport with our children who were supporting us that day. During the ceremony we didn’t even realise he was in the room and yet we have the most incredible photographs that prove he was.

Lee is unobtrusive whilst he’s at work but at the same time always friendly and ready to join in with the banter and have a laugh and a joke with you. His attention to detail is second to none and he captured all of the special features and elements that made our wedding personal to us. As well as commenting on what a nice guy Lee is, many of our guests remarked on how efficient he was too. They were pleasantly surprised at how little time he spent taking traditional portraits and group shots, meaning that we spent our time enjoying the drinks reception and chatting to them instead!
Lee was with us until quite late into the evening but by the time we went to bed he had already emailed us a link so that we could have a sneak peak at our highlights.

Lee was happy to go along with the ideas that we had for photographs and proposed some of his own too. A few days later we had some wonderful surprises when he sent us the link to the rest of our photographs. We spent an emotional evening reliving our wedding day and seeing for the first time expressions and details we hadn’t even noticed on the day. As for the couples’ portraits, we were speechless! Please listen to Lee’s advice and put your trust in him when he suggests something because if you do it’s likely to result in some truly spectacular shots.

Just before our wedding day we decided to add a photo film to our package and I’m so grateful that we did. Lee compiled a DVD of our photographs and set them to a backing track of our wedding songs. We absolutely love it because it captures every emotion and brings the whole day back to life.

Lee instinctively knows what will make a good photograph and captures memories to treasure. He is always willing to go the extra mile to get candid, honest photos which retell the story of your wedding day so beautifully. Whilst highly professional, Lee is also a very friendly, likeable guy who instantly puts you at ease and gives you the chance to relax, thereby allowing him the opportunity to capture the truly magical, natural, shots he’s so good at.

We’re so glad we found you Lee. Thank you so much!

Michelle & Colin

..one of our best decisions for the day

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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

having you there was like enjoying our day with another special guest

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We don’t even need to wait for all of our wedding photos to be ready to say that Lee is incredible at his job! What we’ve already seen (from our pre-wedding shoot to our sneak peak of our wedding day) has made two newlyweds smile from ear to ear. He clearly loves what he does, captures the most amazing moments in a photograph and is a wonderful person too.

As my brother said, “When did you manage to sneak off to have photographs taken in the fields!?” Lee seizes the moment so easily that you’re never away from your beloved guests for too long.

Thank you so much – we can’t wait to see the rest! ??

On completion on photos – These are absolutely incredible – thank you SO much! We loved every minute and having you there was like enjoying our day with another special guest. Everyone’s commented on how great you were – thank you, thank you, thank you!

Amy & Kieren

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

the morning of the wedding came and it wasn’t going smoothly….Lee was so calm and made me feel so at ease

Lee came to our house to show us some photographs from previous weddings and not only did they help us decide his way of making us feel so comfortable just confirmed for us that he was great.
We had an engagement shoot with our kids which was fantastic. We are not the kind of people that enjoy having our picture taken and we were amazed at what he did and how natural they all were.
Then the morning of the wedding came and let’s say it wasn’t going smoothly for me first thing with me rushing into the venue to get ready. Lee was there waiting to get some pics of me getting ready and he was so calm. He made me feel so at ease and was a welcome breath of fresh air.
He then continued through out the day working so hard and so many of our guests commented on how great he was. The sneaky peak we got of our day that evening! Was more than we could have wanted. We cannot wait to see the others.
We highly recommend Lee for your wedding day.

Sarah & Dave

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

Lee has a great way of making you feel comfortable

It is hard to put into words the joy we have from looking at the amazing wedding photos that Lee took of the most spectacular day of our lives, but here’s a try.

From the get-go Lee was great at making myself and my now husband feel at ease in front of his camera. The engagement shoot really helped with us getting to know him, and it really felt like Lee was able to get to know us as a couple as well.

