A personal thank you from the heart is an amazing gift and I’ve been lucky enough to have my fair share over the years. Here are a few of my favorites from past clients, some of which have now become great friends.
Wesley & Chloe
" We had Steve capture our big day, and although we had already seen how good he is from his previous work, we cannot describe just how pleased we are with everything about him and how he works. Our photos themselves were fantastic, and the 'teaser' photo he sent us 2 wks after, whilst on honeymoon, was simply incredible and left us itching to see the rest. This really helped having something to look forward to after the comedown of wedding and honeymoon blues.
I can only compliment steve on being so patient with me being a diva and telling him to only catch me on my 'good' side
the meetings with steve post booking him, and prior to our day were great. We got to know him on a personal level, so that he was more a friend on the day than someone we had hired. His character, sense of humour, and ability to just blend in with the guests are all great traits that made him so popular with everyone. Trying to organise 125 people to get photos isnt an easy task, but he really was seamless throughout the day. Still to this day we love looking back at all the photos.
We genuinely couldnt recommend Steve enough. His photos speak for themselves, but you arent just hiring someone for the end product, its everything on the day and beforehand too. Steve really does tick every box "
Mike & Chloe
" We spent a long time looking for a photographer. When I say a long time I really mean it; we looked through the works of more than 50 photographers and came up with a shortlist of just 3 that we felt matched what we were looking for. We aren't posey people so wanted a photographer that captured the natural aspects of the day. We wanted someone who cared about the details on our day despite the fact they must see the same stuff every single week. Most of all we wanted quality photos. Some people will tell you that it's not worth it as the photos 'just end up in a box under your bed'. I cannot say how much I wholeheartedly disagree with this sentence. Despite the fact that we love our photos and are therefore going to have them plastered all over our house, even if this wasn't the case and we did just stick them in a box somewhere, they stand as your only real reminder of the day....a reminder of how much people laughed at the speeches, of all the moments you missed and didn't get the opportunity to see, of all the little details that you had spent the last year meticulously planning, and most of all, a reminder of how madly in love and insanely happy you were on day. They are the only way you can properly and fully share all of the amazing memories of your day with your friends and family, your future children. That is of course, as long as you choose a really good photographer, one who prides them self on quality and takes top notch photos!
So that leads us onto Steve. From the minute we met him we knew he was the one for us! We had never met before but despite this ended up chatting like old friends. Steve put us at ease from the offset and his attention to detail was evident from the start (he had even already looked up the moon cycle for the day of our wedding which was still another 17 months away). At the meeting we got to look through actual wedding albums, not just the 'best' shots that have been taken. This gave us a real feel for what our own photos could look like. We felt so relaxed around him, something that is really important. You spend a lot of time with your photographer on the day, so I highly recommend picking someone you actually get on with. We both left the meeting saying that he's someone we'd totally go up the pub with!
During the booking process and the lead up to the wedding Steve was more than happy to answer any questions we had and we were never made to feel that our questions were silly, no matter how stupid they seemed!
Steve being the organised person he is, then arranged a pre-meeting with us about 9 months before our big day to discuss the finer details. We went through everything from start to finish and we came away remembering exactly why we had picked him in the first place.
So fast forward to the big day....Steve was everything (and more) we could have hoped for. He came in and just cracked straight on. He worked round the craziness of everyone getting ready in the same place and wasn't phased by our mums talking about their knickers!! The group shots were done in a quick and efficient manner which was perfect - we got all the shots we wanted without it taking hours or the guests getting bored. During the moments that it was just Mike and I, he tried to give us our space and keep at a distance, all whilst still taking cracking photos. So many people have since commented on how good Steve was on the day which I think is a huge compliment in itself (no disrespect but who usually notices the photographer?!)
And the photos..... wow! They are amazing, we honestly can't thank him enough. The photo quality is superb, and the photos themselves are a work of art!
