After booking our wedding venue the next thing on our to do list was to secure a photographer. Making the choice for who should that should be was a no brainer really…Gary had taken fabulous pictures of our young son the previous year, captured some amazing images for my sister’s wedding the previous year and also my brother’s wedding (12 years earlier?! Will need to check exact date). From the initial meeting to discuss our plans myself and my husband felt totally at ease with Gary and knew that he understood exactly what it was we were looking for on the day. He allowed us to design our day…we didn’t want many formal pictures and were really after a much more natural type of set up.
Fast forward to our wedding, on a sunny day in Norton, Gary arrived at my parent’s house and the story of our wedding day began. He not only laughed and joked with my family and bridesmaids but also managed to capture some outstanding pictures of my 2 year old (whose ‘smile’ usually consists of eyes tightly closed and a full set of gnashers on display!). At the venue itself Gary managed to blend in (again cracking jokes and making guests feel at ease) and catch so many unforgettable moments…so much so that when we were looking through the pictures a few weeks later we couldn’t remember him being there to take them!
Following our amazing day and before having chance to look through the images Gary had taken, I was beginning to regret not getting a videographer to record the day. However as soon as we got our memory stick (can’t remember exact name of package to refer to ?) and had an opportunity to look through the hundreds of pictures I was overjoyed. Gary had captured the whole story of our wedding day…and had done so tremendously.
A note from our guestbook (pinched off Julia Donaldson I believe 😉 )
“The best wedding ever, the best wedding yet.
The wedding that no one will ever forget”
With amazing pictures that documented our day so wonderfully thanks to Gary.
What a guy!
CAROLINE & JOHN
Writing kind words about Gary and his work is easy for us, when we got engaged we got straight to looking for the perfect photographer. I particularly wanted someone that would capture natural shots but that would help you relive that day again. After seeing some of Gary’s work on the internet we made an appointment at his studio to talk through what we wanted and look at more of his work. We were blown away not just by his work but his ability to remain professional and someone you could have a laugh with! We booked up straight away and the excitement took over. On the wedding day stress levels were high on the morning but once Gary arrived everyone seemed to relax, not only was he capturing the shots he was also attaching button holes and keeping us all on time and prompting when we should start getting ready. Throughout the day everyone felt at ease behind the camera especially the husband who hates having photos taken! We had booked our wedding reception at Hunley Hotel and we’re expecting sea views, however on the morning of the wedding we were greeted by a thick mist. Any new husband and wife would be nervous about how the photos would turn out but we weren’t, we knew Gary would get the shots. The morning after the wedding when we saw our first image of us in the mist everyone got emotional it was everything we dreamt of and more. When we saw the rest of the images all the feelings from the day came flooding back as he had captured the most special of moments even when you didn’t realise he was there. We can’t wait for the album and just want to say another big thank you to you Gary.
Lots Of Love Mr & Mrs Easby
We were lucky enough to secure Gary for our wedding and it was one of the best decisions we made surrounding our whole wedding organisation. He was friendly, flexible and listened carefully to our vision of the day whilst bringing helpful suggestions of his own to all of our meetings.
Unfortunately it rained on the day itself but Gary went above and beyond to make it stress free. He used the weather to his advantage; capturing the most amazing images.
All of our guests commented on how skilled Gary was at capturing the most natural images without even knowing he was there. We were over the moon with our final album of images, it told the story of our day perfectly.
We cannot praise Gary enough for his professionalism, attention to detail and talent. We would not hesitate to recommend Gary in the future.
Louise and Lee
A year to the day since our wedding and the photos you took make us feel like it was yesterday! They are so beautiful and capture every moment on our special day that we want to remember forever. From the candid shots we didn’t realise you’d caught to the family ones we had asked for the are all wonderful memories that we have looked back on and showed off to our family and friends many a time over the past twelve months. And we will continue to do so, the album is our pride and joy and we are yet to find anyone who says it’s not the best they have seen! From our first appointment to picking up our album you have been nothing but welcoming and professional, you completely understood what we wanted and you definitely delivered! Thank you so much!
It’s one year on since our wedding day, the time when little memories start to fade away, but not for us, because we had, the best photographer you could ever have!
Yes that’s right Gary, that was you, we can’t thank you enough for the great job you do!
You captured every detail big and small, and gave us perfect pictures to hang on our wall.
Our album is beautiful, a sight to behold, something to look back on as we grow old.
So one year on, we just wanted to say, THANK YOU for being there on our special day…
Emma & Ben