Knowing that most people are quite uncomfortable with having their pictures taken, Lee has a great way of making you feel comfortable. His candid style of photography, capturing moments that would otherwise be missed, has just proven to give us some of the best gems of the day! Lee was able to capture a glimpse of people’s experience of our wedding day, experiences due to the busy schedule of a wedding day we otherwise wouldn’t have known about. The day itself felt magical, and in every picture that Lee took he was able to capture it.

Lee went above and beyond, helping out with technical difficulties and sorting out some behind the scene issues. He even went as far as falling over, saving his cameras on the way down though, an impressive ninja roll later he stood up, shrugged it off – a hazard of the job – he said.

Our wedding day, the lead up to it, was made more special by having Lee and his personal style be a part of it. The delivery of the pictures was quick and very prompt. Having some pictures to wake up to the day after the wedding was just awesome, and to have them all ready within a week just surpassed any expectation that we had.

The quality of the pictures and the absolute joy we have by looking back at them really can’t be put into words, but if you’re looking for an authentic and genuine wedding photographer, someone who takes the time to get to know you as a couple, then look no further than Lee Hawley.

Ewout & Chris

Having Lee at our wedding was a completely stress-free experience

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Lee was friendly, relaxed, professional, flexible and with a great artistic eye. Having Lee at our wedding was a completely stress-free experience, he knows exactly what he’s doing and we couldn’t be happier with the results. We’ve got a beautiful set of photos to treasure through our married life. Couldn’t recommend him highly enough

Helena & Rezaul

Would 100% recommend

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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

…horrendous rain all day. Lee came outside umbrella in hand and took some of the most beautiful photos I have ever seen.

I cannot recommend Lee enough, he is lovely, approachable, professional from the first meeting, all the way through his time with you. Me and my Husband wanted a photographer who just melted in the background and captured natural moments with our friends and family and we definitely got that. On my wedding day it was most brides nightmare horrendous rain all day. Lee came outside umbrella in hand and took some of the most beautiful photos I have ever seen. Lee with my friends and family helped to make my wedding very special and I cannot thank him enough for it. I have got some friends who will be getting married this year and next year and it should come as no surprise what photographer I will be recommending.

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

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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

The photos were sensational

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Wow… where to start. From the moment we met Lee he made both me and more importantly my wife so relaxed it was easy. We had a pre-shoot a few weeks before the big day and had such a laugh doing this with our son too and have some beautiful photos to cherish. The big day was so relaxing, we didn’t even realise Lee was there. We asked for more casual photos and he certainly delivered on that front, but his innovative ideas must be inspiring for young photographers. The photos were sensational, and I would highly recommend Lee to anyone, we will always be grateful for all his memories he has provided us with

Abi & Simon

Lee has some brilliant special touches

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We found Lee as he had photographed one of our friends weddings; we met with a few photographers but Lee really stood out- one of the main things which we liked was we knew that with Lee we wouldn’t have to spend all day posing for photographs, but that we would still have great photos to reflect our day.
On the day of our wedding Lee was very professional and we hardly knew he was there- he just blended in with all the guests. We have got a selection of the most amazing photos; some of our favourites we had no idea he was even taking them!
Lee also has some brilliant special touches- getting a selection of photos already edited on the night of your wedding which I loved, and amazingly the photos were completed online the week after the wedding! In the pack which comes out in the post you get a selection of photos printed as well as the memory card which again was a great touch.
Thank you so much Lee, you have given us the most brilliant photos to help us remember our special day.

Lucy & Ricky

..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

We didnt even notice he was there

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Lee was brilliant on our weding day! We didnt even notice he was there snapping away! We wanted natural and not staged images and he delivered exactly that! He listened to what we wanted and put his own twist on our day! Thankyou.

Chelsea & Lee

He instantly made us both feel relaxed and comfortable, for awkward people like us, it’s a big deal!

