Client review | Colin & Hannah
It’s official! I have the most wonderful clients! Some very sweet thoughts from Colin and Hannah on their wedding photography…
“Our biggest worry about our wedding photography when we began searching for a photographer was that our guests would be kept waiting whilst group shots were being taken. We also weren’t keen on having photos which were too ‘set-up’ and unnatural looking. Fortunately, we knew before our wedding day that we didn’t need to worry about this as we had seen Sarah in action at a wedding and knew that she manages the arrangement of group shots brilliantly. We had also met with Sarah a few weeks before the wedding and had agreed the range of group shots that would be taken and the timing of these. Sarah’s expertise and insight were actually a massive help in terms of working out realistic timings for the whole day – not just for the photographic aspect.
We chose Sarah on a recommendation from my brother. In all honestly, due to a couple of sizeable unforeseen costs we were considering not having an ‘official’ photographer and relying on the photos taken by our guests on their phones (yes, this was a serious idea!). However, Sarah is the wife of an old school friend of my brother’s and he had looked at the website and was very impressed. Being the lovely (and extremely generous) brother that he is, he offered to pay for our wedding photography. Using Sarah Vivienne Photography was not a stipulation of the offer, but once we had viewed pictures and a video from the website, we could see why my brother was impressed. We then had a chance meeting with Sarah at a close friend’s wedding, and that was it, we were sold! We both really liked the non-intrusive way in which Sarah and her co-photographer worked, which was something that was really important to us.
The viewing of our wedding photos was our best bit. We had just come back from our honeymoon and were definitely suffering from post-wedding/honeymoon blues! Seeing our wedding pictures for the first time was the pick-me-up we needed. We couldn’t wait to share the photos with our families and friends, and seeing the pictures helped us to see our wedding day from a whole new perspective.
We nearly made the grave mistake of not having a wedding photographer due to financial constraints. We were very lucky to find Sarah Vivienne Photography, and to see Sarah & her team in action before we booked. You will always have many memories of your wedding which a photographer cannot capture, however, having a great photographer for those which can be captured is essential in our opinion.
We were also pleased that we decided to have an additional photographer who was able to ensure that our wedding day was documented from all angles. The whole experience with Sarah Vivienne Photography was everything we needed it to be: communication was quick and clear, meetings to discuss our needs were well-timed and reassuring and the advice given was obviously based on the wealth of experience and expertise that Sarah has.
Before the wedding, we genuinely only had two photos on display in our home of the two of us (and those were hidden away in our bedroom). I counted yesterday, and we have 19 of Sarah and Abby’s photo’s around the house (which is not including the three photo canvases which are on the wall leading up the stairs, the pictures on my phone case and the ones featured in the calendar on the kitchen wall!). Personally, I don’t often like photos of myself, however, I LOVE our wedding photos and we have had so many compliments on them. We both enjoy being surrounded (quite literally) by so many beautiful reminders of our wedding day. We couldn’t have been happier with the service we received. In the words of Colin’s Granny, the photos were “Perfection”. “