​2018 wedding photography testimonials

Jan 14, 2019 | Personal

With 2019 in full swing I wanted to take a moment to reflect back on the previous year and share some of the testimonials I’ve received from couples who tied the knot in 2018. It is always such a joy to photograph weddings and I am truly thankful that I am able to do what I love every day. Receiving testimonials like these remind me why I photograph weddings and I can’t wait to see what 2019 holds! To see the original reviews and if you’d like to write your own review on the service I provided you, follow the link to my Google Reviews page and my Facebook page.

Leanne & Tom

There isn’t a single negative thing about hiring Gemma to photograph our wedding that I could say. From the initial meet until today, Gemma has a wonderful charm about her, she is an absolute pleasure to work with and was an amazing help leading up to our wedding.

Not only a brilliant photographer, she is extremely organised, something you certainly need from a supplier when planning a wedding – she was without a doubt our most organised supplier and the only one we didn’t once need to pester!

She’s constantly posting advice online not only about how to get the most from your photos but about the planning process itself. Many a time we asked her questions that we’re sure she’d heard hundreds of times before and she’d go into great detail to help us, on top of the informative guides she supplies into what to expect from her on the day.

On the day itself, she was an amazing help – dealing with family members, helping co-ordinate people and capturing so many wonderful moments throughout our day. She blended into the background just enough and our guests were all so complimentary on her friendly personality and her creativity (climbing up a giant ladder in order to get the perfect shot!) She came along with her wonderful assistant and I honestly think we would have been a lot more stressed on the day if Gemma wasn’t there, going above and beyond for us.

Thank you so much for the amazing job you did throughout – we absolutely love our photos as do all our friends and family xx

Leanne and Tom’s wedding at Blake Hall

Gemma & Rowan

We feel so blessed to have come across Gemma when we were on our mindboggling search for a Wedding Photographer! From the point of first contact to our big day in October…and beyond. Gemma has been fabulous! My husband isn’t very comfortable in front of the camera, especially for ”posed’ shots usually but Gemma made him feel at ease during our engagement shoot and on our wedding day which resulted in the most beautiful, natural photos showing genuine love and happiness. We have had so many compliments on our photos and would recommend Gemma to anyone who wants beautiful, romantic shots that will be cherished forever. We both wish Gemma all the success in the world! She truly deserves it xx

Gemma and Rowan’s wedding at The Compasses at Pattiswick

Lauren & Mike

I can’t thank or recommend Gemma enough – our photos are incredible, every little detail of the day was captured from start to finish.

Gemma is a pleasure to work with and really made me feel at ease as I’m not a fan of having my picture taken. From the engagement session to receiving our album at home Gemma was very professional and really got to know us as a couple.

On the day of the wedding it felt like a friend was our photographer and not a supplier, she even helped with a couple of wedding prep bits in the morning. She’s just fantastic!

Lauren and Mike’s wedding at Crondon Park

Laura & Harry

Gemma gave us the most beautiful photos of our wedding day. She captured so many amazing moments on our special day. Her style is truly beautiful, romantic but creative and I would recommend her to anyone! She’s fantastic and totally puts you at ease in front of the camera. Even with a husband who has a ‘Chandler Bing’ smile!

Everyone I spoke to said how lovely she was but equally professional.
If you are looking for an amazing photographer who will give you photos you will treasure forever… choose Gemma x

Laura and Harry’s wedding at Lanwades Hall

Natalie & Chris

Gemma photographed our wedding at Hengrave Hall on 2nd June 2018. She was recommended to us by another local photographer as we wanted something specific, and Gemma’s style was exactly what we were looking for!

Gemma is a very kind and friendly person who can put you at ease straight away. As other people say a shoot before the wedding can feel bit unnerving, and awkward, but Gemma made those feelings go away as soon as we got started. She even managed to get some wonderful shots of us with our spaniel George.

On the day Gemma was so helpful. Always looking at the small details and being around us she felt like one of our family and friends. The photographs we have from the day are so beautiful, we are so thankful we chose Gemma, and can’t recommend her highly enough…

Thank you, Gemma, for everything you did in the build-up and on the day, we know it must be such a lot of work! xoxox

Natalie and Chris’s wedding at Hengrave Hall

Georgia & Andy

Where to start….right from the very first meeting we knew that we would get along like a house on fire! Gemma photographed our wedding in May this year, and we are in love with every single photograph! From the start, communicating with Gemma was a pleasure and she was so very helpful throughout our whole planning journey. Our engagement shoot was so fun and was a great opportunity to get used to the camera. We laughed and joked and we left Mersea knowing we would be absolutely fine on our wedding day! On the day itself, Gemma was so lovely, calm and happy and actually felt more like a friend at our wedding as she fitted right in! (I mean what other photographer learns to ‘floss’ with your Ushers!!) our photographs are the perfect reflection of our day and we can’t wait to use Gemma again at any future events. Thank you so so much Gemma!!