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Lee was amazing start to finish. He instantly made us both feel relaxed and comfortable, for awkward people like us, it’s a big deal! Lee felt like part of the wedding party, we called him a ninja, getting shots we weren’t even aware of. His work and professionalism throughout from the first email to the last and everything between is outstanding, helping out and answering all questions. Then there’s the photography – he wowed us time and time again. The photos he took captured every emotion going, we asked for a extended “bride and groom only” photoshoot, and the images created were worth it. Lee’s definitely got an eye for light, colour and poise. He especially captured my personal favourite moment of the day – the confetti drop – slightly more than your normal confetti throw – perfectly picturing our completely overwhelmed faces! I could keep writing about all the photos Lee took and how amazed we, friends and family are, but I’d be writing all day. My advice; book Lee, you won’t be disappointed.

Sophie & Rob

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

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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

What struck us at first was how he wasn’t pushing for a hard sell……instead he was interested in getting to get to know us both

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We first met Lee at a wedding show in Cheltenham. What struck us at first was how he wasn’t pushing for a hard sell like a lot of other photographers were, but instead he was interested in getting to get to know us both. Ever since then Lee has been super friendly but professional and it helped make the day and photos far more relaxing. He captured our day perfectly and we were so happy with everything he did from start to finish. Even our guests were complimenting how brilliant he was.
We couldn’t believe how quickly he turned the photos around and it was a lovely touch sending us a small selection when he got home that very night.
We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Lee to anyone who is looking for a wedding photographer.

David & Laura

his ability to capture moments and emotions as your day unfolds is amazing

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Lee is a wonderful choice for a wedding photographer. He is dedicated, with no limit on his hours – he was there with us from when we were getting ready to our last dance! His background as a photojournalist really shines through – his ability to capture moments and emotions as your day unfolds is amazing. He is a very gifted photographer, and a pleasure to work with as well (no huge ego like other wedding photographers I have met). I would recommend Lee to anyone who wants to capture the real moments of their day!

Leanne & Chris

Instantly I knew that he was going to be our photographer. He was friendly and no hard sales pitch

I first met Lee at a wedding fare in south Cerney. Instantly I knew that he was going to be our photographer. He was friendly and no hard sales pitch. Booking was really easy and Lee kept in touch throughout the whole process. Any questions we had we received quick responses. We paid for the package that included an engagement shoot. We loved our photos from this and they really were a sign of things to come. Fast forward a few months and our wedding day took place. Lee captured amazing natural photos, whilst blending in with our guests. As promised we weren’t away from our guests long after the wedding ceremony, however in that short space of time he captured some of our favourite photos, photos we will cherish forever. Lee was also really helpful in setting up our requested 1st look. As soon as I arrived at church my husband to be was there ready and waiting. Once again Lee captured this beautifully whilst not intruding. All of our family and friends have commented on how beautiful our wedding photos are. Again as promised in the morning we had a few photos and within a few weeks we had our USB stick and some printed photos. If you want stunning natural photos then Lee is your man!

Haley & Steve

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

a lovely person who made us and others feel totally at ease with a gentle sense of humour

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Photography is such a personal thing, especially at your own wedding; the two things we focused on in choosing someone to capture our most important day were the relationship we had with our photographer and their ability to capture the moments as we saw them – formal and informal, overjoyed and, at times, sad and above all, as part of an amazing party.

Lee had all this and more – a lovely person who made us and others feel totally at ease with a gentle sense of humour and the ability to seem like he had disappeared at all the right times whilst still taking photos! He captured not just the memories we wanted to keep, but gave us so many more that we didn’t get the chance to see ourselves. The quality of his work is superb and he’s a really nice guy to boot. You won’t be disappointed.

Tracey & Alexis

Unique, Artistic & Beautiful

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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

on the day itself it was like having a friend there

Lee has been absolutely brilliant from start to finish! As soon as we met Lee at the Cheltenham Town Hall Wedding Show we knew that we wanted him as our wedding photographer. When we met Lee he was friendly and approachable which really put us both at ease. Throughout the planning process he was always at the end of an email if needed and was happy to answer any questions we had. We would definitely recommend doing the pre-wedding photoshoot. As two people who aren’t used to posing for photos this really helped us to understand what to expect on the day. Lee took the time to talk to us and put us at ease. We sat and discussed the wedding day, whether there were any particular photos we wanted, timings and Lee gave us some great recommendations too. On the day itself it was like having a friend there. He blended in to the guests and everyone commented on how lovely and professional he was! His style of photography was exactly what we wanted with some official, posed for family group shots, but mostly relaxed and natural shots, most of the time we didn’t even know we were having our photos taken! And the photos didn’t disappoint! They are absolutely gorgeous and are a brilliant representation of our special day. Thank you so much Lee. We will be recommending you to everyone!

