Testimonials

As of August 2016, I have photographed 21 weddings for friends and also friends I didn't know before, ranging from the local registry office near me, to a wedding on the beaches of Laguna, California and the Lake at Vouilliagmeni, Athens.

The below testimonials are a sample of responses from my previous clients.

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Mr. and Mrs. Powell:

"I asked a friend, 'When will I reach the stage when I stop looking at my daughters wedding pictures?'......she replied 'I don't know because I keep looking at them too!!!!!'.....bless. X — feeling great." Angie (Mother of the Bride)

"We are very happy we chose John, the wedding photos are fantastic. We received the photos within a week and the slideshow was a brilliant touch. John blended into the background when needed and didn't take too much of our day. When we needed the family ones they were quick and effective, the family photos are lovely. John caught brilliant, natural moments of guests and the day. Over all, we love our photos and I would recommend John."


 

Mr. and Mrs. Hutton:

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"From the very start I knew we'd made the right choice to go with John. We discussed that we were having a modern non-traditional wedding and the theme and tone of the photos should match. However we still had parents and grandparents and all the obligatory group photos to accomplish but we didn't want to spend hours getting those done!

On the day John spent most of his time moving around like a welcome guest, capturing a number of spontaneous moments that have made our wedding album really seem alive, not just the usual identikit photos you see so often - where it looks like people have just "photoshopped" the heads on! For the group / family shots he was astonishingly good at organising everyone. He was able to wrangle the people for the next shot while taking the current one so that these were taken much faster and without the "photo fatigue" you normally get. The results were great and everybody looks relaxed and wonderfully normal, not a forced smile in sight!

He had offered us a great deal on a full day shoot and John was there for our reception - those photos add great colour and life to our wedding photo album - even if some of them don't make it into the "official" wedding album! I think what I was most impressed with was the time he clearly took with the photos after the day itself. He quickly got us a "greatest hits" set of photos on DVD so that we had some quickly but soon after came the full set. It was a wonderful surprise the way John had managed to elevate some of the shots into pieces of art. Thanks to John our wedding album is now this fantastic collection of spontaneous, beautiful, artistic moments - we can't thank him enough."


 

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Mr. and Mrs. Sembuuze:

"We were thrilled John was the photographer for our wedding. In the months before the big day John took the time to find out our taste and style and considered how to bring out our personalities in the photographs. While John clearly appreciated how important memories of our wedding day would be, he also knew that photographs shouldn't take over the celebrations. This meant that on the day itself he blended himself in with the surroundings and was able to take beautiful natural shots throughout the day. For formal photographs, John has already prepared in terms of where photographs would be set and what sorts of pictures he wanted to take. He was therefore able to work efficiently and did not take up a large amount of time yet captured what we wanted. John was calm throughout and able to be flexible to accommodate changes in schedule, take opportunities as they arose and adapt to the weather. By the time we were back from honeymoon John had already prepared a DVD slideshow of the best wedding photos, which was an incredible reminder of a day that for us went in a flash. We have loved sharing this memory with friends and family. Thank you John for creating such treasured reminders of a special day!"


 

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Mr. and Mrs. Davison:

"Working with John to take our photos on the wedding day was easy, John was so calming and had a sensitive approach to allow a natural flow to the day but also encouraging and helpful. John allowed us to suggest our own ideas, but very important to us, is that he made suggestions for what I now feel are even better photos. We now have an all round collection of photos from the more traditional posed photos through to the refreshing natural photos. The photos are outstanding! I would highly recommend John to everyone. Some of the best stories I tell about our wedding are because of the wonderful moments John captured, he was the perfect photographer for us."


 

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Mr. and Mrs. Ford:

"John did an amazing job for our wedding, picking up on the little details of the day and capturing some truly beautiful moments......."


 

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Mr. and Mrs. Beechener:

"John was really fantastic on our wedding day, putting everybody at ease during the main shots and able to capture the feeling of the day whilst fading into the background. Great memories captured in a natural style and in a professional way with lots of choices on how to have them presented afterwards. We would both highly recommend John."


 

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Mr. and Mrs. Powell: the second Powell wedding

I knew I wanted John to be my wedding photographer for years, before I had even met my husband to be! When the moment came, I asked John if he would travel to Athens to shoot our wedding and he did not hesitate.

John spent a lot of time with us before the wedding discussing the shots we wanted, who the key guests were and even squeezed in a practice 'engagement shoot' which helped us get more comfortable in front of the camera and the photos turned out beautifully.

On the day John worked tirelessly under the July, Grecian sun to capture our special day, including beautiful close up of the details and candid photographs of our guests. Throughout the long day he was focussed and discreet, delivering a series of spontaneous & natural photographs. We were delighted to receive the edited images upon our return from the honeymoon preventing any anticlimax or post wedding blues!

I would highly recommend John and look forward to working with him again in the near future.