Georgia and Andy’s ceremony at Lavenham Church followed by their reception at Moreves Barn

Charlotte & Ollie

2 years ago when I was searching Facebook for a wedding photographer I knew exactly what I wanted and as soon as I came across you I knew you would be perfect for the vibe I was going for.

Gemma, it has been a pleasure getting to know you over the last 2 and a half years, seeing you go from part-time to fulfilling your dream of becoming a full-time wedding photographer! You are easy to talk to, professional and made us feel so at ease. As a couple that are not very romantic, you made our engagement shoot effortless and fun and even managed to get 2 children involved! (and obviously, the pictures came out amazing) which made us even more excited to see the wedding day pictures and you didn’t disappoint! Thank you so much for everything you have helped us with and the gorgeous pictures we now have forever because of you! X

Charlotte and Ollie’s wedding at Red Brick Barn

Emma & Tom

Gemma was a breath of fresh air to work with amid all the stress involved in organising a wedding. I was quite nervous about the photography element of the day and she made me feel at ease and excited about it all at the engagement shoot which I recommend everyone take advantage of. Most of my family commented on how lovely she was on the day and none of them can decide which pictures to print from our big day because there are so many fantastic ones to pick from! Highly recommend Gemma and have happily shared her details already with family and friends yet to tie the knot :D.

Rainy wedding at Maison Talbooth
Emma and Tom’s wedding at Le Talbooth

Amy & Joe

Gemma photographed our wedding in May (my organisation skills aren’t the best so I’m finally getting round to a review nearly 6 months later!)

I’m not very confident with people taking my photos and always try and hide out of sight so I was slightly worried about being the centr of attention for photographs on my wedding day. But I honestly felt completely at ease with Gemma photographing us, not shy or embarrassed at all. We received our link for the photos really quickly after the wedding which was great and every single one is brilliant!

We are in the process of moving house and can not wait to get some of the photos blown up and framed in our new house.

Thank you, Gemma, for providing us with memories that will last a lifetime.

Amy and Joe’s wedding at The Barn Brasserie

Amy & Adam

We honestly cannot thank Gemma enough. Gemma had offered so much help and support through the wedding planning process and made helped to make the day have such a relaxed atmosphere, we couldn’t have chosen a better photographer if we tired. We have just received the photos from our wedding on 23rd August the online gallery is amazing and so easy to navigate and the photos are unreal. Me and my husband cannot actually put into words how we are feeling right now but It really is true what people say, pictures speak louder than words. We have looked through the photos over and over again and it’s as if we are reliving the best day of our lives.

Amy and Adam’s wedding at Houchins

Emma & Tom

Gemma did an incredible job as our wedding photographer – she was so lovely (and helpful) through all the build up and especially so on the day! Am very happy with the photos (and the album is amazing) – she captured some amazing moments. Couldn’t recommend enough!

Emma and Tom’s wedding at Braxted Park

Eloise & Christian

From the moment I found Gemma’s website, I fell in love with her style – so candid, natural and authentic, and from the moment we first spoke to Gemma I was even more sure she was the photographer for us – she was warm, enthusiastic and really took the time to get to know us as a couple. In all the mayhem of planning a wedding, it was lovely to know that she was only ever an email or Skype call away with words of reassurance and advice.

Nothing was ever too much trouble for Gemma – from her advising me on what sort of confetti looked good, doing the bows on my bridesmaids dresses on the day, sorting out my Dad’s buttonhole and adjusting my dress, Gemma couldn’t have done enough. She was always there to check in with me on the day, making sure I wasn’t too stressed and keeping me calm. We felt so reassured whenever we saw her and Phil during the day – always there to keep a smile on our faces and make us laugh.

We can’t thank Gemma and Phil enough for the incredible job they did capturing our special day. Not only were they there to take photos, they felt like friends who were there to share our day with us, not just document it.

We will be able to treasure the memories forever because of the truly amazing photos you captured, and we hope our paths cross again one day. You guys are such a great duo and a true joy to be in the company of. Thank you for helping to give us the most incredible day of our lives.

Eloise and Christian’s wedding at The Fennes

Katie & Daniel

Gemma did a fantastic job at our wedding. She was friendly and enthusiastic, a pleasure to work with right from the moment we first got in touch with her. The photos are brilliant and we can’t recommend her highly enough to anyone looking for a great photographer!

Katie and Daniel’s wedding at The Compasses at Pattiswick