Lauren & Martin

It was a pleasure working with you and we are so happy we booked you.

Clevedon Hall wedding photography

We received our photos in the post yesterday and wanted to thank you so much for such beautiful photographs! We are so pleased with them and it was a joy to go through them and reminisce about our wedding day.

Everyone we have shared the photos with have have loved them and were really impressed with your work – as are we!

Thank you for working so hard both on the day and afterwards in order to send the photos to us. We will treasure the photos forever 💗

It was a pleasure working with you and we are so happy we booked you.

Alex & Doug

worth every penny and a million times more!

Thank you so much for being part of our day yesterday, we had so much fun and you fitted into our day perfectly.
I hope the journey home was straightforward.
These pictures are just amazing, your time is worth every penny and a million times more!
Thank you so so much again,
Mr & Mrs Button

Kerry & Dean

I cannot emphasis enough how overwhelmed we have been with lee and his approach

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Absolutely amazing from start to finish. I cannot emphasis enough how overwhelmed we have been with lee and his approach. we were also lucky enough to meet his gorgeous son who was just as lovely! Lee blended in as one of the crowd and captured moments we didn’t even realised had happened. He made everyone feel completely at ease and has taken beyond amazingly perfect photos – even our selfie!! Can genuinely not recommend highly enough!!

Hannah & Scott

it’s just like having your friend there with you. He was such a lovely guy, a calming influence and with a great sense of humour

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When we first met Lee at a Wedding show in Stratford, we knew he was the wedding photographer for us! Yes, he had his wares on show so we could see how super talented he was, and yes he did the the candid, casual, non conformist pictures we wanted, but above all he was a really nice guy. This was really important to us as our photographer would be spending all day with us, and our friends and family – we had to like him.

The photos that Lee took for us were absolutely stunning, all (nearly) 1000 of them. They were just the shots we wanted, our friends and family celebrating with us and enjoying the day. These beautiful pictures will remind us of our best day, forever.

I think we were a little worried about the day itself, thinking we would have a camera in our faces 24/7. It wasn’t like that at all, and we soon realised that at our pre-wedding shoot. Lee just lets you get on with what you are doing, never getting in the way, but at the same time taking the most beautiful pictures.

The final thing we would say about Lee is that it’s just like having your friend there with you. He was such a lovely guy, a calming influence and with a great sense of humour. We certainly had a good laugh when we were getting ready in the morning, from being my spy so I knew it was safe to check out the venue (didn’t want to bump into my soon to be husband), to checking the flowers were okay and occupying a ‘visitor’, who meant well, but who I needed some space. from.! Not to forget the crazy 10 minutes in the corn field hunting down my beer, which turned up some of the most stunning and fun shots of all, and being an ear to listen when I was moaning about the band!!

Thank you Lee, you are the best photographer ever and we are so very glad we picked you.

Louise and Mike. 21st July 2019

Louise & Mike

Lee was so professional, taking the time to understand what we wanted from the photographs

