Destination Wedding Photography Testimonial | Holly & Philip
Wow – Just received this epic destination wedding photography testimonial from Philip & Holly! What follows is all their words. This makes me happy.
We first met Steven at a wedding fair at the Bristol hotel at the end of summer 2013, we had made a decision that we would rely on the photographer at the venue and photos from family and friends to capture pictures of the day for us, so we weren’t there looking for a photographer but we are so glad we found Steven.
The first thing that stood out was the quality of the images and the presentation. Secondly he didn’t pester us at any point. This was very refreshing and put us at ease as every wedding fair we had been to including that one, we were jumped on and pressurised in some cases.
We gave him our contact details and date of the wedding and left thinking it would be nice to have him there but we couldn’t afford to have a photographer as our wedding was in Turkey.
Some months later Steven invited us to a meeting and explained what he had planned as regards flying out to Turkey to photograph our day. We were very pleasantly surprised and again, no hard sell. We saw more examples of his work and were very impressed.
Holly (my wife) phoned him the next day to say we’d love him to do the photography and in May of 2014 we met again for our engagement shoot, he brought his lighting engineer (the lovely Tif) with him. They are both very friendly and even with all the equipment we were always comfortable and at ease. They gave very good advice on how to stand or how to walk, how to act up for the camera to produce a top quality and natural result. He always showed us the pictures he’d taken at various points during that day.
We spoke about the order of events for the wedding day and what pictures we wanted that afternoon and he gave us ideas for other things that could be done which we liked and some are included in our album.
Steven and Tif arrived a few days before the wedding and met our guests and had a drink with us but also took some pictures of an event we had planned that day which was very kind of them.
On the day they spent the morning with the bridal party and then met with me to do some pictures of me putting my shirt and tie on etc. All very calm and well organised.
Our wedding was early evening to take advantage of the fantastic sunset in Olu Deniz. Steven and Tif mixed really well with our guests and it was a joy to have them there. They chatted socially with our guests when there were no photo opportunities.
Steven brought a lot of fancy equipment with him and he put it all to good use. He uses premium quality lenses and camera body’s, you can really see it when you look at the results, they are very sharp and very colourful. He has a very flashy flash too and many people were asking him about it. He was more than happy to talk about it.
Finally a few weeks later he came over to our place with Tif and showed us the pictures after post production. And spoke about options for albums. Again he was not pushy in any way and as a result we ordered ten extra mini albums to give as gifts for our guests. He also explained he had asked Tif to marry him a couple of days after the wedding and she said yes!
The albums came before Steven had promised and although there was a problem with the parents albums, Steven had this sorted very quickly and again those albums were back and perfect long before promised.
Also Hollys parents have had a large canvas printed which is still very sharp despite its size, they love it!
We are thoroughly happy with everything Steven and Tif did for us, all of our requests were catered for, any time we had a question he was happy to help, even a query about my own camera! We can’t recommend Steven enough.
Our best wishes for your wedding in 2015!
Philip and Holly