The Wedding Industry Awards 2013 | Regional Finalist
So one day last summer (I’ve been slow to post this so can’t remember any more specifically than that!) I had an email to say that one of our Bride’s had nominated us for The Wedding Industry Awards 2013. Thanks Laura!
It’s all too easy to be an award-winning wedding photographer but the thing that sets these awards apart is their credibility – the initial round is based purely on what clients think, and they put as much, if not more, emphasis on great service as great photography.
So I set about shamelessly seeking votes. Each of our clients reviewed and scored seven key aspects of the service they received and based on their scores we ‘made’ East Midlands regional finalist in the ‘Best Wedding Photographer’ category.
Sadly we didn’t win the next round but this first stage is what’s most important to us as it’s the bit that’s decided solely by clients.
All the scores and comments are made anonymously but I do get to see them after the awards have ended, and my goodness, I’m happy and very thankful to read all my clients’ lovely comments.
Comments are made anonymously and provided to me in random order so I can’t thank everyone individually for their kind words but a big big thank you to everyone who took the time to vote for us; you’re all very sweet.
If you’re thinking about booking us for your wedding photography and wondering what it would be like to work together, read on!
“Having planned our wedding for over 12 months, we wanted a photographer who would capture all our personal touches, as well as shots of us and our guests enjoying the day. Sarah’s expertise was invaluable and the end result is a stunning collection of photos that amaze us each time we look at them.”
“Sarah has a beautiful nature who makes you feel so at ease and you can see the joy she gets from her work. Her work is just breath-taking; she has a finesse. She catches all these intricate details and intimate moments and so it was the easiest choice I made picking her to photograph my day.”
“I would not fault anything. Sarah was professional, friendly and we hardly realised she was there on the day yet she has captured the whole day beautifully. She really made us feel at ease with her personable approach and pre-wedding shoot. I couldn’t be happier with the finished result.”
“Sarah was amazing right from our initial enquiry after finding her online, through to the pre-wedding shoot & of course our actual wedding day. We are so pleased we found her & could not be happier with the photos. She went the extra mile; especially photoshopping on a missing button on my dress.”
“From the very first meeting working with Sarah was such a pleasure, she was warm, friendly and genuinely excited to hear about and be a part of our wedding. We can’t thank Sarah enough for capturing our day so perfectly with simply stunning photos, we couldn’t be happier.”
“Sarah was a pleasure to deal with throughout and the end result was just what we were looking for. She listens, made everyone feel extremely comfortable and delivered wonderful photos which captured our whole day perfectly. She is an expert in her field and I would definitely recommend her.”
“From our first meeting to picking the photographs for our album, Sarah was exceptionally helpful and made the whole experience stress free. We felt incredibly confident that she would capture our day perfectly. It was a real pleasure to work with her and we will be recommending her to everyone!”
“She is an amazingly talented photographer. She understands what really clients want. Our final album is beyond our expectation.”
“Sarah was absolutely fabulous on the day, unfortunately for Sarah she had food poisoning on the day but had a complete contingency plan in place. As well as arranging for another photographer to turn up on the day, Sarah made it to the church and stood it out all day. That shows pure dedication.”
“Sarah is professional, personable and always eager to help. She was lovely to work with and I know she always wants to ensure that everything she does is quality driven.”
“Sarah planned & executed our day with precision, the day ran seamlessly, even our guests commented on how professional Sarah was. We had fantastic pre & post wedding care too, with Sarah providing honest & consistent dedication to us. Our photographs are priceless to us & our families.”
Why did you decide to book?
“Sarah was recommended by our reception venue. When we researched her work, we loved her style of photography. Her website/blog were really useful to be able to see her portfolio. Then once we met with her, we felt comfortable around her and knew she’d do a great (and discreet) job on the day.”
“Sarah showed us examples of her work and style of images. We were a little jealous that other couples had such a fantastic set of wedding pictures – so much so that we booked Sarah so we could have a similar set ourselves.”
“Like many brides I was a little nervous about having my photo taken but Sarah really made us feel at ease and was really interested in finding out what we wanted from the day. She showed us a great selection of her previous work and talked through all the options. She was so welcoming, friendly and professional that we knew we had found the right photographer.”
“We loved the fact that her photography is individual and tailored to the client’s personality.”
“We had been to many wedding fairs and spoke with many other photographers but their pictures were dated, and very samey. Sarah’s pictures are in a league of their own. We read in one testimonial that she was certainly not the cheapest but that she was the best, and I have to agree. You get what you pay for and much, much more. I could not praise and recommend her enough.”
“When my day ran very late as my father in law got lost with my hairdresser and dress in the car with him, I was worried I wouldn’t have any getting ready photographs but I did and they were beautiful. Sarah even went back to the church at 5pm to get more photographs while we were eating. She is such a professional person with a keen eye for detail. I saw this in her work and that’s why I booked her. Her work honestly speaks for itself.”
“Because I felt she was the best.”
“We bumped into Sarah while at Rushton Hall and were delighted that we did. Sarah has the kind of personality that puts you instantly at ease and I knew that I would feel comfortable with her photographing our day. My initial feelings were further confirmed when we had our first meeting and we were able to view Sarah’s previous work. Her photos are gorgeous and the finished albums really captured the whole day perfectly. Sarah had also photographed at Rushton Hall on many occasions before and her excellent knowledge of the venue made me feel confident that we could get the best photos with limited fuss on the day. In short her friendly demeanour, stunning photos and knowledge of our venue were all contributory factors to why we booked.”
“We booked Sarah because her photographic style was in keeping with the whole feel of our wedding – timeless, classic but with a modern & fun twist. After viewing some of her previous albums at a wedding showcase we were keen to meet with Sarah. Once we met Sarah we thought she was also a lovely lady as well as an amazingly gifted photographer; crucial when you spend virtually the whole of your wedding day with your photographer! She also has a fantastic team around her, which meant we had complete confidence & trust in her service.”