If you are looking for a Wedding Photographer, we cannot recommend Lee highly enough! From the first contact through Lee’s website, right through to receiving our pictures and video, we were so impressed. We chose the Biography package, which included an engagement shoot, which we were unsure about but was actually very useful to get to know Lee, and feel more comfortable in front of the camera. Considering everything the package includes and the excellent quality of the photography, we think we got a total bargain.
We had our wedding at Lapstone Barns, which was brand new at the time and unknown to Lee. He took this in his stride and did a pre-wedding visit to the venue to familiarize himself. Lee was so professional, taking the time to understand what we wanted from the photographs. He captured the emotion of the day, with so many moments included without anyone even realising he was there. So many guests commented on how professional he was and how beautiful the photographs are. Lee is such a nice, friendly guy, putting us at ease straight away. He was also great with the children at our wedding, capturing some beautiful moments with them. We cannot stop looking at the photographs.
Lee, we cannot thank you enough for being the best wedding photographer we could’ve asked for. From the moment we saw your photographs we knew that yours was the style we were after. And when we met you, we knew you would be perfect. Thank you so much for all your hard work and for capturing our day so perfectly. Who knew you could make us both look so good, even if one of us is the C&A man! We couldn’t be happier that we have such wonderful photographs to enjoy for the future. The biggest problem we have now is deciding which ones to print and frame.

Tamara & Darin

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 had some sneak peak photos by midnight the day of the wedding

Lee was incredibly friendly and helpful from start to finish. He helped us get some ideas of what to expect from a wedding photographer and also made us feel at ease on our big day. He easily tailored our package to help suit us and gave us phone calls and meetings prior to the wedding to check up on us. Lee and his family even sent us a christmas card! He had ingenious, creative ideas of where to take pictures in our venue and didn’t take us away from our guests for too long on the big day. We had some sneak peak photos by midnight the day of the wedding and were sent all our photos around 2 weeks later. A few days after that, all our photos were sent on a USB, cd and he had printed 20 6 x 5 photos that all came in a beautiful wooden case. Lee was incredibly professional and got all the pictures we needed and more – highly recommend! Thank you!

Mallory & Chris

On the day of the wedding he went above and beyond to make our day memorable

What can we say about Lee… From the moment we had our first meeting with him we instantly knew he would be perfect for our wedding. He is calm, friendly and professional. His style of photos was exactly what we were looking for, relaxed, in the moment and beautiful. On the day of the wedding he went above and beyond to make our day memorable. He really captured the day for us and the photos are truly amazing. We cannot thank him enough and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for natural and beautiful photos for any occasion. Heather and Phil xxx

Heather & Phil

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

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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

he took so many fantastic photos of everything

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What an amazing photographer! I couldn’t recommend him enough, we have the most beautiful photographs and most importantly such natural shots!! Lee completely blended into the day, we hardly knew he was there but he took so many fantastic photos of everything 🙂

Rachel & Anthony

It was clear that this isn’t just a job for Lee, it is a calling and a real passion

Lee was outstanding.

He offers a truly professional, high-quality service, and he is exceptionally amiable. From the moment we met him we were impressed with the style of his photographs and his relaxed yet professional manner.

Lee has been faultless throughout our experience. We felt that he took the time to get to know us and what we wanted. He blended seamlessly into the wedding party enabling him to take subtle shots which captured the essence our wedding day.

It was clear that this isn’t just a job for Lee, it is a calling and a real passion. Worth every penny!

Grace & Bob

We had around 100 guests and somehow he has managed to capture everyone

Lee was a pleasure to work with as a key supplier for our wedding day. From the first moment we met him at a wedding fair in Cheltenham we knew he was the photographer for us. Lee is not only amazing and an expert at what he does he is also a genuine and friendly person, and we knew having him around on the day would be like having another guest of ours. On the day itself Lee knew exactly what we wanted (from our email conversations and meeting) and he professionally got on with capturing all of the special moments from our day, and made everyone feel relaxed in the process. The main portrait photos are absolutely stunning but our favourites are those where we, and our guests, aren’t posing – the real photos and ones that truly capture the love and fun from the day. We had around 100 guests and somehow he has managed to capture everyone also. He was a joy to have around and it was sad to see him leave that evening. Lee, you’re a star and we will always recommend you!