So as you may have guessed we highly recommend Steve! From his attention to detail and organisational flair, to his passion for photography and friendly nature, to his natural ability to not only take amazing photographs but to also try something new and it just work! If you are currently trying to decide who to book then we highly recommend you check out his photos. They honestly do speak for themself and if that's not enough then have a coffee with him and I guarantee you'll be sold. Stevo, you're a legend, thanks for everything dude! "
Matthew & Georgie
" Holy shit!, Stevo my man!! So, Gand i have gone through the pics (and two packs of jaffa cakesand half a pack of hobnobs) and words really can't do justice how impressed and happy we are with the photos you've taken. You've truly managed to capture our wedding day in the most spectacular way. Seriously mate the photos are insane! "
Dan & Nicola Kemp
"So come home to a package today. The Wedding Photos have arrived and they are awesome!!!! We've spent all night looking through the 900 amazing photos and memories from our perfect day.
Steve Barber you are incredibly talented and we cant thank you enough. Such a professional and above all great guy"
Maerii & Neil Challis
" Thanks Steve for being the most amazing wedding photographer of all time. You captured such amazing moments from our wedding and were so brilliant to work with. All we can say is a massive thank you! I would recommend you over and over ❤ "
Tina & Darren Medcraft
" We'd really like to take the opportunity to say a massive thank you for helping in making our wedding day as special as it was. After waiting for Darren to arrive home we wasted no time in opening up our package and getting the pictures up on the computer. We were both made up with what we saw. You have made it so difficult for us to choose our favorites.
I'd also like to say that most people commented on how great you were at organizing everyone, and just how good you were on the day. So again thank you. "Darren and Tina Medcraft x
Katie & Craig Hattley
Wow!!! "Thank you" just doesn't seem to cover it. These photos are fab - we're so pleased. It is our absolute pleasure that we chose you to capture our special day - you made us feel so at ease in front of the camera, all our guests commented on how good you were, and we couldn't be happier with the results!!
We actually received your email yesterday when we arrived back at Gatwick - what a perfect end to the honeymoon.
Once again, we are absolutely thrilled and can't thank you enough. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend you so as soon as anyone we know gets engaged we'll be sure to give them your details!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
Mr and Mrs Hattley! :)
Andy & Paula
"Thank you Steve for helping to make our day truly awesome. Steve's passion for his work is obvious. From our first meeting through to the day of our eedding Steve was a true professional, but more than that he is a really nice fellow. You made everyone so relaxed. His planning and timing were perfect and the results show in our fabulous pictures, which we will treasure for years to come.
You made the day flow so well Steve and you are the master of being there to capture all those special moments, even the dog pooh! without ever getting in the way and that is a skill. Many thanks Steve and we hope your diary is full for years to come.
All the very best Steve"
Andy & Paula Roberts
Chelsey & Mark Lowrey
"Just want to say a huge thank you to you and Gemma for all you did for our wedding the photos were amazing! "
Chelsey & Mark xxx
Kerry & Simon
" wow wow wow! Steve thank you so much for our amazing wedding photos, they are more than we could have hoped for. We had such a great time having you there on the day, it felt right when we met you and honestly made our wedding complete having you there. We love our photos and can’t wait to start getting some of the night shots up on the wall at home."
Big hugs, Kerry & Simon x
Claire & Olly Freemantle
" Hi Steve, I have had so many friends/family compliment our photos of the wedding but one in particular just said to me if I wasn't already married and could organize again she would definitely be after you as she's seen nothing like it before 😀 - I just wanted to let you know - also can I say not only were you an amazing photographer I felt you was part of my wedding as a friend - thank you so much again x "
Pete & Sarah
" We cant thank you enough for our photos Steve, I can't believe how much you managed to capture on the day! Pete can't remember half of these shots but I’m sure that has something more to do with the cider! :) Thanks again Steve, amazing work."
Hazel & Adam
" Steve where do i start!? When we sat down to look through our album the photos were amazing! The shots from the ceremony made me cry! We also love the group shots and the shots with just us in the venues gardens. we are having a nightmare choosing our favorite shots for the canvas prints you are doing for us so please bear with us while I win Adam over :) Thanks again Steve we will recommend you every time! xx "
Deborah & Olly
" Steve you have done such an incredible job, we cant thank you enough and just wanted to say thank you once again for our amazing wedding photos! everybody loved you on the day and we have had so many compliments on our photographs. You went over and above to stay a bit longer and have made our day one we will always treasure. Big hugs Deb & Olly xx "