Quite often when I read testimonials on websites, I find myself wondering if ’John from Marlow’ (for example) actually wrote the words, and I was skeptical of having a testimonial section to the website.
However, recently a few of my Brides and Grooms have offered their words of support after I was chosen as their wedding photographer and I’m now proud to share the first of many.
Daniel was our wedding photographer at Taplow House Hotel 24th May 2013. When Simon and I first met with Daniel I knew straight away he was the wedding photographer for us. From the very first meeting to receiving our photos he has been absolutely amazing.
A few weeks before our wedding Daniel took Simon and I round the grounds of Taplow House hotel filling our minds with creative ideas for wedding photographs for our special day.
On our wedding day Daniel and Kirsty arrived early at the hotel to capture the bridal preparation photos. I didn’t even know they were there. Daniel and Kirsty blended into the background of the room and took some beautiful photos of the chaos that was unfolding as 5 bridesmaids and very stressed bride tried to get ready.
Despite the continuous rain all-day Daniel and Kirsty came well prepared and made the photos look as if they had been taken on a beautiful clear day.
I cannot thank them enough for all of their hard work before the wedding, during and after. I couldn’t recommend a better, friendlier or more professional wedding photographer. Daniel has given us photo’s better than I could have ever dreamed for.
I have been meaning to do this for so long but after to getting pregnant straight after our wedding my mind has been all over the place.
Firstly I would like to truly thank you from the bottom of my heart for becoming our friend & giving us your services for the day as a present after meeting our youngest daughter Isla & knowing we had struggled & had a rough time dealing with Isla’s heart condition & her open heart surgery.
You are truly a very generous , kind man.
You made us both feel so comfortable from the moment we first met you, I am not a lover of the camera but you made me feel happy & relaxed firstly at our engagement shoot & by the time the big day came round I loved being in front of the camera, think the make up & the dress helped there.
We love our wedding photos & can’t wait to get our photo book. Looking forward to our next meeting for a bump shoot to be followed by a newborn shoot. We’re saying that you will be our wedding photographer forever booking you in now for the christening, holy communions, the girls graduation & what ever life brings!!
Thank you again for everything, it truly means so much.
I will never forget that phone call of you offering your services, the tears i cried & the feeling of knowing there are still truly kind, generous caring people out there & now we can call a person like that a good friend.
Thank you daniel love Angela, Ted & of course Hazel & Isla xxxx
Gillian and James’ VERY kind words:
“Wow!” – If we had to choose one word to sum up 31 Down photography, that would be it. If we were allowed others, they would include “friendly, natural, fun, professional, quality, perfect, artist and passionate…”
We contacted Daniel after checking out the of the style of wedding photography evident from his website, and after the first conversation we knew we had to have him for our wedding photographer – his natural, friendly manner put us at ease from the start.
We cannot thank Daniel and his team enough for the fantastic job they have done in preserving our wedding day memories. We can honestly say that we could not have had a better photographer than Daniel. He has a knack of judging people, balancing banter and tact perfectly, in order to capture the moment in all its subtlety.
Finally, the quality of the finished product, our wedding album is second to none.
The question of the photography budget is going to be individual to every couple, but for us, with 31 Down we certainly feel that they were worth every penny.
Here’s my testimonial from Frankie and Lewis. I was their wedding photographer in 2012 and have remained friends with them long after the wedding day.
“I’m just looking through our 31 Down wedding photo album and I can honestly say looking back, that the pictures and Daniels addition to the day was the most important thing of all.
Sally and Nick
“The fact that we are writing this before receiving our photos’ really say’s it all about Daniel.
When we first met him he had not long started out but made us feel at ease straight away. We had no doubt that he was the right wedding photographer for us, to be able to feel so relaxed with someone straight away is a huge bonus. I know I am not the easiest person to work with as I absolutely hated (past tense now thanks to Daniel!) having my photo taken and would delete/hide any I saw. We now can’t wait to see all the photo’s of our special day.
Everyone commented on how relaxed Daniel and Donna made them feel on the day, it was not like having a wedding photographer at our wedding simply a friend with a very good camera! Thank you for making it more special and giving us the photo’s to remember it by.”
Shaz and Charlie married on the 5th May 2012 and I was thrilled to be their wedding photographer! Here’s their incredibly kind words about us..
Daniel and Donna are the perfect photographers!
After searching through literally every photographer in Hampshire, Surrey, Berkshire and London we were delighted to find them!
They capture the special and the not so special moments with the utmost professionalism and ease of old friends. This is what really makes the photos fantastic- their personalites shine through all the photos and eminate an easy going attitude which in turn makes for great images.
They even went to the expense of a magical midnight confetti shot as a suprise which was truly fantastic and made my wedding album!
Daniels flexilbilty was also hugely appreciated, with timings, locations etc. The presentation book is also FANTASTIC! Well worth the fee for a lifetime of the happiest memories.
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