Corinne & Matt

he was even a great help giving us advice on all our timings for the day

We met Lee at a wedding fair and were initially drawn to the beautiful photos in his portfolio. Throughout the process Lee was so easy to deal with and we really loved his approach to wedding photography. Right down to the finishing touches Lee was very thoughtful and during our final call before the wedding he was actually a great help giving us advice on all our timings for the day. On the day he just fitted in with the rest of the wedding party and, for two people who are not that comfortable in front of the camera, he made us feel completely at ease. The results are all really beautiful and unique photos which we absolutely love. Thank you Lee and we highly recommend for other couples.

Inara & Aaron

Absolutely Fantastic

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

we’ve had so much feedback about how the photos have perfectly captured the atmosphere of the day

We found Lee online and instantly knew he was right for our wedding. Our day was really informal and he caught that perfectly – we’ve had so much feedback about how the photos have perfectly captured the atmosphere of the day.

It was the wettest day of the year but Lee coped brilliantly with the change of plans due to the weather. He was also brave enough to take us for photos in the woods behind our house despite the rain and those are some of our favourite photos, bridal wellies and all! We ran madly over our timetable during the reception but at no point did Lee make us feel like that was a problem.

Finally, as someone who absolutely detests having their photo taken, he not only made it a really comfortable experience but also managed to take photos of me that I feel I can happily look at for years to come. No small achievement!

Abbie & Mark

..we’re really glad we chose you to join us on our special day

Thank you so much for everything you did for us, we are thrilled with the photos!! All the guests we’ve spoken to have also said how professional you are, and we’re really glad we chose you to join us on our special day. We always said the photographer was one of the things we wanted to get right and we definitely did, your style was exactly what we were looking for and the quality of the photos are brilliant. It’s been so nice to be able to look through and see so many natural photos and happy guests

Ellen & Jacob

we got the amazing sneak peak photographs that same evening!

Lee was an absolutely fantastic photographer. Lovely to spend time with, made us feel relaxed although we’re both a little camera shy! He was very inconspicuous, and we both said that we’d forgotten he was even there – until we got the amazing sneak peak photographs that same evening! The photos are absolutely stunning and we really are so impressed. We then had the full photo set put on our page within a week (off season) which was incredible! Lots of other photographers promised to return photos in 1-2 months. Thank you so much Lee!!

Rachel & Danny

His candid style is just what we wanted and he is lovely with a great attitude

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We are so happy with our wedding photos! His photos really tell a story and considering that the day feels like a blur now, we’re so glad that we have the photos to look back on. His candid style is just what we wanted and he is lovely and has a great attitude. Also our photos have arrived in the post and the presentation is beautiful! Thank you Lee!

Loiusa & Blake

He felt like a guest himself and just went above and beyond our dreams

Stone Barn wedding photography

Lee was absolutely phenomenal.
Definitely one of the best decisions we made about our wedding.
Photos are natural, creative, candid… captured every moment and the lovely honest faces of our guests.
He felt like a guest himself and just went above and beyond our dreams. Super lovely guy, totally understood us and put us at ease. We got photos to wake up too which helped the with the post-wedding blues and a beautiful unique pack in the post only a couple weeks after the wedding!!!!!
It’s so special to have photos to treasure forever and I’m genuinely sad we won’t see him again!
Thank you so much Lee.

Lizzy & Alex

Lee is one of a kind, he’s friendly , very easy to get along with

I was recommended to lee thought the internet and I have to say I’m so glad we went with lee. Lee is one of a kind,he’s friendly , very easy to get along with and just makes you feel so at ease with the whole day. There’s no camera in your face or stand here and do that definitely what we where looking for !
So Thank you Lee for the outstanding pictures you took of our special day.

Definitely great at his job would definitely be recommending to my friends xxx

Catherine & Martyn

above all one of the nicest people

Hyde House Wedding Photography

Lee you are my hero, you could not have done for Stuart and I. All my friends loved you. Thank you so much. Got a little emotional looking at the photos We are both so lucky to have worked with an amazingly talented and above all one of the nicest people. Thank you so much for capturing our day. xxx

Gihanni & Stuart

this guy needs to be shouted about!

