Right from our first telephone conversation and subsequent meeting, Martin’s professional yet friendly and relaxed manner put me right at ease. He listened and understood exactly what style of photographs Steven and I wanted as a reminder of our special day and talked us through what to expect from him and Julie on our wedding day. I’m not particularly good at having my photograph taken, nor do i enjoy it very much but Martin’s help, advice and encouragement during the pre-wedding shoot at Ogmore- by-Sea diminished any nerves I had and meant that by the morning of the wedding I was ‘ready for my close-up!’
Martin and Julie truly were the dream team at our wedding. Right from the bridal preparations to our first dance Martin and Julie’s calm and focussed approach to wedding photography made everyone look relaxed and happy, including the posing of some of the more awkward family groups together, bravo both! Their passion and enthusiasm for what they do really came across and many guests commented on what a fantastic and fun photographer we had booked!
The most touching thing is that i really feel that Martin and Julie took special care to make sure that Steven and i weren’t just another wedding. They captured our personalities as a couple and as individuals perfectly and the wedding photos really express the emotion, fun and love between us and our daughter Chloe on the day and the special relationships we have with family members and friends.
Thank you so much Martin and Julie for providing us with a beautifully captured wedding day full of special memories that we’ll treasure for years to come.
Love and best wishes
Laura, Steven and Chloe PikeLaura and Steve Pike
There are so many things to choose once you’ve decided on your wedding day! Your marriage will last a lifetime but the special little details which take so much thought and attention can be easily forgotten. That’s why we needed a photographer who would capture all the little details as a lasting reminder. That was Martin!
Martin and Julie were there right from the beginning. They took an interest in us not just as photographers, but as friends. I think that’s what made the day so relaxing. Both Nath and I were keen to have relaxed photographs without too much posing for the camera but the kids had other ideas and were happy to put on a show! Martin managed to capture everyone’s personality.
Looking through our album we can really feel the atmosphere of our wedding day all over again. It’s like a beautiful story and it’s very emotional. A few weeks before the wedding an excited Martin called to say the sun was just right on the seafront for a pre-wedding shoot! We even visited the wedding venue together for a practice session which was great fun and really helped on the day as we had special areas in mind for some great shots.
On the morning of the wedding Martin managed to capture the atmosphere and the build up of emotion. Julie was fantastic with kind words to calm the nerves! The whole service was captured perfectly yet we were really unaware that a photographer was even there! Martin and Julie were so organised and unimposing and some of our favourite shots were taken without us even realising! I think Martin and Julie’s friendly, laid back approach helped everyone relax in front of the camera and that really comes across in the album. The hardest thing of all was choosing the photographs for the album itself!
By the time we came back from our Honeymoon, Martin had created the most perfect combination of shots and had included absolutely every detail from the lacing up of my dress and the buttoning of Nathan’s cuffs, to the first dance and the twirling of the dresses! It’s one of our most treasured possessions, we can truly say we’ll never forget a single detail.
Thank you Martin & Julie for your special attention and for sharing our wedding day and preserving it forever!
Love Sam & Nathan xxSam and Nathan Bennet
Martin and Julie were amazing!!
Martin’s passion and chilled attitude came across from the first meeting, he was enthusiastic about our plans for the wedding and he put us both at ease. We got a much better feel for how the day would work after Martin took us on our pre-wedding shoot in the grounds where the reception would be held, again his method was relaxed, un-complicated and fun.
On the day, Martin and Julie were fantastic, they fitted in with the other guests at the wedding which was great, and got some beautiful shots. We can’t say how much it meant to us, it really went a long way to making the day complete. Martin took time to understand the theme of the wedding and created shots at locations that he thought expressed this, we were pleased that he had done this as we would not have been confident or adventurous enough to have asked for it.
The comments we received from all our guests were fantastic, we both just want to say thank you to you for making it so easy, fun and memorable. As for the quality of Martin’s work, I think that if you look at his portfolio it truly speaks for itself. If you are going to trust someone with the most important day in your life you should look no further than Martin and his team.Jason and Sue Gregory