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We asked to give a review, because this guy needs to be shouted about! From our first meeting it was very clear Lee wanted to get to know us as a couple and ensure he gave us exactly what we were after. On our special day, he blended into the background allowing us to feel very relaxed and comfortable from start to finish. The photos he has taken are beyond what we asked for and he even managed to arrange a photograph in a location we thought wasn’t possible! He captured moments we didn’t see on the day and we cannot stop looking at our photos! We highly recommend him for your special day, as he captured ours perfectly.

Hannah & Joe

very talented photographer

We had Lee do our wedding photography in November. He was brilliant and you didn’t even notice he was there! Our guests commented on this stating how amazing he was “you didn’t even know he was there until the photo had been snapped, very talented photographer”. I would highly recommend him, especially if like us you want photos that reflect the day rather than photos set up for the sake of photos! Brilliant!

Becks & Craig

Perfect

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Thank you Lee, the photos you took of our wedding were perfect. You really captured the feel amd emotion from the day, and it was a pleasure to have you share it with us. To top it off you produced the photos really promptly so that we could share our photos with friends shortly after coming back from our honeymoon!

Richard & Andy

I followed his Instagram for a while and loved his relaxed and candid shots

I found Lee on the internet, I followed his Instagram for a while and loved his relaxed and candid shots. We’re so glad we chose him, he captured so many great shots of our day, he blended in seamlessly with our guests, everyone was relaxed and it showed in our photos. Thank you Lee, you are amazing, you have told our wedding story so beautifully.

Helen & Dave

If you’re looking for a laid back, unobtrusive, fun guy to photograph your wedding, lee’s your man!

Lee i believe took on Tess and Jon’s wedding as a last minute save, due to their original photographer having to pull out for family commitments, but what a fabulous job he did! The pictures are truly magical! Lee obviously had little time to get to know Tess and Jon but i personally feel he managed to reflect them perfectly within the pictures. This summer solstice wedding was definitely one to remember! If you’re looking for a laid back, unobtrusive, fun guy to photograph your wedding, lee’s your man!

Matara Centre

he captures those easily lost moments of the day

Lee was fantastic, fitting us in very last minute! He has a very natural style ensuring he captures those easily lost moments of the day. He made us really comfortable as we were nervous about being photographed, and also accomodated us bringing our dog! He got photos to us later that day, and the final full photos 2 weeks after the day, which I felt was very quick. We were overwhelmed with the shots he got for us, and so so pleased we had him there for our day. Would highly recommend!

Dani & John

Friendly and efficient from our first meeting

We booked Lee for our wedding in Highcliffe in March and he did an amazing job. Friendly and efficient from our first meeting he worked so hard all day and we are really pleased with the results. We loved the “non-formal” feel and felt that he captured our day exactly the way we wanted. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him

Kate & Colin

100% recommend Lee

100% recommend Lee, in the nicest way possible I forgot he was at my wedding. The way he takes his photos are so discreet they are Incredible. Words can’t describe how happy we are with the photos and the care you provide. We will definitely keep in touch!

Rachel & Adam

Dont hesitate to book Lee for your memorable wedding photography!

We first met Lee at the Billesley Manor Wedding Fayre. He made a good impression on us right away and the relaxed nature of his photography style appealed to my wife & myself. We booked him up for our big day at The Charlecote Pheasant just outside Stratford on Avon on Friday 27th September & are glad we made that choice. On the day it flew by & we hardly noticed Lee but from the outcome of the fantastic photos he was in all the right places to get the best shots for us to look back on our special day. Dont hesitate to book Lee for your memorable wedding photography! Love Vicky & Adam Pettit.

Vicki & Adam

Fantastic photographer who fits right in

I can’t thank Lee enough for capturing our wedding day – 09/12/2017.

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

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

great with our kids and popular with our guests

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

Felt like he wasn’t there on the day

Throughly recommend Lee, he approachable and professional throughout.
Felt like he wasn’t there on the day, just in the background capturing everything. Beautiful shots. Thank you Lee

Lucy & Jerome

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.